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  • Ohio University Removes Posters for 'Straight Pride' Week

    04/25/2015 3:15:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2015-04-25 | Associated Press
    Posters promoting a "straight pride" week at a northeast Ohio university were removed this week after student leaders determined that the message went beyond free speech. Youngstown State University student government leaders told WKBN-TV they decided to remove the posters after consulting with university officials. The posters were hung around campus earlier this week. They included profanity and promoted the event as a time to not highlight sexual orientation or differences among students. They encouraged students to "go about your day without telling everyone about how 'different' you are."
  • Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release a memoir

    04/24/2015 9:25:16 PM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | DEEPTI HAJELA
    NEW YORK (AP) — When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her — because she was chained and couldn't move that far. Big, heavy chains were a regular part of Berry's life for years as she, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were held captive in a Cleveland home by Ariel Castro before finally escaping in 2013. So were repeated rapes and other abuse.
  • Boehner: Time For Hillary To Turn Her Private Server Over ('She violated the law')

    04/24/2015 1:55:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3 hours ago | By FRANCESCA CHAMBERS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Hillary Clinton should have to turn her computer hardware over to the federal government, House Speaker John Boehner now says, though he hasn't decided yet if he'll take legal action to force her hand. 'She violated the law, and the idea that she was going to use her own server and do official business on it goes against every transparency issue that the President likes to tout,' Boehner told Bloomberg News. The Republican leader said the executive branch 'just can't ignore the fact that there are a lot of public documents on this server that the American people have a...
  • John Boehner May Hold House Vote to Subpoena Hillary Clinton’s Email Server

    04/24/2015 1:05:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, April 23, 2015 | By David Sherfinski -
    House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that the full House may have to vote to subpoena former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email server, as the chairman of the Benghazi investigative committee officially called on her to testify twice to his panel. The invitation by Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican and chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, sets up a test for Mrs. Clinton, the former first lady and newly announced Democratic presidential candidate, whose attorney has said she wants to appear before the committee only once, in public. Mr. Gowdy asked Mrs. Clinton to...
  • Boehner: 'Not a time for excuses' for drone strike that killed two hostages

    04/24/2015 3:35:59 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 24, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Speaker John Boehner called for the Obama administration to provide "all the facts" in the U.S. drone strike that accidentally killed an American and Italian hostage held at an al Qaeda compound. Boehner, R-Ohio, said he also expects House committees to look into the incident. "As President Obama indicated, this is not a time for excuses," Boehner said after offering condolences to the families of American Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian citizen. "The president announced an independent review is under way and that is entirely proper," Boehner said. "We need all the facts for the families,...
  • Ben Carson Endorses Rob Portman's Re-election as Ohio Senator

    04/23/2015 3:07:13 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 20 Apr 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Retired neurosurgeon and likely presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson this weekend endorsed Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's re-election campaign against likely Democratic challenger Ted Strickland. "I want to see Rob Portman re-elected to the U.S. Senate and encourage Ohio voters to join his campaign and keep the Senate in Republican control," said Carson, a spokesman at the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County's annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday night in Cleveland, according to a party press release.
  • Senate Approves a Bill on Changes to Medicare

    04/14/2015 7:06:20 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 108 replies
    New York Times ^ | Tuesday, April 14, 2014 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday approved sweeping changes in the way Medicare pays doctors, clearing the bill for President Obama and resolving an issue that has bedeviled Congress and the Medicare program for more than a decade. The 92-to-8 vote in the Senate, following passage in the House last month by an overwhelming vote of 392 to 37, was a major success for Republicans, who devised a solution to a complex policy problem that had frustrated lawmakers of both parties. Mr. Obama has endorsed the bill, saying it “could help slow health care cost growth.” The bill, drafted in...
  • Ohio Cop Refuses to Resort to Deadly Force: 'I Wanted to Be Absolutely Sure'

    04/20/2015 9:14:39 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | Elizabeth Chuck
    A rookie Ohio cop is being praised for "great restraint and maturity" after he held off using deadly force against a double murder suspect who charged at him, his police chief said. In a confrontation Thursday with a man accused of killing his fiancee and his best friend, New Richmond Police Officer Jesse Kidder is heard on his body-camera video yelling, "No man, I'm not going to do it!" and ordering the suspect to get down on the ground. The suspect rushes toward him shouting, "Shoot me, shoot me!" "Back up!" screams Kidder, holding his gun out. The man finally...
  • Ohio: Muslims cry “racism and bigotry” over cancellation of public school hijab promotion

