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  • US discussing Russian aggression in Ukraine with India: Biswal

    07/25/2014 12:28:40 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies
    business-standard.com ^ | July 26, 2014
    The United States is in touch with India over the alleged Russian aggression in Ukraine, a senior Obama Administration official has told lawmakers, who expressed concern over India's close relationship with Moscow. "We do make the point to our Indian colleagues, as we do to friends around the world, about our perspective, particularly with respect to Russian aggression in the Ukraine and the implications that that has," Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal said during a Congressional hearing. "And we will continue to have those conversations with India and with other partners around the...
  • Ohio State fires band director Jonathan Waters over ‘sexualized’ culture

    07/24/2014 1:55:05 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 45 replies
    Dispatch ^ | 7/24/2014 | Staff
    Ohio State University has fired the director of its marching band and is expanding an internal investigation that uncovered a deep culture of sexual harassment among students that reportedly has existed for years. The two-month investigation, triggered by the complaint of a parent, revealed a cascade of evidence that students routinely harassed one another –– often directed at new band members by older students –– and that director Jonathan Waters knew about it or should have known. Waters, 38, was ousted from his post effective today, OSU President Michael V. Drake said. Details of the investigation are laid out in...
  • Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

    07/23/2014 7:44:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AP ^ | July 22, 2014 | AP
    Working-class whites are no longer a majority of Ohio's eligible voters, a historic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that has political parties pledging more outreach to a broader coalition of demographic groups. Democrats are working to paint themselves as the party of diversity. Their 2014 statewide ticket features three white men, two white women and one black woman, compared with the Republicans' all-but-one-male, all-white line-up. Republicans, meanwhile, are seeking to maintain a hold on older voters while courting a new wave of potential Ohio voters, including suburban women under 40 and young college conservatives.
  • Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

    07/22/2014 11:08:14 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 22, 2014 | AP
    Working-class whites are no longer a majority of Ohio's eligible voters, a historic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that has political parties pledging more outreach to a broader coalition of demographic groups.
  • More Than 1,400 Workers In Pike County, Ohio, To Receive Possible Layoff Notices (Fluor B&W)

    07/18/2014 7:25:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WCHS-TV ^ | July 18, 2014 | Sean Delancey and Jeff Morris
    Piketon , Ohio - Roughly 1400 people woke up to bad news Thursday morning. It's called a warn notice, and it means their livelihood is on the line. "These are the higher paying jobs in the area," Herman Potter said. But those jobs are now in jeopardy. Herman Potter is president of the Steel Workers Union in Piketon, Ohio. His employer, Fluor B&W issued a warn notice, stating layoffs are possible. Fluor B&W was hired by the Department of Energy to clean the former Portsmouth gaseous diffusion plant and re-industrialize the property three years ago. The way things stand now,...
  • GOP Rep. Turner: ‘Putin bears all the responsibility’ for downed plane

    07/18/2014 1:22:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Keith Laing
    A member of the House Armed Services Committee said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin “bears all the responsibility” for apparently shooting down a commercial airliner over Ukraine on Thursday. Putin has said that Ukraine bears responsibility for shooting down the jetliner, a Malaysia Airlines flight that was carrying nearly 300 people. However, Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) said in an interview with Bloomberg Television that the Russian leader was really the one to blame for the downed jetliner. “I will tell you that we have to put it in context that two helicopters, a Ukrainian transport plane and a fighter...
  • Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's gun control proposals due Wednesday

    07/14/2014 4:06:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WKSU-FM A Service of Kent State University ^ | July 13, 2014 | Kabir Bhatia
    Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is proposing several pieces of gun control legislation this Wednesday to City Council. And as WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, people on both sides of the issue were in Public Square over the weekend. Mayor Jackson’s proposals include a registry for anyone convicted of gun offenses, as well as prohibitions and regulations related to the sale of firearms. Jonathan O’Connor is with grassroots group Ohio Carry, based in Columbus. He was among the roughly 60 people milling around in Public Square Sunday afternoon, some with handguns holstered openly at their waists or assault weapons slung over their...
  • Friends and family remember Isiah Haggins Jr. (16-year old killed while robbing store)

