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  • The Real Danger from the GOP’s Latest Mutiny Against John Boehner

    07/30/2015 2:24:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 7/29/15 | Martin Matishak
    If you thought the days of bad blood between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and rank-and-file House lawmakers were on hold, at least for the summer, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) apparently didn’t get the memo. Tuesday night, the congressman marked his 56th birthday by filing a resolution in the House to force Boehner from the top leadership post. The “motion to vacate the chair” is the first time that a Boehner opponent has taken such a step and is a bit of payback from Meadows, a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and one of 25 conservative rebels...
  • Lake County officials detail day of violence capped by arrest of Painesville murder suspect

    Razo was released after "border patrol" told deputies that there was no reason to detain him, Lake County Sheriff Daniel Dunlap said Tuesday at a press conference.
  • Kasich Wouldn't Cancel Iran Deal, Would Send Troops To Fight ISIS

    07/29/2015 11:46:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 27, 2015 | Shahien Nasiripour
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican presidential candidate, suggested that he wouldn't immediately revoke President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran if he were to be elected president. But he would send U.S. ground troops to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State, the radical group known as ISIS or ISIL that has taken control of a huge swath of Syria and Iraq.
  • Cincinatti prosecutor has released video of shooting he calls 'the most asinine act' made by a cop

    07/29/2015 7:53:44 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Harrison Jacobs
    A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in the shooting of 43-year-old Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black man, during a routine traffic stop. In conjunction with the indictment, Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph T. Deters released a video of the shooting from the body camera of the shooting officer, Ray Tensing. “This is the most asinine act I’ve ever seen a police officer make,” said Deters during a news conference. “It’s an absolute tragedy in 2015 that anyone would behave in this manner. It was senseless. He lost his temper because Mr. Dubose wouldn’t get...
  • Ohio Democrat: Black Lives Matter Protesters ‘Should Be in Front of Planned Parenthood’

    07/29/2015 6:20:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Melanie Hunter | July 28, 2015
    During a rally outside the Ohio statehouse on Tuesday, Ohio State Rep. Bill Patmon, a Democrat, said the demonstrators from the Black Lives Matter movement, which targets the police, should include Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. “You hear a lot of demonstrations across the country now about ‘black lives matter.’ Well they skipped one place. They should be in front of Planned Parenthood,” said Patmon, who is African-American. Patmon, along with state officials, representatives from the Ohio Right to Life, and other pro-life groups spoke during the rally, urging action against Planned Parenthood on the heels of the...
  • Donald Trump Beating Jeb Bush even in Florida, New 2016 Poll Finds

    07/29/2015 1:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 07/29/2015 | Kevin Derby
    Businessman Donald Trump has been surging in polls at the state and national levels and a new one shows him leading in Florida, the home turf of Republican primary rivals former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. St. Pete Polls released a survey on behalf of Saint Petersblog on Wednesday which shows Trump in the lead in the Sunshine State with 26 percent. Bush places second with 20 percent. Most polls at this early stage in the process have shown Bush with a solid lead in Florida. Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., places third with 12 percent followed...
  • University of Cincinnati cancels class ahead of Grand Jury announcement (Riots Expected)

    07/29/2015 9:52:56 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    WCPO - TV ^ | 7-29-2015 | aree Algazaar
    University of Cincinnati is canceling classes ahead of a press conference on the deadly shooting involving a UC police officer. Campus officials said all classes on the Uptown and Medical campuses will be canceled at 11 a.m., including all classes in session at that time.
  • U. of Cincinnati prepares for riots as bodycam video showing death of #SamuelDubose to be released..

    07/29/2015 9:26:25 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 404 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/29/15 | Twitchy staff
    The University of Cincinnati is reportedly closed down this afternoon as police officers prepare for potential riots over the death of an unarmed man who was killed by university cops during a traffic stop last week. Samuel Dubose, 43, who is black, was shot and killed by white UC Officer Ray Tensing after Tensing reported that he was “dragged” by Dubose’s vehicle and “had to fire.” The shooting, called “not good” by Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, was captured on Tensing’s body camera and is set to be released today:
  • Cleveland-based PAC formed to bash Donald Trump draws scrutiny from the FEC

