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  • Republicans Mum on ISIS Until They Can Attack Obama's Plan

    09/10/2014 9:18:28 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 38 replies
    The Wire ^ | 9/9/2014 | Russell Berman
    Republican congressional leaders are deflecting the tough questions about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria until they hear President Obama's plan for defeating the terrorist group. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was repeatedly pressed by reporters Tuesday about whether he believes U.S. ground troops are needed in the Middle East and whether Congress needed to authorize an expanded military campaign.
  • The Return: LeBron James announces he's joining the Cleveland Cavaliers

    07/11/2014 9:50:51 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 54 replies
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- King James has reclaimed his throne in Cleveland. LeBron James stunned the NBA on Friday when he announced his long-awaited free agency decision, choosing to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers and leaving the Miami Heat.
  • Economy Shrinks 1% In First Quarter

    05/29/2014 9:23:13 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/29/2014 | John Nolte
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its revised assessment of the first quarter of 2014's Gross Domestic Product and revised it down to -1%. The initial assessment said the economy had at least grown, but only by .01%.
  • Church must reconcile divorce and remarriage, German cardinal says

    03/16/2014 10:57:01 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 42 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 3/12/2014 | By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
    LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Speaking on Vatican Radio, the German theologian said that "I propose a path that goes beyond strictness and leniency." Finding a medium between these extremes "isn't against morality, it isn't against doctrine, but rather, (is meant) to support a realistic application of doctrine to the current situation of the great majority of people and to contribute to people's happiness," he said. Prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Referring to a lengthy talk he gave last month entitled "Gospel of the Family," the talk will be published in March in German and Italian by private publishing houses.
  • Report: Ariel Castro dead

    09/03/2013 9:48:11 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/4/2013
    Ariel Castro, who pleaded guilty to more than 900 counts of kidnapping, rape and murder, was found dead in his cell,
  • James Gandolfini Dead at 51, Actor Won Three Emmys for The Sopranos

    06/19/2013 5:25:30 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 55 replies
    E online ^ | 6/19/2013 | Natalie Finn
    The Emmy-winning star of The Sopranos suffered a possible heart attack while in Italy, where he was attending the Taormina Film Festival, HBO confirmed Wednesday.
  • Shocked, Shocked

    03/28/2013 1:22:51 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 16 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3.22.13 @ 6:09AM | Daniel J. Flynn
    Once upon a time a rock star craving attention would simply bite the head off a live bat. Generating that kind of buzz today can only come by announcing one’s opposition to gay marriage. Singer Michelle Shocked discovered this week that worse fates await big-mouthed artists than rabies shots.
  • On the basis of sound leadership, re-elect Obama: endorsement editorial (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

    10/22/2012 9:13:02 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 26 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | October 22, 2012 | The Plain Dealer Editorial Board
    Four years ago, this newspaper's editorial board enthusiastically endorsed Barack Obama, then a young senator from Illinois, for president of the United States. As much as we admired the long and courageous service of his Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain, we believed that the nation needed fresh ideas and the fresh start that a leader with Obama's charisma and only-in-America backstory could provide. Today, we recommend President Obama's re-election. He has led the nation back from the brink of depression.
  • Consumer Blinks as "Consumer Comfort" Collapses Most In 4 Years

    05/17/2012 7:42:36 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | May, 17, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    We have seen three very loud and very clear messages this week on the state of the US consumer's mind. After a few months of extravagance, on the back of what can only be described as depression-fatigue, reality is biting once again. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort index just missed expectations by its greatest amount in three years and has plunged over the last 5 weeks by the most in four years - dropping back to four-month lows. Do these two messages explain the catastrophe that is JCP's results this quarter? We suspect so as the outlook for the economy (sub-index)...
  • John Demjanjuk, convicted death camp guard, dies

    03/17/2012 8:38:34 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 34 replies
    AP Via Yahoo news ^ | March 17, 2012 | DAVID RISING
    BERLIN (AP) — John Demjanjuk, a retired U.S. autoworker who was convicted of being a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp despite steadfastly maintaining over three decades of legal battles that he had been mistaken for someone else, died Saturday, his son told The Associated Press. He was 91. Demjanjuk, convicted in May of 28,060 counts of being an accessory to murder and sentenced to five years in prison, died a free man in his own room in a nursing home in the southern Bavarian town of Bad Feilnbach. He had been released pending his appeal. John Demjanjuk Jr....
  • Jimmy Dimora federal racketeering trial: Dimora guilty of racketeering, more counts

