By Justin Green | 03/27/14 02:24 PM
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...
By Michael Barone | 03/27/14 10:13 AM
Yet another way that Rep. Bruce Braley's comment to Texas trial lawyers is boneheaded.
By David Freddoso | 03/26/14 06:42 PM
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.
By Rebecca Berg | 03/25/14 05:56 PM
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?...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/25/14 02:32 PM
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.
By Justin Green | 03/25/14 11:28 AM
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...
03/24/14 02:45 PM
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...
By Associated Press | 03/20/14 11:12 AM
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...
By Associated Press | 03/18/14 08:41 AM
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.
By Zack Colman | 03/14/14 11:35 AM
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.
03/11/14 09:18 AM
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...
By Paul Bedard | 03/10/14 01:12 PM
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...
By Rebecca Berg | 03/05/14 11:34 AM
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.
03/03/14 09:39 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa — Two inspectors are responsible for making sure thousands of asbestos-removal projects are being properly handled in Iowa each year. The Des Moines Register reports that the lack of inspections at asbestos removal projects was highlighted by problems at a downtown Des...
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