Politics

  • King’s stance on immigration

    - Mar 22, 2017
    In an exclusive interview, Rep. Steve King outlined his vision for immigration policy in the United States. By Maria Curi maria-curi@uiowa.edu Soon after he tweeted “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies,” Rep. Steve...
  • Congressional hopeful Peters says health-insurance companies push prices up

    - Oct 27, 2017
    2018 Republican candidate for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District Chris Peters says insurance companies are part of the reason health-care costs are so high. Reducing the role insurance companies play in the market could help lower the...
  • On debt reduction, GOP says wait till next year

    - Oct 26, 2017
    By Lindsey McPherson CQ-Roll Call (TNS) WASHINGTON -Despite years of calling for reducing the federal debt, House Republicans are voting Thursday on a budget that doesn’t balance and that calls for adding $1.5 trillion to the deficit...
  • Iowa gubernatorial candidates on largest mass shooting in U.S. history: What’s next?

    - Oct 25, 2017
    Iowa gubernatorial hopefuls ponder approaches to gun control. By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu The two deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history occurred within a little more than a year of one another. In June 2016, 49...
  • Grassley concerned about Canadian, Mexican work visas

    - Oct 25, 2017
    Grassley concerned about Canadian, Mexican work visas Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, urges the administration to consider the TN visa program while considering changes to NAFTA during negotiations. The TN visa programs permits Canadian and Mexican citizens to work in the...
  • Gagging on ag-gag

    - Feb 8, 2016
    Animal-rights groups argue that so-called ag-gag prevents needed investigations. By Molly Hunter molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Animals-rights activists continue to question the constitutionality of so-called ag-gag legislation prohibiting undercover investigations of livestock operations. While Iowa’s law has not come...
  • Trump administration ends Obamacare cost-sharing, Iowa insurance stopgap unaffected

    - Oct 19, 2017
    The Trump administration cuts cost-sharing reduction payments; while these cuts are controversial, they don’t affect Iowa’s proposed stopgap insurance plan. By Isabella Senno isabella-senno@uiowa.edu The federal government will end the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction payments,...
  • Former Congressman says GOP no longer dedicated to small government

    - Oct 18, 2017
    Former Congressman Joe Walsh said the Republican party no longer values small government highly. By Molly Hunter molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Ex-Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh told a group of mostly Republican University of Iowa students why Trump is a...
  • Cybersecurity in the time of phishing

    - Oct 17, 2017
    Cyber hackers may come phishing for you (and you, too). By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu For local businessman Aaron Warner, cybersecurity threats can’t be defeated unless they are faced head-on. “Cybersecurity is about layers, so there’s no...
  • Johnson County Democrats ready for a comeback

    - Oct 16, 2017
    Democrats in Iowa — at least those in Johnson County — seem to have come to a consensus: It’s time to rebound. By Molly Hunter molly-hunter@uiowa.edu The need for a Democrat comeback in Iowa was the...

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