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  • Kasich Toying with 2020, GOP or Indie, Courting 'Vast Ocean in the Middle'

    11/18/2018 5:58:19 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 81 replies
    PJ Media ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 2018 | BRIDGET JOHNSON
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich was on a three-city swing through New Hampshire this week, potentially feeling out a 2020 run for the White House as a Republican, or as an independent. When CNN asked Kasich during a stop in Manchester, N.H., about how he's calculating his chances, the governor replied, "I don't do math calculations. That's not what I do." "I mean, all options are on the table. And the question is, ultimately, can I have a very positive impact on the country, and I've got lots of people here who were saying to me just -- I was here...
  • Ohio lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion bill

    11/16/2018 6:50:52 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies
    https://thehill.com ^ | November 15, 2018 | Aris Folley
    Ohio lawmakers on Thursday passed controversial legislation that aims to block women from getting an abortion after a fetal heartbeat has been detected. The Columbus Dispatch reported that Thursday's 58-35 vote marked the second consecutive session in which the House passed the bill. It passed the House and Senate in December 2016, but was vetoed by GOP Gov. John Kasich. “The point is, it’s time. It doesn’t matter if the governor is with us or against us,” one of the bill's sponsors, Rep. Christina Hagan (R), said. Governor-elect Mike DeWine (R) has said he would sign a so-called “heartbeat” bill,...
  • Marcia Fudge under spotlight as Pelosi Speaker fight heats up

    11/15/2018 9:30:20 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/18 | Melanie Zanona and Mike Lillis
    Rep. Marcia Fudge is in a serious bind as she faces mounting pressure to challenge Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the Speaker’s gavel — a move that could divide the Ohio Democrat's allegiances between the insurgency she supports and the Black Caucus she once led. A group of anti-Pelosi insurgents has been ramping up efforts to recruit Fudge, a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), amid criticism that the majority-male cohort is trying to oust the top-ranking female Democrat in the “Year of the Woman.” Pelosi allies have been deriding the rebels as “five white guys,” a...
  • Pelosi’s Critics Court a Rival for Speaker (Here come da Fudge!)

    11/15/2018 6:24:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/15/18 | Joshua Jamerson, Natalie Andrews
    **SNIP** Ms. Fudge is thinking about challenging Mrs. Pelosi, said Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn (D., S.C.), who spoke with the Ohioan on Thursday. Mr. Clyburn, the top-ranking black lawmaker in the House, said he didn’t encourage or discourage Ms. Fudge, who is also black, to run. Both are members of the influential Congressional Black Caucus, whose ranks include about 45 House Democrats. A representative for Ms. Fudge didn’t respond to requests for an interview. She told Cleveland.com, her hometown news outlet, on Wednesday that she was giving it some thought. “I am at the very beginning of this process,”...
  • Nancy Pelosi challenges Marcia Fudge to enter speaker race: 'Come on in. The water's warm'

    11/15/2018 1:18:45 PM PST · by kevcol · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 15, 2018 | Al Weaver & Laura Barrón-López
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., challenged Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, and anyone else to give her a run for her money atop the House Democratic conference, declaring that she has the votes to take back the speakership if the vote were held today. "Come on in. The water's warm" Pelosi said during her weekly press conference when asked of a possible challenge from Fudge.
  • Sherrod Brown Goes Off: ‘If Stacey Abrams Doesn’t Win in Georgia, They Stole It’

    11/14/2018 2:39:29 PM PST · by kevcol · 43 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 14, 2018 | David Rutz
    "If Stacey Abrams doesn't win in Georgia, they stole it," Brown said. "It's clear. I say that publicly. It's clear." . . Abrams and progressive groups have filed multiple lawsuits to extend certification deadlines and count previously rejected provisional ballots, but she still needs to gain at least 17,000 votes on Kemp to get him below the 50-percent threshold and force a runoff.
  • Students protesting Shapiro chant ‘John McCain’s dead’ ('Reagan's dead')

