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  • Democrats blast ‘dangerous’ Capital One-Discover merger

    02/20/2024 2:07:12 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/20/2024 | Taylor Giorno
    A proposed Capital One-Discover merger drew swift backlash from some Democratic lawmakers and consumer advocacy groups who say the deal could reduce competition and increase fees and costs for consumers. “With a merger this size, the regulators need to ensure our financial system remains strong and competitive, so that consumers continue to have access to safe, affordable financial products and services,” said Senate Banking Committee Chair Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). “A rubber-stamped merger that makes powerful financial companies even bigger and more powerful will do nothing for families,” he added. Capital One announced Monday that it would acquire Discover Financial Services...
  • Foreign Billionaire-Backed Climate Org Pressuring Broadcasters To Censor Ads Critical Of Biden’s EV Mandate

    02/17/2024 7:01:32 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 17, 2024 | Nick Pope
    A green nonprofit that is indirectly funded by a foreign billionaire is pressuring broadcasters to drop advertisements that criticize the Biden administration’s massive electric vehicle (EV) agenda. Climate Power wrote to numerous broadcasters this week demanding that they stop airing American Fuel and Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFPM)-funded advertisements in swing state markets that rail against President Joe Biden’s plans to impose widespread EV adoption in the coming years. The charitable organization affiliated with Hansjorg Wyss, a Swiss health care mogul and billionaire philanthropist, donates millions of dollars to the Fund for a Better Future, which was the fiscal sponsor for Climate...
  • Biden calls train crash ‘act of greed’ in visit to East Palestine

    02/16/2024 5:16:55 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/16/2024 | RACHEL FRAZIN AND ZACK BUDRYK
    Biden, in a Friday speech, condemned what he described as corporate greed in light of 2023’s crash, and also pushed for railroads to implement more safeguards. “While there are acts of God, this was an act of greed that was 100 percent preventable,” Biden said. “We were pushing railroads to take more precautions, to deal with braking, to do a whole range of things that were not dealt with. Norfolk Southern failed its responsibility,” he added.
  • GOP Rep. Mark Green Will Not Seek Reelection After Leading Impeachment of DHS Secretary Mayorkas: “I Have Come to Realize Our Fight is Not Here Within Washington, Our Fight is With Washington”

    02/16/2024 8:16:19 AM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 16, 2024 | Jim Hᴏft
    House Homeland Security Chair Mark Green (R-Tenn.) announced he will not be seeking a fourth term in Congress. This decision follows his prominent role in leading the impeachment efforts against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Green released a powerful retirement statement criticizing the Washington elites and explaining his decision to retire from Congress. “At the start of the 118th Congress, I promised my constituents to pass legislation to secure our borders and to hold Secretary Mayorkas accountable. Today, with the House having passed H.R. 2 and Secretary Mayorkas impeached, it is time for me to return home....
  • Breaking: Ukraine aid bill contains impeachment TIME BOMB for Trump if he tries to stop the funding

    02/12/2024 7:21:20 AM PST · by RandFan · 69 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Feb 12 | Sen. JD Vance
    @JDVance1 I just sent the below memo to every one of my Republican colleagues in Congress. Buried in the bill’s text is an impeachment time bomb for the next Trump presidency if he tries to stop funding the war in Ukraine. We must vote against this disastrous bill.
  • Butler Co. sheriff addresses what he learned at conference

    02/11/2024 6:23:58 AM PST · by Twotone · 18 replies ^ | February 7, 2024 | Sheriff Jones
    Sheriff Jones recently returned from the National Sheriff’s Association in Washington D.C. He spoke directly to the public on what he learned, including threats to the U.S. and "need-to-know information."
  • Ohio Republicans Push to Eliminate State Income Tax

    02/06/2024 5:21:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    A new bill making its way through the legislature in Columbus could change how much you bring home on payday. And lawmakers are hopeful it could bring a new frontier to Ohio. The proposed bill would slowly cut state income tax before completely getting rid of it in 2030. The lawmakers who introduced the bill told Dayton 24/7 Now reporter Malena Brown it's worked in many other states and can work in the Buckeye State. Those states include Texas, Florida, Nevada and Tennessee. The Volunteer State axed its income tax three years ago. Poll reveals dissatisfaction and mistrust in government...
  • Baldwin Wallace Announces Layoffs, Program Cuts to Address $18.5 Million Budget Deficit

