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Terry Branstad

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...

Rick Perry On Possible WH Run: 'I Would Do A Number Of Things Differently'

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — This time, there were no satellite TV trucks, media throngs or fawning Republicans awaiting his arr...

Judge Suspends Iowa Ban On Abortion Pill Distribution Method

AP | BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa judge ruled Tuesday that Planned Parenthood could still use video conferencing to distribute abo...

Top Republicans Want To Remake State GOP After Debacle

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Fed up and ready to get off the sidelines, veteran Iowa Republicans are working to wrest control of the ...

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...

Republican Governors Buck GOP On Obamacare

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Despite unrelenting pressure by congressional Republicans to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, GOP governors i...

2016 Prospects Mix On Big Stage

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — Health care, budgets and education topped the official agenda for governors at their annual summer summit. But the 2016 presidential...

GOP Gov Rejects 'False Accusations' Over Official's Firing

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY and RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad on Thursday called the firing of a veteran criminal investigator "fair and just," asserting that it had n...

GOP Gov Speeding Controversy Takes Crazy Turn

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A veteran Iowa criminal investigator said he was fired Wednesday in retaliation for complaining about the governor's vehicle s...

Agent Scrutinized After Complaint Over GOP Gov

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- One of Iowa's most senior criminal investigators was placed on leave in May days after he filed a complaint about seeing the govern...

GOP Gov's Driver Gets Free Pass On The Highway

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A trooper pursued an SUV that was speeding at 90 mph with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad inside, but declined to pull the driver ove...

Gov Could Be Put In Awkward Position On Abortion

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Catholic, anti-abortion Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad could soon find himself in an uncomfortable position: He may have to sign of...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Governor Ready To Free Convicted Murderer Who Saved Guards' Lives

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 04.29.2013 | Crime

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa's governor made a rare move Friday by commuting the life sentence of an inmate who has been in prison for 38 years for killing...

GOP Gov Countering Republican Trend With Bold Measures

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- As his Republican peers in other states search for ways to cut public school funding, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is charting a diffe...

Popular Killer Gets Rare Hearing To Shorten Life Sentence

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 05.27.2013 | Crime

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa's governor has called a rare public hearing Wednesday to gather input on whether he should free an inmate widely credited...

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. ...