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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

The Daily Iowan

City High School seniors Penelope Wilmoth and Vivian Shields yell a chant during a pro-Palestinian demonstration to demand a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas War at the Courtyard by Marriott in Iowa City, Iowa, on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Hundreds of pro-Palestinian supporters from Iowans for Palestine and several other activist groups demonstrated outside while U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., and U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, spoke inside the hotel for a campaign fundraiser.

Pro-Palestine protesters call on Miller-Meeks, Speaker Johnson for an end of U.S. aid to Israel

Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter April 28, 2024

More than 200 pro-Palestine protesters lined the bridge outside the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in University Heights outside of U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks’, R-Iowa, campaign reception with...

House Speaker Mike Johnson speaks at a fundraiser for U.S. Representative Marionette Miller-Meeks on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Around 200 protesters gathered on the bridge outside the Marriott Courtyard where the fundraiser took place to criticize the speakers’ stance on Palestine.

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson visits IC to support Miller-Meeks campaign

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor April 28, 2024

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson’s visit at Iowa Republican U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ campaign reception Sunday comes as she faces a difficult reelection campaign.  Miller-Meeks said...

Oct 25, 2023; Washington, DC, USA; Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., delivers remarks as Republican House lawmakers gather on the Capitol steps after electing Johnson to the speakership in Washington.  Mandatory Credit: Eric Kayne-USA TODAY

House Speaker Mike Johnson to visit IC on Sunday, support Miller-Meeks

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor April 25, 2024

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., will visit Iowa City on Sunday evening alongside U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, for a campaign fundraiser at the Courtyard by Marriott.  Johnson’s...

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Iowa Republicans voice support for $95 billion foreign aid package, TikTok ban

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor April 24, 2024

President Joe Biden signed a $95 billion foreign aid package into law on Wednesday, including almost $60 billion in aid to Ukraine that was previously stalled by hard-right Republicans who oppose the...

A fumbled rollout of a new financial aid form leaves FAFSA completion rates low

A fumbled rollout of a new financial aid form leaves FAFSA completion rates low

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor April 16, 2024

WASHINGTON — Jayna Gilman, a University of Iowa first-year student studying human anatomy and physiology, is just one of millions of students nationwide who are unsure how much they may be expected...

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 09, 2024.

While border crossings remain high, Iowa’s federal delegation talks solutions

Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON — While the record number of U.S.-Mexico border crossings continues to garner national attention, several of Iowa’s federal delegates have solutions in mind while Republicans and Democrats...

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Grassley, Ernst likely to support TikTok ‘ban’ bill

Sabine Martin, Executive Editor April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON — Iowa Republican U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are likely to vote for the bill that could lead to a nationwide TikTok ban and divestment from the app’s current Chinese-based...

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst answers questions during an interview at the Russel Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Ernst aims to step up in Senate Republican leadership

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, will aim to take the No. 3 spot in Senate Republican leadership this fall to unite her conference, she told The Daily Iowan.  Ernst’s bid comes after...

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst answers questions during an interview at the Russel Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Q&A | U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst speaks on FAFSA, bid for No. 3 spot in Senate leadership

Liam Halawith, Politics Editor April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON — Sitting down with The Daily Iowan Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, spoke about her thoughts and advocacy on the rollout of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, her support...

U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks answers questions during an interview at the Longworth House Office Building in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Miller-Meeks now heads caucus of climate-minded conservatives, the second-ever to lead the caucus

Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON — Founder and Former Chair of the House Conservative Climate Caucus, U.S. Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, passed the baton this month to U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa. Miller-Meeks...

U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks answers questions during an interview at the Longworth House Office Building in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Q&A | U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks speaks on new position, reforms to legal immigration

Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON — Sitting down with The Daily Iowan, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks R-Iowa spoke about the influx of calls Congressional members received about TikTok legislation, her new position as the...

U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson answers questions during an interview in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Q&A | U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson speaks on southern border

Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON — On the busy steps of Washington, D.C.’s, Capitol, U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, discussed her frustration with the Biden administration’s southern border policies, the potential...

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