Posts Tagged ‘Ruth Harkin’


Harkin issues ultimatum to ISU on Harkin Institute guidelines

JOHNSTON, Iowa—Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said Friday that he would renege on his offer to donate his papers to Iowa State University if president Steven Leath did not lift research guidelines on the Harkin Institute of Public ...
by Jeff Patch


Braley to announce for Harkin seat, Dems wonder where Harkin money lands

WASHINGTON—National Democrats have coalesced around Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Waterloo, as the anointed candidate to replace Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, sources in both the Republican and Democratic parties told TheIowaRepublican.c...
by Jeff Patch


Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Herbalife) gets cash for institute after legislative favors

DES MOINES—In the summer of 2011, when most Hawkeye State politicians spent sweaty sessions with constituents in Iowa’s communities, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) sat down to a steak dinner with a team of corporate lobbyists and...
by Jeff Patch



Iowa universities struggle to adapt to the digital era, policies allow email purges

DES MOINES—Iowa’s universities seem stuck in a snail mail world as the rest of the state has long transitioned to the digital age. Transparency and accountability questions at Iowa’s regent universities have lingered beca...
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



Tom Harkin: serial fabulist?

When a politician fibs about little things, Iowans start to wonder if he lies about matters of great significance. After all, Hawkeye State voters have finely tuned b.s. detectors honed by decades of participation in the First ...
by Jeff Patch