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Julia Shanahan


Julia Shanahan is the Assistant Politics Editor for The Daily Iowan. Now a junior, she started working for the publication her freshman year as an Opinions columnist and now reports on Iowa politics with a focus on agriculture and a passion for producing in-depth pieces.

Julia Shanahan, Assistant Politics Editor

Oct 18, 2019
Ernst and Reynolds open up to Iowans at an Iowa GOP reception (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Farmers face economic barriers to sustainable farming, amid climate change reports (Story)
Oct 07, 2019
Cory Booker: Sink-or-swim fundraising deadline ‘a moment of incredible, radical transparency’ (Story)
Oct 04, 2019
2020 campaigns rally with climate activist Greta Thunberg (Story)
Oct 01, 2019
Iowa judge upholds voter ID requirement, strikes down signature matching in the 2017 voter ID law (Story)
Sep 22, 2019
Latest Iowa poll shows Warren ahead, but Iowans say they aren’t paying attention to poll numbers (Story)
Sep 19, 2019
Iowa ag leaders say USMCA trade deal top priority this congressional session (Story)
Sep 12, 2019
Tom Steyer holds Iowa City meet and greet at Hamburg Inn No. 2 (Story)
Sep 11, 2019
Elizabeth Warren will hold a town hall at the UI next Thursday (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
Tom Steyer to visit Iowa City on Thursday (Story)
Sep 05, 2019
Bernie Sanders to visit UI campus Sunday (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
The most diverse presidential field in one of the nation’s whitest states (Story)
Aug 28, 2019
Kirsten Gillibrand drops 2020 presidential bid (Story)
Aug 28, 2019
Iowa City reacts to reduced funding for Planned Parenthood (Story)
Aug 15, 2019
John Hickenlooper pulls 2020 presidential bid, hints at U.S. Senate bid (Story)
Aug 14, 2019
Julian Castro says his gun-control plan will ‘disarm hate’ (Story)
Aug 05, 2019
Presidential Candidates at the Iowa State Fair (Story)
Jul 30, 2019
A political guide to the Iowa State Fair (Story)
Jul 26, 2019
Amy Klobuchar talks affordable housing in Iowa City (Story)
Jul 25, 2019
Kirsten Gillibrand in Iowa City: I will be the nominee (Story)
Jul 24, 2019
Kirsten Gillibrand to visit the Mill, Iowa City (Story)
Jul 22, 2019
U.S. Senate candidate Kimberly Graham talks campaign finance and health care in Iowa City (Story)
Jul 18, 2019
Mauro hopes to restore Americans’ trust in government in Senate race (Story)
Jul 16, 2019
Database highlights contaminants in private wells (Story)
Jul 15, 2019
Michael Bennet condemns Trump and touts unity in Iowa City (Story)
Jul 14, 2019
Democratic hopefuls call for immigration reform at Progress Iowa Corn Feed (Story)
Jul 10, 2019
Steve Bullock said he’s not one to eliminate all student-loan debt in an Iowa City stop (Story)
Jul 09, 2019
UI Chinese students face difficulties as international tensions increase (Story)
Jul 08, 2019
Former U.S. representative announces bid for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District (Story)
Jul 08, 2019
Eric Swalwell drops out of 2020 race for the Democratic nomination (Story)
Jul 04, 2019
Democrats visit small-town Iowa on Fourth of July (Story)
Jul 03, 2019
Democratic candidates flock to Iowa ahead of Fourth of July (Story)
Jul 02, 2019
Bernie Sanders rallies at an Iowa City ice-cream social (Story)
Jun 30, 2019
Iowa City engineer announces congressional bid (Story)
Jun 30, 2019
Rita Hart makes a campaign stop at Iowa City Yotopia (Story)
Jun 23, 2019
Warren introduces bill to cancel student debt (Story)
Jun 21, 2019
Police respond to gunshots on W. Benton St., no injuries reported (Story)
Jun 17, 2019
Foreign policy not at the forefront of Democratic presidential campaigns – yet (Story)
Jun 12, 2019
Biden highlights progressive issues in Clinton campaign stop (Story)
Jun 11, 2019
Trump in Des Moines: ‘You will be the ones to shape America’s future’ (Story)
Jun 09, 2019
2020 presidential hopefuls condemn Trump at the largest candidate gathering yet (Story)
Jun 08, 2019
Sen. Cory Booker advocates for racial equality in Iowa City (Story)
Jun 07, 2019
Bernie Sanders in Cedar Rapids: “best candidate to beat Trump” (Story)
Jun 06, 2019
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is released from the hospital after experiencing chest pain (Story)
Jun 03, 2019
Democrat Theresa Greenfield enters 2020 U.S. Senate race (Story)
Jun 01, 2019
Cory Booker to appear on Political Party Live in Iowa City (Story)
May 31, 2019
Tim Ryan talks economic reform to Iowa City crowd (Story)
May 17, 2019
2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg to visit Iowa City on Saturday (Story)
May 14, 2019
Democrat Rita Hart launches bid for Dave Loebsack’s seat in Congress (Story)
May 08, 2019
Flooding in eastern Iowa ramps up urgency for congressional disaster-relief (Story)
May 05, 2019
UIHC grants nearly $18 million worth of medication through assistance program (Story)
May 01, 2019
Joe Biden condemns Trump tax policy, touts working class in Iowa City stop (Story)
Apr 30, 2019
Lawmakers at a crossroads on criminal justice (Story)
Apr 25, 2019
Elizabeth Warren outlines benefits of taxing the wealthy in Cedar Rapids (Story)
Apr 22, 2019
Elizabeth Warren proposes student-debt cancellation, free tuition (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
How Midwest flooding became a political wedge (Story)
Apr 09, 2019
Bill to allow emergency refills of prescription drugs heads to Iowa governor’s desk (Story)
Apr 07, 2019
Iowa’s U.S. senators express frustration with lack of trade progress (Story)
Apr 03, 2019
