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Left; Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, announces she is seeking reelection in Iowa’s 1st congressional district during a press conference at Dahl Old Car Home in Davenport on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Right; Rep. Christina Bohannan poses for a portrait outside the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

Facts behind Iowa’s 1st District congressional debate

Natalie Dunlap, Sabine Martin, Kate Perez, and Lyle Muller September 30, 2022

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Christina Bohannan had...

Fact Check | Cindy Axne ranks high in bipartisan action

Fact Check | Cindy Axne ranks high in bipartisan action

Sabine Martin, Managing News Editor September 27, 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: U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne ranked...

Fact Check | Ernst newsletter skips part of report on IRS audits

Fact Check | Ernst newsletter skips part of report on IRS audits

Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor August 30, 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: Iowa’s Republican U.S....

Fact Check | Differences exist in how to spend it, but state budget surplus has cash

Fact Check | Differences exist in how to spend it, but state budget surplus has cash

Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor August 29, 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: Iowa Democratic gubernatorial...

Fact Check | Rep. Miller-Meeks claims Democrats bill would allow abortion up until birth

Fact Check | Rep. Miller-Meeks claims Democrats’ bill would allow abortion up until birth

Nina Baker and Lyle Muller August 1, 2022

If your time is short: Congressional Republicans overwhelmingly oppose Democratic efforts to pass a law guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion.  Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, told...

Fact Check | Zach Nunn falsely claims Cindy Axne sought to defund police

Fact Check | Zach Nunn falsely claims Cindy Axne sought to defund police

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor July 20, 2022

If your time is short: Iowa Republican congressional candidate Zach Nunn claimed in a Breitbart interview that his Democratic incumbent opponent, Cindy Axne, has sought to defund police by taking...

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 | Fewer Iowans working than when Gov. Reynolds took office

Fact Check | Fewer Iowans working than when Gov. Reynolds took office

Lyle Muller June 8, 2022

State Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls, D-Coralville, marked the end of the 2022 Iowa legislative session last month reviewing a few items Democrats liked about the Republican-led Legislature’s efforts,...

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...

Members of the House congregate in the House Chamber after the opening of the 2022 Legislative Session at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Both the House and Senate Republican leaders said the priority of this session is to return tax funds and address workforce conditions. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

How bulletproof the Republican legislative agenda is in Iowa

Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor May 10, 2022

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. The Iowa Legislature’s 2022 session dragged into...

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...

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