    07/13/2014 3:15:03 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 156 replies
    WDTN Dayton ^ | 12 July 14 | Beairshelle Edmé
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Family and friends gathered outside of a Dayton shopping plaza to remember a teen shot in an apparent robbery attempt. Isiah Haggins Jr., 16, was shot multiple times by the owner of the Step-N-Style clothing store in the Northwest Shopping Plaza on West Siebenthaler Avenue on June 30. Police said Haggins, along with another suspect, walked into the store armed with guns in a reported robbery attempt. Since Haggins’ death was declared a homicide, the Sisters of the Precious Blood held a vigil for him Saturday afternoon. People gathered Saturday outside of the store to pray...
  • How Coffee Fueled the Civil War

    07/12/2014 6:45:01 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies
    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | JON GRINSPAN
    It was the greatest coffee run in American history. The Ohio boys had been fighting since morning, trapped in the raging battle of Antietam, in September 1862. Suddenly, a 19-year-old William McKinley appeared, under heavy fire, hauling vats of hot coffee. The men held out tin cups, gulped the brew and started firing again. “It was like putting a new regiment in the fight,” their officer recalled. Three decades later, McKinley ran for president in part on this singular act of caffeinated heroism. At the time, no one found McKinley’s act all that strange. For Union soldiers, and the lucky...
  • Judge orders notorious late-term abortionist to close clinic by 4:00 pm

    07/10/2014 9:35:29 PM PDT · by topher · 6 replies
    LifesiteNews.com ^ | Thu Jul 10, 2014 - 3:37 pm EST | Operation Rescue Staff
    UPDATE: We are now hearing that today’s ruling may be stayed by another judge. If it is, that will allow Haskell to remain open even though his abortion business cannot comply with the law. This is a breaking news story. Please stay tuned for updates as we get them. - OR StaffCincinnati, OH — Magistrate Michael L. Bachman released a decision this morning ordering late-term abortionist Martin Haskell shut down his Sharonville, Ohio, abortion facility as of 4:00 pm EDT today. “There was a time that pro-life supporters believed that shutting down the notorious late-term abortionist Martin Haskell was simply...
  • Cleveland chosen to host 2016 Republican National Convention

    07/08/2014 9:07:07 AM PDT · by chrisser · 241 replies
    http://www.cleveland.com ^ | updated July 08, 2014 at 12:05 PM | Andrew J. Tobias
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Capping off a months-long lobbying effort, Cleveland will be the host of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced Cleveland as the location on the Fox News Channel in a live, on-air interview. The interview was immediately preceded by a tweet, which has since been deleted, from a spokesman for the Republican Governors Association. "We're excited about bringing the convention to Cleveland in Ohio, and we're excited about the decision. We think it's a smart decision," Priebus said. Cleveland edged out Dallas, the other finalist, as the recommended location for the convention,...
  • Pete Rose Awaits His Return, 25 Years Into Exile

    07/07/2014 5:14:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 6, 2014 | TYLER KEPNER
    Pete Rose has a vision. Someday his career hits record will be tied, and he will respond with one final turn at bat. He will roll a single up the middle and crawl to first base for No. 4,257, reclaiming his title as Hit King. Rose related this fanciful dream on the phone the other day, at the end of a lively conversation. The problem with the story, obviously, is that he is 73 years old and has been barred from baseball since 1989. But there has to be a better ending out there, somehow. Life is good for Rose....
  • Orphan Davion Only who became famous is thrown out by adoptive parents

    07/04/2014 6:37:08 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2014 | By Associated Press
    The orphaned Florida teen whose impassioned plea for a family to 'love him forever' prompted an outpouring of sympathy from around the country has been removed from his foster home following a physical altercation with another child and the father. After 16 years of floundering in foster care, after taking the pulpit at a St. Petersburg church last September asking someone - anyone - to adopt him, after his story was shared around the world and 10,000 people offered to help or take him home, Davion Only moved to Ohio in March to live with the parents who had promised...
  • Ohio dad criticizes arrest after son skips church, found in nearby store

    06/27/2014 12:52:11 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    An Ohio dad lost his job at McDonald's and may face jail after he reportedly believed his son got on a church van Sunday, but instead, the boy popped up at a nearby Family Dollar store. [....] Williamson was arrested at the scene and could be charged with child endangerment, the report said.
  • Ohio Eliminates In-state Renewable Energy Mandate

