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  • Obama: Troll Hard With a Vengeance

    07/30/2014 1:48:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7-30-2014 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, as I have been predicting for months, President Barack Obama announced that he would be considering unprecedented executive action to provide legal status for millions of illegal immigrants. His goal is not to solve the immigration crisis -- you don't grant legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants, then leave the back door wide open if you're interested in solving the problem. His goal is not to help illegal immigrants -- he instead leaves them in limbo by granting them temporary work permits, rather than blanket amnesty. His goal is trolling. Trolling is a practice whereby a person...
  • Boehner Disagrees With Sarah Palin on Impeaching Obama

    07/09/2014 7:52:23 AM PDT · by kristinn · 121 replies
    USA Today | Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Catalina Camia
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  • Vanity: I'm the guy challenging John Boehner.

    01/07/2014 5:32:05 PM PST · by stuckinohio · 52 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/7/2014 | Eric Gurr
    Posted a video on economics and would like your thoughts. It's about six minutes and essentially lays out a big and fundamental difference between myself and Mr. Boehner. All comments and criticisms welcome.
  • In Praise of John Boehner

    08/30/2014 3:13:23 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 30 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 08/29/2014 | Jonathan Bernstein
    <p>So I asked the next five Americanists I ran into and received a bit more confirmation: three gave solid endorsements of the speaker, one gave a lukewarm endorsement and one was much less enthusiastic.</p> <p>I figure it’s worth reporting because I don’t think this largely positive view among political scientists is reflected in the speaker's image in the media, where he comes off as ineffective, not particularly good at the job, and probably doomed.</p>
  • Lancaster Woman Scares Off Bat-Wielding Attackers By Pulling Gun On Them (Ohio)

    08/30/2014 11:56:08 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 56 replies
    WBNS-10TV ^ | 08/28/2014 | WBNS
    Dinah Burns is licensed to carry a concealed gun, but she'd only recently started taking her weapon while walking her dog. It was Monday when Burns was on a footpath near Sanderson Elementary School. "Two gentlemen came out of the woods, one holding a baseball bat, and said 'You're coming with us'." The men weren't deterred by Dinah's dog Gracie. "I said, 'Well, what do you want?,' and as I was saying that I reached in to my pocket and slipped my gun out, slipped the safety off as I pulled it out. As I was doing that the other...
  • Appeals Court authorizes its judges to carry concealed weapons

    08/30/2014 9:35:04 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    AthensOhioToday.com ^ | 08/30/2014 | Steve Robb
    The 4th District Court of Appeals has issued an order authorizing its judges to carry concealed weapons as a security measure. Fourth District Judge Marie Hoover said the order — which applies to just the 4th District Court — was not prompted by any particular incident, but that threats have been made over the years. “As a court, we’ve all agreed it is necessary,” she said.
  • Every Abortion Clinic in Ohio is Breaking a Law Protecting Women’s Health

    08/29/2014 8:48:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/29/14 | Cheryl Sullenger
    What would you think if you were told that no abortion facility in your home state held a current facility license as required by law, yet all of them continued to do abortions that were technically illegal – with full knowledge of state authorities?That is not simply a hypothetical situation in Ohio. It is the scandalous reality.Operation Rescue confirmed this week that out of eleven abortion facilities in that state, none hold current, active Ambulatory Surgical Facility licenses. While applications for licensure or license renewal have been made by all but one abortion facility, the Ohio Department of Health has...
  • Portman urged to move step closer to presidential run

    08/28/2014 6:29:33 PM PDT · by xzins · 64 replies
    WHIO ^ | 28 Aug 14 | Jessica Wehrman and Jack Torry
    Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is being urged to form a presidential exploratory committee as the first step in running for the White House in 2016, but the Ohio Republican will not make any decisions until after the November elections. An exploratory committee would allow Portman to raise money to pay for travel and other expenses to states such as New Hampshire and Iowa which will be holding the first presidential contests of 2016. Although Portman and his aides say he is currently focused on running for re-election in 2016, the first-term senator has long had ambitions for national office. Portman...
  • Phone Threat To Pickerington High School North Sparks Fear From Students, Parents

