Weekend open thread: Accountability

Senator Chuck Grassley hit a new low last week in running interference for the White House on the Trump/Russia investigation.…

Continue Reading →

Silence from Kim Reynolds, Iowa GOP on latest racism from Steve King

Yet again, Representative Steve King has approvingly quoted a racist European politician. Yet again, the Iowa Republican establishment is looking…

Continue Reading →

Nothing says “civil discourse” like Steve King as your campaign co-chair

“There is no civil discourse left and it is really sad,” Governor Kim Reynolds said yesterday, adding, “We ought to…

Continue Reading →

Reminder: State employees can’t boost the Reynolds/Gregg campaign at work

Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend instructed all her agency’s employees today “to be mindful of state and federal guidelines…

Continue Reading →

Why did Branstad and Reynolds request transition funds they didn’t need?

Some surprising news arrived in the mail recently. In response to one of my records requests, Governor Kim Reynolds’ legal…

Continue Reading →

IA-Gov: Catching up on Kim Reynolds campaign news

In another display of dominance intended to show there will be no serious competition in the Republican gubernatorial primary, Governor…

Continue Reading →

Branstad restored voting rights to just 206 Iowans in more than six years

Iowa’s supposedly “efficient and convenient” process for regaining the franchise after a felony conviction resulted in Governor Terry Branstad restoring…

Continue Reading →

Kim Reynolds misled public about Iowa attorney general’s view of her powers

Top staffers for Governor Terry Branstad knew more than a month ahead of time that Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller…

Continue Reading →