From the daily archives: Friday, November 10, 2017

Democratic hopes of retaking the U.S. House of Representatives next year are now sky high after results from this past Tuesday’s elections showed voters in Virginia, New Jersey, Washington, Maine, and other states around the country were more than eager to deliver defeats to Republican candidates who either openly embraced or distanced themselves from President Donald Trump and his destructive, dysfunctional agenda.

While results were spectacular in states that pushed back on Trumpism, expectations for Ohio contributing bigly to Democrats regaining power in the U.S. House should be tamped down, if an analysis by […]

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Senator Outlines Solution to Secure Teamsters, Miners and Other Retiree Pension Plans under Threat, Announces Plans to Push for Pensions Fix in Congress’ Year-End Priorities

On his weekly conference call Wednesday, Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown discussed his plan to introduce legislation that will ensure Ohio retirees can keep the pensions they have earned.

Numerous Ohio pension plans, including the massive Central States Teamsters Pension Plan, the United Mine Workers Pension Plan, the Ironworkers Local 17 Pension Plan, the Ohio Southwest Carpenters Pension Plan and the Bakers and Confectioners Pension Plan are currently on the brink of failure and threatened by […]

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A Rare Time Of Gloat

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OK. Bear with me. I’m euphoric. It’s not a feeling that I’ve enjoyed ever since that man pranced into the Oval Office nearly a year ago. It may not last. But then, it may.

While Donald Trump was addressing a polite audience of South Korea’s National Assembly, gushing praise for that  country’s golf team at his prized course in New Jersey, and finishing with bombastic threats against neighboring  North Korea, a funny funny thing was happening back home: A Republican candidate for governor in Virginia, a wannabe with Trump’s best wishes, was being crushed in a landslide.

The election was […]

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If Ohio’s term-limited, lame-duck governor continues his improbable dream of rallying Republicans to his side to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican presidential primary, the sanctimonious conservative who claimed only one Electoral College vote last year might want to reevaluate that ambition, if polling results on a hypothetical matchup between the two conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) are even halfway accurate.

Beating the New York billionaire whose national magic trick last year was to be elected president will require outbound Ohio Gov. John Kasich to perform his own national miracle. PPP notes in its […]

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