Congress http://iowapublicradio.org en 'Farmer...Never Went to Law School' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/farmernever-went-law-school <p>Iowa Congressman and Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley has apologized for comments he made at a January fundraiser in Texas.&nbsp;</p><p>"If you help me win this race, you may have someone with your background, your experience, your voice ... on the Senate Judiciary Committee," Braley said. "Or you might have a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school, never practiced law, serving as the next chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee."</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:46:27 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 38153 at http://iowapublicradio.org 'Farmer...Never Went to Law School' Olympic Wrestling Restored http://iowapublicradio.org/post/olympic-wrestling-restored <p>Wrestling is back in the Olympics after being removed earlier this year. &nbsp;Hear from University of Iowa Head Coach Kevin Jackson, University of Iowa Associate Coach of Wrestling Terry Brands, and the Manager of Communication at USA Wresting Craig Sesker. &nbsp;Hear their reactions and hear what will change about wrestling in the future.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:52:14 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 28800 at http://iowapublicradio.org Olympic Wrestling Restored Politics Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-25 <p>Chuck Hagel, John Kerry and John Brennan are the first picks for President Obama’s cabinet.&nbsp; Ben Kieffer, discusses the possible nominees to play key roles in Obama's second term. Political analysts also discuss the ongoing talks about the debt ceiling and gun control.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:11:43 +0000 Ben Kieffer 13070 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day Politics Day: Fiscal Negotiations http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-fiscal-negotiations <p><span class="userContent">Last minute deal making on Capitol Hill may have helped avert the fiscal cliff for now, but many law makers are still divided over the measure. Ben Kieffer talks with political experts Tim Hagle and Bruce Nesmith about the fiscal measure and other recent political events.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 19:16:37 +0000 Ben Kieffer 12777 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Fiscal Negotiations Politics Day: Post Election Analysis http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-post-election-analysis <p>After months of campaigning, it’s all over. Ben Kieffer talks with political experts Christ Larimer from the University of Northern Iowa, and Dennis Goldford of Drake University, to analyze the election results for Iowa’s Congressional, legislative, and judicial races.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 20:09:10 +0000 Ben Kieffer 10438 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Post Election Analysis Politics Day: The Final Week http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-final-week <p><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin;">Iowa has been in the center of the presidential campaign since mid-2011. In less than a week campaigning will end, and governing will begin. It’s the last politics day before the election. Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State University and Tim <span class="scayt-misspell">Hagle</span> of the University of Iowa asses where things stand. </span></p><p>-&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:20:32 +0000 Ben Kieffer 10080 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: The Final Week 2nd Congressional District - Loebsack and Archer http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2nd-congressional-district-loebsack-and-archer <p></p><p>We hear from the two candidates vying to represent Iowa's new 2nd congressional district, which covers the southeast corner of the state. Incumbent Democrat from Iowa City, Dave Lobesack, will defend his three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives against challenger John Archer, a Republican and corporate attorney from Bettendorf, who tells us why he thinks he would be better for the people of Iowa in the second district.</p><p></p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 17:44:39 +0000 Dean Borg 10019 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2nd Congressional District - Loebsack and Archer Christie Vilsack and Leonard Boswell http://iowapublicradio.org/post/christie-vilsack-and-leonard-boswell <P>This election season we’ve invited all of the Republican and Democratic candidates vying to represent Iowa four new congressional districts to share their views. Host Ben Kieffer talks with Christie Vilsack,&nbsp;who&nbsp;is&nbsp;challenging Republican Congressman Steve King in Iowa’s new 4th district.</P> <P>Then Ben talks&nbsp;with&nbsp;incumbent Democrat Leonard Boswell who is facing Tom Latham in Iowa’s new 3<SUP>rd</SUP> district.