Federal Judge Strikes Iowa Ag-Gag Law

A federal judge has struck down as unconstitutional a 2012 Iowa law that banned undercover recording at agricultural production facilities in the state, saying...

J.D. Scholten on Steve King, Randy Feenstra, and What’s Next for Him

In November, Democrat J.D. Scholten, a former professional baseball player and political newcomer from Sioux City, came within three and a half points of...

Iowa Before Roe v. Wade

Iowa’s previous watershed moment in the battle over abortion rights happened during a period of social change in the early 1970s, as lawmakers and...

The Businesspeople Who Have Helped Enable Steve King’s Rise

In December 2017, we profiled prominent members of the Ames Chamber of Commerce who, collectively, had contributed more than $25,000 to Steve King’s congressional...
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Louis Klemp, Kansas Official Who Resigned After “Master Race” Remark, Is a Steve King...

In June 2015, a 21-year-old white supremacist named Dylann Roof gunned down nine black worshippers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston,...

Former Iowa Law Professor Katie Porter Elected to Congress in California

Katie Porter, a 44-year-old former University of Iowa law professor who studied under Elizabeth Warren at Harvard Law, on Thursday officially defeated former investment...

Amid Mounting Ethics Woes, Iowa Republicans Stand By Matt Whitaker

Before the election, the Informer looked at the rumors swirling around then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ chief of staff, Iowa attorney Jeff Whitaker, who had...

With Election Safely Over, Kim Reynolds Criticizes Steve King

Ever since Kim Reynolds announced Steve King as one of her honorary campaign co-chairs in November 2017, she faced pressure to disavow his open...

Sessions Announces Feds Will Monitor Election in Immigrant-Heavy Part of Steve King’s District [Updated]

Update, 11/7: Although voting rights advocates continued to raise questions about the Justice Department's announcement, it doesn't appear that there were any irregularities at...

Kim Reynolds “Can’t Be Held Responsible” for Steve King, But She’s Ending Her Campaign...

Last Wednesday, with Congressman Steve King facing more local and national criticism than ever before over his embrace of white nationalist rhetoric and promotion...