From the daily archives: Friday, August 12, 2016

Earlier this week the Federal Election Commission (FEC) sent a letter to the Trump Campaign requesting additional information about dozens of questionable campaign contributions that “could result in an audit or enforcement action.”

Four of the contributions came from individuals with foreign addresses, one came from a questionable limited liability corporation and over one hundred and fifty more contributions either exceed campaign contribution limits or broke in-kind contribution rules.

Trump has been facing criticism for the past few months over his campaign’s potentially illegal fundraising from foreign nationals.

The full letter and a list of the questionable contributions is […]

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Has there ever been a presidential candidate more fascinated  by violence than Donald Trump, who is reprising Clint Eastwood’s role of “Dirty Harry” at every stop?

To  remind you: At his rally in Sioux Center, Iowa, he boasted to his flash mob of loyalists that he could “stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters”. He barked he was so outraged by the speakers at the Democratic National Convention that  he wanted to hit them in the head again and again to make their heads spin. He has complained that  there was no […]

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Breaking news Friday came from a federal court ruling that directed Gov. John Kasich’s health department to consider a grant application from Ohio Planned Parenthood.

Ohio’s lame duck governor has teamed up in the past with a hard-right legislature to make life for women harder, including an attempt to scuttle Planned Parenthood. Reprioritizing which groups would receive funding was the cunning method to assure Planned Parenthood would be out of luck and out of money. Ohio Republicans enacted laws that left the 100-year old health group out in the cold.

Ruling Saves Lifesaving Care

The ruling today by Judge Michael […]

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Timken Plays The Trump Card

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When Donald Trump flew into Akron-Canton Airport the other night, it was an elite in-and-out milk stop for a $25,000-a- head fund raiser at Brookside Country Club. The private event was hosted by Jane and Tim Timken, the iconic Republican industrialist family whose powerful name represents a company town called Canton.

I found it quite a challenge to get more details than that, although I did learn that two of the names on the small guest list were former First Energy commanding officer Tony Alexander and Summit County Republican executive committee chairman Bryan Williams. After repeated calls to Stark County […]

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