Loebsack joins Republicans on vote ending shutdown

All Iowans in Congress approved a resolution today to fund the federal government through February 8, with a six-year extension…

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Federal government shutting down: Iowa political reaction

Congress failed to agree on a spending deal before midnight on January 20, setting a federal government shutdown in motion…

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More than a photo

Tyler Higgs is a local activist and concerned constituent in Clive. Bleeding Heartland welcomes guest posts advocating for candidates in…

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Every Iowan in Congress but Rod Blum voted for warrantless surveillance

With the help of every Iowan except for Republican Representative Rod Blum (IA-01), Congress has reauthorized for six years the…

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Who’s endorsed the seven Democrats running for Congress in IA-03

Seven candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s third Congressional district, where two-term Representative David Young will be a…

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The 17 Bleeding Heartland posts I worked hardest on in 2017

Since I started writing for this website a decade ago, I’ve never worked harder than I did in 2017. This…

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Recognizing Bleeding Heartland’s talented 2017 guest authors

Bleeding Heartland published 140 guest posts by 81 authors in 2016, a record since the blog’s creation in 2007. I’m…

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Shame, Shame, Shame, Shame, Shame

For your votes for a bill that will end the ACA and drive up insurance rates to unaffordable levels for…

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Shame, Shame, Shame, Shame, Shame

For your votes for a bill that will end the ACA and drive up insurance rates to unaffordable levels for…

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Register poll: Trump more unpopular, Iowans favor Democrats for Congress

President Donald Trump is less popular than ever among Iowans, who by a two-to-one margin believe the country is “on…

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