Rep. Steve King wants to make abortion point in ‘softer way’
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King said Friday he stands by his recent comments about rape and incest that sparked bipartisan criticism but acknowledged he could have made his point in a...
Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers
Des Moines Register. August 15, 2019
When a sitting congressman sees an upside to rape and incest, sex abusers get the message
Accused rapists have long defended themselves by...
Even as some cringe, Rep. Steve King’s support may endure
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King's most recent insensitive remarks about rape are the kind that have doomed political candidates elsewhere, but some fellow Iowa Republicans say it's...
Correction: Steve King-Abortion story
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a story Aug. 14 about Rep. Steve King's comments on banning abortion, The Associated Press, relying on a story by The Des Moines Register, inaccurately quoted King as...
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democrat J.D. Scholten says he will make another run for an Iowa congressional seat held for 17 years by conservative Republican Rep. Steve King.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is declining to directly answer whether he thinks President Donald Trump's comments toward four minority women in the U.S. House were...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Republican state senator who is challenging U.S. Rep. Steve King for the GOP nomination in Iowa's 4th Congressional District says he's stepping down as chairman of the...
CHEROKEE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican Steve King says the criticism he has faced from fellow members of Congress over his offensive remarks gives him "better insight" into what Jesus Christ...
Man charged for throwing water on Iowa Rep. Steve King
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Colorado man faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly throwing water on Iowa Rep. Steve King while the Republican congressman was eating lunch in Fort Dodge,...
King: Katrina victims only asked for help, unlike Iowans
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Steve King says he was told that victims of Hurricane Katrina only asked for help, unlike people in his home state of Iowa, who "take care of each other."
SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — A loyal community has saved St. Joan of Arc School in Skokie and will operate it independently of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Iowa Rep. Steve King says he’ll seek re-election in 2020
JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Rep. Steve King says he will seek re-election despite Republican House leadership's move to strip him of his committee assignments after his racist statements about...
Iowa Sen. Ernst expresses frustration with King comments
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Sen. Joni Ernst is expressing frustration with Iowa Congressman Steve King's comments about immigration and white supremacy.
Ernst told Iowa reporters Thursday that she shouldn't have to be "spending precious time talking about white supremacy and comments by a member of our delegation."
Rep. King applauded by constituents at Iowa event
Steve King applauded at first Iowa event since House rebuke
PRIMGHAR, Iowa (AP) — Constituents applauded Republican Rep. Steve King on Saturday at the Iowa congressman's first public event since being rebuked by his House colleagues over racist comments he had made to a newspaper earlier this month.
King told the roughly 75 people who showed up for the first of 39 planned town hall meetings in his sprawling district that he doesn't adhere to a white supremacist ideology and he repeated his assertion that he's not racist.
2nd Republican announces challenge to Iowa Rep. Steve King
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A second Republican has announced he'll challenge embattled Iowa U.S. Rep. Steve King in the 2020 primary.
Democrat J.D. Scholten starting Iowa anti-poverty nonprofit
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat J.D. Scholten, a former minor league baseball player who narrowly lost his bid to defeat Republican Rep. Steve King in Iowa's 4th Congressional District, says he's keeping his political options open but will help create an Iowa nonprofit organization that fights poverty.
The group, called Working Hero Iowa, will encourage eligible people to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which can benefit low-income workers.
- The Washington TimesDemocrats demand Rep. King resign after rant about rape and incestAugust 14, 2019
- The Washington TimesAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez knocks Steve King's criticism: 'You were too racist' for RepublicansJune 24, 2019
- Norfolk Daily NewsIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds offers her plans for the state, advice for Rep. Steve KingJanuary 27, 2019
- Sioux City JournalLETTER: 'Somebody else's babies'?January 17, 2019
- The Washington TimesDems eye censure of Steve King over white nationalismJanuary 14, 2019
Iowa Rep. King returns to district after uproar over comment
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Less than two weeks after Congress repudiated his comments, Rep. Steve King will hold the first of his promised 39 Iowa town hall meetings.
