Baltimore demoted, unlike previous two Iowa House Rs caught drunk driving

Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer announced today that following State Representative Chip Baltimore’s OWI arrest, she has named Majority Whip…

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Rita DeJong’s strong performance shows Iowa legislature in play

Josh Hughes is a Drake University undergraduate and vice president of the I-35 school board. -promoted by desmoinesdem Republican Jacob…

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Republican Ginny Caligiuri likely running for Congress in IA-02

Dr. Christopher Peters may soon have a Republican primary rival in Iowa’s second Congressional district. Multiple sources tell Bleeding Heartland…

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Good news, bad news from Iowa House district 6

Republican Jacob Bossman won today’s special election in Iowa House district 6 by 2,152 votes to 1,712 for Rita DeJong…

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Republicans running scared in Iowa House district 6

The Republican Party of Iowa is spending heavily to defend Iowa House district 6, where voters will choose a successor…

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An extreme coupon plan

Retired educator Bruce Lear sounds the alarm about a policy some Republican state lawmakers and conservative advocacy organizations want to…

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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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Nate Boulton Tells It Like It Is About The Iowa Republican Party

Nate Boulton issues a call to action and a warning about what is sure to come this legislative session. Sharing…

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Nate Boulton Tells It Like It Is About The Iowa Republican Party

Nate Boulton issues a call to action and a warning about what is sure to come this legislative session. Sharing…

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Learning from the past

Former teacher Bruce Lear, a retired regional director for the Iowa State Education Association, looks at one of the major…

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