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Who’s who in the Iowa House for 2017

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Election coverage

Absentee ballot numbers 2016 (updated daily)

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Iowa caucuses

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Iowa wildflowers

Full Iowa wildflower Wednesday archive

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Best of Bleeding Heartland

Kim Reynolds misled public about Iowa attorney general’s view of her powers

Early clues about the Kim Reynolds leadership style are not encouraging

One reader’s feedback for new Des Moines Register publisher David Chivers

Posts about felon voting rights during the Branstad administration

Posts about Iowa State University President Steven Leath’s airplane scandal

Posts about the hiring of Bruce Harreld as University of Iowa president

Cedar Rapids Gazette lets reporters grab other people’s scoops without attribution

“The View from Nowhere” in Iowa legislative news coverage

Memo to journalists: Craig Robinson’s firm makes money off the Iowa caucus campaign

Insurance company insiders knew about Iowa’s Medicaid privatization plans long before public

Four takeaways from Branstad destroying the Iowa legislature’s budget compromise

Excessive demands for personal attention hurt the Iowa caucuses

Overreacting to criticism is not good for the Iowa caucuses

Could Clinton or Edwards have beaten Obama in Iowa?

One pro-choice Democratic woman’s question for EMILY’s List

Steve King doesn’t understand American Jews. The feeling is mutual

Q: When do Iowa Democrats talk like Steve King?

Chutzpah alert: Branstad as defender of the separation of powers

“No Labels”? More like, “No point”

IA-Gov: Branstad/Reynolds switcheroo easier said than done

Iowa House: Birthplace and graveyard for marriage and abortion bills

Iowa Democrats becoming the party of local control?

Adventures in liberal excuse-making

Adventures in cynical finger-pointing

Iowa Senate ad watch: Water bottles (really)

“Heated sidewalks”: A lie coming to a statehouse race near you

Flowerpots, trolleys and kayaks, oh my!

No, Virginia, there’s no billion-dollar budget gap

Exploring Paul McKinley’s fantasy world

Why don’t Iowa leaders do more to protect the environment?

The Democrats on the Iowa Utilities Board let us down

I dodged a teachable moment last week

My case against Hanna Rosin’s case against breastfeeding

Iowa atheists have amazing powers