    07/29/2015 7:49:03 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 1 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Henry J. Gomez
    Let's Fire Trump, the Cleveland-based political action committee recently established as a vehicle for attacking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, might have to change its name. "Your committee's name includes the name of a candidate; however, your committee does not appear to be an authorized committee of that candidate," a senior campaign finance and reviewing analyst for the Federal Election Commission wrote this week in a letter to Jennifer Scofield, the group's treasurer. The analyst warned Scofield that the PAC could face an audit or "enforcement action" if it does not pick a new name or clarify the nature of...
  • Authorities: Agency didn't want slaying suspect detained [OHIO SANCTUARY CITY MURDER & RAPE]

    07/29/2015 8:26:58 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 22 replies
    WHIO ^ | 7-29-2015 | MARK GILLISPIE
    CLEVELAND — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents told Ohio sheriff's deputies weeks ago not to detain a man who is in the U.S. illegally and now suspected of killing a woman and wounding another during a crime spree, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Lake County sheriff's deputies questioned 35-year-old Juan Emmanuel Razo on July 7 after finding him alone in a car in Painesville, about 30 miles east of Cleveland. Unsure of Razo's status, the deputies contacted Border Protection officials and were told he is from Mexico and in the U.S. illegally but they didn't want him detained. Lake...
  • Protesters decry Planned Parenthood over activist's video (Ohio)

    07/29/2015 8:45:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    wcpo.com ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | WCPO Staff
    CINCINNATI -- Dozens of protesters marched outside Planned Parenthood’s offices in Mt. Auburn on Tuesday calling on the federal government to defund the organization. The protests also took place in more than 50 cities across the country. Planned Parenthood has been under fire for weeks after a video surfaced that appears to show an executive discussing fetal tissue donation. Planned Parenthood said the video is heavily edited and misleading. The group says it does donate tissue for research but does not market body parts. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said he is planning to investigate the organization based on the...
  • Lake County murder suspect found to be in country illegally during July 7 traffic stop

    07/28/2015 1:21:34 PM PDT · by Diago · 14 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Ryllie Danylko, Northeast Ohio Media Group
    PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- Lake County sheriff's deputies learned that Juan Emmanual Razo was in the U.S. illegally from Mexico more than two weeks before his arrest in the death of a 60-year-old woman. Razo made his first court appearance Tuesday in the death of Margaret Kostelnick where a judge set a $10 million. He's also accused in the attempted rape of a 14-year-old girl and the shooting of another woman who survived. He pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder, but still faces possible murder and other charges in connection to the other incidents. Lake County Sheriff's Det....
  • Lake County killing, manhunt leaves tranquil community on edge

    07/28/2015 3:02:22 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 27 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 07,28,2015 | Patrick Cooley
    CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — People living in the quiet neighborhood surrounding Helen Hazen Wyman Park were shocked to learn of Monday's killing of a 60-year-old woman by a man who is also accused of shooting another woman and the attempted rape of a 14-year-old girl. Residents who said they previously felt safe in the rural township streets surrounded by woodlands, a public park and a bike trail are now locking their doors at night. Juan Emmanuel Razo, 35, tried to rape a girl in the park Monday night and later shot a woman walking on a nearby bike trail in...
  • Woman killed in Concord Township, another woman shot on Greenway Corridor; suspect in custody

    07/27/2015 4:51:16 PM PDT · by reegs · 31 replies
    The News-Herald ^ | 7/27/2015 | Duncan Scott
    A 40-year-old woman was shot on the Greenway Corridor in Painesville Township on the afternoon of July 27. 5:36 p.m.: There are some reports of another suspect. Officers are cautiously maintaining a perimeter near the Greenway Corridor. 5:30 p.m.: Lake County Sheriff Daniel Dunlap confirms the homicide of a woman in a private residence in Concord Township, and another woman was shot on the Greenway Corridor about 300 yards away. Suspect has been taken into custody. 5:19 p.m.: Law enforcement source says "suspected homicide" on Auburn Road is related to police activity near Greenway Corridor in Painesville/Concord townships. 5:08 p.m.:...
  • Trump’s teachable moment: Ralph Nader on what we should make of the billionaire's longshot candidacy

