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  • 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 · 21 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...
  • Will Ohio's economic uptick aid Obama?

    10/01/2012 7:54:48 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    AP via Recordpub.com ^ | 10/1/2012 | Sharon Cohen
    CANTON — In this crucial battleground in campaign 2012, William Healy and Joe Halter stand on opposing sides of the great divide: How to jump-start the economy? [Snip] Much of the focus is on the economy in this state where the jobless rate has dropped from its 10.6 percent recession peak to 7.2 percent in August — almost a point below the national average. That decline, Brock says, complicates matters for the Republican ticket. “Romney wants to paint this picture that the economy is in a ditch and awful and the economy just refuses to play that role,” he says....
  • Romney picks up Shultz, Rice, Huckabee and Nancy Reagan Endorsements

    06/01/2012 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 222 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM (Multiple News feeds) ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jeff Head
    Over the last few days, since Romney clinched the GOP nomination for President by going over the 1,144 committed delegates needed with his win in the Texas Primary on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, a number of new endorsements have come in for Romney's bid for the Presidency. These include George Shultz, former Secretary of State; Condoliza Rice, former Secretrary of State and National Security Advisor; Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate; and Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan. Here's what each of them had to say on the date they endorsed Romney: NANCY REAGAN endorses Mitt...
  • Ohio Results Show Voters Say Focus on Jobs, Not Partisan Attacks

    11/09/2011 3:22:25 PM PST · by mdittmar · 27 replies · 2+ views
    AFL-CIO ^ | Nov 9, 2011 | Mike Hall
    Cincinnati Fire Fighters (IAFF) member Doug Stern says yesterday’s overwhelming rejection of Gov. John Kasich’s (R) attempt to eliminate collective bargaining rights of workers like firefighters, nurses, teachers, bridge inspectors and others shows: [T]he citizens of Ohio spoke and they made it loud and clear that the focus of government should be on creating sustainable middle class jobs, rather than  pushing a partisan political agenda. Stern, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Louise Foresman, a member of Working America from Cleveland, took part in a telephone press conference this afternoon about the stunning victory for working families that sent Issue 2 down to...
  • Ohio Issue 2: Let’s not over-react or fall for media templates

    11/09/2011 11:17:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/09/2011 | Kevin Holtsberry
    Issue 2 in Ohio has failed. Unions poured a gazillion dollars into Ohio and won. Despite having a sense of this outcome for some time it still stings. Believe it or not, a great many felt that these reforms were important steps in bring fiscal and structural sanity to government. The voters clearly did not get that message. The media is going to try and play this as horse race politics. Governor John Kasich lost and the Democrats won. And obviously, in some important sense – even if only in the fact the story and perspective being conventional wisdom –...
  • PPP Poll: SB 5 headed for big defeat (Kasich's Collective Bargaining Bill might not pass)

    11/07/2011 11:07:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Labor is poised for a big victory in Ohio Tuesday. PPP's final poll on Issue 2 finds 59% of voters plan to reject Senate Bill 5, with only 36% voting for approval. What might be most remarkable about the 23 point margin in this poll is that it's exactly identical to what we found the first time we polled on this issue all the way back in March. Voters were furious then and that anger has continued all the way to November. Democrats are almost unanimous in their opposition to SB 5, supporting repeal by an 86-10 margin. Meanwhile there's...
  • Ohio Voters Look Set To Dump Republicans' Anti-Union Law

    11/05/2011 8:39:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 71 replies
    LATimes ^ | November 05, 2011 | Paul West
    Ohio Voters Look Set To Dump Republicans' Anti-Union Law The balloting will be closely watched in a state that could be pivotal in the 2012 presidential election. By Paul West November 5, 2011 Reporting from Hanoverton, Ohio— An aggressive Republican drive to weaken the labor rights of government workers appears to have crested, at least in Ohio, where voters are expected to throw out a far-reaching anti-union law this week. The referendum over collective bargaining for public employees, potentially the most important contest in off-year elections around the nation, is being closely watched for clues about shifting voter trends in...
  • Kasich Faces Must-Win Battle With Unions Over Collective Bargaining

