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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A Des Moines principal’s heartfelt message to immigrant students

“Tonight I feel compelled to discuss something that’s been weighing on my mind heavily,” said Des Moines Roosevelt High School…

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Iowa AG has joined 36 legal actions challenging Trump policies

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller signed on to three dozen multi-state actions challenging Trump administration policies last year, covering a…

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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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Democrats squandered best chance to help DREAMers

While many Americans enjoy a peaceful Christmas with loved ones, hundreds of thousands of “DREAMers” who have lived in this…

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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…

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Iowa sports announcer: “As Trump would say, go back where they came from”

A northern Iowa radio station has fired two employees for making “insensitive, thoughtless and degrading” comments about high school basketball…

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Weekend open thread: Veterans Day do’s and don’ts

Thanking a veteran is easy. Tackling problems that face veterans is hard. At no time is that political reality more…

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Des Moines City Council Ward 3 forum: Neighborhoods and advocates

Thanks to Stefanie Running for a play-by-play of the October 10 candidate forum for Des Moines City Council Ward 3,…

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IA-04: Dr. John Paschen joins Democratic field with focus on health care

“It’s time that we stop fighting with each other and start working on solutions. For most of my adult life,…

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