Iowa Capital Dispatch

Iowa Capital Dispatch

Iowa Capital Dispatch is part of States Newsroom, a network of news outlets supported by grants and a coalition of donors as a 501c(3) public charity. Iowa Capital Dispatch maintains editorial independence. Contact Editor Kathie Obradovich for questions: [email protected].

Biden’s State of the Union address

By: - March 1, 2022

Following is the text of the State of the Union address as prepared for delivery by President Joe Biden on Tuesday night at the U.S. Capitol, as released by the White House: Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President, our First Lady and Second Gentleman. Members of Congress and the Cabinet. Justices of the Supreme Court. My […]

Free press advocates call on Senate GOP to restore media access

By: - January 19, 2022

Free press advocates called Wednesday for Iowa Senate Republicans to reverse their decision to bar journalists from the floor of the chamber. “When news of these restrictions became known, it was an immediate red flag, a threat to the freedom of the press and thus, a threat to our democracy,” Terese Grant, president of the […]

Remarks by President Joe Biden on the Jan. 6 anniversary of the Capitol attack

By: - January 6, 2022

Here are the full remarks made by President Joe Biden in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol on the Jan. 6 anniversary of the Capitol attack: Madam Vice President, my fellow Americans: To state the obvious, one year ago today, in this sacred place, democracy was attacked — simply attacked.  The will of the people […]


JFK’s Thanksgiving wish: That we’re ‘humbly grateful’ for what brings us together

By: - November 26, 2020

Fifty-six years ago, on Nov. 4, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed this Thanksgiving proclamation. Little more than two weeks later, on Nov. 22, 1963, he lost his life to an assassin’s bullet during a trip to Dallas, Texas. A half-century later, with America as divided as it has been in recent memory, Kennedy’s wish […]