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Iowa's in the National News Right Now and It's for a Reason You Wouldn't Expect

D. Brad Wright | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

But, recently, Iowa has been in the news -- on a national level -- for a very different reason, and it's one you should pay attention to no matter where you live, because it's either happening in your state already, or there's a very good chance that it will be soon.

It's (Way Past) Time to End Greyhound Racing in America

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

It's always appalling to see animals abused and betrayed for profit, especially when the activity is legal and defended as a "sport." That's the reality of greyhound racing, but the reasons this detestable industry still exists defy not just our humane values, but common sense as well.

Facing Felony Charges, Rick Perry Joins Board of Pipeline Company Proposing Pipeline Across Iowa

Steve Horn | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Former Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry has joined the board of directors at Energy Transfer Partners, a natural gas and propane company headquartered in Dallas, Texas that has proposed to build a controversial Bakken crude oil pipeline across Iowa.

Iowa Governor Collapses

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) collapsed Monday while touring a facility at DuPont Pioneer in Johnson, Iowa, according to the Des Moines Register. Th...

Terry Branstad Wants To Get Rid Of The Iowa Straw Poll

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing to end the state's Republican straw poll, but the state party chairman says the event ma...

Gestation Crates and Presidential Politics

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faces a threat to his brand of "straight talk" and "no nonsense" with the full-blown national controversy over his veto last year of a bill to ban gestation crates, and his apparent recent pledge to an Iowa pork producer to veto a revised version of that bill

Chris Christie Faces Iowa Pressure On Pig Crate Ban

AP | JILL COLVIN | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — There are not that many pigs in his home state. But there are millions in the early presidential voting state of Iowa. And that'...

Christie Bemoans 'Extraordinary Vacuum Of Leadership' During Iowa Stop

AP | By KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday said Republicans had positioned themselves to succeed in gubernatorial races in Democratic-leaning s...

Races For Governor Carry 2016 Implications

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in search of clues to the 2016 presidential contest might find them in this year's governor races. GOP ...

Terry Branstad vs. Jack Hatch Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Iowa Governor's Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Terry Branstad vs. Jack Hatch Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin co...

Potential 2016 GOP Candidates Court Iowa

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The lineup of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates courting Iowa conservatives Saturday agreed on two things: America is on ...

Republican Governors Skirt 'Radioactive' Common Core Standards

AP | By ERIK SCHELZIG and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are...

In Heartland and Beyond, Businesses Get It: Not Cutting Carbon Pollution Is Risky Business

Bob Keefe | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Bob Keefe

For businesses, not taking action to cut carbon pollution and address climate change is a business risk that can have serious results. According to "Risky Business," the groundbreaking new report by E2 co-chairs Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer, sea-level rise and coastal storms could sap $35 billion out of our economy every year.

Iowa Voters Make Picks In Senate, Gubernatorial Races

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R), state Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) all won their respective gubernatorial and Senate primarie...

Terry Branstad Wins Primary In Iowa Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) won the Republican nomination to seek reelection on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. Branstad, who is the longe...

Iowa Voters Head To The Polls

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Six Republicans are vying for the chance to replace Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa), battling at the polls in a primary election on Tuesday. A competitive se...

Gov To Sign Cannabis Oil Bill Into Law

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) will sign a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil to treat chronic epilepsy, he announced on Iowa Press Friday morning....

Popular Governor Suddenly Put On Defense

AP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In Terry Branstad's nearly 20 years as governor of Iowa, he has earned a reputat...

Ryan To Headline Second Iowa GOP Event

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is planning his second trip to Iowa since running as the Republicans' 2012 vice presidential nomine...

Rick Perry Reveals When He'll Be 'More Interested In 2016'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry deflected 2016 presidential race questions in Iowa this week, insisting that his trip was to support Gov. Terry Branstad (R). ...

Governors: Obamacare Is Here To Stay

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive politics of health care have divided the nation, but America's governors, Republicans and Democrats alike, suggest t...

Govs Throw Cold Water On Legal Weed Despite Public Support

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — All the buzz at the National Governors Association meeting over legalizing pot, some say, is just smoke. Nearly three months afte...

GOP Governor: Biden 'Is Dead Meat' In Iowa

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican, predicted grim prospects Wednesday for potential Democratic presidential candidates in 2016. Branstad told ...

Iowans Worry About Losing Political Clout

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — For decades, presidential candidates' chances in Iowa were wounded if not doomed unless they backed federal support for ethanol...

In This State, Divided Government Actually Leads To Compromise

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — While the recent federal government shutdown was the perfect example of split-party gridlock in Washingt...