State Sen. Rick Bertrand to Primary Steve King

State Sen. Rick Bertrand, a Sioux City businessman and developer, has announced his intentions to primary Congressman Steve King for his 4th congressional district...

Grassley Sticks to His Guns on Vow to Block SCOTUS Nominee

At a Rose Garden press conference this morning, President Obama announced Merrick Garland, an appeals court judge (and second cousin of Gov. Terry Branstad),...

Des Moines 1st Grader Stars in Profane Trump Videos

If it's not appropriate for a first-grader to say, then should a presidential candidate be saying it? That's the premise for a new YouTube video...
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Taunt vs. Iowa Tomato Thrower Featured in Anti-Trump Ad

With Donald Trump's presidential rallies increasingly erupting in chaos, including his supporters assaulting protesters and a Chicago event Friday cancelled as the two sides...

Chelgren Out, IC Doctor Emerges as Loebsack Challenger

The Quad City Times' Ed Tibbetts reported Saturday that a new challenger emerged at Scott County's GOP convention to challenge Democrat Dave Loebsack for...

The Cost of Uncertainty in Iowa’s Public Record Laws

Costs and time spent defining what qualifies as an open record in Iowa are the biggest impediments to gaining access to information about how...

Sanders Alleges Cheating at Polk County Convention

"Today Iowa Democrats held county conventions in all 99 counties, as Democrats came together united in our goal to turn Iowa blue up and...

Report: Obama No Longer Considering Kelly for Supreme Court

Ten days ago, the New York Times reported that the White House was vetting Jane Kelly, a former public defender and Eighth Circuit Court...

Weekly News Roundup: Nancy Reagan Brought the Drug War to Ames, ISU Continues Pot...

Following the death of former first lady Nancy Reagan on Sunday, the Ames Tribune interviewed Youth and Shelter Services founder and former CEO George...

IUB, DNR Approve Bakken Pipeline Construction Permits [Updated]

Just minutes after reconvening in open session early this afternoon, the Iowa Utilities Board, as expected, approved a hazardous liquid pipeline permit for Dakota...