    02/03/2024 12:11:37 PM PST · by EBH · 10 replies
    Faced with a nearly $20 million budget deficit, Baldwin Wallace University yesterday announced layoffs, program cuts and other measures it will undertake to bring its books into balance. "Like many universities across our country, both large and small, BW must always work to maintain a balanced budget," the university said in a release. "During the past two years we have operated with budget deficits, which we cannot continue to do. To address the operating deficit, we have looked at every area of the university over the past few months to ensure that we are operating as cost-effectively as possible. As...
  • Ohio politicians react to Biden visiting East Palestine after 1 year: 'Too little too late'

    02/02/2024 4:24:03 AM PST · by McGruff · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 2, 2024 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Reactions from prominent Ohio political figures are pouring in after President Biden announced this week he will visit East Palestine, Ohio a year after the major train derailment that devastated the community and sparked calls for him to visit the town. "Biden visiting East Palestine at this point is pure politics," Ohio Republican Sen. J.D. Vance posted on X. "What is he actually going to do for the people on the ground? That’s what matters, not political stunts." "Joe Biden refused to stand with the patriots of East Palestine when it really mattered. He could have united our country by...
  • Petition Demanding Black Students Be Exempt From Failing Grades Has 1,300 Signatures

    12/22/2014 4:32:56 PM PST · by lowbridge · 87 replies ^ | december 17, 2014 | robert gehl
    When Columbia Law School let Black students postpone their final exams because they might be “traumatized” by recent protests, they really let the cat out of the bag. Now students at Oberlin College, one of the most liberal college in the country are demanding African-American students be completely exempt from failing this semester because they’re so deeply affected in “times like this.” So far, the Ohio college has said they will allow professors to exercise “flexibility” in “emergency incomplete requests,” but has not given a flat out “pass” to all Black students. This is making students really whiny. In a poorly written petition to Oberlin...
  • East Palestine Business Owner: Joe Biden Only Visiting ‘Because It’s an Election Year’

    01/31/2024 11:25:57 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/31/2024 | HANNAH BLEAU KNUDSEN
    President Joe Biden is only showing up to East Palestine, Ohio — one year after the devastating train derailment rocked the community — “because it is an election year,” DJ Yokley, a local business owner, pointed out. “I think it boils down to the American people have awakened to realize that the leader of our country did not show up to the greatest catastrophe of 2023,” he said during an appearance on Fox News. “And now he’s going to show up because it is an election year…President Trump came and supported us when he didn’t have to, and I think...
  • Trump ally rises as top GOP candidate against Ohio’s Sherrod Brown

    01/28/2024 3:38:17 AM PST · by RandFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/28/24 6:00 AM ET | BY JARED GANS
    Bernie Moreno, a staunch Trump ally, is emerging as the leading candidate for the Republican nomination to face Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in what will be one of the most closely-watched Senate races this year. Moreno started off the primary with low name recognition and trailed his other GOP rivals in most early polls. But a coveted endorsement from the former president, as well as from other leading Republican figures, has elevated him over his chief rivals, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose and state Sen. Matt Dolan. In a sign of his growing strength in the primary, Brown has...
  • After Abortion Amendment Plot, Democrats Are Coming For Ohio’s Elections Next

    01/27/2024 9:04:13 AM PST · by Twotone · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 24, 2024 | Shawn Fleetwood
    After using the ballot amendment process to enshrine baby-killing into Ohio’s constitution, Democrat activists are seeking to employ the same strategy to hijack the state’s elections system. Last week, Democrat-affiliated groups resubmitted paperwork to Attorney General Dave Yost in the first step necessary to have their amendment proposal embedding leftist-backed voting policies into the state constitution appear on Ohio’s November 2024 ballot. Backed by left-wing organizations such as the Ohio Organizing Collaborative and the Ohio NAACP, the campaign has recruited Cory Warfield, a Democrat strategist “who previously worked on Sen. Sherrod Brown’s 2012 campaign,” to help lead the effort. Warfield...
  • Red State Senate Kills Gov’s Veto On Bill Banning Child Sex Changes