    06/27/2014 10:07:30 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/22/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich signed legislation that ends Ohio’s in-state wind energy mandate and also signed a measure to keep wind turbines farther away from neighboring property. Gov. Kasich signed Senate Bill 310 on June 13. Wind plants in Ohio, unlike in Michigan, will now have to try to compete with cheaper wind generated electricity from states where wind power is produced more efficiently. In addition, the legislation freezes the state’s overall renewable energy mandate for two years, while lawmakers re-evaluate it. Michigan still has an in-state wind mandate and the state Legislature has not made any serious effort...
  • Supreme Court allows pro-life group to challenge Ohio ban on campaign false statements

    06/16/2014 8:38:21 AM PDT · by topher · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 16- June-2014 | FoxNews.com
    he Supreme Court delivered a major victory on Monday to an anti-abortion group that sought to challenge an Ohio law that bans campaign statements deemed to be false. The justices, in a unanimous decision, ruled that the Susan B. Anthony List can go ahead with a lawsuit challenging the law as a violation of free-speech rights.
  • Tea party rejoicing at Cantor's defeat

    06/11/2014 6:46:19 AM PDT · by South40 · 43 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 6/11/2014 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat at the hands of political neophyte David Brat, an unflinching foe of loosening immigration laws. Speaker John Boehner praised Cantor as "a good friend and a great leader, and someone I've come to rely upon on a daily basis" in a statement that steered clear of the issue that Brat put at the center of his campaign and has divided the party for years.
  • As jihadists take aim at Baghdad, Iran steps in to help historical foe

    06/12/2014 4:16:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 12, 2014 | By Lisa Daftari
    Iran is coming to the aid of its historic nemesis, sending elite fighters to Iraq in the wake of a Sunni insurgency that has claimed two key northern cities and now threatens Baghdad, Fox News has learned. Some 150 fighters from the Revolutionary Guards elite Quds force have already been dispatched by Tehran, and the division's powerful commander, Qassem Suleimani, met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Thursday and pledged to send two notorious Iranian brigades to aid in the defense of Baghdad. That could amount to as many as 10,000 soldiers sent to fight the Sunni group known as...
  • ISIS butchers leave 'roads lined with decapitated police and soldiers'

    06/12/2014 4:32:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | June 12, 2014 | By SAM GREENHILL and JILL REILLY and KIERAN CORCORAN
    The full horror of the jihadists’ savage victories in Iraq emerged yesterday as witnesses told of streets lined with decapitated soldiers and policemen. Blood-soaked bodies and blazing vehicles were left in the wake of the Al Qaeda-inspired ISIS fanatics as they pushed the frontline towards Baghdad. They boasted about their triumphs in a propaganda video depicting appalling scenes including a businessman being dragged from his car and executed at the roadside with a pistol to the back of his head. In the swathe of captured territory across northern Iraq, ISIS declared hardline Sharia law, publishing rules ordering women not to...
  • ISIS: The first terror group to build an Islamic state?

    06/12/2014 12:36:27 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | June 12, 2014 | TIm Lister
    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has thrived and mutated in the security vacuum that followed the departure of the last U.S. forces from Iraq and the civil war in Syria. The aim of ISIS is to create an Islamic state across Sunni areas of Iraq and in Syria. With the seizure of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, and advances on others, that aim appears within reach. ISIS controls hundreds of square miles where state authority has evaporated. It ignores international borders and has a presence all the way from Syria's Mediterranean coast to south of Baghdad. How to respond...
  • Americans being evacuated from Iraqi air base as militants advance

    06/12/2014 2:01:45 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 41 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 12, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    Americans were being evacuated Thursday from a major Iraqi air base as Al Qaeda-aligned militants toppled cities in the country's north and threatened to advance toward Baghdad. A senior U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that Americans were being evacuated from a base in Balad, which had been one of the largest training missions in Iraq. The three planeloads of Americans are mostly contractors and civilians. The State Department said Thursday that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is operating as usual. But the evacuation means that the vital training mission at Balad, about an hour northwest of Baghdad, has been...
  • John Boehner Slams President Obama for ‘Taking a Nap’ on Iraq

    06/12/2014 4:48:41 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 12, 2014 1:16pm | John Parkinson
    As al Qaeda-linked terrorists wreak havoc across Iraq, House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on President Obama for ignoring the escalating crisis there, contending that the president has been “taking a nap” while the situation rapidly deteriorated. “It’s not like we haven’t seen over the last five or six months these terrorists moving in, taking control of Western Iraq. Now they’ve taken control of Mosul. They’re 100 miles from Baghdad,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said during a news conference at the Capitol. “And what’s the president doing? Taking a nap!” Earlier this year, on Jan. 9, Boehner publicly urged Obama to “maintain a...
  • Florida would ban abortion post-viability, Ohio moves to ban abortion insurance, and more

