From the daily archives: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Trump’s VP Charade

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The breathless charade, otherwise known as Donald Trump’s search for a veep, is a perfect setting for his need  to prevail over others  in his realm.  Even staid CNN described the theatrics as  “drama” and  “intrigue”.  Trump could have written those words himself.  In short order, he has created a group of celebrity supplicants who are prepared to give up their souls to be on Trump’s team.  He’s  a control freak whose ego swells with every photo-op as he rises to deliver America from evil.

By mid-week, his A-list had included ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a tattered hitchhiker these days […]

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As Republicans and their renegades fracture over their presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, securing the party’s nomination in Cleveland next week, Hillary Clinton was all smiles last week when President Obama signed on to her campaign.

Her smiles were as big Tuesday when her chief Democratic challenger this year, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, vowed his allegiance to help elect her the next, and the first woman, president at a joint rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Hillary Clinton, who national polls show leading Trump by about five percentage points, and Senator Bernie Sanders came together today, embracing each other on more […]

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He didn’t let go with a rebel yell like he did in 2004 when he was the Democratic outsider candidate looking to shake up the world, but in Ohio’s capital city Thursday, former Vermont Governor and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Dr. Howard Dean, did let go with a blistering attack on Donald Trump, the Republican presidential primary winner who’s expected to leave Cleveland next week with the GOP nomination in-hand.

At a presser event held at a phone banking event near downtown with former Democratic Governor of Ohio Ted Strickland, Dr. Dean didn’t hold back his high-profile fire on […]

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Gov. John Kasich’s administration decided last year that some exempt employees were not fairly compensated compared with some highly paid union employees. A provision was slipped into House Bill 64, the state budget, in June 2015 to add a step on top of the pay scale, one report noted.

Few will recall while some won’t want to recall when citizen Kasich, campaigning for governor in 2010, joked about how some of his management class hires would probably see bonus pay if he was elected governor.

All that joking wasn’t joking, it was Lehman Brothers banker Kasich signaling his […]

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Ohio’s lame duck governor is ready to duck and cover when it comes to helping his party’s presumptive presidential nominee win the general election this fall.

John Weaver, Gov. John Kasich’s top political adviser, said there had never been any possibility that his boss would join forces with Donald Trump, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The governor will defend “his own brand of Republicanism” and hasn’t been shy in blasting the Donald.

“We made sure there were no expectations back in May,” Mr. Weaver said. “No avenue. No way. Not happening. Forget about it.”

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