On Monday, all four current Democratic members of the U.S. House endorsed former U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach’s bid for Ohio Attorney General. The endorsements add to the momentum after Dettelbach’s latest campaign finance filing showed $630,000 raised for the period, positioning the campaign for success in 2018, according to a press release..

“I’m honored to have the support of these public servants who work every day to make Ohio a better place. As Ohio Attorney General, I’ll stand shoulder to shoulder with our representatives to take on powerful special interests, keep our communities safe and level the playing field so that […]

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The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting this morning that a group of Ohioans are opposed to removing a confederate memorial in Franklin, Ohio.

This obviously begs the question, why in pluperfect hell is there a confederate memorial in Ohio to remove anyway? Why are there four of them? Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan pillaged and burned his way across southern Ohio in 1863. Does Altanta have a monument to Sherman? Does Rome have a memorial to the Visigoths? The answer to both is no, and for good reason.

From the Enquirer:

The removal of […]

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich showed yet again that all he has to offer on the brazen idiocy Donald Trump has exhibited throughout his candidacy and seven months into his presidency is more meaningless mush.

Now a lame-duck governor whose status as a very weak leader back home will be validated again this week when GOP lawmakers return to Columbus to override some vetoes from his last budget bill, Kasich tried but failed last year to carve out a niche for himself as the “adult in the room.”

Sadly, for Kasich, the only niche he’s been […]

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News broke Friday afternoon that White House Chief Strategist Steven Bannon is out.

This was after the worst week yet in a seemingly never-ending series of horrible weeks for President Donald Trump and his dysfunctional, chaotic administration.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said what we all know: Bannon should have never been in the White House in the first place.

Here is Brown’s statement in full:

“Steve Bannon should have never been in the White House. He has promoted anti-Semitism, racism and misogyny, embracing the same bigotry and hate speech that have left so many Ohioans feeling unsafe. Bannon […]

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Do you think there is enough tension and division in the United States right now? Are folks hot enough around the collar? Y’know what might cool things off here in Ohio?

Opening up our gun laws to “stand your ground” so that Ohioans have no duty to retreat and can kill each other whenever they feel under attack. Great. Perfect. Run with it.

That’s apparently the thinking of some Ohio Republicans.

From the Columbus Dispatch:

“We want to eliminate your duty to retreat when you are under threat of violent attack,” said (state) Sen. Jay Hottinger, […]

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There are two impressive records Ohio Gov. John Kasich and baseball legend Joe DiMaggio own that center on the number 56.

For Jolt’n Joe, he hit safely in 56 straight games, a baseball record that remains unbroken. For Ohio’s term-limited governor, July marks the 56th straight month under his leadership that Ohio has underperformed the national job creation average.

That’s the news Friday from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services and the Bureau of Labor Statistics when both agencies released data on employment and unemployment in Ohio during July 2017.

According to Ohio’s preeminent […]

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The Ringling Brothers Circus isn’t thrilling fans in the Big Top anymore. But if it was, a political dancing bear would be the kind of old-school act that might make a career politician a household name.

These days, however, Ohio’s term-limited, lame-duck leader can also also be a dancing bear who rants on cue when national media come calling, looking for John Kasich to pelt President Donald Trump with verbal spitballs, as seen on TV  early morning this week when he told Trump to “get his act together.” But when asked by NBC morning show anchors to dance harder […]

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The Republican Governors Association (RGA) is trying once again to taint, poison or derail former Ohio Attorney General and current head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Richard Cordray’s long rumored candidacy for Ohio governor next year.

The RGA said on Tuesday that it has sent the CFPB a second Freedom of Information Act request for records that would show whether Cordray is actively pursuing a run. Doing that while running the CFPB would potentially violate the Hatch Act, a law that bars some in the executive branch from participating in political activity while serving.

RGA’s public records “request […]

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U.S. Sen. Al Franken has a line about U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz: “You have to understand that I like Ted Cruz probably more than most of my colleagues like Ted Cruz, and I hate Ted Cruz.”

Texas Ted is one of the slimiest, bent, and ate-up personalities to have squirmed across the floor of the U.S. Senate in the 21st Century.

Josh Mandel is one of the most noxious bags of sulphuric hot wind to have drifted across the great plains of Ohio in the 21st Century. It’s pretty well known that even their Republican colleagues, in Congress and […]

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There is little doubt that the drivel that spews out of President Donald Trump’s mouth on a daily basis will easily eclipse the politically powerful results of a report to estimate the effects of terminating payments included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) called cost-sharing reductions (CSRs).

A request by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic Whip Steney Hoyer to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) produced some stunning numbers on how how bad Trump’s medicine will be for many helped by CSRs.


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