    03/09/2012 10:19:43 AM PST · by Jim from C-Town · 11 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 03/09/2012 | Staff Writers
    AKRON, Ohio – Jimmy Dimora is guilty of racketeering -- and all but one of the 34 federal charges he was facing. That's the verdict from a federal jury on the three dozen charges on which the panel is deciding today at the John F. Seiberling Federal Building and U.S. District Court. Dimora was found not guilty, however, on Count 30 in the indictment, for allegedly defrauding his campaign fund out of money by having Executive Caterers bill the fund for a birthday party for Dimora's wife. The verdicts were read this afternoon on 26 charges relating to Dimora alone,...
  • Marcy Kaptur scores huge victory against Dennis Kucinich in battle of Democratic heavyweights

    03/07/2012 10:30:05 AM PST · by Jim from C-Town · 14 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer VIA Cleveland,com ^ | March 7, 2012 | Henry J. Gomez
    TOLEDO, Ohio — U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur clobbered fellow Rep. Dennis Kucinich on Tuesday, her solid victory a stunning end to a mean-spirited primary between Democratic heavyweights. With nearly all precincts reporting, Kaptur led Kucinich 55 percent to 41 percent. Graham Veysey, a Cleveland entrepreneur making his first run for public office, was a distant third with about 4 percent of the vote.
  • If Romney Loses Ohio.....(vanity)

    03/06/2012 6:52:03 PM PST · by Jim from C-Town · 56 replies
    Vanity | 03/06/2012 | Jimfromctown
    If Romney loses Ohio, Gingrich and Santoerum must DEMAND that he withdraw from the race. If six years and sixty million dollars can not deliver THE MUST WIN STATE for a Republican, He has to go!
  • ... Toledo as economic poster child (you shall hurl)

    03/06/2012 11:19:39 AM PST · by Jim from C-Town · 8 replies
    Yahoo newa ^ | 3/6/2012 | Daniel Gross
    TOLEDO, Ohio — "It's fun again," said Joe Choate, manager of the sprawling General Motors auto parts plant in this city of 287,000 on the shores of Lake Erie. Near death in 2009, when GM filed for bankruptcy, the plant went down to a skeleton crew of about 15 employees. Last May, GM announced it would invest $200 million in the plant, which is now pumping out 5,200 transmissions per day. More than 2,000 workers are busy making front-wheel drive transmissions for the high-selling Chevrolet Cruze and rear-wheel transmission for pickup trucks and SUVs. "We brought all of our people...
  • Time to Fight Back : Be Breitbart. (Vanity)

    03/05/2012 10:04:15 AM PST · by Jim from C-Town · 8 replies
    March 5, 2012 | jimfromctown
    It must stop NOW! The only way to fight these people is by hurting them where it counts. They must be punished. Please, call all the sponsors who have dropped the Rush Limbaugh Show as an advertising vehicle. BE BREITBART Please CALLL THEM AND TELL THEM HOW YOU FEEL. This does two things. 1) It gives them valuable feed back about how their customers and potential customers feel about their disrespect of free speach rights. 2) It clogs up their phone and E-Mail causing them to lose serious income in the process. The offenders: SELECT COMFORT Live Product Support Call...
  • Rush Limbaugh show is no place for Quicken Loans, Dan Gilbert declares

    03/02/2012 6:39:43 PM PST · by Jim from C-Town · 124 replies
    As the Rush Limbaugh show became embroiled in Rush Limbaugh's attacks on a female college student are scaring off advertisers. controversy Friday, Cleveland Cavalier's owner Dan Gilbert made a hasty exit, declaring his company would no longer support the talk-radio host with advertising dollars. Gilbert announced via his Twitter account that Quicken Loans Inc. was pulling its ads from the show in protest over Limbaugh's verbal attacks on a female college student. "Due to Rush Limbaugh's inflammatory comments along w/valuable feedback from our clients & staff, Quicken Loans has suspended ads on his show," according to a 4:09 p.m. Tweet...
  • Jobless total exceeds population of all but four states

