Breaking: Vote on Protect Life Amendment Delayed in Iowa House

Caffeinated Thoughts learned that the debate and vote on the Protect Life Amendment in the Iowa House is delayed due to some internal Republican debate.

Iowa GOP Launches ‘Two Faces of Theresa Greenfield’

The Iowa GOP launched “Two Faces of Theresa,” highlighting what they say is Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Theresa Greenfield’s “blatant hypocrisy.”

Reynolds Signs Compromise Bill in Step to Automatically Restore Felon Voting Rights

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill that requires felons to repay restitution before restoring voting rights paving the way for a constitutional amendment.

Polk County Board of Supervisors Lifts Curfew

The Polk County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to rescind the curfew order that required residents to be in their home between 9:00 pm to 5:00 am.

Municipal Firearms Restrictions Preemption Bill Passes In Iowa Senate

The Iowa Senate passed a bill, 32 to 17, that preempts local governments restricting Iowans from lawful possession of firearms and attachments.

Vander Hart: Why Steve King Lost

Shane Vander Hart provides a postmortem of U.S. Rep. Steve King’s loss to State Senator Randy Feenstra in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District’s GOP primary.

Iowa Secretary of State: Iowa Shatters June Primary Turnout Record

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced the state shattered turnout records for a June primary after more than 500,000 voters cast ballots.

Feenstra Upsets King; Hinson, Miller-Meeks, and Young Win GOP Primaries

Randy Feenstra upsets U.S. Rep. Steve King in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District’s GOP primary, Ashley Hinson, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, and David Young also win.

Greenfield Will Challenge Ernst in Iowa’s U.S. Senate Race

Theresa Greenfield convincingly won a five-way contest in the Democratic primary to challenge U.S. Senator Joni Ernst in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race.

Video: Fifth Night of Protests in Des Moines Ends on a Peaceful Note

After hundreds of protesters rallied in front of Iowa’s Governor’s mansion and then marched around the State Capitol the night ended peacefully.

Ernst: From Our Newborn Babies to Our Seniors, I’m Fighting for Iowa Families

Joni Ernst: As we safely reopen, I’m continuing to push for support for our families in every stage of life—from new parents to our seniors.

Video & Photos: Rally for George Floyd at Iowa State Capitol

On the fourth day of protests in Des Moines over 1,000 people attended a rally at the Iowa State Capitol in response to death of George Floyd.

Video: Fourth Night of Unrest in Des Moines

A group of protestors gathered at the Des Moines Police Station while another group marched downtown and were later dispersed from the State Capitol grounds.

Reynolds, Community Leaders Say Rioters Hijack George Floyd Protest’s Message

Gov. Kim Reynolds, Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie and other community leaders addressed the civil unrest in Iowa over the last 72 hours.

Taylor: There Are More Than Two Choices in the Iowa 4th Congressional District GOP Primary

Jeremy Taylor makes his final pitch to Republican voters in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District asking them to vote for him to be the Republican nominee.

Polk County Issues Mandatory Curfew

Due to the outbreak of civil unrest, Polk County issued a mandatory stay-at-home curfew effective immediately from 9:00 pm until 5:00 am.