Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird, shown here in an an April 2023 file photo, headed a coalition of Republican state attorneys general calling for media organizations to cease their business relationships with Gaza-based contract photojournalists accused of being affiliated with Hamas. (Jared Strong/Iowa Capital Dispatch)

Iowa AG Brenna Bird calls for news outlets to cut ties with alleged Hamas-affiliated freelancers

BY: - December 5, 2023

Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird led a coalition of 13 other Republican state attorneys general calling for media organizations to cut ties with Gaza-based journalists with alleged ties to Hamas. The Republican state attorney general sent a letter Monday to top officials at the New York Times, Associated Press, CNN and Reuters, claiming the news […]

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin testify during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Oct. 31, 2023, in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Ukraine and Israel aid must be bound together, two Cabinet secretaries tell U.S. Senate

BY: - October 31, 2023

WASHINGTON — Congress must approve funding for both Israel and Ukraine if it wants to avoid being dragged into a direct conflict with Russia or emboldening terrorist organizations, two top Biden administration officials told senators Tuesday. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken both testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee that there […]