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  • Donald Trump: I'll Change Denali Back to Mount McKinley

    09/01/2015 12:05:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 85 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Benjamin Bell and Ali Weinberg
    Donald Trump, apparently assuming he will secure the White House, tweeted on Monday evening that he would reverse the decision announced by President Obama to change the name of Alaska's Mount McKinley back to the traditional name Denali, saying it is an affront to the Buckeye State.
  • Gender neutral bathrooms have Troy parents picking sides (Troy, Ohio)

    08/31/2015 6:42:59 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    wdtn.com ^ | August 31 2015 | Beairshelle Edmé
    Bathrooms are the center of a major debate in Troy after the school district’s superintendent announced in a message there will be a gender-neutral bathroom in every school. 2 NEWS observed over the weekend several Troy residents chiming in on Facebook about Herman’s message. --- However, the main factor is the federal law, Title IX. Often, people think of that when it comes to equality in athletics. The mandates of the law have expanded since the ’70s when it was first enacted; the law was challenged in 2013, specifically on gender identity. The U.S. Department of Education announced last year...
  • Obama is accused of ´constitutional over-reach and ´insulting all Ohioans´ by ditching former

    08/31/2015 11:40:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Daily Mail & Associated Press ^ | 8/31/15 | Snejana Farberov
    A group of Ohio Republicans and Democrats have finally found something to agree on: they are vehemently opposed to President Barack Obama’s renaming of the country´s highest peak from Mount McKinley to Denali. The president is expected to make the long-awaited name change official during his trip to Alaska, where he is expected to arrive this afternoon to take part in a climate change summit. Rep. Bob Gibbs, a Republican from Ohio, released a statement saying that for nearly a century, the majestic peak has been a testament to President William McKinley´s ´years of service to our country.’ McKinley, a...
  • Video: ‘You Made Direct Eye Contact With Me,’ Ohio Officer Tells Driver During Traffic Stop

    When a police officer in Dayton, Ohio, handed John Felton a warning for a traffic signal violation, Felton asked whether was stopped for something besides having out-of-state plates, according to a video of the conversation posted on Facebook. “Because you made direct eye contact with me and held onto it when I was passing you,” the officer replied in the video. ... Felton grew up in Ohio but now lives in Michigan. His car has a Michigan license plate. He told WKEF the officer followed his car about two miles and originally said he’d committed a minor traffic offense —...
  • Report: John Boehner Shocks at Fundraiser by What He Calls Ted Cruz: ‘I About Fell on the Floor’

    08/29/2015 8:56:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 27, 2015
    Report: John Boehner Shocks at Fundraiser by What He Calls Ted Cruz: ‘I About Fell on the Floor’ Aug. 27, 2015 Speaker John Boehner shocked attendees of a Colorado fundraiser Wednesday night by referring to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as a “jacka**,” two people at the event told The Daily Caller. The Ohio Republican, who has come under fire from hard-line conservatives within his party, said he was happy Cruz was campaigning for president because it keeps the “jacka**” out of Washington, The Daily Caller reported. “I don’t think it’s terribly speaker-like, and I think it kind of goes against...
  • Trump, Carson in close fight in Iowa poll

    08/29/2015 8:45:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 63 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | August 29, 23015 | Mark Hensch
    The Bloomberg/Des Moines Register survey released on Saturday finds that the two are tied in Iowa caucus-goer support when voters’ first and second choices for the Republican coronation are combined. Each is the first or second choice of 32 percent of respondents. Trump won the poll overall, getting 23 percent support. Carson comes in second at 18 percent. The next-closest competitors are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at 8 percent each. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are tied for fifth place with 6 percent support each. After them is Carly Fiorina...
  • Graham: Kasich 'not ready' for presidency