    07/27/2015 10:34:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ralph Nader
    The brouhahas over billionaire Donald Trump show how broadcasters favor easy, juicy stories about powerful people’s bad words over harder, less sexy ones about their bad deeds. This is a teachable moment for the mass media. Failing to take Trump seriously could set a dangerous precedent for future candidates with fresh ideas, looking to shake up the controlling status quo. The Huffington Post, which carries my column, announced that it is excluding Trump from its political coverage and instead filing all stories about the man leading the Republican field, according to the most recent polls, under entertainment. If they existed...
  • Cincinnati man shoots at 1-year-old boy, is shot by man with concealed carry permit

    07/27/2015 11:33:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2015
    A 62-year-old man with a gun in each hand fired at four people – including a 1-year-old boy – before a civilian with a concealed carry permit returned fire and wounded the shooter, cops told FOX19. Thomas McCary is being held without bond on four counts of felonious assault. McCary was arguing with a woman around 8 p.m. Sunday night and, when the woman’s brother, Patrick Ewing, approached, McCary pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and fired three shots at him, Cincinnati police said. Ewing didn’t get hit, but he did get his own gun and returned fire, wounding McCary in...
  • Sarah Palin funds John Boehner Republican opponents

    07/27/2015 10:03:57 AM PDT · by Marcus · 34 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | July 28, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The Conservatives4Palin blog noted on Sunday that former Alaska governor and presidential candidate Sarah Palin has arranged for SarahPac to provide funding to the reelection campaigns of Republican House members who opposed re-electing John Boehner as House Speaker. As the New York Times reported at the time, Boehner suffered the embarrassment of having 25 members of his caucus vote to deny him a new term as speaker. The Republican majority in the House was large enough to have Boehner reelected by a comfortable margin in any case
  • OHIO STORE RANSACKED BY 70 TEENS IN LATE NIGHT ‘MOB AND ROB’

    07/27/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 07/27/2015
    Ugh. Not again. This is really becoming epidemic in some cities: SMOKING GUN – Ohio cops are investigating the ransacking of a Circle K store that was overrun early Saturday morning by up to 70 juveniles.According to Akron police, the suspects “entered the gas station and started to destroy and steal property” during the so-called mob and rob attack.As seen above, a couple who stopped at the Circle K for gas shot video of the juveniles fleeing the store with stolen merchandise. A woman in the car called 911 and reported that the suspects were “running around in the parking...
  • Bush, Walker Paul in, Trump out of Voters First forum [Union Leader "mocked" him]

    07/27/2015 1:09:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rand Paul are in. Donald Trump is out.A total of 14 candidates will participate in the Voters First Republican Presidential Forum on Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Anselm College. The two-hour forum,intended to highlight the importance of the first-in-the-nation primary,along with the Iowa caucuses and South Carolina’s early primary.“I am in the North Country today,” Bush said Thursday,“meeting with voters about my message of reforming the culture in Washington. I’m looking forward to participating in the August 3rd forum. It’s clear it is a great opportunity to engage with Granite Staters about the important issues...
  • White officer pepper sprays crowd at Black Lives Matter summit in Cleveland

    07/27/2015 5:43:56 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 62 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Afi Scruggs
    A transit police officer has pepper-sprayed a crowd in Cleveland protesting the arrest of a 14-year-old at a Black Lives Matter conference inspired by police brutality. The incident occurred near Cleveland State University in the city’s downtown where the first Black Lives Matter conference was taking place. More than 1,200 participants spent the weekend organizing and discussing a range of social justice issues. According to the Greater Cleveland regional transit authority, its officers were taking an intoxicated teenage bus rider to a police station just as the conference was ending about 5pm. A large crowd blocked the squad car and...
  • Thousands of 'freedom fighters' in Cleveland for first national Black Lives Matter conference

    07/26/2015 2:02:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | July 26, 2015 | Jane Morice
    Attendees of the Convening's opening ceremony raise their fists as a symbol of power during an organizer's speech.Activists from across the nation converged in Cleveland this weekend for a conference meant to draw national attention to police brutality and race relations in the wake of a number of incidents involving police and black Americans. The National Convening of the Movement for Black Lives began Friday at Cleveland State University where activists will attend sessions that range from viewing films to open discussions on topics that highlight issues that affect all aspects of black culture. The conference is happening amid an...
  • House Speaker Boehner: There will not be a government shutdown

    07/23/2015 12:45:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 23, 2015 | By Greg Robb
    There won't be a federal-government shutdown this year, and Congress will work on a temporary spending measure in September, once lawmakers return from their summer recess, House Speaker John Boehner, said Thursday. Democrats and Republicans have been unable to agree on annual spending bills, and without a deal by Sept. 30, the government will partially shut down. A temporary spending measure will be needed to avoid the Sept. 30 deadline, but details haven't been decided, Boehner said.
  • How Long Until Cincinnati Burns?

