Debt Ceiling http://iowapublicradio.org en Olympics Don't Ease U.S. Russian Strain http://iowapublicradio.org/post/olympics-dont-ease-us-russian-strain <p>Just outside the spotlight of these Olympic games in Sochi, Russia and the U.S. are navigating a tense point in their relationship.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with Wayne Moyer, Rosenfield Professor of Political Science at Grinnell College and Tim Hagel, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Iowa about the tension and the ongoing cooperation between the U.S and Russia.&nbsp; They also reflect on the U.S. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:02:37 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 36194 at http://iowapublicradio.org Olympics Don't Ease U.S. Russian Strain Politics Day: Shutdown and Debt Ceiling http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-shutdown-and-debt-ceiling <p> Representative Steve King of Iowa&rsquo;s 4<sup>th</sup> Congressional district has come to the fore in the current debate over the Affordable Care Act and the partial government shutdown.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with University Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University,&nbsp; Steffen Schmidt, and the Joan and Abbott Lipsky Professor of Political Science at Coe College, Bruce Nesmith about Congressman King and how far he and other Republican representatives are willing to go in pursuit of the end of Obamacare.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:34:03 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 30341 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Shutdown and Debt Ceiling Politics Day: The Partial Shutdown http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-partial-shutdown <p>Early Tuesday morning, without a Congressional agreement on spending, part of the federal government shut down. Today on River to River, we talk about the political implications. Who do you blame? How does a partial government shutdown impact the faith you have in the U.S. government&#39;s ability to do its work?</p><p>Host Ben Kieffer sits down with political analysts Tim Hagle (University of Iowa) and Wayne Moyer (Grinnell College), and they answer your questions and concerns.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:28:07 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 29993 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: The Partial Shutdown Politics Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-124 <p>Host Ben Kieffer discusses the possible fiscal showdown on the debt ceiling with <a href="http://ppc.uiowa.edu/forkenbrock/speaker/donna-hoffman">Donna Hoffman</a> of the University of Northern University and <a href="http://artsci.drake.edu/polsci/node/13">Dennis Goldford</a> of Drake University.</p><p>Also, a worrying <a href="http://www.cbo.gov/publication/44521">new report</a> by the nonpartisan <a href="http://www.cbo.gov/">Congressional Budget Office</a> and what to make of Larry Summers withdrawing from consideration to chair the Federal Reserve.</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:44:22 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 29291 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack and the Digital Divide http://iowapublicradio.org/post/us-rep-dave-loebsack-and-digital-divide <p>Host Ben Kieffer sits down with <a href="http://loebsack.house.gov/">Congressman Dave Loebsack</a> from Iowa’s 2<sup>nd</sup> District to discuss his thoughts on a potential a military strike on Syria, the stalled Farm Bill, immigration reform, and the next debt ceiling.<br /> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:02:55 +0000 Katherine Perkins, Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 28632 at http://iowapublicradio.org U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack and the Digital Divide Politics Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-31 <p>President Obama’s second inauguration is less than a week away.</p><p>On this Politics Day, Ben Kieffer gets a preview of the event and expectations for Obama’s second term from political scientists Wayne Moyer of Grinnell College, and Chris Larimer of the University of Northern Iowa.&nbsp; Rachel Caufield of Drake University is in D.C. with several students for the inauguration and are <a href="http://www.DrakeinDC.com">documenting</a> their experiences.</p><p>Also, the debt limit stand-off and the unveiling of the White House’s gun violence proposals.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:34:28 +0000 Ben Kieffer 13584 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day 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