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Battista, Paul, Thode set to make season debuts

February 4, 2011
Filed under Sports

Three Iowa distance runners will be competing this weekend at the Meyo Track and Field Invitational on Saturday. Seniors Mark Battista and James Paul will be making their season debuts for the Hawkeyes in South Bend, Ind. Battista will be running the 3,000 meters and Paul will compete in the mile run....

‘This one’s for Paul’

October 20, 2009
Filed under Sports

Motivation is always used in sports to prepare for an upcoming game. From a coach’s message to the team to becoming more determined, there’s that little something used every week for inspiration in football. When Iowa came away with a 30-28 win over Michigan on Oct. 10, the Hawkeyes paid a price...

Two candidates seek to be Iowa Secretary of State

Democrat Deidre DeJear (left) is facing Republican incumbent Paul Pate for the position of Iowa Secretary of State.

October 24, 2018
Filed under 2018 Midterm Election, 2018 Voter Guide, Politics

Paul Pate (R) - Incumbent Age: 60   Hometown: Ottumwa, Iowa Education: Kirkwood Community College About: Pate has held a number of positions in his political career. As a state senator, he represented Linn, Delaware, and Buchanan Counties. He also served as mayor of Cedar Rapids and Iowa secretary of state from 1994 to 19...

Point/counterpoint: Is Iowa’s voter ID-law beneficial?

Voters wait in line outside of the Johnson County Administrative Building on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 in Iowa City. Monday was the last day of early voting before Tuesday's General Election for the 2016 presidential nomination. (File Photo/The Daily Iowan)

Marina Jaimes, Email: [email protected]
June 13, 2018
Filed under Opinions, Point/Counterpoints

In December 2017, I, along with other student leaders from most Iowa universities, gathered with the Office of the Secretary of State staff to discuss the new voter-ID law and how to educate the students on our campuses on maintaining voting integrity. It was reassuring to see that a governmental...

Judge strikes down part of 2017 Iowa voter-ID law

Judge strikes down part of 2017 Iowa voter-ID law

Sarah Watson, Politics Editor
January 24, 2019
Filed under Latest News, News, Politics, State Politics

A District 5C Court judge struck down a part of the 2017 voter-ID law that prevented Iowa county auditors from using an existing voter database to verify voters' identity. The bill, which was signed into law by then-Gov. Terry Branstad, instructed elections commissioners to contact an absentee voter...

End the Fed?

November 5, 2010
Filed under Opinions

If platitudes are a disease, American politics is experiencing an epidemic. Politicians on both sides of the aisle are infected, some more severely than others. And who can blame them? It seems most Americans will always get behind vague, constitutional-sounding things like "personal freedom"...

Constitutional scholar refutes anti-Paul claims

August 31, 2011
Filed under Opinions

A good rule of thumb I’ve discovered is that critics who claim Rep. Ron Paul doesn’t understand the Constitution are themselves the ones whose knowledge is deficient. For example, Scott McKeag, a teacher in the Iowa City School District, came down hard on the congressman in these pages for denying that...

Is Ron Paul’s plan to eliminate the Dept. of Education meritable?

October 24, 2011
Filed under Opinions

Yes So what reasons could there possibly be for shutting down a federal department that helps kids get an education? This was one of the topics U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, spoke on in the IMU on Oct. 21. Paul turned heads last week after he announced his deficit plan, which would cut $1 trillion from the federal budg...

Paul Ryan addresses economy, national debt in Cedar Rapids

September 5, 2012
Filed under News

Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan on Tuesday accused President Obama of “kicking the can down the road,” leading to the failure of the American economy. Ryan addressed an enthusiastic crowd at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, discussing job creation, the national...

Nader-Paul politics

February 4, 2011
Filed under Opinions

One side is chock full of freedom-hating statists; the other, callous aggrandizers of Big Business. Or so the potshots go. In truth, despite real (and, admittedly, some intractable) differences, libertarians and those on the left agree on much. Both bristle at the curtailing of civil liberties. Both...

Q&A: Beatles cover band

September 18, 2013
Filed under News

Dubbed the Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band, the Fab Four will bring its meticulously sculpted renditions of Beatles hits to the Englert Theater, 221 E. Washington St., at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The California-based quartet —Ron McNeil as John Lennon, Ardy Sarraf as Paul McCartney, Michael Amador as George...

Hawkeyes prepare for exhibition match with Concordia-St. Paul

November 1, 2013
Filed under Sports

With how tough the Iowa women’s basketball nonconference schedule appears to be, their upcoming exhibition matchup with Concordia-St. Paul could prove to be more important than your normal exhibition game. “That’s why you want to have those exhibition games, so you can kind of figure...