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  • Trump’s State Department pick sparks concern from Iowa Dems

    - Dec 14, 2016
    By Maria Curi and Emily Kresse President-elect Donald Trump announced Dec. 13 that he had picked ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as the next secretary of State. Tillerson’s ties to Russia have incited concern among...
  • Trump praises Branstad at ‘Thank-You’ tour stop in Iowa

    - Dec 8, 2016
    By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu DES MOINES — President-elect Donald Trump spoke at the Hy-Vee Hall in Iowa Events Center Dec. 8 as part of his “Thank-You” tour, during which he formally announced Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s...
  • Iowans split on Electoral College, but agree it’s here to stay

    - Dec 7, 2016
    By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu Despite her Nov. 8 loss, Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote has surpassed 2.5 million, sparking a debate over the role of the Electoral College reminiscent of the 2000 presidential...
  • Timeline: Branstad’s Chinese connection

    - Dec 6, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthew-jack@uiowa.edu 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...
  • Police sergeant may be first Latino in Iowa Senate

    - Nov 29, 2016
    By Maria Curi | Maria-curi@uiowa.edu If Republican candidate and Le Claire, Iowa, police Sgt. Mike Gonzales wins the Iowa Senate District 45 seat, he will become the first Latino elected to the state’s Legislature. A grandson of...
  • Area leaders find trumpery in immigration numbers

    - Nov 16, 2016
    By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu  President-elect Donald Trump’s immigration numbers are not adding up, according to Iowa politicians, experts, and community leaders interviewed by The Daily Iowan. On Nov. 13, Trump told CBS’ Lesley Stahl on...
  • Iowa sees red with Trump, state GOP sweep

    - Nov 10, 2016
    By Maria Curi maria-curi@uiowa.edu After spending most of the last several election cycles as a blue state, Donald Trump turned Iowa red once again, winning a whopping 93 of the battleground state’s 99 counties. Republican and...
  • Blum safe in 1st District

    - Nov 8, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthewmjack@gmail.com DUBUQUE, Iowa — Republicans held on to Iowa’s 1st Congressional District on Tuesday after Rep. Rod Blum beat his Democratic challenger, Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman Monica Vernon, for one of the most competitive...
  • Dave Loebsack to begin sixth term in the House

    - Nov 8, 2016
    By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu Marking the start of his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, beat his libertarian-minded challenger Christopher Peters in Iowa’s second congressional district. At approximately 11:20 P.M....
  • Iowa early voting turnout dips in 2016

    - Nov 8, 2016
    By Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu  Preliminary numbers indicate early voting is down in Iowa for the 2016 presidential election. Of the 92,138 voters registered in Johnson County as of Nov. 6, 32.98 percent had voted by...