    10/19/2011 3:37:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 19 Oct 2011 | Greg McDonald
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich is crisscrossing his state in hopes of winning the public over to collective-bargaining reforms he says are absolutely necessary to give state and local officials the flexibility to deal with budget problems. “It’s just important for us to win, period,” the first term Republican told National Review Online in a story published Tuesday. The collective-bargaining bill, known as state Senate bill 5, passed the Republican-controlled legislature last March and was signed into law by Kasich. But labor activists and Democratic lawmakers organized a massive petition drive with more than 230,000 signatures to get the bill on...
  • Romney refuses to back Kasich against govt unions

    10/25/2011 12:35:35 PM PDT · by libstripper · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Conn Carroll
    Campaigning in Ohio today, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney stopped by a Republican Party phone-bank making calls in support of Gov. John Kasich's government union reform referendum, but refused to endorse the actual referendum. CNN's Peter Hamby called the scene an "incredible moment in politics."
  • Following The NBA Finals John Kasich Shows His Good Sense Of Humor

    06/15/2011 1:57:58 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-15-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    This is a rare occasion where a hat tip to The Atlantic Beyond the loyalty southern California residents show the Lakers I'm not actually a devoted follower of basketball...but I know enough to know LeBron James had this coming. I don't mean to pile on to the huge helping of humble pie this guy is being made to eat....but I have to end this with a good joke Hugh Hewitt told on his radio show earlier this week... Q: Why didn't LeBron James go to college? A: He didn't want to take the finals
  • Ohio Petition Drive to Repeal S.B. 5 Rolling Along

    Workers, activists and other volunteers are making fast progress in collecting the 231,000 signatures needed to put the repeal of S.B. 5 on the Ohio ballot this November. S.B. 5, pushed by Gov. John Kasich (R), eliminates the rights of 350,000 public employees to bargain for middle-class jobs. The 35,000 member Ohio Civil Service Employees Association/AFSCME (OCSEA/AFSCME) set a goal of gathering 60,000 voters' signature. In a mere two weeks, OCSEA canvassers have collected more than 20,000 signatures to "Kill the Bill." Similar efforts are under way through the Buckeye State to hit the signature threshold by the June 30...
  • Gov Kasich To Pres. Obama: Do Your Own Job

    04/27/2011 6:19:36 PM PDT · by Neoavatara · 12 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | April 27, 2011 | Neoavatara
    President Barack Obama does have a knack of giving advice to others, because...well, he knows better, right? In an interview with Romona Robinson of WKYC TV, Cleveland's NBC affiliate, Mr. Obama stated that he strongly disapproves of new laws restricting public employee unions in Ohio and Wisconsin. He said states should not use the financial crisis as an excuse to erode bargaining rights. Gov. John Kasich of Ohio responded to Obama's comments testily.
  • Will Unions Clip Boeing's Wings?

    04/26/2011 6:14:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 26, 2011 | Staff
    Big Labor: Can a union that workers voted out and a government agency with an anti-business agenda tell America's largest exporter in which state it can create jobs? Is this revenge for Wisconsin? Hell hath no fury like unions whose power is being challenged, and unions are not happy after Gov. Scott Walker's victory for democracy over angry union mobs in Wisconsin and similar moves by governors in other states such as John Kasich's Ohio. They want their pound of capitalist flesh. So they, in the form of the International Association of Machinists, have called upon their wholly owned subsidiary,...
  • Ohio’s Jobs Budget. Gov. John Kasich is slashing spending to encourage economic growth.

    03/24/2011 6:51:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/24/2011 | Katrina Trinko
    For conservatives, it’s a recession-era dream budget. “It balances the budget, preserves our tax cuts, and sets the stage for renewing the ability of Ohio to create jobs,” Ohio governor John Kasich tells National Review Online. The $55.5 billion budget, which covers the next two fiscal years and fills an $8.6 billion shortfall, cuts $1.4 billion from Medicaid funding, sells five prisons to private operators, and slashes the money sent to local governments by 25 percent next year and an additional 25 percent in the following year. That last decision has proven to be controversial already, with critics charging that...
  • WATCH: Left-Wing “Flash-Mob” Enters Bank And Performs Annoying Protest Song

