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  • The odd things tucked into the GOP tax plan

    12/02/2017 11:37:17 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 33 replies
    Axios ^ | 12/2/17 | Haley Britzky
    The GOP tax plan was passed through the Senate Friday night in a 51-49 vote. There are a number of things included in the last-minute text, including a provision by Sen. Gardner of Colorado that exempts Kombucha, a fermented tea drink, from alcoholic taxes and regulations. Why it matters: These are small examples of what got slipped in the bill last-minute as the Senate vote neared, and reveals some of the senators' pet projects back in their home states. Odd amendments included in the tax plan: Sen. Orrin Hatch Prohibit things like cash and gift cards to be given as...
  • Unhinged Liberal Stakes Out Harley Dealership to Kill GOP Senator Joni Ernst at Speech

    07/09/2017 8:38:09 AM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    On Friday an Omaha liberal staked out the Harley Davidson dealership in Pacific Junction, Iowa. Robert Simet told workers at the Harley dealership he planned on killing Republican Senator Joni Ernst during her speech there the following day.
  • Senate's first female war vet looks for bipartisan victories

    07/08/2017 3:33:04 PM PDT · by iowamark · 19 replies
    Military Times | May 20, 2017 | Leo Shane III
    Gannett paper, link only: http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/joni-ernst-female-veteran-senate-profile
  • Nebraska man accused of threatening Iowa US Sen. Joni Ernst

    07/07/2017 5:03:28 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    An Omaha man has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of making threats against Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, including that he "could kill" her. Federal court records show Robert William Simet, 64, was arrested Friday in Omaha and charged with threatening a U.S. official. "The safety of our elected officials is something that cannot be taken lightly," FBI Omaha Special Agent in Charge Randall Thysse said in a statement. "We appreciate those people who reported this to the proper authorities and for the response from our partners at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District...
  • Weather, politics sizzle at Ernst's Roast and Ride event

    06/04/2017 8:49:59 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | June 3 2017 | Erin Murphy, Rod Boshart
    The hog roast was popular once again, but the previous administration’s health care reform also was on the menu after being roasted by the new vice president. Vice President Mike Pence, speaking Saturday at U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s annual GOP fundraiser, said Congress must make it a priority to get to President Donald Trump’s desk a bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known better to the folks at Saturday’s event as Obamacare. The U.S. House has passed a bill that would undo much of the health care reform implemented under former President Barack Obama. The U.S....
  • A Definitive Ranking of Who Trump Should Have Picked for VP

    07/14/2016 7:45:34 PM PDT · by iowamark · 40 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/14/2016 | Jonathon Last
    The Drudge siren is blaring that Mike Pence is Trump's VP pick. I'm not sure I believe it, though, for a couple reasons. First, if you're a master showman looking to make as big a splash as possible, at least one head fake is required. In illusionist terms, the head fake is the turn, then bringing out the real VP is the prestige. Just picking a guy, leaking the word 24 hours early, and then rolling him out is the least-showy process imaginable. Second, Pence is probably the second-worst available pick on the board. Here's how the veep possibilities should...
  • Ernst to deliver GOP convention speech focusing on national security Monday

    07/12/2016 8:56:01 PM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 7/12/2016 | James Lynch
    Other GOP elected officials may be avoiding the Republican National Convention later this month, but Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst sees an opening night speech as an opportunity “to give Iowans a voice on the national stage.” “Right now, Iowans are pretty darned frustrated — just like when I ran for election,” said Ernst, whose 2014 campaign caught fire with a “Make ’em Squeal” promise to cut federal spending. National security is to be her focus when she addresses the Cleveland convention on Monday, July 18. “There’s a real pushback against the failed policies we have right now,” Ernst said Tuesday....
  • Trump's VEEP Should Not Be a Sitting Senator

    07/06/2016 7:51:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    Personal Opinion ^ | July 6, 2016 | Xzins
    It goes without saying that Senator Jeff Sessions is popular with a huge number of Americans. It is also true that Joni Ernst, a war veteran, is a rising star in Republican ranks. Either would make wonderful Vice Presidents for different reasons. However, the trade-off is unacceptable. In the case of Ernst, she is sitting as senator in Iowa, at best a purple state. There is absolutely no guarantee that her seat would be won by a Republican. Why is that so crucial? The Republican majority in the Senate is only 4 senators. And this year the Republicans have 24...
  • Ernst all but withdraws from Trump veepstakes

    07/06/2016 12:25:57 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 149 replies
    Joni Ernst all but removed herself from Donald Trump’s vice presidential search, telling POLITICO in an interview that she wants to help Trump become president but that she’s focused on Iowa and the Senate, where the freshman senator said she's “just getting started.” The GOP senator met with Trump on Monday and received effusive praise afterward, with Trump predicting he will “see her again.” But it likely won’t be as his running mate. “I made that very clear to him that I’m focused on Iowa. I feel that I have a lot more to do in the United States Senate....
  • Corker Pulls Out VP Consideration