    11/14/2018 7:56:32 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/18 | Owen Daugherty
    A group of protesters outside Ben Shapiro’s speaking event at Ohio State University chanted “John McCain’s dead” and “Reagan’s dead” in an apparent taunt aimed at the conservative commentator. The protests were shown in a video shared by Federalist editor Emily Jashinsky. Shapiro is a conservative commentator who has drawn protests and sparked controversy at several events where he has spoken. His event Tuesday at Ohio State was part of his ongoing campus tour, which is sponsored by conservative student group Young America’s Foundation. Outside the auditorium where the event was held, protesters also chanted “f--k Ben Shapiro,” according to...
  • John Kasich Meeting With Supporters In New Hampshire As 2020 Speculation Swirls

    11/13/2018 3:24:18 PM PST · by detective · 100 replies
    Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday and Thursday will meet with supporters and attend several events in New Hampshire. Kasich’s appearances in New Hampshire, which is second only to Iowa in order of presidential primary contests, is likely to feed speculation that the governor is preparing to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. Kasich has three speaking events listed on his schedule for Thursday and will also “spend time Wednesday and Thursday meeting with old and new supporters,” Kasich’s team said in a press release.
  • Rhoden family execution-style murders: 4 family members arrested in 2016 Ohio killings

    11/13/2018 11:58:43 AM PST · by ETL · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 13, 2018 | Travis Fedschun, Ryan Gaydos | Fox News
    Two years after the brutal, execution-style slaying of eight family members in Ohio shocked the nation, authorities announced Tuesday that four members of a different family had been arrested and accused of carrying out the murders. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said the suspects -- a husband, wife, and their two adult sons -- were arrested in connection with the Rhoden family murders. The four suspects arrested were identified as: George "Billy" Wagner III, Angela Wagner and sons George Wagner IV and Edward "Jake" Wagner. ..." The Wagners had "close business and family relations" with the Rhoden family before the...
  • Sherrod Brown for president? He’s thinking about it

    11/13/2018 8:51:07 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 12, 2018 | Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Sherrod Brown, who won a third term last week to represent Ohio in the U.S. Senate, said Monday he is considering running for president in 2020. Brown, a Democrat who won re-election Tuesday by about 6 percentage points, said he’s hearing “sort of a crescendo” of interest in him seeking the White House, be it through his wife Connie Schultz’s Facebook page, or through calls or emails. “We’re hearing it increase, so we’re thinking about it as a result,” he said, adding, “we’re not close to saying yes.”
  • 'Macron is right': Kasich endorses attack on Trump 'nationalism'

    11/12/2018 6:40:53 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2018 | Victor Morton
    French President Emmanuel Macron’s thinly-veiled shots at President Trump over the weekend won at least one hearty American “oui” — from Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Mr. Kasich, a frequent critic of Mr. Trump, took to Twitter to second Mr. Macron’s attack on “nationalism” at a speech Sunday marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. “@EmmanuelMacron is right,” Mr. Kasich tweeted, going on to quote what the French leader said in front of Mr. Trump, who has taken much criticism as racist for calling himself a “nationalist.”
  • Professor sues university for being ‘punished’ after calling female transgender student ‘sir’

    11/12/2018 1:43:49 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Owen Daugherty
    A professor at a small public university in Ohio is suing officials at the school after he received a written rebuke for not addressing a transgender student using the preferred gender pronouns. Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court this month against university officials. The lawsuit asserts that university officials violated his constitutional rights by compelling him to speak in a way that contradicts his religious beliefs, according to NBC News. Meriwether is an evangelical Christian, and as such, felt that speaking to a transgender student in their preferred pronoun would...
  • After Losing, Dem Politicians Now Say They Can Be Truthful

    11/09/2018 8:57:51 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 8 replies
    https://freebeacon.com ^ | November 8, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    McCaskill, Cordray 'freed from constraints' of not being able to say what they really think. Losing Democratic politicians say they can finally tell the truth now that they are "freed from the constraints" of needing the support of their constituents. "It occurred to me that I am now freed from the constraints of running for or holding public office," said Richard Cordray, failed coup-leader and losing candidate in the Ohio governor's race. Cordray says now that he does not have to be accountable to voters, he can "speak more naturally" about what he really thinks about issues.
  • Conservatives agitate for change after GOP loses the House

