posted on March 20, 2015 03:42 PM
Bonnie Campbell, LPCA Public Strategies partner and former Iowa Attorney General; Jerry Crawford, attorney and Midwest co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign; and Jessica Vanden Berg, political strategist and former staffer for Rep. Leonard Boswell, the Iowa Democratic Party and...
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posted on March 20, 2015 02:05 PM
Jerry Crawford says Hillary Clinton recently gave a speech about bridging party gaps in Washington and focusing on middle ground, and he says he thinks she's uniquely suited to do that, in part, because she's a woman. Bonnie Campbell says Clinton is the most qualified person for president, and her...
posted on March 20, 2015 02:03 PM
Jerry Crawford says the 1st and 3rd Congressional Districts will probably get the most attention in 2016, and he thinks Monica Vernon has the upper hand for the Democratic nomination in the 1st District. In the 3rd, he says it's a matter of who can win Polk County big. Crawford says Sen. Chuck...
posted on March 20, 2015 01:59 PM
Hillary Clinton supporters Bonnie Campbell and Jerry Crawford say they expect a formal campaign announcement from Clinton in April. Democratic strategist Jessica Vanden Berg says frustrated Democrats are ready for a forward-thinking campaign to launch and a candidate with a vision.
posted on February 27, 2015 04:21 PM
Steve Scheffler, Iowa National Republican Committeeman; Craig Robinson, editor of TheIowaRepublican.com; and Doug Gross, a former Iowa Republican gubernatorial nominee, are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. The program discusses early maneuvering among Republican presidential hopefuls in...
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posted on February 27, 2015 03:03 PM
The Republican National Committee is controlling the number of presidential candidate debates for the 2016 election cycle. As a result, more forums organized by a variety of people and special interest groups are popping up. Our Republican panel talks about whether that's good for vetting...
posted on February 27, 2015 03:02 PM
Republican Doug Gross says the buck ultimately stops with the governor. However, he says a big problem with the prison was the project labor agreement under Gov. Chet Culver, so that's a legacy problem for Culver. Gross says Branstad will ultimately be judged on how he deals with the problems.
posted on February 27, 2015 03:00 PM
The Iowa legislature swiftly passed, and Governor Terry Branstad quickly signed into law, a 10 cent increase in the state's gas tax. Republicans Doug Gross and Steve Scheffler don't believe elected officials will pay a political price for voting for the gas tax, while Craig Robinson says it's...
posted on February 20, 2015 03:26 PM
Jeffrey Bullock, president of the University of Dubuque in Dubuque; Kent Henning, president of Grand View University in Des Moines; and Mark Putnam, president of Central College in Pella are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. The program discusses concerns over the new Regents funding...
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posted on February 20, 2015 02:43 PM
With online education becoming more and more popular, the 21st century model of higher education is much different than traditional campus education. Central College, Grand View University, and University of Dubuque are starting to offer the online classroom experience, but have yet to fully...
posted on February 20, 2015 02:37 PM
The closing of the American Institute of Business in Des Moines came as a surprise to many in the higher education community. President's Mark Putnam, Jeffrey Bullock, and Kent Henning discuss what keeps their institutions from incurring the same fate.
posted on February 20, 2015 02:33 PM
The presidents of University of Dubuque, Central College, and Grand View University all give their impressions of the new funding model for the states three regents universities and what impact it might have on them. Kent Henning, president of Grand View University, believes the new model has...
posted on February 13, 2015 01:58 PM
Gov. Terry Branstad says he's rethinking how his administration oversees state construction projects in light of problems with the new state prison in Ft. Madison. Branstad says it's also good that he eliminated project labor agreements and has a new director in charge of the Dept. of...
posted on February 13, 2015 01:55 PM
Gov. Terry Branstad says eliminating the school start date law and letting schools start whenever they want is "not acceptable." However, he says something close to a House proposal that would allow a start date the week of August 23 might be an acceptable compromise for both sides.
posted on February 13, 2015 01:53 PM
Gov. Terry Branstad says he intends to serve all four years of his new term as governor. He also says a recent illness that caused him to collapse at an event has taught him that he needs to listen to his wife. In response to a question about running again in four years, he said he is going to...