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Joni Ernst: Everything You Need to Know
Name: Joni Kay Ernst (née Culver) Party: Republican Date of Birth: July 1, 1970 Age: 46 What She Does Now: U.S. senator from Iowa What She Used to Do: Ernst served in the military for 23 years, first joining Iowa State University’s ROTC program at age 20 and then the U.S. Army Reserves after
5 Familiar Names (and Faces) You'll Recognize in 'Confirmation'
While there are a bevy of familiar television stars in HBO's upcoming movie "Confirmation," one of the most startling revelations is the sheer number of familiar names among the characters. The drama portrays the confirmation hearing process for Clarence Thomas and the sexual harassment allegations
Lone Wolves With 'Concerning' Behavior Committed Most Attacks on Federal Buildings, Secret Service Says
Most attacks on federal government buildings and officials were carried out by so-called lone wolves using firearms who exhibited "concerning" behavior beforehand, according to a new study by the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center. The Secret Service says many of the cases
Top Homeland Official Alejandro Mayorkas Accused of Political Favoritism
Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tainted the image and integrity of the immigration program he oversaw by fostering “an appearance of favoritism and special access” in how the agency treated projects that would bring visas and Green Cards to wealthy foreign investors , a new
Ex-Homeland Security Secretaries, Even the Republicans, Blast Congress Over DHS Funding Impasse
In the latest rhetorical salvo over funding for the Department of Homeland Security , Secretary Jeh Johnson stood shoulder-to-shoulder today with two of his Republican predecessors, Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, blasting Congress for threatening funding for the department. Ridge was equally blunt
Cable: For Years FBI Was Little Help Going After ‘Russia’s Bin Laden’
Russian security services for years asked the FBI for information the Americans may have had on the man known as “Russia’s Osama bin Laden,” but the FBI was little help – mostly because even after high-profile terror attacks and an official terrorist designation by the U.S., the Bureau hadn’t
Obama's 6-Year Evolution On Immigration In 60 Seconds
It has been a long road to immigration reform -- and quite a transition for President Obama. It all started during a 2008 town hall with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos. "I cannot guarantee that it is going to be in the first 100 days," Obama said. "But what I can guarantee is that we will have in the
4 People Who Could Replace Attorney General Eric Holder
As Attorney General Eric Holder prepares to announce his resignation later today, speculation now turns to who could replace him to lead the Justice Department. Holder has said he will continue as attorney general until his successor is confirmed. Here’s a look at four people...
Washington's Whiplash Week
The Note 6/13/14 The Note: Washington’s Whiplash Week By SHUSHANNAH WALSHE (@shushwalshe) NOTABLES THE RACE IS ON: The fight for House majority leader may not be as ferocious as once thought, with Kevin McCarthy knocking out opponents long before the balloting begins, ABC’S JEFF ZELENY...
'Chicks', 'Skanks' and 'Hags': Heated Opener in Iowa Senate Race
Just over a week into the campaign, the Iowa Senate race between Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Rep. Bruce Braley has intensified, with both camps coming under fire over controversies involving sexist language. It all began when the Braley campaign released a TV advertisement last...