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Ernst Mildly Swats At President On McCain: ‘I Don’t Appreciate It’

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) joined a couple of her colleagues in offering up a milquetoast rebuke of President Donald Trump’s vicious treatment of the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), according to a Thursday Politico report. “I do not appreciate his tweets,” she said during a local town hall. “John McCain is a dear friend of mine. So, no I don’t agree with President Trump and he does need to stop.” “He’s dear to me,” she added. “I can’t stop the President, what I can do is say Mr. President — I don’t...
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Why even a limited federal paid family leave program would quickly unravel

Republicans are jumping on the paid family leave bandwagon. Last Tuesday, Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, introduced the CRADLE Act to let workers tap Social Security for paid family leave. The day before that, President Trump proposed a 6-week federal paid family leave program and a one-time, $1 billion fund to help private employers set up paid family leave programs in his FY 2020 budget. These proposals contrast with liberals’ predominant proposal—the Family Act—which would es...
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What Ivanka & Her Dad Have In Common: Stealing Other People's Ideas

The first daughter and White House advisor's schedule isn't public, but we'll keep you posted on her goings-on every week.One of the reasons we regularly write about Ivanka Trump is because her position actually comes with a lot of power. As a presidential advisor to her father in the most chaotic White House ever, she reportedly has a great deal of freedom to set her own agenda. And she has, admirably, focused her agenda on issues that affect women, both globally and in the United States, from...
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Trump Squeezes Skittish 2020 Senate Republicans On Emergency Declaration

Damned if you do, tweeted at if you don’t. President Trump’s continued pressure on Republicans to stand with him on his emergency declaration and rejection of a GOP compromise has put those facing reelection in an impossible position — forcing them to choose between crossing their grudge-holding party leader or risking blowback from voters in their home states. Trump has gone on the warpath against the Republicans who disagree with him on the emergency declaration, increasingly attacking them ...
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Share or Retweet if you care about paid parental leave

Earlier this week, Republican Senators Joni Ernst and Mike Lee introduced the Child Rearing and Development Leave Empowerment Act (the CRADLE Act). It is a first step towards providing some measure of paid parental leave to American workers. Yet, it has some serious flaws. The Cradle Act would provide up to three months of consecutive paid parental leave benefits to news moms and dads following the birth or legal adoption of a child. It not only applies biological parents and those that legally ...
Tags: Law, Social Security, Mike Lee, Lee, Joni Ernst, FMLA, Jon Hyman, Brittany Simuangco


Senator Martha McSally reveals she was raped in the air force in emotional testimony

Senator Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said Wednesday that she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer, and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she "felt like the system was raping me all over again." The Republican senator, 52, who spent 26 years in the Air Force and commanded a fighter squadron, revealed the attack in emotional remarks during a Senate subcommittee hearing on sexual assault in the military. "I am also a ...
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Hawley, Ernst Put Concerns With Trump Judge Pick Aside To Advance Nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court to the Senate floor. The committee voted 12-10 along party lines to endorse Neomi Rao for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Trump nominated Rao for the seat left vacant when Kavanaugh joined the Supreme Court last fall. Rao, 45, heads the White House Office of Information and Regula...
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Joni Ernst Repays Erroneous $1,900 Tax Break After Newspaper Inquiry

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa repaid $1,900 to the Office of Tax and Revenue two days after a newspaper questioned her about a tax break she had been claiming on her condo in Washington for years. Ernst wrote a check for the agency’s Washington, D.C., office last week, according to the Des Moines Register, which brought the issue to attention of the first-term Republican. Brendan Conley, the senator’s spokesman, said the homestead tax credit claim was made in error and that E...
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Iowa’s Sen. Ernst repays $1.9K tax break claimed in error

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa has repaid $1,900 to the Office of Tax and Revenue after a newspaper questioned her about a tax break she had been claiming on her condo in Washington for years. The Des Moines Register , which brought the issue to Ernst’s attention, reports that she […]
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I understand Joni Ernst's pain all too well

Sen. Joni Ernst surely did not grow up on her parents' Iowa farm dreaming of becoming a victim one day.
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Opinion: I understand Joni Ernst's pain all too well

Sen. Joni Ernst surely did not grow up on her parents' Iowa farm dreaming of becoming a victim one day.
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I understand Joni Ernst's pain all too well

Domestic abuse survivor Leslie Morgan Steiner says Sen. Joni Ernst has been an advocate during her time as a legislator, and worked to combat military sexual assault, but now she's at a different crossroads, one Morgan Steiner understands.
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Senator Joni Ernst Speaks Out About Being a Survivor of Sexual Assault

Ms. Ernst, Republican of Iowa, spoke out after court papers in her divorce briefly became public. She pledged to support other survivors.
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Senator Ernst reveals she was raped in college

After divorce documents were publicly disclosed revealing she was allegedly abused by her ex-husband, Republican Senator Joni Ernst told Bloomberg News she was also raped in college by another man. Colette Luke has more.
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Iowa Sen. Ernst says she was raped in college by boyfriend

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst says in an interview that she was raped by a boyfriend while she was a student at Iowa State University but didn’t report the assault. In an interview with Bloomberg posted online Wednesday night, Ernst disclosed the attack. She also clarified her discussions with President Donald Trump […]
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Joni Ernst Alleges Ex-Husband Abused Her In New Divorce Filings

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst says she turned down President Donald Trump after interviewing to be his running mate, according to a court filing that describes an “extremely painful journey” that led to her divorce from a man she alleges was abusive. Ernst, a Republican from Iowa, wrote in an affidavit for her divorce proceeding that after Trump interviewed her in 2016 to be his vice president, “I turned Candidate Trump down, knowing it wasn’t the right thing for me or my family.” The...
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Ernst: I Withdrew Trump VP Bid Due To Husband Who ‘Hated Successes I Had’