    07/23/2015 5:57:19 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 44 replies
    SBPDL ^ | 7/21/15 | Staff
    Cincinnati police are investigating the fatal shooting of an apparently unarmed black man by a University of Cincinnati police officer after a confrontation during a traffic stop Sunday. The dead man, who was shot in the head, was Samuel Dubose, a 43-year-old father of 13 children, according to CNN affiliate WKRC-TV. A CNN records search showed that Dubose had more than 60 arrests. Authorities identified the officer as Ray Tensing... He is white. Dubose’s mother, Audrey, said her son was “full of love,” CNN affiliate WLWT-TV reported.
  • Boehnor Vows Fight to Scuttle Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/22/2015 8:54:23 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22, 2015 | Fox News
    House Speaker John Boehner vows to do 'everything possible' to stop President Obama's newly struck Iran nuclear deal, as Congress formally begins consideration of the hard-fought pact.
  • Donald Trump Insult Generator

    07/21/2015 11:57:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    Time ^ | July 22, 2015 | Chris Wilson
    ecause the Republican presidential candidate hasn't gotten around to mocking everyone in the world just yet Perhaps no presidential candidate in history has wielded the put-down quite like Donald Trump. John McCain’s a “dummy.” John Kasich is “desperate.” Rick Perry “needs new glasses.” Karl Rove is “a total loser.” Lindsey Graham, Trump said Tuesday as he announced the South Carolina Senator’s cell phone number on live television, is a “stiff. What a stiff.” The list goes on. Feeling left out that Trump hasn’t gotten around to insulting you or your friends? Here’s an app for that. Built on the real-live...
  • Today in Politics: Hillary Clinton Weighs Using Donald Trump Against His Party

    07/21/2015 10:09:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | July 21, 2015 | Staff
    Good Tuesday morning from Washington. Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio is expected to join the ever-growing field for the Republican nomination, a field that, despite its numbers, has been increasingly overshadowed by Donald J. Trump. Such a development, however, suits at least one other candidate just fine. As Mr. Trump surges in the polls and Republican leaders call for him to drop out of the race after his comments about Senator John McCain’s war record, there is one candidate who hopes Mr. Trump continues to thrive: Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mrs. Clinton has denounced Mr. Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants,...
  • John Kasich and the Huntsman Trap

    07/21/2015 3:35:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 20, 2015 | Shane Goldmacher
    The next entrant into the GOP 2016 field risks being defined by his differences, not his conservative credentials. COLUMBUS, Ohio—On a recent afternoon, John Kasich, the governor of Ohio, strode into the Republican Party's headquarters in Washington, looked around the packed lobby, and declared, "Who are all these people?" These people were the media. And they were there for him. With his blunt style, willingness to jab at the GOP base, and sterling establishment credentials—a former House Budget Committee chairman and a second-term governor of the most important state in presidential politics, for starters—Kasich has emerged as one of the...
  • Boehner Demands President Obama Denounce Planned Parenthood’s Selling Aborted Babies

    07/21/2015 12:03:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 21, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Following the unveiling of a second video exposing a to Planned Parenthood doctor negotiating and arranging the sale of body parts from babies killed in abortions, Speaker John Boehner demanded that President Barack Obama denounce its activities. The first video shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. In the second video, Mary Gatter, the Medical director at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in Calfiornia, discusses selling aborted baby...
  • Ohio’s Obamacare expansion has cost $4 billion [THANKS TO RINO GOV. KASICH]