King announced Wednesday he would delay a planned meeting Thursday but would hold another event Saturday morning in the small northwest Iowa city of Primghar.
White House denounces Rep. King’s white supremacy remarks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy are "abhorrent," the White House said Wednesday as bipartisan condemnation of King continued.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders praised a move by House Republicans to strip the nine-term Iowa lawmaker of his committee assignments.
King told The New York Times last week that, "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?"
The Latest: House approves measure rebuking Iowa Rep. King
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa (all times local):
The House has approved a Democratic measure disapproving of Republican Rep. Steve King's comments about white supremacy.
The nine-term Iowa congressman was among those supporting the measure, which was approved, 424-1.
After years of King’s remarks, why now for the GOP response?
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Why now?
Despite his seemingly endless string of racist comments and insults about immigrants, Iowa Rep. Steve King had the Republican Party's backing through nine elections and GOP presidential contenders often lined up for his endorsement in the state's lead-off caucuses.
House rebukes GOP’s Steve King over racist remarks
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic measure rebuking Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments about white supremacy won easy approval Tuesday in the House.
In a twist, the nine-term Iowa congressman was among those supporting the measure of disapproval, which was adopted, 424-1.
Contentious statements by Rep. Steve King over the years
House GOP leadership took moves to block Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King from committee assignments for the next two years after he lamented that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.
Here is a look at some of King's contentious comments and stances since becoming a member of Congress in 2003:
— In 2006, King called for an electrified fence on the US border, saying, "We do that with livestock all the time."
Liz Cheney’s rebuke of King reflects tougher GOP approach
WASHINGTON (AP) — She used to be known mostly for her vice presidential family lineage. But Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-most senior House Republican, is cutting a new path as the first GOP leader to call Rep. Steve King's remarks "racist" and call explicitly for his resignation.
"I'd like to see him find another line of work," Cheney, 52, told reporters on Tuesday.
Iowa Rep. Steve King urged to leave Congress
House measure rebukes Rep. King’s racist remarks
GOP leaders defend action against Rep. Steve King
Iowa’s King off House committees after remarks about race
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.
The Latest: House GOP blocks Iowa Rep. King from committees
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Iowa Rep. Steve King's remarks on white supremacy (all times local):
House Republicans will block Iowa Rep. Steve King from serving on any committees in the new Congress as punishment for his remarks about white supremacy.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced the move against King on Monday. He denounced King's remarks as "beneath the dignity of the Party of Lincoln and the United States of America."
House GOP leader vows action against King over race remarks
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican leader said Sunday he will meet with Rep. Steve King this week to discuss King's future and role in the party and promised action following the Iowa congressman's recent comments in defense of white supremacy.
GOP senator: Rep. King’s white supremacy remarks hurt nation
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Republican congressman Steve King says he's not a racist, but he faced intensifying criticism Friday over his remarks about white supremacy, including from a black GOP senator who said such comments are a blight on the nation and the party.
Republicans slam Rep. King for what they call racist remarks
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday criticized a fellow GOP lawmaker for making what they said were "racist" comments.
Rep. Steve King of Iowa was quoted in The New York Times saying, "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?"
The comment drew a denunciation from members of House Republican leadership.
Iowa Rep. King faces challenge from fellow conservative
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Steve King likes to note that President Donald Trump has referred to him as "the world's most conservative human being," but the congressman from deep-red western Iowa known for his caustic comments about race and immigration is bracing for what could be his toughest campaign since taking office 16 years ago.
Iowa GOP senator plans 2020 primary against Rep. Steve King
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A three-term Iowa state senator says he plans to challenge longtime U.S. Rep. Steve King in next year's Republican primary.
Randy Feenstra, an assistant Republican legislative leader, announced Wednesday he intended to run for the northwest Iowa seat and has opened a federal campaign committee.
Correction: Election 2018-House-Iowa-Steve King story
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about the re-election of Iowa Rep. Steve King, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Purina Pet Care was a subsidiary of Land O'Lakes. Nestle Purina Pet Care is a subsidiary of Nestle SA.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Rep. King wins despite outcry over white supremacist support
Steve King unflinching, determined after narrow House win
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After eking out a narrow election victory after allegations he had met white supremacists, Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King promised Wednesday to even more forcefully state his views in the future, saying his "head is bloodied but unbowed."
