Pat Rynard is a former Democratic campaign staffer in Iowa who now runs, an independent online news site that covers Iowa politics


Sen. Chuck Grassley has been a fixture in Iowa for decades—but Democrats hope his decision to stonewall a Supreme Court nominee finally might knock him from his perch.


Iowa Governor Terry Branstad may have come at Ted Cruz for his stance against ethanol, but the hostility between the two branches of the Iowa GOP the two men represent run much longer and deeper than this dispute.


To win Iowa, Bernie Sanders needs to expand his base and, for him, that means ditching the college campuses for the senior centers in the waning days before the Iowa Caucus.