    08/28/2014 4:37:22 AM PDT · by BCW · 14 replies
    WBNS - TV 10 ^ | 27 AUG 2014 | Kevin Landers
    PICKERINGTON, Ohio - Students at Pickerington Local Schools head back to class Thursday after someone phoned in a violent threat. Pickerington North High School was put on lockdown on Wednesday. Detectives tell 10TV the call was made via cell phone, but were not able to locate the person who made the call. Deputies say a man with a thick Arabic accident called Pickerington North High School claiming he was coming to the school with an assault rifle to commit violence because of unrest in the Middle East. The school then went into immediate lockdown and parents rushed to the school...
  • Threat places Pickerington schools on lockdown [Amish alert]

    08/27/2014 3:41:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 8/27/2014 | Allison Manning
    Pickerington schools were put on lockdown after a threat was called into Pickerington North High School this morning. Fairfield County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the threat, which was made at around 11:15 a.m., Sheriff Dave Phalen said. A man with a heavy accent told the school he was going to attack Pickerington North due to the attacks on Israel and was going to kill some kids with an AK-47 he had, Phalen said. He said his name was “Mohammed Shehad” or something that sounded like that, Phalen said, though it was difficult to understand him. All Pickerington schools were on...
  • Developer to Lease Ohio Site for Ethane Cracker

    08/26/2014 12:37:51 PM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    DownstreamToday via Rig Zone ^ | August 26, 2014 | Matthew V. Veazey
    Appalachian Resins, Inc. (AR) plans to lease approximately 50 acres of land in Salem Township, Ohio, to build an integrated 600 million pound per year ethylene/polyethylene production facility, the Houston-based firm announced in an emailed statement to DownstreamToday. "There is no difference in our development activities, we have essentially only moved across the Ohio River," James Cutler, AR's CEO, said Sunday after announcing his company's signing of a land lease letter of intent with the Monroe County (Ohio) Port Authority. "We will not be integrating with an existing operating (brownfield) facility but will be more of a 'greenfield' location. However,...
  • John Boehner: The Monkey In The Room (Video)

    08/26/2014 7:54:14 AM PDT · by maggief · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 26, 2014 | John Boehner
    Published on Aug 26, 2014 http://www.speaker.gov/ (Video at link)
  • Ohio senator: Boycott Burger King

    08/25/2014 11:47:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2014 | Peter Schroeder
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is urging consumers to boycott Burger King over reports that the fast food chain is eyeing a tax-cutting move to Canada. Brown, an outspoken corporate critic, said people hankering for a burger should head to Wendy’s or White Castle, two Ohio-based chains that aren’t looking to shrink their tax bill via a so-called “corporate inversion.” “Burger King’s decision to abandon the United States means consumers should turn to Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers or White Castle sliders,” he said in a statement. “Burger King has always said ‘Have it Your Way’; well my way is to support...
  • Now Michelle Obama Has Caused America’s ‘Best Cafeteria Cookie’ To Be Outlawed

    08/24/2014 12:11:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 23, 2014 | Eric Owens
    An eruption of aggravation about what American schoolchildren can no longer eat in school cafeterias is never far away in the Obama era.Now, thanks to federal intervention that first lady Michelle has made her signature issue, students in all 11 taxpayer-funded public schools in Elyria, Ohio cannot enjoy the famous Elyria pink cookie anymore.This cookie is no ordinary cookie, according to The Chronicle-Telegram, the Cleveland suburb’s local newspaper.It’s a velvety, cake-like, scrumptious delicacy glazed with a huge dollop of sugary pink icing. Cleveland magazine dubbed the Elyria pink cookie the “Best Cafeteria Cookie” in 2009. Locals will even call up...
  • Online Retailer Zulily to Add 900 Jobs In Central Ohio

    08/24/2014 2:51:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WBNS-TV ^ | July 28, 2014
    SEATTLE - Popular online retailer Zulily is planning to add about 900 jobs in central Ohio as part of new tax credit deal from the state. The Seattle-based company says most of the positions at the new call center will be in customer service. The move is expected to generate $28 million by 2017. This comes in addition to Zulily’s existing facility in Obetz. As part of a tax agreement, the Ohio Development Services Agency says the company will receive a 75%, 12-year tax credit in exchange for operating in Ohio for at least 15 years. Zulily is an online...
  • President Jimmy Carter to be keynote speaker at Muslim convention in Detroit