Republican Rep. Steve King wins 9th term representing northwest Iowa, defeating Democrat J.D. Scholten
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Rep. Steve King wins 9th term representing northwest Iowa, defeating Democrat J.D. Scholten.
Polls open as Iowa voters decide tight races
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Polls have opened across Iowa for an election highlighted by competitive races for governor and Congress.
More than 1,600 precincts will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Roughly half a million voters had cast ballots before Election Day, taking advantage of Iowa's lenient early voting rules.
Reynolds flies, Hubbell drives in final governor’s race push
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds was flying around the state Monday holding rallies at eight airports including Ankeny, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Waterloo, Clear Lake, Fort Dodge, Council Bluffs and Sioux City before ending the tour Monday night at a final stop in Sioux Center.
Iowa GOP Rep. King denies associating with Nazi-linked group
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican congressman Steve King is rejecting accusations that he's associated with an Austrian white supremacist group. Those claims have prompted condemnation from within his own party just days before Tuesday's election.
During a forum with Iowa business leaders Thursday, the eight-term Iowa congressman said a Washington Post story this month wrongly characterized his August meeting in Austria as being with the far-right Freedom Party, a group with Nazi ties.
Iowa Rep. Steve King keeps low profile amid new controversy
HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King is keeping a low profile.
Engulfed in controversy for his past support of white supremacist groups and leaders in light of Saturday's massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the Iowa Republican is riding out the closing days of a re-election campaign whose success is suddenly in question.
Backers distance themselves from Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Rep. Steve King is coming under fire ahead of the midterm election as top Republican officials and campaign donors balk at standing with a Republican congressman who regularly espouses extreme views on race and immigration.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New data shows Democrats recently outraised Republicans in two closely watched Iowa congressional races, though those GOP incumbents have more available cash to spend.
Fundraising totals released this week for Iowa's 1st Congressional District in northeast Iowa shows Democrat Abby Finkenauer raised more than $605,000 between May 17 and June 30. U.S. GOP Rep. Rod Blum raised about $266,000 during that period.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Rep. Steve King says he asked Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison — a Muslim — about Muslims working in Iowa pork processing plants.
In an interview posted Friday by Breitbart News radio, King says he didn't know whether Muslims would handle pork, so he "talked with Keith Ellison about that, who would be the lead Muslim in Congress."
King says he learned an imam would need to grant someone a "special dispensation."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve King is a Republican congressman from Iowa who's a hard-liner on immigration with a penchant for making racially charged comments. Now he's facing heat for sharing a Twitter post by a Nazi sympathizer from Britain.
Steve King: Democrats raised the standards too high for Cabinet appointments
Rep. Steve King said Friday that Democrats have raised the standards too high for Cabinet appointments.
"The standards have been raised to a place here that I would say to the Democrats you better remember how you're conducting yourselves today because one day you might well be back in the majority and trying to confirm and sustain appointments to the Cabinet for a Democrat president," Mr. King, Iowa Republican, said on CNN.
OUR OPINION: King shares fears of China trade war impact on agriculture
We believe as representative for Iowa's largely rural 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House, Steve King should be a leader in pressuring the administration of President Trump for stronger support of agriculture.
In media interviews, meetings with Trump administration figures and correspondence with the president, he's doing exactly that.
SIOUX CITY -- The three Democratic candidates looking to defeat U.S. Rep. Steve King collected more than $300,000 in campaign contributions over the last three months, with J.D. Scholten, for the second straight quarter, alone outraising King.
Steve King keeps Donald Trump from linking NAFTA, illegal immigration
Rep. Steve King, a crusader against illegal immigration, has emerged as the unlikely culprit blocking President Trump from a crackdown on Mexico's border jumpers in the renegotiation of NAFTA.
Mr. Trump has repeatedly tied the issues together, saying he will scrap the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement unless Mexico does more to stop the flow of people headed north across its territory.