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Voting Rights: Will Iowa Be The Next State To Let Felons Vote?

Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is looking to roll back the state’s ban on felon voting, she announced this week. Iowa is one of three states with constitutions that permanently ban convicted felons from voting unless the governor choses to restore the felon’s franchise. Reynolds proposed in her Condition of the State speech a constitutional amendment, which would need to go through the legislature, to change the current system, though the details of the proposal are still unclear. More than 5...
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CNN to host Iowa town hall with Harris

Fresh off Sen. Kamala Harris' announcement that she is running for the White House in 2020, the California Democrat heads to Iowa next Monday to face questions from the state's influential voters at a town hall hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper.
Tags: News, California, White House, Cnn, Iowa, Stories, HARRIS, Sen Kamala Harris

CNN to host Iowa town hall with Kamala Harris

Fresh off Sen. Kamala Harris' announcement that she is running for the White House in 2020, the California Democrat heads to Iowa next Monday to face questions from the state's influential voters at a town hall hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper.
Tags: California, White House, Cnn, Iowa, Kamala Harris, Sen Kamala Harris

Ex-Iowa school official who took nearly $217K gets probation

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa school district official has been given three years of probation for embezzling nearly $217,000 over the course of several years. Dallas County District Court records show 35-year-old Melissa Lantz was given a 10-year suspended prison sentence during a hearing Friday in Adel. The judge also ordered her to […]
Tags: News, Nation, Iowa, ADEL Iowa AP, Dallas County District Court, Melissa Lantz

Kirsten Gillibrand: I don't shy away from conservative past

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand brought up the period in her life where she represented -- and personally reflected -- a conservative House district in upstate New York in response to the first question from a voter at the first event of her first trip to Iowa on Friday.
Tags: News, House, Iowa, Stories, Kirsten Gillibrand, Upstate New York, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand

Wieskamp scores 24, No. 23 Iowa routs Illinois 95-71

Freshman Joe Wieskamp matches career high with 24 points, Iowa hits 15 3s in routing Illinois 95-71 for 5th straight victory            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Iowa, Illinois, Joe Wieskamp

Gustafson scores 27 with 12 boards; No. 22 Iowa women win

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Megan Gustafson scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds — her 17th double-double in 18 games this season — and No. 22 Iowa rolled past Illinois 94-75 on Sunday. Gustafson made all eight of her field-goal attempts in the first half and scored 17 points when Iowa took a 55-45 lead […]
Tags: News, Sports, Iowa, Illinois, Champaign, Gustafson, Ill AP, Megan Gustafson

Kirsten Gillibrand Highlights Rural Roots In Iowa Debut

The 2020 prospect is touting her political start in a red House district -- and her more progressive Senate record.
Tags: News, Senate, House, Iowa, Kirsten Gillibrand

Gillibrand doesn't shy away from her conservative past in Iowa

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand brought up the period in her life where she represented -- and personally reflected -- a conservative House district in upstate New York in response to the first question from a voter at the first event of her first trip to Iowa on Friday.
Tags: Cnn, House, Iowa, Upstate New York, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, Gillibrand

In Iowa, Gillibrand Uses Small-Town Roots to Sell Electability

At a political moment when Democrats are desperate to pick a winner, Ms. Gillibrand seemed determined not to be pigeonholed as just another blue-state Democrat.
Tags: News, Iowa, Democratic Party, Gillibrand, J D, United States Politics and Government, Scholten, Kirsten E, Presidential Election of 2020, Troy (NY, Iowa Gillibrand Uses Small Town Roots

Plane carrying 129 skids off Chicago runway as huge storm hits midwest

One man reported killed on icy roads in KansasStorm could bring up to 18in of snow to New EnglandA plane carrying 129 people skidded from a slick Chicago runway and a plow driver was killed when his truck rolled over outside Kansas City on Saturday, following a winter storm that covered many parts of the US midwest in snow and ice. No injuries were reported on the United Airlines flight at O’Hare International Airport as it arrived from Phoenix, Chicago fire officials said. The massive storm whi...
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Gillibrand condemns anti-Semitism at Women's March