    01/24/2024 12:44:49 PM PST · by CFW · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/24/24 | Hannah Nightingale
    The Ohio Senate voted Wednesday to override Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of a bill that would prohibit doctors from performing sex-change medical procedures on minors. The state’s House of Representatives voted 65 to 28 on Jan. 10 to override the governor’s veto of the bill, which would bar doctors from performing transgender surgeries or prescribing cross-sex hormones and puberty blockers to minors. State senators voted 23 to 9, largely among party lines, to pass the legislation. “The Governor does not have [a] new comment today. His previous comments on the bill and his veto reflect his position on the...
  • Dennis Kucinich files FEC paperwork to run for Congress against Republican Max Miller (78 years old)

    01/18/2024 5:16:53 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 1/17/24 | Sabrina Eaton
    Former Democratic Cleveland mayor, congressman and longshot presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich filed paperwork at the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday that indicates he’s running as an independent for the congressional seat held by Rocky River Republican Rep. Max Miller. Kucinich has previously run for office as a Democrat. He missed the December deadline to run in the Democratic primary for the seat that encompasses western and southern Cuyahoga County, Medina and Wayne counties, and northern Holmes County, but the filing deadline for independents to seek the seat isn’t until March.
  • Ohio SWAT Team Raids Wrong House, Seriously Injures Baby With Flashbang Grenade, Denies Responsibility

    01/13/2024 3:28:34 PM PST · by CFW · 90 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/13/24 | Jeff Charles
    Courtney Price was at home on Wednesday taking care of her one-year-old son, Waylon, when they experienced a terrifying and traumatic altercation with local law enforcement. What should have been an ordinary day took a turn for the worse when SWAT officers broke into the home, searching for a suspect. [snip] Price explained that the officers kept her outside for 35 to 45 minutes while her son “was laying in his swing, covered in glass, covered in smoke, choking, gasping for air.” [snip] Upon arriving at the hospital, she was told that her son had pneumonia but did not believe...
  • Ohio House Republicans override governor, vote to ban ‘sex changes’ for children

    01/11/2024 11:42:13 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 11, 2024 | Matt Lamb
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (LifeSiteNews) — The Ohio House voted to override Governor Mike DeWine’s veto of legislation that bans the chemical and surgical mutilation of gender-confused kids, sometimes referred to as “sex changes.” The legislation also prohibits gender-confused males from competing against females in women’s sports. The House passed the legislation, the Saving Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act, again on Wednesday by a vote of 65-28. The Ohio Senate convenes again on January 24 and could vote to override the governor’s veto. The moderate Republican governor vetoed the legislation at the end of December after lobbying from LGBT activists. Last week,...
  • Ohio House votes to override Gov. DeWine's veto of transgender treatments, sports bans

    01/10/2024 2:32:43 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    Just the News ^ | 1/10/24 | Ben Whedon
    The Ohio House on Wednesday voted to override Gov. Mike DeWine's, R, veto of a ban on gender-related treatments for minors and transgender participation in school sports on teams that do not align with their sex. The House voted 65-28 in favor of overriding his veto of House Bill 68, The Hill reported. Republicans have a supermajority in the state Senate and are expected to hold their own vote later this month. DeWine last month vetoed the gender treatment restrictions and the transgender sports ban, saying "I believe parents rather than government should be making those important medical decisions." His...
  • Court Throws Out Challenge To Ohio’s Voter ID Law: No Evidence It ‘Burdens’ Voters

    01/09/2024 10:17:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/09/2024 | Shawn Fleetwood
    Ohio’s 2023 election integrity law requiring residents to present a form of ID when casting their ballots is constitutional, a federal court ruled on Monday. Writing for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Judge Donald Nugent, a Clinton appointee, ruled that Democrat-backed groups provided no evidence to justify their claims that HB 458 places an undue “burden” on Ohioans and their ability to vote. Specifically, plaintiffs — a coalition of left-leaning groups like the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, the Ohio Federation of Teachers, the Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans, the Union Veterans Council, and...
  • Ohio sees 'significant decrease' in gun crime since concealed carry without a permit was passed

    01/09/2024 7:35:12 AM PST · by Twotone · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 5, 2024 | Andrew Chapados
    Ohio has seen a decrease in gun crime across several of its cities since it has allowed individuals to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. Ohio became the 23rd state to allow individuals to carry a firearm without permit in 2022, which was hit with criticisms when the state realized it could not require individuals to "get fingerprinted, pay a fee," or "ask for permission from the local sheriff." Michael Weinman, director of governmental affairs for the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police, told Governing in June 2022 that the move was potentially dangerous. "It's still a bad bill. There's...