John Komlos reflects upon our current trade deficit and opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst. Now that the U.S. is negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive trade deal with...Show More Summary
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) said over the weekend that U.S. troops were “ready to go back” to Iraq to fight ISIS. In an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl that aired on Sunday, Ernst pointed out that she had not yet made a call for ground troops to be redeployed to Iraq. “I am...
U.S. President Barack Obama greets reporters as he arrives via Marine One helicopter to the South Lawn of the White House in Washington Jan. 4, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s approval rating is creeping upward. Show More Summary
U.S. Senator-elect Joni Ernst is a Lt. Col. in the Iowa Army National Guard. Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images The 114th Congress will be made up of 70 current members and 11 incoming members of the U.S. House of Representatives who have served or are serving in the U.S. Show More Summary
[Over at Equitable Growth]: Jonathan Chait has an interesting piece on the thought on healthcare policy of the likely future senator from Iowa, Joni Ernst: Jonathan Chait: [Joni Ernst Talks About Why She Hates Obamacare][refRepublican Admits Why Republicans Hate Obamacare -- NYMag]: "Conservative... Show More Summary
Soldiers take photos as U.S. President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with troops after delivering remarks at Bagram Air Base in Kabul, May 25, 2014. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) The identity of the top CIA officer in Afghanistan was exposed...Show More Summary
Actress Sofia Vergara poses as she arrives on the red carpet at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, May 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY...
Bloomberg's Jonathan Weil makes an amazing catch on the latest Ernst & Young wrist slap from the Justice Department, this time over illegal tax shelters the accounting firm helped 200 clients abuse to cheat the government out of billions of dollars. Weil finds the Obama administration, incredibly, kissing their back ends, so to speak: Yet there was one area...
Military marching bands perform in the inaugural parade in Washington, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
U.S. military members attend the Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama delivered remarks. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
Quotes of the Day Photo credit: Jonathan Ernst for NYT. Oh, what a concidence! “A photo of Jonathan Weisman interview [Sen.] Claire McCaskill [D-Mo.] alongside a Jonathan Weisman story about Claire McCaskill.” — Politico Jake Sherman puts two and two together in a morning observation. Show More Summary
These are not would-be job creators. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) It might surprise you to remember, what with all their repeal votes and abortion votes and proposals to rename the ocean after Ronald Reagan, not to mention their obstruction of actual jobs bills, but Republicans insist they have a jobs plan that's being blocked by Senate Democrats. Show More Summary
Mitch McConnell (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) While managing to vote nearly three dozen times to repeal President Obama's Affordable Care Act, the Republicans haven't managed to pass any measures to create jobs. They haven't managed to come up with any plans that actually would create jobs. Show More Summary
Mitch McConnell (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) This is rich, in an unbelievable can-he-really-be-that-hypocritical kind of way. Here's Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Democratic threats to let the Bush tax cuts expire and the automatic...Show More Summary
Why so cocky, Boehner? (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Um, Speaker Boehner? You've got a bit of a problem here. Your reliable megaphone, POLITICO, seems to be losing its affection for your antics. Even as they cheer their “Obamacare” repeal vote, here’s a reality check: House Republicans have done next to nothing they promised they would when it comes to health care. [...]Show More Summary
(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Mitt Romney's tax exploits are just as American as apple pie, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Graham worked hard to get the point across that "it's really American to avoid paying taxes, legally." No, really, it really is: "As long as it was legal, I'm OK with it," Graham said. Show More Summary
House GOP leaders: Speaker John Boehner, Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Rep. Eric Cantor and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) While the House Republicans gear up for Wednesday's Affordable Care Act repeal vote,...Show More Summary
Mitch McConnell Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell can't help himself from telling inconvenient truths about Republicans' plans for repealing, and maybe replacing, the Affordable Care Act. On Sunday, he admitted...Show More Summary
The battle begins. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) John Roberts is a very clever man. Of course, he is incredibly gifted intellectually (easily the most intelligent of the conservative justices). But that does not always translate into cleverness. Show More Summary
House GOP leadership plot their tantrum. Speaker John Boehner, Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Rep. Eric Cantor and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) House Republicans are plotting a prolonged temper tantrum in answer to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary