Joe Biden http://iowapublicradio.org en Gun Laws In Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/gun-laws-iowa <p><span class="userContent">This week Vice President Biden’s gun violence task force continues to meet to discuss a set of proposals about gun violence. Ben Kieffer talks about discussions on the federal and state level about gun control.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:22:50 +0000 Ben Kieffer 13377 at http://iowapublicradio.org Gun Laws In Iowa Photos: The Iowa Campaign Trail http://iowapublicradio.org/post/photos-iowa-campaign-trail <p>Iowa's importance in the 2012 election was arguably more important than ever. IPR's news staff traveled the state and reported on the candidates' messages long before the Iowa caucuses. Here are some of the photos IPR reporters took along the campaign trail.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 22:05:51 +0000 Clay Masters 10372 at http://iowapublicradio.org Photos: The Iowa Campaign Trail President Obama, Paul Ryan, make final pleas to Iowa Voters http://iowapublicradio.org/post/president-obama-paul-ryan-make-final-pleas-iowa-voters <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>After a long and contentious presidential election season, the candidates made their closing arguments Monday. Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan made his last visit to Iowa on behalf of Mitt Romney. And President Barack Obama held the final campaign event&nbsp; of his political career in Des Moines.</p><p>While both men were still trying to drum up every last vote in a close election, they were also here to thank the voters who by now, have grown used to their constant visits.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:13:51 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 10347 at http://iowapublicradio.org President Obama, Paul Ryan, make final pleas to Iowa Voters Praise of Bipartisanship Fades from Campaign Stumps in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/praise-bipartisanship-fades-campaign-stumps-iowa <p></p><p>It’s the last full week of presidential campaigning and here in Iowa, we expected to see the presidential candidates a bit more. But Hurricane Sandy changed things. For the most part we got wives and vice-presidential candidates. Paul Ryan will be in Waterloo today and Vice President Joe Biden made stops in Muscatine and Fort Dodge Thursday.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 06:10:43 +0000 Clay Masters 10158 at http://iowapublicradio.org Praise of Bipartisanship Fades from Campaign Stumps in Iowa The vice presidential race takes the reigns in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/vice-presidential-race-takes-reigns-iowa <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.9016519867110401" style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; FONT-VARIANT: normal; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Calibri; COLOR: rgb(0,0,0); FONT-SIZE: 16px; VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; FONT-WEIGHT: normal; TEXT-DECORATION: none">This week the race for Iowa’s six electoral votes is in the hands of the Vice Presidential candidates. Iowa Public Radio’s Sandhya Dirks attended rallies by both Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and Democratic Vice President Joe Biden. </span><br> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:54:28 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 8180 at http://iowapublicradio.org The vice presidential race takes the reigns in Iowa