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Terry Branstad

This Governor Thinks It 'Makes Sense' To Consider A Voter ID Law. It Doesn't.

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) said Tuesday that it “makes sense” for his state to consider legislation requiring voters to show ID ― even though ...

Report: Trump Taps Iowa Governor As U.S. Ambassador To China

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next U.S. ambassador to China, the world’s second-largest economy, a ...

Trump's Going Rogue

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Polls show that Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz are neck and neck in Iowa; so securing just a few additional votes may mean victory. That is where former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin comes in.

Cruz Hits Back At 'Cronyist, Washington Cartel' Iowa Governor

POLITICO | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

CENTER BARNSTEAD, N.H. — Ted Cruz on Tuesday dismissed Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as a crony capitalist who is part of the GOP establishment, hours af...

Governors Could Restore Voting Rights For Millions Of People If They Wanted To

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

There’s a growing bipartisan consensus in Congress that restoring voting rights for people with felony convictions is a crucial aspect of criminal j...

Melting Iowa's Quarters: Undermining Public Education in Iowa

H Glenn Penny | Posted 10.20.2016 | College
H Glenn Penny

A political battle is being waged in Iowa. The battleground is the University of Iowa, and the most recent clash has been over the Iowa State Board of Regents' appointment of Bruce Harreld, a former executive at Boston Chicken and other companies, as President of the University of Iowa.

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

D. Brad Wright | Posted 06.03.2016 | 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...

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

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 comp...

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....

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). ...

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 ...

Rubio Ditches Cruz Speech For Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) left Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) hours-long Senate speech against Obamacare Tuesday to attend a fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry...

Another Republican Governor Reverses Course On Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is poised to become the ninth Republican governor to support expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care re...

Jason Linkins

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad Briefly Causes Senate Race Freak-Out With 'Problem-Solver' Comment | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

The coming race for the Senate seat of retiring Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) continues to be a source of drama even before the competition is officiall...

Grassley Speaks Out Against Iowa Straw Poll

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) spoke out against a 33-year-old Republican ritual Tuesday when he said the Iowa Straw Poll should "maybe not" happen. ...

GOP Gov Urges Governors To Help Reverse 'Crazy' Olympics Decision

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican governor of Iowa is campaigning to get his gubernatorial colleagues from around the country to join his effort to overtur...

Jon Ward

Iowa Governor Says It's Unclear How Immigration Plan Will Play In His State | Jon Ward | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) was noncomittal on Saturday when asked if Hawkeye State conservatives will warm to Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fl...