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  • Ohio governor: Police standards board 'will bridge this gap'

    05/03/2015 10:24:32 AM PDT · by EBH · 11 replies
    Associated Press/NewsPress-Now ^ | 4/29/2015 | Andrew Welsh-Huggins
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A first-ever Ohio police standards board will lay out rules for law enforcement over the proper use of deadly force, Gov. John Kasich announced Wednesday in a move sparked by a series of fatal police shootings, including the November death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland. The 12-member Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board will create standards for hiring, recruiting and local community interaction — such as such as addressing safety issues and educating people on the daily challenges faced by officers — Kasich said. Kasich said the state will heal its communities and "get ahead of...
  • John Kasich: I’m going to attend a same-sex wedding soon [VIDEO]

    04/20/2015 9:21:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Welcome to the latest media litmus test for Republican candidates, which like the 2012 litmus test — contraception — has absolutely nothing to do with the job for which they’re vying. Thanks to our crack legions of national reporters, we now know how Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and now John Kasich will RSVP when the gilt-edged invitation shows up in the mail. Meanwhile, we still don’t know whether Hillary Clinton would sign the deal with Iran or why she refused to bolster security around the Benghazi consulate.To borrow a phrase from, like, two years ago,...
  • Gov. John Kasich: 'Seriously considering' presidential bid

    04/14/2015 8:16:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/14/2015 | By Alexandra Jaffe
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich insisted Monday that he is "seriously considering" running for president, but first has to answer one question: "Can I win?" That's what he told the Columbus Dispatch in an interview Monday night after speaking to the Detroit Economic Club in Michigan. "I've been serious about this all along, you're just catching on," he said. The comments were the clearest signal yet from the Republican that he could make a play at the White House, but he admitted that he hasn't yet decided "if it's right" to run for president. "The most important [question] is can I...
  • John Kasich says he's more conservative than Scott Walker

    03/20/2015 6:58:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/20/2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    Governor John Kasich of Ohio, who would like to run for president, is upset when people imply that he's a liberal. Gov. John R. Kasich was sipping coffee in the sun-drenched garden room of his official residence, boasting about his “Ohio story” of economic recovery, when he was told that some Republicans thought a fellow Midwestern governor, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, was more conservative. He bolted upright. “I think I have the right to define what conservatism is,” Mr. Kasich roared, launching into a breathless oration about tax cuts, the mentally ill, prison reform, faith in American culture, unwed motherhood, welfare...
  • Ohio's Chance of A Lifetime

    03/10/2015 7:02:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/10/2015 | Rex Sinquefield
    Forty-three years ago, in 1972, the Ohio state government imposed a progressive personal income tax. This move was an ill-conceived plan that intended to pay for capital projects and education and shifted income tax burden away from business and onto individuals. The reasoning was that reducing the income tax burden on the business community would forestall the migration of businesses out of the state. However, reality proved otherwise, with billions of dollars and thousands of residents leaving the Buckeye State for more promising environments. Governor John Kasich will attempt to stem this outbound tide, and his tax plan makes clear...
  • The Early Betting Lines for 2016: What the nation’s top horse race looks like now.

    03/06/2015 11:24:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 7, 2015 | Charlie Cook
    A question I often am asked is: "Who would you bet on to win the presidency?" Personally, I don't bet on politics, but here's my current take on the 2016 presidential race—with, of course, the caveat that we don't know which campaigns will turn out the best in terms of organization, strategy, tactics, or execution, much less which candidates will step on land mines along the way. The Democratic nomination appears fairly straightforward. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now the prohibitive favorite. If her early stumbles during her book tour, or remarks like the one she made about...
  • Republicans McCain, Angelo, Karger Call on 2016 Presidential Candidates to Avoid Gay Attacks

    03/06/2015 1:26:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Seattle Lesbian ^ | February 5, 2015
    Gregory T. Angelo, Meghan McCain and Fred Karger signing the St. Louis Resolution Tuesday night. In a move designed to head off anti-gay rhetoric during the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, three prominent GOP leaders signed a resolution Tuesday and will send it off to the 18 prospective Republican candidates for president. After speaking on a panel entitled “Marriage Equality and the Republican Party” in Graham Chapel at Washington University, political columnist and television host Meghan McCain, Log Cabin Republican Executive Director, Gregory T. Angelo and the first openly gay candidate to run for President, Fred Karger, all signed the Resolution,...
  • GOP 2016: Playbook's Top 5 most likely to win - Our 1st ranking of the Republican presidential race