    03/22/2011 10:04:57 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 10 replies
    More annoyance from the left– this time coming out of Columbus, OH in protest of Gov. John Kasich’s budget. Seriously, what are these people trying to accomplish? Via the Columbus Dispatch: Echoing its “flash mob” protest last week at a Bob Evans restaurant, ProgressOhio struck again today at Huntington Bank’s 41 S. High St. headquarters. The Columbus-based liberal advocacy group organized the protest, in which about 50 people gathered outside the bank to sing a politically-charged parody of Hang On Sloopy.
  • Labor Secretary Solis: "Elections do matter" ["public employees are under assault"]

    02/27/2011 6:02:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | February 26, 2011 | Steve Brusk
    An impassioned Labor Secretary Hilda Solis rallied Democratic party members Saturday to tell voters "elections do matter" as she gave a detailed – and political – response to the Wisconsin union fight. Solis delivered her remarks before the Democratic National Committee winter meeting, in the same hotel where conservative activists held their annual convention two weeks ago. But the message was decidedly different, as Solis accused Republicans of turning back the clock on workers' rights. The Labor Secretary told the crowd cuts in benefits isn't the issue in the dispute playing out in Wisconsin and other states. "We know, we...
  • VIDEO: Union Goon Rips Tea Party (LANGUAGE WARNING)

    02/25/2011 8:24:56 AM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 5 replies
  • Unions And The Right To Work

    02/22/2011 5:50:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 22, 2011 | Staff
    Labor: If unions were formed to protect workers from employer abuse, right-to-work laws were created to protect taxpayers and workers from union abuse. States with such laws enjoy higher growth and purchasing power. With Wisconsin still under siege by the "angry mobs" of bused-in union workers, the Ohio of GOP Gov. John Kasich is the next target of those opposed to restricting the collective bargaining rights of public-sector unions that have bankrupted state after state. Ohio's SB5 also aims to address a similar Buckeye budget deficit in the billions and the anchor of state-funded union pension obligations. Bills in the...
  • Workers Pack Statehouse In Protest Of Union Bill (Columbus, Ohio)

    02/18/2011 7:07:10 AM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WBNS-10TV ^ | Thursday, February 17, 2011 | WBNS-10TV
    More than 1,000 workers were at the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday to protest Senate Bill 5. If approved, the bill would overhaul collective bargaining, 10TV's Danielle Elias reported. Supporters of the bill spoke on Tuesday. Thursday's testimony before the senate committee was from those opposing the bill. Firefighters, police officers, corrections workers and educators from around Ohio showed up to protest a bill they call a "union buster." If the bill passes, collective bargaining by unions, which became law in 1983, could come to an end. "We work hard to help the community," said Mark Harrington, who opposes the bill....
  • Florida’s Scott Rejects Tampa-Orlando High-Speed Rail Line

    02/16/2011 10:56:25 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 39 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | : February 16, 2011 | Timothy Williams
    Gov. Rick Scott of Florida on Wednesday rejected plans for a high speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando, in the process turning down $2 billion in federal funds and a key piece of President Obama’s goal of building a national high-speed rail network. Florida is the third state with a newly elected Republican governor to turn down a portion of the administration’s high-speed rail project, joining John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin.
  • Ohio Congress members seek Lake Erie high speed rail corridor

    02/11/2011 3:08:04 PM PST · by Pontiac · 62 replies
    Plain Dealer ^ | 2/11/11 | Sabrina Eaton
    Ohio may yet get on track with President Obama's newly announced $53 billion initiative to build a nationwide high speed rail network. A bipartisan group of northern Ohio Congress members met Thursday with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to discuss building a high speed rail line along Lake Erie that would link Cleveland with Chicago, Detroit, Toledo and Buffalo, and also include routes to Youngstown and Pittsburgh. Building a line along the lake is a top tier part of Obama's rail program. Bainbridge Township GOP Rep. Steve LaTourette said he plans to work with Republicans and Democrats from Ohio, New York,...
  • Was John Kasich dressed up as Santa Claus on Neil Cavuto? (Vanity)

