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  • Trump Is Said to Keep James Comey as F.B.I. Director

    01/24/2017 6:09:37 AM PST · by 50mm · 137 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | January 24, 2017 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and ADAM GOLDMAN
    The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, told his top agents from around the country that he had been asked by President Trump to stay on the job running the federal government’s top law enforcement agency, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • Ohio Voters Choose To Opt Out Of Health Mandate (Reject Obamacare)

    11/08/2011 7:14:30 PM PST · by 50mm · 51 replies
    OhioVotes2011/AP ^ | November 8, 2011 | Staff
    Voters in Ohio have approved a ballot measure intended to keep government from requiring Ohioans to participate in any health care system. The constitutional amendment passed is largely symbolic, coming in response to the 2009 federal health care overhaul, a provision of which mandates that most Americans purchase health care.
  • No Rx for Mitt Romney’s Bay State headache

    03/05/2011 10:22:26 PM PST · by 50mm · 33 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 6, 2011 | Howie Carr
    The good news for Willard Mitt Romney is that his religion won’t knock him out of the Republican race for president next year. The bad news is, he’s got an even bigger problem now than the magic underwear jokes — Romneycare. “That’s the question he has to address,” Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H) was saying Friday afternoon. “Not just in New Hampshire, but nationwide.” You know how big a headache this is when even Mitt’s highest-profile supporters are dodging brickbats over the chaos that is Massachusetts health care.
  • Brown apologizes for Hitler-Stalin remark (Sen. Brown (Commie-OH))

    03/05/2011 9:39:47 AM PST · by 50mm · 28 replies
    Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | March 5, 2011 | Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has apologized for a speech in which he invoked the names of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin while he criticized Republican efforts in Ohio and Wisconsin to curtail the power of public-employee unions to bargain with state and local governments. In a statement yesterday, the Ohio Democrat said he is "passionate about fighting for the middle class. Ohio's teachers and nurses and police and firefighters are facing the loss of their collective-bargaining rights, and I think that's wrong." "But in speaking about this, I should not have mentioned the hostility of tyrants like Hitler...
  • Guilty plea in Easter killing sends woman to prison for 18 years to life

    11/10/2010 4:31:52 AM PST · by 50mm · 20 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 10, 2010 | John Futty
    Evelyn Burgess was in a jealous rage when she assaulted her teenage cousin for wearing what she considered an inappropriate outfit to Easter dinner. But she relaxed after chasing 19-year-old Danielle Pickens outside and fatally shooting her in the face as she cowered in a car parked in front of Burgess' North Side house. "(Burgess) calmly walked away and stated, 'I killed the bitch,' and placed the gun on the mantel above the fireplace," Assistant Prosecutor Laurie Arsenault said in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. The 42-year-old defendant pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of murder in the April 4...
  • 3C train dead in its tracks, Kasich tells Strickland (GOP Gov.-elect in OH)

    11/06/2010 2:10:19 PM PDT · by 50mm · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 6, 2010 | James Nash
    Gov.-elect John Kasich is calling on Gov. Ted Strickland to immediately end two studies of the 3C passenger rail route across Ohio, saying the train plan is as good as dead under a Kasich administration. Strickland and his transportation director, Jolene Molitoris, should sever the 3C contracts right away, said Rob Nichols, a spokesman for Kasich. The governor-elect plans to communicate that in a letter to Strickland, Nichols said. "Given that the train is dead under John, no additional state or taxpayer dollars should be spent on this project," Nichols said. Kasich wants the Ohio Department of Transportation to terminate...
  • Kasich(R) Projected Winner Governor Ohio (Beats Incumbent Rat)

    11/02/2010 9:08:24 PM PDT · by 50mm · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 2, 2010 | Fox News
    Kasich beats incumbent rat Strickland. Republicans are sweeping statewide offices.
  • Pictures From Tea Party Express Rally Today in Central Ohio

    10/30/2010 1:03:50 PM PDT · by 50mm · 25 replies
    Me ^ | October 30, 2010 | Me
    Some photos from the Tea Party Express rally in Central Ohio today. Turnout was surprisingly good for a cold, college football Saturday. I estimate the crowd was between 200 and 400.More hotos below.
  • Pants On Ground Prompts Bullet In Butt

    10/04/2010 10:14:15 AM PDT · by 50mm · 51 replies · 2+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 4, 2010 | Staff
    Incensed when two teenagers ignored his demands to pull up their saggy pants, a Memphis man allegedly shot one of the youths in the back, according to police. Kenneth Bonds was arrested Saturday night and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and jailed on $25,000 bond. Bonds, 45, is pictured in the mug shot at right. Investigators contend that Bonds admitted to shooting Cameron Tucker, 17, following a September 25 argument on a Memphis sidewalk. The teenager was accompanied by Isaac Taylor, a 16-year-old friend. Tucker told cops that he and Taylor were walking to a candy store when...
  • Phone call about dead cat to blame for the deaths of nine people in Hudson River mid-air collision

    09/15/2010 7:04:27 AM PDT · by 50mm · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 15, 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    A fatal mid-air collision between a helicopter and a small plane, which resulted in the deaths of nine people, was caused by an air traffic controller talking on his phone about a dead cat, an investigation has found. A government safety panel said the incident over New York's Hudson River last year occurred after the controller became distracted by the call. Five Italian tourists were killed on August 8 2009 when their tour helicopter smashed into a light aircraft flying over the city. The U.S National Transportation Safety Board said the Federal Aviation Administration rules between New York and New...
  • Judge's ruling lets Tancredo stay on ballot