    08/22/2011 7:49:46 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 6 replies
    The Lookout @ Yahoo News ^ | 8/22/2011 | Zachary Roth
    America's jobless crisis has been going on so long that the raw numbers have lost much of their power to convey the severity of the problem. The Wall Street Journal's David Wessel has found a clever new way to get at the issue. Wessel notes that there are more officially unemployed people in the United States (13.9 million, though if you count those who have given up looking it's nearly twice that) than the total individual populations of 46 out of 50 U.S. states.
  • Unemployment benefit applications stuck above 400,000

    06/30/2011 7:39:54 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 7 replies
    AP Via Cleveland.com The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | June 30, 2011 | Associated Press business staff The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was mostly unchanged last week, evidence that the weak economy is struggling to generate jobs. Unemployment benefit applications ticked down 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 428,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.
  • Announcing the Birth of Our Twin Sons (vanity)

    05/09/2011 8:42:06 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 75 replies
    May 9, 2011 | jimfromctown
    I would like to announce the birth of our third and fourth sons Nicholas Paul Roth & Charles Joseph Roth @ 1:01 & 1:02pm respectively on May 6, 2011. The boys are Identical twins born to James & Catherine Roth via cesarian section at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland, OH. They are two months early and will be in the NICU for the next two to four weeks. As many of you will recall, my wife and I lost our second son Douglas Charles Roth to heart problems and CHARGE related Complex on October 1, 2010. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2600641/posts?page=1 We believe that the...
  • Announcing Birth of Our Twin Boys (Vanity)

    05/07/2011 6:56:50 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 48 replies · 1+ views
    05-07-2011 | Jimfromctown
    I would like to announce the birth of our third and fourth sons Nicholas Paul Roth & Charles Joseph Roth @ 1:01 & 1:02pm respectively on May 6, 2011. The boys are Identical twins born to James & Catherine Roth via cesarian section at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland, OH. They are two months early and will be in the NICU for the next two to four weeks. As many of you will recall, my wife and I lost our second son Douglas Charles Roth to heart problems and CHARGE related Complex on October 1, 2010. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2600641/posts?page=1 We believe that the...
  • Unemployment applications hit eight-month high

    05/05/2011 11:59:27 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 13 replies
    WASHINGTON -- The number of people applying for unemployment benefits surged last week to the highest level in eight months, a troubling sign a day ahead of the government's report on April employment. The Labor Department said Thursday that the 43,000 spike in applications to a seasonally adjusted 474,000 last week was largely the result of unusual factors, including a high number of school systems in New York that closed for spring break. Still, it marked the third increase in four weeks. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose for the fourth straight week to 431,250. Applications have jumped...
  • With jobs czar under fire, new data confirm offshoring trend

    04/20/2011 8:10:14 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Business News ^ | April 20, 2010 | Zachary Roth
    In January, the White House appointed Jeff Immelt (pictured), the CEO of GE, as its "jobs czar," charged with finding solutions to America's unemployment crisis. Three months later, despite some positive signs, employment rates have barely budged, Americans are more pessimistic about the economy than they've been in a while--and Immelt is under fire amid news that GE reportedly paid no taxes this year. And some new jobs data may not help things. The Wall Street Journal reports (sub. req.) that during the last decade U.S. multinationals reduced their domestic workforce by 2.9 million, according to Commerce Department figures. During...
  • Ohio Senate Republicans pass collective bargaining overhaul by narrowest margin

    03/02/2011 3:34:46 PM PST · by Jim from C-Town · 45 replies
    The Plain Dealer, Via Cleveland.com ^ | March 2, 2010 | Reginald Fields
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Republican-controlled Ohio Senate on Wednesday afternoon approved by the slimmest of margins a controversial bill that will sharply restrict collective bargaining rights for public workers, prompting union workers in the Statehouse Senate chamber to erupt in loud boos. The Senate approved Senate Bill 5 by a vote of 17-to-16, with six Republicans joining all 10 Democrats to oppose the bill. The GOP senators opposing the proposal were Bill Seitz, of Cincinnati; Tim Grendell, of Chester Township; Scott Oelslager, of Canton; Tom Patton, of Strongsville; Gayle Manning, of North Ridgeville; and Jim Hughes, of suburban Columbus.
  • About 1,800 descend on Ohio Statehouse to protest collective bargaining changes

