Gov. Terry Branstad

  • Senate slashes university funding

    by - Jan 26, 2017
    By Anna Kayser | anna-kayser@uiowa.edu The Iowa Senate passed a budget bill on Thursday, voting to cut $18 million from Iowa’s three major public universities through the state Board of Regents’ funding as well as other state departments....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ‘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....
  • Trump headlines Ernst fundraiser

    by - Aug 27, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthew-jack@uiowa.edu DES MOINES — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump headlined the second annual Roast and Ride fundraiser hosted by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) on Saturday, painting a Republican party embodying unity and hope....
  • Political hopefuls tour Iowa State Fair

    by - Aug 22, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthew-jack@uiowa.edu Republican Vice Presidential nominee and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined IA Gov. Terry Branstad on Saturday to complete a political rite of passage by touring the Iowa State Fair. Largely dodging...
  • Branstad selected for Trump agriculture committee

    by - Aug 16, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthew-jack@uiowa.edu Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad was selected to be a member of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s Agricultural Advisory Committee, the Trump campaign said in a statement on Tuesday. “The formation of...
  • N.J. Gov. Christie endorses Trump

    by - Feb 26, 2016
    By Rebecca Morin | rebecca-morin@uiowa.edu Following a night of being blasted by Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump came back with a swing of his own: an endorsement from...
  • Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst still mum on GOP endorsement

    by - Feb 6, 2016
    By Brent Griffiths | brent-griffiths@uiowa.edu The Iowa Republican caucuses may be over, but Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is keeping her candidate of choice private. “I won’t be endorsing, whomever our nominee is, I want to make...