    08/29/2015 10:20:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Hill ^ | August 29, 2015 - 10:00 AM EDT | Rebecca Shabad
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich is “not ready to be Commander in Chief” because of his stance on spending cuts for the U.S. military, GOP presidential rival Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told New Hampshire voters Friday. “John Kasich is a good friend of mine,” Graham said, according to Time , before adding, “He said he has no problem with sequestration.” Graham told voters that sequestration hurts U.S. national security. “As the enemy increases in its ability, our approach is to disarm,” Graham said. “If the next president doesn’t understand that the cuts are killing us, in terms of defending ourselves, you’re...
  • Confederate Flag Love Still Super Strong in Ohio

    08/29/2015 7:38:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Scene ^ | Thu, Aug 27, 2015 | Sam Allard
    The 12,000-strong city of Bucyrus, Ohio, down near Mansfield, will host a "Confederate Flag Pride Parade" on Saturday. The Port Clinton News-Herald reports that roughly 50 vehicles are expected to participate, and that city leaders are expecting neither disruption nor significant changes in traffic volume. Event organizers didn't exactly echo the "heritage not hate" refrain of Confederate Flag supporters nationwide. One told the News-Herald that the flag is "not racist at all," that it's "just another red, white and blue flag," a "military thing." He said that organizers in Bucyrus had been trying to assemble a parade before, but couldn't...
  • Ex-Lawyer Accused of Hypnotizing Women Charged in Ohio

    08/29/2015 1:46:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 29, 2015 | JOHN SEEWER Associated Press
    A former Cleveland-area attorney accused of hypnotizing women for his sexual pleasure has been charged with kidnapping, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition following an investigation that began last fall. Michael Fine was taken into custody Friday afternoon and charged with 27 counts before being released on bond, according to sheriff's records. Police in the northeast Ohio village of Sheffield began investigating Fine after two women told investigators they believed they'd been hypnotized after losing track of time and being unable to recall meetings and phone calls with Fine. Police said they later recorded Fine using explicit language while...
  • Confederate Flag-Vest-Wearing Ohio Police Chief Won’t Apologize

    08/28/2015 4:20:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Root ^ | Aug. 28 2015 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Port Clinton, Ohio, Police Chief Robert Hickman was seen in photos wearing a Confederate flag vest while on vacation in South Dakota.An Ohio police chief isn’t really addressing the controversy that has unfolded since he was seen in photos wearing a Confederate flag vest while vacationing in South Dakota, WKYC reports. Port Clinton Police Chief Robert Hickman said that he doesn’t “look at the Confederate flag as a racist symbol,” with some residents defending him, saying he doesn’t have a “racist bone” in his body. “I think he was just wearing a shirt,” Port Clinton resident Bryan Meek told the...
  • 'It's just wrong': Walker defends Cruz from Boehner 'jackass' attack

    08/28/2015 11:31:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2015 | Al Weaver
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came to the aid of Sen. Ted Cruz Friday after reports that Speaker of the House John Boehner called him a "jackass" during a fundraiser. Appearing on "The Hugh Hewitt Show," the Republican presidential hopeful called Boehner's reported Wednesday night statement "just wrong." Boehner made the comments at a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, according to the Daily Caller. "I think it's just wrong," Walker said. "Even though I don't know Sen. Cruz as well as I know some of the governors, I've grown to know him and like him and admire him...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channel’s Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fool’s Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitano’s core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • Donald Trump trounces GOP field, Biden leads general election match-ups (Quinnipiac)

    08/27/2015 11:51:03 AM PDT · by xzins · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    The Quinnipiac University poll, released Thursday, also shows Donald Trump smashing the GOP presidential competition garnering 28% support from registered Republican voters in the 17-member field. The real estate mogul's closest competitor is retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who tallies 12%. Just 7% said they would vote for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a record low since November 2013. Those results show just how far both Trump -- now the Republican front-runner -- and Bush -- the old one -- have come. Bush led national polls for much of the first half of 2015, but was quickly dislodged by Trump, after...
  • Abortion and Down Syndrome [Zot!]

