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  • 120 Christian Students at Ohio Bible College Face Deportation by US Immigration Agents

    11/21/2014 9:04:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2014 | Samuel Smith
    About 120 international Christian students attending a Bible college in Ohio could possibly face deportation after their school was recently denied recertification with the U.S. immigration exchange student program. Although President Barack Obama plans to announce Thursday night an immigration overhaul that could allow nearly 5 million illegal immigrants to remain in the country, the 120 foreign Christian students at Marietta Bible College are in a bind after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to issue the school recertification into the the agency's Student and Exchange Visitor Program. In doing so, the school's international students must either find a new...
  • Ted Cruz’s Plan for Internet Freedom? A Permanent Internet Tax Ban

    11/20/2014 4:29:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NextGov ^ | November 20, 2014 | Dustin Volz
    Sen. Ted Cruz is lobbying hard to prevent government regulation of the Internet, but one measure the Texas Republican supports is expected to create a sizeable budget hole for his state. Cruz, a likely presidential candidate in 2016, spent ample time last week promoting a permanent extension to an expiring ban on federal, state, and local taxation of Internet access that is currently being considered in Congress. The measure, which passed the House earlier this year, is popular in both parties and considered a lame-duck "must pass," as the ban is set to lift on Dec. 11. But a lesser-known...
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 8 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • I can't believe an old man like John Boehner is in charge of the Republicans at a time like this

    I can't believe an old man like John Boehner is in charge of the Republicans at a time like this. "When I hear John Boehner speak, I can't believe a man like that is in charge of the opposition party at a time like this," Savage said to his listeners. We're fighting for everything that's sacred to us as Americans, and this is the leader we have right now? This weak, sad sack of an old man who has one foot in retirement and the other one someplace else? Meanwhile we have Obama, a vigorous young man, running interference, decimating...
  • Boehner: Keystone Veto Would Be Like 'Calling the American People Stupid'

    11/18/2014 9:56:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Nov. 18, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Tonight the Senate has an important opportunity to send a bill to build the Keystone Pipeline to the president's desk," House Speaker John Boehner told a news conference on Tuesday. "Now let's be clear about this. A Keystone Pipeline veto would send the signal that this president has no interest in listening to the American people. Vetoing an overwhelmingly popular bill would be a clear indication that he doesn't care about the American people's priorities.""It would be the equivalent of calling the American people 'stupid,'" Boehner said.
  • Boehner opts for Obamacare over Medicare

    11/18/2014 9:25:15 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/18/2014 | JENNIFER HABERKORN
    House Speaker John Boehner became eligible for Medicare when he turned 65 years old Monday, but he’s not planning to sign up. Instead, Boehner is going to keep his “expensive” Obamacare insurance plan. The Affordable Care Act required members of Congress to get off the federal government’s insurance plan and, in most cases, enroll in an Obamacare policy. When members turn 65, they become eligible for Medicare as well. When asked at a press conference on Tuesday about his health care coverage plans, he paused and laughed. “I’ll continue to purchase my expensive health care coverage,” he said in an...
  • Witness Recants, Freeing Ohio Man After 39 Years

    11/19/2014 1:57:32 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | AP
    A man who spent nearly four decades in prison after being convicted of murder is expected to be freed Friday after a witness confessed he lied as a boy when he told jurors he saw the deadly attack. Ricky Jackson had been seeking a new trial and sobbed loudly with his face in his hands as prosecutors dismissed his case Tuesday, The Plain Dealer reported. "I can't believe this is over," Jackson, 57, said, thanking his supporters and his attorneys from the Ohio Innocence Project.
  • Trolling the GOP - [Obama's] plan to mess with Boehner’s leadership strategy?

