Presidential hopeful discusses climate change with students

Link to original article: By David Boschwitz, Iowa State Daily, March 6, 2019 AMES, Iowa — 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington visited the Iowa State Memorial Union Tuesday to discuss climate change with students and the Ames community. Inslee listened to a presentation by President Gabby Heidrich and Secretary Brad Wiesenmayer of the Climate Reality Campus Corps, a student organization. Al Gore founded the organization in 2011 with the main objective of raising awareness about climate change and environmental advocacy. “Our Continue reading →

For Kamala Harris, a Strong Start, but With Some Notable Stumbles

Link to original article: By Jonathan Martin, The New York Times, New York, NY, February 26, 2019 ANKENY, Iowa — When Senator Kamala Harris came to Iowa last month shortly after entering the presidential race, she surprised some in her own party by breezily stating her support for a single-payer health care plan that would end private insurance. “Let’s eliminate all of that,” Ms. Harris said during a prime-time town hall event on CNN. “Let’s move on.” Her comments caused an immediate stir in the Continue reading →

Kamala Harris attracts crowds in Iowa, but leaves questions about what she believes

Link to original article: Covered by Yahoo! Lifestyle, February 24, 2019 Excerpt: By Alexander Nazaryan, National Correspondent DES MOINES, Iowa — Kamala is here. The news spread quickly on Friday evening through the lobby of a downtown Des Moines hotel, where out-of-town progressives attending a political training and Iowans there for a construction-related gathering were having drinks. Heads turned, as toward a Hollywood star. Because a celebrity was in their midst, walking toward the elevator banks. The following morning, she was spotted in the hotel Continue reading →

John Hickenlooper in Iowa: The case for a moderate problem-solver

Link to original article: Covered by The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado, January 31, 2019 Excerpt: John Hickenlooper in Iowa: The case for a moderate problem-solver Former Colorado governor faces a purity test from some in the Democratic base by Nic Garcia, Reporter / Joe Amon, Photographer DES MOINES, Iowa — Chelsea Jacobs would be delighted to see a woman president. She’d love a person of color to be the next commander in chief. She yearns for a true progressive to take the country in a Continue reading →