    02/15/2015 10:37:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 15, 2015 | Mike Allen
    The debut edition of our leader board of the Republicans most likely to win the presidential nomination, based on what we know now, shows the field may not be as big as most people think. 1) JEB BUSH (age 62, to Hillary’s 67): He’s got money, momentum, Florida, big ideas. His surprise, early signal that he’s running is THE PLAY OF THE CAMPAIGN so far — pushing OUT Mitt and perhaps Christie by freezing or stealing their money and talent. Jeb will be first Republican to $100 million by a mile. Now, watch for the use of overwhelming force to...
  • State-Led Push to Force Constitutional Convention Gains Steam With High-Profile Republican Support

    02/14/2015 11:21:12 AM PST · by Publius · 215 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 February 2015
    A state-level campaign to rein in the federal government by calling an unprecedented convention to amend the U.S. Constitution is gaining steam, picking up support from two high-profile Republicans as more states explore the idea. Coburn, a legendary government-waste watchdog, announced this week that he has joined the effort by becoming a senior adviser for the group Convention of States Action, which wants states, not just Congress, to pass constitutional amendments. Article V of the Constitution states amendments can be ratified either by Congress or by states if two-thirds of them petition Congress to call a convention. Then, any amendment...
  • John Kasich, Sam Brownback and big government conservatism

    01/31/2015 7:03:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/31/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    John Kasich has been making all sorts of news lately, but probably not the type he wants to be showing up in conservative chat rooms. Kasich has a pretty solid conservative portfolio from years past, and he’s still pushing for lower tax rates at home (in most cases) but even some of his more ardent supporters were shocked when he went on tour promoting Medicaid expansion for Obamacare. He also didn’t do himself any favors when he began dancing on the head of a pin for Common Core. (Wait.. this guy wants to run for President as a Republican?)But...
  • Here's where 16 potential presidential candidates stand on (homosexual) marriage

    01/07/2015 11:16:53 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 28 replies
    Time ^ | 1/7/2015 | Tessa Berenson
    For the most part, the gay marriage debate now falls along partisan lines: Democrats support it, But within the crowded field of likely 2016 presidential contenders, there’s a lot of room for nuance. The would-be candidates have made much different arguments and have varying records on the issue. Meantime, the issue continues to change. On Jan. 6, Florida became the second-largest state to recognize gay marriage, bringing the total to 36. And on Friday, the Supreme Court will meet privately to decide whether to consider cases that could lead to a more definitive ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. Here’s...
  • Hotline's GOP Presidential Power Rankings: Bush and Rubio Have Early Lead

    01/04/2015 7:56:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 4, 2015 | Tim Alberta, Scott Bland, Shane Goldmacher, Josh Kraushaar, Alex Roarty and Adam Wollner
    From the first day of 2011, Mitt Romney was the favorite to win the 2012 Republican presidential primary campaign. No one else was even close. The 2016 outlook could not be more different. Offered the choice to bet on one single candidate to win the nomination versus the rest of the field, the choice would have to be "the field." For the first time in years, there is no one next in line. And without a former vice president or powerhouse former candidate looking likely to run, Republicans are shaping up to spend the next year and a half fighting...
  • Bush, Romney, Cruz, Paul, Perry or ?

    12/29/2014 2:35:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 29, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Since forming a presidential exploratory committee earlier this month, Jeb Bush is being considered a serious Republican candidate for president. But as George Will astutely pointed out last week, Bush has two significant hurdles; his support for Common Core and immigration reform. Will correctly points out that his support for the latter is far more nuanced than people understand. Bush does not advocate for more immigration through family reunification, which is the agenda of radical immigration activists, but instead for meeting employment needs, and he supports a path to legal status instead of citizenship. However, his support for Common Core...
  • Policies of GOP governors could find national play

    12/27/2014 10:44:20 AM PST · by iowamark · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 12/27/2014 | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    One group of potential candidates for president probably won't be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They'll be hunkered down in statehouses across the Midwest, pushing bills through their legislatures. Few outside their home states will notice, but these governors and their policies could wind up in the national campaign picture. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Mike Pence of Indiana, Rick Snyder of Michigan and John Kasich of Ohio were all elected after Republicans began taking political control of the middle of the country back in 2010. Since then, they have offered...
  • GOP learns lessons from Sam Brownback's tax scare