    11/19/2014 12:53:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | November 18, 2014 | Bill Scher
    <p>When the Obama administration last week began the process of preparing the media and the public about the president’s plan to unilaterally suspend deportation for as many as 6 million illegal immigrants, it did not go to a Latino outlet like Univision. It did not communicate to the liberal base via the Huffington Post or even old standbys like the New York Times and the Washington Post. The “exclusive” went to Fox News.</p>
  • Obama promised Obamacare wouldn't do exactly what Gruber says it will do

    11/19/2014 2:37:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jake Tapper
    <p>"....At a town hall meeting on health care on July 23, 2009 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Obama explained that the thinking of the Cadillac tax was to target plans that spend unnecessarily and excessively, thus driving up health care costs, such as a $25,000 plan, "so one that's a lot more expensive and a lot fancier than the one that even members of Congress get."</p>
  • Dad slams school lesson that teaches 2nd graders ‘government gives us rights’

    11/19/2014 9:33:30 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 39 replies
    EAG News ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Kyle Olson
    FAIRFIELD, Ohio – According to a citizenship lesson for 8-year-olds, rights are given to Americans by their government. Parent Andrew Washburn posted a picture on Facebook of a handout titled “Being a Good Citizen” by Phyllis Naegeli. “So Emma brought home a very interesting handout from school the other day. So informative! I didn’t know that our rights come from the government! Thank you, government!” he sarcastically wrote. “And thank you, Fairfield (City School District), for teaching my eight year old daughter all about her rights!” he added. Washburn tells EAGnews his daughter attends Fairfield North Elementary in the Butler...
  • Police training gone awry results in three-cruiser crash, tear gas at school

    11/17/2014 7:37:16 PM PST · by Altariel · 27 replies
    Columbus police will review their recruit-training procedures after a tumultuous morning in which three cruisers were wrecked in a chain-reaction crash, and tear gas carried by wind to an elementary school irritated the throats and eyes of several children and a pregnant, asthmatic teacher.No serious injuries were reported in either the crash on N. Hague Avenue or the later incident at Sullivant Elementary School in Franklinton.The Police Division promised a full accounting of both incidents, which did not appear to be the fault of any of the 35 recruits who are set to graduate next month.Police said the cruisers involved...
  • Cause of loud booms a mystery (Ohio)

    11/16/2014 6:43:23 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 56 replies
    WHIO.com ^ | 11/16/2014
    Breaking News Staff Residents across southern Montgomery County and northern Warren County Sunday night heard three large booms. The noises happened around 7 p.m., and prompted several calls to area 911 dispatchers and our newsroom. One Miamisburg man said the loud booms sounded like an explosion, and that the last one sounded louder than the first.
  • Brian Cox visits the world's biggest vacuum chamber - Human Universe:BBC Two

    11/15/2014 6:04:26 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    you tube ^ | 10-24-14 | bbc
    Your physics teacher always told you this was true. You've never seen it until now. A lot of Newtonian physics happens in this hypothetical world where no outside forces act upon an object. But Earth isn't a vacuum, and outside forces are acting on objects all the time! Now, for the first time, you can see proof of what your physics teacher was telling you right in front of your eyes. Brian Cox visits NASA’s Space Power Facility in Ohio to see what happens when a bowling ball and a feather are dropped together under the conditions of outer space.
  • Boehner Promises Amnesty Bill, then Reelected Speaker - (Nov. 4 was a waste).

    11/15/2014 11:15:46 AM PST · by INVAR · 87 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 13th, 2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    It’s as if the November 4 elections never occurred. Today, the new House membership met in a private conclave and reelected every one of their top leaders by voice vote. This includes John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as Majority Leader, Steve Scalise (R-LA) as Majority Whip, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) as Conference Chair. At a time of one of the worst constitutional crises in our nation’s history, when the president is threatening to imminently remake our society with immigration amnesty – a policy over which Congress holds absolute power – Republican leadership elections lacked any debate...
  • Ted Cruz’s nutty Senate takeover: Why GOP’s “amnesty” freakout is a horrifying omen (Smell the fear)

    11/14/2014 11:19:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | November 14, 2014 | Elias Isquith
    At certain moments during the past year’s long and often tedious march to November, the political class, already bored with discussing a GOP Senate takeover most considered nearly certain, started debating a few post-election hypotheticals. With Republicans in control in both the House and the Senate, would the president try again to strike the elusive grand bargain?(No.) Would Senate Republicans retaliate against Democrats for choosing the so-called nuclear option? (Maybe.) Would Democrats filibuster relentlessly, like Republicans did when they were the minority party in the Senate? (Probably not.) Of all the questions about a Republican Senate that hovered over the...
  • Cantor slayer will back Boehner

