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Iowa senator says Nebraska abortion laws won’t work for Iowa

By | 05.10.11 | 11:55 am | More from The Iowa Independent


Sen. Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) said in a statement Tuesday he will introduce a new abortion bill this week aimed at prevening a Nebraska doctor from opening a family planning clinic in western Iowa that would offer late-term abortion services. Whether or not it will match Republican desires


Ron Paul to open campaign office in Iowa

By | 05.06.11 | 1:56 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Is Ron Paul one step closer to announcing his candidacy for presidency?

The Texas Congressman will be in Iowa Tuesday to open a campaign office in Ankeny, Dr. Drew Ivers, chairman of Paul’s Iowa presidential exploratory committee, said Friday. Following a press conference at the office, where the More…

National group targets Steve King for GOP budget vote

By | 04.25.11 | 12:30 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

On April 15 U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) voted in support of House GOP budget plan authored by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Budget Committee. For most of this week he’ll be strongly criticized for that vote by a new television ad campaign More…

Sen. Harkin: ‘We don’t want a shutdown’

By | 04.07.11 | 2:04 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

As last-ditch negotiations between the White House and U.S. House Republicans appear to head south, federal lawmakers seem poised to allow a Friday deadline pass without agreement on a temporary continuing resolution. Without the bill, or something similar in place, a government shutdown looms.

“We don’t want a shutdown,” U.S. More…

Sen. Harkin: GOP using budget crisis to push ideology

By | 04.01.11 | 5:13 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

While maintaining that he remains “hopeful” a compromise can be reached between U.S. House Republicans and Senate Democrats before a stop-gap budget bill expires next week, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin made clear that he believes additional caveats should come from the GOP.

“Senate Democrats have agreed to meet House Republicans More…

GOP tries to make ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’ less controversial

By | 03.01.11 | 11:25 am

The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, or House Resolution 3, which has stirred up anger among abortion-rights advocates throughout the nation — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has called it “the most comprehensive and radical assault on women’s health in our life time” – has undergone a few More…

Big gains for Republicans in reapportionment of congressional seats

By | 12.21.10 | 12:01 pm

The Census Bureau announced the results of the decennial process of reapportioning congressional districts by state Tuesday morning, and Republicans stand to gain from the results based on growth patterns in the South and West.

The Census apportions congressional districts every ten years, while state legislatures are generally in charge More…

Ron Paul one of only four House Republicans to request earmarks for 2011 budget (UPDATED)

By | 12.08.10 | 5:12 pm

UPDATE: The original version of this article incorrectly listed earmarks from Fiscal Year 2010 as requests in Fiscal Year 2011. TAI drew those numbers from the Taxpayers for Common Sense which listed the earmarks from the wrong year. The earmark totals in the updated version have been drawn from More…

Zeroing In on House Republicans’ Energy Agenda

By | 11.03.10 | 10:54 am

Now that Republicans have taken the House, it looks like we’ll be seeing a very different approach to energy and climate change policy next year, to put it mildly.

While it’s unclear exactly what presumptive House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) energy agenda will be, we can get some idea of More…

Campaigns Prioritize Energy, But Offer Few Policy Specifics

By | 09.07.10 | 10:09 am

The New York Times published this morning an analysis of the top campaign issues discussed on the websites of members of the House that are in close reelection races.

While health care emerged as the top issue on the sites, energy was mentioned as a key issue on 72 More…