• Timeline: Branstad’s Chinese connection

    - Dec 6, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | In 1985, a Chinese official named Xi Jinping, the director of the Feed Association of Shijiazhuang Prefecture, visited Muscatine as the leader of a delegation to study American agriculture. He was welcomed...
  • Behind the scenes: Election Night

    - Nov 16, 2016
    One week after Election Night, check out some behind-the-scenes photos and a video from the newsroom on Nov. 8.  ...Read More
  • ‘Rudy’ gives voters pep talk in Iowa City

    - Sep 30, 2016
    By Mitch McAndrew | Early voting started in swing state Iowa Thursday, and who better to rally University of Iowa students to the polls than Rudy himself. Actor Sean Astin appeared at The Java House...
  • Grassley: Big ag consolidation wave has become a tsunami

    - Sep 20, 2016
    by Mitch McAndrew | In a Tuesday morning Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley expressed concern about farmers in the wake of several proposed agriculture-sector consolidations. The most recent of these mergers, a...
  • Clinton ad hits Trump on veteran comments

    - Sep 6, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released a new attack ad on Tuesday, targeting her Republican rival Donald Trump’s controversial comments regarding U.S. veterans. The ad, entitled “Sacrifice,” shows scenes of wounded...
  • New Patty Judge ads feature “Checked Out Chuck”

    - Aug 23, 2016
    6:00 P.M.- This story was updated to include the Grassley campaign’s response to the ads.  By Mitch McAndrew | Iowa Democratic Senate candidate Patty Judge on Tuesday unveiled a pair of new TV ads that...
  • Iowa Republicans break from Trump on Khan comments

    - Aug 2, 2016
    By Mitch McAndrew |  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is facing backlash from prominent Iowa Republicans over his response to Khizr Khan’s Thursday night speech at the Democratic National Convention. Iowa’s two Republican Sens. Joni...
  • Podcast: Sen. David Johnson talks Donald Trump, Steve King

    - Jun 12, 2016
    By Mitch McAndrew and Brent Griffiths and   In this inaugural episode of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics and Politics Initiative Podcast, reporters Brent Griffiths (@BrentGriffiths) and Mitch McAndrew (@MitchieMac) chat with state Sen. David...
  • Trump heckled in Iowa City, cuts speech short

    - Jan 27, 2016
    By Brent Griffiths | Hawkeyes for Trump signs abounded in Iowa City on Tuesday as Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump spoke about his love for all things Iowa. Trump pronounced Hawkeye quarterback CJ Beathard the next...
  • Trump rolls out first TV attack ad in Iowa

    - Jan 22, 2016
    By Quentin Misiag | Donald Trump’s Republican presidential campaign infiltrated Iowa’s TV markets Jan. 22 with its first negative advertisement. The one-minute spot, titled “Clear Difference,” goes hard against in-party rival Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Team...