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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Terry Branstad served more than 22 non-consecutive years as governor of Iowa, helping shift the state's politics to the right. Now he heads to China to steward a delicate diplomatic relationship.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
While members of Congress are home in their districts for spring break, one Republican is getting some extra scrutiny at home. Rep. Rod Blum of Iowa is the only member of the Freedom Caucus who also represents a swing district that's a top target for Democrats in 2018.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Rep. Steve King is under fire from fellow Republicans for tweeting out support for a far-right nationalist in Europe. But years of criticism for past racially insensitive remarks make it clear that King isn't swayed by disapproval from his own colleagues.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
About 180,000 state and local government workers would be prohibited from negotiating over issues such as health insurance and extra pay. The bill is high on the state GOP's legislative agenda.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
In North Dakota, a lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow motorists to run over and kill any protester obstructing a highway as long as the driver did not do it intentionally.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Donald Trump chose Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as ambassador to Beijing because of old ties with President Xi Jinping and Iowa's history of trade with China. Branstad will have a tough job.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Two officers were shot and killed in the Des Moines, Iowa area early Wednesday morning in what police described as a series of "ambush-style attacks."
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Many Republican officials in swing states have been wary of giving Donald Trump too much support. But that's not the case in Iowa where the entire GOP has lined up behind the controversial nominee.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
At Iowa freshman Sen. Joni Ernst's motorcycle ride and barbecue fundraiser, Trump didn't attend the ride but addressed participants, in a much-needed bid to draw support from influential GOP leaders.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Hillary Clinton's campaign is relying on a network of youthful organizers to turn out millennial voters in order to win Iowa, a state Barack Obama carried twice.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Most Iowa Republicans are strong backers of Donald Trump and an Asian free trade deal that Trump opposes.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Ankeny, Iowa is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and an example of a growing urban/rural divide. The presidential campaigns are shifting focus in this critical swing state.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
A new challenger plans to put Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley's opposition to holding Supreme Court nomination hearings at the center of her campaign.
Saturday, February 06, 2016
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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Supporters of Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are pulling out the stops to mobilize supporters ahead of next month's Iowa caucuses. NPR catches up with some of those supporters.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
A three-story unused business college dormitory in Des Moines that can sleep 100 has been put to use as housing for dozens of campaign workers from across the country. A second dorm is being readied.
Sunday, January 03, 2016
It started out as a place where musicians could take a break from the tedium of the road to record a few songs and post them online for fans. Over the course of a decade, Daytrotter has become home to an archive of thousands of recordings from such ...
Saturday, December 12, 2015
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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Bob Vander Plaats, the president of the conservative Christian group the Family Leader, is throwing his support behind the Texas senator. Vander Plaats has previously backed Iowa caucus winners.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is stepping up his game in Iowa.
The first term Texas senator has picked up influential endorsements there and is drawing bigger crowds.
At the stage of the race when many caucus-goers are still deciding who to support in the first in the nation presidential ...