    04/18/2015 5:19:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/18/15 | Robert Spencer
    This Cincinnati Enquirer report about this controversy is not as bad as it could have been, given the mainstream media’s policy of obfuscating the reality of the global jihad. It is full of the usual nonsense: those who oppose the promotion of Islam in a public school are guilty of “racism” and “bigotry” — charges that would never be leveled at anyone who opposed the promotion of Christianity or Judaism in a public school. Muslims quoted in the story eagerly play the victim as usual, pretending to be the victims of discrimination, with no hint that anyone has any reason...
  • Seventh officer refuses to testify in trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo

    04/17/2015 9:23:55 AM PDT · by redreno · 9 replies
    http://www.cleveland.com ^ | 04/16/2015 | Ida Lieszkovszky
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A seventh police officer invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination Thursday in the voluntary manslaughter trial of fellow Cleveland officer Michael Brelo. Officer Erin O'Donnell, who participated in the Nov. 29, 2012 police chase and shootings that resulted in charges against Brelo, entered the courtroom with her attorney, Mark Stanton. Prosecutors asked her if she had told investigators the "whole story" of what happened on the night of Nov. 29, 2012, at which point O'Donnell invoked her Fifth Amendment right. After brief discussion, Judge John P. O'Donnell agreed that since the officer was present and fired...
  • Ohio public high school hosting “A Covered Girl Challenge,” asking students to wear hijab for a day

    04/16/2015 12:08:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4-16-15 | Robert Spencer
    Mason High School is in Mason, Ohio. Several parents have passed on to me the notice below, which they received from the school. Note that the Muslim Student Association is involved — a group with tie to the Muslim Brotherhood. When is A Cross-Wearer’s Challenge day at Mason High? When is A Yarmulke Wearer’s Challenge day at Mason High? Or is it only Islam that gets this treatment?
  • EPA Clean Power Plan Litigation Begins

    04/16/2015 12:49:39 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 2 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-16-15 | John Eick
    The first major step in what will likely be a long, drawn-out legal process will begin today, April 16. Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear oral arguments from 16 states and a handful of energy companies. The two consolidated cases led by the state of West Virginia and the Ohio-based Murray Energy Corporation seek to prevent EPA from finalizing the already proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP). The two lawsuits contend that EPA cannot legally regulate greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act since –...
  • ISIS-trained man arrested in U.S., DOJ says

    04/16/2015 10:23:50 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 91 replies
    SCRIPPS ^ | 04/16/15 | SCRIPPS
    A Columbus, Ohio man whom the Department of Justice says trained with ISIS in Syria and was planning a terror attack here has been arrested in the U.S., according to reports.
  • Sen. Cruz Joins Amicus Brief Supporting the Right of States to Define Marriage

    04/13/2015 3:03:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | April 9, 2015 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    In our federal system, states should be able to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Friday joined an amicus brief on behalf of 57 members of Congress in support of the right of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The brief was filed in four cases that the Supreme Court will jointly hear on April 28, 2015, in which same-sex couples challenge the marriage laws of Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky, all of which were upheld by the U.S....
  • Liberian boy, 10, has diagnosis of malaria

    04/14/2015 8:57:13 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    The Blade ^ | April 14 2015 | Staff
    Toledo health officials said a 10-year-old Liberian boy suspected Sunday of having Ebola has tested positive for malaria. The boy, who arrived in Toledo with his family about a week ago, will remain in ProMedica Toledo Hospital a few more days, but he can be taken out of isolation, said Dr. David Grossman, Toledo-Lucas County health commissioner. snip Fever is a symptom of malaria, as well as Ebola, so when the child developed a fever Sunday morning local health officials had him transferred to Toledo Hospital for testing. Hospital workers sent the blood test to the Ohio Department of Health...
  • Gov. John Kasich: 'Seriously considering' presidential bid

