From the daily archives: Wednesday, December 8, 2010

State Senator Eric Kearney (D-Cincinnati) is more   willing than U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown to publicly support the tax deal between President Obama and GOP Congressional leaders.

From Senator Kearney’s press release:

Senator Eric H. Kearney (D-Cincinnati) expresses his support for the bi-partisan framework agreement announced by President Obama yesterday, extending unemployment benefits through the end of 2011, allowing each American family to keep their tax cuts for the next two years and improving the environment for job creation.

“President Obama has shown leadership by taking an essential step on the road to recovery,” said Senator Kearney.

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If Joe Lieberman, who is the lead Democrat on the negotiations on tonight’s DADT vote in the Senate, actually manages to get enough Republican votes to clear the procedural hurdle (surprise, closure vote) that DADT can actually pass, does that rehabilitate his image with the progressive community?

TPM is reporting the Susan Collins (R-ME) is wobbling towards coming on board.  Scott Brown (R-MA) is reportedly on board.  Lisa Markowski (R-AK) is reportedly signaling she may come on board if the debate is open enough to amendments. 

Granted, there’s a big “if” attached to […]

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Remember when John Kasich used to say that any suggestion that he’d be bad for higher education was a “smear” even though he never once offered what his plan for higher education would be?

Well, today, John Kasich finally started sharing that vision (Source: Cincinnati Enquirer):

Ohio’s public colleges are getting the message from Gov.-elect John Kasich: Spend less money and make sure it helps create jobs.

"Just because you’re an egghead doesn’t mean you know how to plug something into a wall," he said in a briefing with new Cincinnati State President O’dell Owens. "They can […]

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Anastasia from Ohio Daily Blog was at last weekend’s ODP Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus meeting and reports that State Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) unleashed a torrent of criticism about how the Lancer Group’s payroll screw up hurt the Ohio Democratic Party with the African-American community:

Hundreds of workers were left standing outside a locked campaign headquarters in the cold on Election Day. Said Turner, “They were ready to riot. If Representative Williams and I had not shown up, they would have rioted.”

She pointed out that “99.9%” of these people were black, and that this was one of […]

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Strickland Kasich 3C Letter

The Dispatch doesn’t even provide its website readers a link to the full letter, even though its available on the Governor’s website.  Instead, it presents the whole thing as a “he said, he said,” never once actually noting that much of what Kasich claims are bunk.

Kasich repeated that there are too many unanswered questions about how many people would ride the train, how fast it would go […]

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Here’s Sherrod on with John King on CNN last night:

And again on Maddow last night:

Looks like he’s leaning against it.  He doesn’t believe this deal will help the economy and will make the deficit worse.  Brown is convinced that the unemployment extension would occur regardless as to what happened with taxes because the Republicans would cave as they always do on that front.

You can reach Sherrod’s office toll-free at 1-888-896-6446 if you want to let him know your thoughts.

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In their story about yesterday’s Ohio Department of Veteran Services appointment, the Dispatch covers Kasich’s response to the lack of diversity so far in his Administration:

Kasich also pointed to his campaign staff and family: "One of the most under-reported elements of my campaign is that I had a woman campaign manager, I have a woman lieutenant governor, I have a woman finance chairman, and I’m married to a woman with two daughters, OK? I’ve said all along, I really wish I could get some guys around me. That didn’t happen because I was playing some sort of […]

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