    11/14/2014 3:37:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2014 | By Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), who shockingly toppled former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in a primary this summer, says he'll support John Boehner (R-Ohio) for Speaker. Brat told The Hill he plans to vote for Boehner on the floor in January when the Speaker is elected by the full House for the new Congress. "As of right now, yeah," Brat said. "I'm optimistic our leadership's going to move forward on the principles I ran on."
  • In Great Lakes States, Union Retribution Fizzles

    11/14/2014 7:55:46 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/10/2014 | Tom Gantert
    In December of 2012, in the aftermath of Michigan’s Republican Legislature passing a right-to-work law, thousands of union members from around the state participated in a teleconference where their leaders promised “retribution” against the GOP. One union member wondered if Democrats took control of the Legislature, “Could we shove it right down their throats?” Al Garrett, president of Michigan AFSCME Council 25, shot back: “If we were to change the composition of both houses, where we were the majority and had the governor, no question we would be able to get rid of it right away. … In November of...
  • Did Abortionist Charged With Distributing Child Porn Sexually Molest Patients Too?

    11/15/2014 12:06:04 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/14/14 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Operation Rescue is asking the Ohio Department of Health to conduct a thorough investigation into whether Ohio abortionist Thomas W. Michaelis may have engaged in improper sexual conduct with patients at the Toledo Women’s Center abortion clinic. The request was made in a letter to the director of the Ohio Department of health Richard Hodges dated November 13, 2014. Michaelis was indicted last week by a federal grand jury on two criminal counts related to possessing and distributing child pornography. He was arrested on Monday and is being held without bail at the Lucas County Correctional Center in Toledo, Ohio,...
  • Another top Ohio Republican speaks on gay marriage

    11/14/2014 8:17:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 14, 2014 5:24 PM EST | Julie Carr Smyth
    A Republican justice on the Ohio Supreme Court says the legal obstacles facing his lesbian daughter, her partner and their two children have made him view the state’s protections for same-sex couples and their families as inadequate. The comments by Justice Paul Pfeifer come as the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could settle the issue across the nation once and for all. He said his daughter, Lisa, has a partner and two children, ages 9 and 5, whom he and his wife consider grandchildren. But under Ohio law, his...
  • 'All options are on the table': Boehner refuses to rule out shutdown to block Obama from amnesty

    11/13/2014 7:52:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 13, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    * Obama is reportedly looking to expand his deferred action program to include any one who came to the U.S. as a child * The sweeping order would also allow parents of both citizen children and illegal immigrant children to remain in the U.S. * As many as 4.5 million illegal immigrants with U.S. born children could be protected * A growing number of conservatives are pledging to stop Obama by restricting immigration funding in an upcoming spending bill * Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell has explicitly said there won't be another government shutdown - period House Speaker John Boehner...
  • How One Landslide Win on Election Day Cost Two Stations $10 Million

    11/13/2014 11:08:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    tvspy.com ^ | 11/12/14 | Mark Joyella
    In local TV, nobody likes a landslide. Close races are more intriguing to cover for the newsroom, and they are far, far more lucrative for the sales department. An analysis by the Cincinnati Business Courier concludes the runaway win on Election Night by Ohio Governor John Kasich cost two Scripps stations, Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS and Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO $10 million in lost revenue: “Political spending is about the footprint and the competitiveness of each individual race,” Scripps CFO Tim Wesolowski said during a conference call for Scripps executives to talk to investors and analysts about the company’s third-quarter...
  • Boehner: I Begged Obama For Another Shot At Amnesty

    11/13/2014 8:18:47 AM PST · by servo1969 · 118 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 11-13-2014 | JONATHAN STRONG
    After a White House meeting last week, Republicans described Speaker John Boehner aggressively confronting President Obama over the president's planned executive amnesty, prompting an extended period of a defensive Obama attempting to justify his actions. But a key moment of the meeting, left out from those accounts, was unveiled by Boehner himself in an exuberant moment of boasting in a closed-door meeting with GOP colleagues minutes ago. Boehner recalled telling Obama, “Mr. President, just give us one more chance to do this the right way. If we can't, then do what you gotta do.” The sentiment, recalled by several lawmakers...
  • Judge who sat on Planned Parenthood’s board to determine whether Planned Parenthood will remain open

