Democrats http://iowapublicradio.org en Democrats To Investigate anti-Branstad claims http://iowapublicradio.org/post/democrats-investigate-anti-branstad-claims <p>Statehouse Democrats say the legislature's oversight committee will be very busy in the coming weeks, as they look into recent allegations against &nbsp;the Terry Branstad &nbsp;administration.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; They say the panel will first look into reports of secret settlements to fired state workers. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:24:12 +0000 Joyce Russell 37863 at http://iowapublicradio.org Democrats To Investigate anti-Branstad claims Local Elections Send Mixed Messages http://iowapublicradio.org/post/local-elections-send-mixed-messages <p>In this off, off-year election local issues and races were the only things on ballots across Iowa. But, a few of those local races drew a lot of outside money and attention.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with Chris Larimer, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Northern Iowa and Tim Hagle, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Iowa about whether outside interest groups influenced local races. We also look beyond Iowa’s borders at what gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey may tell us about the current state of our politics and parties.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:09:12 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 31740 at http://iowapublicradio.org Local Elections Send Mixed Messages Biden Featured at Harkin Steak Fry http://iowapublicradio.org/post/biden-featured-harkin-steak-fry <p>Vice-president Joe Biden and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro were the featured speakers in Indianola for Democratic U.S. Senator Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 02:25:13 +0000 Joyce Russell 29127 at http://iowapublicradio.org Biden Featured at Harkin Steak Fry Politics Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-17 <p>After many in the GOP forecast a big win for Mitt Romney, it turns out he received fewer votes than John McCain did in 2008. Ben Kieffer talks with political experts, using&nbsp; a week of hindsight to tackle some of the biggest questions in the aftermath of the 2012 election.</p><p></p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 19:09:43 +0000 Ben Kieffer 10743 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day Bill Clinton tries to rally the Democratic base in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bill-clinton-tries-rally-democratic-base-iowa <p>It's the final&nbsp;weeks of election season. And,&nbsp;&nbsp;as Iowa Public Radio’s Sandhya Dirks reports democrats are calling on a familiar face to rally the base-- former President Bill Clinton.</p><p>Basically, they brought out the big gun. Clinton was stumping for Congressional candidate Christie Vilsack, She's in a close race with Republican incumbent Steve King. At a rally in Sioux City, the crowd showed the former President a lot of love.</p> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 08:06:45 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 9332 at http://iowapublicradio.org Bill Clinton tries to rally the Democratic base in Iowa