    12/24/2010 4:51:25 PM PST · by library user · 9 replies
    FNC | Christmas Eve 2010 | Self
    Did anyone catch the last 10 minutes of Your World today? Normally Neil Cavuto is the host, but there was sub-host and a guy dressed as Santa Claus was the final guest. He was pretty well disguised but, judging by his voice, I'd say it was John Kasich. I suppose if Kasich is filling in for O'Reilly at 8 tonight, as he usually does around the holidays, we'll know for sure it was him. Otherwise, I doubt there's any real reason for Kasich to be in NYC right now.
  • It's Time to Start the Repeal of ‘Green’ Energy Subsidies

    11/23/2010 8:06:58 PM PST · by seamus · 13 replies
    Somewhat Reasonable (via The Cincinnati Enquirer) ^ | November 23, 2010 | Paul Chesser
    In last months of his successful campaign, Gov.-elect John Kasich — in a statement that almost all politicians would deem risky due to fear of inflaming the Big Green lobby — told the Dayton Daily News that he would seriously consider a repeal of Ohio’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard. These mandates for utilities to generate minimum percentages of their power generation from expensive renewable sources drive up electricity rates for everyone. Paul Chesser has a piece in the Cincinnati Enquirer that encourages Kasich, now that he’s won, to push for the AEPS repeal and its associated job destruction and Big...
  • 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.
  • Late to the Tea Party (Why John Kasich's Lead has Shrunk Dramatically in Ohio)

    10/13/2010 7:01:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Nationa Review ^ | 10/13/2010 | Mytheos Holt
    A month ago, Ohio’s Republican gubernatorial hopeful, John Kasich, seemed to have nothing to worry about. His opponent, incumbent governor Ted Strickland, was running an unfocused, attack-of-the-week-style campaign. Kasich’s lead in the polls stretched into the high teens, and his relentlessly cheery, ruthlessly policy-oriented campaign looked almost as disciplined and well-run as the Rob Portman campaign for Ohio’s open Senate seat. Flash forward to now. Kasich’s lead has shrunk. At best, he leads Governor Strickland by eight or nine points. Kasich is not exactly in dire straits — only two recent polls show Strickland earning 45 percent of the vote...
  • Kasich vs Strickland: The most important governor's race? Why top politicians are flocking to Ohio

    09/09/2010 1:15:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 09/09/2010 | Gail Russel Chaddock
    The party that controls the Ohio governor's mansion can have an impact on presidential elections, so the race is seeing a jolt of high-profile endorsements as the candidates try to place blame over the state's job losses. The Ohio governor's race is shaping up as a bellwether for the 2012 presidential election and a high-stakes referendum on which party can be trusted on the economy in a state that has lost 400,000 jobs in the last three years. Just note the top-gun politicians stumping for embattled Gov. Ted Strickland (D) or the international press corps trailing both his campaign and...
  • John Kasich leads among smallest donors (In Ohio Gubernatorial Elections)

    06/20/2010 6:14:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 06/18/2010 | By Mark Niquette
    Eileen Lazear says she can't afford much, but she wants to do what she can to help elect Ohio's next governor. That's why Lazear, a retired Upper Arlington resident, has given Republican nominee John Kasich a $25 contribution each month for the past year and plans to continue doing so until the Nov. 2 election. "It's all I can afford, but I want to do it because I believe we need a better government," Lazear said. Kasich's campaign points to contributions from voters such as Lazear as evidence that there is a difference in gras-roots support in his race with...
  • "Every Other Monday" By John Kasich

    06/18/2010 8:18:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies · 772+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2010 | Hugh Hewitt
    It is hard to find anyone who doesn't like John Kasich.  The ebullient former congressman from the Columbus Ohio area spent nearly twenty years making a mark in the House of Representatives as an expert of the budget, ran a principled campaign for the GOP nomination for president in 2000 to underscore his concerns on federal spending (prophets are never heeded in time) and then had a great run as a Fox News Channel host and commentator.   Last year Kasich decided to try and help his beloved Buckeye State and launched a run for governor against Ted Strickland, the affable but hapless...