U.S. Senate http://iowapublicradio.org en Analysis on Iowa's Primary Results http://iowapublicradio.org/post/analysis-iowas-primary-results <p>Three open congressional seats from Iowa are up for grabs in this November’s midterm elections – a very rare occurrence in Iowa politics!</p><p>Today on <em>River to River</em>, an analysis of last night's primary results for those races. Joining host Ben Kieffer are guests Kathie Obradovich, of the Des Moines Register, and Tim Hagle of the University of Iowa.</p><p>Ben asks them about the candidates’ strengths, possible weaknesses, and he has them ponder campaign strategies each camp is likely to employ leading up to November.</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:34:32 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 41729 at http://iowapublicradio.org Analysis on Iowa's Primary Results Sen. John Culver Reflects on Bipartisanship of Congress http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sen-john-culver-reflects-bipartisanship-congress <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Democratic U.S. Senator John Culver served 16 years in Congress. He now lives in Washington D.C., but he’ll be back in Iowa later this week to visit the Culver Public Policy Center at Simpson College in&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Indianola</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:56:18 +0000 Clay Masters 38079 at http://iowapublicradio.org Sen. John Culver Reflects on Bipartisanship of Congress Filibuster Deal and Stand Your Ground http://iowapublicradio.org/post/filibuster-deal-and-stand-your-ground <p> The U.S. Senate reached a deal to avoid the so-called "nuclear option," which would've changed Senate rules and prohibited filibuster on nominees.&nbsp; The new deal will allow nominations to face an up or down vote.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with Wayne Moyer of Grinnell College and Tim Hagle of University of Iowa about the deal and what it means.&nbsp; They also discuss calls to repeal "stand your ground" laws in the wake of the George Zimmerman acquittal.</p><p></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:35:54 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Ben Kieffer 24210 at http://iowapublicradio.org Filibuster Deal and Stand Your Ground