    07/21/2015 9:46:49 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 13 replies
    OhioWatchdog.org ^ | 7-21-15 | Jason Hart
    Expanding Medicaid to working-age Ohioans with no kids and no disabilities was supposed to cost $2.56 billion in its first year and a half. So much for that. After just 18 months, Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare [Go to article to see graph.] Kasich underestimated the cost of the first 18 months of his Obamacare expansion by roughly $1.5 billion. Enrollment was almost 600,000 at the end of June, compared to Kasich’s projection of 366,000. Ohio’s Obamacare expansion has cost far more than expected because enrollment and per-member costs have both rocketed past expectations. Benefit costs have exceeded $325 million...
  • Hoping to reach black voters, GOP spends big on far-left radio company

    07/20/2015 8:52:44 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 19 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | July 20, 2015
    Radio spots began airing today in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, with other markets to be added as the election approaches. In an attempt to reach these black voters, however, the RNC is embarking on a “significant radio ad campaign” utilizing a broadcast group with a long history of making large individual contributions to left-wing political candidates, including Al Sharpton, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Rep Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep James Clyburn (D-SC), former Rep Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL), Rep Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and others. That’s in addition to substantial contributions to President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Donations...
  • Walker Gives GOP Presidential Field a New Anti-Climate Leader

    07/19/2015 2:29:12 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Inside Climate Change ^ | July 13, 2015 | Katherine Bagley
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker joined the crowded field of Republican contenders vying for the White House in 2016 on Monday, and immediately stands out for having one of the poorest records on environmental and climate issues, according to green groups and political experts. Since taking office in 2010, Walker has dismantled several longstanding policies protecting wetlands and waterways, fast-tracked mining projects, fought climate action, slashed funding for dozens of state scientists and environmental education positions, and impeded development of wind energy in Wisconsin. "He's one of the worst," said Heather Taylor-Miesle, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Action Fund,...
  • Sanders: 'Very easy to raise the flag,' hard to support veterans benefits

    07/18/2015 3:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Bernie Sanders told veterans in Iowa Friday that unlike some other politicians, he doesn't pay lip service to their concerns. "It is very easy to raise the flag at a troop deployment, it is very easy for a politician to give a moving speech on Veterans Day," Sanders said. "But it is very hard to go down that long road with the men and women who served and make sure that they continue to get all the benefits, all the healthcare, that they are entitled to for the rest of their lives." The Vermont senator told...
  • Ohio man records outcome of fatal car accident and calls victims 'idiots' instead of trying to help

    07/19/2015 5:53:53 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 17, 2015 | DAVID BOROFF
    An Ohio man callously recorded the outcome of a fatal car accident and called the 17-year-old victims "idiots" instead of trying to help them, authorities say. As neighbors desperately tried to assist Zachary Goodin and Cameron Friend, 41-year-old Paul Pelton filmed the wreckage as Friend lay dying — and even opened one of the car doors to get a better view. "I thought I saw movement in the backseat," Pelton told ABC 5 in Cleveland. "I wanted to open the door there to see if there were any victims back there that I could help. There was really nothing I...
  • REVEALED: Marine murderer lost his job as nuclear engineer in Ohi

    07/18/2015 8:41:03 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 85 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 17, 2015 | By Wills Robinson
    REVEALED: Marine murderer lost his job as nuclear engineer in Ohi after TEN DAYS for failing the background security check Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez worked for FirstEnergy Corp in Ohio in 2013, but failed security checks It meant he was let go after just 10 days of training, where he had very basic access to the facilities The 24-year old was born in Kuwait with Jordanian citizenship but became a U.S. citizen in 1996 He was a popular teen, described as an 'All-American kid' and started for the Red Bank High School wrestling team He then went to the University of...
  • Ohio man arrested after recording video of teens in deadly crash

    07/18/2015 12:43:21 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 61 replies
    abc13.com ^ | July 16, 2015 | KTRK
    Police said a man witnessed a horrible car crash. What happened next, just downright cold behavior, according to police.
  • Free Republic STRAW POLL (July 2015 Edition)

    07/16/2015 9:41:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    FreeRepublic | July 16, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • BREAKING: More states announce investigations into Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby parts

