From the daily archives: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Leaks from the Trump National Convention program committee have been guardedly sent to me by my disgruntled GOP friend.

Read carefully to be well ahead off the curve:

House Speaker Paul Ryan will lead the delegates in the Pledge of Allegiance  as a reminder that he is strongly supporting a unified party.  He will then be sent directly  home.
Donald Trump  himself will give the keynote speech as the only worldly philosopher king in the hall.

Trump also will place his name in  nomination. “I do what I do,” he will tell the delegates.  “There is none […]

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Women won two more big victories from the Supreme Court this week when it allowed Washington state to require pharmacies to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives and rejected appeals from Mississippi and Wisconsin seeking to put in place restrictions on abortion clinics that were struck down by lower courts.

One ruling rejected an appeal from pharmacists who said they have religious objections to providing the drugs while the second refused to hear appeals involving laws that would have forced doctors who perform abortions at clinics in the two states to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, the Full Story...

In a Tuesday conference call with reporters setup by press for Team Clinton, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown went to town on Donald Trump, ripping his record of outsourcing products to other countries when they could be made in America and even Ohio. Sen. Brown was joined by International President of the United Steelworkers Leo Gerard ahead of visits to Ohio and Pennsylvania by Donald Trump. The duo lambasted the Donald on his well-documented record of profiting at the expense of American workers even though he emphasizes on the campaign trail Made in America. Sen. Brown and Mr. Gerard are strong, uncompromising […]

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That’s the word used recently by the New York Times to describe the actions of Ohio Republicans to prevent some of the state’s citizens from voting in the upcoming presidential election.

The Paper of Record didn’t pull any punches in describing the behavior of Secretary of State Jon Husted and the Ohio General Assembly in cranking out legislation designed to suppress the vote. Neither did U.S. District Court Judge Algenon Marbley, who presided in the lawsuit which challenged some recent voting restrictions imposed by the legislature.

“Make no mistake: the court is deeply troubled by the flurry of […]

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