From the daily archives: Monday, May 12, 2008

Hearings on Senate Bill 305 start tomorrow.

The goal of the bill is to prevent discriminatory practices on the basis of “sexual orientation”.

Besides the normal cast of characters coming out for and against this bill- we also have, for the first time I can remember, the business community getting involved.

Big Ohio companies like Cardinal Health, Cleveland Clinic and Nationwide Insurance are finally doing the right thing by publicly supporting this legislation

Unfair practices are bad for business and bad for Ohio’s economy. Top Ohio employers like Nationwide Insurance say that Ohio’s intolerance harms their ability to […]

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Brunner to get JFK Award

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Starved for some good news for statewide Dems after being awash in a sea of DannGate, this is really good to hear about:

The secretary of state will accept a John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in Boston for pushing Ohio away from touch-screen voting machines toward optically scanned paper ballots.

The award, named for Kennedy’s 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book highlighting political acts of courage, previously has been bestowed on such noted political figures as former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

“Our democracy depends on voter trust,” foundation president Caroline Kennedy said in a news release, adding that Brunner’s […]

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Howard Wolfson, senior Clinton advisor, appeared on Fox News this Sunday and admitted that the campaign is $20 million in debt!

He also said: “There is no reason for her not to continue this process.”

NO REASON?

How about $20 MILLION in debt?

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Had John Edwards endorsed Obama prior to the North Carolina primary he could at least pretend he is still politically relevant by claiming that his endorsement gave Obama a big win there.

It’s obviously too late now for his endorsement to really matter- and I think he knows that.

Still- that didn’t stop him from going on Face the Nation this weekend and announcing that Obama is going to be our nominee:

“I think it is likely, certainly at this point, that Senator Obama will be the nominee. [S]he has to be really careful that she’s not damaging our […]

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WV Leaders Endorse Obama

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While the polls are showing Hillary with pretty big lead in West Virginia, it turns out that Obama is still picking up the endorsements of tons of WV leaders

Today West Virginia state senators, delegates, sheriffs and Democratic party chairs joined Senator Jay Rockefeller and the state’s only member of Congress to endorse, Nick Rahall, in supporting Barack Obama. Obama has also received the endorsement of West Virginia State Auditor Glen Gainer III.

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