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College students fall into a gray area in the country’s largest economic stimulus package in U.S. history

College students fall into a gray area in the country’s largest economic stimulus package in U.S. history

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

April 7, 2020

While 22-year-old Kaylie Wilson works full-time during the summer and part time during the school year to pay for rent, groceries, and other day-to-day expenses, she is not financially independent in the eyes of the government. President Trump signed the largest economic stimulus package in mo...

Coronavirus outbreak presents potential challenges to 2020 census count

Photo illustration by Jenna Galligan

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

March 29, 2020

Students leaving Iowa City and other college towns throughout the state amid the COVID-19 outbreak could leave the student population in the area undercounted for in the 2020 census, potentially changing representation in the Legislature. As students leave residence halls and apartment complexes across...

Trump approves major-disaster declaration for Iowa

President Trump pauses during a speech at the Iowa GOP’s America First Dinner at the Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines on June 11, 2019.

Caleb McCullough, Assistant Politics Editor

March 25, 2020

President Trump approved Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' request for a major disaster declaration for the state on Tuesday night, unlocking additional federal resources to help Iowa recover from COVID-19. The declaration opens up more federal funding for disaster relief to address the spread of COVID-1...

Trump beat Obama’s Iowa caucus turnout, but turnout record claim needs explaining

Trump beat Obama’s Iowa caucus turnout, but turnout record claim needs explaining

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

March 24, 2020

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Lyle Muller and Marissa Payne In case you missed it: Though Trump’s turnout numbers were higher than Obama’s, recording exact tur...

Tulsi Gabbard exits presidential race, endorses Joe Biden

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii speaks to the audience during a meet-and-greet at Yotopia in Iowa City on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Attendees gathered to listen to Gabbard discuss topics such as defunding regime changing wars, environmental policies, and medicare for all.

Caleb McCullough, Assistant Politics Editor

March 19, 2020

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, exited the presidential race on Thursday, announcing an endorsement for former Vice President Joe Biden in a video on Twitter. In the video, Gabbard addressed the coronavirus crisis that has upended life across the globe, saying she wanted to protect Americans' health...

Joni Ernst says Congress is focused on providing quick relief to families amid COVID-19 pandemic

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) discusses her accomplishments as senator during the Iowa GOP Reception at Hughes Family Barn in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Facilitated by RPI Chairman Jeff Kaufmann, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Ernst discussed their hardships and highlights throughout their political roles and personal lives.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

March 18, 2020

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, told reporters in a Wednesday conference call that as Congress votes today on the second phase of their economic stimulus plan, giving relief to small businesses amid the pandemic remains a top priority looking forward to phase three. Ernst said today's bill, which expected...

Rep. Dave Loebsack endorses Joe Biden, joining Iowa’s two other Democratic members of Congress

Congressman Dave Loebsack (Iowa-2) speaks during the Progress Iowa Corn Feed in Bondurant Iowa on Sunday, Sep. 16, 2018. The event featured a variety of local and national democratic politicians who spoke on how Democrats can work together leading up to the midterm elections.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

March 12, 2020

Rep. Dave Loebsack endorsed Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, joining the other two Democratic members of Iowa's congressional delegation. Iowa Congresswomen Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer both endorsed Biden in January. Loebsack said in a press release that President...

President Trump calls for 30-day travel ban, economic relief

U.S. President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Charles Peckman, Senior Reporter

March 11, 2020

In a rare address from the Oval Office Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump announced a 30-day suspension on foreign visitors from most European countries to the United States in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. President Trump’s approximately 10-minute address said the travel suspension...

Chuck Grassley will not cancel public meetings in Iowa amid novel coronavirus

U.S Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks with reporters during a press conference at Mercy Hospital on July 2, 2019. (Katie Goodale/The Daily Iowan)

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

March 11, 2020

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters in a conference call on Wednesday that he will not be taking self-isolation measures or canceling public meetings in Iowa at this time, amid a rising number of novel coronavirus cases in the state. "As leaders, we in the Congress need to continue to do the...

Johnson County was the sole Iowa county Elizabeth Warren won. Her supporters there react to her dropped 2020 bid.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

March 5, 2020

University of Iowa fifth-year student Cesar Perez described the end of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign as heartbreaking and infuriating, saying she was the Democratic candidate with the most detailed policies. “Literally what people have to understand is people picke...

Elizabeth Warren ends White House bid

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks to an audience at NewBo Market in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Warren encouraged attendees to support her nomination at the upcoming Iowa caucuses.

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

March 5, 2020

Massachusets Senator Elizabeth Warren is ending her presidential campaign after failing to place first in any of the 14 Super Tuesday states.  Warren, who was once a high-polling candidate in the race, finished in third place in the Iowa caucuses, only winning the most delegates in Johnson Count...

Joe Biden gains momentum in Super Tuesday states, Sanders projected to win California

Democratic Presidential hopeful Joe Biden takes the stage with his wife, Jill, and sister, Valerie, right, during a campaign rally at the Baldwin Hills Recreation Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

March 4, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden garnered the broadest coalition of support on Super Tuesday, securing the popular vote in eight primary states at the time of print deadline, giving him momentum after a low turnout in some of the early-voting states, including a 15 percent-support finish in Iowa....