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  • Republicans admit defeat, pull health vote from House

    by - 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

    by - 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

    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...
  • King’s stance on immigration

    by - 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

    by - 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

    by - 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

    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...
  • Public workers face brave new world

    by - Mar 8, 2017
    By Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Many of Iowa’s public employees will not feel the effects of a new collective-bargaining law for a few years. “There are multiple cities and counties that have three- or five-year agreements...
  • Lecture notes conservative push

    by - Mar 7, 2017
    Gina Jochimsen| gina-jochimsen@uiowa.edu Molly Hunter| molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Conservative organizations have played a large part in creating and passing laws regarding unions, voter IDs, and campus carry of firearms in Iowa. On March 7, in a lecture in...
  • Water fight intensifies in Iowa

    by - Mar 6, 2017
    Gina Jochimsen | gina-jochimsen@uiowa.edu Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu A bill was recently introduced in the Iowa Legislature that could affect water-quality regulation in major cities across Iowa. The bill, House File 484, would transfer power from water utilities’...