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First-year Senator to Give Republican Response to Obama

Republicans tapped Joni Ernst, a newly elected senator from Iowa, will deliver the party's response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Ernst, 44, was elected in November to a seat previously held for three decades by a Democrat. Ernst has delivered on a number of "firsts" with her election. She is the first woman elected to federal office from Iowa, the first female combat veteran to serve in the U.S. Senate, and will now be the...

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