    07/06/2016 10:05:25 AM PDT · by fision · 126 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/6/2016 | CNBC
    Breaking News http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/06/bob-corker-withdraws-from-consideration-for-trump-vp.html
  • Joni (Ernst) on The Mark Levin Show (10/31/14)

    07/05/2016 10:25:54 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    Joni Ernst Youtube Channel ^ | Nov 1, 2014 | Joni Ernst
    Joni talks to Mark Levin about the Democrats' "war on women" attacks, Obamacare's expensive and detrimental effects in Iowa, and how important it is to control our spending and balance our budget.
  • Trump VP search enters home stretch as pick likely next week

    07/05/2016 9:51:49 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's much anticipated vice presidential pick is expected to be announced next week, a Trump adviser told CNN Tuesday... Does Trump want to double the bombast by picking a brash straight-talker who mirrors his own style, like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or former House Speaker Newt Gingrich? Does he prefer someone whose Washington experience and message discipline would counter his freelancing, like Indiana Gov. Mike Pence? Or does he want to elevate a rising star, like Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst or Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton? Pence and his wife Karen met with Trump at his New Jersey...
  • Joni Ernst: "My Boots Were On That Ground That Is Now Held By ISIS"

    07/05/2016 6:32:15 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 36 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Oct 17, 2014
    Joni Ernst manhandles Bruce Braley regarding his and the Obama Administration's failure to proactively counter ISIS.
  • VP vetting? Trump meets with Sen. Joni Ernst

    Donald Trump on Monday spent part of his July 4th with Sen. Joni Ernst -- fueling speculation that the Iowa freshman senator could be on the short list of his vice presidential picks. Ernst told Fox News they had a "good conversation," adding, "I will continue to share my insights with Donald about the need to strengthen our economy, keep our nation safe, and ensure America is always a strong, stabilizing force around the globe." Earlier, Trump tweeted, "I look forward to meeting (Ernst) today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!"
  • Donald Trump to Meet With Senator Joni Ernst, a Possible Running Mate

    07/04/2016 1:23:38 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 82 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 7/4/16 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Donald Trump to Meet With Senator Joni Ernst, a Possible Running Mate By MAGGIE HABERMAN Donald J. Trump said on Twitter on Monday that he would meet in New Jersey with Senator Joni Ernst, Republican of Iowa, as he screens potential running mates in a series of meetings. One person briefed on the process, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said that the campaign began vetting Ms. Ernst in recent days as a possible vice-presidential pick. Jason Miller, a senior communications adviser for Mr. Trump, declined to comment. A spokesman for Ms. Ernst could not be reached. Ms. Ernst...
  • Ernst on Trump's VP list, sources say

    07/04/2016 8:46:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/3/2016 | Jamie Gangel, Jim Acosta and Sara Murray,
    Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is among the candidates being considered to become Donald Trump's running mate, a source with knowledge of Trump's vice presidential selection process tells CNN. Another source close to the process confirmed the information. It's not clear whether the freshman Republican senator and tea party star has received paperwork from the campaign or is just being scrutinized through the wealth of publicly accessible information about her. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are also being considered, the source said. A senior Trump campaign adviser confirmed Pence is being...
  • Trump Tweets Fuel VP Speculation, Cites Joni Ernst, Mike Pence, Tom Cotton

    07/04/2016 9:27:24 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 115 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2016
    Donald Trump announced he would meet with Sen. Joni Ernst on Monday, one of several recent names dropped on his Twitter feed that are fueling speculation over his highly-anticipated vice presidential selection. "I look forward to meeting @joniernst today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!" Trump tweeted early Monday. Ernst's name appeared in reports on VP shortlists over the weekend, and a senior Trump adviser confirmed to CNN that Ernst is being considered. Trump also doled out some conspicuous praise for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, who have also...
  • McCain on Trump: 'Foolish' to ignore will of GOP voters

    05/08/2016 2:22:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | May 8, 2016 | Manu Raju,
    Sen. John McCain is chastising GOP leaders for failing to embrace Donald Trump as the choice of millions of voters, laying out his most extensive views to date about Trump at the top of the ticket. He's also repudiating some of the presumptive nominee's comments -- particularly about prisoners of war. In a wide-ranging "State of the Union" interview in his campaign office in Phoenix, McCain criticized party leaders who are reluctant to back Trump, saying they are "out of step" with voters who have chosen the controversial businessman as the GOP standard-bearer. He defended Trump for being a strong...
  • Sen. Joni Ernst makes one list as a possible VP for Donald Trump

    04/30/2016 8:11:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 164 replies
    KYIV.com ^ | 30 Apr 2016
    The Washington Post published an article listing five candidates likely to be considered to be Trump's vice president. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa is on that list. Ernst is Iowa's first female U.S. Senator. Ernst was not well known When she ran for the senate seat vacated by the retiring Tom Harkin. KWWL-TV caught up with Ernst and asked if she would consider serving as Donald Trump's vice president. "I would say, 'did my mother pay you to say that?', Ernst said. "But, no. I would have to consider it, but I love what I do in the United...
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trump’s vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 195 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29 | Chris Cilliza
    Which begs the question: Who is he going to pick as his vice presidential nominee? The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make his mind up is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.