FBI’s NRA-Russia Probe Has an Iowa Connection, Too

The FBI is investigating whether the National Rifle Association received illegal funds from a Russian oligarch associated with the Kremlin to help Donald Trump's...

Ames Chamber Members Have Given Over $25,000 to Steve King

The Ames Chamber of Commerce recently refused to comment on anti-diversity tweets that echo white nationalist rhetoric by Republican Congressman Steve King, a recent...

Wintersteen and Husband Have Given $3,000 to Trump Nominee Bill Northey

Sam Clovis’ nomination to be the US Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist was jettisoned the other week in the wake of news about his...

NRA-Backed Iowa Congress Members Offer Thoughts and Prayers to Las Vegas Victims

The five GOP members of Iowa's congressional delegation have consistently opposed proposals to strengthen regulations against guns including ones for stronger background checks. They...

Climate Super-PAC Calls USDA Nominee Clovis a “Bush-League Rush Limbaugh Clone”

In an email Monday, Climate Hawks Vote, a super-PAC based in Agoura Hills, California, drew attention to a letter Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, sent...

Progressive Causes, Money Dominate Ames School Board Election

Update, 9/12: According to initial results (PDF), with a turnout of just over 8.5 percent, challengers Monic Behnken, Jamet Colton, and Gina Perez have...

GOP Super-PAC Targets Iowa City over Sanctuary City Talks

Phones have been “ringing off the hook” at City Hall in Iowa City this week, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported last night, because of...

Gronstal Announces Bid for Iowa Democratic Party Chair, May Face Resistance from Progressives

In an email Thursday to members of the Iowa Democratic Party’s State Central Committee, ousted state Senate majority leader Mike Gronstal announced his intentions...

Story County Supervisor Candidates Discuss Bakken Pipeline, CAFOs at Final Forum Before Election

Four candidates for the Story County Board of Supervisors fielded questions Tuesday evening from members of the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund,...

Charts: The Story County Board of Supervisors Elections By the Numbers

On Tuesday – one week from the Nov. 8 election – the progressive Iowa CCI Action Fund will hold a final forum for the...