    08/25/2015 10:31:30 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/25/15 | Editorial Board
    It is tempting to dismiss the latest anti-choice salvo from Ohio lawmakers, which would criminalize abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, as a blatantly unconstitutional ploy that would never be enforced. That would be a mistake. The bill stands a disturbingly good chance of approval this fall by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature A similar bill passed in North Dakota in 2013 bans abortions on the grounds of fetal genetic anomalies, including Down syndrome. The law has not yet been enforced — under existing Supreme Court precedent it is hard to see how it could be — but...
  • Young Buckeyes fan worried heart surgery at Michigan would convert him

    08/27/2015 11:35:43 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 08/27/2015 | staff
    --SNIP-- In an announcement revealing the successful implementation of a new tool in battling heart defects, the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital also passed along an amazing anecdote. It turns out one of its patients was a 10-year-old Toledo boy named Ivan Applin, who roots for Ohio State. According to his mother, Jennifer, young Ivan had a concern about trusting his heart to just anyone. “He asked if the Michigan doctors were going to make his heart love the University of Michigan instead of Ohio State
  • Trump Leads in NH

    08/26/2015 6:28:43 PM PDT · by LS · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/26/2015
    PPP New Hampshire: Trump 35%, Kasich 11, Fiorina 10, Bush and Walker 7, Carson 6, Cruz 4
  • POLL: MIKE HUCKABEE TAKES SECOND TO DONALD TRUMP

    08/26/2015 10:28:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26,2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee is doing quite well according to two national polls conducted after the first GOP presidential primary debate. One poll has Huckabee in second place behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and another poll has Huckabee listed with the highest favorability rating among 15 GOP presidential candidates; however, former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson takes the highest net favorability rating when comparing the results in totality. A Reuters-Ipsos poll conducted August 21-25 has Huckabee in second behind Trump – the only two candidates with double digits in that poll: Donald Trump – 30.1 percent Mike Huckabee –...
  • NEW NATIONAL POLL: DONALD TRUMP HAS BIGGEST LEAD EVER WITH CARSON A DISTANT 2ND…(40% to Bush 10%)

    08/26/2015 10:19:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 342 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    A new national poll out today by OANN and Gravis Marketing has Trump up to 40%, his YUGEST lead ever over his Republican contenders. Here’s how each candidate rated: oann_trump_forty While Carson’s lead more than doubled, he’s still a distant second place with the rest of the GOP field behind him. Not that Jeb lost a bit as both Cruz and Fiorina gained. Here’s the info on the poll: Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 3,567 registered voters across the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2%....
  • Trent Lott endorses John Kasich for president

    08/25/2015 11:04:12 AM PDT · by massmike · 72 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 08/25/2015 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich collected another endorsement from a prominent Southern Republican on Tuesday. Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott pledged his support to the governor, and will serve as a national co-chair on Kasich's campaign. Lott, 73, spent 35 years in Congress from Mississippi's delegation, and rose through the ranks of GOP leadership in the Senate to secure the top spot. His colleagues ousted him from that position after he made comments praising former South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond, who ran as a "Dixiecrat" for president in 1948. Thurmond's states' rights platform challenged the civil rights movement of the...
  • Donald Trump up 24 points in New Hampshire: Poll

    08/25/2015 10:58:12 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 24 August 2015 | By David Sherfinski
    Donald Trump has raced out to a huge lead against the rest of the 2016 Republican presidential field in the early-voting state of New Hampshire, according to a poll released Tuesday that showed him more than tripling the support of his closest competitor. Mr. Trump was the first choice of 35 percent of GOP primary voters in the Granite State, followed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 11 percent and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina at 10 percent, according to the survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling.
  • Donald Trump is blowing everyone else out of the water in 2 key states (Poll: NH 35% and SC 30% )

    08/25/2015 9:06:17 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 91 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 25, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump is dominating in two key early-primary states, according to new polls of the states released Tuesday. A new Public Policy Polling poll of Republican primary voters in New Hampshire found that the real-estate mogul is far ahead of the competition, with 35% saying that they would vote for Trump if the primary were held today. The closest opponent was Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), who garnered 11%. "This is by far the best we’ve found Donald Trump doing anywhere during his entire surge,” Dean Debnam, the president of Public Policy Polling... The results were similar to a Monmouth...
  • Trump Way Ahead in New Hampshire; Sanders Leads Clinton

    08/25/2015 8:19:32 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 17 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/25/15 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new New Hampshire poll finds Donald Trump in the strongest position of any poll we've done anywhere since he entered the race. Trump laps the Republican field with 35% to 11% for John Kasich, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 7% each for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 6% for Ben Carson, 4% each for Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and 3% for Rand Paul. Candidates falling outside the top ten in the state are Rick Perry at 2%, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rick Santorum at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal all at less...
  • Prosecutors: Boys taken from US custody, put to work at farm

    08/24/2015 6:31:33 AM PDT · by EBH · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 8/23/2015 | Mitch Stacey
    MARION, Ohio (AP) — The thousand-mile journey to the Texas border was supposed to bring the Guatemalan teenagers to a better life. Instead, it was the beginning of a terrible ordeal: prosecutors say they were fraudulently plucked from U.S. custody by conspirators posing as friends or family who forced them to work as virtual slaves. As the country's immigration system was being overwhelmed by an unprecedented flow of unaccompanied children fleeing unrest in Central America, prosecutors said one of their countrymen orchestrated the scheme to force them to work on egg farms in Ohio. U.S. immigration policy dictates that unaccompanied...
  • JOHN KASICH’S OBAMACARE MEDICAID EXPANSION SLAMMED AT OHIO AFP EVENT

    08/24/2015 5:45:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Aug 2015 | SARAH RUMPF
    Kasich’s decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare—a move that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled was optional and up to state discretion—is a sore subject for fiscal conservatives and led to him being, not just left out of an event held in his backyard, but attacked by several of the event’s speakers, including former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and AFP President Tim Phillips. Obamacare critics do not like how the law allows Medicaid, originally enacted as a safety net to provide health coverage for poor mothers and children, to be expanded to cover able-bodied, working-age adults. Federal funds cover the costs...
  • Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortion if Down Syndrome Is Reason

    08/23/2015 9:15:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/23/2015 | By TAMAR LEWIN
    CLEVELAND — Opening a new front in the abortion wars, abortion opponents are pushing Ohio to make it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion if a woman is terminating her pregnancy to avoid having a baby with Down syndrome. The legislature is expected to approve the measure this fall because lawmakers endorsed by the National Right to Life Committee, which supports the bill, make up more than two-thirds of both houses. Gov. John R. Kasich, a Republican who is running for president, opposes abortion but has not yet taken a position on this bill. Since his election in...
  • Hundreds protest outside East Side Planned Parenthood (Ohio)

    08/23/2015 8:38:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | August 23, 2015 | Holly Zachariah
    At 25 weeks pregnant, registered nurse Aubrie Drayer stood on an East Side street corner on Saturday, took the microphone and told several hundred people gathered there that her baby isn’t for sale. She pointed to the Planned Parenthood clinic behind her on E. Main Street and referenced videos that purport to show that the national organization is profiting from the sale of tissue from aborted fetuses. “As a mother, I grieve over what happens at this place,” she said. “When I think of the baby that I am carrying, I think of love and hope. But when Planned Parenthood...
  • Ted Cruz gets enthusiastic greeting at Americans for Prosperity event

    08/22/2015 9:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | 7:49 p.m. Saturday, August 22, 2015 | The Associated Press
    COLUMBUS, OHIO — Texas’ Sen. Ted Cruz was the hands-down favorite of the Americans for Prosperity annual summit in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend, if the number and volume of ovations during the speeches of five presidential candidates who addressed the annual convention of tea party activists was the measure. The reception to former Gov. Rick Perry’s energetic appearance at the event was somewhat muted by the fact that he was its very last speaker. At the other end of the spectrum was former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a newcomer to events financed by conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch. Bush...
  • Bush works hard to win support from tea party, Koch Brothers, wins polite applause

    08/22/2015 7:16:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | August 21, 2015 | Thomas Beaumont, The Associated Press
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Casting himself as a tax-cutting, passionate government reformer, Jeb Bush drew merely polite applause Friday from thousands of the nation's most-active tea party conservatives gathered at the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers' summit. Only when the Republican presidential candidate wrapped up his 20-minute speech by calling for a military buildup did the more than 3,000 conservatives from around the nation join in a sustained cheer for Bush, a familiar face in American politics but a newcomer in front of the tea party crowd. "I promise you, if I'm elected president of the United States, I will restore the...
  • Cruz Outshines Bush at Americans for Prosperity Summit

    08/22/2015 4:23:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the hands-down favorite of the Americans for Prosperity annual summit in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend, if the number and volume of ovations during the speeches of five presidential candidates who addressed the annual convention of tea party activists was the measure. At the other end of the spectrum was former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a newcomer to events financed by conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch. Bush was attending his first national conference of Americans for Prosperity and was greeted with respectful but restrained applause by a group that rose essentially out of Republican dissatisfaction...
  • Cruz outshines Bush at Americans for Prosperity summit

    08/22/2015 4:26:42 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 13 replies
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the hands-down favorite of the Americans for Prosperity annual summit in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend, if the number and volume of ovations during the speeches of five presidential candidates who addressed the annual convention of tea party activists was the measure.
  • BIG CHANGES FOR 9 CANDIDATES IN 'BIRTHRIGHT' RATING

    08/22/2015 3:25:13 PM PDT · by Nep Nep · 30 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Fri, Aug 21st 2015 @ 11:08 am EDT | Roy Beck
    BUSH: changed Rating from No Action to VERY HARMFULCARSON: from No Action to VERY GOODCHRISTIE: from No Action to GOODCRUZ: from No Action to VERY GOODFIORINA: from Unhelpful to VERY HARMFULJINDAL: from No Action to VERY GOODPERRY: from No Action to UNHELPFULRUBIO: from No Action to VERY HARMFULTRUMP: from No Action to EXCELLENTIn addition, the following candidates stuck with the positions (and Ratings) that they had previously staked out. (Santorum and Paul deserve special recognition for taking strong stands long before Trump stirred the media's interest this past week.)EXCELLENT: SantorumVERY GOOD: Paul1st STEPS: GrahamNO POSITION: Chaffee, WalkerUNHELPFUL: Biden, Clinton, Sanders,...
  • Top Boehner health aide leaving for lobbying firm (sister of StemExpress CEO—PP baby parts merchant)

    08/22/2015 1:26:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/15 11:57 AM EDT | Peter Sullivan
    Charlotte Ivancic, Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) top health policy aide, is leaving his office to join the lobbying firm Tarplin, Downs & Young, the firm announced Wednesday. Ivancic led the negotiations for Boehner on the repeal of Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate this year. The elimination of the annual Washington headache of automatic cuts to doctors under Medicare, after negotiations with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was a significant achievement. […] Tarplin, Downs & Young was founded in 2006 by former Republican healthcare staffers in the Bush administration and on Capitol Hill. It also has former Democratic staffers. …
  • Boehner Aide, Sister of CEO Aborted Baby Parts, Resigns to Join Lobbying Firm

