Posts Tagged ‘Michael Gartner’


The liberal smear campaign against Regent Bruce Rastetter

Regent Bruce Rastetter, an agricultural entrepreneur and Republican donor, has cheerfully weathered a coordinated smear campaign by Democratic politicians, radical liberal groups such as Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement ...
by Jeff Patch


Iowa State refunds $300k MidAmerican contribution for Harkin Institute

DES MOINES—MidAmerican Energy Company requested and received a refund of the electricity company’s $300,000 contribution to the Harkin Institute of Public Policy at Iowa State University, raising questions over whe...
by Jeff Patch


Harkin reneges on offer to donate papers to Iowa State

DES MOINES—In an orchestrated blitz, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and his wife Ruth, a member of the state Board of Regents, “blindsided” the director of the Harkin Institute of Public Policy and the Iowa State admini...
by Jeff Patch



Harkin Institute’s culture of secrecy causes controversy at ISU

DES MOINES—A culture of secrecy shrouding the Harkin Institute of Public Policy at Iowa State University has continued to cause controversy as Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the institute’s namesake, continues refusing to answer...
by Jeff Patch

PMX Industries' Cedar Rapids headquarters

Korean ammo manufacturer and polluter gives Harkin Institute 500,000 dollar coins

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—Money can’t buy you love, but $500,000 might buy you Iowa’s junior senator. Just make sure the kickback is in dollar coins, not greenbacks. That’s the implication of an investigative report by the Ass...
by Jeff Patch


Ruth Harkin speaks at a 2011 fundraiser for Sen. Tom Harkin's campaign.

Harkins fight quixotic battle with ISU over ‘academic freedom’

Former Harvard University professor Henry Kissinger once quipped that “academic politics are so vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.” Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), his wife Ruth, a member of the Board of Regents, ...
by Jeff Patch