    06/06/2014 7:10:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    life site news ^ | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 6, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the Senate voted to confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the new HHS Secretary to oversee the implementation of ObamaCare, states around the country were voting to protect the unborn, fighting for marriage, and wrestling with a wave of transgender “anti-discrimination” proposals that would allow biological men to use women's restroom and shower facilities. Florida The state of Florida is poised to protect children from abortion if they have the capacity to survive outside the womb. H.B. 1047, which would bar abortions after viability, passed the Senate by a party line 24-15 vote....
  • Father jailed for beating pregnant daughter after she refused abortion

    06/06/2014 6:56:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    life site news ^ | Dustin Siggins
    FREMONT, OH, June 6, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A 36-year old Ohio man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to fifth-degree domestic violence, a felony, for beating his then-17-year old daughter after she told him she did not want to have an abortion. In June 2013, Brian Schultz took his daughter, then several months pregnant, to an abortion clinic to set up an appointment for an abortion. After the daughter said she wanted to keep the child, Schultz and his wife, 41-year old Renee Schultz, began striking her. Credit: Shutterstock.com Moments after his daughter testified against...
  • Ohio woman dies after walking into propeller at regional airport

    06/05/2014 2:19:05 AM PDT · by kingattax · 76 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 6-4-14 | By Kim Palmer
    (Reuters) - An office worker at an Ohio regional airport has died from head injuries she sustained after walking into a spinning airplane propeller, authorities said on Wednesday. Sarah Rhoads, 24, who worked at Start Skydiving, died Tuesday from injuries she suffered on Sunday at Middletown Regional Airport, which is about 40 miles (64 km) north of Cincinnati, authorities said. Rhoads was conscious with a severe injury to her skull when she was taken by helicopter to a Dayton hospital, a Middletown police report said.
  • The Largest Makerspace On The Planet Opens In Columbus, Ohio

    06/02/2014 6:34:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | June 2, 2014 | Jay Donovan
    Announced as far back as January, the efforts of founder Alex Bandar, COO Casey McCarty and Shop/Production Manger Matt Hatcher have finally come to fruition; the Columbus Idea Foundry — a 65,000 square ft. “makerspace” in the heart of Columbus, Ohio — is open in its brand new location. The new space, nestled in a downtown district called Franklinton, celebrated its official open house yesterday and it is going to mean a lot to central Ohio. What is it though? According to Hatcher and McCarty, it is “the largest community ‘makerspace’ on the planet.” Built in a 100-year-old shoe factory,...
  • FANTASTIC! Dr. Ben Carson Owns Cutter and Democrat Governor

    06/02/2014 1:05:32 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Excellent...!! Dr. Ben Carson appearing on CNN's Crossfire with an epic Slap Down of Info-Babe Steffanie Cutter {The Former Obama Operative} as well as the leftist & Former Gov. Strickland of Ohio...Must Watch....!
  • Black mob attacks victims 'like it was a game': Prosecutor's son left with concussion...

    06/01/2014 6:08:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 30, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Roaming gangs of black youths descended on a festival in Cincinnati, carrying out a number of attacks that resembled the “Knockout Game,” a nationwide phenomenon in which randomly selected victims are struck in the head, sometimes fatally. In one attack, Sunday night, about 20 black teen girls kicked, stomped on and punched a man who was trying to catch a bus. WKRC-TV in Cincinnati reported David Manz, who is white, was heading to his night shift at Dunkin Donuts when the girls attacked and left him with bruises, scrapes and broken ribs. “They ran straight at me and attacked...
  • Jindal: Obama Told Governors He Doesn’t Trust the States

    05/31/2014 10:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Fox News’ Sean Hannity sat down with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday at the Republican Leadership Conference to talk about the accomplishments conservative governors have made across the U.S. “All of you inherited deficits you turned into surpluses, high unemployment now low unemployment,” Hannity said of Jindal and Govs. Rick Scott (FL), Rick Perry (TX), John Kasich (OH), Scott Walker (WI), and Nikki Haley (SC). “What can the Republicans in Washington learn?” Washington can actually learn a lot from states if they want to—it’s just common sense, Jindal replied. Lawmakers inside the beltway always talk about the things...
  • Ohio Officials Tell Judge to Close Toledo’s Last Abortion Clinic

