Jan. 6 congressional panel subpoenas bogus pro-Trump electors from 7 states 1

WASHINGTON — The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol subpoenaed on Friday 14 people from seven states who participated as fake electors following the 2020 presidential election. Groups from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin all allegedly sent in lists of so-called alternate electors to the National Archives. The groups hadContinue Reading

D.C. Dispatch: Iowa delegation focuses on global supply chain, Russia-Ukraine conflict 3

Several domestic priorities for Democrats have stalled in D.C.: The “Build Back Better” Act needs a revamp to get Sen. Joe Manchin on board, and the Senate was unable to get around the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation. So, Iowa’s delegation turned their focus this week to international relations.Continue Reading

Biden vows to nominate first Black woman to Supreme Court by end of February 14

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer formally announced his retirement Thursday, giving President Joe Biden his first, and possibly only, opportunity to make a nomination for the lifetime appointment. At the White House, Biden said he will make his decision by the end of February and recommitted to nominatingContinue Reading

Bill would end licensing-board penalties for controversial COVID-19 treatments 29

An Iowa senator is backing legislation that seeks to prohibit state licensing officials from disciplining physicians who prescribe ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of COVID-19. The bill, Senate File 2031, was introduced by Sen. Jim Carlin, an attorney and a Republican from Sioux City. Carlin said he introduced theContinue Reading