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January 25, 2011 - 1:59pm

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Iowa's Supreme Court already has three empty chairs, and some Iowans are calling for the remaining four justices to step down. Chuck Hurley, head of the conservative group The Family, and Bob Vander Plaats, conservative activist and former gubernatorial candidate, are leading the push. They believe that the recent retention election results are proof that the remaining justices should resign. Hurley has personally secured...

January 21, 2011 - 1:31pm

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- On Tuesday, Jan. 25, President Barack Obama will deliver the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, an event watched live from coast to coast. Donna Hoffman, interim department head and associate professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa, has researched how the State of the Union works as a tool of presidential communication. Hoffman is the co-author of "Addressing the State of...