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Ernst hosts annual Roast & Ride

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks with memebers of the media during the third annual Roast and Ride event in Boone, Iowa, on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Guests included Vice President Mike Pence; Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds; and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. (The Daily Iowan/Nick Rohlman)

Molly Hunter and Madeleine Neal, [email protected]

June 3, 2017

  BOONE, Iowa — A sea of steel encompassed the front lot of Big Barn Harley-Davidson in Des Moines on the morning of June 3 as more than 500 motorcyclists prepared for their journey. The motorcyclists headed off to the Central Iowa Expo in Boone for Sen. Joni Ernst’s third-annual Roast an...

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...

Feminism, light bulbs, & comedy: Theater lecturer Megan Gogerty to stage presentation

Feminism, light bulbs, & comedy: Theater lecturer Megan Gogerty to stage presentation

Gracey Murphy, [email protected]

April 21, 2016

Democrats, Republicans, and independents. How can these people of vast and varying opinions find common ground? Well, through comedy, of course. Megan Gogerty, a University of Iowa theater lecturer, will present “How Many Feminist Does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb? Adventures in Comedy and Feminism”...

Lane: Does your home state affect your values?

Lane: Does your home state affect your values?

January 21, 2016

Joe Lane [email protected] “The bromance is over,” said Donald Trump following the Jan. 15 Republican presidential debate. Trump’s declaration refers to his once-amicable relationship with fellow poll-leader Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who staged an attack on “New York Values” during the...

Soyer: Consider more than gender when voting

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles at the audience during the photo spray before the start of the Democratic debate on Saturday, Nov. 14. The debate took place in Sheslow Auditorium on Drake University's campus. (The Daily Iowan/Brooklynn Kascel)

January 21, 2016

Hannah Soyer [email protected] Remember during the presidential election of 2008 when everyone was saying “People better not vote for Barack Obama just because he’s black” or “I’m going to vote for Barack Obama because it’s time we had our first black president.” I will admit that...

Ironies of the Iowa caucuses

Ironies of the Iowa caucuses

September 9, 2015

By Brent Griffiths [email protected] Outsider candidates are not new to presidential politics nor the first-in-the-nation caucuses, but each of the Republican hopefuls will have to confront the irony of their campaigns: winning an establishment contest with outsider appeal. “If you’r...

Dems celebrate Labor Day

Dems celebrate Labor Day

September 8, 2015

The most visible Democratic presidential candidates made their way to the Hawkeye State for the holiday weekend. By Rebecca Morin [email protected] In just 72 hours, Bernie Sanders picketed with labor workers on First Street in Cedar Rapids, away from Penford Products — where many of them are ...

The rise of non-politicians

Donald Trump gives a speech during the Freedom Summit in the Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. During he speech, Trump said he was concidering running for office. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kispert)

September 8, 2015

Politicians as a whole, it appears, would be well served by a rebranding. In the latest GOP poll by Monmouth University, the top two candidates in the Republican Party race have no political careers. Donald Trump, who neither needs nor deserves an introduction, led the first poll following the R...

Politicians work Labor Day weekend

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Senator Hillary Clinton waves to the crowd after her speech at the Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa, on Sunday, September 16, 2007.  Clinton told the crowd what her goals will be if she is elected to the White House.

September 4, 2015

Some presidential candidates are taking advantage of the three-day weekend. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will be back in the Hawkeye State for Labor Day weekend. Sanders will kick off the weekend with a three-day stint in Io...