Steve Riker (1974-2019)

Steve Riker, conservative activist and frequent guest host for Caffeinated Thoughts Radio, passed away after a months-long battle with cancer.

Iowa Legislature Approves Stun Guns on Campus with Exceptions

The Iowa Legislature approves a bill that prohibits Iowa’s public universities and community colleges from banning stun guns except in stadiums and hospitals.

Ernst to Kick Off Senate Re-Election Bid at 5th Annual Roast and Ride

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, kicks off her re-election bid at her 5th annual Roast and Ride on June 15, 2019 at the Central Iowa Expo in Boone.

McKean Leaves Iowa House Republican Caucus to Join Democrats

State Rep. Andy McKean of Anamosa announced that he has left the Republican Party and will re-register and run as Democrat in Iowa House District 58.

King to Hold Town Hall Meetings in Cherokee, Green Counties

U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa will hold town hall meetings in Cherokee and Green Counties as part of his 39-county tour of Iowa’s 4th Congressional District.

Ernst to Host Town Hall Meetings in Newton, Waverly

On Wednesday, April 24, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, will host town hall meetings in Jasper and Bremer Counties as part of her 99 County Tour for 2019.

Our $22 Trillion National Debt

John Hendrickson: Iowans must understand that the national debt crisis will not only impact them directly, but also state finances.

Iowa House and Senate Reach Joint Budget Agreement

Iowa House and Senate leadership announced a joint agreement on budget targets for the Fiscal Year 2020 state budget.

Who Will Challenge Cindy Axne in 2020?

Currently there are eight prospective candidates for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.

Iowa Board of Regents Adopt Freedom of Expression Policy

The Iowa Board of Regents adopted a policy statement on the freedom of expression without discussion during their meeting on April 18th.

Property Taxes Need Accountability and Transparency

John Hendrickson: Increasing accountability and transparency should never be a controversial issue.

Reynolds Calls For Legislative Funding for Flood Relief

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a $15 million legislative funding package for FY 19, and created the Flood Recovery Advisory Board by executive order.

After Loebsack Retirement, Cook Report Considers Iowa 2nd District a Toss-Up

After U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, announced his retirement, Cook Political Report moved Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District Race from likely D to toss-up.

It’s Time to Audit Iowa’s Medicaid Program

It is unclear how much Medicaid fraud may be present in Iowa, but the evidence from other states strongly suggests that a program audit is needed.

Loebsack Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection in 2020

U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, announced he would retire at the end of his seventh term and not run for re-election in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.