    08/23/2014 7:07:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 75 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 8/23/2014 | TK BARGER
    The Islamic Society of North America or ISNA, the nation's largest Muslim group, will hold its 51st annual convention in Detroit's Cobo Center Friday through Sept. 1, and will feature former President Jimmy Carter as the keynote speaker. ... A “secret special guest” is also on the bill. The convention‘‍s opening session Friday will include words from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the national leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim member of Congress,
  • Abortion clinic quits fight to keep doing procedures, says state..trying to close all providers

    08/20/2014 4:23:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | Robert Higgs
    FULL TITLE: Abortion clinic quits fight to keep doing procedures, says state is 'methodically' trying to close all providers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An abortion clinic that was fighting the state of Ohio to remain open has decided it will stop performing surgical abortions. A spokeswoman for the Lebanon Road Surgery Center in Sharonville near Cincinnati said Wednesday that it will continue to provide the first step consultations in the two-day process for obtaining an abortion in Ohio.
  • DeWine to call special grand jury in Walmart shooting

    08/19/2014 2:22:47 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 6 replies
    WHIO ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Breaking News Staff
    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will convene a special grand jury in two weeks to determine whether a crime was committed when Beavercreek police officers shot John Crawford III on Aug. 5 at a Walmart store. DeWine said his office is reviewing footage from more than 200 cameras at the Pentagon Boulevard store where Crawford, 22, was shot by police officers on the evening of Aug. 5. He said his office is also retaining a "use of force" expert on the matter. - See more at: http://m.whio.com/news/news/kasich-news-conference-today-walmart-shooting/ng5WB/#sthash.jXSkIYFU.dpuf
  • Trampling on Coal Country Families

    08/16/2014 11:50:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Between 1989 and 2010, Congress rejected nearly 700 cap-tax-and-trade and similar bills that their proponents claimed would control Earth’s perpetually fickle climate and weather. So even as real world crises erupt, President Obama is using executive fiats and regulations to impose his anti-hydrocarbon agenda, slash America’s fossil fuel use, bankrupt coal and utility companies, make electricity prices skyrocket, and “fundamentally transform” our economic, social, legal and constitutional system. Citing climate concerns, he has refused to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and blocked or delayed Alaskan, western state and offshore oil and gas leasing and drilling. He’s proud that...
  • Breaking: Judge rules Ohio abortionist Martin Haskell must close clinic

    08/15/2014 2:02:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life Site ^ | Dustin Siggins
    Abortionist Martin Haskell has been ordered to close an abortion clinic by the same judge who ordered a "stay" to keep it open. Stand True Ministries' Bryan Kemper -- who was in the courtroom during the hearing -- told LifeSiteNews that Hamilton County Judge Jerome Metz said the burden of proof was on Haskell's Sharonville, Ohio clinic to show that closing the clinic would cause harm to women. The ruling overturns a stay Metz issued in January that prevented the Ohio Department of Health from shutting down Haskell's clinic. Image Pro-abortion activists rally outside the courtroom Aug. 15, 2014 as...
  • Teen Convicted in Steubenville Rape Back on Football Roster

    08/12/2014 8:39:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    WTRF ^ | 08/11/2014
    Ma'Lik Richmond, one of two teens convicted in the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, is back on the roster of the Steubenville Big Red football team. Richmond was found delinquent of raping a 16-year-old girl in March 2013, and must register as a Tier II sex offender every 180 days for 20 years. Richmond was released from an Ohio Juvenile Detention Center on January 6, 2014, and in June of this year, the 7th District Court of Appeals upheld his sexual offender classification. Richmond and his attorney had originally fought to have that sex offender classification dropped, but...
  • Speaker Boehner on U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq

