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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...

Fact check | Private rescue total in campaign ad overshoots on number of Americans

Fact check | Private rescue total in campaign ad overshoots on number of Americans

Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor May 26, 2022

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. If your time is short:   A recent ad for...

From left to right: Democrats Glenn Hurst, Abby Finkenauer, and Mike Franken are running for the Democratic nomination in the election for U.S. Senate.

Democrats compete over nomination in U.S. Senate debate

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor May 7, 2022

Democratic candidates Abby Finkenauer, Mike Franken, and Glenn Hurst all aimed to show they are best suited to take on Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley while answering policy questions during a debate...

Attendee Heidi Sakor-Morey marches with a banner during a march for abortion rights in Iowa City on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Abortion rights activists protest Supreme Court opinion

Lauren White, Politics Reporter May 7, 2022

Iowa City abortion-rights supporters and activists came together Saturday afternoon to protest the draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. In a community-led demonstration,...

Fact check | Claiming that Chuck Grassley left Senate Finance Committee is wrong

Fact check | Claiming that Chuck Grassley left Senate Finance Committee is wrong

Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor May 6, 2022

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. If your time is short Mike Franken, who is seeking...

CNN anchor Amara Walker reports from Warren HQ at the Forte Banquet and Conference Center in Des Moines on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.

Democrats push to keep Iowa’s first in the nation status

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor May 4, 2022

The Iowa Democratic Party submitted its letter of intent to the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday to begin the application process to keep Iowa’s caucus before other states’ caucuses and...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, answers questions during a visit to the County Materials Corporation in Iowa City as part of Grassley’s Johnson County stop on his 99 County Tour. “Weve appropriated money every year for infrastructure,” Grassley said while talking about infrastructure improvements since 1956. “The only thing is we never used the word infrastructure, we always said highway,” Grassley joked.

Grassley: Supreme Court draft leak a “monumental breach of trust”

Meg Doster, Politics Reporter May 4, 2022

Sen. Chuck Grassley said the leak of the draft Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade threatens the integrity of the court. “I think it wouldn't be wrong to say some monumental breach...

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks in a Daily Iowan interview at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

47 years and counting: Chuck Grassley pursues eighth Senate election

Caleb McCullough, Executive Editor May 3, 2022

In the Monroe County Courthouse on a snowy February day, Chuck Grassley stopped to speak with a small gathering of Iowans. Russia had just invaded Ukraine the previous night, and the people of Albia...

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