From the daily archives: Thursday, December 17, 2015

Odds makers in Las Vegas, America’s mecca of gambling and the site of Tuesday’s latest GOP debate, carry serious weight when it comes to betting on baseball, football or horse races.

Politics is no different.

A guest on  Chris Matthews MSNBC show this week, widely followed Las Vegas odds maker Jimmy Vaccaro, offered some odds on who Republicans will pick and how that nominee will fair against Democrats next year.

For Republicans, Vaccaro said his odds right now are 3-1 for either Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio to become the GOP pick for president. For Democrats, there is […]

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Trump: 25 Years Ago In PLAYBOY

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The one on the right is Donald Trump, who was already  trying to make America great on the cover of a March 1990 PLAYBOY. He sat for a interview in which he revealed the full self-satisfied  human catastrophe that is the blustering 2015 version:.

On presidential ambition?  “I don’t want the presidency.  But if I ever ran for office, I’d do better as a Democrat than  as  a  Republican – and that’s not because I’d be more liberal, I’m conservative.  But the working guy would elect me. He likes me.   When I walk  down the street those […]

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With all the alleged corruption going on in Franklin County—from staffers for Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor being found either goldbricking on state time or illegally altering charter school data to benefit certain sponsors, as has been the case for the husband of Gov. Kasich’s former chief of staff and now campaign manager— a county prosecutor who’s really interested in pursuing violations of the public trust would have a treasure trove of cases to attend to that would present serious legal problems, maybe even jail time, for those who committed the offenses and those who hired them.


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“I’m so excited to ask you this: Would you like to join me as a member of LGBT and our allies for Hillary?” Latin music pop star Ricky Martin blasted out to Hillary supporters last weekend.

“Today, we’re launching this new group of Hillary fans who are committed to continuing the fight for full equality for all Americans — regardless of gender or sexuality,” he said in an email.

Mr. Martin, whose song “Living La Vida Loca” took the world by storm and catapulted him into pop music stardom, added, “Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are […]

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