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Igor Bobic

Joni Ernst Feted By Opponents Of Federal Minimum Wage Increase | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the biggest trade associations opposed to raising the federal minimum wage held a fundraiser for Iowa Republican Senate hopeful ...

Koch-Linked Group Targets Farmers Who Endorsed A Democrat

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of Koch brothers-linked groups were so incensed that a farmer's association endorsed the Senate campaign of Iowa Democratic Rep....

The Meaning of the Koch Brothers Tapes: "I Don't Know Where We'd Be Without You"

Mike Lux | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The spectacle of Mitch McConnell kowtowing to Charles and David Koch and other billionaires gathered recently at a luxury resort. This is going to help define the national narrative for the 2014 campaign -- these tapes make 100 percent clear that the modern Republican party is controlled by the Kochs and their billionaire friends.

Politicians and Billionaires: Pledging Allegiance to Each Other in Secret

Mike Lux | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

These audio files reveal the frightening truth about the state of American politics in 2014 -- our country is being held hostage by a minority beholden to corporate interests.

Sam Stein

At Koch Retreat, Top GOP Senate Candidates Credited Koch Network For Their Rise | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three top Republican Senate candidates heaped praise on the political network built by the conservative billionaires Charles and David K...

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate PACs Stick With Senate Democrats So Far | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the most heavily contested Senate races over seats now held by Democrats, corporations and business trade associations are largely st...

Friday Talking Points -- Big and Little Brother

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to focus on the aftermath and ramifications of what has been happening in Ferguson, Missouri for the past few weeks. It even reached international proportions, as both Egypt and Russia got in a few digs at American police and protesters.

Joni Ernst Supports Government Agency Her Tea Party Backers Hate

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Recent Democratic political messaging and a number of news reports have compared Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst to tea party darling and ...

Joni Ernst Opposes Raising Federal Minimum Wage, Thinks $7.25 Is 'Great' For Students

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Iowa Republican Senate hopeful Joni Ernst thinks $7.25 per hour is a great beginner wage, but she doesn't have an answer for many Americans who earn t...

Sam Stein

Sarah Palin Stars In DSCC's Joni Ernst Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin’s political stature has faded in the years since she bolted from politics. Her endorsements in 2010 were powerful, and...

Ernst: I Was Sexually Harassed In The Military

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst revealed she was sexually harassed during her time in the military, opening up about the issue in an interview with Ti...

Iowa Senate Candidate Suggested Medicaid Recipients Have No 'Personal Responsibility' For Their Health

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R), who is running for U.S. Senate against Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), suggested in an April newsletter that Medicaid reci...

Joni Ernst: I Would Have Kept U.S. Troops In Iraq

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst said Friday that she would have supported a continued U.S. troop presence in Iraq, rather than completely ...

Why a Veterans Group Doesn't Endorse All Veterans

Jon Soltz | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Jon Soltz

We veterans will always be bound together by a very special bond. That will never be broken. But that doesn't mean we have to all endorse the positions or candidacy of every veteran, just because they are a veteran.

Igor Bobic

Iowa Republican Senate Candidate Has A History Of Advocating Nullification Of Federal Laws | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, The Daily Beast reported that Republican Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst once appeared to speak favorably of the concept of ...

GOP Senate Candidate Takes Heat For Big Oil Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst, who's running for Iowa's open seat, is under fire for planning to attend a fundraiser with the political action commi...

Amanda Terkel

Bobby Jindal Stays Quiet In Louisiana Senate Race | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has been putting his mark on Senate races around the country, expanding his sphere of influence should h...

Poll Finds Iowa Senate Race Deadlocked

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Senate race in Iowa is shaping up to be deeply competitive, a new poll finds, while former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) looks like less of a th...

Conservative Super PAC Steps Up While Ernst Is On Duty

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Conservative fundraising group American Crossroads is filling in for Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst while she par...

Senate Candidate Records GOP Address, Then Deploys

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new item on Lt. Col. Joni Ernst's checklist as she packed up for two weeks of annual training with the Iowa National Guard...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Floated Obama Impeachment | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst floated the idea of impeaching President Barack Obama in January, calling him a "dictator" and argu...

Environmental Groups: Joni Ernst Is Beholden To Sarah Palin

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst is facing a new round of attack ads, this time from environmental groups tying her to former Republican vi...

Will We Continue to Make the Same Mistakes on Energy Policy?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Of course, in Washington, following the money is always a sound principle for explaining repetition of failed policy.

The Data Shows: Is 2014 Really "The Year of the Woman"?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Do female candidates really hold the future of the Senate in their hands? Is the partisan makeup of the Senate intimately tied to the fate of female candidates making this truly "the Year of the Woman?"

Anti-Joni Ernst Ad Makes Questionable Claims | Lori Robertson | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on A TV ad from Rep. Bruce Braley says his Republican opponent in the Iowa Senate race “neve...