From the daily archives: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Millionaire U.S. Congressman Jim Renacci voted Thursday for the House Republican tax plan, which will raise taxes on 36 million middle-class households across America, in order to give massive tax breaks to the wealthy and big corporations that ship jobs overseas, the Ohio Democratic Party said in a release this afternoon.

As one of the richest members of Congress, Jim Renacci has been one of the biggest cheerleaders for the Republican tax giveaway to […]

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Former United States Congressman Zack Space’s campaign for Ohio Auditor of State today released its first video. The spot is titled “I’m Ready. Are You?”

In a press release announcing the video, Space elaborated on what he’s learned speaking to Ohioans around the state:

“Since I announced my campaign for Auditor of State in August, I’ve traveled tens of thousands of miles and met voters in more than 40 Ohio counties,” Space said. “Everywhere I travel in our state – from Lima to Marietta, Dayton to Parma – I hear from Ohioans who know that our democracy is broken. They […]

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Trump Returns During Turkey Season

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In case you hadn’t noticed  in the sea  of turkeys that emerged for the Thanksgiving season, Donald  Trump returned from Asia. Yes, that Donald Trump! In no time, with Shakespearean grandeur he reported that our money was well invested in sending him off to save the world.

His extraordinarily puffed TV account of his singular magic, relieved only by two swigs from his water bottle, could hardly have been more reassuring to Americans who have grown quite fearful of nuclear power in the hands of a couple of unhinged madmen. Even U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who was roundly ridiculed by Trump for […]

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Reports surfaced early Wednesday afternoon that Richard Cordray resigned from his Obama-era post leading the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, a job he was hand-selected to run by former President Barack Obama after first choice Elizabeth Warren, who conceptually birthed the agency Republicans hate, would have likely not made it through Senate confirmation hearings.

“As I have said many times, but feel just as much today as I ever have, it has been a joy of my life to have the opportunity to serve our country as the first director of the Consumer Bureau by working alongside all of you here,” […]

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