posted on December 5, 2014 04:26 PM
Retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Cumming) says he loves the job of U.S. Senator, but it's time for him to step aside and for new people to come in. He says he's a Democrat, he loves his party, he wants the party to be good, and he wants them to have good policies and good candidates...but he's not...
posted on December 5, 2014 04:03 PM
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Cumming) talks about how he has been changed by being a politician. He says it's given him a wonderful perspective on life and how government can help people at the bottom move up the ladder of opportunity. He says they need to have hope that they can make it.
posted on December 5, 2014 04:00 PM
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Cumming) says foreign relations are much more complicated for the U.S. today than when he first went to Congress in the early 1970s. He says the country has a long road ahead to get out from under the mistake made in Iraq and how we deal with the Middle East.
posted on November 26, 2014 03:26 PM
Des Moines attorney and former Republican Gubernatorial candidate Doug Gross and former Iowa state director for Obama 2012 and Secretary of State candidate Brad Anderson are the guests on the next edition of Iowa Press. The program will discuss the political futures of the Iowa Republican and...
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posted on November 26, 2014 01:45 PM
Republican insider Doug Gross says if Kim Reynolds wants to run for governor in the future, she needs to start putting together her own team and step away from Gov. Terry Branstad to do more things on her own.
posted on November 26, 2014 01:40 PM
Republican insider Doug Gross says Iowa has one more chance to get it right, or the state may not go first in 2020. He says getting the vote count correct is crucial. Democratic insider Brad Anderson agrees on integrity of the results, and he also says the parties need to modernize the process...
posted on November 26, 2014 01:37 PM
Democratic insider Brad Anderson says there are up-and-coming leaders in the Iowa Democratic Party, such as Nathan Blake, Ravi Patel, Janet Peterson, Liz Mathis and others nobody is even thinking about right now. However, he stresses the importance for Democrats to have a vision and be able to...
posted on November 21, 2014 04:14 PM
Iowa 3rd District Congressman-elect David Young (R – Van Meter) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. Young just returned from Washington, D.C., where he attended orientation for new members of Congress. The program will discuss his election victory, upcoming first term in the U.S. House of...
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posted on November 21, 2014 02:34 PM
Congressman-elect David Young was able to secure an appointment to the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Young says he doesn't want a government shutdown. He says he wants to see appropriations bills move through the committee process and to the House floor in a timely manner so funding...
posted on November 21, 2014 02:32 PM
Congressman-elect David Young says he wants to govern, and he's willing to work with others in Congress and whoever is president in order to accomplish things in Washington. He says he hopes there is opportunity in the next two years to find common ground on tax reform, the Keystone XL Pipeline...
posted on November 21, 2014 02:29 PM
Congressman-elect David Young (R - Van Meter) says he's disappointed that President Barack Obama is taking executive action on certain immigration issues. He says he believes there is potential compromise in the next Congress, and the foremost important issue is securing the border.
posted on November 7, 2014 05:55 PM
Republican strategist David Kochel and Democratic strategist Jeff Link are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. The program will discuss the outcome of the 2014 midterm elections and the path forward for their respective political parties.
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posted on November 7, 2014 05:53 PM
Braley was tied to dislike for Washington. Ernst made a splash with an ad during the primary about castrating hogs. Democratic strategist Jeff Link says the Braley campaign strategy was low risk, and it turns out they needed to take some big risks to have a chance to win. Republican strategist...
posted on November 7, 2014 05:52 PM
Democratic strategist Jeff Link says the Democrats have several bright, young people who are in good positions to run for higher offices in the future. Republican strategist Dave Kochel says Republicans have had a lot of work to do to reach more younger voters, more minorities and more...
posted on November 7, 2014 03:51 PM
Democratic strategist Jeff Link says it's clear that a lot of Democrats stayed home in 2014 and didn't vote. Part of the reason was a failure in messaging. Republican strategist Dave Kochel says even though Republicans did well in early voting in 2014, they still have a lot of work to do, and...