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst says she turned down President Donald Trump after interviewing to be his running mate, according to a court filing that describes an “extremely painful journey” that led to her divorce from a man she alleges was abusive. Ernst, a Republican from Iowa, wrote in an affidavit for her divorce proceeding that after Trump interviewed her in 2016 to be his vice president, “I turned Candidate Trump down, knowing it wasn’t the right thing for me or my family.” The...
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Iowa Sen. Ernst says she turned down chance to be Trump’s VP

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa says she turned down Donald Trump’s request to run as his vice president in 2016 because of family concerns. Ernst made the claim in an affidavit in a divorce proceeding that was first reported by Cityview, a Des Moines alternative newspaper. The filing was made […]
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Joni Ernst says she turned down chance to be Donald Trump's vice-president

Iowa senator makes claim in divorce papersErnst says husband Gail ‘hated any successes I have’The Iowa senator Joni Ernst has stated she turned down the opportunity to be Donald Trump’s vice-president because she believed her husband Gail “hated any successes I have”.In an affidavit filed as part of divorce proceedings with her husband of 26 years, Ernst states: “in the summer of 2016, I was interviewed by Candidate Trump to be vice president of the United States. I turned Candidate Trump down, ...
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Trump signs bill to ensure federal employees hit by shutdown get back pay – live

Legislation means federal employees will be paid eventually but have no means of covering bills in the meantimeSign up to the daily US morning briefing 9.45pm GMT Trump signed a bill today to guarantee pay for federal employees furloughed during the shutdown. The legislation means that they will paid eventually but have no means of covering bills in the meantime. It also doesn’t effect those on contracts with the government.The federal workers will be paid after the shutdown is over, but gov...
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McConnell Condemns King's Comments on Race as ‘Unworthy’

The Kentucky Republican is the highest ranking Republican to condemn King’s rhetoric amid the latest controversy surrounding his racist or anti-immigrant comments. Senators Tim Scott of South Carolina and King’s fellow Iowans Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley also have denounced King’s rhetoric.
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Joni Ernst Says Fellow Iowan Steve King’s Words Are ‘Offensive And Racist’

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) added to the number of Republican colleagues condemning Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) white supremacy comments in a Saturday morning tweet. “They are offensive and racist — and not representative of our state of Iowa,” Ernst tweeted. I condemn Rep. Steve King’s comments on white supremacy; they are offensive and racist – and not representative of our state of Iowa. We are a great nation and this divisiveness is hurting everyone. We cannot continue down this path if we want t...
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Ernst: GOP needs better messaging to women

In an interview with Dana Bash, Senator Joni Ernst -the first woman in Republican Senate Leadership in ten years -about the GOP's lack of success with women
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Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer re-elected as Senate leaders

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, is flanked by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., left, the senator-elect from Tennessee, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican candidate in the undecided challenge to incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., during a meeting with new GOP senators at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) By LISA MASCARO | AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON — Senators chose Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fo...
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‘We’ve Got A Plan’: McCarthy Must Fend Off Jordan’s Challenge To Lead GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The speaker’s gavel now out of reach, Republican Kevin McCarthy is poised to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus in closed-door elections that will determine party leadership and set the tone for the new Congress. The race for minority leader is McCarthy’s to lose Wednesday, but the Californian, who is an ally of President Donald Trump, must fend off a challenge from conservative Rep. Jim Jordan, who has support from the right flank and outside groups as a co-founder of ...
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Renewable fuels industry (mostly) applauds Trump move on year-round E15

In Washington, Reuters reports that President Trump announced plans to move ahead with year-round E15 sales during a closed door meeting with Senators ahead of his trip to Iowa later in the day. Currently, retailers throughout most of the country are prohibited from offering E15 to drivers during the summer months, costing consumers an opportunity to save up to 10 cents per gallon. In addition, fuel retailers must pay to retool and relabel their product offerings each year, creating confusion am...
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Trump could make E15 announcement at Tuesday Iowa campaign event

In Washington, D.C., Bloomberg sources say that President Trump may make Iowa voters very happy on Tuesday with the possible announcement at a campaign event near Council Bluffs, Iowa, of year-round sales of E15. The discussions come amid two sides pulling at the Trump administration – biofuel producers, farmers and Midwest politicians who are pushing for the pro-biofuel changes versus the Rust Belt’s oil and refiners who don’t want the changes made in order to protect oil and petroleum interest...
Tags: Washington, Bloomberg, Policy, Iowa, E15, Trump, Midwest, Council Bluffs Iowa, Joni Ernst, Kim Reynolds, David Young Both


Sen. Joni Ernst Is Getting Divorced

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst says the Iowa Republican is getting divorced. Liz Bowman said in an email Monday that Ernst and her husband, Gail, “remain committed to their children and their family and ask for respect for their privacy during this difficult time.” They were married in 1992 and have one daughter together. Gail Ernst has two daughters from a previous marriage. Joni Ernst was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014 after serving four years in the Iowa Se...
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Pruitt's Press Sec Joins Ernst's Staff

Kelsi Daniell, press secretary for former Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, will join the communications staff of Iowa Senator Joni Ernst. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Kevin McCauley)]
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USA Gymnastics CEO Kerry Perry tells USOC culture change will be long and hard

For nearly two years, dozens of gymnasts, from Olympic champions to young women who only dreamed of gold, have maintained in lawsuits, Congressional and court hearings, and interviews that the root of the biggest sexual abuse scandal in American sports history was a culture of abuse and disregard toward young athletes within USA Gymnastics that enabled Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse. USA Gymnastics president chief executive officer Kerry Perry told the U.S. Olympic Committee on Friday that changing...
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