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Cleveland, Day One

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I turned on the campaign coverage early today just in time to catch the big floor fight among the delegates. Call it the final death throes of the "Never Trump" movement.

Friday Talking Points -- Stop All The Madness

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Stop all the madness... please. We simply have no other words to even attempt to explain or comment on all the shootings this week -- the two black men killed by cops, and the five cops killed by a racist and murderous sniper in Dallas.

Trump's Joni Ernst Meeting Flames VP Speculation

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa on Monday, feeding speculatio...

Sen. Joni Ernst: Military Needs Meatless Mondays

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst introduced legislation this week to ban "Meatless Mondays" from the military. Sen. Ernst--who represents the No. 2 meat-producing...

Iowa Senator Doesn’t Want Anyone Forcing Soldiers To Eat Vegetables

The Huffington Post | Jacquie Lee | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) has beef with the idea of military personnel participating in “meatless Mondays,” and last week introduced amendments to ...

Politics and Religion: Trump and the Evangelicals

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.12.2016 | Religion
Arnold Steinberg

After New Hampshire The Evangelical Seduction Interruptus Already in Iowa the evangelical movement toward Donald Trump was underway, for bet...

Iowa...South Carolina: Evangelicals and Trump

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

After New Hampshire The Evangelical Seduction Interruptus Already in Iowa the evangelical movement toward Donald Trump was underway, for better or...

Resist the "Trumpification" of the Internet

Ryan Hagemann | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Ryan Hagemann

Well it finally happened. Donald Trump, not content with merely mocking reporters, calling for the deportation of Muslim-Americans, and erecting walls along the American border, has a new target in his crosshairs: the Internet.

Senate GOP Fast-Tracks Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a group of GOP senators huddled Tuesday afternoon to discuss the recently released undercover "sting" videos of Planned Parenthood...

Joni Ernst Says Hillary Clinton Isn't Doing Enough On Women's Issues

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) slammed former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton on on her stance on women's issu...

Harleys, Hogs And Presidential Hopefuls

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

BOONE, Iowa -- Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst’s campaign ads drew national attention last year, focusing on her experience castrating hogs and growing up on a...

Kate Sheppard

Environment 'Has Never Been A Partisan Issue' For EPA Administrator | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before joining the Obama administration, Environmental Protection Agency head Gina McCarthy was a high-ranking official for two Republic...

Extreme Senate Competition: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Joni Ernst Compete to Replace Jeff Sessions as "Most Extreme" U.S. Senator

Victor Williams | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Victor Williams

My quixotic attempt to challenge the re-election of "unopposed" Jeff Sessions in 2014 failed. I was not even allowed on the Alabama ballot. But now Sessions has some real competition -- from the Senate's far right caucus.

The Honor of Senator Joni Ernst

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

Senator Ernst calls herself a combat veteran at every turn -- on her Senate web page, in campaign debates, and in her stump speeches. She can say this because she served in a combat zone. But the unit was never in a firefight, or for that matter attacked at all.

Why Republican Women Don't Want A Female President

John A. Tures | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

When asked whether the respondent hoped there would be a female president, only 16 percent of GOP men and 20 percent of Republican women said yes. Could it be because of Sarah Palin?

Friday Talking Points -- Obama Steals GOP's Honeymoon

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Most of our article today is going to deal with Obama and his speech, ending with the snappiest portions as this week's talking points. But before we get to that, let's take a quick look at what the Republicans have been up to, as well as some other minor political news of the week.

The Return of Good Obama

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

I'll grade Obama's State-of-the-Union address by first rating him in the four categories that correspond to the great challenges of 2015 and then giving him an overall grade.

'Green News Report' - January 22, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

President Obama's State of the Union focuses on climate change; Republicans' sneaky move to give the Keystone XL pipeline a new name; Yellowstone River pipeline spill spews oil and cancer-causing benzene; PLUS: Yes, Republicans vote climate change is not a hoax -- but there's a catch.

The State of the Wind Industry Is Strong

Tom Kiernan | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Tom Kiernan

The fact that the U.S. is #1 - leading even China -- comes from an analysis by EDF Renewable Energy executive Dr. James Walker. Wind energy is an American success story: the U.S. invented utility-scale wind farms, and by investing in them here in the U.S., we now have some of the best infrastructure this country has ever built.

Joni Ernst Bread Bags

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Mitt Romney Praises Joni Ernst For GOP Response To State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) praised Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) for her GOP response to President Barac...

Christina Wilkie

From Nice-ish To Nasty: How 2016 GOP Contenders Responded To The State Of The Union | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Likely Republican 2016 presidential candidates on Tuesday seemed to agree that President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address was o...

Obama's Indulgent Victory Lap

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

I can't help but think it's too late for this Obama to show up now. 2015 isn't the second debate with Romney. Obama should have had the guts to stand up back during the midterms when it would have mattered to Democrats struggling to defend his record.

People of Faith Have Reason to Support President's State of the Union Proposals

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 03.22.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Tonight after watching President Obama's State of the Union Address and speaking today with White House officials about the proposals the president is making, I can report without hesitation that the president has put forward a domestic agenda people of faith concerned about families, poverty and education can support.

Samantha Lachman

Joni Ernst Challenges Obama In State Of The Union Response | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) delivered the Republican Party’s official response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address i...