posted on June 6, 2014 02:43 PM
Rep. Steve King says he supports the 35% threshold for candidates in a primary election. However, he says if a candidate doesn't reach 35%, he would prefer to see a runoff election between the top two candidates, rather than have the nomination decided by delegates to a convention.
posted on June 6, 2014 02:33 PM
Rep. Steve King says he's open to voting for someone other than Rep. John Boehner as Speaker of the House, if Republicans retain control of Congress after the 2014 elections. King says he has no interest in running for Speaker himself.
posted on June 6, 2014 02:29 PM
Rep. Steve King says the U.S. does not negotiate with terrorists, and the release of American POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay was a "colossal mistake" by the Obama administration. He says it empowers the enemy and puts U.S. troops at risk.
posted on May 30, 2014 04:44 PM
Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie and Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. We will discuss redevelopment and successes in their respective cities, as well as what challenges they face and what opportunities might be ahead.
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posted on May 30, 2014 04:26 PM
Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett says a Cedar Rapids casino would have been a shot in the arm for state gambling revenues because of its urban location. Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie says he is not a proponent of gambling personally, but he thinks Des Moines' partnership with Polk County and Prairie...
posted on May 30, 2014 04:22 PM
Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie says urban and rural stakeholders must work together to address water quality issues. The sources of contaminates has to be considered, not just dealing with how to remove them later.
posted on May 30, 2014 04:20 PM
Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett says he and other mayors across Iowa support the legislature raising Iowa's gas tax to fund roads and transportation. Corbett says Cedar Rapids couldn't wait forever for the legislature to act, so in the meantime, citizens passed a local option tax to fund...
posted on May 23, 2014 03:57 PM
Gov. Terry E. Branstad (R-Panora) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. We discuss his administration, look back at the 2014 legislative session and get an update on his re-election campaign.
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posted on May 23, 2014 12:02 PM
Gov. Terry Branstad responds to questions about whether state merit employees and political appointees are treated differently with severance packages. He also says his administration has nothing to hide and that Senate Democrats are the ones trying to hide information related to legislative...
posted on May 23, 2014 11:57 AM
Gov. Terry Branstad says he's leaving casino decisions up to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission and that any changes to gambling laws and regulations are for the legislature to decide. He does say he likes Cedar Rapids' designation for a proposed casino to be smoke-free.
posted on May 23, 2014 11:43 AM
Gov. Terry Branstad says he has reviewed the cannabis oil bill passed by the legislature, and he will sign it into law. He says he thinks it will help Iowans with epilepsy, and the bill is written in a limited way that should help prevent abuses and problems.
posted on May 15, 2014 04:56 PM
Recipients of our state’s highest citizen honor, The Iowa Award, are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. This year’s winner and chairman of the World Food Prize Ken Quinn along with businessman and philanthropist Bill Knapp, the 2011 recipient, and international opera singer Simon Estes,...
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posted on May 15, 2014 04:10 PM
Simon Estes, Ken Quinn and Bill Knapp, all recipients of the Iowa Award, Iowa's highest civilian honor, join together to sing the Iowa Corn Song at the end of a taping of Iowa Press.
posted on May 15, 2014 04:06 PM
Bill Knapp, Simon Estes and Ken Quinn, all recipients of the prestigious Iowa Award, offer what advice they would give to high school graduates at commencement time.
posted on May 15, 2014 04:01 PM
Ambassador Ken Quinn, World Food Prize president, says the U.S. is a huge economic power and a great military power, but it's also a great moral power. He says the U.S. has a significant role to play in responding around the world when humans are at risk.