Republican State Treasurer Candidate Has An Interesting Background

Saturday’s Republican state convention may not have the fireworks of a U.S. Senate nominating convention that many people predicted would happen over the past year, but there are still some important nominations that will nee...
by Craig Robinson


‘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


Journalists dish on best practices for viral memes, pop culture humor

At a Campaign Tech Conference panel in Washington, D.C. Thursday, panelists discuss the intersection of culture and politics and how to drive the campaign conversation. WASHINGTON—Political reporters and digital strategists s...
by Jeff Patch



PREVIEW: April Fool’s Day look at Madam Shannon’s empire

On Monday—April Fool’s Day— will publish an extensive investigation into the business and quasi-political empire of Randi Shannon, a former Cedar Rapids-area state Sen. candidate who dropped out t...
by Jeff Patch


Linn Co. GOP elects Golding chair

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—A united Linn County Republican Party elected businesswoman Cindy Golding as the chair of Iowa’s second largest county GOP Tuesday night. Six percent of Iowa Republicans call the county home, and the part...
by Jeff Patch



Legislative leader of liberal group smears ALEC

DES MOINES—Iowans should be outraged that an out-of-state group that doesn’t disclose its donors and aims to influence policy exists to bend the ears of state lawmakers, according to state Sen. Joe Bolkom, D-Iowa City—nev...
by Jeff Patch