From the daily archives: Friday, December 11, 2015

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has an incredible knack for wasting state time and money grooming, saddling, and riding his personal hobby horses.

When he’s not frittering away staff hours and state resources filing amicus briefs opposing medical rights for women (Hobby Lobby) or equal rights for gay people (Obergefell), he’s apparently busying himself launching arbitrary investigations into Planned Parenthood.

From the Columbus Dispatch:

Disposal methods by Planned Parenthood affiliates violate Ohio Administrative Code 3701-47-05 which requires that a “fetus shall be disposed of in a humane manner,” DeWine’s office said. The finding violation of state code, not state law.

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In South Carolina, the state where presidential candidates will go following voting in Iowa then New Hampshire next February, the news delivered Wednesday by a Fox News poll can only enlarge Donald Trump’s ego even more, if that’s even possible.

The New York City billionaire has completely captured the 24/7 news cycle, starting Monday, when he declared that Muslims should be barred from entering the country until national leaders “figure out what the hell is going on. The 73-year old real estate developer sits high atop a pyramid of Republicans who would all be fired if the race for the […]

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Depending on your source for news, the embarrassing and allegedly illegal personnel fiasco first revealed by Plunderbund—through a public records request revealing the falsification of records by Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor’s top aides who were both receiving personal care services and working on the state clock to reelect their bosses Kasich and Taylor to a second term—may not make the cut for some news reports or official reports.

The findings of Ohio Inspector General Randy Meyer, related to what Lt. Gov. Taylor’s chief of staff and her aide did on state time, is either an isolated situation […]

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