    12/26/2014 12:43:31 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/26/14 | Rachael Blade
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich will roll out “responsible” tax plans that protect against revenue gaps. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Arizona’s new Republican governor are delaying big dreams of nixing the income tax as they face budget shortfalls. And Missouri Republicans, once jealous of their neighbor Kansas’ massive cuts, are thankful they trimmed less. Call it the Brownback effect. Story Continued Below . . Republicans once idolized Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as a tax cutting superstar — now he’s a lesson in what not to do. “It’s a cautionary tale on a national scale … Many of us felt that...
  • The most admired people on the Right

    12/23/2014 6:39:53 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/22/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Our friend John Hawkins at Right Wing News has completed his annual, end of the year survey of authors on the Right leaning side of the political divide to determine which public figures, groups and elected officials are viewed the most (or least) favorably among the commentariat. While some of the names may seem like familiar, no-brainers, there are some interesting surprises in the mix, and a few of them serve as an excellent rebuttal to media talking points about who or what generic conservatives like. For full disclosure, the writers at Hot Air were invited to participate in this...
  • Ohio Governor signs gun rights bill to reform concealed carry, suppressor use

    12/20/2014 2:50:52 PM PST · by RC one · 16 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 12/20/14 | | by Chris Eger
    Republican Gov. John Kasich on Friday signed a bill expanding gun rights in Ohio to include the use of suppressors by hunters, concealed carry reforms, and mandatory shall-certify rules for National Firearms Act items.The measure, H.234, had proven popular with lawmakers, passing the state Senate on Dec. 9 by a large 24-6 margin on its way to a 72-21 win in the House the following day. Beginning life as a bill that only legislated a repeal in the state’s ban on using legally possessed suppressors while hunting in the state, the measure over time grew to include a number of...
  • New Charges Surface Against Muslim Professor

    11/04/2011 6:58:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2011 | Mike Adams
    Dear Governor Kasich (http://governor.ohio.gov/): It has been awhile since we talked about the case of Julio Pino – a tenured member of the faculty of Kent State University. Shortly after I last wrote to you there was a Secret Service raid on his home. The raid was meant to ensure that certain veiled threats directed to the Obama White House were not a prelude to some planned act of violence. I thank you for any role you may have played in helping alert the federal authorities. As you may know, Pino is continuing to cause substantial problems in Ohio. I...
  • Death to Tenure

    10/29/2011 5:24:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2011 | Mike Adams
    Julio Pino is a genocidal anti-Semite who uses his university email account to boast of sodomizing the mothers of his political opponents. But he has the protection of tenure. And he also has the protection of a cowardly administration, which fails to sufficiently condemn the behavior of a man who is probably too effeminate to act on his threats of violence and intimidation. Pino, the unhinged Kent State University history professor, recently shouted "Death to Israel" during a speech by a former Israeli diplomat. The university’s president, Lester Lefton, now says that statementwas “deplorable.” Lefton issued a statement saying Julio...
  • Computer Hackers and Terrorist Backers

    08/09/2010 4:10:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2010 | Mike Adams
    Officials at Kent state University have now resorted to lying to protect a radical Islamic professor who has engaged in treason against the United Stated government. In addition to demanding the criminal prosecution of Professor Julio Pino, citizens of Ohio should immediately withdraw all support from Kent State. The following email was released to Kent State alumni on August 5th by university officials: Officials at Kent state University have now resorted to lying to protect a radical Islamic professor who has engaged in treason against the United Stated government. In addition to demanding the criminal prosecution of Professor Julio Pino,...
  • OH: Gun Reform Bill goes to Governor Kasich (R)

    12/13/2014 3:02:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    H.B. 234  is an 18 page reform of Ohio's firearms laws, though most of the 18 pages are existing law.  The reforms are simple commonsense reforms of provisions of state law that were unduly restrictive and made no sense.  This was reflected by the large vote margins for passage of the bill; 24-6 in the Senate, 69-16 in the House.  The bill now goes to Governor Kasich, who has not indicated if he will sign it or not.   Disarmists are already lobbying the Governor in an attempt to have him veto the bill.  Governor Kasich has 10 days from...
  • In Great Lakes States, Union Retribution Fizzles

