Sen. Joni Ernst: Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal puts American lives at risk

When an American president makes a decision on military deployment, the action sends signals to friends and foes alike around the globe. Take for example President Joe Biden’s decision to…

Sen. Joni Ernst: Heartland daughter – July 4th a time to remember values I learned growing up in Iowa

I’ve worn many hats in my lifetime – as a farm girl growing up in a rural community, as a mother raising a daughter who has delighted me and made…

Joni Mitchell’s ex talks heartache as singer-songwriter’s masterpiece ‘Blue’ turns 50

With the confessional honesty that Joni Mitchell displayed on her classic “Blue” album — which was released 50 years ago on June 22, 1971 — perhaps a more apt title would have…

Sen. Joni Ernst: Celebrating Flag Day – here’s the special meaning it holds for this combat veteran

In the town square of my hometown of Red Oak, Iowa, you see her gleaming in the sunlight. And you see her wave in metro centers and main streets spanning…

Sen. Joni Ernst to lead GOP ‘prebuttal’ to Biden’s joint address to Congress

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Joni Ernst, the vice chair of the Senate GOP conference, will lead a “prebuttal” Wednesday afternoon to President Biden‘s joint address to Congress.  Ernst, R-Iowa, and at least five…

Sen. Joni Ernst: Biden must own border crisis as emerging national security threat to US

It’s a tragedy that seems to play on an endless loop. Unaccompanied children, and families, making perilous journeys at the hands of ruthless smugglers to enter the U.S. through our southern…

Sen. Joni Ernst: Georgia Senate runoffs — Let’s win the Peach State and save America

The two Senate runoff elections in Georgia on Tuesday will determine the direction of our nation.   As Americans, we are blessed to live in the greatest country on the…