Joni Ernst

What the Supreme Court Fight Means for the Senate Majority

The struggle over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement on the Supreme Court could help propel Democrats to the brink of a Senate majority in November’s election. But whether it lifts them over that threshold could turn on the terms of the confirmation fight. Given the nature…

Senate Republicans’ Last Chance to Stand Up to Trump

Nearly every reporter in Washington has experienced it: A Republican member of Congress says, “Off the record,” shifts into a quieter voice, and expresses how much he or she doesn’t like President Donald Trump. Soon after, you watch this same elected official speak up in…

Five Big-City Mayors Backing Police Budget Cuts Get Latest Ernst Squeal Award

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) named mayors in Seattle, Portland, New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco as her latest Squeal Award recipients for defunding police departments, then blasting President Donald Trump for cutting their federal aid. “In cities across our country, the safety, security, and…

Republicans Surging in Heated Battle for Control of the Senate

Senate Republican candidates across battleground states either lead or are within or close to the margin of error in the hotly contested fight to control the Senate, according to several AARP polls released Thursday. 0…

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