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  • JD VANCE: Trump’s Best Foreign Policy? Not Starting Any Wars

    02/01/2023 3:10:01 AM PST · by RandFan · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | Feb 1 | Sen. JD Vance
    He has my support in 2024 because I know he won’t recklessly send Americans to fight overseas.A few days before America’s 2022 midterm elections, Ukraine’s President Volodomyr Zelensky accused Russia of firing a rocket into Poland. It was a claim with extraordinary implications. Poland, a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, benefits from the alliance’s mutual defense pact—an attack against one is an attack against all. The U.S. would plausibly have an obligation to respond militarily to a Russian attack inside Poland. In making the accusation, Mr. Zelensky was pushing on the dominoes that could start the world’s first...
  • J.D. VANCE says he will back Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign: “The best president of my lifetime"

    01/31/2023 5:36:50 PM PST · by RandFan · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/31/23 12:29 PM ET | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), a rising conservative star who won a hard-fought race to replace retired Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), announced Tuesday that he will back Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican presidential primary. Vance, who won Ohio’s competitive Senate Republican primary last year after receiving Trump’s endorsement, told radio host Hugh Hewitt “the simple fact is Donald Trump’s policies were incredibly good for this country and he’s very popular among Republican voters.” “In Ohio Republican circles, I’d say well over half the people in our party want Trump to run and will vote for him in the primary if...
  • Jury rejects lawsuit filed by family of teen killed by cop

    01/26/2023 11:34:56 PM PST · by blueplum · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 25 Jan 2023 | uncredited AP
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal jury has found that a white Ohio police officer did not violate a Black teenager’s civil rights when he shot and killed the boy while responding to a reported armed robbery. Jurors reached their verdict Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by Tyre King’s grandmother. It challenged the police account of the shooting, alleging that the 13-year-old’s death resulted from excessive force, racial discrimination and a failure by the police department to properly investigate... ...Columbus officer Bryan Mason shot King in the head and torso on Sept. 14, 2016, as the teen ran from police...
  • Advocates defend drag queen’s participation in Christmas parade

    01/26/2023 1:11:46 PM PST · by Deadeye Division · 20 replies
    Bellefontaine Examiner ^ | January 26. 2023 | Nate Smith
    The Tuesday, Jan. 24, regular meeting of the Bellefontaine City Council again featured a large, standing-room-only contingent of residents and advocates with strong feelings about a drag queen’s participation in the downtown Christmas parade. This time, however, it was the participants and allies that had their say. Over a dozen speakers — 17 by the council’s count — addressed city council during the meeting with arguments ranging from religious to Consititutional for why the city’s elected leaders should not take any actions to prohibit drag queens or any other LGBTQ+ participation in community gatherings, parades or celebrations. Several of the...
  • Olentangy students, parents protest recent halting of Dr. Seuss reading on NPR podcast

    01/22/2023 8:42:24 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 16 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 13, 2023 | Meghan Henry
    Seventh grader Thomas Bornman read Dr. Seuss’ “The Sneetches” to roughly a dozen students and parents Monday in front of Olentangy Local School’s administrative building — more than a week after a podcast aired where a communications official stopped a teacher from finishing the book in class. “It’s important to send the school district a message that it’s OK for students to ask questions and talk about race,” said the 14-year-old Olentangy Hyatts Middle School student. The read-in was part of a peaceful protest by a group of concerned parents that was organized Monday in response to Amanda Beeman, the...
  • GM to invest $918M in 4 of its U.S. plants for V-8, EV production

    01/20/2023 12:18:34 PM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    UPI ^ | JAN. 20, 2023 / 2:19 PM | By Doug Cunningham
    Jan. 20 (UPI) -- General Motors announced Friday it will invest $918 million in four of its plants to build its sixth-generation small block V-8 engine and to support electric vehicle production. The Flint Engine Operations plant in Flint, Mich., will get $579 million for new V-8 engine production. GM will invest $216 million in its Bay City, Mich., GPS plant to support Flint engine production. Defiance, Ohio will get a $55 million investment, including $8 million to "support future EV strategies." And in Rochester, N.Y., GM plans to invest $68 million, including $56 million for battery pack cooling lines...
  • Republican announces bid to flip Ohio's Democratic Senate seat: Matt Dolan enters race and vows to put The Buckeye State first after losing primary to J.D. Vance

