New Grassley Ad Highlights Judge’s Failure to Lead

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley’s campaign released a new ad, entitled “Cut”, which details the failed leadership of former Iowa Lt. Governor Patty Judge.

Iowa Withdraws From Common Core Assessment Consortia

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa Dept. of Ed Director Brad Buck informed Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium that Iowa was withdrawing immediately.

Iowans Should Demand Transparency Concerning Union Negotiations

We must push to bring transparency to union negotiations for Iowa. State employees work for taxpayers who have a right to know what is going on.

Tom Harkin’s Retirement Shifts Iowa’s 2014 Election Landscape

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announcing that he won’t run re-election has changed the stakes of the 2014 elections with the first open Senate seat in 30 years.

2014 Iowa Governor’s Race: A Chet Culver–Terry Branstad Rematch?

Former Iowa Governor Chet Culver is keeping an eye on 2014. Is it possible that we’ll see a rematch with Governor Terry Branstad?

Government Always Finds a Need

“Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.” President Ronald…

Branstad’s Education Bill: Dead or Mostly Dead?

Jason Noble of The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa Governor Terry…

Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds Object to Burdensome Regulation for Farmers

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announced today in a press conference that he signed a written objection to the Iowa Electrical Examining Board rule requiring $500 in state inspections for farmers.

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz Targeted for Identity Theft by Former Obama Staffer

Former Obama Staffer, Zachary Edwards, arrested for stealing Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz’s Identity.

Terry Branstad’s Hostility to Iowa’s Nonpublic Schools and School Boards

I know many of you are not used to going to Iowa…

Former Iowa Governor Chet Culver on DNC Chair Speculation List

Politico reports that former Iowa Governor Chet Culver’s name was mentioned amidst…

Where Iowa Education Chief Jason Glass is Wrong About Race to the Top and Iowa Core Curriculum

On Tuesday I wrote about Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s newly appointed (yet…

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad Begins Fifth Term Outlining a New Covenant with Iowans

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad began his fifth term today after being out…

Optimism Reigns at 2011 Iowa Republican Legislative Breakfast

The mood of the crowd attending the 2011 Iowa Republican Legislative Breakfast…

A Judicial Litmus Test?

By Nathan Tucker The current judicial selection process in Iowa is often…

Iowa’s Political Landscape and Education

Iowa’s political landscape after Tuesday has shifted.  In Governor Chet Culver’s loss…