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Members of the audience cheer as Pete Buttigeig takes the stage at the Bell Center following the closing of the polls on Monday, February 3, 2020. The Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws panel voted to strip Iowa of its first-in-the-nation status on Friday.

South Carolina officially replaces Iowa, ending first-in-the-nation status

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter February 5, 2023

The Democratic National Committee announced Saturday that the newly approved primary calendar removes Iowa’s first-in-the-nation status. The presidential nomination process will now start in South...

Gov. Kim Reynolds high fives House Speaker Pro Tempore John H. Wills, R-District 10 before she signs the House File 68 in the rotunda of the Iowa State Capitol Building on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.in the rotunda of the Iowa State Capitol Building on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.

School choice becomes nationwide conservative priority

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor January 31, 2023

Iowa is one of the first GOP-led states in the U.S. to expand access to private K-12 education with state taxpayer funds after Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law “school choice” legislation on Jan....

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.

This week in Iowa politics | Hinson appointed bipartisan committee investigating China’s influence in the U.S.

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor January 26, 2023

Rep. Ashley Hinson, a Republican from Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, was appointed to the Bipartisan Select Committee investigating competition between the U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party. Hinson...

United Action for Youth, or UAY, walks during the Iowa City Pride Parade in Iowa City on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Over 900 people walked in the parade.

House passes Respect for Marriage Act

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter December 8, 2022

The U.S. Congress passed the “Respect for Marriage Act” on Thursday with support from three of Iowa’s four representatives. The bill passed 258-169 after the legislation passed the U.S. Senate...

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, speaks during President Joe Biden’s visit at the POET Bioprocessing ethanol plant in Menlo, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Axne attended the visit with Biden.

House passes defense bill to end military vaccine mandate, Rep. Cindy Axne bill to reduce rural homelessness

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter December 8, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an $858 billion spending bill on Thursday to fund the Department of Defense for fiscal 2023 and ended the U.S. military COVID-19 vaccine mandate.   The...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, exits the stage after giving a reelection speech during a watch party for Iowa Republicans on Election Day at the Hilton Downtown in Des Moines on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Grassley won reelection and will serve an eight term in the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Chuck Grassley wants to inform prospective college students on true costs of college

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter December 7, 2022

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, calls for reform on how colleges inform their students about tuition costs. Grassley has been a critic of President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan, but says...

Members of the audience cheer as Pete Buttigeig takes the stage at the Bell Center following the closing of the polls on Monday, February 3, 2020.

‘Calendar chaos:’ An uncertain future for Iowa Democrats

Liam Halawith, Politics reporter December 6, 2022

Iowa Democrats are uncertain of future party organization following the Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws panel vote on Friday to upend the early presidential nominating calendar ahead...

Senator Bernie Sanders, I-V.T. supporters wait for the results first round of counting at the 62 precinct of Des Moines in the Fieldhouse on the Drake campus on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. 849 people came out to caucus, and after the first round of counting, Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. lead the precinct with 212 votes. Sanders finished second in the caucuses with 26.1% of state convention delegates, 0.1% less than winner Pete Buttigieg.

DNC expected to kick Iowa out of early nominating calendar

Emily Delgado and Liam Halawith December 2, 2022

This is a developing story check back for updates.  The Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws committee voted on Friday afternoon to move Iowa out of the early nomination window for...

President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands at the conclusion of a joint press conference at the White House for a state visit. The Presidents of France and United States will meet about a variety of issues during the bilateral meetings.

Biden: South Carolina should replace Iowa in the presidential nomination calendar

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter December 1, 2022

President Joe Biden recommended taking Iowa out of the early presidential nominating window and giving Iowa’s spot to South Carolina for the first Primary election in the country, according to a...

President Joe Biden speaks during his visit at the POET Bioprocessing ethanol plant in Menlo, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Biden also commneted on infrastructure investments to help rural communities.

Biden extends student loan payment pause to June 2023

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter November 23, 2022

The White House announced Tuesday it will extend the pause on student loan debt payment to the middle of 2023. This extension comes amid legal battles over President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness...

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst and Sen. Chuck Grassley are pictured above.

Grassley, Ernst split on same-sex marriage vote

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter November 17, 2022

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley voted against a bill codifying same-sex and interracial marriages into federal law. Grassley was joined by 36 other senators in opposing the measure, while 62 senators in a...

The 45th President Donald J. Trump speaks at his media event in the ballroom at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on November 15, 2022.

Trump announces bid for 2024 presidency

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor November 15, 2022

Former President Donald Trump is making a run for the White House again, he announced on Tuesday night in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.  “In order to make America great again I am announcing my candidacy,”...

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