    11/14/2014 7:55:46 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/10/2014 | Tom Gantert
    In December of 2012, in the aftermath of Michigan’s Republican Legislature passing a right-to-work law, thousands of union members from around the state participated in a teleconference where their leaders promised “retribution” against the GOP. One union member wondered if Democrats took control of the Legislature, “Could we shove it right down their throats?” Al Garrett, president of Michigan AFSCME Council 25, shot back: “If we were to change the composition of both houses, where we were the majority and had the governor, no question we would be able to get rid of it right away. … In November of...
  • How One Landslide Win on Election Day Cost Two Stations $10 Million

    11/13/2014 11:08:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    tvspy.com ^ | 11/12/14 | Mark Joyella
    In local TV, nobody likes a landslide. Close races are more intriguing to cover for the newsroom, and they are far, far more lucrative for the sales department. An analysis by the Cincinnati Business Courier concludes the runaway win on Election Night by Ohio Governor John Kasich cost two Scripps stations, Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS and Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO $10 million in lost revenue: “Political spending is about the footprint and the competitiveness of each individual race,” Scripps CFO Tim Wesolowski said during a conference call for Scripps executives to talk to investors and analysts about the company’s third-quarter...
  • Black Ohio Democrat Denounces "Plantation-Style" Management by His State Party

    11/13/2014 6:02:06 AM PST · by Shery · 12 replies
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/ ^ | 12 November, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    Democrat John Barnes, a member of the Ohio state legislature, has pulled back the curtain on the racial politics that pervade his party. Barnes, who is African-American, alleges in a lawsuit against the Ohio Democratic Party and its outgoing chairman Chris Redfern that he faced discrimination, retaliation, and defamation at the hands of his own party for refusing to join the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus and for raising the issue of racism by Democrats. I don’t know whether the conduct Barnes alleges is legally actionable, but it certainly is revealing. As Paula Bolyard at PJ Media reports, Barnes describes a...
  • John Kasich: A 2016 Contender? Or is he the Republican Party's Joe Biden?

    11/10/2014 8:21:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/10/2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Supporters of Ohio governor John Kasich held signs at last Tuesday’s victory party memorializing his vanquished Democratic opponents: Ted Strickland, in 2010; Ed Fitzgerald, in 2014. And then a third name, as yet unchallenged: Hillary Clinton. Those signs would have looked ridiculous in 2011, when Kasich’s attempt to reform the state’s collective-bargaining agreements ended in a “citizen’s veto” of the legislation in a statewide referendum and gave the Democratic party an off-year tune-up ahead of the 2012 presidential election. Now, you don’t have to be a Kasich Crazy to think he has a chance at the Republican nomination in 2016....
  • Romney Leads Scattered 2016 GOP Field

    10/19/2014 12:40:55 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 91 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Ryan Struyk
    That would be Mitt Romney, supported for the GOP nomination by 21 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. That’s double the support of his closest potential rival, but it also leaves 79 percent who prefer one of 13 other possible candidates tested, or none of them. When Romney is excluded from the race, his supporters scatter, adding no clarity to the GOP free-for-all. In that scenario former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul have 12 or 13 percent support from leaned Republicans who are registered to vote. All others have support in...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Kasich, Portman to get spotlight at Cleveland GOP convention (Its RINO time!)

    07/14/2014 12:07:47 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 37 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 7/14/2014 | Jack Torry & Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — Regardless of whether Sen. Rob Portman or Gov. John Kasich runs for president in 2016, the Republican convention in Cleveland will give both a chance to enhance their national profile as they try to highlight what they believe is their pragmatic brand of conservatism. At a time when Republicans are hoping to temper the image of a party in the grips of social conservatives and tea party activists, analysts say Portman and Kasich can help Republicans present Americans with a more soothing alternative to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Portman can emphasize his...
  • Ohio Conservatives Thwart New Kasich Medicaid Maneuver

    06/06/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | June 06, 2014 | Jason Hart
    Conservatives in the Ohio House this week blocked a move widely viewed as an attempt by Governor John Kasich to set aside money he could later spend on Medicaid expansion without legislative approval. The version of House Bill 483 (HB 483) passed by the Ohio Senate included a last-minute change to move as much as $300 million in surplus state revenue to the state Medicaid Reserve Fund. Legislators feared this was an effort by the Kasich Administration to circumvent the General Assembly for spending on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion when an existing appropriation expires in mid-2015. ... Kasich, a Republican,...
  • Jindal: Obama Told Governors He Doesn’t Trust the States

    05/31/2014 10:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Fox News’ Sean Hannity sat down with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday at the Republican Leadership Conference to talk about the accomplishments conservative governors have made across the U.S. “All of you inherited deficits you turned into surpluses, high unemployment now low unemployment,” Hannity said of Jindal and Govs. Rick Scott (FL), Rick Perry (TX), John Kasich (OH), Scott Walker (WI), and Nikki Haley (SC). “What can the Republicans in Washington learn?” Washington can actually learn a lot from states if they want to—it’s just common sense, Jindal replied. Lawmakers inside the beltway always talk about the things...
  • John Kasich’s Calamity: Should a RINO governor with a moribund state economy run for President?