    05/29/2014 5:39:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The Toledo, Ohio-based Capital Care abortion business is challenging an order by the state of Ohio to close down because of health and safety violations. But the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is standing by its opinion that Toledo’s only remaining abortion clinic is not complying with a state law requiring its abortion practitioners to have admitting privileges with a local hospital to admit women injured by botched abortions. If a judge agrees with the state, Toledo may soon be abortion free as the state of Ohio has closed down the second of two abortion facilities that have closed up shop...
  • Dramatic 1959 split level time capsule house in same family for 55 years -- 55 photos

    05/25/2014 10:26:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    http://retrorenovation.com ^ | may 24, 2014 | kate
    A hot tip from reader Abigail lead us to this 5,153 sq. ft., impeccably maintained — and impeccably detailed — 1959 split level time capsule home, listed for sale in Kettering, Ohio. The home has an impressive collection of original bathrooms — three full and two half — filled with stunning mosaic tile walls, walk-in sunken showers, double vintage laminate vanities with colorful sinks and some amazing wallpaper. Throughout the house, stunning stone and brick walls seem to await around every corner, along with many other fantastic midcentury details, preserved and loved by the large family that called this house their home since the day...
  • The “Cowardly” Senate Leaders Employ Another Budget Gimmick (McConnell, Cornyn, Boehner)

    04/01/2014 7:07:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Red State ^ | April 1st, 2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    Here is exhibit A of why we don’t trust current Senate leadership to do the right thing if they were to win back the majority; they refuse to block new spending when in the minority. Last week, House leadership decided to pass the “doc fix” bill (H.R. 4302) by voice vote. This bill reimburses healthcare providers for the scheduled 24 percent cut in payments for services rendered to Medicare patients. The bill extends the payments through next March. It also continues some new programs created under Obamacare. They used a hodgepodge of tenuous offsets spread out mainly over the next...
  • Now Trigger-Happy University Students

    05/20/2014 11:33:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Academia is hell. In the latest higher-education fad, students want "trigger warnings," according to The New York Times. It appears that some students are so fragile that they want university staff to protect them from big bad ideas. Students around the country say they want "explicit alerts that the material they are about to read or see in a classroom might upset them or, as some students assert, cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in victims of rape or in war veterans." An Oberlin College draft -- now "under revision" -- for trigger warnings suggested faculty "be aware of racism,...
  • Sen. John Cornyn: We can’t win in 2016 without resolving immigration reform

    05/21/2014 4:57:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 17, 2014
    Clearly immigration was why we lost in 2012. It had nothing to do with a milquetoast Republican candidate who had been on both sides of so many issues that a good portion of Republican voters just stayed home. No, forget the moderate candidate. It was the Hispanic vote that killed us! Also, I’ve got some unicorns in my back yard I’ll be glad to sell you on the cheap.
  • Eric Cantor and John Boehner Don’t Really Want to Repeal Obamacare

    05/12/2014 7:12:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    RedState ^ | June 30th, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    Well, it is official. Eric Cantor and John Boehner — particularly Eric Cantor — have decided they don’t need or want conservatives and, more troubling, do not have any intention of trying to win at the polls by forcing Democrat hands on Obamacare. Our leadership is behaving badly. Last week and on Monday I mentioned Rep. Steve King’s effort to repeal Obamacare and start over. He’s filed a discharge petition. If he gets 218 signatures, Nancy Pelosi must hold a vote
  • Gowdy Names Capitol Hill Veteran to Benghazi Probe (Free Republic mentioned)

    05/19/2014 4:55:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | Friday, May 16, 2014 | James Rosen
    SNIP To lead the Republican majority staff, Gowdy selected Philip Kiko, a key aide to Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., when the latter served as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and more recently a registered lobbyist for the Smith-Free Group, a K Street lobbying firm with a diverse roster of clients. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, swiftly welcomed Gowdy’s choice, calling Kiko “a man of unquestioned integrity with a record of distinguished service” in and out of Congress... SNIP However, emails obtained by Fox News show that some conservatives are unhappy with Kiko’s appointment, chiefly because of his recent lobbying...
  • John Boehner disputes Valerie Jarrett immigration description

