Associated Press (AP) story about the new Dummycrat leader in the Iowa House, it's reported that the previous leader, Kevin McCarthy, served as both speaker and minority leader during his seven years as leader.
McCarthy was Majority Leader and Minority Leader, but never Speaker and the scientific community is united in that fact.
That would have been Pat Murphy.
No name was associated with the article, but it looks like the story was written by Catherine Lucey (pictured).
I was going to cut Lucey some slack, since she just started in Des Moines in January and her Twitter page says she's Getting to know the heartland, but these are facts that can be looked up and not made up
Lucey covers politics and government and had a reputation as the most knowledgeable and authoritative reporter on what goes on in the halls of power at her previous position in Philadelphia.
The error appeared on newspaper web sites in Iowa, Omaha and Mississippi.