Members of Iowa’s ag sector disagree with 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren’s policy (Story)
Mar 29, 2019
Climate change, Midwest floods divide politicians (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
Joni Ernst still working to ‘make ’em squeal’ (Story)
Mar 26, 2019
Iowa congressional leaders urge additional relief after flooding (Story/Media)
Mar 19, 2019
VP Mike Pence joins Gov. Kim Reynolds as flooding in the midwest continues (Story)
Mar 12, 2019
As insulin prices rise, politicians attempt to take action, but for some families — it’s too late (Story)
Mar 05, 2019
From rallies to intimate locales: 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls are racking up Iowa visits (Story)
Feb 18, 2019
Kirsten Gillibrand praises Green New Deal in Eastern Iowa campaign stops (Story)
Feb 18, 2019
Video: Sit down with Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
A year after Parkland, Iowa City School District members speak out on Iowa gun legislation (Story)
Feb 10, 2019
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren visits eastern Iowa (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
Iowa parties weigh in on State of the Union (Story)
Feb 02, 2019
Author and 2020 candidate Marianne Williamson makes campaign stop at Prairie Lights (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
Iowa agriculture: New NAFTA will not repair tariff damage (Story)
Jan 30, 2019
Iowa’s congressional delegation supports measures to permanently end government shutdowns (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
Federal aid to farmers helped fill gaps, uncertainty in shutdown continues (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
Partial U.S. government shutdown impacts Iowa agriculture (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
Congress passes farm bill, solidifying a 5-year budget for agriculture and food assistance programs (Story)
Dec 04, 2018
Key 1990 Iowa football moment reflects Matt Whitaker’s jump to the White House (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Grassley: Whitaker’s appointment constitutional, but a replacement should be found quickly (Story)
Nov 07, 2018
Who won Iowa on Tuesday? Women. (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
In eastern Iowa, governor contenders make pitches and rally their troops (Story)
Nov 04, 2018
Hubbell rallies Iowa City Democrats two days ahead of Election Day (Story)
Nov 03, 2018
Democratic candidates have out-raised Republicans in state races this election cycle (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Biden in Cedar Rapids: Leaders need to ‘set the tone and dial down the temperature’ (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
2020 Watch: Who are the national politicians visiting Iowa? (Story)
Oct 21, 2018
Mike Naig eyes full term as Iowa secretary of agriculture (Story)
Oct 15, 2018
National Democrats considering 2020 visit Johnson County (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
Iowa gubernatorial candidates spar over state budget, Medicaid (Story)
Oct 05, 2018
Joni Ernst, Chuck Grassley, and Iowa Republican leaders voice support for new NAFTA agreement (Story)
Oct 03, 2018
Iowa farmers facing increased mental health concerns (Story)
Sep 27, 2018
As deadline approaches to renew the farm bill, Iowans waiting on funding for state conservation efforts (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
Iowa Supreme Court hears Dakota Access Pipeline case (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
Iowa soybean farmers feeling the heat of tariffs (Story)
Aug 28, 2018
Experts: Chinese military spike unrelated to tariffs (Story)
Aug 23, 2018
Reynolds seeks to boost rural development (Story)
Aug 17, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch: ‘Just because you disagree, doesn’t mean you have to be disagreeable’ (Story)
May 09, 2018
Reynolds signs bill regarding changes to energy efficiency efforts (Story)
May 03, 2018
New set of policies to address sexual harassment in Des Moines (Story)
Apr 25, 2018
Federal government makes moves to decriminalize marijuana (Story)
Apr 17, 2018
Fourth Wave Feminism and its political implications (Story)
Apr 13, 2018
Trump sends National Guard troops to border, Iowa not yet affected (Story)
Apr 09, 2018
Gov. Reynolds signs bill to combat suicide (Story)
Mar 28, 2018
Democrats concerned about funding for mental-health improvements (Story)
Mar 23, 2018
Muslim students feel lack of recognition (Story)
Mar 09, 2018
Iowa ranked No. 1 in a new report (Story)
Feb 28, 2018
Iowa City principals speak about arming teachers (Story)
Feb 22, 2018
AR-15 Rifles in Iowa (Story)
Feb 19, 2018
Local VA maintains standards, official says (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
Republicans Caucused in the Iowa City Public Library (Story)
Jan 25, 2018
Immigrant Advocates hone in on state politics (Story)
Jan 20, 2018
Women’s March reaches Iowa City (Story)
Jan 17, 2018
One year after inauguration, Iowa feeling impact of Trump administration (Story)
Dec 14, 2017
Concealed-carry may cover all states (Story)
Dec 01, 2017
Cedar Falls City Councilor Nick Taiber discusses applying liberty on local level (Story)
Nov 10, 2017
Iowa representative proposes Water Quality Conservation Act (Story)
Oct 25, 2017
Shanahan: Why I’m a journalism major in the Trump era (Story)
Oct 13, 2017
Shanahan: Human trafficking more local than people think (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
Shanahan: UI Counseling Service hours should be extended for students (Story)
Aug 23, 2017
Shanahan: On Iowa! group activities lacking social aspects (Story)