    01/18/2023 5:45:47 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 16 replies ^ | 1/17/23 | Morgan Phillips
    Ohio state Sen. Matt Dolan - the moderate Republican who lost to Trump-backed J.D. Vance in a primary - is now setting his sights on Democrat Sherrod Brown's U.S. Senate seat in 2024. 'I am unapologetically committed to putting the needs of Ohio first and delivering results as our next U.S. Senator,' Dolan said in a statement. 'With the courage of my convictions, clarity of purpose and a resolute focus on the challenges and opportunities facing our beloved state, I am ready to lead.'
  • Meet the Green Energy Group Behind the Study That's Driving Calls To Ban Gas Stoves

    01/16/2023 6:22:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2023 | Collin Anderson and Joseph Simonson
    The green energy group behind a study cited in Consumer Product Safety commissioner Richard Trumka Jr.'s call to ban gas stoves has partnered with the Chinese government to implement an "economy-wide transformation" away from oil and gas. Colorado-based nonprofit Rocky Mountain Institute, which published the December study that attributes 13 percent of U.S. childhood asthma cases to gas-stove use, is hardly staffed by an objective group of scientists. The organization is demanding "systemic change and economy-wide transformation" to address a climate crisis it says we must go to great lengths to avoid. In 2013, for example, the Rocky Mountain Institute...
  • Ohio Republicans Score Major Win For Election Integrity With New Voter ID Law

    01/11/2023 6:45:30 AM PST · by Twotone · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 9, 2023 | Shawn Fleetwood
    Ohio GOP Gov. Mike DeWine signed legislation on Friday that aims to enhance the integrity of state elections by strengthening existing voter ID requirements. Passed by the Republican-controlled House and Senate last month, the bill (HB 458) provides specifications about what constitutes an acceptable form of identification voters must show when casting their ballot in person. Under the new law, Ohioans will be required to provide an unexpired “Ohio driver’s license, state identification card, or interim identification form issued by the registrar of motor vehicles or a deputy registrar,” a U.S. military ID card, or a U.S. passport or passport...
  • MAJEWSKI: I Am a Republican Who Lost on Tuesday. It Wasn’t Trump’s Fault. It Was the Cowards in D.C.’s ‘McLeadership’.

    11/11/2022 12:51:37 PM PST · by Skywise · 64 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | 11/11/22 | J.R. Majewski
    The corporate media is working overtime to hide the Republican establishment’s failures in the 2022 midterm elections –perpetuating a myth that Donald J. Trump dragged his endorsed candidates down. This is a complete lie, told in order to embolden GOP leaders in Washington D.C., and ignores the fact that in so many instances, this same “McLeadership” set MAGA candidates up for failure. In my situation, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) – led by Chairman Tom Emmer – backed one of my opponents in the primary. She finished in third place, with less than 30 percent of the total Republican...
  • Dollar Tree worker killed in machete attack in Northwest Ohio (This story will get buried)

    01/02/2023 5:05:45 PM PST · by Drew68 · 47 replies
    Daytona 24/7 Now ^ | 01/02/2023 | Natalie Comer, Tom Bosco
    A Dollar Tree employee in Northwest Ohio is dead after being murdered with a machete while working on Sunday. The incident happened in Upper Sandusky just before 4:30 p.m. on New Year's Day. Upper Sandusky police said they were called to the store after a man was spotted waving a machete around inside the store. Officers arrived and found a cashier, identified as 22-year-old Keris L. Riebel, dead. Police charged 27-year-old Bethel M. Bekele, who currently resided in Upper Sandusky, in connection with the attack. Police Chief Jared Lucas said, "Bekele entered the store with the machete, approached Riebel, and...
  • Columbus woman who killed abusive husband (with a gun) receives presidential pardon

    01/02/2023 6:25:44 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 9 replies
    NBC 4i ^ | December 30, 2022 | Maeve Walsh
    WASHINGTON (WCMH) – President Joe Biden on Friday pardoned an 80-year-old Columbus woman convicted of killing her abusive husband in 1977. The White House said Biden granted clemency to Beverly Ann Ibn-Tamas nearly 50 years after a Washington, D.C. jury convicted her of second-degree murder for fatally shooting her husband, Dr. Yusef Ibn-Tamas, according to court records. Ibn-Thomas, who was 33 years old and pregnant at the time of the shooting, testified her husband repeatedly abused her. Ibn-Tamas, who until recently worked as a nursing director for an Ohio-based healthcare company, was instrumental in moving the judicial system to recognize...
  • ‘TwitterGate’? 63% Want FBI’s Social Media Activity Investigated

    12/26/2022 3:20:37 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | December 26, 2022
    Revelations of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s involvement in social media censorship have raised voter concerns. A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports and Miranda Devine’s Laptop From Hell finds that 63% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Congress should investigate whether the FBI was involved in censoring information on social media sites. Only 22% oppose such an investigation, while 15% are undecided ... Twitter has released files showing the FBI’s communications with the popular social media platform. Last week, Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, who is set to take over as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee,...
  • Police found missing kidnapped baby when they stopped to eat