    04/14/2015 8:16:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/14/2015 | By Alexandra Jaffe
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich insisted Monday that he is "seriously considering" running for president, but first has to answer one question: "Can I win?" That's what he told the Columbus Dispatch in an interview Monday night after speaking to the Detroit Economic Club in Michigan. "I've been serious about this all along, you're just catching on," he said. The comments were the clearest signal yet from the Republican that he could make a play at the White House, but he admitted that he hasn't yet decided "if it's right" to run for president. "The most important [question] is can I...
  • Hillary went unrecognized at an Ohio Chipotle today and I don’t know what it means

    04/14/2015 8:08:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Help me.Hillary Clinton, whose greatest qualification for president is perhaps that she is a) a woman who b) everyone knows, walked into a Chipotle in Maumee, Ohio today and went unrecognized. She was on her way to Iowa in her Van of Populism on her Road Trip of Everyday Americanism. Maybe it was the dark sunglasses. Or maybe she had a certain je ne sais — qui?But nobody took notice of the celebrity in front of the counter. Fellow patrons paid her no more attention than a driver would get from a toll taker.Nor did the restaurant’s staff notice...
  • Ohio zoo: Mom dangling toddler over cheetah pit when he fell (Cleveland, Ohio)

    04/13/2015 3:24:35 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 33 replies
    A woman was dangling her 2-year-old son over a railing at the Cleveland zoo when he fell about 10 feet into a cheetah exhibit, zoo officials said. The toddler’s parents jumped in and pulled him to safety Saturday afternoon. He was treated at a hospital for a few bumps and bruises, said Cleveland Fire Department spokesman Larry Gray. The cheetahs didn’t go toward the boy or his parents, said Chris Kuhar, executive director of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Several eyewitnesses saw the woman holding the child over the railing, Kuhar said in a statement. “While this incident is disturbing to everyone,...
  • Partial building collapse in downtown Cleveland

    04/13/2015 2:14:18 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 15 replies
    19actionnews ^ | 4/13/2015 | VARIOUS
    Partial building collapse in downtown Cleveland, Cleveland Fire crews are on the scene of a partial building collapse on East 6th Street near Vincent Avenue in downtown Cleveland.
  • Congress Will Award Netanyahu With a Bust of Churchill Before His Historic Speech

    03/03/2015 6:30:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/3/15 | Jim Hoft
    Congress dedicated a bust of Winston Churchill, one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century and an honorary American citizen, in a ceremony in the magnificent Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol in 2013. (Daily Signal) In the 1930s, Winston Churchill warned Britain and the Western world about the dangers of Adolf Hitler and Germany. It was the strongest warning ever by a politician! Still, that warning was ignored and millions of Europeans lost their lives. Today Benjamin Netanyahu will warn the West of the perils of a nuclear Islamic Iran. Congressional leaders will give Netanyahu a bust of...
  • Glenn Beck Unloads on GOP Rep. for Voting for John Boehner in Fiery Radio Interview

    01/06/2015 5:49:00 PM PST · by Mozilla · 178 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1.6.15 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck on Tuesday tore into Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) over his decision to vote for John Boehner as speaker of the House, saying he believes Stewart — who has been his friend for years — is losing his soul. Beck asked the congressman whether it was Boehner’s decision to fund Obamacare, his support of the CRomnibus bill, or his decision to continually delay any action in opposing President Barack Obama’s agenda that garnered his support. Stewart said the allegations against Boehner aren’t true, and continued: “I think in the time we have here, we can’t go back and review...
  • Clinton's presidential campaign: world's worst-kept secret ends Sunday - aboard flight to Iowa

    04/12/2015 2:09:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Guardian ^ | April 12, 2015 | Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington and Lauren Gambino in New York
    Hillary Clinton is prepared to formally declare her intention to run for president on Sunday, ending years of speculation over her ambitions to return to the White House as the first female president of the United States. The political world’s worst-kept secret will officially escape out into the wild shortly before noon Eastern time with the launch of Clinton’s campaign website. As the Guardian first reported early Friday, the former secretary of state is scheduled to announce her second presidential candidacy on Twitter – alongside simultaneous video and email messages – while aboard a plane from New York to the...
  • Unions fight to preserve Obama’s immigration actions, their members

    04/11/2015 10:50:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2015
    Two of the country’s most powerful and politically influential labor unions are backing President Obama in the recent court challenge to his 2014 executive action on illegal immigration, saying they support the president’s effort because "undocumented workers" need more workplace protection and their participation helps the U.S. economy. The AFL-CIO and the National Education Association on Monday each filed so-called amicus briefs in a federal appeals court case in which Texas and 26 other states are challenges the president’s 2014 memorandum on illegal immigration. The memorandum essentially expands work authorization and delayed-deportation programs for illegal immigrants. And it provides similar...
  • Six natural gas plants under construction in Ohio to replace coal generators