    11/13/2014 7:26:47 AM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/12/14 | Ben Johnson
    Pro-life leaders say a federal judge must recuse himself from hearing a legal challenge to a case that could make Cincinnati abortion-free, because he once served as president of the local Planned Parenthood chapter. U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black has been chosen to hear Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region v. Hodges – a lawsuit seeking to invalidate an Ohio law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital within 30 miles of their office. The law, signed by Gov. John Kasich, also forbade public hospitals from providing admitting privileges to abortion providers. Since most private hospitals in...
  • Black Ohio Democrat Denounces "Plantation-Style" Management by His State Party

    11/13/2014 6:02:06 AM PST · by Shery · 12 replies
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/ ^ | 12 November, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    Democrat John Barnes, a member of the Ohio state legislature, has pulled back the curtain on the racial politics that pervade his party. Barnes, who is African-American, alleges in a lawsuit against the Ohio Democratic Party and its outgoing chairman Chris Redfern that he faced discrimination, retaliation, and defamation at the hands of his own party for refusing to join the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus and for raising the issue of racism by Democrats. I don’t know whether the conduct Barnes alleges is legally actionable, but it certainly is revealing. As Paula Bolyard at PJ Media reports, Barnes describes a...
  • Abortion Practitioner Indicted for Distributing Child Pornography

    11/12/2014 9:35:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | 11/10/14 | Cheryl Sullenger |
    Ohio abortion provider Thomas William Michaelis, 69, has been indicted on Federal charges of receiving and distributing child pornography. According to a local news report, an investigation involving the Secret Service and the Sylvania, Ohio, Police Department was conducted between January and May, 2014, while Michaelis worked as an abortionist at Toledo’s Capital Care Network. thomasmichaelisMichaelis was said to have “retired” in May, 2014, but in reality, the Ohio Medical Board permanently revoked his medical license at that time, noting a documented history of sexual deviancy dating back at nearly 25 years. In 1991, the Ohio Medical Board cited Michaelis...
  • NBA Cavaliers' Dion Waiters Informs Media That He Is Muslim, Plans to Skip National Anthems

    11/09/2014 12:52:04 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 98 replies
    Northeast Ohio Media Group ^ | November 7, 2014 | Chris Haynes,
    Dion Waiters informs Northeast Ohio Media Group that he is a Muslim and plans to skip national anthems • Update: Dion Waiters clarifies remarks about his pregame ritual, will be there for anthems DENVER, Colo. – Prior to the Cavaliers getting set to take on the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, one of their players was missing from the pregame opening events. Dion Waiters was nowhere to be found when the national anthem was being sung. He was absent when the starting lineups were introduced. It was the first game of the season that he was coming off the bench. He...
  • ssue 35: Cleveland's traffic cameras to be removed

    11/07/2014 8:49:30 AM PST · by OneLoyalAmerican · 6 replies
    WKYC-TV Cleveland | 7:06 a.m. EST November 5, 2014 | WKYC Staff
    A Gannett propaganda outlet is the source. http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/traffic/cameras/2014/11/04/issue-35-clevelands-trafficspeed-cameras-will-be-removed/18509815/
  • Nancy Cordes Badgers Speaker Boehner On ‘Hell No’ Members Of GOP Caucus (AKA The Tea Party)

    11/06/2014 4:40:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 6, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    During his post-election news conference, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was repeatedly pressed by CBS News reporter Nancy Cordes about “a new crop of conservatives coming into the House” who she implied Boehner would have trouble managing. The CBS reporter asked Boehner “so the hell no caucus as you’ve put it is getting bigger and some of them don’t think you’re conservative enough. How do you deal with them differently than you did in the last Congress?”(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Cordes began her questioning by listing off some new members of Congress “who have suggested among other things that women need to submit to...
  • Boehner: Time For Gop-led Congress To Deal With Immigration

