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Julia Shanahan


Julia Shanahan is the Politics Editor at The Daily Iowan and a senior at the University of Iowa studying journalism and political science. Julia was a political reporter for two years and then became the Assistant Politics Editor covering everything Iowa caucus.  She now oversees coverage of state government and national politics relating to Iowa.

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

Jan 13, 2021
President Trump impeached, Iowa Republicans vote down measure (Story)
Jan 12, 2021
Governor calls for in-person learning and tax cuts in Condition of the State address (Story)
Jan 11, 2021
Iowa Legislature divided on mask wearing despite Gov. Kim Reynolds’ partial mask mandate (Story)
Jan 06, 2021
Iowa lawmakers sheltering as rioters storm the U.S. Capitol (Story)
Dec 22, 2020
Rita Hart campaign files petition in U.S. House, claims uncounted ballots will give her a nine-point lead (Story)
Dec 12, 2020
Independent review finds pressure from DNC, last-minute implementation of app responsible for delayed caucus results (Story)
Dec 09, 2020
Gov. Kim Reynolds encourages schools to transition completely to in-person instruction (Story)
Dec 03, 2020
Iowa legislators weigh in on College of Dentistry ‘free speech’ concerns (Story)
Dec 03, 2020
Gov. Kim Reynolds announces Iowa could see thousands of COVID-19 vaccines in the next month (Story)
Dec 01, 2020
Iowans convicted of felonies cast their vote in a tumultuous election (Story)
Nov 30, 2020
Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ six-vote lead certified by Iowa Secretary of State (Story)
Nov 16, 2020
Gov. Kim Reynolds announces stronger mask requirements nine months into pandemic (Story)
Nov 08, 2020
Third time’s the charm: Joe Biden’s long road to the White House (Story)
Nov 05, 2020
Theresa Greenfield’s record-breaking fundraising did not deliver Iowa’s Senate seat (Story)
Nov 04, 2020
Iowa delivers results despite national uncertainty (Story)
Nov 01, 2020
Iowa auditors begin processing absentee ballots amid record early-voting (Story)
Oct 27, 2020
Donald Trump Jr. rallies Iowans in Cedar Rapids as Election Day nears (Story)
Oct 22, 2020
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Review Committee lifts pause on University of Iowa DEI trainings, continues some evaluations (Story)
Oct 21, 2020
Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says the country is watching Iowa’s congressional races (Story)
Oct 15, 2020
Iowa voters say they’re voting for Trump because of his ‘American standard of living’ (Story)
Oct 15, 2020
Fact check: final U.S. Senate debate between Joni Ernst and Theresa Greenfield (Story)
Oct 14, 2020
Trump rallies thousands of voters in Des Moines less than three weeks from Election Day (Story)
Oct 12, 2020
Iowa political leaders defend their party’s position as Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin (Story)
Oct 06, 2020
The Electoral College explained (Story)
Oct 05, 2020
University of Iowa will halt diversity, equity, and inclusion training after White House Executive Order (Story)
Oct 03, 2020
Joni Ernst and Theresa Greenfield point fingers in second U.S. Senate debate (Story)
Sep 30, 2020
Iowa political leaders question the productivity of the first presidential debate (Story)
Sep 29, 2020
Students embrace hidden disabilities (Story)
Sep 27, 2020
Iowa candidates in competitive seats navigate campaigning during COVID-19 (Story)
Sep 23, 2020
Sen. Chuck Grassley on U.S. Supreme Court vacancy: ‘You’re put into this position by people beyond my control’ (Story)
Sep 22, 2020
Women of the UI law school mourn RBG, reflect on gender identity (Story)
Sep 14, 2020
Former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to resign as U.S. ambassador to China next month (Story)
Sep 01, 2020
Black Lives Matter protesters face off with Iowa State Patrol near I-80 Monday night (Story)
Aug 27, 2020
President Trump champions USMCA trade deal in RNC speech (Story)
Aug 26, 2020
Joni Ernst praises Trump as an advocate for Iowa farmers in RNC speech (Story)
Aug 25, 2020
Iowa delegates see out presidential nominating process at national party conventions (Story)
Aug 25, 2020
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds at RNC: ‘This is an administration of action and outcome’ (Story)
Aug 23, 2020
Iowa delegates prepare for unconventional RNC (Story)
Aug 20, 2020
Tying the knot in a process that began in Iowa, Joe Biden accepts Democratic nomination for president (Story)
Jun 05, 2020
Breonna Taylor vigil held, crowd returns to I-80 during Iowa City protest (Story)
May 22, 2020
Farm income was up going into planting season, but not as high as president says (Story)
May 12, 2020
Gov. Kim Reynolds will announce changes in mitigation strategies on Wednesday (Story)
May 05, 2020
Gov. Kim Reynolds says facility outbreaks are not indicative of community spread (Story)
Apr 28, 2020
Researchers at the UI concluded that a second wave of COVID-19 is likely if the state slows mitigation efforts (Story)
Apr 28, 2020
Gov. Kim Reynolds said Iowans must use their best judgement as parts of the state reopen on May 1 (Story)
Apr 21, 2020
Gov. Kim Reynolds announces launch of public/private partnership to deliver mass COVID-19 testing (Story)
