MSNBC found a time slot for Brian Williams, the former anchor of NBC Nightly News whose journalistic exaggerations got the media elite star suspended in 2015 .

Brian Williams was replaced by Lester Holt, whose stewardship of the evening news has done quite well, so much so that he’s landed the job as moderator in a couple weeks of the first presidential debate.

Following a period of banishment, Mr. Williams returned to the small screen not too long ago as a late night political jockey on MSNBC, NBC’s triple league team that runs a distant second in cable news show […]

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Today, Republicans in Congress demanded that any funding for the nation’s response to the Zika outbreak must be paired with harmful new gifts to their most extreme constituencies.

Taking a bold stand for the confederacy

House Republicans added an amendment to the bill that would block Planned Parenthood from providing contraception to prevent the spread of the virus (which, unlike most mosquito-borne illnesses, can be transmitted sexually). Another amendment eliminated an existing ban on flying the confederate flag at federal cemeteries, because we are still fighting wars from the nineteenth century, apparently. Others attacked clean water and the healthcare law.

Instead of insisting on a clean funding […]

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Bossie Lands On Trump’s Muddy Track

On September 6, 2016 By

Donald Trump has been so busy adding thugs to his smearing committee that his latest appointment of another cut-throat as his deputy campaign manager (whatever that means) hardly made the columns of many newspapers and newscasts.

We refer to David Bossie, whom Dan Rather described as a “professional political hitman”.

Rather warned us that you can expect the worst from him in the final two months of the presidential campaign.

Bossie has devoted much of his time with a shovel to dig up anything that might scandalize the Democratic presidential nominee. He’s also scandalized himself as the president of Citizens […]

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Three big time labor leaders—AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, AFSCME President Lee Saunders and AFT President Randi Weingarten—campaigned Monday in Cleveland on Labor Day with the Democratic ticket—Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine.

The campaign event is another trip to always important Ohio to solidify if not add to the ticket’s current +3 point advantage over Donald Trump, that can set up positive down-ballot results, especially for Ted Strickland, a former Democratic governor of Ohio running to unseat incumbent Sen. Rob Portman (R).

In coordinated action, Hillary for Ohio released a new video celebrating working people across the country. […]

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The sharks are circling, they smell blood in the water. In an election year drama unfolding in Ohio, the circling sharks are national media and their local corollaries who repeat with ease the entitled media’s rarely right prognostications.

Never The Twain Shall Meet

John C. Green, director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, commented on a poll conducted by his group for a consortium of Ohio news organizations that found this year’s two major presidential candidates are reaching new levels of unpopularity in American politics. A political scientist himself, Mr. Green said that […]

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Happy (Organized) Labor Day!

On September 4, 2016 By

Well, here we are on the eve of Labor Day and guess who is showing so much gratitude for the workers? 

Would you include right-wing officeholders like Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Rep. Jim Renacci, both of whom have endorsed Donald Trump (although  they hope you haven’t noticed!)

But about Labor Day, which was inspired by labor unionists whose programs have been so defiled today by Republican anti-unionists. Anybody on planets Portman or Renacci remember that a couple of union-headed workers named Matthew Maguire , a machinist, and Peter McGuire, a carpenter, inspired the creation of Labor  […]

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If “open secret” is one of the top-listed oxymorons used in everyday conversation, chances are we won’t see –or better yet, hear much longer– another contradictory term: “public charter school.”

That’s because a ruling on August 24 by the National Labor Relations Board might help to eventually put the term “public charter school” in the oxymoron trash bin.

In a New York case involving the efforts of a union to organize the staff at the Hyde Leadership charter school, the NLRB concluded that the school should be subject to its jurisdiction, rather than the Public Employee Relations Board, since Full Story...

Reince Priebus, the alleged chairman of the alleged Republican national party, just settled the issues surrounding Donald Trump’s historic immigration “tour de farce”. Priebus, as it is now certain, is a jellyfish who has been following Trump around the high volume circuit. But it hasn’t been confirmed that the billionaire madman has promised his servile surrogate a hotel (in Aleppo) , a casino, a yacht, a sit-down with Vladimir Putin, and his own reality show as the face of the alleged party. So Priebus joined a former KKK leader, and leaders of racist and white supremacists in praising Trump’s darkest hour.

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Trump Should Be No Mas

On September 2, 2016 By

It was painful to sit all the way through Donald Trump’s imperious bluster on immigration Wednesday night that left the experts debating what he had really said. (As if he knew himself.)

In his most florid incoherence of the campaign after meeting with the scorned Mexican president, he boasted that he would deport two million illegal aliens his first hour in office. Better add a few more donkey carts.

He said he would build a “beautiful” wall and make Mexico pay for it. How? He didn’t say. Still, the flash mob in
Arizona roared its approval. Tell me: Have […]

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In just 67 days, Ohio voters will weigh-in on whether they reelect incumbent Republican Senator Rob Portman or elect former Gov. Ted Strickland to the United States Senate. The difference between the two candidates is as vast as the ocean is deep.

Unfortunately, Ohioans have suffered for nearly six years through the fog of misguided attacks on the former governor that Ohio media has done precious little to sort out based on facts and figures that are readily available to them.

Ohio’s aging but still immature governor John Kasich, who has failed twice now to win the adoration of Republican […]

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As the Labor Day weekend approaches, only 68 days remain before Election Day arrives this fall on Nov. 8. Ohio Republican incumbent Senator Rob Portman enjoys a lead of eight points over his challenger, former Democratic Ohio Gov.Ted Strickland, according to recent polls.

But a poll released Thursday by Public Policy Polling shows that Sen. Portman’s single-digit lead can shrink further if voters break for the candidate that best represents their interests on how to expand wages, especially in light of which candidate would or would not raise the federal minimum wage.

PPP’s new, robust Ohio Poll of 1,134 likely voters, conducted […]

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