While campaigning for president in Iowa on Saturday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand condemned anti-Semitism at one of the several women's marches taking place across the country, addressing the allegations roiling the national Women's March, Inc. organization.
Tags: Cnn, Iowa, Kirsten Gillibrand, Gillibrand, Women s March Inc

Joens, hot start, carry No. 18 Iowa St women past OU 104-78

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Ashley Joens had six 3-pointers and 25 points, both career-highs, and No. 18 Iowa State blitzed Oklahoma 104-78 on Saturday to end a two-game losing streak. With Madison Wise, Bridget Carleton and Kristin Scott making two baskets apiece, four of them 3-pointers, the Cyclones (14-4, 4-2 Big 12 Conference) raced to […]
Tags: News, Sports, Iowa, Oklahoma, Cyclones, Iowa State, AMES Iowa AP, OU, Kristin Scott, Joens, Ashley Joens, Madison Wise Bridget Carleton

Gillibrand On Calling For Franken To Resign: ‘Enough Was Enough’

At a campaign stop in Iowa Friday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who said Tuesday that she will run for President, was asked about her December 2017 call on former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) to resign in light of multiple groping allegations. Dozens of Democratic senators ultimately called on Franken to resign, and he did eventually announce his resignation in December 2017.  In her response to the question Friday, captured below by The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel, Gillibrand said that in light ...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Iowa, Al Franken, Sioux City, Franken, Sen Al Franken D MN, Gillibrand, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand D NY, Livewire, Dave Weigel, Matt Shuham, Dave Weigel Gillibrand

Gillibrand, in Iowa, highlights family, children issues

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is meeting Iowa Democrats on her first foray into the early presidential testing ground, and defending her role in bringing down former Sen. Al Franken. Gillibrand continues her first trip Saturday to the leadoff caucus state since announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to […]
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2020 Vision: Gillibrand's Franken problem, Beto's 'funk' and why Biden's history with Warren may come back to haunt him

Reminder: There are 383 days until the Iowa caucuses and 656 days until the 2020 presidential election.
Tags: News, Iowa, Warren, Biden, BETO, Franken, Gillibrand

Gillibrand hustles to Iowa, where rivals already made a mark

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Unlike some potential rivals, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be starting from scratch in early-voting Iowa when she makes her first visit as a 2020 Democratic presidential prospect. Gillibrand plans a variety of appearances across the state this weekend, including coffee-shop talks in Sioux City and Ames and a […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Iowa, Ames, Sioux City, DES MOINES Iowa, Gillibrand, New York Sen Kirsten Gillibrand

Republican women face setbacks — and make some gains — in the new Congress

Sens. Joni Ernst of Iowa and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee made history this week when they questioned William Barr during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to become the next attorney general.
Tags: Congress, Cnn, Tennessee, Iowa, Senate Judiciary Committee, Marsha Blackburn, Sens Joni Ernst, William Barr

No. 22 Iowa women take charge in 3rd, defeat Michigan 75-61

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Megan Gustafson had 21 points and 16 rebounds for her 16th double-double and added six assists to lead No. 22 Iowa to a 75-62 win over Michigan on Thursday night. Eight players scored in the third quarter when the Hawkeyes made 10 of 16 shots, including two 3-pointers, to stretch […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Iowa, Michigan, Hawkeyes, IOWA CITY Iowa, Megan Gustafson

Iowa looking to plug holes at TE, DL in the offseason

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz: Defensive line and tight end biggest concerns heading into the offseason            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Iowa, Kirk Ferentz, TE DL

McAuliffe uses state PAC to help Iowa, New Hampshire Dems

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has used his old state political action committee to raise big money and cut checks to Democrats in Iowa and New Hampshire as he weighs a presidential run. Campaign finance reports show McAuliffe’s PAC raised $300,000 in the second half of 2018 after raising no money […]
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Nation, New Hampshire, Iowa, PAC, McAuliffe, Terry McAuliffe, Richmond VA, Iowa New Hampshire Dems

Steve King Still Has Backing in Iowa, but Even Supporters Say ‘He’s Done’

