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Bill would permanently expand telehealth services

Jun. 13, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A new bill in Washington would permanently expand telehealth services under Medicare and allow patients in rural areas without access to broadband to use audio services, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said. “It should not have taken a pandemic for...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 07, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 4, 2021. Editorial: Can Iowa’s GOP leaders please outline their vision for K-12 education? When pretty much anything is considered a school, it’s a free-for-all Gov. Kim Reynolds should outline her vision for the future...

'Past the point of no return'? Iowa Dems feel hopes fading

Jun. 01, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — Democrats lost last year's election for Iowa's 2nd Congressional District by the narrowest margin in a House race in almost 40 years. After the six-vote heartbreaker, some expected Democrat Rita Hart to immediately declare a rematch in the southeast district long held by...

Biden orders more intel investigation of COVID-19 origin

May. 27, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ordered U.S. intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including any possibility the trail might lead to a Chinese laboratory. After months of minimizing that...

Biden orders more intel investigation of COVID-19 origin

May. 26, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered U.S. intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including any possibility the trail might lead to a Chinese laboratory. After months of...

Democratic Iowa farmer running for GOP Sen. Grassley's seat

May. 24, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Dave Muhlbauer, an Iowa farmer and a former county supervisor, on Monday became the first Democrat to announce he is running for Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley's seat. In a campaign video that shows farm scenes and small towns, Muhlbauer says...

US spares ally Germany in sanctions for Nord Stream pipeline

May. 19, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — The Biden administration imposed sanctions Wednesday on Russian companies and ships for their work on a European natural gas pipeline adamantly opposed by the U.S., but President Joe Biden angered many Democratic and Republican lawmakers by opting not to punish the...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 17, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. May 12, 2021. Editorial: Grassley/Ernst bills promote transparency in cost of college If you listen closely, you might make out the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” being rehearsed by area high school bands as students...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 15, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.; Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press”...

Let's face it: Washington adjusts to new mask guidance

May. 15, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden says finally going mask-free feels like “we're moving forward.” A Republican senator says going unmasked "certainly helps the flow of conversation.” But the conversation on the House floor on Friday approached sniping as lawmakers...