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Joni Ernst pathetic response to my concerns about removing IG Fine

This is one of the most pathetic form letters I have ever seen. As a part of a funny note, my email service flagged this as a Red Zone Spam (you know the one that contains extortion, inappropriate offers, and other garbage). I think the algorithm has it right.

Dear Mr.

Thank you for taking the time to contact me about your perspective on President Trump. It is important for me to hear from folks in Iowa on matters such as these.

As you know, on November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. On December 19, 2016, the Electoral College voted to officially confirm his victory and on January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Those that did not support him have continued to raise concerns about his election and administration. I certainly respect these concerns, and I will continue to work in the Senate to fight for the issues of most importance to all Iowans and ensure three co-equal branches of government.

For two decades, I proudly wore our nation's uniform in the Iowa Army National Guard and the Army Reserves, and I am proud now to represent you in the United States Senate. As both an Army officer and a United States Senator, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. This is an oath I take very seriously. I will keep fighting to defend the Constitution and stay focused on issues of importance to Iowans.

I am ready to make Washington work for you and please know that I will continue to keep your views in mind going forward. Please feel free to contact my office in the future with any further information, as I always enjoy hearing from Iowans.


Joni K. Ernst
United States Senator

A couple of articles about CDC funding cuts from 2018



This is now coming to pass. Two weeks ago, Betsy McKay at The Wall Street Journal reported that the CDC, with no firm promise of future funding, is indeed preparing to downsize its work in 39 countries. Those include the Democratic Republic of Congo, which recently experienced its eighth Ebola outbreak, and China, which is recently underwent its worst outbreak of H7N9 bird flu.* Lena Sun of The Washington Post confirmed this report on Thursday, writing that “notice is being given now to CDC country directors” as the first part of a transition.

Feb. 2018. Now I wonder who controlled all the levers of executive and legislative power. Who could that be?


You have five minutes to lock in a 7-8% gain on S&P 500.

When will the Romney vs. Biden polling start?

Someone better get on it. Democrats better have contingency plans for it.
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