By David Pitt | 04/18/14 08:01 AM
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.
04/13/14 08:45 PM
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...
By Associated Press | 04/12/14 12:42 PM
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.
By Rebecca Berg | 04/11/14 08:17 AM
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...
By Byron York | 04/09/14 03:50 PM
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.
04/03/14 06:38 PM
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...
By Washington Examiner | 04/03/14 06:15 PM
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...
04/03/14 04:30 PM
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,...
By Rebecca Berg | 04/03/14 02:37 PM
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.
By David M. Drucker | 04/02/14 05:21 AM
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...
04/01/14 02:44 PM
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...
By Timothy P. Carney | 03/31/14 11:55 AM
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...
03/30/14 08:15 PM
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...
By Charlie Spiering | 03/28/14 08:58 AM
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.
By Charlie Spiering | 03/28/14 08:48 AM
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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