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Former Rep. Dave Loebsack reflects on career in Congress in conversation on future of Democratic Party

Former Rep. Dave Loebsack reflects on career in Congress in conversation on future of Democratic Party

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor October 14, 2021

Former Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, said America's diverse population and variety of backgrounds makes it impossible for all Democrats or all Republicans to be on board with the same political strategies.  The...

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, speaks to attendants at the annual Reagan Dinner in Johnson County.

Iowa Democrats file ethics complaint against Rep. Miller-Meeks

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor October 11, 2021

Iowa Democrats filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics on Monday, alleging that Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, didn’t compile with requirements to disclose information on...

Former President Donald Trump addresses attendees that showed up for his “Save America” rally in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.

Trump’s hold on Republican party remains

Lauren White , Politics Reporter October 10, 2021

Ten months removed from the White House, and banned from Twitter, former President Donald Trump continues to influence the Republican Party.  Trump held a rally in Des Moines on Saturday, where thousands...

An attendee poses with three corn dogs prior to Donald Trump’s “Save America” rally in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Two venders were in charge of feeding the thousands of attendees that showed up for Trump’s rally.

Trump supporters on 2024, policy concerns

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor October 10, 2021

Thousands of people from Iowa and surrounding states came to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines to see former President Donald Trump speak on Saturday. Karla Wright, 54, came to Iowa from...

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, speaks to attendants at the annual Reagan Dinner in Johnson County.

Republicans meet in Coralville to encourage young voter participation

Lauren White, Politics Reporter October 5, 2021

The Johnson County Republicans met in Coralville on Tuesday to encourage party members to strengthen the young Republican vote in Iowa.  Along with the usual priorities of rallying Republican Iowans...

The Iowa Senate gavels in and begins a special session on redistricting maps on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

Iowa Senate rejects first legislative and congressional maps

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor October 5, 2021

Republicans in the Iowa Senate voted down the first set of congressional and legislative maps proposed by the Iowa Legislative Services Agency, requiring the nonpartisan agency to return to the drawing...

Members of the Iowa senate take part in 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.

Special redistricting session approaches, elected officials tout Iowa’s process

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor October 3, 2021

As Iowa legislators prepare to return to the state capitol on Tuesday, leaders from both parties have indicated their willingness to pass the first set of maps that have been drawn for Iowa’s national...

Chuck Grassley stands on stage at the Second Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The event was a fundraiser for current governor Kim Reynolds.

Sen. Chuck Grassley’s career by the numbers

Lauren White, Politics Reporter October 1, 2021

Sen. Chuck Grassley announced his reelection campaign last week. He is seeking his eighth term in the U.S. as the second oldest current senator, and one of the longest-serving senators in U.S....

Gene Haighr speaks with Johnsons County Supervisor Jon Green outside the Emma Goldman Clinic on Thursday, Sept.9,.2021. Haighr questions Supervisor Green on his choices.

Texas law has pro-choice activists in Iowa concerned

Lauren White, Politics Reporter September 19, 2021

Pro-choice activists in Iowa are concerned that Iowa’s Legislature will introduce more restrictive bills that will block access to abortion in the state, after a near total ban on abortion in Texas...

Andrew Dunn, an undergraduate political science student, stands at the Old Capitol.

UI student running for Iowa House

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor September 15, 2021

As University of Iowa law professor and state Rep. Christina Bohannan, D-Iowa City, looks to the United States Congress in her challenge against U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, a UI underclassman...

Gov. Kim Reynolds prepares for the State of the State Address within the house chambers of the Iowa State Capitol Building on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Des Moines. Tuesday marks the second day of the 2021 Iowa legislative session, in which Gov. Reynolds will give her address in the evening.

Iowa legislature called for special redistricting session

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor September 14, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation on Tuesday convening a special legislative session to consider and enact a plan of legislative and congressional redistricting.  The special session will...

Gov. Kim Reynolds (R-Iowa) listens to people after Ashley Hinson’s BBQ Bash on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 at Linn County Fairgrounds.

Judge temporary order allows Iowa schools to require masks

Lauren White, Politics Reporter September 13, 2021

Schools in Iowa are now able to require that students wear masks after the District Court for the Southern District of Iowa granted a temporary restraining order regarding the Iowa’s current mask...

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