    05/16/2014 8:43:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/16/14 | JAKE SHERMAN
    House Speaker John Boehner’s staff says he has not made a commitment to the White House to move an overhaul of the immigration laws this year, pushing back against comments made this week by a senior advisor in the Obama administration made this week. Valerie Jarrett told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that she thinks there’s a window “this summer, between now and August, to get something done. “We have a commitment from Speaker Boehner, who’s very frustrated with his caucus,” Jarrett told the newspaper. Michael Steel, a spokesman for the Ohio Republican, said Boehner has not made a commitment to...
  • Immigration Activists Crash Boehner/Cantor/Coffman Fundraiser

    05/16/2014 2:46:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Surprise action outside Denver's Brown Palace Hotel this morning, as a press release from a coalition of groups including Together Colorado and the Colorado Immigration Reform Coalition (CIRC) explains: Outside a fundraiser headlined by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) for Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) today, local leaders staged a rally to protest the fact that these three House Republicans are key obstacles standing in the way of immigration reform that would keep Colorado immigrant families together. It has been 322 days since the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration bill, but Speaker Boehner and House...
  • House torched in black-on-white revenge attack (Knockout game getting passe?)

    05/15/2014 8:20:21 PM PDT · by equalator · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 5-15-2014 | Bob Unruh
    A black teenager is facing charges as an adult for what authorities are describing as the revenge arson of the home of a white woman and her two children. And his arrest, and that of a juvenile, may be just the tip of the iceberg, authorities say. Already, Thaddeus Shields, 18, is facing a court hearing this week on the count, and a 17-year-old whose name was not released is facing juvenile court. Authorities, meanwhile, say their investigation continues and more perpetrators may be arrested and charged in the attack in Middletown, Ohio. The alleged black-on-white crime earlier this week...
  • Valerie Jarrett: 'We Have a Commitment' from Boehner on Amnesty This Year

    05/15/2014 5:52:27 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 55 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5-15-14 | Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama's top adviser and confidant told a group of global elites on Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has made a commitment to the White House to try to pass amnesty legislation this year. After hailing the Senate's amnesty bill that the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers, Valerie Jarrett, Obama's senior advisor, told attendees at the yearly invitation-only SkyBridge Alternatives Conference that Boehner would help the White House make a push get immigration reform enacted in the next three months. “I think we have a window this...
  • Exposing Tea Party Express Co-Founder's Amnesty Ties

    05/15/2014 3:12:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 120 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | Chris Chmielenski
    Sal Russo, co-founder of the Tea Party Express, announced his support for amnesty on Wednesday, reversing his organization’s statement from a year ago that it would not take a position on immigration reform. If you take a look at Russo’s background, this isn’t exactly the revelation that some in the media are making it out to be. What’s interesting, though, is the dichotomy between Russo’s position and the principles of the organization he helped to create. The Tea Party Express bills itself as anti-establishment, but Russo’s immigration proposal is nearly identical to the principles pushed by GOP House Leaders --...
  • Ohio Teen Catches 3-Foot 'River Monster' on Flooded Street

    05/14/2014 6:26:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Daytona Daily News ^ | Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    A video showing a teen catching a three-foot carp with his hands on a flooded street in northern Ohio is going viral Wednesday. Cleveland TV station WKYC reports that 16-year-old Jake Sawyer caught a grass carp estimated to be 3 feet long and weighing 40 pounds. "The neighbors they pointed out, they saw, like bubbles and stuff moving around over here,” Sawyer told WKYC. “Then eventually we saw the fish actually surface and we saw how big it was.” Luke Sawyer shot the video while his brother grabbed the carp, also known as a white amur, with his bare hands...
  • Ohio man who was shot in eye with Taser at traffic stop is suing police

    05/13/2014 9:36:00 PM PDT · by deks · 56 replies
    Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer) ^ | May 11, 2014 | Associated Press
    Last May, Kelly was asleep in the passenger seat when his friend was pulled over for drunken driving on Interstate 71 between Cincinnati and Columbus, according to The Columbus Dispatch. When Ohio State Trooper Bryan Cook woke Kelly, he was startled and began flailing his arms, according to the lawsuit. Fayette County Deputy Clinton Sines then drew his Taser, opened the passenger door and shouted for Cook to get out of the truck and show his hands as he grabbed the back of Kelly's sweatshirt and tried to pull him out, the lawsuit says. The lawsuit says Sines was apparently...
  • The Newest Benghazi Controversy: Political Fundraising