    08/08/2014 6:51:44 AM PDT · by kristinn · 163 replies
    House of Representatives ^ | Friday, August 8, 2014 | Speaker John Boehner
    WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on U.S. operations in Iraq: “The president’s authorization of airstrikes is appropriate, but like many Americans, I am dismayed by the ongoing absence of a strategy for countering the grave threat ISIS poses to the region. Vital national interests are at stake, yet the White House has remained disengaged despite warnings from Iraqi leaders, Congress, and even members of its own administration. Such parochial thinking only emboldens the enemy and squanders the sacrifices Americans have made. The president needs a long-term strategy – one that defines success...
  • Kent State prof stands by call for ‘jihad’

    08/09/2014 5:26:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Watchdog ^ | 8/9/2014 | Daniel Mael
    A Kent State University associate professor of history is standing by his call for “jihad” and statement that Israel is “a regime that is the spiritual heir to Nazism.”In an “open letter” to “academic friends of Israel,” Julio Pino accuses the pro-Israel academic community of being “directly responsible for the murder of over 1,400 Palestinian children, women and elderly civilians.”In his statement that quotes former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and compares the academics to alleged Nazi collaborator and philosopher Martin Heidegger, Pino writes “Your names are scrawled on every bullet fired, bomb dropped, body buried and burnt forehead in Gaza. May...
  • Call led Westlake police to (OH gov. candidate) Ed FitzGerald and an unidentified woman in 2012

    08/09/2014 4:19:49 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 26 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 8/5/14 | Henry Gomez
    WESTLAKE, Ohio – Officers responding to a call of suspicious behavior found Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and a woman who was not his wife in a parked car at 4:30 a.m. on a Saturday in 2012, police records here show. Nothing inappropriate happened in the car, FitzGerald, now the Democratic nominee for governor, said Friday in a telephone interview after a campaign stop in Cincinnati. FitzGerald, a former FBI agent, prosecutor and mayor of Lakewood, was not charged with a crime. He said the woman with him was a friend visiting from Ireland as part of a larger delegation...
  • For Ron Paul supporters, ignorance is bliss

    12/16/2009 10:34:41 AM PST · by bigred08 · 56 replies · 1,435+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/16/2009 | Kevin Hall
    Paul ranks alongside ultra-liberal Dennis Kucinich as having the weakest foreign policy stances in the U.S. House. Tuesday, Paul and Kucinich were two of only 12 House members that voted against imposing new sanctions on Iran. The resolution that would penalize foreign companies from selling oil to Iran passed 412-12. "This will unify the Iranian people against us," Paul incorrectly predicts.
  • Jenkins: 352 bills are sitting on Harry Reid's desk, awaiting action

    08/07/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins ^ | July 29th, 2014 | Lynn Jenkins
    At the weekly press conference with Republican leaders Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) discussed the 352 bills – 98% which passed with bipartisan support in the House – that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refuses to bring up for a vote ... “The President is fond of referring to the House as the “Do-Nothing Congress.” But we have 352 reasons why it’s a “Do-Nothing Senate.” 352 bills are sitting on Harry Reid’s desk, awaiting action. 98% of them passed with bipartisan support. Republicans and Democrats working together to pass legislation. 50% of the bills passed unanimously, with no opposition. 70% of...
  • Ohio Woman Being Tested for Ebola

    08/06/2014 11:16:20 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/5/14 | Sydney Lupkin
    Hospitals across the country are isolating and testing potential Ebola patients, erring on the side of caution as the largest Ebola outbreak to date rages in West Africa. A 46-year-old Columbus, Ohio, woman who recently traveled to one of the three countries affected by the outbreak is being held in isolation at a local hospital, the Columbus health department said today. She was hospitalized several days ago but is “doing well” as she awaits Ebola test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which are expected today or Wednesday, the health department said.
  • One Person Tested For The Deadly Ebola Virus In Columbus

    08/05/2014 9:31:28 AM PDT · by Raebie · 73 replies
    WBNS ^ | August 5, 2014 | 10TV Web Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Public Health confirms a person is undergoing testing and has been quarantined for the deadly Ebola virus. A spokesperson says they’re working with the CDC to learn the preliminary results of those tests. CPH says the person recently traveled to West Africa, where an outbreak has left nearly 900 people dead. The virus can be transmitted through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals. According to the CDC, symptoms include sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash,...
  • Marcellus Region production continues growth

