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Iowa has the rare distinction of having half its executive-branch comprised with three of the nation's longest-serving elected office holders - Republican Terry Branstad as governor and Democrats Tom Miller as attorney general and Mike Fitzgerald as state treasurer.
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As an Iowan who cares deeply about animal welfare, I commend Sen. Tom Harkin for his efforts in the Senate to benefit the American people while at the same time showing compassion to our fellow creatures.
One of the GOP candidates for U.S. Senate is taking to the radio airwaves today to promote his Iowa roots and business skills.
Governor Branstad and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey sent a letter to Senator Tom Harkin this week, asking Harkin to support the King amendment as part of the Farm Bill negotiations.
A group of workers and labor activists march down West Grand Boulevard as they demand a raise in the minimum wage for fast food workers in D UNDATED Fast food workers in at least four Wisconsin cities will walk off their jobs today, as part of a national campaign for higher wages.
If an adult working a full-time job can't eat, find a place to live, and clothe herself, then the United States is breaking its social contract.
The left wing of the Democratic Party is trumpeting a new test of true progressivism: support for a dramatic expansion of Social Security.
For all of their mutual public admiration, Presidents Clinton and Obama react differently to political trouble.
President Barack Obama prodded Congress to raise wages and secure the social safety as he issued an overarching appeal Wednesday to correct inequalities that he said make it harder for a child in the United States to escape poverty.
As President Obama and others have noted, a parent who works full-time, year round at the federal minimum wage does not earn an income above the federal poverty line.
Top Iowa state officials are asking Sen. Tom Harkin to support a provision by Iowa Rep. Steve King meant to protect Iowa's egg industry.
A $450,000 grant approved Tuesday by the Polk County Board of Supervisors will pay for construction at the Drake University Archives, which will one day house documents and memorabilia from retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin.
My usual answer is a shrug and an admission that there's no silver bullet. There are many possibilities-campaign spending limits, term limits, nonpartisan primaries, nonpartisan redistricting, a third party-but most aren't politically or legally feasible, might not make much of a difference or, as with Harry Reid's rewriting of Senate rules, have ... (more)
Support is building for an increase in the minimum wage with Senator Tom Harkin and Rep. George Miller introducing legislation to raise it to $10.10 an hour from the current level of $7.25.