    09/15/2010 6:00:01 AM PDT · by 50mm · 12 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | September 15, 2010 | Karen E. Crummy and Lynn Bartels
    Third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo on Tuesday survived a legal maneuver to remove him from the ballot, setting up a potentially brutal political brawl within the GOP as members continue to pick sides between him and Republican Dan Maes. Denver District Judge William Hood's decision in Tancredo's favor also may create more headaches for Maes. Tancredo on Tuesday released a stinging television ad impugning Maes' character, and a Rasmussen Reports poll showed Maes for the first time trailing the former GOP congressman. "It's lucky for conservatives that I'm here, because they wouldn't have any options if I wasn't," Tancredo said....
  • Ted Strickland Unhinged (Video of rat gov. of OH in Dean rant)

    09/10/2010 4:50:25 AM PDT · by 50mm · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | Republican Governors Association
    Strickland channels Howard Dean as he rants against Republicans. He's trailing Kasich in his reelection bid for Governor of Ohio and getting desperate. Link
  • Utah gun-permit process draws Ohioans

    09/02/2010 3:20:59 PM PDT · by 50mm · 17 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | August 31, 2010 | James Nash
    While about 200,000 Ohioans have obtained permits to carry concealed firearms through the state, nearly 2,000 others have bypassed Ohio's requirements and gotten licenses from Utah - without even having to visit that state. Ohio requires people to undergo 12 hours of handgun-proficiency training before they're eligible for a license to discreetly pack heat. Utah requires applicants to take a certified course but doesn't specify a number of hours. Ohio also adds the names of permit holders to a law-enforcement database, whereas Utah does not. Because the two states honor each other's handgun licenses, a resident of Ohio can take...
  • Judge tosses out 'Joe the Plumber' privacy lawsuit

    08/05/2010 5:32:04 AM PDT · by 50mm · 55 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | August 5, 2010 | James Nash
    A federal judge yesterday threw out a lawsuit by Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher - the northwestern Ohio man immortalized as "Joe the Plumber" in the 2008 presidential campaign - alleging that three high-ranking state bureaucrats violated his privacy by running his name through confidential databases. U.S. District Court Judge Algenon L. Marbley said Wurzelbacher could not show that he had been harmed by the snooping. Three top managers of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services ran database checks of Wurzelbacher, who briefly vaulted to fame in October 2008 when he confronted then-candidate Barack Obama about the effects of his...
  • Jobless claims jump 37,000 to 464,000

    07/22/2010 5:47:26 AM PDT · by 50mm · 55 replies · 1+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | July 22, 2010 | Staff
    The number of people applying for initial state unemployment insurance benefits rose 37,000 to 464,000 in the week ended July 17, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected an initial claims level of 450,000.
  • Professors and Pharisees

    07/22/2010 4:38:04 AM PDT · by 50mm · 16 replies ^ | July 22, 2010 | Mike Adams
    Recently, someone wrote to me complaining of a “recent and dangerous trend” of attacks on intellectuals coming from “those on the right.” The writer’s ostensible purpose was to shield intellectuals from “attacks.” His real purpose was to shield them from criticism. Nothing could be more dangerous than shielding today’s intellectual, particularly the secular university professor, from criticism. It is precisely because they are so coddled and shielded (read: tenured) that they have become modern day Pharisees. Jesus was not nice to the Pharisees. In fact, He had this to say to them: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For...
  • Music star arrested on sex charge in Licking County (KC & Sunshine Band)

    03/25/2010 5:24:03 AM PDT · by 50mm · 63 replies · 2,073+ views
    Th Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 25, 2010 | JOSH JARMAN
    NEWARK, Ohio— The man behind pop-music classics Get Down Tonight and Boogie Shoes has been arrested in Licking County and accused of having sexual contact with a teenage boy. Richard Finch, 56, co-founder of KC and the Sunshine Band, was arrested Tuesday by deputies with the Licking County sheriff's office. He is being held on a $250,000 bond on a charge of gross sexual imposition, according to court records. A boy contacted the sheriff's office last week, saying Finch had sexual contact with him at Finch's home, Sgt. Chris Slayman said.
  • Prayer Request for Darkwing104 [surgery was successful, now resting at home]

    03/22/2010 3:52:01 PM PDT · by 50mm · 108 replies · 1,032+ views
    Me | March 22, 2010 | Me
    Our fellow FReeper Darkwing104 is having surgery early Wednesday morning. Please join me in praying for a successful procedure and a speedy recovery. Thanks.
  • Record Teen Unemployment: Only WSJ Seriously Looks At Minimum-Wage Hikes As Cause

    10/05/2009 4:30:56 AM PDT · by 50mm · 18 replies · 1,335+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 5, 2009 | Tom Blumer
    Based on the data, the current job situation for teenagers in America is the worst on record. According to Uncle Sam's Bureau of Labor Statistics: Seasonally adjusted teenage unemployment hit 25.9%. That is the highest rate in the nearly 62 years BLS has been reporting this number. The previous record was last month's 25.5%. The record before that was 24.1% in November and December of 1982. A graphic of the complete history of the teenage unemployment rate that will open in a new window is here. Unemployment among black teens not enrolled in school is over 50%. The rate among...
  • Lame Gray Lady: NYT Scrubs Major Portion of Original Obama-Olympics Article [FR mentioned]

    10/04/2009 11:40:54 AM PDT · by 50mm · 129 replies · 8,514+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 4, 2009 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Those who read the New York Times's coverage of the unsuccessful results of Barack and Michelle Obama's attempt to seal the 2016 Summer Olympics bid for Chicago on Friday afternoon ('For Obama, an Unsuccessful Campaign") might want to read it again.</p>