Terry Branstad

  • New guy on the ‘bloc’ aims high

    by - 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...
  • 20-week abortion bill becomes law

    by - 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...
  • Senate committee approves Branstad for China ambassador

    by - 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...
  • 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...
  • Iowa GOP optimistic they could regain majority in Senate

    by - Nov 6, 2016
    By Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republicans believe they’ll have the pieces in place on Election Day to retake control of the state Legislature, a long-standing goal that, if achieved, would enable them to alter...
  • 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 top election official assures voters of a fair election

    by - Oct 18, 2016
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s election isn’t rigged and every vote cast by an eligible voter will be counted, the state’s top elections official said Monday, countering Donald Trump’s assertion that this year’s elections are...
  • Iowa GOP anti-Clinton stance trumps Trump tape fallout

    by - Oct 10, 2016
    By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu Iowa GOP leaders condemned the degrading statements Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made in a tape released Oct. 7, but they remained unified against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In an...
  • Iowa GOP offers Trump advice

    by - Aug 31, 2016
    By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu Iowa Republican leaders have spoken out about what GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump needs to focus on to secure the tossup state. Their suggestions include clearly articulating his immigration stance so...
  • Iowa Republicans break from Trump on Khan comments

    by - Aug 2, 2016
    By Mitch McAndrew | mmcandrew@uiowa.edu  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is facing backlash from prominent Iowa Republicans over his response to Khizr Khan’s Thursday night speech at the Democratic National Convention. Iowa’s two Republican Sens. Joni...