    04/11/2015 9:59:23 AM PDT · by thackney · 52 replies
    Utility Dive ^ | April 10, 201 | Robert Walton
    Ohio's energy mix is about to change, the Cleveland Plain Dealer points out, with six gas-fired plants on the drawing board and older coal-fired generation set to retire. The accelerated retirement of many coal plants is a nationwide trend, driven by low natural gas prices and EPA pollution regulations. About 60,000 MW of coal fired generators are expected to be offline by 2020, according to the EIA, due largely to the EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), and, once it is finalized, the carbon regulations under the Clean Power Plan. The state is also wrestling with energy efficiency standards,...
  • Ohio Officials Propose Funding a Plant for Fiat Chrysler in Toledo

    04/10/2015 7:48:26 AM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09 April 2015 | Christina Rogers
    State and local officials in Ohio are proposing to fund a new factory for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in Toledo, an unusual incentive that would require hundreds of millions in financing, according to people familiar with the plans. The proposed plan is the latest attempt by public officials in the state to secure production of the iconic Jeep Wrangler, which has been built in Toledo for decades. Negotiations on the plan are continuing between officials and the auto maker, and other financing proposals are on the table, the people said. Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne has said the next...
  • John Switzer commentary: Serpent Mound continues to confound

    04/08/2015 10:00:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | Sunday April 5, 2015 | John Switzer
    There’s something new about the very old Great Serpent Mound, the earthen snake effigy that stretches a quarter of a mile along the terrain in Adams County in southern Ohio... What is new about Serpent Mound is that it might be far more ancient than currently thought. Some archaeologists have recently discovered evidence that it was constructed around 300 B.C. by the Adena culture. That contrasts with the prevailing school of thought that it is about 920 years old and was built by the Fort Ancient culture... For instance, the massive head of the snake effigy points to where the...
  • Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania Voters Back Marijuana, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds

    04/06/2015 9:30:12 AM PDT · by Ken H · 64 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | April 06, 2015 | n/a
    Voters in three critical swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, support legalization of medical marijuana by margins of 5-1 or more and also support legalization of recreational marijuana use by smaller margins, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Support for medical marijuana is 84 - 14 percent in Florida, 84 - 15 percent in Ohio and 88 - 10 percent in Pennsylvania, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. The Swing State Poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no candidate has won the presidential race without taking at least two of these...
  • Major utility to begin closing down power plants next month

    04/06/2015 3:55:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/6/15 | John Siciliano
    One of the country's largest coal utilities will begin closing power plants next month in four states, as strict federal environmental regulations begin to kick in. The company, American Electric Power, made the announcement in a notice advising employees at the electricity stations that it plans to close six power plants in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana, according to news reports. The company said it plans to shutter as much as 6,000 megawatts of power plant capacity in seven states by the start of 2016. The closures were planned as far back as 2011 to comply with new pollution...
  • John Boehner in Israel: ‘The world is on fire’

    04/02/2015 6:01:11 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/2/15 5:36 AM EDT | Jake Sherman
    In an exclusive interview, the House speaker offers a blistering critique of U.S. policy in the Mideast. JERUSALEM — John Boehner thinks the “world is on fire.” And America isn’t doing nearly enough to stamp it out. “I wouldn’t have believed that I would be involved in as much foreign policy as I am today,” Boehner said in his hotel near Jerusalem’s Old City. “And it certainly isn’t by choice. It’s just that the world is on fire. And I don’t think enough Americans or enough people in the administration understand how serious the problems that we’re facing in the...
  • Great White Hope: Why Some Dems Are Moving Right: Democrats have been losing ground in Midwest

    04/01/2015 3:31:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/01/2015 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    Republicans are debating whether their path to the presidency in 2016 runs through the blue-collar Rust Belt states, or the demographically changing new South and Sunbelt states. For Democrats looking to retake the Senate, however, the formula is more clear-cut: Win back white working-class voters, or be consigned to a longer-term minority. Most of the Senate battlegrounds run through the Midwest—Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio—along with New Hampshire, which carries demographic similarities with those older, whiter Great Lakes states. To defeat the vulnerable Republican incumbents, Democrats have a challenging task ahead: Making inroads with blue-collar voters, who have been stubbornly resistant...
  • IRS’s Lois Lerner won’t be charged with contempt