    12/24/2022 8:00:41 PM PST · by blueplum · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 24 Dec 2022 | Amanda Musa and Harmeet Kau
    Two Indianapolis police officers had spent the day searching in vain for a missing baby in a stolen vehicle when they stopped to eat and gather their wits. A woman suspected of stealing the 2010 black Honda Accord had been taken into custody earlier that day, on December 22, but the vehicle was still missing. More urgently, baby Kason Thomass, who was in the car with his twin Kyair Thomass when it was stolen three days earlier in Columbus, Ohio, had yet to be found. “It was time for us to decompress because we were disappointed that we could not...
  • Rep. Jim Jordan responds after Biden says he will hire more Dreamers to curb inflation: 'Hire Americans'

    12/22/2022 5:28:56 AM PST · by RandFan · 14 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | Dec 21 | Lawrence Richard
    The Biden administration is looking to employ more migrants in the coming year to help bolster the economy, but a Republican lawmaker suggested President Biden look at hiring another group of people first: Americans. While unemployment continues to fall in the post-pandemic months, millions of Americans remain unemployed, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, took to Twitter Tuesday to call on President Biden and senior administration officials to consider first putting them to work. "Why not just hire AMERICANS looking for jobs?" the Ohio Republican asked in a tweet, responding to a report of the Biden administration’s new plan. [Biden's] plan,...
  • 9 House Republicans Break with Party to Help Democrats Pass Spending Bill

    12/16/2022 2:21:40 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | December 15, 2022 at 7:53am | Jack Davis
    On the backs of several lame-duck Republican members, the House on Wednesday passed a resolution to keep the federal government running until Dec. 23 in the hope of passing a massive budget bill by then.Although the official House Republican position was to oppose the bill, nine GOP representatives supported the package, which passed 224-201, according to The Hill.Republican Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Chris Jacobs and John Katko of New York, Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington, Fred Upton of Michigan, Steve Womack of Arkansas and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania supported moving the...
  • GOP-controlled Ohio Legislature passes election bill to require photo ID at the polls

    12/16/2022 3:59:13 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 12/15/22 | Zoë Richards
    Ohio legislators sent Republican Gov. Mike DeWine a GOP-backed bill Thursday that would require voters to show photo ID at the polls and allow fewer days to request absentee ballots or vote early in person. The measure, which would replace a state law that lets voters present other documents on Election Day, such as utility bills or bank statements, was passed by the House in a 55-32 vote. The bill would also eliminate in-person early voting on the eve of Election Day and trim the amount of time voters can request and submit absentee ballots. Legislators had considered a pair...
  • Finally, The Gibson’s Bakery Family Has Been Paid By Oberlin College

    12/15/2022 5:06:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 11, 2022 | William A. Jacobson
    The last we checked in on Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College, the Ohio Supreme Court refused to hear Oberlin College’s appeal, ending the college’s fight to overturn the massive jury verdict. The $25 million verdict plus interest and attorney’s fees resulted in an almost $32 million judgment, with interest running at about $4000 per day since June 2019. In all, over $36 million was owed, secured by an appeal bond. While Oberlin College announced, after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled, that it had agreed to pay the judgment, in fact it did so out of legal compulsion, not good faith....
  • Oversight Republicans Launch COVID Origins Investigation, Target Fauci, HHS Officials

    12/14/2022 7:49:31 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/14/2022 | ASHLEY OLIVER
    Incoming Oversight Committee chair Rep. James Comer (R-KY) announced the launch of the committee’s investigation into the origins of the Chinese coronavirus Tuesday by requesting interviews from Dr. Anthony Fauci and dozens of other virologists and government officials. Comer and committee member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who will also serve on the Judiciary Committee next year as chairman, launched their investigation by sending nine separate letters to various top officials, including Fauci and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, naming other individuals within those letters as well. 🚨BREAKING🚨@RepJamesComer & @Jim_Jordan are pressing senior Biden admin officials, EcoHealth, &...
  • Melee in court hallway after teen sentenced for bus murder (VIDEO)

    12/11/2022 6:16:42 PM PST · by OrangeHoof · 21 replies
    News 5 via YouTube ^ | 12-06-2022 | News 5 Cleveland
    Tension from a sentencing hearing in a murder case at the Summit County courthouse spilled into the hallway on Tuesday leading to a fight between two families. Several minutes after Judge Christine Croce sentenced Kavon Jackson to 18-years-to-life in prison for killing William Howell on a METRO RTA bus, families from both sides began yelling at each other and throwing punches in the third-floor hallway.