posted on July 10, 2015 03:16 PM
The Iowa Democratic Party hosts all five Democratic presidential candidates at its Hall of Fame dinner on July 17, and then The FAMiLY LEADER hosts 10 Republican presidential candidates at the 2015 Family Leadership Summit July 18. Bob Vander Plaats and Brad Anderson talk about why each event is...
posted on July 10, 2015 03:09 PM
Democrat Brad Anderson, one of the co-chairs of a nonpartisan group called Iowa Pays the Price, says third party groups now spend more money than candidates in elections without the accountability and transparency needed. His group is educating Iowans and calling on all candidates to address...
posted on July 2, 2015 07:51 PM
Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City) says he voted against trade promotion authority for the president because he feels he needs to have more input on trade deals than just an up or down vote.
posted on June 10, 2015 03:46 PM
In response to new legal challenges from some cities to the Iowa DOT rules on traffic cameras, the leaders of the Iowa House and Senate say the legislature should get involved in setting policy that governs the use of traffic cameras in Iowa. They say it's the legislature's role. Sen. Mike...
posted on June 10, 2015 03:43 PM
Sen. Mike Gronstal says he's not afraid of vetoes, but he says if Gov. Branstad is true to his word about wanting to work with the legislature, the governor should sign bills passed through a compromise between Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate. Rep. Kraig Paulsen says he...
posted on June 10, 2015 03:40 PM
House Speaker Rep. Kraig Paulsen and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mike Gronstal say they think the gas tax passed by the legislature this year is sufficient, and they have no plans to increase revenue even more in the near future. When asked about political fallout for Republicans, Rep. Paulsen...
posted on May 29, 2015 03:12 PM
Democratic Party activist and Hillary Clinton supporter Jerry Crawford says if Hillary Clinton is elected president, she would support the Iowa Caucuses remaining first-in-the-nation. He also said Clinton is enjoying her early campaign strategy of small roundtable discussions with select Iowans,...
posted on April 10, 2015 06:02 PM
Sec. Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa governor and current U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, says he definitely wants to come back "home" and contribute in some way after his tenure ends at the USDA. He also says he wants to make sure people better understand the role government plays.
posted on July 11, 2014 01:50 PM
Democratic Fourth District Congressional candidate Jim Mowrer says he has some issues with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) that need to be fixed. However, he says the country can't go back to a time when insurance companies could drop coverage when people got sick or because of pre-existing...
posted on July 11, 2014 12:58 PM
Democratic Fourth District Congressional candidate Jim Mowrer says Rep. Steve King regularly advocates for no government involvement whatsoever, and therefore, it's hypocritical of King to say he's against most things, yet supportive of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Mowrer says he is a...
posted on December 19, 2013 02:51 PM
Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat, says it might be the right time for a woman to be president. He says nobody can screw up Washington any worse than it is now, and maybe a woman would be able to bring people together and fix the problems.
posted on December 19, 2013 02:50 PM
Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer says the U.S. should get its troops out of Afghanistan immediately. Schweitzer, a Democrat, spent several years living and working in the Middle East and says he understands the region and its political dynamics.
posted on November 27, 2013 04:30 PM
Political strategists Doug Gross and Jeff Link are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press.
The discussion includes a look at ongoing political developments throughout Iowa looking toward 2014.
Joining Gross and Link at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news...
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posted on November 27, 2013 02:53 PM
Democratic strategist Jeff Link says he thinks if Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, she will run an aggressive campaign in Iowa and will have a 50-state strategy. He says she has a more enhanced profile now than she had leading up to 2008.