More Iowa Articles

  • Bruce Braley has difficulty spelling terms used regularly in the state he wishes to represent in the Senate

    Bruce Braley, a Democratic Senate candidate in Iowa, has trouble spelling basic agricultural terms. Braley put out a press release Wednesday referencing "detassling" and "bailing" hay, per the Des Moines Register. In the context of farming, those words are correctly spelled "detasseling" and...

  • Iowa Democratic Senate candidate takes on Iowa icon

    Yet another way that Rep. Bruce Braley's comment to Texas trial lawyers is boneheaded.

  • Iowa Senate candidate's true loyalty is to his fellow trial lawyers

    No politician from Iowa wants to be caught on tape rubbishing his state as a backwater and savaging its most popular politician. But this is Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley's nightmare week, which could conceivably derail his campaign for Iowa's open Senate seat.

  • Video shows Iowa Democratic Senate candidate slamming Chuck Grassley for being 'a farmer'

    Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Iowa, recently warned trial lawyers at a fundraising event in Texas that Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, would be ill-prepared to head the Senate Judiciary Committee should Republicans win a majority in November. Braley's reasoning?...

  • House Democrat courts trial lawyer donors by mocking Iowa farmers

    Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, urged trial lawyers to donate to his Senate campaign by reminding them that he has a legal education, arguing that Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, does not.

  • Iowa Republican Senate candidate on big spenders in DC: 'Let's make 'em squeal'

    Joni Ernst, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Iowa, has a new ad on making big spenders "squeal" in Washington, D.C. Ernst's ad notes that she grew up castrating hogs on a farm in Iowa, so she'll know how to "cut pork" in Washington. The 30-second video calls for cutting wasteful...

  • Thousands of Iowa families behind on utility bills

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Iowa customers are behind on their utility bills following this winter's unusually cold weather, and some officials think the problem could get worse. As of February, more than 243,000 households were in arrears — 4 percent more than a year...

  • Former Iowa felon says she believed she could vote

    KEOKUK, Iowa -- A former drug offender on trial for illegally voting in an Iowa municipal election last fall testified Wednesday that she believed her right to cast a ballot had been restored when she completed probation. Kelli Jo Griffin's case highlights Iowa's unusually harsh and confusing...

  • Ted Cruz logging serious time in Iowa

    Texas Tea Party darling Sen. Ted Cruz is making his fourth trip to Iowa in eight months, logging serious face-time before most other potential 2016 White House hopefuls in the state that kicks off presidential voting.

  • Senate Democrat heads to the heartland to push climate change

    Not even two years after activists struggled to insert climate change into the presidential race -- they criticized both President Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney for their silence on it -- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Senate Democrats are starting early.

  • Toil, abuse and endurance in the heartland

    For more than 30 years, a few dozen men with intellectual disabilities — affecting their reasoning and learning — lived in a dot of a place called Atalissa, Iowa. Every morning before dawn, they were sent to eviscerate turkeys at a processing plant, in return for food, lodging, the occasional...

  • Rand Paul expands Iowa caucus braintrust for 2016

    Sen. Rand Paul is putting down stakes in Iowa, moving quickly to build a political organization that can help him win the important Iowa caucus in 2016. His political action committee, RAND PAC, just announced that the Iowa Republican Party chairman will join the organization as a political...

  • Paul Ryan to headline Iowa Republican Party dinner

    In a move sure to stoke further buzz that the 2012 Republican candidate for vice president has not ruled out a bid for the presidency in 2016, Ryan will headline the Iowa Republican Party's annual Lincoln Dinner on April 11.

From the Weekly Standard

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...