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  • Towns Seek Speed Trap Cash From Group That Profits From Tickets

    03/23/2018 9:31:32 PM PDT · by Ken H · 10 replies
    theNewspaper ^ | March 23, 2018 | n/a
    The National Safety Council generates revenue from speeding ticket awareness courses, then gives cities grant funding to issue more tickets. The city council in Akron, Ohio, on Monday adopted an ordinance authorizing the mayor to ask the National Safety Council for $198,389 to pay for a speeding ticket blitz. This "Road to Zero" grant funding would be used to purchase new radar and laser speed guns and to pay police officers 150 percent of their regular salary while issuing those citations. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides $3 million in taxpayer funding for the National Safety Council's grant program....
  • Rep Jordan on Spending Bill: ‘The American People Didn’t Elect Democrats to Control Congress (tr)

    03/22/2018 12:05:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 22, 2018 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” House Freedom Caucus vice chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) slammed GOP leadership for allowing what is predicted to be the passage of a $1.3 trillion spending bill that does not include many of the priorities on which Republicans, including President Donald Trump, campaigned. Jordan took issue mainly with the funding for Planned Parenthood, restrictions on guns and lack of border wall funding.
  • Schwarzenegger: Rich Donors Should ‘Starve’ the GOP into Becoming Liberal

    03/22/2018 5:07:22 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/2018
    Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday that wealthy donors should “starve” the Republican Party of funds until it moves in the liberal ideological direction that he, and they, desire. The Fresno Bee reports: “The people that are funding the Republican Party should turn off their financial support, because that would starve the party, and I think they would then maybe come to their senses,” Schwarzenegger told a crowd at the launch event for his centrist Republican advocacy group New Way California. “You better go and lead and tell your people around you that we’ve got to change, because that’s...
  • Ohio state lawmakers introduce bill to ban all abortions

    03/22/2018 1:45:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/20/2018 | Rebecca Savransky
    A bill has been introduced in the Ohio state House of Representatives that would ban all abortions in the state. Two Republican lawmakers introduced the legislation, which would block women from receiving abortions even when a mother's life is in danger or in cases of rape or incest, reported. Rep. Ron Hood (R), a sponsor of the bill, said he believes life begins at conception. "The goal of this bill is to first of all continue to get the word out that life does begin at conception and move the debate in that direction, and to protect unborn Ohioans...
  • The 2016 election inspired her to run for Congress — as an unapologetic Trump supporter

    03/16/2018 8:06:55 AM PDT · by NeoCaveman · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/14/18 | Jessica Contrera
    BRECKSVILLE, Ohio —Seventy-six days until the primary election, and another chance to win them over. Christina Hagan’s heels click on the floor of the small-town community center. “Does anyone have a flag pin?” she asks, realizing that she left hers on an outfit she wore to a chili cook-off, or a meeting with a mayor, or all the times she went door-knocking to say, “I don’t want to bug you too much, but I’m running for Congress.” More than 400 women — a record number — are expected to run for Congress this year, and 29-year-old Hagan is part of...
  • Ohio Student Suspended for Refusing to Leave Classroom During Gun Control Walkout

    03/16/2018 9:18:32 AM PDT · by yoe · 47 replies
    NBC nNews ^ | March 16, 2018 | JASON HOWERTON
    VideoA high school student in Hilliard, Ohio, didn’t want to pick sides in the contentious gun debate surrounding Wednesday’s “National Walkout,” so he stayed in class instead of joining the largely anti-gun protest or an alternative “study hall.” Hilliard Davidson High School senior Jacob Shoemaker was then reportedly slapped with a suspension.
  • Ohio student suspended for staying in class during walkouts

    03/16/2018 7:08:46 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 63 replies
    AP ^ | March 16, 2018
    HILLIARD, Ohio – An Ohio high school student says he tried to remain nonpolitical during school walkouts over gun violence and was suspended for a day because he stayed in a classroom instead of joining protests or the alternative, a study hall. Hilliard senior Jacob Shoemaker says school isn't the place for politics, and he wasn't taking sides Wednesday. The district says it's responsible for students' safety and they can't be unsupervised. Jacob's citation for not following instructions was shared online by a friend, prompting a flood of messages to his father. Scott Shoemaker says some people thought his son...
  • Snow squall causes 81-vehicle pileup on Ohio interstate [Quick! Blame the AAA!]

