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,” […]Full Story... →
Ohio’s governor is well known for his sanctimonious, self-righteous, ego-inflating religiosity that he deploys when he’s in a jam and needs an escape hatch to exit a debate he won’t fare well in.
Calculating that he can’t call himself a Republican these days because the brand is now toxic, after Donald Trump was allowed to hijack it and candidates like Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore allowed to abuse it, John Kasich now thinks calling himself a “conservative” is a safe self-identifier even though he’s as Republican today as he was at the start of his political career nearly 40 years […]Full Story... →
It’s finally happened, folks. The insane pass that Donald Trump gets from the right on things that would send other politicians out to pasture is now being extended to others.
Sixteen women have accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault. Their stories are well-reported and corroborated. But in the fallout from Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Brett Rattner, and so many others, the allegations from these 16 women against Trump have registered barely a blip.
And now, in Alabama, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate who’s made a name for himself calling for gay people to be thrown in […]Full Story... →
Apparently Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel has trouble condemning pedophilia.
Josh Mandel has no problem condemning the Anti-Defamation League. That anti-hate group called out Mandel’s friends Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec for starting the vicious “Pizzagate” hoax conspiracy theory accusing Hillary Clinton of running a pedophile sex ring out of a pizza shop in Washington D.C.
Their handiwork resulted in a guy from North Carolina going to the Comet Ping Pong pizza shop with his AR-15 and firing three rounds into the place in December 2016, an act of domestic terrorism, which Mandel finds himself also unable to condemn, preferring only ever to condemn […]Full Story... →
Brown: Tax Reform Should be About Putting Money Back in Pockets Of Working Ohioans
If you didn’t get a chance to see it yet, Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown took Republicans and President Donald Trump to task Monday for talking a big game about helping working people with tax reform and then presenting legislation that stiffs them while giving away trillions of dollars in breaks to multinational corporations.
Brown previewed his prepared remarks for the Senate Finance Committee in a release noting that he has met with Trump and top administration officials on tax reform, offering to work together for […]Full Story... →
It seems just like yesterday when Republican President George W. Bush and his budget director, Ohio’s now-junior senator in Washington Rob Portman, were promising a bounty of good times and good jobs with high wages that would cascade down across all sectors of the economy if their trillion-dollar income tax cuts were approved.
After two unpaid-for rounds of lucrative and risky tax cuts, both in the trillions, what two terms of 43’s administration delivered was a net loss of 396,000 private sector jobs, marking one of the most sluggish job creation eras in modern times. […]Full Story... →
In the final days of his grandly scaled Asian tour, Donald Trump raised America’s stakes in the high level meetings by turning the talk to “insults.” The President, who is sensitive to any mention of his personal imperfection, was clearly offended by North Korea’s 33-year-old supreme leader Kim Jong-un, who referred to our chief of state as “old.”
Trump said that was insulting by a nuclear enemy whom we have to come to know simply as “Rocket Man.” Ha. Ha.
After all, Trump retorted, “I didn’t call him short and fat.”
That much, we must concede, was the model of […]Full Story... →
Ohio Gov. John Kasich had dual national TV cameo gigs lined up Sunday, one on ABC’s “This Week” and another on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
The governor who lost badly last year when he tried his second run at the White House was in line to be asked to weigh-in on Alabama Republican Judge Roy Moore’s upcoming election to the U.S. Senate. Moore, whose choice of clothing sometimes makes him look like Woody, the lead character in Toy Story, is no stranger to controversy.
He’s on the hot seat again, this time over whether a now […]Full Story... →
Ohio Democratic primary governor candidate Connie Pillich has been on a mission to visit all of the Buckeye State’s 88 counties this year, and as of last Friday she had already been to 75 of them.
“I decided to do this because I feel that Democrats have forgotten large sections of Ohio for a really long time and I wanted to make sure I didn’t leave anyone behind,” she said.
Pillich, a former state representative who narrowly lost her race for Ohio Treasurer in 2014, said she’s been bringing her message of leadership and economic opportunity to every corner of […]Full Story... →
“Are you a Core Conservative? A Solid Liberal? Or somewhere in between?” That’s the enticing sales pitch to take a 17-question quiz that determines which “Political Typology” group you fit in. Your results will be compared with a nationally representative survey of more than 5,000 U.S. adults by Pew Research Center.
These first two questions are offered to wet your appetite to take the other 15:
“The government should do more to help needy Americans, even if it means going deeper into debt?”
“The government today can’t afford to do much more to help […]Full Story... →
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 […]Full Story... →