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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks during Ashley Hinson’s BBQ Bash at the Linn County Fairgrounds Sunday, August 28, 2022.

Sen. Grassley on federal 15-week abortion ban: ‘this is a state issue’

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor September 14, 2022

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said abortion “is a state issue” in response to a proposed federal 15-week abortion ban from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina.  “Finally, after 50 years,...

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough speaks with the media during his visit to Iowa City on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. McDonough met with University of Iowa Student Veterans during a roundtable discussion on the PACT Act implementation and access to VA programs. McDonough explained that it is very predominant that schools have what they had today and expressed, “One of our leaders of our veteran experience office, which allows us using date from every single interaction with veterans, helps us inform how we take care of our customers, which is at the end of the day how we should be conducting our business.” (Isabella Cervantes/The Daily Iowan)

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough visits UI student veterans

Colin Votzmeyer, News Reporter September 13, 2022

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough met with University of Iowa student veterans in the Iowa Veteran Education, Transition, and Support (IVETS) group to talk about programs and resources...

President Joe Biden speaks during his visit at the POET Bioprocessing ethanol plant in Menlo, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

How President Biden’s new student loan plan could affect midterm voter turnout

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter September 11, 2022

Both the Republican and Democratic parties are preparing for higher voter turnout among young for the November midterm election. The unveiling of the Biden-Harris Administration Student Debt Relief...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, meets with Queen Elizabeth II when she delivered her 1991 address to Congress.

Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96, Iowa politicians react to her death

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter September 8, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday, after serving as the British monarch for 70 years.  Her son, Prince Charles of Wales, will take the throne after his mother’s death and will become Britain's...

President Joe Biden speaks during his visit at the POET Bioprocessing ethanol plant in Menlo, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

Biden’s new student loan plan will forgive up to $20,000 in debt

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter August 24, 2022

President Joe Biden announced a new student loan plan on Wednesday which includes forgiving up to $20,000 in federal student loans per borrower and extends the pause on loan repayment until the end...

A Downtown Block Party attendee raises their cup to protesters during “Night of Rage,” an abortion-rights protest, in Iowa City on Saturday, June 25, 2022. The protest started at the Pentacrest with speakers, then, protesters marched through Iowa City.

Dobbs decision prompts GOP leadership to cut down abortion access in Iowa

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter August 23, 2022

Iowa Republicans are making headway in their attempts to restrict abortion in the state. Republicans’ efforts, however, are stalled while pending Johnson and Polk County court cases make their way through...

Fact Check | Zach Nunn falsely claims Cindy Axne sought to defund police

Fact Check | Zach Nunn falsely claims Cindy Axne sought to defund police

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor July 20, 2022

If your time is short: Iowa Republican congressional candidate Zach Nunn claimed in a Breitbart interview that his Democratic incumbent opponent, Cindy Axne, has sought to defund police by taking...

Natalie Sherman yells a chant during an abortion-rights protest in Des Moines following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V. Wade on Friday, June 24, 2022. Protesters marched from Central Academy’s campus to Gov. Kim Reynolds mansion on Terrace Hill.

Protesters gather in Des Moines in response to Supreme Court decision

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor June 24, 2022

A diverse crowd of couples, friends, and families gathered at Central Academy in Des Moines to protest the overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday. Chants of “My body, my choice” and “F***Kim Reynolds”...

The United States Supreme Court Building is seen on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

Iowa politicians respond to the overturning of Roe v. Wade

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter June 24, 2022

The United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade with a 6-3 vote, stating that access to abortion is not protected by the Constitution. This decision will remove the federal right to receive...

Iowa House Minority Leader Jennifer Konfrst, D-Windsor Heights, responds to reporters at a press conference at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Iowa Democratic leaders defend Iowa’s first in the nation caucus

Emily Delgado, News Reporter June 23, 2022

Iowa Democratic leaders defended the Iowa Caucus’ place in the early window of the presidential nomination process. The leaders pitched a plan to make the Iowa caucus system simpler at the Democratic...

Fact Check | Blaming one legislator for accident ignores a lot

Fact Check | Blaming one legislator for accident ignores a lot

Lyle Muller June 17, 2022

It took just one week for the first attack ad to appear in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District campaign between incumbent U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne and state Sen. Zach Nunn, the Republican nominee challenging...

Fact Check | Hard to pin down growing cost of unused border materials

Fact Check | Hard to pin down growing cost of unused border materials

Nina Baker, PolitiFact Reporter June 16, 2022

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said in a May newsletter that millions of Americans’ tax dollars are being spent on unused border wall materials at the U.S.-Mexico border. The total amount of money has...

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