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Photos: Joni Ernst town hall

Senator Joni Ernst held a town hall-style forum at Sinclair Auditorium on the Coe College campus in Cedar Rapids on Friday, March 17 as part of a 99 county tour. An energetic crowd filled the auditorium. The forum started with a crowd member spontaneously singing “America, the Beautiful” from the balcony, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and an introduction from Coe College President David McInally. […]

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Iowa senators supported DeVos in historic confirmation tie-breaker

Iowa’s two Republican senators cast their votes Tuesday supporting Betsy DeVos as the nation’s education secretary in a confirmation decision that turned into an historic tie, requiring Vice President Mike Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote. Both Iowa senators released statements Tuesday explaining their votes. The statements avoided direct comment on questions of DeVos’ qualifications […]

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Rep. Steve King embarrasses Iowans on national stage

“It is my honor, to launch and begin the 2016 Republican National Hungry for Power Games!” said Stephen Colbert Sunday from the stage of the Quickens Loans Arena. The comedian, dressed as Caesar Flickerman from the Hunger Games series was quickly escorted off stage by security but not before he was able to say into […]

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Joni Ernst’s bill looks to regulate federal regulators in defense of ‘job creators’

The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee has approved a bill written by Sen. Joni Ernst that would help protect small businesses impacted by federal rules. The rule was drafted in response to the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule that was certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last year. In it, the EPA […]

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Election 2014: How Johnson County voted

Huzzah! The 2014 election is over, and we can finally move on with the real business at hand: complaining and/or celebrating about the results while we dread the oncoming Iowa caucuses (only about 14 months away, friends!). Needless to say, Iowa Democrats had a very bad day yesterday, losing every congressional contest with the exception […]

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Hilary Clinton Rallies voters for Braley

After finishing a close third in the Iowa presidential caucuses less than eight years ago, it’s understandable that former first lady, lapsed New York senator, ex-secretary of state, and new grandmother Hillary Rodham Clinton might be cool on campaigning in Iowa. She arrived in Cedar Rapids Wednesday to stump for senate candidate Bruce Braley, and […]

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Protesters call out Ernst on minimum wage, women’s rights

U.S. Sen. candidate Joni Ernst brought her pal, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, to Iowa City Wednesday for a campaign event that was marred by multiple protesters who interrupted their speeches on the steps outside Gilmore Hall on the University of Iowa campus. Right before the candidates arrived, the event was pushed outside. Shouting “Raise the […]

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