From the daily archives: Friday, January 30, 2015

The Youngstown Vindicator reported today that former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland is ready to take on Ohio’s junior U.S. Senator Rob Portman in 2016. Strickland will join fellow Democrat P.G. Sittenfeld in the field of potential challengers for Portman’s senate seat.  Sittenfeld, a Cincinnati City Councilman and Assistant Director of the Community Learning Center Institute, launched his campaign to compete against Sen. Portman eight days ago.

Elected by a nearly 2-1 margin in 2006, following years of domination by Republicans that produced one scandal after another, Gov. Strickland narrowly lost his reelection run to John Kasich in 2010 by about 77,000 votes statewide. […]

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With the arrival of the new Republican flash mob on Capitol Hill, it soon became obvious that the saints didn’t go marching in. They swiftly greeted us with assaults on President Obama’s immigration policies, and brutally damned same-sex weddings, women’s issues and climate change. Sort of ghoulish, don’t you think?

It being Super Bowl week, you might be surprised to learn that despite the GOP’s nasty agenda, one of the biggest losers was Speaker John Boehner, the forever dyspeptic conniver.

Boehner is the fellow who sneakily set up Israeli Prime Minister Benajamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s March speech to a joint session […]

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