    03/15/2018 8:18:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/18 | T Fedschun
    A late-afternoon snow squall caused a massive 81-vehicle pileup on Interstate 71 in central Ohio on Tuesday, but no serious injuries were reported, police said.
  • Kasich Brags about Getting Elected at 30, Says “Big Guy” Will Say if He Should Run for Prez

    03/13/2018 9:57:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I try to like people, but John Kasich represents a real challenge. The guy really rubs me the wrong way. Somehow, in the midst of all the Tillerson-Pompeo talk, Kasich turned up on MSNBC this morning. Speaking of the special election in Pennsylvania today, Kasich bragged about having been elected to Congress at age 30. That, according to Kasich, makes 33-year old Dem candidate Conor Lamb “a little old.” Kasich made his 2020 strategy pretty clear, saying that the emergence of third parties “is more realistic than it’s ever been.” When host Stephanie Ruhle asked him flat out if he...
  • The Man Who Knew Too Little - (Rich Snowflake Seals Himself From Trump)

    03/12/2018 8:38:11 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 10, 2018 | Sam Dolnick
    At first, the experiment didn’t have a name. Right after the election, Erik Hagerman decided he’d take a break from reading about the hoopla of politics. Donald Trump’s victory shook him. Badly. And so Mr. Hagerman developed his own eccentric experiment, one that was part silent protest, part coping mechanism, part extreme self-care plan. He swore that he would avoid learning about anything that happened to America after Nov. 8, 2016. “It was draconian and complete,” he said. “It’s not like I wanted to just steer away from Trump or shift the conversation. It was like I was a vampire...
  • Amulets, White Noise, and Trump Reality

    03/11/2018 10:58:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American ^ | March 11, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    The left (I refuse to call regressives "progressives") is finding it hard to deal with a reality in which the markets are up, unemployment is down, household income is rising, ISIS is being crushed, and Kim Jong-un is being lassoed. Former NYT editor Jill Abramson probably reflects the paper's Upper West Side of Manhattan when she reveals she carries as an amulet (against the reality of a Trump presidency) – a little Obama doll in her purse – to comfort herself. "It's easy to look at what's happening in Washington, DC, and despair. That's why I carry a little plastic...
  • Asharq Al-Awsat Series on Libya Details Gaddafi’s Funding of Western Presidential Campaigns

    02/21/2018 9:21:53 AM PST · by richardtavor · 10 replies
    Asharq Al-Awsat ^ | February 19, 2018 | Abdul Sattar Hatita
    As part of its exclusive series on Libya during the rule of late leader Moammar al-Gaddafi, Asharq Al-Awsat examines the regime’s ties with local and foreign powers, including its attempts to finance western presidential campaigns, particularly in France, the United States and Ukraine. Witnesses from the former regime said that Tripoli had spent some 50 million euros in 2007 to fund the campaign of French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy. Lebanese businessman Ziad Takeieddine, who was present at Sarkozy’s meetings with Gaddafi revealed that the “figures were much higher than that.” Tripoli also pumped 5 million dollars in the presidential campaign...
  • Man convicted in death of Chandra Levy won’t face retrial

    07/28/2016 11:38:54 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 45 replies
    WTOP ^ | 07/28/2016 | Sarah Beth Hensley
    "Today, in the interests of justice and based on recent unforeseen developments that were investigated over the past week, the Office moved to dismiss the case charging Ingmar Guandique with the May 2001 murder of Chandra Levy," the office’s public information officer, Bill Miller, said in a statement. In the statement, the office said it can no longer prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Ingmar killed Levy.
  • Men chase down teen car thieves, force them in trunk at gunpoint, drive them to... police station...