    08/05/2014 5:04:27 AM PDT · by thackney · 2 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | 8/5/2014 | Energy Information Administration
    Natural gas production in the Marcellus Region exceeded 15 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) through July, the first time ever recorded, according to EIA's latest Drilling Productivity Report. The Marcellus Region, mostly located in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, is the largest producing shale gas basin in the United States, accounting for almost 40% of U.S. shale gas production. Marcellus Region production has increased dramatically over the past four years, increasing from 2 Bcf/d in 2010 to its current level. The rig count in the Marcellus Region has remained steady at around 100 rigs over the past 10 months. Given...
  • Toledo water test results face extended delay

    08/03/2014 6:51:10 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | August 3, 2014 | Blade Staff
    A massive effort to get fresh water samples flown to a highly specialized U.S. Environmental Protection Agency laboratory in Cincinnati became an unexpected all-night ordeal, delaying any announcement about test results early today, but the plane carrying the ice-downed samples is expected to arrive at its destination about 10 a.m. It remains unclear how many hours it will take before that laboratory generates test results, data that is expected to be the most important to date in the second day of the Toledo metro area's unprecedented water crisis that affects 500,000 people.
  • (RAT) Ed FitzGerald’s name recognition is about to get a boost in Ohio, for the wrong reasons

    08/02/2014 10:13:15 PM PDT · by fifedom · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Aug. 1, 2014 | Philip Bump
    Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald's campaign to unseat Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) hasn't been going very well; ... FitzGerald spent Friday having to answer questions about a 2012 incident in which he and a woman who was not his wife were found in a car in a parking lot at 4:30 a.m. ... In the Friday afternoon press conference, he became angry when a reporter asked if everyone in the car was fully clothed. "I'm not even going to answer that," FitzGerald said. "It's disgusting."
  • Ohio (Toledo area) Water crisis: still waiting for answers

    08/02/2014 2:08:10 PM PDT · by machogirl · 128 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 08/01/14 | Jonathan Keilholz
    Governor John Kasich has issued a state of emergency for Lucas County and surrounding communities due to algae toxins detected in the water during routine testing. Do not drink the water. Alternative water should be used for drinking, making infant formula, making ice, brushing teeth and preparing food. Pets should not drink the water. Do not boil the water.. Boiling the water will not destroy the toxins. It will increase the concentration of the toxins. Consuming water containing algal toxins may result in abnormal liver function, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, numbness or dizziness. Seek medical attention if you feel you have...
  • House chaos a sign Boehner is Cruz’ing to Obama impeachment?

    08/02/2014 11:58:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 1 at 4:16 PM | Jonathan Capehart
    The Post articles on the House Republican revolt over the border bill and and the role Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) played in making it happen have nuggets of information that show why I’ve been harping about the possibility of  impeachment since June.As the article on the revolt notes, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies said they had the votes to pass a border bill that not only speeded up deportations but also had a $659 million price tag, which was considerably less than the $3.7 billion President Obama asked for. And then the bill was pulled from the floor...
  • A Dozen States File Suit Against New Coal Rules

    08/02/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate coal-fired power plants in an effort to stem climate change. The plaintiffs are led by West Virginia and include states that are home to some of the largest producers of coal and consumers of coal-fired electricity. The suit was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The other plaintiffs are Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. The E.P.A. rule, announced by President Obama on June...
  • Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh: Foolish For Boehner To Take Impeachment 'Off The Table'

    07/31/2014 4:45:23 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 69 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 30 Jul 2014 | by TONY LEE
    After conservative icon and talk radio host Rush Limbaugh blasted House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for declaring that impeaching Obama was off the table, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin praised Limbaugh for understanding the importance of not emboldening Obama to act even more lawlessly. "Rush is right," she wrote in a Wednesday Facebook post. "The GOP wants to take impeachment off the table? When will you learn liberals won't hate you less if you play nice in these tumultuous times? No matter how polite, complacent, and complicit you are, Obama will continue to harm our Republic and make you impotent....
  • Justice Dept. files in Ohio, Wisconsin voter cases (legalizing fraud?)

