Tom Harkin http://iowapublicradio.org en Iowa Politicians Save Venom for 2014 Elections http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-politicians-save-venom-2014-elections <p>The first of the 2014 legislative session comes to a close today, perhaps overshadowed by Governor Terry Branstad announcing he’s running for reelection. Many state lawmakers have their eye on looming national and state elections. Associated Press Statehouse and Political Reporter Catherine Lucey talks with IPR’s Clay Masters about how Iowa politics are shaping up at outset of 2014. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:54:59 +0000 Clay Masters 34977 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Politicians Save Venom for 2014 Elections Statehouse Sticking Points and Other Politics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/statehouse-sticking-points-and-other-politics <p></p><p>Friday is the last day lawmakers are scheduled to be at the Iowa Statehouse, but adjournment seems unlikely.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks about the issues and the sticking points dragging out the 2013 session with Chris Larimer, University of Northern Iowa and Tim Hagle, University of Iowa.&nbsp; They also discuss the President's renewed push to close the detainment facility at Guantanamo Bay and the likely Republican candidates for U.S. Senator Tom Harkin's seat.</p><p></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 20:51:35 +0000 Katherine Perkins 20097 at http://iowapublicradio.org Statehouse Sticking Points and Other Politics Politics Day: Iowa's Open Senate Seat http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-iowas-open-senate-seat <p>The last time politicians had an open race for a Senate seat in Iowa, Paul McCartney &amp; Wings were topping the charts with "Band on the Run" in 1974. On today's River to River we talk about the likely contenders for <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/tom-harkin-wont-seek-sixth-senate-term-86759.html" target="_blank">retiring Senator Tom Harkin's</a> seat. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:05:17 +0000 Ben Kieffer 14236 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Iowa's Open Senate Seat