    08/22/2015 1:23:56 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Charlotte Ivancic -- the older sister of Cate Dyer who runs the biotech company StemExpress, and who discussed and laughed about shipping “intact” aborted baby parts in an undercover video released on Friday – is leaving her position as the health policy adviser to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to go to work for the lobbying firm Tarplin, Downs & Young. The resignation of Ivancic--who worked for Boehner and as legal counsel to the House Budget Committee–was announced on August 5, as reported in The Hill. In late July, StemExpress and its founder and CEO, Cate Dyer, were mentioned in...
  • Trump Joins Kasich as the Anti–Anti–Gay-Marriage Candidate

    08/21/2015 9:44:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/21/2015 | Maggie Gallagher
    Even as the Phillips family is struggling for financial existence against punishing government fines for refusing to bake a gay-wedding cake, Donald Trump is doubling down (along with Kasich) on his position as an anti–anti–gay-marriage Republican. As Paul Dupont points out, Trump, when asked whether gay marriage was a dead issue, did not respond even by saying he would fight for religious liberty, or the right to make a living. He simply said a constitutional amendment is not going to pass, the Supreme Court has ruled, and it’s time to move on. This is from an interview with The Hollywood...
  • Immigration Could Get Push From Pope Francis When He Visits the USA

    08/21/2015 1:03:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 08/21/2015 | Emily Wilkins
    Many advocates for revamping immigration laws have tried to coax Congress into action over the years, but a particularly powerful one will be arriving next month: Pope Francis. Lawmakers and immigration activists expect the pontiff’s message will resonate beyond Capitol Hill and inspire members of Congress and their constituents. The pope's U.S. schedule includes an address to Congress on Sept. 24 and a meeting two days later with immigrants and Hispanic families at Philadelphia’s Independence Mall. “He’s been clear on our failure to respond appropriately to immigrants and refugees,” Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., told CQ. “I don’t think anyone will...
  • Joe Biden is suddenly polling a little better than Hillary. I didn’t see that coming.

    08/21/2015 3:02:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/21/15 | David Weigel
    The Quinnipiac poll giveth; the Quinnipiac poll taketh away.One month ago, when a batch of Q polls found Hillary Clinton struggling to beat Republicans in three states won by President Obama, I dismissed the calls for Vice President Biden to save the Democrats. "The vice president polls substantially worse against Republicans than Clinton does," I wrote.And at the time, it was true. For most of his time in the Naval Observatory, Joe Biden has polled behind the president and his assumed successor for the Democratic nomination, weakened by — respectively — slightly lower support from black voters and slightly lower...
  • Erick Erickson: Trump’s momentum should be used to get rid of Boehner

    08/20/2015 5:10:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    redalertpolitics.com ^ | 8/20/15 | Ryan Girdusky
    Conservative blogger Erick Erickson is hoping the momentum of the Donald Trump presidential campaign can lead to the overthrow of House Speaker John Boehner. Erickson recounted on his blog Wednesday that despite the effort by conservative House members like Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and Steve King (R-Iowa), Boehner was reinstated as Speaker by a slim margin of victory in January. He credited Boehner’s victory to his ironclad agreement to conservatives that he would fight “tooth and nail” against President Obama’s executive amnesty on the Department of Homeland Security. Boehner broke that promise and funded DHS with barely...
  • Kasich Tops In Ohio GOP But Not Making Much Impact In Pennsylvania Or Florida (Jeb 6th in OH)

    08/20/2015 11:41:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    News Leader ^ | 8/20/15 | Marc Kovac
    Gov. John Kasich remains atop the Republican presidential field among Ohio's GOP voters, but he still isn't registering much with voters in two other swing states. That's according to a new poll by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, released Aug. 20 and capturing voter sentiment since the Republican presidential debate earlier this month. Kasich snagged support from 27 percent of Ohio Republican voters, outpacing business mogul Donald Trump at 21 percent. No other Republican candidate received double-digit support in the state, and 11 percent of Ohio Republicans remain undecided.
  • Rubio, Kasich, Fiorina and Carson are doing the best in the battleground states

