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Latham on whether he might become a lobbyist: "I have no idea."

posted on December 20, 2013 06:42 PM

Latham on whether he might become a lobbyist: Play Video Rep. Tom Latham (R-Clive) says he doesn't know right now if he would consider becoming a lobbyist after he leaves Congress at the end of this term. He says there are many opportunities, including possibly working for a charity, and he hasn't talked with his family about what will be his next step. Watch Story

Latham: Don't expect to endorse candidate in primary

posted on December 20, 2013 06:40 PM

Latham: Don't expect to endorse candidate in primary Play Video Rep. Tom Latham (R-Clive) says he has never endorsed a candidate in a primary election, and he doesn't expect to endorse anyone in the 2014 Republican primary for the 3rd District Congressional seat he now holds. He says several Iowans have contacted him with interest in the seat. Latham says the... Watch Story

Latham: Emotional decision, but it's the right time to step aside

posted on December 20, 2013 06:36 PM

Latham: Emotional decision, but it's the right time to step aside Play Video Rep. Tom Latham (R-Clive) says he had a conversation with his wife and family and decided it is the right time for him to step aside and give up his seat in Congress. He says it's an emotional decision because he loves the job, and he has considered it a great honor. Watch Story

U.S. Representative Tom Latham (R-Clive)

posted on December 20, 2013 06:28 PM

U.S. Representative Tom Latham (R-Clive) Play Video U.S. Representative Tom Latham (R-Clive) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. Representative Latham discusses his decision to retire from Congress and not seek reelection in 2014. Watch Full Episode

Rep. King: I don't think there will be another gov't shutdown

posted on October 25, 2013 12:53 PM

Rep. King: I don't think there will be another gov't shutdown Play Video Rep. Steve King says he thinks there will be debate about upcoming budget issues and the debt ceiling, but he says he doesn't think there is a will to have another government shutdown in this Congress. Watch Story

Rep. King says immigration debate is bad for Republicans

posted on October 25, 2013 12:52 PM

Rep. King says immigration debate is bad for Republicans Play Video Rep. Steve King insists that he remains ever-vigilant on issues relating to immigration. He says every day there is a national debate on immigration is a bad day for Republicans, and the Obama administration knows that. Watch Story

Congressional Voting and Political Positioning

posted on October 18, 2013 03:12 PM

Congressional Voting and Political Positioning Play Video This week’s Iowa Press is a discussion centered around the Congressional voting and political positioning that transpired this week in Washington, D.C. Moderator Dean Borg is joined by Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; Kathie Obradovich, political columnist of The Des Moines Register,... Watch Full Episode

Ongoing Government Shutdown | Jim Leach (R) & Neal Smith (D)

posted on October 11, 2013 05:59 PM

Ongoing Government Shutdown | Jim Leach (R) & Neal Smith (D) Play Video Former Congressmen Jim Leach (R, 1977-2007) and Neal Smith (D, 1959-1996) are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. Both discuss the ongoing government shutdown and their historical perspective from a combined 66 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Joining Leach and Smith at the... Watch Full Episode

Whether the debt ceiling could be challenged in court

posted on October 11, 2013 04:17 PM

Whether the debt ceiling could be challenged in court Play Video Neal Smith and Jim Leach question the legality of the federal debt limit and whether it could ultimately be challenged at the Supreme Court. Both agree it should be abolished. Smith mentions debt limit was added in 1962 AFTER he came to Congress. Watch Story

How Congress used to build coalitions and work across the aisle

posted on October 11, 2013 04:17 PM

How Congress used to build coalitions and work across the aisle Play Video Neal Smith and Jim Leach discuss how coalitions used to be built including the working relationship of former Speaker Tip O’Neill and President Ronald Reagan. Leach: “I’ve never known it this intense.” Watch Story

Happy to be “free men” and the Hastert Rule

posted on October 11, 2013 04:17 PM

Happy to be “free men” and the Hastert Rule Play Video Jim Leach says he is happy to be out of Congress and that he and Neal Smith are “free men.” Smith adds that the “Hastert Rule” of forcing a House vote ONLY if majority of majority party will vote yea is crippling Congress. Watch Story

Money in Congressional Politics

posted on October 11, 2013 04:17 PM

Money in Congressional Politics Play Video Neal Smith discusses the growth in campaign money. Jim Leach criticizes time spent raising money and not legislating. Both blame campaign finances, in part, on government shutdown. Watch Story

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Cumming)

posted on February 1, 2013 02:22 PM

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Cumming) Play Video U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Cumming) discusses the work of the 113th Congress and his recent announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2014. Joining Harkin at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political... Watch Full Episode

Republicans Doug Gross, Craig Robinson, and Tamara Scott

posted on November 16, 2012 05:36 PM

Republicans Doug Gross, Craig Robinson, and Tamara Scott Play Video Doug Gross, Craig Robinson, and Tamara Scott are the guests on this episode Iowa Press. Gross is a former Republican gubernatorial candidate, Robinson is the editor of "The Iowa Republican," and Scott is the Iowa committeewoman for the RNC. They discuss what’s next for the Republican Party in... Watch Full Episode

Congressman Steve King

posted on November 9, 2012 02:28 PM

Congressman Steve King Play Video U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Kiron) was elected to his sixth term in office, representing Iowa’s new 4th Congressional District. He discusses the 2012 election and the work of the 113th Congress. Watch Full Episode
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