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Review Exposes Trouble With State's 2012 Elections

AP | BY RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — At least 12 Iowa residents wrongly had their ballots rejected in the 2012 presidential election because of inaccuracies in th...

Independent Senate Candidate Brings Along His Glock For Latest Campaign Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

Bob Quast's web ad for his campaign to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) doesn't just feature a baby and a petite dog but also a gun and a kni...

GOP Senate Candidate: Obama Is Dodging Impeachment Because He Isn't White

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate thinks President Barack Obama would face a much greater risk of impeachment if he were white. Iowa conservative Sam C...

Democratic Senate Candidate Faces Harsh Criticism Over Farmer Comments

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), who is running to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), faced tough local coverage Tuesday after critical comments he...

GOP Senate Candidate Brags About 'Castrating Hogs,' Wants To Make Washington 'Squeal'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

In a new campaign ad, Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) threatens to make Washington, D.C. squeal like a pig. "I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa fa...

Mitt Romney Dives Into Competitive 2014 Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney put his chips into a competitive Republican Senate primary in a fundraising email sent Wednesday. Romn...

Steve King 'Not Going To Apologize' For 'Calves The Size Of Cantaloupes' Dreamers Comment

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

In an interview with an Iowa newspaper published Wednesday, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) defended controversial remarks he has made about immigrants. "...

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...

Luke Johnson

Iowa Politician Gets Phone Call From Biden While He's At Applebee's

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Recently elected state representatives don't usually get calls from Vice President Joe Biden. That wasn't the case with Iowa state Rep.-...

GOP Rep. Claims Global Warming Is More Religion Than Science

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) dismissed the concern over global warming, labeling it a "religion" and claiming efforts to address climate change are useles...

Bachmann Reportedly Negotiating Lawsuit Settlement

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is negotiating a settlement in a lawsuit over the alleged theft of an Iowa email list, the Star Tribune reported Wedne...

'Urgent Battles' Keep King From Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) ruled out a run for Senate, saying on Friday he wants to focus on "urgent battles in Congress." King tweeted the news that...

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. ...

Jason Linkins

Steve King Gains Inside Track On Iowa Senate Nomination As Rival Balks At Run

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

Karl Rove may have wanted to make Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) a test case for his "Conservative Victory Project" -- dedicated to tamping down future Todd...

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...

Republican Says Ban Not 'Tinfoil Hat Stuff'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

A Republican state representative in Iowa told lawmakers Tuesday that a bill banning the implementation of the United Nations sustainability program i...

Ron Paul Backers Could Be To Blame For GOP Hit

Patch | Deb Belt | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics

Financial support to the Republican Party of Iowa dropped in 2012, the Des Moines Register reports, and some influential Republicans lay the blame at ...

John Celock

Republican Candidate Opposes 'Evil'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

A Republican candidate for the Iowa state Senate told a group of college students that divorce is "evil" and that same-sex marriage should be blocked,...

Shocking Damage To Romney Sign

Iowa City Patch | Stephen Schmidt | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

A University of Iowa student who supports Mitt Romney was disappointed to find this morning that his Romney/Ryan yard sign had been vandalized. The...

Effort Targeting Steve King Over Dogfighting Stance Rejected

Des Moines Register | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

Four Iowa television stations are refusing to air a TV ad from an animal welfare political group that criticizes U.S. Rep. Steve King for opposing fed...

Christie's Support For 'Radical Right-Wing Zealot'' Called 'Unacceptable'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Democrats are calling on Gov. Chris Christie (R) to cancel an appearance Thursday at a fundraiser for Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who they ar...

Bacon, Eggs And A Senator

John Celock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
John Celock

Breakfast meetings are part of the fabric of national conventions, with states gathering each morning for some food and a briefing on the day's events...

Dems Call For GOP Rep.'s Investigation

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Iowa Democrats have asked for an ethics investigation into Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), reports the Des Moines Register. King launched political attac...

GOP Candidate Bites The Dust, Pulls Bizarre Move

Iowa City Patch | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

For months, Randi Shannon has been campaigning in an important Iowa Senate race, telling people why as the GOP-preferred candidate she's a better choi...

WATCH: Obama Gives Shout-Out To His GOP 'Homeboy'

Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

In the 1,600-person crowd at President Obama's Tuesday campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one attendee stood out. "Abraham Lincoln is in the hous...