Many voters in western Iowa still like Mr. King, even after Congress rebuked him for his views on white supremacy, but also think that his career is effectively over.
Tags: Elections, News, Congress, Iowa, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, King, Ernst, Joni, United States Politics and Government, Steven A, Race and Ethnicity

IA Newspaper That Endorsed King Admits ‘Mistake,’ Calls On Him To Resign

The editorial board of an Iowa newspaper that endorsed Rep. Steve King (R-IA) ahead of the midterms because of his “conservative agenda” published an editorial on Thursday admitting it had made a “mistake” and called on King to resign. “Unfortunately, King was far from an ideal choice,” the editorial board for The Messenger wrote. “It is now clear that the endorsement we made was a mistake. We should have pondered more carefully King’s pattern of making outrageous statements.” “Throughout his...
Tags: News, Congress, House, New York Times, Iowa, King, Des Moines Register, Northwest Iowa, Nicole Lafond

2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — When Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage earlier this month at this city’s ornate Orpheum Theatre, Tricia Currans-Sheehan posed a pointed question to the expected presidential contender. “Why did you undergo the DNA testing and give Donald Trump more fodder to be a bully?” the Iowa college professor asked, referring […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Iowa, Donald Trump, Trump, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Sioux City Iowa, Nation & World Politics, Tricia Currans Sheehan

The lone Democrat who voted against denouncing Rep. Steve King sees censure effort fizzle

The lone lawmaker who prevented the House of Representatives from unanimously denouncing Rep. Steve King, due to worries that the measure didn't go far enough, saw his censure effort against the Iowa Republican fizzle on Wednesday.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Iowa, Usa Today, Steve King

Garza’s 22 lead No. 23 Iowa over Penn State 89-82

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Luka Garza matched a season-high 22 points and also grabbed 12 rebounds and No. 23 Iowa edged Penn State 89-82 on Wednesday night. Jordan Bohannon added 19 points, Ryan Kriener had 15 off the bench for the Hawkeyes (15-3, 4-3 Big Ten), who won their fourth straight and ninth of […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Iowa, Penn State, Hawkeyes, Garza, Jordan Bohannon, Luka Garza, Ryan Kriener

Trump’s EPA Nominee: Climate Change ‘A Huge Issue’ But Not ‘Greatest Crisis’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate change “a huge issue” but not the “greatest crisis,” drawing fire from Democrats at his confirmation hearing over the regulatory rollbacks he’s made in six months as the agency’s acting administrator. Republicans on the GOP-majority Senate Environment and Public Works Committee mostly had praise for Andrew Wheeler, who has served as the agency’s acting head since Scott Pru...
Tags: Energy, News, Obama, Washington, Ap, Gop, Iowa, Wheeler, Epa, Senate Environment And Public Works Committee, Republican, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Murray, Trump

I don't care that the GOP has condemned Steve King

LZ Granderson says that even if US Rep. Steve King is removed from office, Iowa voters could easily replace him with someone equally as vile but significantly more cautious with his or her tongue.
Tags: US, Cnn, Gop, Iowa, Steve King, Granderson

A list of Steve King's worst remarks: Racist, shocking, and just plain stupid

You've gotta read, by Douglas Burns, this excellent roundup of a dozen or so of the worst things congressman Steve King (R-IA) has said, dating back decades. Notable that these long, long predate the latest “why does racism have such a negative stigma” remarks that got him in trouble, and ultimately led to his removal from various powerful committees in Congress this week. “I'm a western Iowa newspaper owner who has chronicled @SteveKingIA and his troubling remarks for 2 decades,” tweeted Bu...
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White House condemns Steve King ‘white supremacy’ comments as ‘abhorrent’

The White House has condemned embattled Republican Representative Steve King for questioning why terms like “white supremacy” and “white nationalist” have become offensive. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the comments from Mr King, a politician from Iowa known for a history of controversial remarks over race and immigration were “outrageous” and “inappropriate”. “Steve King’s comments were abhorrent,” Ms Sanders told reporters outside of the White House.
Tags: News, White House, Iowa, Sanders, Steve King, Sarah Huckabee Sanders

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