May 6, 2014 — Iowa and Mississippi share a dubious distinction: They're the only two states that have never sent a woman to Congress or elected one as governor.
Apr 22, 2014 — A handful of states are about to lose decades of clout and seniority in Congress. Which one will be hardest hit of all?
Mar 28, 2014 — When you see an ad like those for Joni Ernst, Senate candidate and ex-hog castrator, you're viewing a message meant to grab voters emotionally, a technique that works better than repetition.
Mar 26, 2014 — If a politician from Iowa is going to commit a gaffe, it's probably best if it doesn't involve farmers. And in Kentucky, stay away from college basketball-related blunders.
Feb 7, 2014 — Some Democrats think the party has a strong bench in the event Clinton declines to run for president in 2016. Not everyone is convinced.
Nov 27, 2013 — Right now, there are about a dozen full-time navigators and a few part-timers to help 200,000 Iowans make decisions about health insurance. In the countryside, it's particularly hard to get help to people who want it.
Sep 10, 2013 — A debate is taking place in Iowa over the ability of people who are legally or completely blind to carry guns in public. The issue stems from a 2011 change in the state's gun permit rules, allowing visually impaired people to carry firearms.
Jul 12, 2013 — The biggest loser from this year's heavy rains in the Midwest is the land itself. An environmental group says 50 townships in Iowa have lost more than 5 tons of topsoil per acre, "more than what is tolerable over an entire year."
Oct 9, 2012 — GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney showed his softer side and President Obama got to his points more quickly in Tuesday appearances on the campaign trail. Romney was in Iowa; Obama, in Ohio.
Sep 26, 2012 — A battle is under way in Iowa over whether a state Supreme Court justice can keep his job. Critics have launched an all-out campaign to throw him off the bench because of his ruling three years ago clearing the way for same-sex marriage. The judge's supporters are fighting back, in a fashion.