Donald Trump

  • GOP health plan stalls in the House

    by - 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...
  • To tweet or not to tweet

    by - 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...
  • What Trump’s agenda means for Iowa

    by - Feb 28, 2017
    By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu Forty days after his inauguration, President Trump pitched his legislative agenda on Tuesday to a joint session of Congress. This is what Trump’s four major policy proposals mean for Iowa: IMMIGRATION...
  • Despite opposition, Senate confirms DeVos

    by - Feb 8, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos won confirmation as Education Department secretary Tuesday by the slimmest of margins, pushed to approval only by the historic tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence. Two Republicans, Susan Collins of...
  • Marching into deconstruction

    by - Jan 24, 2017
    In a movement in which millions around the world participated, a clash of ideas was inevitable. By Lily Abromeit | lily-abromeit@uiowa.edu While millions of people gathered in the streets of cities around the country and world...
  • Trump’s trade move sparks concern

    by - Jan 23, 2017
    Some see Trump’s withdrawal from TPP a threat to Iowa’s agriculture economy. Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu University of Iowa Professor of economics John Solow said President Trump’s executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership on...
  • Branstad accepts China ambassadorship; Reynolds could be Iowa’s first female governor

    by - Dec 7, 2016
    DES MOINES (AP) — The likely departure of the nation’s longest-serving governor to accept an appointment as U.S. ambassador to China means Iowa could soon be led by its first female governor, just as the state...
  • Timeline: Branstad’s Chinese connection

    by - 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...
  • Area leaders find trumpery in immigration numbers

    by - 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...
  • Grassley sees potential for third Iowan on Supreme Court

    by - Nov 11, 2016
    CEDAR RAPIDS — With two judges from his home state on President-elect Donald Trump’s list of possible nominees, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley sees a good chance for an Iowan to sit on the...