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The On Iowa Politics Podcast: collusion delusion, Loebsack retirement, and campaign money

Attorney General William Barr, left, answers a question during a press conference hours before releasing a  version of the Mueller report, on Apri 18, 2019 in Washington. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is behind him at right. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary
Attorney General William Barr, left, answers a question during a press conference hours before releasing a version of the Mueller report, on Apri 18, 2019 in Washington. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is behind him at right. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary

This week On Iowa Politics talks about the Meuller report, Dave Loebsack’s retirement, and campaign money. On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that aims to re-create the kinds of conversations that happen when you get political reporters from across Iowa together after the day’s deadlines have been met.

The show features The Gazette’s James Lynch, Bret Hayworth of the Sioux City Journal, Ed Tibbets of the Quad City Times, Thomas Nelson of the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courrier, and Gazette Columnist Todd Dorman.

The show was produced by Stephen Colbert and music heard in the podcast is courtesy of Scarlet Runner.

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