    05/08/2014 9:36:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 8, 2014 | BY LUKE RUSSERT AND CARRIE DANN
    House Speaker John Boehner would not say Thursday if the House GOP’s campaign arm should stop including the Benghazi attacks in fundraising appeals. Asked three times whether the National Republican Congressional Committee should be fundraising based on what they call Democratic obstruction of the Benghazi investigation, Boehner answered only: “Our focus is on getting the answers to those families who lost their loved ones. Period.” An NRCC email sent Wednesday morning included a link to “become a Benghazi watchdog” – which led to a page where supporters can donate cash. A separate website called “BenghaziWatchdogs.com” still contains a link encouraging...
  • Meet the chief prosecutor in the GOP’s Benghazi show trial (Washington Post article)

    05/08/2014 3:17:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/08/2014 | Dana Milbank
    Rep. Trey Gowdy, the tea party Republican tapped to lead the new committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks, made a telling slip Wednesday morning in describing his mission. Asked by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough about the possibility that his panel’s work would continue into the 2016 election campaign, Gowdy replied that “if an administration is slow-walking document production, I can’t end a trial simply because the defense won’t cooperate.” A trial? And the Obama administration is the defense? So much for that “serious investigation” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) promised; his new chairman intends to play prosecutor, proving the administration’s guilt...
  • 700 RETIRED MILITARY SPECIAL OPS TELL CONGRESS TO FORM SELECT COMMITTEE ON BENGHAZI

    05/08/2014 3:40:01 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2013 | Kerry Pickett
    ..... As veterans from all aspects of Special Operations, we have no doubt that there’s a lot more to what happened in Benghazi than President Obama and his Administration are letting on. From the very beginning, he has attempted to mislead and outright lied to the American people about why the attack on September 11th, 2012 happened, how it happened, and what our government did or did not do to save the lives of our patriots abroad,” former Navy SEAL Captain Larry Bailey wrote in a statement to Breitbart News. The representatives from the retired military community want “a full...
  • Cenk Uygur Panics Over Benghazi: 'F You, Move The F On'

    05/06/2014 11:09:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | May 6, 2014 | John Nolte
    <p>The mainstream, media is still trying to figure out how they are going to push back against the recently-announced House Select Committee that will investigate Benghazi.</p> <p>With polls showing that nearly two-thirds of Americans believe Obama engaged in a cover-up and want the investigations to continue, our media -- that from the beginning have fought to protect Obama, Hillary, and to ensure the truth is never known -- are in a tough spot.</p>
  • John Boehner: Benghazi Select Committee 'Not Going To Be A Circus'

    05/07/2014 12:27:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 5-7-14 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    House Speaker John Boehner explained to reporters Wednesday morning that he considers the select committee's investigation into the terrorist attacks in Benghazi a very serious matter. “This is all about getting to the truth. This is not going to be a sideshow. This is not going to be a circus. This is a serious investigation,” Boehner said. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has demanded that, for the sake of fairness, the committee be evenly split between Republicans and Democrats.
  • Unreal: Liberals Threaten to “Assassinate” Trey Gowdy Over Benghazi

    05/07/2014 12:39:38 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 104 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | May 7 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    The truth can be dangerous. Some extremists will go to great lengths to keep the truth from coming out, even if that means threatening harm to United States Congressman Trey Gowdy. Remember, it is Trey Gowdy who will be leading the House Select Committee into what really happened in Benghazi. Liberals fear that Gowdy, a highly successful prosecutor, will uncover the truth. That is exactly why threats of harm have been made against Congressman Gowdy. Liberals want the truth to remain hidden so they can protect Obama and Hillary Clinton from facing the consequences of their actions. POLITICO reports: The...
  • Protecting US Security Personnel: Where the Benghazi and Plame Scandals Connect

    05/07/2014 12:43:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Austin Bay
    Partisan political advantage, gained at the real or potential life-threatening expense of American personnel undertaking high-risk assignments, was the deep moral issue driving prosecutors in the 2005 Valerie Plame name exposure scandal. An even more disturbing and exploitative example of high-level Washington political operatives exposing low-level American field personnel to greater physical risk is the moral issue at the core of the on-going Benghazi scandal. Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said national security concerns drove his pursuit of Bush Administration officials involved in exposing Plame's status as a covert CIA agent. For Fitzgerald, Plame's precise operational status at the time her...