    04/03/2014 9:12:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/03/2014 | Tom Blumer
    In 2010, Ohioans longing for genuine reform after decade upon decade of virtually uninterrupted tax-and-spend government finally thought they had found their change agent in former congressman John Kasich. The state hadn’t seen anything resembling conservative governance since the first year or so of Republican George Voinovich’s gubernatorial reign during the early 1990s. But just 15 months after what had been an impressive start, Voinovich began pushing [1] for tax increases on booze and cigarettes. By the end of his second year, he and pliant Republican legislators were plotting [2] soak-the-rich schemes. In 1996, Voinovich was the only Republican governor...
  • Major G.O.P. Donor Tests His Influence in Push to Ban Online Gambling[Sheldon Adelson]

    03/27/2014 12:25:01 PM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Mar 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and ERIC LIPTON
    A push by the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson to outlaw online gambling has ignited a bitter civil war in the gambling industry, dividing one of Washington’s most powerful interest groups and posing a major test of the Republican megadonor’s political clout. Mr. Adelson’s effort officially kicked off on Wednesday, when lawmakers, including a senator, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who has accepted tens of thousands of dollars from the businessman and his family, introduced legislation originally drafted with Mr. Adelson’s lobbyist. The bill would close a three-year-old loophole in federal law, banning online gambling — a growing industry that Mr....
  • Billionaire mogul Sheldon Adelson looks for mainstream Republican who can win in 2016

    03/25/2014 6:45:28 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/25/2014 | Matea Gold and Philip Rucker
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who along with his wife plowed more than $92 million into efforts to help mostly losing candidates in the 2012 elections, is undertaking a new strategy for 2016 — to tap his fortune on behalf of a more mainstream Republican with a clear shot to win the White House, according to people familiar with his thinking. In 2012, Sheldon and Miriam Adelson spent so much of their money on long-shot candidate Newt Gingrich that they helped extend an ugly intraparty fight that left the eventual nominee, Mitt Romney, severely bruised by the time he faced President...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 5:06:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 103 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former President Jimmy Carter; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Mitt Romney; Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Tom Cole, R-Okla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Tony Blinken, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser; Reps. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
  • Unions to Spend $300 Million to Unseat Scott Walker, Other Governors

    02/22/2014 8:44:48 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 2-13-14 | Kyle Maichle
    HOUSTON, TX – The nation’s leading labor union will plan to spend $300 million in 2014 trying to unseat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and four other Republican Governors. More: AFL-CIO to Target Walker, Other Governors People’s World reported that the AFL-CIO announced on Thursday morning during a press conference in Houston that they would spend money trying to unseat Governor Walker. Other Governors that the labor organization is targeting are John Kasich (R-Ohio), Tom Corbett (R-Pennsylvania), Rick Snyder (R-Michigan), and Rick Scott (R-Florida). The American Federation of Teachers backed the AFL-CIO’s plan. President Randi Weingarten said: “In many ways it...
  • Gov. John Kasich – Ohio’s Own Obama?

    01/14/2014 7:24:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/14/2014 | Jason Hart
    Ohio taxpayers are being treated to an unwelcome taste of DC, as Governor John Kasich brings President Obama’s favorite policies and tactics to the Buckeye State. Narrowly elected as a small-government conservative in 2010, Kasich has veered sharply to the left despite Republican supermajorities in both houses of the Ohio General Assembly. Candidate Kasich warned that the Obamacare Medicaid expansion would “stick states with large and unsustainable costs.” But after failing to trim public unions’ power in 2011, Kasich decided last winter that he’d show what a caring moderate he is by hanging the millstone of Medicaid expansion around Ohio’s...
  • Top Ohio Republicans face down intraparty critics

