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Joni Ernst

  1. 2020 elections
    Democrats’ Chances of Retaking the Senate Keep ImprovingRight now the Senate landscape is shifting steadily toward Democrats, who have far fewer vulnerable seats to defend.
  2. supreme court
    RBG Health Scare a Reminder of Republican Plans to Ram Through Nominee This YearFlipping a liberal Supreme Court seat could happen as late as a post-election lame-duck session of the Senate.
  3. vision 2020
    Trump Picked the Wrong Hostage in Battle Over Confederate-Named Military BasesSenator Chuck Grassley predicts that Republicans will override Trump if he vetoes the defense bill to block the renaming of military bases.
  4. 2020 elections
    Ranks of Republican Women in Senate Could Be Decimated in NovemberAs many as four of the GOP’s nine women in the Senate could lose, and a fifth is a prospect for a party switch.
  5. 2020 elections
    Republican Women in Congress Will Remain a Small Band in 2021The small ranks of Republican women in the Senate could fall in 2020, and probably won’t rise above the current 13 members in the House.
  6. domestic abuse
    Domestic Violence Survivors Want Legal Protections, Not PlatitudesSenator Joni Ernst came out as a survivor — then held up a vote on a crucial law because it would strip abusers of their guns. A new ad calls her out.
  7. joe biden
    GOP Senator: If Elected, Joe Biden Could Be Immediately ImpeachedIowa’s Joni Ernst said Democrats have lowered the bar for impeachment and Biden “should be very careful what he’s asking for.”
  8. impeachment
    GOP Senator Suggests Her Party Is Using Ukraine to Hurt Biden in the PrimaryJoni Ernst contradicted the talking point that Trump was simply rooting out corruption, with no intention of hurting Biden’s electoral shot.
  9. 2020 elections
    Democratic Money Mobilizing to Win SenateIt will still be an uphill battle for Democrats, but they have a decent shot at giving a new president a fighting change to succeed.
  10. 2020 elections
    Iowa Republican Senator Wants to Gut Social Security ‘Behind Closed Doors’The salt-of-the-earth Senator Ernst is exposing her inner wing nut in treating the safety net as a “problem” elites must “solve.”
  11. electoral college
    No, Joni Ernst, Iowans Don’t Need the Electoral College to Influence PresidentsIt’s funny that the senator for the first-in-the-nation-caucus state thinks nobody would pay attention to Iowa if not for its six electoral votes.
  12. steve king
    Iowa Democrat Aims to Knock Off Steve King, If Republicans Don’t Do It FirstJ.D. Scholten nearly beat King in the 2018 midterms. If the old demagogue survives his primary, Scholten will be waiting.
  13. 2020 senate elections
    Susan Collins’s Approval Rating Dives As Reelection Contest ApproachesThe senator is losing popularity and is lashed to a president who is even more unpopular than she is in Maine.
  14. judicial appointments
    Trump Aide, Thomas Protégé Confirmed for Top Circuit CourtNeomi Rao, with an assist from Clarence Thomas, satisfied conservatives on abortion policy, and could be a candidate for a Supreme Court opening.
  15. racism
    Republicans Have Tolerated Steve King’s Racism for a Long TimeUntil very recently, his fellow Republicans were happy to express solidarity with King despite his notorious nativism.
  16. senate judiciary committee
    Republicans Finally Appoint Two Women to the Senate Judiciary CommitteeJoni Ernst and Marsha Blackburn are trusted party loyalists and hard-core anti-abortion lawmakers who can provide cover for their party’s misogyny.
  17. GOP Lawmakers Break With Trump on Transgender Military BanSeveral senators have called out the ban, saying any qualified American should be able to serve in the military.
  18. elections
    Why the Midterms Were Bad News for WomenEven though some high-profile female candidates got elected.
  19. America Votes for Change, Gives Up on HopeThe country wanted to throw the bums in power out, and the bums in power were the Democrats.
  20. midterms 2014
    11 Big Firsts From the 2014 Midterm ElectionsMeet the first black Republican woman in Congress, and more.
  21. the national interest
    Republican Joni Ernst Admits Why Republicans Really Hate ObamacareAnother secret recording.