    07/16/2015 10:27:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 16, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    One day after Congress announced an investigation into Planned Parenthood in light of a now viral video showing how Planned Parenthood sells the parts of aborted babies, several states announced investigations into the abortion giant. Today, Ohio, Indiana and Georgia vowed to investigate Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices, joining Texas and Louisiana. In Ohio, where state law explicitly prohibits the sale of aborted babies, Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office said it will subpoena records for Planned Parenthood’s offices. Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis praised the action: “A potential black market for the sale of aborted babies was unearthed this...
  • Columbus gives Redflex contract the red light ( Ohio )

    07/16/2015 7:22:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    WCMH ^ | July 16, 2015 | Andy Long
    Mayor Michael Coleman announced Wednesday the termination of the city’s contract with Redflex, effective immediately. Redflex is the company that handled Columbus’ red light camera program before a state law forced the city to cease issuing citations. The announcement comes after a Redflex executive pleaded guilty to charges relating to bribing public officials. “Based upon the City’s contract authority, we will be terminating the contract with Redflex immediately,” said Mayor Coleman. “I support a photo red light camera program because it saves lives, however the actions of the Redflex executives have raised questions about the integrity of their program.”
  • Kasich campaign hires gay marriage advocate from California

    07/16/2015 9:45:27 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 27 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 7-16-2015 | Darrel Rowland
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign has hired a member of one of the nation's leading same-sex marriage advocacy groups as a strategist for his "independent" campaign committee. Matt David of Los Angeles is part of Young Conservatives for Freedom to Marry, part of the national Freedom to Marry organization that for years helped lead the effort to make gay marriage legal in America. (A Freedom to Marry spokeswoman confirmed today he is still part of the group.) David will now work for Kasich's "527" group, New Day for America, a campaign spokesman confirmed. Whether the hiring will lead to any...
  • RNC Launches Ohio Campaign aimed at Black Voters.

    07/13/2015 1:23:07 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 22 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Andrew J. Tobias
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Republican National Committee is expected later today to launch a four-week Ohio campaign that will focus on outreach to and mobilization of black voters in advance of the November 2016 presidential election. The campaign, called "#CommittedToCommunity: Engage, Empower, Uplift," includes a partnership with Radio One/TV One, which caters to a black and urban audience. It will begin today with faith-based outreach in Columbus and will end Aug. 6, the date of the first GOP presidential primary debate, which will be held at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The campaign is part of an ongoing effort by...
  • Monmouth Poll: Christie’s numbers drop, Bush leads, Trump gets a bump

    07/13/2015 10:54:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | 7/13/15 | Politicker Staff
    The latest Monmouth University Poll of Republican voters nationwide found significant bumps, both in the vote choice question and candidate favorability, for Jeb Bush and Donald Trump since they threw their hats into the rings. Bobby Jindal has made no headway since he entered the race, and Chris Christie may actually be losing ground since his announcement. Despite Trump’s surge, the poll also found that many GOP voters are not taking his candidacy seriously. When Republicans are asked who they would support for the GOP nomination for president, Jeb Bush nominally leads the pack with 15%, followed by Donald Trump...
  • Monmouth Poll: Christie’s numbers drop, Bush leads, Trump gets a bump

    07/13/2015 10:53:57 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 18 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | July 13, 2015 | Staff
    The latest Monmouth University Poll of Republican voters nationwide found significant bumps, both in the vote choice question and candidate favorability, for Jeb Bush and Donald Trump since they threw their hats into the rings. Bobby Jindal has made no headway since he entered the race, and Chris Christie may actually be losing ground since his announcement. Despite Trump’s surge, the poll also found that many GOP voters are not taking his candidacy seriously. When Republicans are asked who they would support for the GOP nomination for president, Jeb Bush nominally leads the pack with 15%, followed by Donald Trump...
  • The Destruction of a Black Suburb (Lincoln Heights, Ohio)

    07/13/2015 10:42:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 13, 2015 | Alana Semuels
    ... When it incorporated in 1947, this village, called Lincoln Heights, was the first primarily black self-governing community north of the Mason-Dixon line. (Today, the city has one of the highest concentrations of African American residents in the state of Ohio—according to the Census, 95.5 percent.) Lincoln Heights thrived for a while, producing poet Nikki Giovanni, songwriters the Isley Brothers (who wrote “Twist and Shout”), and scholar Carl Westmoreland, who now helps run the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Hundreds of residents worked at the nearby Wright Aeronautical Plant, manufacturing the B-29 bomber, and at a chemical plant a few...
  • Republican infighting at full throttle