    11/08/2018 6:15:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 8, 2018 | Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram
    As Nancy Pelosi wrangles votes in her bid for House speaker, another leadership battle is playing out on the Republican side, where Kevin McCarthy faces a challenge from conservative Freedom Caucus co-founder Jim Jordan to lead the new GOP minority. Republicans lost the House majority in this week’s midterm elections, and conservatives are blaming the GOP establishment and angling for changes. McCarthy burned up the phone lines Thursday shoring up his support. And down ballot, the GOP will add a familiar name to the leadership lineup — Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney...
  • Ohio University considers minorities-only gym: report

    11/08/2018 10:53:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    THE COLLEGE FIX ^ | •NOVEMBER 8, 2018 | GRAHAM PIRO - STAFF REPORTER
    Editor’s note: After this article was published and was linked on the Drudge Report, Ohio University spokesman Jim Sabin contacted The College Fix and denied the school is considering a gym room for students of color. Asked about Ohio University’s own student news report on the matter (screenshot above), school officials contacted The New Political and also asked its student reporters to amend their 6-day-old report on the matter. The student news outlet now reports the workout room for minorities would also be open to all students. This article has been amended accordingly. Also, the school is public, not private.
  • Kent State sued by conservative student group over security fees for upcoming gun rights event

    11/08/2018 1:14:16 PM PST · by grayboots · 10 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 11/7/2018 | Eric Heisig
    The Kent State University chapter of a conservative advocacy group asked a federal judge to bar university officials from imposing security costs for an upcoming gun rights event set to be held in the student center. Liberty Hangout, which was involved in a recent open-carry rally on Kent State’s campus that resulted in several arrests and confrontations between participants and protesters, claims officials are unconstitutionally trying to impose an estimated $1,800 fee for eight police officers and six security guards to be on hand for a Nov. 19 event called “Let’s Talk Gun Rights.” The event is to feature Kaitlin...
  • An hour-by-hour guide on what to expect as Election Day unfolds

    11/06/2018 5:33:39 AM PST · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/5/2018 | Nolan Hicks
    Time are EST You could be in for a long wait to know the results of the midterm elections and which party ends up controlling the House and Senate. But polling places close earlier in some states than others — and they could provide a hint of things to come as the night progresses. 6 p.m. Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District: President Trump won this district near Lexington by 15 points. Democrats are fielding retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath against three-term incumbent Andy Barr. The race is rated as a toss-up. A Democratic victory could be an early sign of...
  • Trump says, 'I'll never call a woman beautiful again! The word beautiful is 'politically incorrect'.

    11/06/2018 4:39:01 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 24 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/05/2018 | David Martosko
    Ivanka joined her father on stage Monday in Ohio, but the president cautioned that in an age crisscrossed by feminism and political correctness he would never again be able to publicly praise her beauty. Trump instead introduced his daughter as 'really smart,' recalling that her classmates at the Wharton School of Finance once complained about how she found her studies comparatively easy. 'The truth is she's a very, very – you're not allowed to use the word "beautiful" anymore when you talk about women. You're not allowed,' he said, launching into a tongue-in-cheek lecture. 'No, no. It's politically incorrect. Oh,...
  • Democrat Tim Ryan Envisions $30-, $40-, $50-an-Hour Jobs for Working Class Americans

    11/05/2018 7:28:14 PM PST · by kevcol · 57 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 5, 2018 | Susan Jones
    "Working-class issues are the issues of the Democratic Party," Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) told Fox News's Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures." .. We got to get off this, you know, just talking about $15 an hour. We got to talk about how we get $30-, $40-, $50-an-hour jobs that people who work hard and play by the rules can be comfortable. I think people are tired of the anxiety, tired of not being comfortable, and the Democratic Party is pushing an agenda that will help those people.
  • LIVE THREAD: PRESIDENT TRUMP RALLY - 3PM Eastern, Cleveland OH

    11/05/2018 11:01:54 AM PST · by 4Liberty · 31 replies
    Live broadcast, 3 pm ET rally!