    02/17/2011 11:41:12 AM PST · by Jim from C-Town · 19 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer VIA Cleveland.com ^ | February 17th, 2011 | Reginald Fields
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Public workers jammed the Statehouse Thursday as the Ohio Senate continued to hear testimony on a bill that would eliminate collective bargaining rights for state employees and change the rights of local government employees. The workers, many wearing bright red T-shirts, filled the Statehouse atrium and rotunda while others milled about outside. They voiced their opposition loudly, sometimes echoing into the Senate hearing room and competing with the speakers testifying in support of Senate Bill 5. The Highway Patrol estimated the crowd at 1,800.
  • 16 U.S. Cities That Could Face Bankruptcy in 2011

    12/23/2010 8:19:16 AM PST · by Jim from C-Town · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Provided by the Business Insider, : VIA: YAHOO News ^ | Dec. 21, 2010 | Provided by the Business Insider, : VIA: YAHOO News
    2011 will be the year of the municipal default. At least that's what analysts like Meredith Whitney predict, as do bond investors that have been fleeing the muni market. There are many reasons to be worried. First, the expiration of Build America Bonds will make it harder for cities to raise funds. Second, city revenues are crashing and keep getting worse. Property taxes haven't reflected the total damage from the housing crash. High joblessness is cutting into city revenues, while increasing costs for services. The next default could be a major city like Detroit, or it could be one of...
  • Please pray for our son Douglas Who died Friday night (vanity)

    10/02/2010 11:17:51 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 228 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | October 3, 2010 | Jim from C-Town
    Douglas Charles Roth died at The Cleveland Clinic Main Campus 11:10pm Friday October 1, 2010. He was surrounded by his Aunts and Uncles, Grandpa and Grandma and his Parents Catherine and James Roth. He was two years and one month old. Wednesday he vomited his second feeding and was very lethargic. We took him into the pediatrician on Wednesday at 4:40 pm and he had good vital signs but a mild fever of 100deg. The doctor and I decided that it would be best to have him at the Clinic and Cathy and I took him in to the Main...
  • Strongsville City Councilman Patrick Coyne placed on paid leave from job at coroner's office

    09/20/2010 8:04:29 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 5 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | September 20, 2010 | Laura Johnston
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Strongsville City Councilman Patrick Coyne was placed on paid leave Monday from his $120,000-a-year job at the Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office. The move came three days after Hinckley real estate developer David T. Terry pleaded guilty to bribing Coyne with $20,000 two years ago. Coyne, however, has not been charged with a crime.
  • Jimmy Dimora's indictment caps the crumbling of his classic Democratic political machine

    09/15/2010 10:33:47 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 6 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | September 15, 2010 | Henry J. Gomez
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- As fast as Jimmy Dimora built a political machine to rule Cuyahoga County, his machine's collapse came even faster. When federal agents raided Dimora's house and office in July 2008, citizens got their first glimpse at a corruption probe that over the next 26 months would tear apart county government.
  • (Democrat, Cuyahoga/Cleveland) County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora is arrested

    09/15/2010 5:34:31 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 39 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | September 15, 2010 | Plain Dealer Staff
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- FBI agents arrested county Commissioner Jimmy Dimora early this morning. Witnesses at his home reported he was led out in handcuffs and chains. He arrived at the FBI building on Lakeside Avenue in Cleveland at 7:20 a.m. in a black Dodge Caravan. The arrest comes after a years-long investigation that most recently led to charges against former county auditor Frank Russo.
  • Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo charged in probe, resigns

    09/09/2010 9:26:52 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 17 replies
    NewsNet5/WEWS-TV Via Yahoo News ^ | September 9, 2010 | Ron Regan
    Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo resigned Thursday just before charges were filed in connection with the largest and most widespread corruption probe in Ohio history. Russo resigned by letter to Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones at about 9 a.m., said Jim McCafferty, spokesman for the commissioners. Russo, 60, of Bratenahl, was then charged at 9:30 a.m. in a 21-count criminal information in connection with the Cuyahoga County public corruption investigation. Federal prosecutors allege that Russo enriched himself at the expense of taxpayers. Here is Frank Russo's resignation letter, which was addressed to county commissioners: I humbly submit my resignation...
  • New claims for unemployment aid reach 484,000

