From the daily archives: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Her husband was in Reno, Nevada, Thursday at the University of Nevada trying to put the Silver State in the Democrat’s win column on November 8.

While Virginia’s Washington Senator Tim Kaine, a former city councilman, mayor, Lt. Gov. and governor, was campaigning out west, his wife Anne Holton was campaigning in the Midwest, in Delaware, Ohio, where polls show Ohioians are waffling between Clinton-Kaine and the Republican ticket of New York billionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump and his super conservative ticketmate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

Mrs. Kaine told a small group in the county seat of Ohio’s […]

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Junior Skittles : Like Father, Like Son

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When Donald  Trump Jr.  breezily compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of Skittles, it revealed once again the Trump Culture so coldly detached from today’s bloodily inhuman  conflicts. At 38, “Skittles” Trump, as he shall now be known,   is  the dauphin who someday will inherit billions from Daddy’s purse and sees no reason to cast himself today as a worry wart over other people’s hardship.

As news sources begin taking a closer look at him, they are finding copious evidence that he has become the poster figure for right-wing militants, racists and other  radical groups  that  joined his father to […]

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There’s probably only one political entity in our dear state that despises the Ohio Republican Party more than the Ohio Democratic Party, and that would be the Libertarian Party of Ohio. Yes, thanks to a variety of new regulations and obstacles created by Ohio’s GOP — as covered here on Plunderbund and elsewhere — the Libertarian Party of Ohio is technically not even a recognized political party anymore. This assault on the LPO began in 2013 when the Ohio State Senate fast tracked S.B. 193, dubbed the “John Kasich Re-Election Protection Act”, a law that completely restructured Ohio’s rules regarding the statuses of minor […]

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On a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown said his outrage of the week is Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s challenge of President Barack Obama’s proposal to strengthen overtime laws.

Ohio’s AG joined officials from 21 states to sue the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay. The lawsuit came the same day that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and more than 50 other business groups filed a legal challenge against the regulation, the AP reported.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said […]

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In case you don’t spend your day refreshing Twitter, you missed a pretty hilarious side show in the 2016 race for President.

It all starts with a story that broke overnight about  an interview with the Chair of Donald Trump’s Mahoning County operation, who shared some pretty deplorable thoughts about racism… read it for yourself, but here are some fun highlights:

Miller was quickly ousted by the campaign, which is currently struggling to court African-American voters. Replacing her is Tracey Winbush, an African-American talk show host and former Kasich supporter. As soon as campaign reporters began adding Winbush to their Twitter […]

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