    07/30/2014 8:15:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 7:00 PM EDT | Eric Tucker
    The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters. The department criticized a Wisconsin law that requires voters to present photo identification at the polls and an Ohio law that limits when voters can cast an early ballot. The court papers from the federal government are aimed at persuading judges that the laws, which are being challenged in court, are discriminatory and block access to the ballot box. […] The Justice Department has warned of legal actions against states after the...
  • Dayton Mayor Gets Pushback For Offer To House Immigrant Children

    07/30/2014 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    wosu.org ^ | July 29, 2014 | Lewis Wallace
    A feud is unfolding over whether Dayton should take in immigrant children from Central America who have been crossing the border by the tens of thousands in recent months. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is facing off against Congressman Mike Turner and local politicians. The Democratic Whaley says the numbers of young children coming into the U.S. alone from central America constitute a humanitarian crisis. When the federal government contacted her in early July about potentially housing some of them temporarily, she said—of course. “These are children, and they need to be treated humanely while they’re on American soil and while...
  • Exclusive: Ohio State core class teaches Christians are dumber than atheists

    07/28/2014 3:41:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    CampusReform.org ^ | 7-24-2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    An Ohio State University (OSU) class has apparently determined another fundamental difference between Christians and atheists: their IQ points. An online quiz from the school’s Psychology 1100 class, provided to Campus Reform via tip, asked students to pick which scenario they found most likely given that “Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125.” The correct answer? “Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian.” According to a student in the class who wished to remain anonymous, the question was a part of an online homework quiz. Students were required to complete a certain...
  • Cartel Allegedly Targets Sheriff After He Bills Mexico's President For Undocumented Immigrant

    07/26/2014 11:21:54 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | July 26, 2014 | Kathryn Schroeder
    A letter sent to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto by Ohio Sheriff Richard Jones of Butler County charging him for all the undocumented immigrants in his jail has caused more trouble than expected. Following the letter being sent, Sheriff Jones received correspondence from the federal government. “The federal government sends me a letter and said I violated a treaty of like, 1790,” Jones told Dana Loesch of The Blaze. What Jones shared next in the interview is even more startling. “I sent him a bill for the prisoners that are in my jail,” Jones said. “They came here illegally. I’ve...
  • Ohio State Teaches Atheists are Smarter than Christians

    07/26/2014 8:09:14 PM PDT · by detective · 72 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | July 26, 2014 | Aleister
    Imagine the outrage if this lesson pitted men against women or straight people against gay people. Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reported. Exclusive: Ohio State core class teaches Christians are dumber than atheists An Ohio State University (OSU) class has apparently determined another fundamental difference between Christians and atheists: their IQ points.
  • Sunwing flight escorted by F-16 jets back to Toronto for emergency landing

    07/25/2014 10:21:44 AM PDT · by balk · 11 replies
    CBC News ^ | CBC News
    Sunwing Flight 772 took off for Panama City on this morning, but was turned around after 45 minutes in the air for an emergency landing at Toronto's Pearson International Airport because of an "unruly passenger." Sunwing officials say a passenger was making threats, some of which concerned the security of the plane. Pilots activated their emergency response plan and returned to Toronto. Two U.S. F-16 fighter jets from Toledo, Ohio, were dispatched to escort the plane back to Toronto, North American Aerospace Defence Command (Norad) confirmed. The F-16s flew with the commercial plane out of U.S. airspace to Toronto as...
  • Still Fighting: The Delphi Workers Obama Robbed

    07/25/2014 5:39:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    The White House pretended to champion American workers this week with gimmicky initiatives on federal job training and "workplace innovation." But far from the Beltway dog-and-pony show, a group of American workers ruthlessly shafted by the Obama administration was finally getting some real support -- and inching toward justice. It was five years ago this summer that 20,000 white-collar nonunion workers from Delphi (a leading auto parts company spun off from GM in 1999) had their pensions sabotaged as part of a rotten White House deal with Big Labor. Two court rulings this summer have given the victims hope. Their...
  • Boehner indicates no room for Ted Cruz border plan in House bill