    12/28/2013 8:54:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 28, 2013 11:36 AM EST | Julie Carr Smyth and Dan Sewell
    Conservative restlessness within their own party poses challenges to three Republican stars in the battleground state of Ohio, where House Speaker John Boehner, Sen. Rob Portman and Gov. John Kasich all have riled up the right. Kasich upset some by pushing for certain tax increases and embracing Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul; Boehner is clashing with conservative groups over the federal budget; and Portman faces backlash from social conservatives over his about-face in favor of gay marriage. …
  • Amid Obamacare controversies, states keep up Medicaid debate

    10/31/2013 9:28:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | October 31, 2013 | Stephanie Condon
    At a congressional hearing Wednesday, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., a steadfast supporter of the Affordable Care Act, reminded her Republican colleagues that the health care law is here to stay. "You know, I want to say to my colleagues after a three-and-a-half year campaign to repeal, to discredit, to even shut down the government over Obamacare, I want to say: get over it," Schakowsky said during the hearing investigating the botched HealthCare.gov rollout. It's true, as the administration likes to point out, that Obamacare was signed into law three years ago and has survived the Supreme Court and a presidential...
  • Kasich Repeats Refuted Obamacare Talking Points at Cleveland Clinic

    10/19/2013 11:45:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | October 18, 2013 | Jason Hart
    John Kasich repeated his well-worn routine of calling billions in new federal spending “our money” and insisting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion is “what the Lord wants” during a speech this morning at the Cleveland Clinic. “It’s our money! This is not, like, somebody else’s money,” Gov. Kasich said of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion funding he seeks to spend in Ohio... this — like other talking points the Republican governor has used to justify his flight from fiscal responsibility — is not true. “Bringing our dollars back and helping these people to get their lives back is so right,” Kasich said...
  • Gov. Kasich Moves to Bypass Legislature for Obamacare Money

    10/12/2013 12:58:11 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 29 replies
    mediatrackers ^ | October 11, 2013 | Jason Hart
    Governor John Kasich’s administration today requested the Ohio Controlling Board appropriate Obamacare funds for Medicaid expansion, an attempt to circumvent the General Assembly for billions in new entitlement funding from DC. Despite the partial shutdown of the federal government, a plan amendment submitted to DC by Ohio Department of Medicaid Director John McCarthy to expand eligibility was approved on October 10. As Statehouse insiders have speculated for weeks, the Kasich Administration will go to the Controlling Board on October 21 to make its case — although without an executive order from the governor, as was widely predicted. Unfortunately for Gov....
  • Rand Paul, 2016 Republican Front-Runner

    09/15/2013 7:01:45 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 92 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | September 13, 2013 | Chris Cillizza
    The first eight-plus months of 2013 have convinced us of one thing: Rand Paul acts and the rest of the potential 2016 Republican presidential field reacts. On drones, Paul led a 13-hour-long filibuster that drew Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (among others) to the floor in support. On Syria, Paul was out front in his opposition to a military strike — a position that 30 of his Senate Republican colleagues shared as of this writing. Those 30 include both Rubio,who voted against the use-of-force resolution in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. ... Below are our rankings...
  • Marco Rubio Sinking in New Hampshire 2016 Poll

    09/07/2013 5:21:58 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 39 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 9/7/13 | Kevin Derby
    Marco Rubio Sinking in New Hampshire 2016 Poll BY: KEVIN DERBY | Posted: August 7, 2013 8:59 AM The latest Granite State poll by WMUR and the University of New Hampshire was released late on Tuesday and it shows U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sinking in New Hampshire, home of the first presidential primary. Rubio is expected to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. In recent months. Rubio has drawn fire from conservatives for his prominent role in supporting immigration reform. The poll finds New Hampshire Republicans divided on who they want to see as their party’s nominee...
  • HUGH HEWITT - GOP isolationists are taking U.S. back to the 1930s

    09/03/2013 3:58:13 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 90 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9-2-2013 | HUGH HEWITT
    Syria's butcher Bashir Assad could end up toppling British Prime Minister David Cameron and not the other way around, while also giving Russia a big boost back on to the Great Power stage and green lighting Tehran's most ambitious and sparky plans in its mountain tunnel complexes. Along the way he has exposed President Obama as feckless and fearful. The president and his team are scrambling to remind lawmakers of what the Commander-in-Chief ought to have long ago argued to the country: When the good guys blink, the bad guys notice. Lots and lots of blinking. Most of the people...
  • 2016 President: Republican Outsiders Rising (From Sabato's Crystal Ball)