    08/20/2015 9:43:34 AM PDT · by libertarian neocon · 11 replies
    Libertarian Neocon ^ | libertarian neocon
    The Quinnipiac poll of battle ground states had some pretty interesting information in it.  Most notably, amongst registered voters of all political stripes, the top 4 names are the same in each of the states polled (Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania).  The four are Rubio, Kasich, Fiorina and Carson, who seem to run the gambit of the GOP, from moderate (Kasich) to establishment conservative (Rubio) and full-on Tea Party outsider (Carson).  And all of them have better numbers than both Clinton and Biden. First, let's look at Florida: Note that Trump is very near the bottom in a very key state. ...
  • POLL: GOP RISES, CLINTON COLLAPSES IN CRUCIAL SWING STATES [Fla: Losing to Jeb, Rubio, Trump]

    08/20/2015 6:00:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 8/20/15 | John Nolte
    Despite the best efforts of the media to report the details of Hillary Clinton’s ongoing email scandal but not let it disqualify her (like they would do to a Republican), the former First Lady’s poll numbers continue to implode. A new Quinnipiac poll shows her support cratering in the crucial swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The big news is that while Trump doesn’t do as well as Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio against Clinton, he is most certainly a player; just a few points behind. The argument that the billionaire businessman can’t win a general election is...
  • Quinnipiac Swing State Poll (FL, OH, PA) Trump leads GOP in FL, PA

    08/20/2015 7:54:38 AM PDT · by LS · 32 replies
    Very strangely reported poll because the very first thing they highlight is BIDEN vs Bush, Rubio, or Trump. The second thing they highlight is a "third party run" by Trump in which Hillary wins. When they finally get to the real world as it now stands, Trump beats Hillary by two in FL (43-41), Bush wins by 11, Rubio by 12. But neither Bush nor Rubio can beat Trump for the GOP nod there. In OH, Kasich leads Trump 27-21, but in the general, Clinton ahead of Bush by 2, ahead of Trump by 6, Rubio beats Clinton by 2...
  • Q-poll swing-state poll shows Hillary trailing Republicans in FL, OH … and PA

    08/20/2015 7:45:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Pennsylvania? The last time a Republican won the Keystone State, the Berlin Wall was still in place. Yet Hillary Clinton trails both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in Quinnipiac’s head-to-head matchups in today’s swing-state polling. She only trails Rubio in Ohio, the must-win state for Republicans, and loses to all three in Florida if the race were held today.And watch out for … Joe Biden. Or not: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are clear winners in the Democratic and Republican primaries in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, but Vice President Joseph Biden runs as well as...
  • Jeb Bush donors reach out to Kasich-supporting super PAC

    08/20/2015 5:16:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/20/15 | Fox News
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich's climb up the polls in the GOP presidential race has not gone unnoticed by supporters of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. A spokesperson for New Day for America, the super PAC supporting Kasich, told Fox News late Wednesday that several Bush donors have been in contact with the organization in recent days. The spokesperson declined to elaborate how many donors had contacted the PAC or whether they had donated any money. The apparent shift comes as Kasich has been collecting endorsements from several key Republican players. Earlier this week, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley threw his support...
  • Kasich: GOP 'has never been my master' [I guess that means Obama is?]

    08/18/2015 6:36:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/18/15 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich stuck to his message of compassionate conservatism during remarks at the Iowa State Fair, speaking more about the Golden Rule than domestic or foreign policy. Kasich was the last Republican presidential candidate to join the Des Moines Register's Soapbox Tuesday and in his 30-minute speech he heaped praise on U2 singer Bono for fighting poverty in Africa and said he doesn't believe "anybody should be left in the shadows." The two-term governor, who expanded Medicaid in Ohio and recently defended illegal immigrants as "some of the hardest working, God-fearing, family-oriented people you can ever meet," has...
  • The GOP’s deeply flawed field

