National Journal Freshman Profiles



Iowa Senate: Joni Ernst (R)

Republican Joni Ernst, a state senator and lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard who highlighted her family’s roots in farming—most memorably in an ad where she mentioned her experience castrating

U.S., Japan Forge Equivalency Pact To Ease Trade of Organic Products

Bloomberg BNA International Trade Daily

Farmers and producers of certified organic products in the U.S. and Japan will be able to sell their products as organic in either country under an agreement announced Sept. 26 by U.S. and Japanese officials.

The agreement, which was

State Department Official Lauds Progress In U.S.-Taiwan Trade, Investment Relations

Bloomberg BNA International Trade Daily

The U.S. State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs on Oct. 3 sounded a positive tone about prospects for improved U.S.-Taiwan trade and investment relations, noting continued discussions among officials

Media Violence

CQ Researcher

Do children have too much access to violent content?


Recent accounts of mass school shootings and other violence have intensified the debate about whether pervasive violence in movies, television and video games negatively influences young