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Yes, major green groups opposed new USMCA trade deal

Yes, major green groups opposed new USMCA trade deal

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

January 22, 2020

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan's Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Speaker’s name: Bernie Sanders Statement: “The Machinists Union does not (support the USMCA trade deal). And every environmental organization in th...

Caucuses and kids: Making the big decision through a parent’s eyes

Mary Kosloski reads with her son Felix during an office opening event for Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. in Iowa City on Dec. 28.

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

January 21, 2020

Emily Johnson and Ian Cawley started preparing for a Cory Booker presidential campaign event in North Liberty the night before, having discussed and planned for days in advance. They weren’t campaign staff, venue setter-uppers, or part of a Booker volunteer group; they were parents bringing their 5-week-old...

Buttigieg, Loebsack rally for last-minute support in Cedar Rapids

Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg hosts a town hall at Cedar Rapids Veterans Memorial Building Armory on Jan 21. Buttigeg is a democratic hopeful for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination.

Caleb McCullough, Politics Reporter

January 21, 2020

CEDAR RAPIDS — Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, joined former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg to implore undecided caucusgoers for support in a late push just two weeks ahead of the Iowa caucuses. Loebsack endorsed Buttigieg for the Democratic presidential-nomination on Jan. 12, and he has ...

Presidential hopefuls attend Brown and Black forum in Iowa on MLK Day

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Black and Brown Forum in Des Moines on Monday. VICE interviewed each of the presidential hopefuls still in the race on their records, plans, and a minute of short answer questions.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

January 20, 2020

DES MOINES — A panel of eight presidential candidates, seven of them white, attended a forum in Des Moines focused exclusively issues affecting underrepresented communities just two weeks out from Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. Vice News hosted the Brown and Black forum at the Iowa Events Ce...

Joni Ernst praises trade agreements ahead of U.S. Senate vote on USMCA

U.S President Donald Trump speaks as Sen. Joni Ernst from Iowa looks on during a meeting with Republican senators on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House   in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Caleb McCullough, Politics Reporter

January 16, 2020

Moments before going to the senate floor to ratify a new North American trade deal, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said to reporters in a conference call that she was thrilled by recent developments in international trade among some of Iowa’s biggest trade partners.  In July of 2018, China imposed retaliatory tariffs...

College students in Iowa get a front-row seat to national politics

College students in Iowa get a front-row seat to national politics

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

January 15, 2020

DES MOINES — First-time voters and college students in Iowa have had some of the most access to the presidential candidates than any other student body in the country. Twenty days out from the Iowa caucuses, the sixth Democratic presidential debate took place in Des Moines at Drake University, ...

Presidential hopefuls make final pitches to Iowans 20 days out from caucuses in Democratic debate

Six candidates made their final pitches to Iowans while together on a single stage Jan. 14, 2020 at the January Democratic debates hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register. Photo available to The Daily Iowan from CNN.

Julia Shanahan and Caleb McCullough

January 15, 2020

DES MOINES — Six Democratic presidential hopefuls took the debate stage in Des Moines on Tuesday night, making their final pitches to Iowans 20 days before the first-in-the-nation caucuses. Produced by CNN in partnership with the Des Moines Register, candidates and moderators mentioned Iowa a co...

Elizabeth Warren announces plan to cancel student-loan debt through executive authority

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during the 2019 Liberty and Justice Celebration at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Friday, November 1, 2019.

Sarah Watson, Caleb McCullough, Julia Shanahan

January 14, 2020

Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren announced Tuesday her plan to implement her student-debt cancellation program without Congress through existing laws in the Department of Education. As a part of the executive branch, Warren would direct the department to begin canceling student-loan debt larg...

President Trump to hold rally in Iowa Jan. 30

President Donald Trump walks to the podium during the Iowa GOP’s America First Dinner at the Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

January 13, 2020

Just four days before the Iowa caucuses, President Trump will host a rally in Des Moines. The "Keep America Great Rally" will be Jan. 30 at Drake University. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the rally starts at 7 p.m. Free tickets are available at this link. Trump's visit comes just before the first nominating contest for Democrats campaigning to be t...

Cory Booker ends presidential campaign

Cory Booker ends presidential campaign

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

January 13, 2020

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker suspended his presidential campaign Monday morning.  “I will carry this fight forward,” Booker wrote in a statement on his website. “I just won’t be doing it as a candidate for president this year.”   It’s with a full heart that I share this...

Bernie Sanders urges climate action in Iowa City after rising in the Iowa Poll

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the Iowa City Climate Rally at The Graduate hotel on Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Caleb McCullough, Politics Reporter

January 12, 2020

Accompanied by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said the U.S. has to act with a fierce sense of urgency to avoid climate disaster in his first visit to Iowa City since his rise to the top of the latest Iowa Poll. “We are actually, within our own lifetimes, with our own eyes, seeing the changes that are taking place,” Sanders said at a climate rally at the Graduate hotel on Sunday. The U.S. senator from Vermon...

Julián Castro ends presidential campaign

Democratic presidential candidate and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro speaks at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Oct. 18, 2019.

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

January 2, 2020

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro suspended his presidential campaign Thursday morning. He released a video on twitter thanking supporters where he said right now "simply isn't our time."   It’s with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for ...