    03/05/2018 7:14:16 PM PST · by Right Wing Assault · 65 replies
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Two men and a woman are accused of chasing down two 14-year-old suspected car thieves, forcing them into the trunk of their car at gunpoint and driving them to the Cleveland Police Fourth District headquarters, according to police. Kenyatta Ware II, 21, George Barnes, 29, and Shelia Beale, 49, are all charged with felonious assault and kidnapping. All three have been arrested and are awaiting their first court appearance. It is unknown if the two 14-year-old boys have been formally charged, but they were arrested on suspicion of grand theft of a motor vehicle, according to police...
  • The Memo: Trump tariff move may pay dividends in 2020

    03/05/2018 3:22:35 PM PST · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5 Mar 2018 | NIALL STANAGE
    President Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports horrify Republican leaders in Congress — but they could yet pay political dividends. Trump’s move, cast by the White House as an effort to protect American manufacturing, has significant appeal in the Rust Belt states that were pivotal to his shock 2016 election win. Some Democrats in the region worry that senior figures in their party, especially those whose bases are in affluent coastal cities, are underestimating the political potency of Trump’s announcement. “It worries me as a Democrat that the national Democrats don’t see that Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and...
  • Rust-belt Democrats praise Trump's threatened metals tariffs

    03/02/2018 8:22:33 PM PST · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 2, 2018 | Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican President Donald Trump’s market-jolting promise to slap heavy U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has earned him praise from an unusual quarter - Democratic lawmakers. Some Democrats, mainly from Rust Belt states, but from other areas too, hailed the president’s plan for tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum.
  • Teen who killed himself in bathroom admired Columbine shooters, wanted to shoot up school

    03/02/2018 5:49:49 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Mar 1, 2018 | Megan Cerullo
    An Ohio middle school student who shot himself to death in a school bathroom had plans to carry out a massacre, according to “disturbing documentation” on his cell phone. Keith Simons, 13, expressed admiration for Columbine school shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold and said he wanted to leave “a lasting impression on the world,” in notes recovered from his cell phone, police said. The memo indicates he had access to firearms, and also included an 8-step plan to shoot up the Jackson Memorial Middle School, Jackson Police Chief Mark Brink said in a news conference Thursday.
  • Police Chief Says Village of Brice Isn’t a Speed Trap

    02/28/2018 9:55:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    NBC4i ^ | February 28, 2018 | Tom Sussi
    The Village of Brice is a dot on the map, about 64 acres. It’s home to about 112 people. Last year, the village’s police chief said his department issued nearly 4,300 citations. The majority of them were for speeding. That’s 38 tickets for every man, woman and child who calls the village home. NBC4 Investigator Tom Sussi reports there’s a push from state lawmakers, law enforcement and union officials to slam the brakes on the village’s three-person police force. Ohio State Rep. Hearcel Craig (D-District 26) said enough is enough. “It’s inappropriate and it’s something we simply cannot tolerate.” Village...
  • Generation Z warms to GOP, like Trump's 'tell it like it is' style.......

    02/28/2018 10:20:50 AM PST · by caww · 12 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Feb 26, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Super young voters, those 22 and under known as Generation Z, are offering Republicans a chance to claim some of the youth vote lost when millennials fell hard for former President Barack Obama. Swing state changes from 2012 to 2016 were more dramatic — and impactful. “In Florida, the Democratic margin of victory for the youth vote from 2012 to 2016 dropped 16 points. In both Ohio and Pennsylvania, the drop was 19 points. In Wisconsin, it was 20 points. These dramatic declines helped give Republican Donald Trump a win in each of these states, pushing him over the top...
  • PHOTOS: More car windows shot out on local freeways

    02/26/2018 10:50:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    WDTN 2 News ^ | February 23, 2018 | Paul Rodzinka and Kristen Eskow
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol were called to the interchange of I-70 and I-75 Friday after several car windows were shot out. Two cars on Interstate 70 and two on Interstate 75 suffered damage Friday, according to police. Troopers tell 2 NEWS this appears to be similar to the incident Thursday morning where at least two vehicles, included a Dayton Police Department patrol car were damaged. A number of cars along I-70 between I-75 and Airport Access Road suffered damage. “It was in my window, and I felt something come past my face,” said...