</P> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:17:05 +0000 Ben Kieffer 9950 at http://iowapublicradio.org Christie Vilsack and Leonard Boswell Tom Latham and Leonard Boswell square off in Council Bluffs http://iowapublicradio.org/post/tom-latham-and-leonard-boswell-square-council-bluffs <p>Redistricting has pitted long term congressmen Republican Tom Latham and Democrat Leonard Boswell against each other in a tight race for Iowa’s 3<sup>rd</sup> district. As Iowa Public Radio’s Sandhya Dirks reports, the Congressmen are trying to convince Iowan’s to send them back to Washington. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:34:16 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 9298 at http://iowapublicradio.org Tom Latham and Leonard Boswell square off in Council Bluffs Coalescing around the Farm Bill http://iowapublicradio.org/post/coalescing-around-farm-bill <p>The current farm bill expires at the end of September and lawmakers won’t have a new one passed, thanks largely to election-year politics. Despite the partisan bickering in Washington, many in farm country are working together to keep their concerns on the front burner.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:47:12 +0000 Amy Mayer 8503 at http://iowapublicradio.org Coalescing around the Farm Bill Politics Day: Iowa Congressional Races http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-iowa-congressional-races <P>The&nbsp;November elections feature only four congressional districts in Iowa instead of five… and the districts’ new boundaries offer new challenges for incumbents.</P> <P>Host Ben Kieffer&nbsp;talks with several political experts about&nbsp;Iowa’s congressional districts&nbsp;including the match-ups, the issues, the polls, and the prospects.</P> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:13:22 +0000 Ben Kieffer 7849 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Iowa Congressional Races King, Vilsack Meet for First Debate http://iowapublicradio.org/post/king-vilsack-meet-first-debate <p>The Democratic challenger in Iowa’s new Fourth Congressional District, Iowa's former first lady Christie Vilsack, came out swinging in the first face-to-face debate of the campaign.&nbsp;&nbsp; Incumbent Republican Congressman Steve King was caught a little off guard.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 12:08:48 +0000 Joyce Russell 7577 at http://iowapublicradio.org King, Vilsack Meet for First Debate Ben Lange and Rod Blum both hope to represent GOP in 1st District Congressional race http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ben-lange-and-rod-blum-both-hope-represent-gop-1st-district-congressional-race <p style="margin-left: 0.5in;">In next Tuesday&rsquo;s primary election, two Republicans are seeking the party&rsquo;s First District Congressional nomination. Independence attorney Ben Lange and Dubuque businessman Rod Blum are campaigning for a chance at denying incumbent&nbsp; Democrat Bruce Braley a fourth term representing the newly-configured northeast Iowa district.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 20:12:40 +0000 Dean Borg 2412 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ben Lange and Rod Blum both hope to represent GOP in 1st District Congressional race Archer and Dolan seek GOP Nomination in 2nd District http://iowapublicradio.org/post/archer-and-dolan-seek-gop-nomination-2nd-district <p>There are going to be a lot of political fireworks in Iowa between now and November: President Obama and Governor Romney, Congressman Steve King and challenger Christie Vilsack to name a couple examples. But one race that&rsquo;s flying mostly under the radar so far is in Eastern Iowa, where Republicans are hoping they have a shot at Democratic congressman Dave Loebsack. Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s Kate Wells has the story.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 22:03:48 +0000 Kate Wells 2356 at http://iowapublicradio.org Archer and Dolan seek GOP Nomination in 2nd District Planned Parenthood of the Heartland & Congressman Tom Latham http://iowapublicradio.org/post/planned-parenthood-heartland-congressman-tom-latham <p>Host Ben Kieffer speaks with University of Northern Iowa seniors Ian Goldsmith and Scott Connerley about leading thousands of people, along with First Lady Michelle Obama, yesterday in the &quot;Interlude Dance&quot; they created.<br /><br />The Des Moines Register has <a href="http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20120209/NEWS/120209015/First-lady-praises-Iowa-health-initiative-at-first-stop-of-Let-s-Move-tour">the video from yesterday</a>.<br /> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer 183 at http://iowapublicradio.org Congressman Braley and New Video Games Research http://iowapublicradio.org/post/congressman-braley-and-new-video-games-research <p>The 112th Congress convenes next week. &nbsp;We&#39;ll check in with Iowa 1st District Congressman Bruce Braley on his priorities, including working with the Postal Service to streamline costs in an effort to keep a number of small town post offices open. Later, Iowa State University Associate Professor of Psychology Doug Gentile sheds light on new research understanding the positive and negative ways in which video games can affect cognition and behavior.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer 151 at http://iowapublicradio.org