The social activist group Nuns on the Bus got a boost today for their 36 city tour to encourage voter registration. They are launching the trip from Des Moines accompanied by Vice-President Joe Biden. Speaking from the terrace of the State Capitol, Biden calls for the raising of the minimum wage. “The middle class is in real trouble. It was devastated by this recession. It was already losing ground the previous ten years.” says Biden.
On Tuesday, six states held nominating contests and the Republican establishment scored big wins. Are the results a bellwether for Iowa’s primaries in less than two weeks? Political analysts Dennis Goldford of Drake University and Tim Hagle of the University of Iowa give us their thoughts on the primaries for open congressional seats here in Iowa. Host Ben Kieffer asks how the issues of minimum wage and the Affordable Care Act are being talked about by Iowa's GOP candidates for U.S. Senate.