Iowa Press - Episodes for 2016

Debate, Water Quality

Water Quality - U.S. Senate Democratic Primary Debate

May 26, 2016 | 3 min

Tom Fiegen, Rob Hogg, Patty Judge and Bob Krause, the four Democrats vying for their party's nomination to run for U.S. Senate, all agree that water quality needs to be addressed.

Debate, Labor

Judge, Hogg contrast over labor during debate

May 26, 2016 | 1 min

Patty Judge responded to a question about a veto by former Gov. Chet Culver involving collective bargaining, saying she regrets all sides couldn't come together in agreement at the time.

Debate, Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage - U.S. Senate Democratic Primary Debate

May 26, 2016 | 4 min

Democratic candidates vying for the nomination in the U.S.

Iowa Press Debate: U.S. Senate Democratic Primary

Iowa Press Debate: U.S. Senate Democratic Primary

May 26, 2016 | 57 min

The following candidates for the U.S.

Senator Joni Ernst

Senator Joni Ernst

May 20, 2016 | 29 min

Rising profile. Iowa's freshman republican Senator Joni Ernst asserting political influence, increasing attention in Iowa and nationally. A conversation with U.S.

Sen. Joni Ernst

Ernst says she's comfortable with Trump as Commander in Chief

May 19, 2016 | 1:08

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) says Donald Trump has a serious side to him, in addition to the public persona people may see on a stage or on Twitter.

Sen. Joni Ernst

Ernst says Obama overreached on transgender bathroom issue

May 19, 2016 | 1:26

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) says the federal government should be focusing on important issues like terrorism and the budget, rather than bathroom debates that are best handled at the state level.

Sen. Joni Ernst

Ernst says bipartisan collaboration of women in Senate is about relationships

May 19, 2016 | 2 min

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) says she may not agree with Democratic women in the Senate 100 percent of the time, but when they do find issues they agree on, they work very well together.

Representative Dave Loebsack

Representative Dave Loebsack

May 13, 2016 | 29 min

Democratic remnant. Congressman David Loebsack, Iowa's only democrat remaining among Iowa's congressional delegation. We're questioning Congressman Loebsack on this edition of Iowa Press.

Rep. Dave Loebsack

Loebsack, a Democratic superdelegate, says he's open to changing nomination process

May 13, 2016 | 1 min

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City) says he understands why some Democrats think the presidential nomination process in their party is undemocratic.

Rep. Dave Loebsack

Loebsack on running for governor, Democratic bench

May 13, 2016 | 2 min

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City) says he is focused solely on winning re-election in 2016, but he wouldn't say no to the possibility of running for Iowa governor in 2018.

Rep. Dave Loebsack

Loebsack says watershed approach needed to address water quality

May 13, 2016 | 2 min

Rep Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City) says he doesn't agree with Governor Branstad's water quality proposal, but he thinks it's really significant because it's an acknowledgement that there's a problem.

Upmeyer and Gronstal

Upmeyer and Gronstal

May 6, 2016 | 29 min

Critiquing the legislature. Legislators now campaigning, awaiting voters' appraisal.

Rep. Linda Upmeyer and Sen. Mike Gronstal

Upmeyer and Gronstal on anti-establishment sentiment in Iowa

May 4, 2016 | 1:47

Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer and Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal both agree there are voters upset with politics and politicians.

Rep. Linda Upmeyer

Legislative leaders agree minimum wage disparity is not ideal

May 4, 2016 | 1:52

Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer and Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal say they agree that individual counties adopting their own minimum wage increases and the resulting variances in minim

Sen. Mike Gronstal

Legislative leaders say water quality is important; differ on solutions

May 4, 2016 | 2:23

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal says he'd like to see a bipartisan group sit down in November and December to develop a consensus on water quality initiatives for the next legislative ses

Jeff Link and Doug Gross

Jeff Link and Doug Gross

April 29, 2016 | 29 min

Voter insurgency. Political parties, republican and democratic, assessing populist forces affecting the current presidential campaign.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey

April 22, 2016 | 29 min

Foundation stress. High expenses, weak markets, disease epidemics, water quality disputes, testing Iowa's agriculture industry resilience.

Sec. Northey and Dean Borg

Northey on Water Quality Issues and Potential Political Ramifications

April 22, 2016 | 1 min

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey says that he is not focused on the political “heat” associated with water quality funding at the state legislature.

Northey at Iowa Press Table

Northey on Agriculture’s Economic Ups and Downs

April 22, 2016 | 1 min

Northey says the recent downturn in the agricultural economy is amplified by the relatively strong moments the farm sector has had over the past decade.