More Iowa Articles

  • Poll: Mitt Romney romps over GOP 2016 rivals

    Republican voters are ready for a Mitt Romney "I told you so" campaign for president in 2016, as a new poll puts him far ahead of his GOP rivals by a nearly two-to-one margin over his closest competitor.

  • WEX BackStory: A shift in the military sexual assault debate

    Months ahead of election day, Iowa Republican Senate Candidate Joni Ernst is already having an impact on the debate over military sexual assault. Washington Examiner Political Writer Betsy Woodruff explains in this latest installment of WEX BackStory.

  • Braley begins airing TV ad touting support for Iowa National Guard

    WATERLOO, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – U.S. Rep. and Senate-candidate Bruce Braley, a Democrat, began airing a new television ad Monday touting his support for the Iowa National Guard. During the 30-second spot, veteran Todd Prichard, 133rd Infantry Regiment, details his unit’s extended deployment...

  • Joni Ernst has already changed the debate on military sexual assault

    It's not much of a campaign issue, although political observers say it was a smart move that allowed the Iowa Republican to look like a bridge-builder.

  • Senate candidate Joni Ernst says she was sexually harassed in the military

    Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst, the GOP's U.S. Senate nominee, is using her experience of being sexually harassed while serving in the military to call for a renewed focus on the problem.

  • National Guard becomes a talking point in Iowa Senate race

    Republican Joni Ernst has highlighted the fact that she served in a combat role in Iraq as a lieutenant colonel in the Guard in her campaign ads. Democrat Bruce Braley is trying to even the playing field by noting his past legislative support for the Guard.

  • Iowa City online penny auction site closes down

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A fledgling Iowa City company has shut down its auction website, upsetting some customers and prompting the state to take steps to recoup a $250,000 award. Dibzees, an online penny auction business that got its start five years ago from a University of Iowa class project,...

  • 4 plead not guilty in Des Moines 'flipping' case

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lawyer and three businessmen have pleaded not guilty to bank fraud charges in connection with an alleged homebuying scheme in the Des Moines area. Attorney Jason Springer, mortgage broker Jerod Hogan, real estate agent Rick Makohoniuk and business owner Patrick Steven...

  • Bruce Braley's worst greatest hits (so far)

    Rep. Bruce Braley can't seem to catch a break in his race to become Iowa's next U.S. senator. With a near-constant stream of gaffes and campaign discoveries, it's high time for a roundup of his worst greatest hits.

  • Iowa Senate candidates try to out-veteran each other in new ads

    In the Iowa Senate race, veterans issues have been a central focus in the campaign of Republican Joni Ernst, but less so for Rep. Bruce Braley, her Democratic opponent. But Braley is edging onto Ernst's turf with a new television ad.

  • GOP candidates flock to Iowa as caucuses regain prominence

    Not too long ago, Republican insiders were talking about the death of the Iowa caucuses. What a difference an election cycle makes.

  • How Hillary Clinton's dominance is hurting some Democratic candidates

    In a high-stakes midterm election year, with just 18 months until Iowa holds its caucuses to help decide each party's nominee for president, Paul DiNino is "desperate" to find would-be Democratic presidential candidates to visit Iowa.

  • PolitiFact rates Tom Steyer group ad against Joni Ernst 'false'

    Fact-checkers at PolitiFact say a television ad claiming Iowa U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst pledged to protect "tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas" is false.

  • Iowa Democrats exploring ways to expand caucus

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in Iowa are devising ways to expand access to their state's leadoff presidential caucuses, addressing concerns raised by Hillary Rodham Clinton following her disappointing finish in 2008. Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan offered a series of...

  • Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley attacks Republican Joni Ernst for insufficient support of corporate welfare

    Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst, to her discredit, supports the federal ethanol mandate. In fact, she is lobbying the Obama administration to increase the mandate, known as the Renewable Fuel Standard or RFS.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...