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Friday was the anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination. We still have work to do to enforce the principles Illinois’ favorite son sup…

On March 26, KWQC-TV claimed on air that the Iowa Republican-sponsored voter ID bill's purpose was to "combat voter fraud." That's not true. H…

The mantra of hatred so many Republicans in the U.S. government hold for President Barack Obama has existed since he was elected and not yet i…

  • James Q. Lynch Times Bureau

DES MOINES — After debating a voter ID bill for more than five hours Monday, Rep. Bruce Hunter wasn’t about to ignore its $700,000 cost.


A judge Monday again ruled that Republican lawmakers deliberately designed a strict voter ID law to disadvantage minorities and effectively dampen their growing electoral power.

  • James Q. Lynch Times Bureau

DES MOINES —  The Iowa House spent more than five hours Monday night debating a GOP-sponsored “election integrity” bill it had passed earlier …

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  • Erin Murphy Times Des Moines Bureau

Voters in 2016 gave Republicans full lawmaking control in Iowa and the nation’s capital.

Last November, voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada legalized recreational marijuana. These states joined Colorado, Washingto…

Q. How do they determine if a person is legal to vote? Why is there so much resistance to a voter ID card? — Bettendorf reader