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Former Vice President Mike Pence addresses the crowd during The Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines on Friday, July 16, 2021.

Former Vice President Pence visits Iowa at Family Leadership Summit, celebrates limiting access to abortion

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor July 18, 2021

DES MOINES — The 2021 Iowa legislative session was the best The FAMiLY Leader had ever seen, said the lobbyist group’s Vice President and Chief Counsel Chuck Hurley, partially because they saw their...

Then-Democratic candidate for State Auditor Rob Sand speaks during the Progress Iowa Corn Feed in Bondurant Iowa on Sept. 16, 2018.

State Supreme Court case regarding P3 is win for accountability in Iowa, Auditor says

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor July 9, 2021

An Iowa Supreme Court ruling that the University of Iowa must disclose investors in the public-private partnership was a win for accountability in the state, Iowa Auditor Rob Sand said during a town...

Iowa House Representative Christina Bohannon gives a speech during her birthday celebration in Iowa City on Friday, July 2, 2021.

Iowa Democrats rally in Iowa City to kick off the 2022 election campaign season

Lauren White, Politics Reporter July 2, 2021

Iowa Democrats met in Iowa City on Friday where members of the party recently announced their motivation and possibility of running in the 2022 midterm election.  Former congressperson Abby Finkenauer...

Gov. Kim Reynolds listens to Senate President Jake Chapman speak during the State of the State address in the house chamber of the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Des Moines. Gov. Reynolds highlighted in the address expansion of broadband internet, a push for in-person learning, and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The many sides to Chief Black Hawk’s story

Madison Black , PolitiFact Reporter June 27, 2021

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: Kim Reynolds, speaking...

Iowa State House Rep. Ras Smith, D-Waterloo, is planning to run for Iowa Governor Election in 2022.

Gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ras Smith to run ‘unifying’ campaign for Iowa

Meg Doster, News Reporter June 17, 2021

Rep. Ras Smith, D-Waterloo, became the first person to announce their candidacy for governor for the 2022 election on Tuesday, ahead of incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds, who has not yet indicated if she...

Waiting and voting. As seen on Nov. 3, 2020. at the Wilton Community Center 1215 Cypress St.

Breaking down Iowa’s newest election laws

Lauren White, Politics Reporter June 16, 2021

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 Rachel Schilke. If your...

Iowa State House Rep. Ras Smith, D-Waterloo, is planning to run for Iowa Governor Election in 2022.

Rep. Ras Smith announces bid for governor

Meg Doster, News Reporter June 15, 2021

State Rep. Ras Smith, D-Waterloo, announced his candidacy for the Iowa gubernatorial election in 2022 Tuesday morning.  Smith is the first to declare his campaign for governor. Gov. Kim Reynolds,...

Gubernatorial candidate Ross Wilburn speaks during the Johnson County Democrats BBQ at the Johnson County Fairgrounds on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Multiple gubernatorial candidates spoke at the event as well as guest speaker Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa).

Iowa Democratic Party honors party leaders, encourages Iowans to look toward 2022 Election

Lauren White, Politics Reporter June 13, 2021

With over a year until the 2022 Midterm Election, the Iowa Democratic party spent Sunday night rallying members and honoring party leaders through their second annual Hall of Fame event.  The Iowa...

Sen. Chuck Grassley speaks with reporters outside of Iowa City High School after a Q&A session with students on June 2, 2021.

Senator Chuck Grassley speaks with Iowa City High students

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor June 2, 2021

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, held a Q&A with government students at Iowa City High School on Wednesday morning.  The stop in Johnson County is part of Grassley’s 99 county tour. Grassley...

Johnson County Supervisor candidate Jon Green (left) speaks with Senate candidate Dave Muhlbauer (right) on the patio behind George's Buffet in Iowa City. Photo courtesy of Adam Schantz, Muhlbauer's campaign manager.

Dave Muhlbauer stops in Iowa City on the Senate campaign trail

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor May 26, 2021

On the patio behind George's Buffet, a northside Iowa City business, Democratic senatorial candidate Dave Muhlbauer met with Johnson County Democrats, reporters, and Johnson County Supervisor candidate...

Rep. Bobby Kaufmann speaks during the opening of the 2021 legislative session on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Legislative goals for the session include further tax cuts, expanding in-person learning, and moving towards economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

State-based bids to thwart presidential orders reach Iowa

Dylan Morgan and Lyle Muller May 7, 2021

If your time is short: HF 815, pending in the Iowa Legislature, says Iowa would not have to follow a presidential executive order if it were deemed unconstitutional by the attorney general.  ...

The Iowa State Capitol building is seen in Des Moines on April 9, 2019.

Education free speech bill passes Iowa Senate unanimously, heads to Gov. Kim Reynolds

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter May 5, 2021

The Iowa Senate passed an amended version of House File 744, known as the education free speech bill, in a unanimous vote on Wednesday. The bill says that the state Board of Regents and directors of...

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