Politics

  • Democrats seek more inclusion

    - Aug 2, 2017
    Iowa Senate Minority Leader Rob Hogg believes the future of Iowa Democrats lies in putting issues before party identification. By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu Iowa Democrats need to take a practical approach by talking to voters about...
  • Iowa Public Safety seeks reaccreditation

    - Aug 1, 2017
    The Iowa Department of Public Safety could receive its third-consecutive CALEA approval. By Molly Hunter molly-hunter@uiowa.edu DES MOINES — The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies held a public meeting as part of the process...
  • Trump’s trans ban draws rebuke

    - Jul 31, 2017
    By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu When President Trump took to Twitter on July 26 to announce his plan to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, party lines were blurred. The Iowa Democratic Party released...
  • Agricultural delegation notes Chinese progress

    - Jul 27, 2017
    The members of an all-Iowa agricultural trade mission to China covered beef sustainability and the trade deficit in a conference call on Wednesday. By Molly Hunter molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Members of the all-Iowa agriculture trade mission to China...
  • Democrat proposes expanding children’s health-insurance plan

    - Jul 25, 2017
    As individual health-insurance suppliers leave the state, a proposal by Iowa Senate Democrats could keep 11,000 of Iowa’s children insured in 2018. By Molly Hunter molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Sen. Janet Petersen, D-Des Moines, has proposed a plan to...
  • Peters officially set to face Loebsack

    - Jul 24, 2017
    Christopher Peters on Sunday announced his candidacy for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District in the 2018 election. He will challenge Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa. By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu When Christopher Peters ran for Congress in 2016, he...
  • Republican heavyweights strongly back Reynolds

    - Jul 20, 2017
    As the 2018 gubernatorial-primary season inch closer, Gov. Kim Reynolds welcomes the support of Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley. Some of Reynolds’ top campaign issues include business, energy, education, and job training. By Madeleine Neal...
  • Peters announces run for U.S. Congress

    - Jul 19, 2017
    Chris Peters will kick off his campaign as a candidate for Iowa’s 2nd <br />  District on July 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber. Peters ran against, and lost to, Rep. Dave...
  • Corbett embraces underdog role

    - Jul 19, 2017
    Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett takes on incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds in the 2018 GOP gubernatorial primary campaign. By Molly Hunter molly-hunter@uiowa.edu A year out from the 2018 gubernatorial election, and the Iowa Republican Party is throwing...
  • Ernst officials hear from Iowa City

    - Jul 19, 2017
    Regional directors from the Sen. Joni Ernst’s office visit the Iowa City Public Library to hear constituents’ concerns, ranging from voter-ID laws to health care. By James Geerdes james-geerdes@uiowa.edu For Iowa City liberals, party lines have...

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