    08/18/2015 7:44:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 18, 2015 | Katrina vanden Heuveleditor, publisher, and part-owner, The Nation
    Donald Trump continues to bring comic relief and mean-spirited bombast to the Republican campaign trail. But while Trump is a continuing spectacle, he also makes (a tiny bit) more sense than his rivals when he indicts U.S. trade policies or scorns the influence of big money that turns politicians into puppets. Nevertheless Trump, despite his current lead in the polls, isn’t likely to be the Republican presidential nominee. William Galston, the Wall Street Journal’s designated Democratic pundit, last week suggested that there were five “plausible” Republican candidates — Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Tex.), Govs. Scott Walker (Wis.)...
  • Police: Man who shot burglar charged with voluntary manslaughter

    08/18/2015 1:53:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    WJW-TV ^ | August 17, 2015 | Darcie Loreno
    AKRON, Ohio — Police have charged an Akron man with voluntary manslaughter after he allegedly shot and killed a home invasion suspect earlier this month. **For a previous story, watch the video player above** According to a release from Akron police, David Hillis, 21, of Hilbish Avenue, was arraigned Monday morning in Akron Municipal Court and then booked into Summit County Jail. He’s accused of shooting and killing burglary suspect Marcus Glover, 25, of Akron, on Aug. 7. A second burglary suspect, who police say was with Glover, has also been arrested. Terry Tart, 37, of Akron, faces charges of...
  • New Fox Poll Features Some Big Surprises [For Both Parties]

    08/17/2015 8:20:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/16/2015 | Rick Moran
    A new poll released by Fox News holds some surprises for both parties. On the rise in the new survey are Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Ted Cruz. Falling are Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Rand Paul. Businessman Donald Trump still leads the field for the Republican nomination. He gets 25 percent among GOP primary voters. He was at 26 percent before the debate. TrumpÂ’s support among women went from 24 percent two weeks ago to 21 percent now. He mostly held steady among men (28 percent).The real-estate mogul maintains his first-place status despite also being judged in the...
  • 7 ways the latest Fox poll is the Republican establishment's worst nightmare

    08/17/2015 8:08:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Vox ^ | August 17, 2015 | Matthew Yglesias, Liberal American writer
    National polls taken in August in the year before a presidential election do not reveal a great deal about whom the parties are going to nominate at their conventions the following summer. Still, you know this national poll of self-identified Republicans is not what Republican consultants, members of Congress, donors, and governors wanted to see after the Fox News debate. Mark Halperin ✔ ‎@MarkHalperin NEW @FoxNews national poll. Trump & Carson big. 8:02 AM - 16 Aug 2015From an establishment point of view this is a shockingly multifaceted disaster. Let us count the ways: 1) Trump is unbowed, unbent, and...
  • Mark Halperin: "Dirty Little Secret" That Kasich Is "Media's Favorite Candidate," Like McCain Was

    08/16/2015 5:43:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Real Clear Poltics ^ | August 16,2015
    MARK HALPERIN: The establishment wing of the party is going to have to settle on one or two people by March 1st. And I think today, if you look at, again, the four people the establishment talk about, leave Governor Christie aside, Kasich, Bush, Walker, Rubio. JOHN DICKERSON, FACE THE NATION: How -- HALPERIN: Even Trump hasn't gone after him yet. NOONAN: True. True. JAMELLE BOUIE: -- I think there's a sweet spot for Republican presidential candidates and it's basically, I want to cut your taxes, I don't want to stick it to anyone. And I think Kasich hits that...
  • Kasich: 'I Don't Read a Bible to Figure Out What I Think'(Scratch this guy from nomination)

    08/16/2015 4:16:15 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 93 replies
    newmax ^ | 8/16/15
    <p>Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said that while his faith is important to him, Christianity was only one factor in his decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare.</p> <p>"I don't read a Bible to figure out what I think," the Ohio governor said during a Sunday appearance on CNN's State of the Union. He went on to explain that the decision to expand Medicaid would also save the state money "by taking people out of prison an letting them get a job where they would become a taxpayer."</p>