Daily Iowan Ethics and Politics initiative

  • Grassley Wins Seventh Term

    by - Nov 8, 2016
    By Emily Kresse | Emily-kresse@uiowa.edu Sen. Grassley, R-Iowa, has cruised into a seventh term, defeating Democrat Patty Judge. The race was called by the Associated Press moments after polls closed in Iowa at 9 p.m. With...
  • Bernie Sanders in Iowa City: Clinton college plan best for all

    by - Nov 4, 2016
    By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu and Marissa Payne | maryssa-payne@uiowa.edu  Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton today in Iowa City where University of Iowa students interviewed by The Daily Iowan agreed Clinton’s plan...
  • Clinton veep Kaine and Iowa Rep. Loebsack make surprise Iowa City stop

    by - Nov 2, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthewmjack@gmail.com Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine and Iowa 2nd District Rep. Dave Loebsack made an unexpected campaign stop to Iowa City on Wednesday, after a rally scheduled that day in Des...
  • Clinton surrogate rally canceled after shooting of Iowa police officers

    by - Nov 2, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthewmjack@gmail.com A Des Moines get-out-the-vote event scheduled for Wednesday for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was canceled in the wake of what the Des Moines Police Department called an “ambush-style” shooting of...
  • Trump seizes on ‘outsider’ status, turns out Iowa vote

    by - Oct 28, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthewmjack@gmail.com CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Donald Trump on Oct. 28 seized on a news cycle embroiled in alleged political corruption and painted himself as America’s outsider candidate in a bid to turn out...
  • Clinton’s Cedar Rapids rally focuses on women

    by - Oct 28, 2016
    By Emily Kresse | Emily-kresse@uiowa.edu Hillary Clinton’s Iowa Women Win event in Cedar Rapids was kicked off by an Iowa male, Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, spoke first to a crowd of approximately 2,000 in Cedar Rapids, albeit...
  • While Trump struggles nationally, Iowa proves loyal

    by - Oct 27, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthewmjack@gmail.com While Donald Trump flounders in national polls, his numbers in Iowa have proved that his supporters in the state are resilient to controversy surrounding the Republican candidate. In the days after...
  • Iowa, where early voting grows

    by - Oct 25, 2016
    By Emily Kresse | emily-kresse@uiowa.edu Early voting in Iowa has been in full swing for nearly a month, and the numbers in Johnson County are beating those in 2008, yet down from 2012. That is in part...
  • ‘Vote-rigging’ steals the show

    by - Oct 20, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthewmjack@gmail.com Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump doubled-down on rhetoric that sowed seeds of doubt among American voters about the legitimacy of the 2016 election during the third and final presidential debate on Oct....
  • Campaign challenges Iowa teachers

    by - Oct 19, 2016
    A national phenomenon has become local — social-studies teachers across Iowa are having trouble navigating the political discourse when covering the current election in their classrooms. By Emily Kresse  emily-kresse@uiowa.edu The reasons this election year is...