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WATERLOO — Amid a cautious and subdued celebration, supporters of immigration reform in Eastern Iowa noted President Obama’s address on Thursday night. The speech, criticized as executive overreach, announced a series of actions on immigration to Read More »
CEDAR RAPIDS — The race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is wide open, but Sen. Chuck Grassley doesn’t expect to endorse any one of the nearly two dozen potential candidates.
But he’s won’t rule out breaking with his practice Read More »
CEDAR RAPIDS — There may be more steak on the menu for Sen. Tom Harkin.
His 37th steak fry in September was supposed to be the final edition of the annual late summer gathering of Democrats.
“It’s hard to believe this will be our last Read More »
CEDAR RAPIDS — Western Iowa U.S. Rep. Steve King is planning a caucus 2016 kickoff featuring at least three potential Republican presidential candidates in January.
King, who earlier this month was re-elected to a seventh term, will team up Read More »
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will headline a liberal advocacy group event in Iowa next month.
Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic says Sanders will give the keynote address Dec. 16 at the group’s Read More »
CEDAR RAPIDS — A farmer from Iowa likely will become the first nonlawyer to lead the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, is in line to lead the committee that considers federal Read More »
IOWA CITY — For more than 80 years, Iowa counties, cities and school districts have needed 60 percent of the vote — as opposed to a simple majority — to pass a public bond issue that raises property taxes.
Some lawmakers have tried to chang Read More »
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is heading off to Italy for a post-election vacation with his wife.
Branstad said Thursday that he’ll take an 11-day trip starting Friday that will include Rome and Florence. He’ll be back to work Read More »
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The campaign spokeswoman for Senator-elect Joni Ernst was charged with OWI just days before the election.
Police reports show the incident happened on Oct. 29 about 10:36 p.m. in the 6100 block of Beechtree Drive in W Read More »
JOHNSTON — A leading strategist and consultant to Bruce Braley’s unsuccessful U.S. Senate campaign said he thinks the Democrat needed a more “high-risk” element in his campaign.
Jeff Link made the observation Friday during the taping of Iowa Read More »
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