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  • In the transition

    - Mar 29, 2017
    During their time in Washington, D.C., The Daily Iowan’s Ethics and Politics team had the opportunity to document how the transition of power in the White House had affected the atmosphere of the town for politicians...
  • Finding some GOP balance

    - Mar 29, 2017
    While President Donald Trump’s approval rating is at a considerable low, his ability to work with Republicans in Congress has not been affected by this. By Anna Kayser  anna-kayser@uiowa.edu President Trump’s low approval rating may not...
  • House slaps down minimum wage

    - Mar 27, 2017
    By Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu A bill in the Iowa legislature may lower the minimum wages in four different counties across the state. The bill, House File 295, passed 29-21 Monday evening in the Iowa legislature...
  • Republicans admit defeat, pull health vote from House

    - Mar 24, 2017
    By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pulled the Affordable Care Act replacement bill right before members of the House were scheduled to vote March 24. This major setback came after...
  • Senate panel OKs Perdue as Ag secretary

    - Mar 23, 2017
    By Maria Curi maria-curi@uiowa.edu Former Governor of Georgia George “Sonny” Perdue was confirmed as Secretary of Agriculture on Thursday. At the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee hearing, Perdue said he had “no input” in President...
  • GOP health plan stalls in the House

    - Mar 23, 2017
    With a House divided, Grassley predicts ‘Plan B’ on repeal and replace. By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu “There’s the bill right there – 121 pages,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said, pointing to a stack of papers...
  • 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...
  • As the judicial world turns

    - Mar 20, 2017
    Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Judge Neil Gorsuch’s judicial ideology makes him an asset to the Supreme Court and the nation as a whole. By Molly Hunter and Gina Jochimsen | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu and gina-jochimsen@uiowa.edu As the...
  • Grassley, Ernst: Iowa trade to be protected in NAFTA renegotiation

    - Mar 14, 2017
    By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu WASHINGTON – Several hours before participating in a Senate Finance Committee hearing on March 14 to consider the nomination of Robert Lighthizer for U.S. Trade Representative, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, recalled...
  • To tweet or not to tweet

    - Mar 8, 2017
    By Anna Kayser anna-kayser@uiowa.edu Some Iowa politicians and experts differ on the significance behind President Trump’s unconventional use of Twitter to relay information to the American public. “Trump has been very effective at using Twitter over...