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Grassley comments on Tillerson firing

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sat down with Daily Iowan reporters on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Grassley discussed his disagreement with President Trump's decision to remove Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. (Gage Miskimen/The Daily Iowan)

March 13, 2018

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said that if it were up to him, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would not have been fired. “I look at it this way: The president is the president of the United States, he’s got to have the [people on his] team that he wants to have on his ...

Grassley, Ernst: Iowa trade to be protected in NAFTA renegotiation

Grassley, Ernst: Iowa trade to be protected in NAFTA renegotiation

March 14, 2017

By Maria Curi [email protected] WASHINGTON – Several hours before participating in a Senate Finance Committee hearing on March 14 to consider the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be the U.S. Trade Representative, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in an interview with The Daily Iowan recalled...

Iowa GOP goes with Trump

Presidential candidate Donald Trump, holds a caucus event at the Sheraton Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday Feb. 1, 2016. Trump later lost the Iowa Caucus with 24 percent of the vote, while his opposition Ted Cruz won Iowa with 28 percent of the votes (The Daily Iowan/Glenn Sonnie Wooden).

Rebecca Morin, [email protected]

May 5, 2016

The path for the GOP presidential nomination is clear for Donald Trump — and now Iowa Republicans are planning their next move. Jeff Kaufmann, the chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, said the party will back Trump as the GOP nominee. “I recognize that we have some people with a very strong...

Editorial: Stand up for issues that matter

Editorial: Stand up for issues that matter

April 28, 2016

During this election cycle, there have been a lot of doomsday scenarios painted by candidates on both sides of the aisle. On the Republican side, there is Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” complete with overly dramatic prophecies of a world in which the United States is irrelevant. And...

Elliot: Eternity springs hopeful (ha-ha)

Elliot: Eternity springs hopeful (ha-ha)

April 26, 2016

Beau Elliot [email protected] Best sign seen at this year’s Boston Marathon: "Run Like Ted Cruz is Behind You.” I can’t imagine better advice during these times, if that’s what they are. It’s possible, because anything seemingly is, that these times are actually somebody else’s ti...

Cruz trumps suit in Iowa

Cruz trumps suit in Iowa

Anna Onstad-Hargrave, [email protected]

April 15, 2016

After a weekend of Colorado delegates coalescing against GOP front-runner Donald Trump, Iowa political experts say it’s because Trump does not understand the rules and has pushed away support. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz garnered support of 11 out of the 12 delegates allocated in Iowa congessional district...

Brady: Opportunities, problems abound for Republicans

Brady: Opportunities, problems abound for Republicans

April 14, 2016

Jace Brady [email protected] There has been mounting speculation about who the Republican presidential nominee might be if Donald Trump is unable to clinch the nomination. Several names have been floated, and one of the most popular has been House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. However, on Tuesday...

Elliot: No clue, like the flu

Elliot: No clue, like the flu

April 12, 2016

Beau Elliot [email protected] In Burma, now Myanmar, apparently the army representatives in its equivalent of Congress walked out after a vote didn’t go their way because, as a representative told BBC Radio, the army was being “bullied” by those in favor of democracy. The army, of cou...

Elliot: Abortion, prison, & meerkats

President Donald Trump looks around the room at the 2015 Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines on May 16, 2015. (The Daily Iowan/Sergio Flores)

April 5, 2016

Beau Elliot [email protected] “Donald Trump wants to put women who have abortions in prison” was all the hubbub recently, so I sat up and took notice. Hey, put that back, my girlfriend said. That’s my notice. Oh, sorry, I said. I’m always mixing up notices. I used to blame it on...

Elliot: Hell, & us, & a handbasket

Elliot: Hell, & us, & a handbasket

March 28, 2016

Beau Elliot [email protected] So the world is going to hell in a handbasket, and the only thing we can do is figure out is whether Donald Trump is right (China has devalued the yuan in order to swamp us with several metric tons of Chinese handbaskets) or, as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Moons of Uranus,...

Editorial: Trump’s concerns over trade shouldn’t be dismissed

President Donald Trump looks around the room at the 2015 Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines on May 16, 2015. (The Daily Iowan/Sergio Flores)

March 22, 2016

Amid all the name-calling, lies, and general nastiness that has come to pass in this particular election cycle, one legitimate issue has risen to the forefront in rhetoric from both the Republican presidential front-runner and the Democratic underdog: trade. Donald Trump’s favorite stump speech...

Studer: Anyone but Trump

FILE - In this file photo, Donald Trump speaks to a crowd at the University of Iowa Field house on Tuesday Jan 26, 2016. (The Daily Iowan/Jordan Gale, file)

March 10, 2016

Samuel Studer [email protected] There is nothing more terrifying than the idea that Donald Trump will become our president. Trump has continued to win a majority of primary contests, making it likely that the former television host will win the Republican nomination. Most of this fearf...