From the daily archives: Friday, February 17, 2012

This week, without any public testimony, Republicans on the Ohio House Health and Aging Committee voted along party lines to prohibit Ohio physician assistants from fitting, inserting or removing a device “designed in such a manner that it functions either solely or in combination with other functions by preventing or hindering an embryo from implanting within the uterus or from growing if implantation occurs.” According to Chairman Lynn Wachtmann, fertilization is the point at which life begins, and preventing pregnancy through the use of an IUD is, effectively, terminating a […]

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Lake Erie is, without a doubt, one of Ohio’s greatest natural assets. So you’d think Ohioans – especially those in Congress – would take every opportunity to protect it.


Today the House voted on a bill (H.R. 3408) sponsored by Kathy Castor (FL) that would prevent drilling in the Great Lakes and the Florida Everglades.

According to the final vote results, Ohio’s Republican delegation (with the exception of Steve Austria, who didn’t vote) all voted to reject additional protections including Steve Chabot, Jean Schmidt, Mike Turner, Jim Jordan, Bob Latta, Bill Johnson, Pat Tiberi, Steve LaTourette, Steve Stivers, […]

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Attorney General Mike DeWine has decided to change his presidential candidate endorsement again, first from Tim Paulenty, then Mitt Romney and now to Rick Santorum.

Ohio’s conservatives have long referred to Attorney General Mike DeWine as a RINO, calling his conservative values into question. Maybe he decided he’d show them all by backing the most radical of the social conservatives in the race.

Or maybe, in the middle of the fight over the Ohio Republican Party, DeWine has decided to get out in front of Kasich, just to make the Governor’s endorsement that much less important.

Or maybe […]

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We’re always glad to add our own Ohio political spin to popular Internet memes, so we set Plunderbund’s crack creative team to work. Ultimately they couldn’t decide on a single “What People Think I Do / What I Really Do” theme for John Kasich, so they created two.  Enjoy!




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