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Grassley urges detailed review of $4.7 billion pork deal

DES MOINES—Iowa lawmakers are concerned about pork. This time, the issue is Chinese influence over U.S. agriculture rather than earmarks. A proposed merger between Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, and C...
by Jeff Patch

 
 

New NRSC positive ad campaign: Yes

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) released a new web video today seeking to start the conversation about the positive message that Republicans will carry in 2014. The video, “Yes,” features Kentuck...
by Jeff Patch

 
 

It’s on! Clash of the ‘staches

DES MOINES—State Sen. Jack Hatch, D-Des Moines, announced that he plans to run for governor, sort of. At a Wednesday press conference Hatch danced the choreographed candidate announcement waltz. Step one: squeeze maximum pres...
by Jeff Patch

 

 

‘Billion Dollar Branstad’ announces $1.9b wind energy project

DES MOINES—Gov. Terry Branstad announced Wednesday that MidAmerican Energy will invest $1.9 billion in new wind energy farms, the largest economic development project in Iowa to date. “We are pleased to announced the larges...
by Jeff Patch

 
 

Braley backtracks on Obamacare

Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Waterloo, is running away from his past embrace of Obamacare as the “huge train wreck” of a program careens toward full implementation. Braley told journalists at a taping of “Iowa Press&...
by Jeff Patch

 

 

Strategists discuss campaign tech ‘arms race’

WASHINGTON—A top strategist for President Obama’s 2012 campaign detailed how their data team crushed GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s condensed general election effort during a panel discussion on united technology with communic...
by Jeff Patch