    08/12/2010 6:06:26 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 7 replies · 1+ views
    AP Via The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | Thursday, August 12, 2010, 8:40 AM Updated: Thursday, August 12, 2010, 4:04 PM | Associated Press business staff
    WASHINGTON -- The economy is looking bleaker as new applications for jobless benefits rose last week to the highest level in almost six months. It's a sign that hiring remains weak and employers may be going back to cutting their staffs. Analysts say the increase suggests companies won't be adding enough workers in August to lower the 9.5 percent unemployment rate. First-time claims for jobless benefits edged up by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 484,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the highest total since February. Analysts had expected claims to fall. Initial claims have now risen in three of...
  • Single Asian carp found 6 miles from Lake Michigan

    06/24/2010 8:47:04 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press Via Yahoo News ^ | Wed Jun 23, 8:41 pm ET | By SERENA DAI and JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press Writers
    CHICAGO – An Asian carp was found for the first time beyond electric barriers meant to keep the voracious invasive species out of the Great Lakes, state and federal officials said Wednesday, prompting renewed calls for swift action to block their advance. Commercial fishermen landed the 3-foot-long, 20-pound bighead carp in Lake Calumet on Chicago's South Side, about six miles from Lake Michigan, according to the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee.
  • With every silly story, Sarah Palin sinks closer to vaudeville: (Thogh Shalt Blow Chunks)

    03/10/2010 3:26:22 PM PST · by Jim from C-Town · 51 replies · 1,292+ views
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer Via Cleveland.com ^ | March 10, 2010 | Connie Schultz
    When Sarah Palin was a little girl, her family crossed the border from Alaska into Canada for the quality health care they couldn't get back home. This was in the 1960s, when her parents boarded a train from rural, small-town Skagway, Alaska, and headed for capable doctors in Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon territory. How do we know this? Here's an excerpt from her speech, delivered last weekend in Calgary and reported by the Associated Press: "I remember my brother, he burned his ankle in some little-kid accident thing," Palin told the audience of 1,200, who paid $150 to...
  • Third-hand smoke also bad for you: study

    02/09/2010 9:24:17 AM PST · by Jim from C-Town · 85 replies · 1,132+ views
    AFP Via Yahoo ^ | February 9, 2010 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - You know smoking is bad for you. You know inhaling someone else's smoke is bad for you. Now a US study says third-hand smoke -- tobacco residue clinging to surfaces -- is also bad for you. Deepak Chopra on Quit Smoking Related Articles Third-hand smoke also bad for you: study (AFP)'Third-Hand Smoke' Could Be Troublesome, Too (HealthDay) Deepak Chopra on Quit Smoking All Related Articles » smoking HOME » Related Topics Heart & Vascular Health Lung Cancer Respiratory Health Did you find this helpful? Rate this story: Thumbs up Thumbs down thumbs up thumbs down 59% of...
  • Steve Pumper of D-A-S Construction charged in federal corruption probe

    07/08/2009 9:09:33 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 17 replies · 1,357+ views
    CLEVELAND — Federal prosecutors this morning charged a Cleveland construction contractor with bribing Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora with $33,000 in cash, lawn work, Cavs and Indians tickets and hundreds of dollars in meals and drinks for county contracts. The charges said an unnamed public official whose description matches Dimora helped Steve Pumper's company, D-A-S Construction, obtain work on county projects, including brownfield and public housing projects. The bribery charges were filed in U.S. District Court, and they allege that Pumper also used bribes to win contracts in Parma schools. They say he paid former board President J. Kevin Kelley...
  • Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora says GOP conspiracy behind corruption probe

    06/29/2009 9:26:04 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 61 replies · 4,266+ views
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer Online ^ | June 29, 2009 | Mark Puente/ Joe Guillen
    CLEVELAND -- Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora on Monday accused the U.S. Department of Justice of launching its local public corruption probe two years ago in a conspiracy with Republicans to undermine the Democratic turnout for Barack Obama. • Earlier version of story.Dimora said he and his lawyers will ask the Justice Department and Congress to investigate the motives behind the corruption probe, which became public last July when FBI agents raided the commissioner's home and office and the home and office of political ally Frank Russo, the county auditor. "This is a Republican-driven prosecution," Dimora said during a late-afternoon...