    11/06/2014 4:07:39 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/6/14 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said it is time for a Republican-led Congress to move an immigration bill forward, so long as President Obama doesn't "burn himself" by enacting executive amnesty before the end of the year. -snip- Referring to immigration, Boehner also said that "it is time for the Congress of the United States to deal with a very difficult issue in our society." He noted that immigration has become a "political football" over the last ten years and said it is his personal belief that "it's just time to deal with this."
  • 6th Circuit upholds gay marriage bans in several states

    11/06/2014 2:19:13 PM PST · by AbortionIsEvil · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 6, 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld gay marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, reversing a recent trend in the federal courts to strike down such bans.
  • Appeals Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    11/06/2014 2:03:29 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 6, 2014 | ERIK ECKHOLM
    By a two-to-one vote, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld the right of states to ban same-sex marriage, overturning lower court decisions in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee that found such restrictions to be unconstitutional.
  • Jewish Republicans Help Take Senate, House – Look To 2016

    11/05/2014 12:21:10 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 14 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | November 5, 2014 | Herb Brandon
    By Herb Brandon Israel News AgencyWashington — November 5, 2014 … Contrary to the myth that all American Jews vote with Democratic and other liberal parties, thousands yesterday helped the Republican party to retake the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. “For many of us, we didn’t see this Republican victory as one club conquering another,” said Joel Leyden, Director of Israel 4 USA. “We realized that the mid-term elections represented basic security issues for both the US and Israel. Between suffering terror attacks in Jerusalem, threats to the US by ISIS, Islamic Jihad and Hamas and having...
  • Congratulations to the Jewish Republican Winners of 2014

    11/06/2014 10:33:17 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 81 replies
    The Republican Jewish Coalition ^ | November 5, 2014 | Shari Hillman
    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) offers our warmest congratulations to the Jewish Republicans who won their races yesterday in the important election of 2014. We are especially delighted that Lee Zeldin won his congressional race in New York’s first district, making him the Jewish Republican in the 114th U.S. Congress. We are also pleased that the Jewish Republicans in state offices around the country won their reelections. Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel, South Dakota State Senator Dan Lederman, Texas State Representative and House Speaker Joe Straus and Texas State Representative Craig Goldman all won reelection....
  • Phone Calls Needed Today: Common Core Repeal Bill Set for Committee Vote

    11/04/2014 8:45:49 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    Ohio liberty coalition. ^ | Nov 4, 2014 | Staff
    Gongwer News Service reports that the House Rules and Reference Committee will vote on Wednesday November 5th at 1:30 PM on whether to move the Common Core repeal bill HB 597 out of committee. Your support is needed today to ensure that Republican committee members understand the importance of moving the Common Core repeal bill to the full House. Please call the following committee members TODAY and tell them to vote “Yes” on reporting HB 597 out of committee: Rep. William Batchelder: 614-466-8140 Rep. Jim Buchy: 614-466-6344 Rep. Tony Burkley: 614-644-5091 Rep. Timothy Derickson: 614-644-5094 Rep. Dorothy Pelanda: 614-466-8147 House...
  • Voting for Romney (D-Mass.): The Worst Mistake a Conservative Could Make

    05/16/2012 2:51:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 353 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 7 Apr 12 | LD
     Thanks to LD for allowing me to publish this lengthy article that is mirror-posted at The Country Thinker. It will be shocking to some, but I have been accused (politely) of being crazy, insane, and a variety of similar expressions over my political positions. This is my rebuttal to explain in detail why I am not.I don’t normally post on Saturday, but I had a conversation with a political consultant friend of mine on Thursday and what we discussed is just too critical to let slide. (I can’t mention his name because he does paying work for the Big Two;...
  • Gary Johnson Gains Support And May Take Ohio Out of Play for Romney