    07/24/2014 3:54:00 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 24, 2014 1:20pm | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) indicated Thursday that the House will not be considering legislative language to defund President Barack Obama’s deferred deportation policy, which some Republicans want to see as a condition of approving new funding to ease the crisis at the southern U.S. border.Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has said he wants to see Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy defunded, and says that policy is precisely why about 60,000 illegal immigrant children have tried to cross into the U.S. this year.Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is pushing to end President Barack Obama’s deferred deportation policy, but House GOP...
  • Ohio State fires band director Jonathan Waters over ‘sexualized’ culture

    07/24/2014 1:55:05 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 45 replies
    Dispatch ^ | 7/24/2014 | Staff
    Ohio State University has fired the director of its marching band and is expanding an internal investigation that uncovered a deep culture of sexual harassment among students that reportedly has existed for years. The two-month investigation, triggered by the complaint of a parent, revealed a cascade of evidence that students routinely harassed one another –– often directed at new band members by older students –– and that director Jonathan Waters knew about it or should have known. Waters, 38, was ousted from his post effective today, OSU President Michael V. Drake said. Details of the investigation are laid out in...
  • Rep. Jordan to IRS on Lost Emails: ‘You Guys Were Never Going to Tell Us Until We Caught You’

    07/23/2014 7:32:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cns news ^ | 7/23/14 | ali meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Wednesday called out the IRS on holding back information regarding lost emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner, telling the IRS Commissioner John Koskinen at a House Subcommittee for Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs on Capitol Hill, “You guys were never going to tell us until we caught you.” At the hearing titled, “An Update on the IRS Response to its Targeting Scandal,” Jordan explained the timeline of events in the ongoing IRS investigation, citing how Koskinen knew about the missing emails in April yet waited until June 13, 2014 to...
  • Jim Jordan Grills Irs Commissioner John Koskinen 7/23/14. Full Exchange

    07/23/2014 8:09:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/23/14 | Jim Browski
    Jim Jordan EXPLODES On Irs Commissioner John Koskinen. Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) response to congressional oversight and investigation into alleged targeting of conservative groups.
  • Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

    07/23/2014 7:44:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AP ^ | July 22, 2014 | AP
    Working-class whites are no longer a majority of Ohio's eligible voters, a historic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that has political parties pledging more outreach to a broader coalition of demographic groups. Democrats are working to paint themselves as the party of diversity. Their 2014 statewide ticket features three white men, two white women and one black woman, compared with the Republicans' all-but-one-male, all-white line-up. Republicans, meanwhile, are seeking to maintain a hold on older voters while courting a new wave of potential Ohio voters, including suburban women under 40 and young college conservatives.
  • Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

    07/22/2014 11:08:14 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 22, 2014 | AP
    Working-class whites are no longer a majority of Ohio's eligible voters, a historic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that has political parties pledging more outreach to a broader coalition of demographic groups.
  • Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

    07/22/2014 7:14:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2014 9:20 AM EDT
    For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio’s eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc. Nationwide, working-class whites—defined as those ages 18 to 64, with less than a bachelor’s degree—are more likely to be socially conservative, less optimistic about their futures and skeptical of big government. But in Ohio, the group has been much more politically divided: encompassing deeply religious, GOP-leaning conservatives in rural areas as well as unionized blue-collar Democrats in cities. Now, those voters...
  • More Than 1,400 Workers In Pike County, Ohio, To Receive Possible Layoff Notices (Fluor B&W)

    07/18/2014 7:25:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WCHS-TV ^ | July 18, 2014 | Sean Delancey and Jeff Morris
    Piketon , Ohio - Roughly 1400 people woke up to bad news Thursday morning. It's called a warn notice, and it means their livelihood is on the line. "These are the higher paying jobs in the area," Herman Potter said. But those jobs are now in jeopardy. Herman Potter is president of the Steel Workers Union in Piketon, Ohio. His employer, Fluor B&W issued a warn notice, stating layoffs are possible. Fluor B&W was hired by the Department of Energy to clean the former Portsmouth gaseous diffusion plant and re-industrialize the property three years ago. The way things stand now,...