Vulgar Scenes from Trump’s Return to Des Moines

“Lock her up! Lock her up!” the crowd gathered Friday afternoon in Des Moines chants. Gov. Terry Branstad appears to begin nodding and then...

Branstad on Trump Backers’ “Lock Her Up!” Chant: If Not Clinton, She’d Be in...

On Friday at the Iowa Event Center’s Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines, Gov. Terry Branstad spoke briefly at a rally for GOP presidential nominee...

Steve Deace Writer Freaks Out About Register’s Trans Athlete Profile

To its great credit, the Des Moines Register recently began publishing a reporting project called "Trans in Iowa: Fighting for Visibility" that documents the...

Dems Nominate Bakken Pipeline Foe Murken for County Supervisor

At a reconvened convention Saturday, Story County Democrats nominated Gilbert resident Linda Murken, a member of the Ames League of Women Voters and former...

Ernst Nabs Prime RNC Speaking Slot, Dismisses VP Rumors

Freshman Sen. Joni Ernst is often described in the media as a GOP rising star and is continuing to embrace that title, this week...

Des Moines “Gay Is Not Okay” Pastor Sues State Over Transgender Bathrooms

The Fort Des Moines Church of Christ has filed a federal lawsuit (embedded below) against the state of Iowa over a 2007 civil rights...

The Bakken Pipeline Resistance: A Dispatch from the Des Moines River Flotilla

We almost don’t make it to the put-in site in time to join the flotilla against the Bakken pipeline on the Des Moines River....

Report: Ernst on Trump’s VP Shortlist [Updated]

Update, 7/4: This morning, The Donald tweeted that he plans to meet with Joni Ernst today in New Jersey to discuss her potentially being...

As Clinton Rethinks Retirement, Story Dems Endorse Olson for County Supervisor [Updated]

Update, 7/2: On Friday, Story County Supervisor Wayne Clinton, a Democrat, officially announced that he will run for re-election this November as a no-party candidate...

Iowa Supreme Court Upholds Felon Voter Disenfranchisement

In a victory for the wide-ranging voter disenfranchisement policies of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Secretary of State Paul Pate, the Iowa Supreme Court...