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  • Chairman: Terry Branstad staff pressured board on hires

    The chairman of the state's Public Employment Relations Board said Thursday that two aides to Gov. Terry Branstad pressured the board to hire a friend of the administration, in the latest accusation that top government officials pushed to fill state positions with allies.

  • Iowa hires nearly 400 without advertising the jobs

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — At least 386 state employees have been hired by Gov. Terry Branstad's administration without advertising the positions, but this is not a new practice in Iowa. Critics told the Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/1nlFjJ9 ) the practice makes it easier for friends and...

  • In Iowa, Paul Ryan says budget a step toward GOP unity

    Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan told an Iowa audience Friday that his party can and must come together, and he held out his recently passed budget plan as a sign of growing GOP unity.

  • America Rising comes into the spotlight

    Last week, Rep. Bruce Braley was still doing damage control. More than a week after a video exploded across the Internet showing him at a private fundraiser, dismissing Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley as a “farmer from Iowa,” Braley, a lawyer by trade, rattled off his rural bona fides to...

  • Mike Huckabee looking at 'trend of support' to make 2016 decision

    A poll by Suffolk University shows Huckabee at the front of the Republican pack, this time in Iowa, the state that will kick off the caucus and primary process.

  • Bruce Braley to rub shoulders with New York trial lawyers

    NEY YORK (Legal Newsline) – Even with the fallout from his “farmer” gaff still haunting him, U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, has committed to another speaking engagement with trial lawyers, this time in New York. On March 25, American Rising PAC posted a video of the Braley, who is...

  • Examiner Editorial: Time to derail the Democrats' gravy train for trial lawyers

    Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley has been spending a lot of time with his constituents lately as he seeks election to the Senate — not the Iowa voters he would technically represent, but his real constituents: trial lawyers. Standing in front a table piled with liquor bottles at a fundraiser in...

  • Lawsuit: Iowa official retaliated against judge

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert sought to favor employers over workers in unemployment benefits decisions, and then fired the chief judge when he opposed her efforts, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. Wahlert illegally stripped Joseph Walsh,...

  • Ted Cruz takes dig at Bruce Braley in Iowa op-ed

    Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Iowa, has been the target of relentless Republican attacks since a video from a fundraiser revealed Braley dismissing Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley as a "farmer from Iowa" to a crowd of trial lawyers.

  • Q&A: Chuck Grassley sounds off on Iowa politics, campaign lessons and Joni Ernst's hogs ad

    Sen. Chuck Grassley knows a thing or two about winning Iowa Senate races. The conservative Hawkeye State Republican has been re-elected five times since he first won in 1980, most recently in 2010, and never with less than 64 percent of the vote. That might not be worth mentioning if Grassley...

  • Iowa attorney general obtains court order against grain processor

    Miller MUSCATINE, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced a consent decree on Thursday against Grain Processing Corporation to resolve allegations of numerous air and wastewater violations. Under the terms of the consent decree, GPC must pay a $1.5 million...

  • Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley, foe of Iowa farmers, is ally of corporate welfare

    Iowa Senate candidate Bruce Braley was perfectly upfront about his disdain for Iowa farmers. David Freddoso spells out how Braley feels about trial lawyers (he's their champion) and small business (he's their scourge). But don't rush to judge Braley as "anti-business." In the House, he...

  • Leaders: Des Moines fire won't halt redevelopment

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The massive fire that gutted a historic downtown Des Moines building over the weekend shouldn't derail redevelopment in the area, local leaders said. Investigators haven't determined the cause of Saturday's blaze at the former Younkers department store, partly because...

  • New 'God Made A Trial Lawyer' video mocks Bruce Braley

    America Rising doesn't want anyone to forget that Iowa Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley mocked home-state GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley for being a farmer.

  • Chris Christie: They love me in Iowa

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagreed with critics who suggest that the bridge-closing controversy in his administration has affected his ability to run for president.



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