From the daily archives: Monday, August 5, 2013

Today State Rep. John Becker from Ohio’s 65th House District sent out a letter requesting co-sponsors for a bill to reduce the number of days Ohioans are able to cast an early ballot.

“The purpose of this legislation is to reduce the number of days for absent voting”, writes Becker. “I believe that allowing absentee voting for 35 days before Election Day also opens the chances for voter fraud.”

Becker goes on to tell potential  co-sponsors that his bill would “reduce the length of time for absent voting from 35 days before Election Day to 17 days” and would stop […]

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As  it has for years, the Plain Dealer again showed up at our house Sunday.  Sort of.  The big story of the day was the Plain Dealer itself, pitched at the fortissimo level of a successful Mars landing by Rand Paul or the triumphant return of LeBron James or Gov.   John Kasich, whichever comes first.

These are the moments when a newspaper’s brass gets a byline or two to persuade you in a neighborly way that whatever else you may have heard, the emergence of a new Plain Dealer avatar will serve your every need over morning coffee while attached to […]

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Matt Borges, Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, sent out a fundraising email this weekend claiming that Obamacare is going to raise insurance rates for Ohioans.   His “information” comes from a flawed announcement made by Mary Taylor a day earlier 

Borges claims “Ohioans can expect their insurance premiums to skyrocket by as much as 41% next year” thanks to Obamacare and Ohio’s federally-run health care insurance exchange.   His claim is based on a press release put out by Taylor’s office titled “Health Insurance Premiums to Increase 41 Percent Due to Affordable Care Act.”

Not only is the 41% number […]

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