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Sen. Joni Ernst learned to 'live within her means' -- on the taxpayer's dime
Sen. Joni Ernst learned to 'live within her means' -- on the taxpayer's dime

It has almost become a cliche that the politicians who bray the loudest about cutting government waste and slashing "entitlements" turn out to have learned what they know about the government trough from the inside. The latest example is Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, who rode her tea party small-government platform to victory in the 2014 election. Ernst is viewed as such an appealing figure by her GOP colleagues that they chose her to deliver the party's official response to President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.  The public spotlight might not prove to be Ernst's best friend. The District Sentinel, a Washington, D.C., news co-op, reports that...

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