Election 2020

Scholten’s magic-wand issues: campaign finance and antitrust reform

If election to Congress came with a one-day guarantee to pass any piece of legislation, Democrat J.D. Scholten said his first priority would be...

Axne, Young split on marijuana, Trump’s rally, classic rock, favorite coffee...

A televised debate Monday between Democratic U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne and former GOP congressman David Young featured strong disagreements, some common ground and exclusive...

How Congress could decide the 2020 election

If the the 2020 U.S. presidential election is contested, both campaigns are preparing to take the matter to court. But the Founding Fathers meant...

How the Chamber of Commerce learned to love House Democrats

Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives two years ago by winning competitive districts like the Iowa seats of Reps. Cindy Axne...

Iowa counties report brisk early voting

A spot check of 18 Iowa counties on Friday found strong turnouts both at the polls and in absentee balloting in the first week...

Supreme Court confirmation hearings to plow ahead amid COVID-19 infections

Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett will face the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee beginning Monday for what’s expected to be an unusual and contentious four...

Trump’s rhetoric on election integrity unfolds in courtrooms, sows ground for...

See you in court! It is a threat President Donald Trump and his re-election campaign have lobbed — sometimes verbatim — at states across the...

Axne: Farmers need help with markets, derecho recovery

The next Congress must address the mixture of troubles facing Midwestern farmers, from a political fight over support for ethanol to tariff-fueled trade wars...

List maintenance or voter purges: How the practice of maintaining voter...

In the last decade, millions of registered voters across the country have been removed from voter rolls.  In 2019, Ohio removed more than 460,000 voter...

Supreme Court ruling on Voting Rights Act opened floodgates for new...

It hadn’t even been a day since the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled one of the pillars of voting rights in America, and North Carolina...
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