From the daily archives: Monday, February 8, 2016

By David Knox

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said something during Saturday’s presidential debate in New Hampshire that he didn’t say in the previous seven Republican debates.

“And we’ve grown jobs by 400,000 — that’s one of the fastest growing states in the country,” he told the audience at St. Anselm’s College and an estimated 13.2 million television and online viewers.

The first part of that sentence is true — Ohio has gained more than 400,000 jobs since Kasich took office in January 2011, according to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

But those same figures don’t support Kasich’s […]

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We can’t stop, longtime Athens County labor leader Ted Linscott told a standing-room-only crowd at the local community center last Thursday night. Every day there is an effort to keep the working man down. Every day working people of Ohio need to fight it. And every day we will.

Linscott is the president of the Southeast Ohio Central Labor Council of the AFL-CIO and he played MC to an event sponsored by We Are Ohio warning labor supporters in Ohio of plans afoot to bring a so-called “right to work” law to the Buckeye State. The law won’t be introduced […]

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According to Google, the top trending questions asked about the seven Republican candidates on the debate stage Saturday night in New Hampshire was different for each.

For Ohio’s temperamental two-term governor, who’s refashioned his normally mean personality into the meme of the “Happy Warrior” and enjoyed, according to some, the best debate performance so far along with two other GOP governor co-rivals still in the race, searchers wanted to know some basics about Mr. Kasich.

Googling Kay-SICK

Plunderbund offers a handy voter guide of responses to trending questions and topics on John Kasich. Staking his political future on “doing […]

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