A public library in Iowa is reviewing policies on including LGBTQ literature after more than 340 residents petitioned to stop the acquisition of books that explore gender identity and sexual orientation.
Friday night dinner service at the Salvation Army is halfway over and the front window is fogged with the heat coming off the steam trays. A long stretch of mild weather in Iowa City has finally given over to the cold, and people are trickling outside in heavy layers to smoke and shoot the shit. Sarah Ziegenhorn and…
Last week, Democrat Kim Weaver announced in a Facebook post that she was dropping out of the 2018 race for Iowa’s 4th congressional district seat—a seat currently held by white supremacist Rep. Steve King, who recently tweeted that U.S. civilization cannot be restored with “someone else’s babies.” In the post, Weaver,…
Kim Weaver, an Iowa Democrat competing with Republican incumbent Steve King for the state’s 4th Congressional District seat, is withdrawing due to threats against her safety.
On Thursday, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced that it will close four of 12 clinics in Iowa as a result of a new bill defunding abortion providers signed by Republican Gov. Terry Branstad. More than 14,600 patients at the Quad Cities, Burlington, Keokuk and Sioux City centers will be affected, and…
Police in Iowa have launched a large-scale manhunt for Scott Michael Greene, who allegedly ambushed and killed two Des Moines cops early this morning.
An Iowa woman arrested on charges she voted twice for Donald Trump attempted to explain her behavior by stating that “the polls are rigged,” according to Iowa Public Radio.
Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) has a question, which he seems to regard as rhetorical: has any “sub-group” contributed to the progress of Western civilization like white people have?
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An Iowa woman attacked a reporter on camera on Tuesday, unleashing a torrent of racial slurs and, at one point, grabbing her.
In public, everyone says that Thomas Sayers Ellis, 52, formerly of Case Western and Sarah Lawrence, a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers Workshop this semester, is brilliant. Even the people who find him off-putting and unprofessional tend to agree. He’s charismatic and surprising, a protest poet, a real…
Ben Carson, a gentle salamander with a tremendously odd manner, isn’t doing so great, campaign-wise, having just cut 50 staff jobs, or about half of his campaign staff. But he does have clean suits, which seems to be quite important to him.
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry says she had a bizarre and threatening encounter with a stranger in Iowa this week, where she’d taken a group of students from her politics class at Wake Forest University to observe the Democratic caucuses.
This is a smart strategy! Jeb Bush is recovering from a cringingly awful day in Iowa by steamrolling into New Hampshire, and making a weird sex joke to a young future voter to distract everybody:
Donald Trump, who lost pretty badly in Iowa last night, would like to congratulate himself.
Sarah Palin Unedited is a series featuring full, unaltered transcripts of one Alaskan’s public ramblings. If you only read the pull-quotes, that’s okay.
You know you were going to ask.
One of the things Carly Fiorina learned as CEO of HP was how to make use of available resources. On Wednesday, that meant capitalizing on the presence of little kids while on a campaign stop at the Greater Des Moines botanical garden. No longer were they preschoolers on a field trip—now, without the permission of…
It’s very puzzling that after all this time tango-ing with insanity, Sarah Palin’s garbled thoughts and feelings still matter to literally anyone. But here we are!