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  • Branstad era ends, Reynolds to be Iowa’s 1st female governor

    - May 24, 2017
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After more than 22 years as Iowa governor, Terry Branstad is set to resign and be sworn in as ambassador to China. Branstad will resign at a ceremony beginning at 10...
  • New guy on the ‘bloc’ aims high

    - May 11, 2017
    By Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Despite his inexperience as a legislator, Sen. Nate Boulton, D-Des Moines, has received a great deal of support in his party since kicking off his gubernatorial campaign. Soon after announcing his...
  • Comey firing creates firestorm

    - May 9, 2017
    By Anna Kayser | anna-kayser@uiowa.edu On May 9, in the wake of Sen. Chuck Grassley’s many concerns stated during the Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Director James Comey was...
  • Holocaust survivor remains optimistic

    - May 9, 2017
    Madeleine Neal | madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu Jacob Eisenbach, a Holocaust survivor who graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1955, said certain aspects of modern-day political climates concern him. “I’m concerned about the North Korean...
  • Senate approves Branstad for China

    - May 9, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel on Tuesday easily approved Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s nomination to be the U.S. ambassador to China, a move that all but assures full Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump’s pick for the...
  • 20-week abortion bill becomes law

    - May 5, 2017
    By Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu On May 5, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law a bill that places strict limits on abortions after 20 weeks. The law prevents abortions after 20 weeks in cases of...
  • Grassley holds Comey’s feet to fire

    - May 4, 2017
    By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu While FBI Director James Comey confirmed the agency is still investigating ties between the Russian government and President Trump’s administration as well as continued Russian involvement in U.S. politics at a...
  • Panel points to N. Korea problem

    - May 4, 2017
    By Anna Kayser | anna-kayser@uiowa.edu Former ambassadors and China experts iterated a major concern voiced at Tuesday’s Senate Foreign Relations hearing to consider Gov. Terry Branstad’s ambassadorship to China: North Korea’s growing nuclear power. “I see...
  • Senate committee approves Branstad for China ambassador

    - May 2, 2017
    By Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing Tuesday on the nomination of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to the position of United States Ambassador to China. President Donald Trump nominated...
  • Trump’s top 10 for Iowa

    - May 1, 2017
    By Molly Hunter and Madeline Neal   April 29 marked President Trump’s first 100 days in the Oval Office. Here are 10 moves Trump has made that could affect the people of Iowa.   Sen. Joni...