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Sen. Joni Ernst

Ernst says Trump, Republicans differ on trade policies

October 20, 2017 | 1 min

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) says the president's trade policies do not indicate the Republican party as a whole is moving away from supporting free trade.

Sen. Joni Ernst

Ernst says dreamers should have legal status

October 20, 2017 | 1 min

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) says she would vote to grant legal permanent residency to those that are currently covered under DACA.

Sen. Joni Ernst

Ernst says if Congress passes healthcare fix, Trump will support it

October 20, 2017 | 2 min

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) says she understands why some Iowans are frustrated and confused about what might happen with Obamacare, and that she's involved in the bipartisan Senate proposal to help...

Sen. Joni Ernst

Ernst on the EPA and the Renewable Fuel Standard

October 20, 2017 | 2min

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) says EPA administrator Scott Pruitt "needed a little motivation," but she feels good right now about where the EPA stands regarding the RFS.

Iowa Press guests on Caucus 2020

Should Iowa still hold the first in the nation presidential caucus?

October 13, 2017 | 1 min

For decades the Iowa Caucus has been the first word in who will become President of the United States. Former Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, former Missouri Sec. of State Jason...

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Kander believes assumptions on gun legislation hurts voters and candidates

October 13, 2017 | 1 min

Former Missouri Sec. of State Jason Kander says Democrats can form an impactful message on gun regulation and immigration if they share their honest opinions on the subjects.

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Sebelius: Democrats believe healthcare is a right and its the goal

October 13, 2017 | 3 min

Former Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius says the Democrats have a goal to actualize healthcare as a right and Republicans are failing on the issue because they do not have a goal.

Rep. David Young

Young says he's concerned about RFS and trade policy

October 6, 2017 | 1 min

Rep. David Young (R-Van Meter) says the administration should follow through on President Trump's campaign promise to support the RFS. Young also says he's concerned about the impact of trade policy...

Rep. David Young

Young says Trump administration needs to act on health insurance

October 6, 2017 | 1 min

Rep. David Young (R-Van Meter) says it's time for the administration to act on Iowa's stopgap proposal to help insure Iowans. Young says it's not right if the delay is for political reasons.

Rep. David Young

After Vegas massacre, Young says ATF should re-evaluate bump stocks

October 6, 2017 | 1 min

Rep. David Young (R-Van Meter) says he doesn't see a need for a tool that transforms a legal gun into an illegal weapon, but he says the ATF should re-evaluate rules before Congress takes any action.

Chuck Hagel

Hagel: "I'm not comfortable with where I see the Republican party going"

September 26, 2017 | 1 min

Former Defense Secretary and former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel says he sees the Republican party moving toward what he thinks is a dangerous, isolationist position.

Chuck Hagel

Hagel says calling North Korea leader "Rocket Man" shows insecurity

September 26, 2017 | 1 min

Former Defense Secretary and former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel says President Trump's name-calling and baiting of Kim Jong-un is dangerous and irresponsible.

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Hagel says Iran nuclear agreement may be model for North Korea

September 26, 2017 | 3 min

Former Defense Secretary and former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel says diplomatic engagement and settlement is the way forward with North Korea and the nuclear threat the country poses.

Party Chairs

Party Chairman Battle Over State Budget Woe Blame

September 22, 2017 | 2:42 min

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann defends Gov. Reynolds against attacks from democrats and primary rival Ron Corbett that state budget maneuvers are bad policy. Iowa Democratic Party...

Party Chairs

Fallout from the Iowa Senate Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann directs questions regarding the office behavior to Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix and states it would not be tolerated in his office. Iowa Democratic...

DHS money needs and personnel outsourcing

DHS money needs and personnel outsourcing

September 15, 2017 | 1 min

DHS Director Jerry Foxhoven says the agency may look to bring previously outsourced case worker assignments and funds back to full-time staff. Sen. Matt McCoy says DHS will need “tens of millions” in...

Dan Gannon Describes the Chaos of the Vietnam War

Combat: Controlled Chaos

September 15, 2017 | 3 min

By 1969, more than half a million men and women were stationed in South Vietnam. Among them were several Iowans including Dan Gannon from Mingo.

Caesar Smith remembers his first mission in Vietnam

A military advisor describes his first mission in Vietnam

September 15, 2017 | 3 min

Caesar Smith graduated from Des Moines North High School in 1955 and attended the University of Iowa on a track scholarship. While on summer break in 1956, he decided to pursue a career in the U.S...

Medicaid uncertainty in Iowa

Medicaid uncertainty in Iowa

September 15, 2017 | 1 min

Both Foxhoven and McCoy discuss the outcome and current status of controversial decisions to privatize Medicaid services in Iowa.

Foxhoven and McCoy disagree over availability of women’s health facilities

Foxhoven and McCoy disagree over availability of women’s health facilities

September 15, 2017 | 2 min

When asked about the availability of women’s health services in Iowa after recent legislation restricting funds to Planned Parenthood facilities, DHS Director Jerry Foxhoven says the services are...