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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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Iowa politicians mourn death of former Secretary of Iowa Agriculture Bill Northey

Iowa politicians mourn death of former Secretary of Iowa Agriculture Bill Northey

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor February 5, 2024

Bill Northey, the former Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, died on Monday. He was 64. Northey served as Iowa's...

Grassley, other lawmakers request investigation into rocky FAFSA rollout

Grassley, other lawmakers request investigation into rocky FAFSA rollout

Alejandro Rojas, News Editor January 25, 2024

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley is joining other federal lawmakers in requesting the Government Accountability Office to investigate the rocky rollout of the updated Free Application for Federal Student Aid,...

Attendees wait for Iowa caucuses to begin at Clear Creek Elementary School in Oxford, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. Trump led the precinct with 32 votes.

Iowa experts speculate future of the first-in-the-nation caucuses

Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter January 22, 2024

Following changes to the Iowa Democratic caucuses and a record-low voter turnout across the board, the future of the first-in-the-nation contest seems uncertain. While the spirit of the Iowa caucuses...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis waves during DeSantis Caucus Night Watch Party at the Sheraton in West Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024.

Ron DeSantis suspends campaign, endorses Trump almost a week post-Iowa caucuses

Natalie Miller, Politics Reporter January 21, 2024

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended his presidential campaign on Sunday and endorsed former President Donald Trump less than a week after the Iowa caucuses.  DeSantis dropped his campaign after...

Caucusgoers Rosalina and Dave Legg volunteer before the caucus begins at East High School in Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. Precinct Officials and volunteers set up as early caucus-goers entered the cafeteria.

Iowa caucuses see record-low voter turnout

Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter January 16, 2024

Over 100,000 Iowans braced frigid temperatures and snow-laden roads to caucus in the Iowa Republican caucuses on Monday, however, the number is on the decline from previous caucuses. The freezing temperatures...

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks with members of the media after Gov. Kim Reynolds Fair-Side Chats during the Iowa State Fair at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023.

Asa Hutchinson drops primary bid following disappointing caucus results

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor January 16, 2024

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced he suspended his Republican primary campaign on Tuesday after disappointing turnout in the Iowa caucuses on Monday night.   Hutchinson campaigned...

An attendee watches Fox News coverage of the Iowa caucuses before a watch party for Nikki Haley at the Marriott on Jordan Creek Pkwy in West Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024.

Pundits react to Iowa Republican caucuses, Trump win and race for second

Natalie Dunlap, Assitant Digital Editor January 16, 2024

Monday’s caucuses brought media attention from across the nation to Iowa. The caucus results served as a temperature check on Republican voter loyalty to former President Donald Trump as he faces...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis waves during DeSantis Caucus Night Watch Party at the Sheraton in West Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024.

DeSantis follows far behind Trump with second place in caucuses

Alejandro Rojas, Natalie Miller, and Roxy Ekberg January 16, 2024

DES MOINES — In the political tug-of-war for second place, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came out on top during the Iowa Republican caucuses. In the days leading up to the caucuses on Monday, DeSantis...

Liliana Corbett adjusts merchandise during a campaign event for Republican Presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024. Ramaswamy spoke to over a hundred supporters about his values and ideas on topics involving veteran care, climate change, and the First Amendment.

Ramaswamy suspends campaign after dismal Iowa Republican caucuses results

Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter January 16, 2024

DES MOINES — Ohio biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy suspended his campaign following lackluster Iowa caucus results Monday night.  In a crowded room at the Surety Hotel in Des Moines, the...

Former President Donald Trump speaks during his caucus night watch party at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. Republican voters assembled statewide to participate in the caucuses despite the cold and extreme winter weather across the state. Trump’s early victory and dominant position before the start of caucus night proved to be true as 51 percent of Republicans voted for Trump’s appearance in the 2024 presidential election as of 10:20 p.m. At the event, Trump spoke to over 300 supporters at his watch party about his goals and putting America first.

Trump trounces challengers with over 30 point lead in Iowa caucuses

Liam Halawith, Senior News and Politics Editor January 16, 2024

DES MOINES — Former President Donald Trump thrashed his challengers Monday night, winning the Iowa Republican caucuses with over half of the vote, according to unofficial results.   “I want...

City council member Mazahir Salih collects donations from caucusgoers during the Iowa Democratic caucuses at City High School in Iowa City on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024.

Iowa Democrats regroup at unorthodox caucus

Jack Moore, Assistant News Editor January 15, 2024

Over 50 Democrats gathered inside the pocket of warmth in Iowa City High School, but unlike previous years, no caucus votes were cast.  While winter winds bit at the skin of Iowans across the state...

Caucus-goer Laura Swart fills out her voter registration during the Iowa caucuses at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, Jan. 15th, 2024. (Carly Schrum/The Daily Iowan)

JoCo Republican caucusgoers back Haley, wins by one vote

Shreya Reddy, News Reporter January 15, 2024

While Iowa City resident Jeff Naftzger caucused for Nikki Haley at Southeast Junior High on Monday, former President Donald Trump remained at the forefront of his mind ahead of caucus results.  “Trump...

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