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...

Think Legalizing All Drugs Is Crazy? Check Out the Iowa GOP’s Platform

The Iowa Democratic Party has been getting a fair amount of flak after its grassroots adopted a platform plank that supports “legalizing all drugs”...

King Fails to Block “Racist,” “Sexist” Plan to Put Tubman on $20 Bill [Updated]

Update, 6/21: Steve King's amendment to keep Harriet Tubman off the $20 bill will not get a vote. This evening, King reportedly said that it would be "racist"...

Bob Vander Plaats’ Tone-Deaf Response to the Orlando Massacre

In an email today from anti-gay organization The Family Leader titled "Repercussions of Orlando shooting," failed gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats laments that "some...

Clovis to GOP: Support Trump “or Just Shut the Hell Up”

Morningside College economics professor and former talk radio host Sam Clovis, who serves as a national co-chair of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, has a...