    09/28/2012 10:57:46 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 109 replies
    The usual wisdom is that, as election day grows closer, support for third-party candidates tends to shrivel as the voting public heeds the tribal war drums and comes home to Team Red or Team Blue in a ritualistic display of political masochism that could be topped only by the sight of actual hair-shirted flagellants lined up to enter the polling booths. That third-party shrinkage may not be happening this year, though — or not yet, at least. A new poll from Ohio shows Gary Johnson gaining support, even as press reports emphasize the hold-your-nose-quality in which both major-party candidates marinate,...
  • Libtard Gary Johnson Cost Romney FL and OH

    11/06/2012 9:51:53 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 74 replies
    Hover over Google's state map at link.
  • Rep. Sandra Williams charged with misusing campaign funds (D: OH)

    11/02/2014 9:17:16 AM PST · by FunkyZero · 6 replies
    www.cleveland.com ^ | October 31, 2014 at 1:41 AM | Jeremy Pelzer, Northeast Ohio Media Group
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Rep. Sandra Williams, a Cleveland Democrat, was charged Thursday with illegally spending $2,255 in campaign funds in 2010 for two Ohio State football season tickets. Williams, an eight-year House veteran who is running for state Senate, is accused of then selling the tickets and pocketing the money, according to charges filed in Franklin County Municipal Court.
  • White House tries to ease flare-up over Netanyahu insults

    10/29/2014 10:57:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/29/14
    The White House on Wednesday sought to tamp down the controversy over a magazine piece that detailed deep tensions between the U.S. and Israel – and quoted an unnamed senior Obama administration official calling the Israeli leader a “chickenshit.” Administration officials, including White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, did not deny the quote. They also did not signal there would be any robust effort to find out who said it. But Alistair Baskey, spokesman for the National Security Council, said the criticism does not reflect how the rest of the administration views Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Certainly that's not the...
  • ‘No Refusal’ Police Blood Test Checkpoint Protested by Concerned Citizens

    10/27/2014 10:02:35 AM PDT · by relictele · 71 replies
    Counter Current News ^ | 25 Oct 2014 | Jackson Marciana
    The Springfield Police Department, along with the Clark County Sheriff’s Department and Ohio State Highway Patrol were in for a big surprise last night when members of a local “Cop Block” chapter turned up to warn drivers about the disturbing “sobriety” checkpoint that was set up. The Clark County OVI Task Force said that their sobriety checkpoint was a “no refusal” inspection of drivers, to “make sure no one’s out drinking and driving,” an officer with the Springfield Police told us. The checkpoint was conducted at State Route 40 and State Route 68 in Clark County and began at 8:00...
  • Despite Hype, GOP still hasn't sued Obama [Boehner Lies!]

    10/25/2014 11:53:07 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/24/2014 | Josh Gerstein
    It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the Capitol to the federal courthouse just down the hill, but House Republicans haven’t managed to make that trip in the four months since they announced they’d be suing the president. House Speaker John Boehner came out swinging hard last June when he announced that his chamber would take President Barack Obama to court. The suit, charging that the president grossly exceeded his constitutional authority by failing to implement portions of the Obamacare law, was billed as an election-season rallying point for aggrieved Republicans. But days before the midterms the House’s legal...
  • Another EIGHTY FOUR people under observation for Ebola in Ohio

    10/19/2014 4:58:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Michael Zennie and Louise Boyle
    Health officials in Ohio are monitoring more than 100 people following the visit by a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola shortly after returning to Texas from the Cleveland area. Officials stressed Saturday that none of those being monitored are sick. State officials had announced on Friday that 16 people Amber Vinson had contact with were being monitored. Officials say the sharp increase is a result of the identification of airline passengers who flew with Vinson between Dallas and Cleveland and the identification of people who also visited the dress shop where her bridesmaids were trying on dresses. Vinson's...
  • 116 being monitored in Ohio for Ebola symptoms

    10/18/2014 9:18:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    A total of 116 people are being monitored for Ebola symptoms in Ohio following the visit from a Dallas nurse who treated the first patient to die of the virus in the United States and later tested positive herself, health officials said Saturday. None of those being monitored is sick, officials stressed. Dr. Chris Braden, who is leading a CDC team in Ohio, said time is on their side as they wait for Ebola's 21-day incubation period to pass. He said he was impressed with northeast Ohio's level of preparedness but the threat that someone else infected with Ebola might...
  • Kasich: Travel ban from Ebola-infected areas to U.S. ‘makes sense’