    04/01/2015 1:10:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration informed House Speaker John A. Boehner this week it will not prosecute former IRS executive Lois G. Lerner for contempt of Congress, concluding that she did not waive her Fifth Amendment rights to avoid answering questions when she was called to testify nearly two years ago. Ms. Lerner, the figure at the center of the IRS’s tea party targeting scandal, is still facing investigation over the intrusive scrutiny of conservative groups, but the decision by U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen not to pursue the contempt charge approved by the U.S. House does away with at least some of...
  • Ted Cruz needs to be more understanding of those less fortunate than him: Letter to the Editor

    04/01/2015 12:26:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | April 1, 2015 | James Mosher
    The article about Sen. Ted Cruz and the start of his White House run ("Ted Cruz announces campaign for president," Plain Dealer, March 23) reveals the sad state of America's fading hope for a sane future. No sane future without sane leaders, in all branches of government. To think of an individual who truly believes that "God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe that God is not done with Americans" is a statement of ignorance, not a sane vision. The original people who lived on this land before the light skinned...
  • Ohio Judge: There Will Be No Mentioning Of The Constitution Here

    03/31/2015 5:20:23 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 101 replies
    http://truthvoice.com/ ^ | March 23 2015 | Staff
    Today in a pre-trial hearing, an Ohio judge casually agreed with a motion filed by a prosecutor asking to ban a defendant from bringing up the United States Constitution or the constitutionality of the law under which he is charged with a crime. Judge Catherine Barber (or Kathryn Barber), a retired judge filling in for the Xenia Municipal Judge Michael Murray stated “there will be no mentioning of the Constitution” and then laughed when the defendant claimed that uttering words on a public sidewalk constitutes free speech. (The audio of the hearing can be found here: http://bambuser.com/v/5372976). This was in...
  • Boehner Delegation Meets With Saudi Leaders on ISIL & Iranian-Backed Violence

    03/31/2015 2:52:11 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Speaker.gov ^ | March 31, 2015 | Speaker Boehner's Press Office
    RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and a delegation of senior committee leaders were in Saudi Arabia’s capital on Tuesday to continue a series of visits with key allies in the Middle East. In meetings with Saudi Interior Minister Mohammad bin Naif and Saudi Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, lawmakers expressed appreciation for the historic partnership between the two countries. Talks focused on our efforts to address the threats posed by ISIL and Iran’s rising influence in the region. Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of Arab states in a campaign against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen....
  • Poll: Clinton's Margin Narrows in Key Swing States

    03/31/2015 11:53:22 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 13 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 31, 2015 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Voters in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania question the former secretary of state’s trustworthiness and honesty, according to a new Quinnipiac University survey taken after the controversy surrounding Clinton’s use of a private email server for government communications. Her favorability ratings are down in all three states. Pennsylvania, a key state that has been elusive for Republicans recently, could be competitive this cycle, with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul narrowly topping Clinton, 45 percent-44 percent. Clinton beats Bush by six percentage points, Walker by five and Rubio by four in the Keystone State.
  • Juan Williams: Boehner’s Trip to Israel is Racist

    03/31/2015 4:02:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 52 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Juan Williams: Boehner’s Trip to Israel is RacistPosted By Daniel Greenfield On March 31, 2015 @ 1:03 am In The Point | No Comments “Something something racist.” A Democratic argument from 2008 to 2016.Juan Williams is back and he wants you to know that Boehner’s trip to Israel is racist. Also all trips are racist. And all planes. Especially white planes. The real issue here is the way Boehner is recklessly sowing division along party lines on Israel. He is also — intentionally or not — heightening the silent but simmering racial tensions that increasingly divide Americans on the subject.The...
  • ISIL & Iranian Influence Are Focus of Boehner Delegation Visit to Iraq (now in Kuwait)

