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Trump’s federal disaster declaration for Iowa made a week after destructive derecho

Trump’s federal disaster declaration for Iowa made a week after destructive derecho

Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor

August 26, 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 Sarah Watson If your time is short: A derecho ripping through the Midwest United States Aug. 10 caused widespread damage, especially i...

Republican committee’s claim about the estate tax isn’t the whole story

Republican committee's claim about the estate tax isn't the whole story

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

July 23, 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 Rylee Wilson If your time is short: A new ad in Iowa claims the estate tax forces family farms and small businesses ...

Existing research shows lower rate of children getting, spreading COVID-19

Existing research shows lower rate of children getting, spreading COVID-19

Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor

July 16, 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 Caleb McCullough and Rylee Wilson If your time is short: Children do contract the coronavirus but current research shows it is happe...

Yes, the former U.S. vice president Johnson County is named after held slaves, married and fathered children with enslaved woman

Yes, the former U.S. vice president Johnson County is named after held slaves, married and fathered children with enslaved woman

Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor

July 8, 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 Caleb McCullough and Rylee Wilson What do you do when your county is named after a plantation owner from the 19th century who not only own...

Fewer than 75 percent of medical and dental students at UI are Iowa residents, but most are

Fewer than 75 percent of medical and dental students at UI are Iowa residents, but most are

Kelsey Harrell, Managing Digital Editor

June 16, 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 Caleb McCullough  If your time is short:  Iowa state representative Ann Meyer R-Fort Dodge said a bill requiring 75 ...

Iowa leads the nation in overall high-school graduation rates, lags behind in minority graduation rates

Iowa leads the nation in overall high-school graduation rates, lags behind in minority graduation rates

Katie Ann McCarver, News Editor

May 29, 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 Sarah Watson If your time is short: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says Iowa has the highest high-school graduation rate in t...

Theresa Greenfield’s no-corporate-PAC pledge needs some explanation

Theresa Greenfield’s no-corporate-PAC pledge needs some explanation

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

May 28, 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 Sarah Watson If your time is short: Theresa Greenfield says she has not taken money from corporate political action c...

Farm income was up going into planting season, but not as high as president says

Farm income was up going into planting season, but not as high as president says

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

May 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. Edited by Lyle Muller and Marissa Payne  If your time is short: President Trump claimed at a Jan. 30 Iowa campaign rally that net farm incom...

Did Sen. Ernst flip her position on health care funding?

Did Sen. Ernst flip her position on health care funding?

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

May 20, 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 If your time is short:  Democrats and Republicans were at loggerheads in April over whether to sandwich...

Young people are less at risk of dying from COVID-19, but not immune

Young people are less at risk of dying from COVID-19, but not immune

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

May 12, 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 If your time is short:  State Rep. Jeff Shipley wrote that young people have a higher risk of dying fro...

Iowa had a strong job market and low unemployment before coronavirus

Iowa had a strong job market and low unemployment before coronavirus

Caleb McCullough, Assistant Politics Editor

April 15, 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: Unemployment in Iowa has seen historical lows since 2017, and in February Iowa r...

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...