    07/12/2015 7:24:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/9/15 | Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer
    Every week sparks a new fire for GOP leaders, and the right flank is feeling emboldened to challenge Speaker John Boehner. House Republicans have entered a new season of sniping. GOP leadership has spent weeks twisting arms to get dozens of lawmakers — even some subcommittee chairs — to pony up to the campaign arm, a basic annual obligation of party loyalty. The party is warring over funding for disease research, bickering over an education bill and deeply divided on the possible renewal of the Export-Import Bank, an object of scorn among the far right. On Wednesday evening, House Republican...
  • Ohio Security Guard Open Fire During Struggle Over Journalist's Camera [VIDEO]

    07/12/2015 2:10:03 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 127 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7-11-2015 | Photography is Not a Crime
    A video obtained by Photography is Not a Crime shows a court security guard approach PINAC correspondent Mike Skidmore and try to snatch his camera before Skidmore punches him repeatedly in the face, prompting the guard to pull out his gun and open fire.
  • Toledo judge with extensive NAACP background tells lesbian couple, sorry, I’m a Christian so I can’t

    07/11/2015 4:46:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/11/15 | Dan Calabrese
    And so it begins. Let’s just say this right off: Judge C. Allen McConnell of the Toledo Municipal Court is guilty of nothing. Not hypocrisy. Not bigotry. Not any sort of inconsistency. He’s on completely solid ground saying that he came up through the ranks as a champion of civil rights. He did. And he’s a civil rights champion to this day. HTML5 video is not supported! Special: Prepared for This Ancient Biblical Prophecies The problem is not with McConnell. Not at all. The problem is going to come from the very confused culture whose collective head is about to...
  • African-American Judge Targeted for Destruction After Refusing to Marry Two Women

    07/09/2015 1:08:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: "A northwest Ohio municipal judge assigned to a courtroom where civil marriages are performed refused to marry two women less than two weeks after the US Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, the judge's office confirmed on Wednesday" that he refused to perform the ceremony. "Toledo Municipal Judge Allen McConnell..." (whispering) Who is African-American. Psst! He's African-American. His picture is right there. But don't tell anybody that. "Toledo Municipal Judge Allen McConnell ... acknowledged the decision in a Wednesday statement. ... 'The declination,'" he said, meaning his refusal, "'was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years....
  • Find out if you're smarter than a reporter or columnist at our Battleground Brews trivia contest

    07/08/2015 7:06:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | July 8, 2015 | Chris Quinn, Vice President of Content
    With preparations hard under way in Cleveland for the 2016 Republican National Convention, I set out today to answer a couple of questions about our coverage: Where's the fun? And, are you smarter than a politics writer or a Tipoff columnist? The first question is often posed by Peter Kageyama, who writes books about how to make cities into places that people love. One of his major points when he makes presentations is that when city officials plan a project, someone in the room should have the duty of asking, "Where's the fun?" That question should be asked in the...
  • Northwest Ohio judge refuses to perform gay marriage

    07/08/2015 1:38:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/08/2015 | Kim Palmer
    A northwest Ohio municipal judge assigned to a courtroom where civil marriages are performed refused to marry two women less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, the judge’s office confirmed on Wednesday. Toledo Municipal Judge Allen McConnell was on a three-week rotation assigned to perform civil ceremonies on Monday when Carolyn Wilson and her partner asked to be married. McConnell acknowledged the decision in a Wednesday statement. “On Monday, July 6, I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment," he said. "The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established...
  • Brown Introduces Legislation Penalizing States for Issuance and Display of Confederate Plates

    07/08/2015 8:45:08 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 20 replies
    E-mail notification ^ | 7/8/2015 | na
    Brown Introduces Legislation Penalizing States for Issuance and Display of Confederate Plates Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced legislation (S. 1689) that would reduce a state's federal highway funds if the state issues a license plate with the image of a confederate flag or allows a vehicle to be registered with a license plate that contains an image of a confederate flag. Specifically, the funding available for a state under the National Highway Performance Program and the Surface Transportation Program would be reduced by 5 percent in each year that a state issues a license plate with an image of...