    03/31/2015 10:36:59 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Speaker.gov ^ | March 31, 2015 | Speaker Boehner's Press Office
    KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT – During a visit to Iraq on Monday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and senior lawmakers met with the country’s leaders and our ambassador and commanders on the ground to assess efforts to defeat ISIL and combat Iran’s rising influence. In Baghdad, the delegation met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Speaker of the Council of Representatives of Iraq Salim al-Jabouri. Lawmakers also met with U.S. Ambassador Stuart Jones and Lt. General James L. Terry, commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. Similar to the delegation’s visit to Jordan, discussions in Baghdad focused on Iran’s rising...
  • The Republican road to the White House runs through Israel

    03/30/2015 8:19:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Japan Today / Thomson Reuters ^ | March 30, 2015 | Keith Koffler
    As Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex) announced last week that he was running for president, his Virginia audience cheered. He dropped applause line after applause line on some 10,000 students at Liberty University, which bills itself as the largest Christian university in the world. Cruz riffed, unimaginatively, on an “imagine” theme, asking the young audience to “imagine a president” who would repeal Obamacare and perform other feats. There was applause throughout. But one line prompted the students to erupt into a roaring, 30-second, standing ovation: “Instead of a president who boycotts Prime Minister Netanyahu, imagine a president who stands unapologetically with...
  • Several arrested, charged in attack on employees at Parma Chuck E. Cheese

    PARMA, Ohio — Parma police say they’ve arrested several people in connection with the March attack of several employees at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant. **Watch surveillance video of the attack in the player above** Jermele L. Barkley, 35, of Cleveland, and Albert W. Brown, 41, of Lorain, surrendered to police Tuesday morning and are being held in Parma jail. Both will have their initial appearance at 12:30 p.m. today. Chakara L. Watts, 22, of Cleveland, has also been charged. She was arrested last week, and her case was bound over to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office for charges. Police...
  • Boehner makes stop in Baghdad (on way to Israel)

    03/30/2015 9:01:02 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/30/15 12:12 PM EDT | Jesse Byrnes
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) traveled to Baghdad on Monday, where he met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to discuss the political and security situation there, according to the prime minister's office. In another meeting with Speaker Salim al-Jabouri, Boehner affirmed support for Iraq's democratic system and discussed the shared U.S. determination to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to a parliamentary statement provided to The Hill by a local journalist. The Speaker's visit with a congressional delegation comes as local forces, including Iranian-backed Shiite militias, work to retake the city of Tikrit, about 100 miles northwest...
  • Roby on CODEL: ‘I want the people of Israel to know we stand with them’

    03/30/2015 2:44:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Yellowhammer ^ | March 29, 2015 at 1:54 pm CDT
    MANCHESTER, UK — Alabama congresswoman Martha Roby is currently with eight of her colleagues, including House Speaker John Boehner, on a CODEL (congressional delegation trip) reinforcing the need for strong American leadership in the world, including in the fight to defeat ISIS. The CODEL began with British allies in Manchester, U.K., where more than 70 years ago General George S. Patton and the Third Army were stationed prior to the Normandy invasion. The delegation then traveled to Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently won re-election at a time of heightened tensions between Netanyahu’s government and the Obama administration over...
  • CODELs: Boehner to Israel, McCarthy to Tunisia, Pelosi to Asia

    03/30/2015 1:28:47 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4:08 p.m. March 30 | Emma Dumain
    Not everybody gets to travel overseas during the two-week House recess — just ask Louie Gohmert. However, many of those lawmakers who are participating in high-profile congressional delegations, or CODELs, will come back to Capitol Hill armed with new insights into some of the biggest policy issues facing Congress this year. Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, is leading a delegation that will culminate in a meeting in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who just won re-election and addressed a joint meeting of Congress earlier this month. According to readouts from the speaker’s office, the group started out in Manchester,...
  • King receives US senators’ delegation (McConnell in Jordan)

    03/30/2015 9:45:57 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Petra ^ | March 30, 2015
    Amman - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Monday, received a delegation of US senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The meeting reviewed ways to strengthen Jordan-US relations in various fields, and the latest regional and international developments. His Majesty the King expressed his appreciation for the United States' efforts to support Jordan in dealing with various challenges facing the region, and the aid that the US provided to the Kingdom, which helps Jordan implement its comprehensive and development plans and programs. The meeting tackled the latest developments in the Middle East, particularly endeavors to combat the threat...
  • King, U.S lawmakers discuss Mideast, ties (Boehner delegation in Jordan)

