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U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, speaks during President Joe Biden’s visit at the POET Bioprocessing ethanol plant in Menlo, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Axne attended the visit with Biden.

House passes defense bill to end military vaccine mandate, Rep. Cindy Axne bill to reduce rural homelessness

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter December 8, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an $858 billion spending bill on Thursday to fund the Department of Defense for fiscal 2023 and ended the U.S. military COVID-19 vaccine mandate.   The...

Members of the audience cheer as Pete Buttigeig takes the stage at the Bell Center following the closing of the polls on Monday, February 3, 2020.

‘Calendar chaos:’ An uncertain future for Iowa Democrats

Liam Halawith, Politics reporter December 6, 2022

Iowa Democrats are uncertain of future party organization following the Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws panel vote on Friday to upend the early presidential nominating calendar ahead...

Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley speaks during a watch party for Iowa Republicans on Election Day at the Hilton Downtown in Des Moines on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

Republicans prepare for upcoming legislative session

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter December 6, 2022

With Republicans holding the trifecta of power in Iowa, the party has a hefty mandate to enact a conservative agenda during the upcoming legislative session. Democrats, however, are planning to go...

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller speaks with the press at the Iowa Democratic watch party at Hotel Fort in Des Moines on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Miller lost to Brenna Bird after serving a combined 38 years in office.

A change in the political party of the office of the attorney general could affect abortion in Iowa

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter December 4, 2022

Iowa’s next chief legal officer is poised to support Republican efforts to restrict abortion access, as the longtime Democratic Iowa attorney general’s office is among the seats flipped by Iowa...

Senator Bernie Sanders, I-V.T. supporters wait for the results first round of counting at the 62 precinct of Des Moines in the Fieldhouse on the Drake campus on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. 849 people came out to caucus, and after the first round of counting, Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. lead the precinct with 212 votes. Sanders finished second in the caucuses with 26.1% of state convention delegates, 0.1% less than winner Pete Buttigieg.

DNC expected to kick Iowa out of early nominating calendar

Emily Delgado and Liam Halawith December 2, 2022

This is a developing story check back for updates.  The Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws committee voted on Friday afternoon to move Iowa out of the early nomination window for...

V Fixmer-Oraiz, a transgender citizen and Johnson County Supervisor, speaks during a transgender rights protest at the Pentacrest on March 11. Simon Reichel attended the protest.

‘I couldn’t stand living in my own skin’: Among a nationwide trend of anti-trans legislation, Iowa leads the pack

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter November 27, 2022

Content Warning: This article mentions references to self-harm and suicide as well as transphobia. Growing up in Dubuque, Iowa, Simon Reichel said he faced harassment and violence because of his...

President Joe Biden speaks during his visit at the POET Bioprocessing ethanol plant in Menlo, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Biden also commneted on infrastructure investments to help rural communities.

Biden extends student loan payment pause to June 2023

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter November 23, 2022

The White House announced Tuesday it will extend the pause on student loan debt payment to the middle of 2023. This extension comes amid legal battles over President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness...

Fact Check | Reynolds campaign ad on police support skips DeJear’s explanation

Fact Check | Reynolds campaign ad on police support skips DeJear’s explanation

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter October 31, 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 Kim Reynolds campaign...

Fact Check | DeJear social media post says Reynolds thinks nurses required education, but she didn’t say that

Fact Check | DeJear social media post says Reynolds thinks nurses required education, but she didn’t say that

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter October 31, 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:  During the lone Iowa...

Democratic candidate for Iowa governor Deidre DeJear waves to parade goers during the University of Iowa Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally in Iowa City on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.

Democrats rally for support in midterms at homecoming parade

Emily Delgado and Liam Halawith October 29, 2022

Ahead of the midterm elections that could disrupt the power in the state and national government – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear, 1st District candidate Christana Bohannan, and...

Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, responds to questions posed by reporters at a press conference at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Polk County District Court will hear arguments to throw out injunction blocking 2018 fetal heartbeat bill

Liam Halawith , Politics Reporter October 27, 2022

Polk County District Court is scheduled to hear a motion on Friday at 1:30 p.m. to dissolve the injunction that permanently blocked the 2018 fetal heartbeat bill. The bill banned abortion after six...

Pictured Left to Right: Drake Anderson, Brooke Anderson, Devin Anderson, and Drew Anderson. Courtesy of Brooke Anderson.

“Just like a nightmare:” Fentanyl’s damages to Iowa communities

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter October 25, 2022

Devin Anderson was a football player and the captain of the soccer team at Avoca, Hancock, Shelby, Tennant, and Walnut High School in the small town of Avoka, Iowa. He grew up in the western-Iowa...

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