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  1. The Boehner Resignation, the Pope Connection and how "The crazies have taken over the party."Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2015 | Daily Kos

    Many here speculated that the Pope's visit may have contributed to the speaker's resignation. Well, we're not the only ones who think so.


  2. McCarthy's Remarkable AscentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2015 | Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

    Rep. Kevin McCarthy "is expected to complete what can only be described as one of the most historic climbs to power in U.S. political history," Politico reports. "The former deli owner turned Capitol Hill aide turned lawmaker will be third in line to the presidency, behind Barack Obama and Joe Biden.


  3. City supportive of Watershed Management AuthorityRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2015 | Decorah Journal

    The city of Decorah will support the creation of a new Upper Iowa River Watershed Management Authority. That was the gist of the conversation following a presentation by Winneshiek County Supervisor John Beard at Monday's Decorah City Council meeting.


  4. Odds-On Favorite For Next Speaker of the HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2015 | KAAL-TV Austin

    Rep. Kevin McCarthy has risen to the upper reaches of House leadership mostly on the basis of his people skills and political smarts rather than his policy chops. The California Republican, who is the overwhelming favorite to succeed John Boehner as speaker, has relied on those skills to navigate the treacherous waters of the fractious GOP conference.


  5. Essential California: What D.C.'s shake-up means for CaliforniaRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

    New leadership: California Rep. Kevin McCarthy could soon have even more power in Washington, D.C. The Bakersfield Republican is widely expected to become the next speaker of the House now that John A. Boehner is leaving. That could create trouble for Gov. Jerry Brown's administration, which finds itself at odds with McCarthy's policy positions.


  6. Starting gun fired in HouseRepublican leadership raceRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2015 |

    The abrupt resignation of Speaker John Boehner Friday is setting off a four-way race for House majority leader, the No. 2 job in the GOP conference.


  7. Fiorina looks to turn debate accolades into dollars, votesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    Propelled by her standout debate performance, Carly Fiorina sought on Thursday to turn accolades for her crisp, confident showing into actual support from voters and donors. It's a quest that will determine whether her breakthrough moment is a turning point in the Republican primary or simply a footnote.


  8. Offender sought after not returning to Iowa work release facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2015 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    The Iowa Department of Corrections is looking to find an offender who did not return to a residential work release facility in Des Moines. Authorities say Andre Lyle, Jr. was placed on escape status today after not returning to the Fort Des Moines Work Release Facility.


  9. Contraception opt-out violates religious freedom: U.S. appeals courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2015 | KDXY-FM Jonesboro

    President Barack Obama speaks to business leaders at the quarterly meeting of the Business Roundtable in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, to renew his calls for increased spending in infrastructure, education and scientific research.


  10. Fiorina's challenge: Channel enthusiasm into dollars, votesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2015 | WKXW-FM Trenton

    Carly Fiorina's first challenge in the Republican debate was simply getting a spot on the main stage. Now, after a standout performance, her next quest is to convert a burst of enthusiasm for her candidacy into actual support from voters and donors.


  11. Sides heard on fund cut for Planned ParenthoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2015 | NWAonline

    After hearing arguments Thursday about whether the state can legally withhold Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood clinics in Little Rock and Fayetteville because of concerns about "unethical" actions by clinics in other states, a federal judge took the matter under advisement. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker said she will issue a written order on whether to grant a temporary injunction that would require the state to keep providing the funding for at least 14 days.


  12. Lawmakers Seek to Halt or Amend Plans to Privatize MedicaidRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2015 | KAAL-TV Austin

    Two Democratic lawmakers are seeking to halt or amend Gov. Terry Branstad's plan to privatize Iowa's Medicaid program. Sen. Amanda Ragan and Sen. Liz Mathis on Thursday sent a letter to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


  13. Journalism professor to run on platform of education reformRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2015 | The Times-Delphic

    As a new election cycle kicks into full gear, Drake professor and alum Jennifer Glover Konfrst is beginning her political campaign to be District 43's Representative in the Iowa House. Konfrst is also a professor in public relations and political advocacy.


  14. Grassley Eyes Birthday Run Thursday, Re-Election Run Next YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2015 | Roll Call

    Iowa's senior senator, Republican Charles E. Grassley , who celebrates his 82nd birthday Thursday, is a long-distance runner, both in his political career and in his exercise regimen. Here's how Grassley told us he plans to celebrate: "I normally get up at 4 o'clock and run 3 miles, four times a week.


  15. Branstad seeks more information on plans for Syrian refugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2015 | KCRG

    Syrian refugees raise two babies as they arrive on a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, September 14, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis DES MOINES - Gov. Terry Branstad said he hopes the Obama administration is more forthcoming with information regarding plans to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees to the United States than it was when unaccompanied alien children from Latin America were resettled in Iowa and other states last year.


  16. Another GOP Establishment Scam Underway In Congress: Trade Boehner for McCarthyRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2015 | Daily Pundit

    With Speaker John Boehner's job in doubt, House conservatives have been holding internal talks about a new leadership coalition that could include Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy as Speaker and more conservative members occupying lower rungs on the leadership ladder. The informal discussions among members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are preliminary and informal, multiple GOP lawmakers tell The Hill.


  17. Ernst sees a many, manya hurdles before women achieve equal representationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2015 | KCRG

    US Senate candidate Joni Ernst speaks during an event with Sens. Kelly Ayotte and John Barrasso at The Blue Strawberry Coffee Company in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. CEDAR RAPIDS - Sen. Joni Ernst sees her election as the first woman to represent Iowans in Congress as progress, but said there are “many, many more hurdles yet to go” before women achieve balanced representation in elected office.


  18. Fillmore Central's new third grade teacher promoting R-E-S-P-E-C-TRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2015 | Republican-Leader

    As the 2015-2016 school year is underway, Pam Jackson eased into being the new third grade teacher at Fillmore Central. BRETTA GRABAU/NEWS LEADER Jackson has been in the teaching arena for nearly a decade, but never before in Minnesota.


  19. Fact Checker: Did Walker turn a $3.6 billion deficit into a surplus?Read the original story

    Sep 15, 2015 | KCRG

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the Rod Blum for U.S. Congress event at the Marriott Hotel in Cedar Rapids on Friday, April 24, 2015. “To eliminate a huge $3.6 billion deficit, he takes decisive action.


  20. Iowa governor issues disaster proclamation for 2 countiesRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2015 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    Branstad announced the declaration for Guthrie and Hamilton counties Monday. The counties were hit by severe storms that started on August 28. In addition, households that meet certain income requirements can apply for grants to help pay for expenses related to storm recovery.