    03/30/2015 9:18:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    AMMONNEWS ^ | 3/29/2015 6:02:57 PM
    His Majesty King Abdullah II received on Sunday, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, John Boehner, and his accompanying delegation to discuss Middle East issues. The meeting, which was attended by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah and His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein, dealt with Jordanian-US ties and ways to enhance these, especially in political and economic fields, in addition to regional and international developments, top of which are efforts to combat terrorism and extremist ideology and achieve peace in the region. The King said efforts should be ramped up to fend off the threat of...
  • BOEHNER: OBAMA’S ‘ANIMOSITY’ TOWARD NETANYAHU IS ‘REPREHENSIBLE

    03/30/2015 7:12:55 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 29 Mar 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said the Obama administration’s obvious “animosity,” towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s is “reprehensible.” Defending Netanyahu’s heavily criticized comment that a two-state solution is not likely to happen soon Boehner said, “Well, he doesn’t have a partner. How do you have a two-state solution when you don’t have a partner in that solution, when you don’t have a partner for peace, when you’ve got a — when the other state is vowing to wipe you off the face of the earth?” Boehner added, “I think the animosity exhibited...
  • In Jordan, Boehner Delegation Discussions Focus on Iranian-Backed Violence, Growing Terrorist Threat

    03/30/2015 6:58:44 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Speaker.gov ^ | March 30, 2015 | Speaker Boehner's Press Office
    AMMAN, JORDAN – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and a delegation of senior lawmakers met with His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday during a visit to Jordan where talks focused on Iranian-backed violence in the region and the growing terrorist threat. King Abdullah hosted the delegation for a luncheon at Beit al-Urdun Palace. Lawmakers also met with U.S. Ambassador Alice Wells, Nasser Judeh, Jordan’s Foreign Minister, as well as senior embassy officials. Discussions focused on two major trends in the region: the violence caused by Iran’s allies and proxies, and the spreading of the terrorist threat. There was also...
  • Boehner: Iran has 'no intention' of keeping its word on nuclear deal

    03/29/2015 3:56:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Dominic Rushe
    Speaker slams Obama, says Iran has ‘never kept their word about anything’Promises new sanctions will ‘come quickly’ if no agreement reached House Speaker John Boehner says Iran has ‘no intention’ of adhering to a nuclear deal. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Dominic Rushe in New York @dominicru Sunday 29 March 2015 10.34 EDT Last modified on Sunday 29 March 2015 13.13 EDT
  • Iran will not abide by nuclear agreement: House speaker Boehner

    03/29/2015 7:17:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/29/2015 16:58
    House Speaker John Boehner said Iran would not hold up its end of any agreement over its nuclear program, and that he was ready to ratchet up sanctions on the country if needed. Boehner said on CNN's state of the union that Iran's leaders "have no intention of keeping their word," and the fact that they are even negotiating is evidence current sanctions on Iran are working. Boehner opposes an agreement the Obama administration and other countries are negotiating to try to convince Iran to curtail its nuclear program in return for an easing of economic sanctions.
  • Boehner: Obama treatment of Netanyahu 'reprehensible'

    03/29/2015 7:13:28 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2015, 09:58 am | Jesse Byrnes
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) blasted President Obama on Sunday for his treatment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "I think the animosity exhibited by our administration toward the prime minister of Israel is reprehensible," Boehner said on CNN's "State of the Union." "And I think the pressure they've put on him over the last four or five years have frankly pushed him to the point where he had to speak up," Boehner added. Boehner's remarks came when asked about criticism from Obama and the White House over Netanyahu's pre-election comments on the Palestinian state and Arab Israeli citizens. Boehner, who...
  • PM Netanyahu at Cabinet: I just met US Senate Republican leader McConnell.

    03/29/2015 4:16:30 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    twitter.com/IsraeliPM/ ^ | 47 minutes ago | Benjamin Netanyahu
    PM Netanyahu at Cabinet: I just met US Senate Republican leader McConnell. Over the weekend I spoke with US Senate Democratic leader Reid. » I heard from both of them about strong and continuing bipartisan support for Israel and of course this is very important. » I expressed our concern over the agreement formulated with Iran in the nuclear talks, which appears to confirm all of our concerns and more» Even as meetings proceed on this dangerous agreement, Iran's proxies in Yemen are overrunning large sections of that country, » and are attempting to seize control of the strategic Bab-el-Mandeb...