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President Trump visits Iowa, talks of jobs and tariffs

President Donald Trump speaks at an event titled  "Generation Next: A White House Forum" in the South Court Auditorium on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Allison Meyer, [email protected]

July 26, 2018

PEOSTA, Iowa — President Trump on July 26 said the United States is looking for skilled workers to fill open jobs, and he proclaimed his love for Iowa and its farmers during a visit to the state. “It’s great to be in Iowa,” he said. “We had a tremendous victory here, and it was special.” ...

Iowa lawmakers react to Trump’s federal aid for farmers

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks while a portrait of President Donald Trump hangs above her during her first Condition of the State address in the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Reynolds took over the governor office in May of 2017.

Gage Miskimen, [email protected]

July 24, 2018

Some Iowa lawmakers have expressed their views after the Trump administration announced an emergency relief fund for farmers affected by the trade war with China. The federal aid was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture; it will be obtainable through a direct assistance program. Up to $12...

Trump to visit Dubuque on July 26

President Donald Trump speaks at an event titled

Gage Miskimen, [email protected]

July 23, 2018

Two weeks after Vice President Mike Pence visited Cedar Rapids, President Donald Trump will set foot in Iowa, too. Trump is scheduled to stop in Dubuque on July 26. Politico reported Trump will be in Illinois next week as well. Details of the president's visit were not available, but Pence’s...

A stunned Washington reacts to Trump​’s performance in Helsinki

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting on Monday, July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. (Nikolsky Alexei/TASS/Zuma Press/TNS)

Sarah D. Wire

July 16, 2018

Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called it “disgraceful”; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said he was “saddened” and “disappointed.” Mostly, however, Republican members of Congress reacted to President Donald Trump’s performance beside Vladimir Putin in Helsink...

VP Pence discusses tax cuts, tariffs in Cedar Rapids

U.S. Representative Rod Blum, Vice President Mike Pence and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds great supporters at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, IA on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (Nick Rohlman/The Daily Iowan)

Emily Wangen, [email protected]

July 11, 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS — Vice President Mike Pence made a stop in Cedar Rapids on the afternoon of July 11 as part of a Midwest trip to three House districts with contested races. “Since Day 1 of this administration, President Trump has been working to the promises that he made to the people of Iowa an...

Iowa senators support Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, stands at a hearing March 14 addressing oversight in the Parkland, Florida, school shootings, in which 17 people died.

Emily Wangen, [email protected]

July 10, 2018

Iowa’s two senators have voiced their support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nomination to fill retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the bench. Trump announced his nomination on July 9 in the White House East Room in front of a crowd of lawmaker...

Brett Kavanaugh is Trump’s 2nd pick for Supreme Court

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh with after he nominated him to the Supreme Court during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House July 9, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

David G. Savage

July 9, 2018

Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — In choosing Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump went with a well-credentialed Washington insider who compiled a long record as a reliable conservative and won the respect of White House lawyers and the outside groups that advi...

UI community reacts to Supreme Court’s backing Trump travel ban

U.S. President Donald Trump waves from Air Force One on Thursday, March 29, 2018 upon arrival in West Palm Beach Airport, Florida. (Johnny Louis/Sipa USA/TNS)

Emily Wangen, [email protected]

June 28, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 26 to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban in a 5-4 decision. The latest version of Trump’s travel ban restricts travel from seven countries: Iran, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Venezuela with varying degrees of restrictions. Five of the...

Republican leaders prepare for midterm elections at Ernst’s Roast & Ride

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks during the fourth annual Roast and Ride fundraiser in Boone, Iowa on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The event raises money for veterans' charities and provides a platform for state and national Republican officials to speak.

Emily Wangen, [email protected]

June 10, 2018

DES MOINES — Republican leaders took the stage and engaged supporters at the fourth-annual Roast & Ride on June 9, and their speeches had a common thread: electing Republicans in the midterm elections. Speakers at the event, put on by Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, included Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-...

Finkenauer wins Democratic nomination to vie against U.S. Rep. Rod Blum

The dome of the U.S. Capitol building is seen on March 13, 2018. (Gage Miskimen/The Daily Iowan)

Sarah Watson, [email protected]

June 5, 2018

Abby Finkenauer clinched the Democratic nomination for a U.S. representative seat on June 5. She’ll run against incumbent Rep. Rod Blum in Iowa’s 1st District, which comprises nearly 600,000 people and includes Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, and Waterloo. At the time of publication, Finkenauer led...

Consul General Hong Lei talks China-US relations

Consul General Hong Lei was giving his lecture about new developments in China and Sino-U.S. Relations in IMU Ballrooms on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018. (Gaoyuan Pan/ The Daily Iowan)

Julia DiGiacomo, [email protected]

May 3, 2018

Consul General Hong Lei, a diplomat from the People’s republic of China, spoke on the merits of creating an economic bridge between China and the U.S. on Wednesday afternoon. He described the state of affairs between the two nations in his lecture, entitled “New developments in China and Sino-U.S....

Federal government makes moves to decriminalize marijuana

Federal government makes moves to decriminalize marijuana

Julia Shanahan, [email protected]

April 25, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has introduced a bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. The proposal, introduced April 20, would remove marijuana from the list of scheduled substances, which currently categorizes it as being as dangerous as heroin. It would also remove marijuana from the Cont...