From the daily archives: Thursday, March 19, 2015

It was cold but sunny in downtown Cleveland Wednesday when President Barack Obama returned to Cleveland after an absence of 16 months.  He was there to define proponents of the GOP agenda as out of touch with reality. Check the facts, he said, on one failed prediction after another made by the GOP since his administration started working in 2009.

Ticking off his many accomplishments, from 12 million jobs created and 16.4 million people now being covered by the Affordable Care Act to an unemployment rate of 5.5 percent and 60 straight months of private sector job growth, he wasn’t shy about […]

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We caught up with Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper in Cleveland Wednesday to hear remarks delivered to the City Club by President Barack Obama. Both the president and Mr. Pepper focused on middle-class economics as the real pathway to prosperity for the overwhelming majority of Americans.

President Obama defined middle-class economics as the product of building “more ladders” for people to get into the middle class if they’re willing to work hard. “We do better when everyone grows together — top, middle, bottom. We do better when everyone has a chance not only to benefit from America’s success, but also […]

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Democratic Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur was on-board Air Force One with the president Wednesday, when he returned to Cleveland after last being there in November of 2013 to deliver remarks on middle-class economics to about 400 who attended a meeting of the City Club, which moved from its regular venue to a much larger one at the Global Health Center for Innovation.

We caught up with Representative Kaptur and asked her about balanced budgets, the Republican’s recently released budget proposal and the prospects for a transportation bill she believes is critical for the nation and Ohio.

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