    08/15/2013 8:54:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Center For Politics ^ | 08/14/2013 | Larry Sabato
    Our most recent rating of Republican presidential contenders features a top tier of three notably different candidates: A Midwestern governor (Scott Walker) who is known best by the activists who will help decide the nomination; a leading national figure (Chris Christie) who has irked conservatives; and a firebrand senator (Rand Paul) with devoted supporters who would shake up the party’s platform and, perhaps, identity.Chart 1: Updated Crystal Ball Republican presidential rankings First Tier Candidate Key Advantages Key Disadvantages Since Last Update Scott WalkerGovernor, WI •Midwest GOP gov. in Obama state •Heroic conservative credentials •Shown political durability •Too bland? Next Pawlenty?...
  • 2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take - Part 5 [Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio]

    06/16/2013 7:49:50 AM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | June 14, 2013 | davenj1
    If ever there was a region where incumbent Republican governors can experience the great GOP gubernatorial apocalypse, it is the upper Midwest. Three of the races involve Republican incumbents who rode the Republican wave of 2010 into office. They are Rick Snyder in Michigan, John Kasich in Ohio and Scott Walker in Wisconsin. That potential loss of three Governor’s offices may be mitigated by a Pat Quinn Democratic loss in Illinois. The problem is that Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin are less red than Illinois is certainly blue.
  • Kasich Veering Left (Is the Ohio Governor Really the Conservative He Claims to be?)

    04/12/2013 6:38:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/12/2013 | John Fund
    Most political observers in Ohio believe Governor John Kasich wants to run for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. If that’s true, he’s approaching it in an odd way, alienating much of his conservative base by making controversial tax proposals and proposing to expand Medicaid — although he now appears to have given up on the latter. In his 30-year-long political career, John Kasich has prided himself on being a conservative. In his successful 2010 race for governor he boasted he was in the Tea Party before there was a Tea Party. For years before that he hosted a...
  • Ohio executes man who killed adult bookstore guard in 1994 crime spree

    03/06/2013 1:37:22 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | March 6, 2013 | Crimesider Staff
    Gov. John Kasich denied Treesh clemency last week, following the recommendation of the state parole board, which ruled unanimously last month that the evidence showed Dupree was seated when shot and hadn't shown any sign of being a threat to Treesh. The board also said Treesh's decision to shoot a clerk in the face as he left the store suggests Treesh's "murderous intent" when coming to the store. Treesh and his co-defendant "gratuitously brutalized, humiliated and killed innocent people, most of whom, like Dupree, posed no real or perceived threat to them," the board said. Prosecutors say Treesh and the...
  • Is Ohio Governor John Kasich the Chris Christie of the Midwest?

    02/28/2013 7:50:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/28/2013 | PAULA BOLYARD
    Governor John Kasich rode to victory on the 2010 Tea Party wave, campaigning as a budget hawk, promising to cut taxes and balance the budget. He raged against Obamacare and out-of-control federal spending. Speaking to Bill Cunningham a few months before his election, Kasich said of Obamacare: It’s all taxes, it’s smoke and mirrors, it’s always tomorrow, it’s never today, it’s always tomorrow. … What they’re doing on this health care bill and everything else they’re doing is just spending like there’s no tomorrow. Big government, big debt. And look, everybody’s worked up about it. And the country doesn’t...
  • John Kasich Accepts Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion

    02/04/2013 5:26:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    TPM ^ | 02/04/2013 | Sahil Kapur
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced Monday that he will accept the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, becoming the fifth Republican governor to embrace the provision of the health care reform law that the Supreme Court made optional. The governor unveiled the decision as part of his budget proposal. “We are going to extend Medicaid for the working poor and for those who are jobless trying to find work,” Kasich said at a press conference in Columbus. “It makes great sense for the state of Ohio because it will allow us to provide greater care with our own dollars.”...
  • John Kasich betrays conservatives, lies about "blocking ObamaCare in Ohio

    11/21/2012 9:07:27 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/21/2012 | Doug Book
    Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich has reneged on his campaign pledge to “block ObamaCare” being established in Ohio. And he has done it a way which would make Barack Obama proud—by lying through his teeth. Contrary to Nancy Pelosi’s claims, passing ObamaCare has not enabled most Americans to know what’s in it. But one thing has become clear to those who have studied this signature, power-play legislation of the left— courageous Republican governors can kill it. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act can only infect the nation and the American people if states are willing either to set up...