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Senate Votes That Climate Change is Real

The U.S. Senate voted 98-1 in favor of a an amendment stating that “climate change is real and is not a hoax,” The Hill reports. “The provision offered by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to put Republicans on record about climate [...] The post Senate Votes That Climate Change is Real appeared first on Political Wire.

Bread Bags Make Terrible Shoes -- But These 10 Uses Are Genius!

Post by Liz Alterman. So it turns out newly-elected Republican Senator Joni Ernst and I have something in common! When the Iowa politician admitted last night that she grew up wearing bread bags on her feet -- setting Twitter ablazeShow More Summary

Marco Rubio says he will decide on 2016 White House run in ‘due time’

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Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said on Wednesday he was still weighing whether to run for president or put his focus on his Senate re-election campaign. Rubio, a Florida senator, is part of a crowded field of potential Republican 2016 contenders, including former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, New...

Obama’s Tax Trap

The most notable Republican reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night did not come from official respondent Joni Ernst, the rookie senator from Red Oak, Iowa, with the camouflage high heels. It came from Mitt Romney, newly back in the fray as a possible presidential candidate for the third straight election. Show More Summary

Yesterday Republicans voted against American jobs, today against science

Senate Republicans are real profiles in courage. Tuesday, Senate Republicans voted down Democratic amendments calling for the Keystone XL pipeline to be built with American-made steel and for the oil it transports to be kept in the United States, not exported. Show More Summary

GOP SOTU Response Brings Up Immigration in Spanish, But Not in English

Last night, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst put us all firmly to sleep with a gentle fairytale about our glorious new life in Tea Party America. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a Florida Republican, was set to deliver an almost identical Spanish-language version of Ernst's speech (minus the stuff about being a humble farm girl). Show More Summary

Joni Ernst Responds to SOTU By Not Discussing It At All

Iowa senator and hog castrating enthusiast Joni Ernst delivered tonight's Republican response to the State of the Union standing in the Armed Services Committee Room and wearing camouflage heels for subtlety. Ernst elected not to respond to the SOTU at all, instead delivering something between a belated campaign ad and an incredibly soothing Paxil voiceover. Read more...

Teacher tells Congress: ‘The federal incentives in education are wrong’

  Here is testimony given by a public school teacher at Wednesday’s hearing on the rewriting of No Child Left Behind by the Senate education committee, chaired by Sen. Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee and a former U.S. secretary of education. The teacher is Stephen Lazar, a National Board Certified teacher who helped start Harvest […]

Ag Reacts to SOTU

A freshman Senator from Red Oak, Iowa brought the Republican response to the president’s State of the Union address last night home to the farm. “As a young girl, I plowed the fields of our family farm,” said Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) during her moment to represent to represent the new Republican majority in the Senate. “We were raised to... Read More

Joni Ernst: Republican Response To Obama State Of The Union Highlights

Joni Ernst made history when she became Iowa’s first female Senator, and just a few months later she was tapped to give the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. The military veteran garnered national...Show More Summary

FreakOutNation: The Only Thing Missing In Joni Ernst’s Response Was A Response

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, given a wonderful opportunity to speak for Republicans in response to the State of the Union address, missed something in her response: a response. Before Obama was even was 1/3rd of the way through his speech, her remarks were released. “A few moments ago, we heard the President lay out his [...]

The Agenda Gap

Republicans are trying to burnish their party’s image–and Congress’–by promising to ‘get things done’ now that the GOP controls both the House and Senate. But a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows that the public doesn’t care much about [...] The post The Agenda Gap appeared first on Political Wire.

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Obama Targets Income Gap in Address That Shapes 2016 Election (BBG) Republicans Reject Obama’s Main Economic Proposals (WSJ) Senate’s Shelby Says White House Bank Tax Is Dead on Arrival (BBG) Is Dollar Next? Investors Reassess AfterShow More Summary

5 Takeaways From the President's Muscle-Flexing SOTU

In his next to last State of the Union, a revived and unmistakably ultra-defiant President Obama let loose a post-midterm election liberation song on a chamber of fattened Republican majorities in the House and Senate.

GOP Senator Says She Wore 'Bread Bags' On Her Feet to School and Twitter Goes Wild

Post by Lisa Fogarty. Newly elected Republican Senator Joni Ernst from Iowa had the honor of delivering the GOP rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address last night. This was Ernst's shining moment -- an opportunity for her to really come out, represent her party, introduce herself to the nation, and tell us what she stands for. Show More Summary

GOP newcomer Joni Ernst vows GOP will push back against Obama’s agenda

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Republicans who now control the U.S. Congress will push back against President Barack Obama’s agenda with legislation to create more jobs, Republican Senate newcomer Joni Ernst said in her State of the Union response on Tuesday. Ernst, just two weeks into her Senate career, also appealed for...

Obama prepares for battle in his sixth State of the Union address

If you think British politics is broken, just look across the Atlantic to see how dysfunctional things can really be. Since the Republicans seized control of the Senate in November,… Continue reading The post Obama prepares for battle in his sixth State of the Union address appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Climate-change skeptics Cruz and Rubio now help oversee nation’s climate science

With Republicans taking control of the Senate this month, two climate-change skeptics became heads of the subcommittees that oversee the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Show More Summary

Connecticut May Legalize Tesla Sales

Tesla may be able to open a store and sell the Model S in Connecticut, with the help of a Republican state senator who bought his own Tesla Connecticut May Legalize Tesla Sales was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Senator Joni Ernst Delivers GOP Response to Obama’s SOTU Address

Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) delivered the Republican response to president’s State of the Union Address tonight. She hit it out of the park. George Will says: “A semi-star was born tonight.” The AP reported: Republicans controlling Congress will focus on … Continue reading ?

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