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Grassley: Whitaker’s appointment constitutional, but a replacement should be found quickly

Grassley: Whitaker’s appointment constitutional, but a replacement should be found quickly
Julia Shanahan, Politics Reporter November 14, 2018

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters in a press call that he is unsure if acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker is being considered for a permanent position, but said President Trump is in his constitutional...

Ernst elected to Republican leadership in U.S. Senate

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting in Sinclair Auditorium in Cedar Rapids on the Coe College campus on Friday, March 17, 2017.
Sarah Watson, Politics Editor November 14, 2018

In one of two ascensions in the Republican political leadership for Iowa Senators on Wednesday, Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, was elected to become the Chairwoman of the Senate Republican Conference. She'll be the...

U.S. Attorney General and UI alum Whitaker to visit Des Moines Wednesday

U.S. Attorney General and UI alum Whitaker to visit Des Moines Wednesday
Sarah Watson, Politics Editor November 13, 2018

Matthew Whitaker, a University of Iowa graduate and recently-appointed acting attorney general, will appear at at the Rural and Tribal Elder Justice Summit in Des Moines on Wednesday. He will speak...

Protesters and counter-protesters gather on Pentacrest in wake of Jeff Sessions firing

Attendees chant during the
Kate Pixley, News Reporter November 8, 2018

Protesters took to the Pentacrest Thursday to stand against the President Trump’s recent moves to shakeup the U.S. Justice Department, gathering to send the message that “nobody’s above the law.” The...

The country reacts to former UI student and Hawkeye football player becoming attorney general

The country reacts to former UI student and Hawkeye football player becoming attorney general
Gage Miskimen, Editor in Chief November 8, 2018

After President Trump fired Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, it was announced that Matthew Whitaker would take his place, at least temporarily, as the interim attorney general. Whitaker is a UI alum and...

Midterm elections solidify Iowa as purple state

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg wave at the crowd at the Hilton in Des Moines on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Reynolds defeated her opponent, Democratic candidate Fred Hubbell in the race for Iowa governor.
Julia DiGiacomo, Politics Reporter November 7, 2018

Iowa re-established itself as a purple state Tuesday night after electing a Republican governor and flipping two congressional districts from red to blue. Because of key wins in populous areas Tuesday,...

Photos: Election Night in Iowa (11/6/18)

Kim Reynolds supporters celebrate her victory during the Kim Reynolds watch party at the Hilton in Des Moines on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
DI Photo Staff November 7, 2018

Steve King maintains seat in Congress for Iowa’s 4th district

Congressman Steve King speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition in Des Moines on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition is a dedicated to educating the public and training Christians for effective political action. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kispert)
Josie Fishels, News Reporter November 6, 2018

Republican Steve King prevailed over well-funded Democrat J.D. Scholten Tuesday night. King, despite facing last-minute sponsorship withdrawals and condemnations from the national Republican Party, won...

Iowa Democrats still lag Republicans in voter registration, but the gap is steadily closing

Democrat Fred Hubbell (left) and current Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds are running for Iowa governor.
Isabella Senno, Politics Reporter November 1, 2018

With four days until the midterms, Republicans continue to lead in statewide voter-registration totals, but Democrats are closing the gap. According to data released Nov. 1 by the Iowa Secretary of State,...

Photos: Democrats Rally in Cedar Rapids (10/30/18)

Supporters cheer during remarks by Democratic candidate for Governor Fred Hubbell at the Cedar Rapids Early Vote Rally at the Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The event featured remarks from Iowa Democratic Candidate for Governor Fred Hubbell, Iowa First Congressional District candidate Abby Finkenauer, and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Nick Rohlman October 31, 2018

Who are the Libertarian candidates on the ballot?

Carl Krambeck, the Libertarian Candidate for Iowa State Senate District 37, participates in a public forum at the Coralville Public Library on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.
Andy Mitchell, News Reporter October 28, 2018

Carl Krambeck, Senate District 37 Libertarian candidate Carl Krambeck plans on bringing a practical, individualist approach to policy in the state Senate. Krambeck, a Kirkwood Community College and Buena...

2020 Watch: Who are the national politicians visiting Iowa?

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., addresses a rally at Old Brick in Iowa City on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Julia Shanahan, Politics Reporter October 24, 2018

Iowa holds the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses, and with November midterm elections approaching, national politicians from across the U.S. have been making stops in Iowa to rally support for...

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