    10/18/2014 5:33:49 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    AKRON — Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Saturday that a travel ban should be seriously considered in light of the recent Ebola scares in Dallas and Ohio. “The president has to very seriously consider the fact we don’t want people from infected areas to be flying into the country,” he said a press conference Saturday. “But at the end of the day, it’s a decision for the president. If he called and asked me I’d say, a ban at this point makes sense.” The number of direct contacts in Ohio with Ebola patient Amber Vinson has risen from 16 to...
  • Oct. 18: The latest developments in Ebola

    10/18/2014 1:32:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Obama: US can’t cut itself off from West Africa President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola, even as he warned that addressing the deadly virus would require citizens, government leaders and the media to all pitch in. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama also pushed back against calls for the U.S. to institute a travel ban. Lawmakers have called it a common-sense step to prevent more people with Ebola from entering the U.S., but Obama said such a ban would only hamper aid efforts and screening measures. “Trying to seal off...
  • Cuyahoga County to Centralize Ebola Cases at One Cleveland Hospital (Ohio)

    10/17/2014 1:52:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Cleveland Leader ^ | October 17, 2014 | Julie Kent
    One day after visiting the Cleveland and Akron areas last weekend, a Dallas nurse was diagnosed with Ebola virus and may have been contagious while on her return flight home. There are now 16 people in both Cuyahoga County and Summit County that are being monitored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and one person that is being officially quarantined. Now that the deadly virus has arrived in the U.S. and has had an encounter in Cleveland, local officials are stepping up their efforts to make sure that our area hospitals, health organizations and safety forces can...
  • People Are Now Apparently Faking Ebola To Get Faster Medical Treatment

    10/17/2014 11:38:30 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    HUffington Post ^ | 37 mins ago | Cavan Sieczkowski
    The Ebola hoaxes have begun. Authorities in Columbus, Ohio, received a call around 9 p.m. Thursday, according to NBC's WCMH, claiming a local woman was suffering from Ebola-like symptoms. ABC's WSYX reported it was also claimed the woman had recently traveled to West Africa, where the Ebola outbreak has lead to almost 9,000 cases and 4,500 deaths.
  • Second Ebola nurse, Amber Vinson, 'felt funny' while in Ohio, CDC says

    10/17/2014 11:30:50 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    yahoo ^ | Oct. 17, 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    A Texas nurse who has Ebola indicated she "felt funny" and spent extra time resting during a visit to Ohio in the days before she was diagnosed in Dallas, a CDC official said Friday... "I would never have known that she was ill," Younker said. "There was no coughing, sneezing — nothing like that."... Dr. Chris Braden of the CDC told reporters. "But some more information that’s come through recently, we can’t rule out that she might have had the start of her illness Friday.
  • Airline notifying 800 people in Ebola scare: Amber Vinson's symptoms may have come earlier

    10/17/2014 2:23:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    KETV-TV / CNN ^ | October 17, 2014 | Faith Karimi and Greg Botelho
    A nurse infected with Ebola may have had symptoms sooner than originally believed, authorities say, and an airline is notifying up to 800 passengers linked to flights she took between Dallas and Cleveland. In addition to Amber Vinson's round trip, Frontier Airlines is also reaching out to others who were in five subsequent flights that used the same plane. Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, a day after she returned from Cleveland to Dallas aboard a Frontier Airlines flight. The nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas was part of a team that treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed...
  • Nurse may have had symptoms of Ebola longer than first thought

    10/16/2014 8:20:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    CNN Health ^ | October 16, 2014 | Greg Botelho
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Are you on the front lines of Ebola? We'd like to hear your story.A nurse with Ebola may have shown symptoms of the virus as many as four days before authorities once indicated, meaning that she might have been contagious while flying on not just one, but two commercial flights, officials said Thursday. Amber Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, one day after she took a Frontier flight from Cleveland to Dallas. Tests later found that Vinson -- who was among those who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, at Dallas' Texas Health...