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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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Mike Pence speaks during the Faith and Freedom Presidential Town Hall at the Iowa Events Center on Sept. 16, 2023. The event had ten Republican candidates speak for a crowd of over 1,000. Pence highlighted issues like his stance on abortion and the banning of gender affirming care.

GOP presidential hopefuls talk abortion at evangelical town hall on Saturday

Grace Katzer and Natalie Miller September 17, 2023

Republican presidential hopefuls talked faith and Christianity during the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s fall banquet on Saturday. Evangelical Christians make up 37 percent of Iowa Republicans,...

U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, speaks to supporters during a watch party for the 2022 Iowa midterm elections at Spare Time in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Hinson is up for reelection for her seat in the house against state Sen. Liz Mathis, D-Hiawatha. Because of redistricting, Hinson is now battling for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, previously she held the seat for the 1st Congressional District. Hinson announced her victory after Mathis conceded.

U.S. House passes bill prohibiting bans on gas-powered vehicles

Liam Halawith, Senior News and Politics Editor September 14, 2023

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday prohibiting bans on the sale of gas-powered vehicles. Iowa’s federal delegation in the House supported the bill, with all four voting in favor...

Sen. Joni Ernst listens to questions from the Daily Iowan Politics Team in her office in the Russell Office Building in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

Ernst calls for Washington federal employees to come back to work in person

Liam Halawith, Senior News and Politics Editor September 13, 2023

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, introduced legislation Wednesday to require federal employees to report to work in person.  A July Government Accountability Office analysis of workforce trends found...

Former President and 2024 presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the annual Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday, July 28, 2023.

Former President Donald Trump to attend the Cy-Hawk game on Saturday

Liam Halawith, Senior News and Politics Editor September 5, 2023

Former President Donald Trump announced Tuesday afternoon that he will attend the Iowa-Iowa State CyHawk game this Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. According to a news release from the Trump...

Aug 24, 2023; Atlanta, GA, USA; This handout booking photo provided by the Fulton County Sheriffs Office shows Donald Trump after he surrendered and was booked. Former President Donald Trump, and 18 others were indicted on 41 charges related to their efforts to overturn the 2020 US Presidential election.

Former President Trump booked at Georgia jail

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor August 24, 2023

Former President Donald Trump surrendered to authorities in Georgia on Thursday evening for his plot to overturn the results of the 2020 election.  His mugshot was taken at the Fulton County Jail...

Florida Governor and 2024 presidential candidate Ron DeSantis speaks during the annual Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday, July 28, 2023.

Iowa politicians react to first GOP presidential debate

Grace Katzer, Politics Reporter August 24, 2023

Republican presidential candidates fought for the spotlight during the first GOP presidential debate of the primary season on Wednesday. In Iowa, all eyes were on the debate as many Republicans remain...

Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis walks with fairgoers during the 2023 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023.

Some Iowa voters look for Trump alternative

Liam Halawith, Senior Politics and News Editor August 22, 2023

Iowa Republican voters got a taste of who their nominee could be at the Iowa State Fair this month. Former President Donald Trump visited the fair on Aug. 12 and casts a large shadow over the race,...

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks with Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley during the 2023 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023.

Reynolds talks southern border during Eagle Pass visit Monday

Grace Katzer, Politics Reporter August 21, 2023

Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds joined four other Republican governors in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Monday afternoon to call for the Biden Administration to act on the “assault on our democracy.” Reynolds’...

Democratic candidate in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District Christina Bohannan speaks during a Democratic watch party at Big Grove Brewery and Taproom in Iowa City on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. “We have to carry on. You know, dont be discouraged. Dont be discouraged. I know some of the results tonight have been discouraging but dont give up,” Bohannan said. “We have to pick ourselves up dust ourselves on and we must carry on.”

Bohannan launches second bid for 1st Congressional District

Liam Halawith, Senior Politics and News Editor August 15, 2023

Democrat Christina Bohannan announced plans Tuesday to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks for a second time.  Bohannan, a former state representative and University of Iowa...

United States Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks answers questions at West High School in Iowa City on Monday, August 14, 2023. (Cody Blissett/The Daily Iowan)

Miller-Meeks talks abortion policy, government shutdown at Iowa City town hall

Liam Halawith, Senior Politics and News Editor August 15, 2023

Iowa Republican U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks called for accountability and the “rule of law” at a town hall in Iowa City on Monday night.  Miller-Meeks fielded a range of questions Monday...

2024 presidential candidate Larry Elder places his hand on his chest during Ashley Hinson’s BBQ Bash at Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Sunday, August 6, 2023.

Longshot candidates take the stage on day two of Iowa State Fair

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor August 11, 2023

Rain or shine, more presidential candidates made their way to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on Friday as they make their last few campaign stops ahead of the first Republican debate on Aug. 22. A...

Former President and 2024 presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the annual Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday, July 28, 2023.

Republican candidates focus on variety of issues including Biden, education at Lincoln Dinner

Alejandro Rojas, Summer Editor August 1, 2023

On one of the hottest days of the summer, dozens upon dozens of people dressed all in black scurried around a large banquet hall preparing tables. Placing glasses of water, plates of decadent food,...

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