Apparently the Donald Trump regime is scared of Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, including him as a target in next year’s mid-term election with the hope of weakening him before the 2020 U.S. Presidential cycle.
Allies of Donald Trump have begun plotting to take down or weaken potential Democratic challengers in 2020, including several who will be on the ballot in next year’s midterms.
The 2018-focused work ranges from a major donor-funded super PAC designed to blemish Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s image, to a full-scale effort to defeat Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown outright before he […]Full Story... →
Anyone who followed the governor’s race in 2014 knows Ohio media regularly allowed Gov. John Kasich to get away with murder, so to speak, by not confronting him on his many scandals, choosing instead to pound his Democratic opponent for what in hindsight were merely minor shortcomings.
Kasich won his first term in 2010 by only 77,127 votes statewide, so he needed a solid second win to justify running for president in 2016.
The former congressman who represented a reliably Republican district in central Ohio for 18 years has accumulated a terrible record since 2011 that includes, but isn’t limited […]Full Story... →
Ripping health care coverage aways from millions of Americans is the mistress Republicans just can’t quit, in Ohio’s General Assembly or the U.S. Congress.
As news broke Sunday that U.S. Senate Republicans haven’t given up on their dream of devastating millions of people by denying the access to health insurance by repealing Obamacare, it turns out Ohio House Republican leadership also hasn’t given up on freezing Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. If they do, they will steal health care coverage away from 500,000 Ohioans over the course of about 18 months.
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Last month Ohio Gov. John Kasich matched baseball great Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak with his own streak of 56 months below the national average for job creation. This month, Kasich’s streak extended to 57, the same number of pickle varieties the H.J. Heinz company located in Pittsburgh, PA made famous in its “57 varieties” advertising campaign.
New estimates of Ohio employment for August 2017 were released Friday by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, showing that current sub-par job growth, including all months between December 2012 and August 2017, has reached 57 consecutive months, […]Full Story... →
Ten years after running for mayor of Bexley, filmmaker and comedian Travis Irvine will return to his hometown for a screening of his documentary, “American Mayor,” at the Drexel Theater on Main Street in Bexley Monday evening.
Irvine grew up in Bexley, graduated from Ohio University in 2006, and ran for mayor the next year, in 2007. He said in an interview last week that after graduating, he had moved home and was unsure what to do next.
“I moved back home with my parents in the suburb city of Bexley,” he said. “My neighbors in Bexley had been dealing […]Full Story... →
The Ohio Supreme Court will consider whether the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) will ultimately be responsible for paying back $60 million owed to the state of Ohio for “ghost students” – even though three of the court’s seven justices have taken campaign contributions from ECOT’s founder Bill Lager.
The Columbus Dispatch reported that the state high court has accepted one ECOT case, and only one point from that case, for review.
From The Dispatch:
The state’s largest online charter school and the Ohio Department of Education are battling over how to properly calculate […]Full Story... →
One in five Ohio children are struggling in poverty. Nearly 95,000 Ohio children lack health coverage. They are suffering from hunger and lacking basic essentials like toiletries. They fall behind in education as they miss the opportunities and support systems their non-impoverished peers enjoy.
After trillions in tax cuts delivered in 2003 by Republican President George W. Bush that were supposed to unleash America’s might and create jobs and prosperity as far as the eye could see, the nation soon found itself mired in the Great Recession, an economic meltdown second in severity only to the Great […]Full Story... →
The Associated Press reports that Ohio state attorneys asked the state supreme court on Tuesday to override lower court rulings and uphold the state Health Department’s order to shut down Toledo’s last abortion clinic.
At the end of the AP article it reads, “Restrictions on abortion clinics in Ohio passed by lawmakers over the last six years have contributed to the closings of several clinics already. The state has 8 clinics left operating. It had twice that many in 2011.”
The legislature can pass all the laws it wants, but if the governor doesn’t sign them, they […]Full Story... →
Republicans in Washington want to cut Social Security and Medicare and put new taxes on retirement savings accounts to pay for massive tax cuts for Wall Street. Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is having none of it, promising “one hell of a fight” during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee.
“You’ve got to be kidding me: their two best ideas to pay for massive tax cuts for Wall Street are to cut Medicare and raise the […]Full Story... →
Go tell it on the mountain, or in the Oval Office in the White House in Washington or at the Statehouse in Columbus, that Obamacare is working pretty damn well, despite efforts by Republicans from 2010 to today to scuttle it or disable it whenever the political opportunity has presented itself.
Released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau, “Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2016” paints an accurate picture of health insurance coverage by state that easily counters critics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) who say it’s failing.
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Like many politicians, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien uses his Twitter account to post information about the cases his office is working on, the deer in his backyard, political events and even family vacation selfies. But a quick look at the things Republican Prosecutor O’Brian’s account “likes” on Twitter tells a whole different story.
Spoiler: Someone really likes porn!
On July 9th, 2014 O’Brien’s twitter account liked an article on Huffington Post titled “Monogamy not your thing? here’s why you consider an open relationship.”
In January of this year the account liked a tweet by an adult entertainment […]Full Story... →