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Belief high with Rand Paul caucus-goers

Rand Paul discusses political strategies he plans to take for the 2016 presidential race in front of The Old Capital in the center of campus on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. (The Daily Iowan/Brooklynn Kascel)

February 1, 2016
Filed under Uncategorized

The Daily Iowan has reporters around Iowa City and Des Moines covering Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. The DI has spoken with several people supporting Republican candidate Rand Paul in this years caucus. “I’m voting for Rand Paul. I believe in small government, and I enjoy his c...

Ron Paul and fellow Republicans failing history

August 30, 2011
Filed under Opinions

Rep. Ron Paul has become an Iowa darling over the last two presidential-election cycles. With cries promoting a less active foreign policy and being the lone candidate to point out the flaws of America’s “War on Drugs,” enthusiastic Iowa Republicans have rallied behind Paul. But his domestic agenda...

GOP hopefuls avoid UI campus

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate in Cleveland.  Eleven top-tier Republican presidential hopefuls face off in their second prime-time debate of the 2016 campaign Sept. 16, in a clash between outsiders and establishment candidates under a cathedral of political conservatism. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

September 23, 2015
Filed under News, Politics

By Rebecca Morin [email protected] “President Paul” echoed throughout the IMU as a crowd of nearly 600 surrounded Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., following the announcement of his presidential campaign. That was in April. Since then, none of the now 15 major Republican presidential candidates hav...

Ron Paul opposes Planned Parenthood

June 22, 2011
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GOP presidential-nomination hopeful Ron Paul wants to balance the budget, and he said cutting Planned Parenthood funding is one way to do that. The Texas Republican released a statement on Monday outlining his plan to cut the federal deficit. Part of that plan is vetoing any bill that contributes funding...

Auditors break with state on felons

Auditors break with state on felons

April 18, 2017
Filed under News

By Madeleine Neal [email protected] For two area county auditors, a state request about verifying felons in the voter database has become a point of contention.Linn and Johnson County Auditors Joel Miller and Travis Weipert have announced their opposition to a request by the Iowa Secretary...

Democratic candidates have out-raised Republicans in state races this election cycle

Democrat Fred Hubbell (left) and current Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds are running for Iowa governor.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Reporter
November 3, 2018
Filed under Latest News, News, Politics, State Politics

Iowa Democratic candidates for state office have raised and spent more money than Republican candidates since January 2017. Bret Nilles, the Democraticchair of Linn County Democrats, said he thought the outpouring of Democratic dollars reflects the candidates trying to gain name recognition throug...

Iowa gun-rights amendment hits setback because of ‘bureaucratic oversight error’

Secretary of State Paul Pate addresses members of the media at the Kim Reynolds watch party at the Hilton in Des Moines on Tuesday Nov. 6, 2018.

Sarah Watson, Politics Editor
January 14, 2019
Filed under Latest News, News, Politics, State Politics

DES MOINES — Iowa GOP lawmakers learned Monday morning that a Republican-led initiative to add the right to bear arms to the Iowa Constitution will be set back until at least 2022 because of a “bureaucratic oversight error” by the Iowa secretary of state. Last year, the Legislature passed t...

Paul aids Miller-Meeks’ campaign

August 6, 2014
Filed under News

After months of “celebrity” politicians visiting Iowa to advocate for the Republican ticket — including Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, and Sarah Palin — one congressional candidate has been added to the list. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, the Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District,...

Rubio anointed debate victor

Republican presidential candidates John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul take the stage before the Republican presidential debate at the Milwaukee Theatre, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

November 11, 2015
Filed under News, Politics

By Rebecca Morin [email protected] Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is on the pathway to becoming the Republican Party’s presidential nominee — at least he is for some Iowans. Kossuth County Republicans chairman Wendell Steven said one person stuck out to him on Tuesday’s debate: “Marco.” “I think Mar...

A Paul-Kucinich ticket in favor of America

October 28, 2011
Filed under Opinions

In this time of protest — witness the occupation of Wall Street and the spread to other cities — your attention, please, for a suggestion of ultimate protest. It would involve two men on Capitol Hill at opposite ends of the political spectrum who like and respect each other. One of them is contending...

Wrestlers pitch in to aid Beatty family

July 9, 2009
Filed under Sports

This summer, the wrestlers at Iowa have banded together to fight for something bigger than anything they could do on the mat — the ability to walk. Paul Beatty, the father of Iowa’s Chad Beatty, got injured in 2002 lending a hand to family friends. While cutting down a tree, he fell 15 feet to the...

Iowa lucky to have both Gordon siblings

December 15, 2010
Filed under Sports

Freshman Haley Gordon made five recruiting visits before she decided. The Iowa swimming program was fortunate she chose to swim for the Hawkeyes and join her brother, junior Paul Gordon, to form perhaps the most versatile pair of siblings to ever swim for Iowa. Siblings have competed together before...