Apr 15, 2020
Iowa director of human services says domestic violence reports are decreasing, but the violence is not (Story)
Apr 13, 2020
Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to release internal COVID-19 models between the UI College of Public Health and the state “at some point” (Story)
Apr 09, 2020
Gov. Kim Reynolds touts Iowa’s unemployment benefits and ability to treat COVID-19 patients (Story)
Apr 07, 2020
College students fall into a gray area in the country’s largest economic stimulus package in U.S. history (Story)
Apr 02, 2020
Gov. Kim Reynolds extends school closures, suspensions of nonessential businesses until April 30 (Story)
Mar 31, 2020
Gov. Kim Reynolds assures protective measures in long-term care facilities, says there is progress in testing accessibility (Story)
Mar 29, 2020
After student workers leave campus questioning pay status, UI says pay will continue (Story)
Mar 18, 2020
Joni Ernst says Congress is focused on providing quick relief to families amid COVID-19 pandemic (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
Iowa City area nursing homes take precautions (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
Rep. Dave Loebsack endorses Joe Biden, joining Iowa’s two other Democratic members of Congress (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
Chuck Grassley will not cancel public meetings in Iowa amid novel coronavirus (Story)
Mar 05, 2020
Johnson County was the sole Iowa county Elizabeth Warren won. Her supporters there react to her dropped 2020 bid. (Story)
Mar 04, 2020
Joe Biden gains momentum in Super Tuesday states, Sanders projected to win California (Story)
Mar 04, 2020
Iowa Senate passes a bill to raise minimum age to purchase tobacco (Story)
Mar 01, 2020
Pete Buttigieg ends presidential bid (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
Iowa House passes a bill to implement in-state admission requirements at University of Iowa Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
Pressures abroad: Hong Kong and University of Iowa communities intersect (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price resigns amid caucus controversy (Story)
Feb 11, 2020
With Iowa results still in limbo, Bernie Sanders clear top vote-getter out of New Hampshire (Story)
Feb 09, 2020
Iowa Democratic Party allocates the most national delegates to Pete Buttigieg despite uncertainty in the results (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders lead in partial Iowa caucus results (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Progressives split the ticket in Iowa (Story)
Feb 01, 2020
Joe Biden says he’s not concerned about support from young caucusgoers in an interview with The Daily Iowan (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
Buttigieg tells Iowans to consider the Midwestern candidate a week before the caucuses (Story)
Jan 20, 2020
Presidential hopefuls attend Brown and Black forum in Iowa on MLK Day (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
College students in Iowa get a front-row seat to national politics (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
Presidential hopefuls make final pitches to Iowans 20 days out from caucuses in Democratic debate (Story)
Jan 13, 2020
New Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley opens 2020 legislative session, calling for lowered taxes and job creation (Story)
Jan 12, 2020
Rep. Dave Loebsack endorses Pete Buttigieg three weeks before the Iowa caucuses (Story)
Dec 21, 2019
Elizabeth Warren calls out corruption at North Liberty town hall (Story)
Dec 19, 2019
Johnson County supervisors OK final version of Unified Development Ordinance (Story)
Dec 12, 2019
Johnson County Board of Supervisors moves Unified Development Ordinance forward despite public scrutiny (Story)
Dec 08, 2019
Tom Steyer says he would support publicly funded elections (Story)
Dec 07, 2019
Cory Booker urges people to donate at Iowa City stop (Story)
Dec 02, 2019
Elizabeth Warren talks universal free college, student-loan debt cancellation in interview (Story)
Dec 01, 2019
Former Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak drops presidential bid (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
Ernst, Democratic leadership fight over Violence Against Women Act (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
Julián Castro attends an immigration roundtable in Iowa City (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
UI alum Barry Jackson talks careers in White House, Congress (Story)
Nov 02, 2019
Democratic candidates play into their personal brands at Liberty and Justice Dinner (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Kamala Harris on reproductive health care: ‘We need to declare it a priority’ (Story)
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
Iowa City reacts to reduced funding for Planned Parenthood (Story)
Aug 28, 2019
Kirsten Gillibrand drops 2020 presidential bid (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
Video: Sit down with Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (Story)
Feb 18, 2019
Kirsten Gillibrand praises Green New Deal in Eastern Iowa campaign stops (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)