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  • Cincinnati campus officer charged with murder wants job back

    07/31/2015 11:16:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    fox ^ | ap
    Officer Ray Tensing was fired shortly after his indictment Wednesday on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the death of 43-year-old Samuel DuBose. Tensing pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on bail Thursday. An official with the FOP Ohio Labor Council of the state Fraternal Order of Police said Friday that the union has filed a grievance against UC. The union says the university violated Tensing's employment contract by not giving him a predisciplinary conference and a copy of the formal charges. A UC spokeswoman said in an email Friday that the university stands by its...
  • Boehner’s Health Policy Director is Sister of StemExpress Founder

    07/31/2015 4:53:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 17 Jul 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The founder of StemExpress, the private company that has engaged with Planned Parenthood in the sale of aborted baby body parts, is the younger sister of the health policy director of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH). The founder and CEO of StemExpress is Cate Dyer, the younger sister of Charlotte Ivancic, Boehner’s health policy director, as originally observed at the conservative site ForAmerica. In response to Breitbart News’ request for comment, Emily Schillinger, Boehner’s press secretary, said, “Charlotte Ivancic is a dedicated public servant who enjoys the utmost respect among her peers and Members of Congress. She has the...
  • Hoffa: ‘They Declared War on Us’

    09/06/2011 9:21:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 6, 2011 | Ann Compton
    Teamsters President James Hoffa makes no apology for taking on the Tea Party during a union labor celebration, claiming, “They declared war on us.” In Detroit, before President Obama arrived for a Labor Day speech, Hoffa rallied the crowd, “We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party.” “President Obama, this is your army,” Hoffa concluded to applause, his voice raising to a shout. “We are ready to march. Let’s take these sons of bitches out and give America back to an America...
  • Who was Samuel DuBose? What you should know

    07/30/2015 5:42:25 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 31 replies
    HLNTV ^ | 07/30/2015 | Nicole Shealy
    The family of shooting victim Samuel DuBose wants their son, brother, and friend to be remembered for his character, spirit and love of people. "I would like for everyone to know that my son was full of life," DuBose's mother, Audrey DuBose, told CNN's Don Lemon in an emotional interview. "He loved people. He loved all people. He loved his family. He loved music." "He was loved by everybody," his sister Cleshawn DuBose told CNN. "The community, and especially our family." Samuel DuBose, 43, had 13 children, according to CNN affiliate WKRC.
  • Ohio Cops Hunt 70 Juveniles In Late Night "Mob And Rob" Of Circle K Store

    07/30/2015 10:09:26 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 27 July, 2015
    Ohio cops are investigating the ransacking of a Circle K store that was overrun early Saturday morning by up to 70 juveniles. According to Akron police, the suspects “entered the gas station and started to destroy and steal property” during the so-called mob and rob attack. As seen above, a couple who stopped at the Circle K for gas shot video of the juveniles fleeing the store with stolen merchandise. A woman in the car called 911 and reported that the suspects were “running around in the parking lot like wild children.” An Akron Police Department report--which classified the incident...
  • The Real Danger from the GOP’s Latest Mutiny Against John Boehner

    07/30/2015 2:24:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 7/29/15 | Martin Matishak
    If you thought the days of bad blood between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and rank-and-file House lawmakers were on hold, at least for the summer, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) apparently didn’t get the memo. Tuesday night, the congressman marked his 56th birthday by filing a resolution in the House to force Boehner from the top leadership post. The “motion to vacate the chair” is the first time that a Boehner opponent has taken such a step and is a bit of payback from Meadows, a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and one of 25 conservative rebels...
  • Lake County officials detail day of violence capped by arrest of Painesville murder suspect

    Razo was released after "border patrol" told deputies that there was no reason to detain him, Lake County Sheriff Daniel Dunlap said Tuesday at a press conference.
  • Cincinatti prosecutor has released video of shooting he calls 'the most asinine act' made by a cop

    07/29/2015 7:53:44 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Harrison Jacobs
    A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in the shooting of 43-year-old Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black man, during a routine traffic stop. In conjunction with the indictment, Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph T. Deters released a video of the shooting from the body camera of the shooting officer, Ray Tensing. “This is the most asinine act I’ve ever seen a police officer make,” said Deters during a news conference. “It’s an absolute tragedy in 2015 that anyone would behave in this manner. It was senseless. He lost his temper because Mr. Dubose wouldn’t get...
  • Ohio Democrat: Black Lives Matter Protesters ‘Should Be in Front of Planned Parenthood’

    07/29/2015 6:20:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Melanie Hunter | July 28, 2015
    During a rally outside the Ohio statehouse on Tuesday, Ohio State Rep. Bill Patmon, a Democrat, said the demonstrators from the Black Lives Matter movement, which targets the police, should include Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. “You hear a lot of demonstrations across the country now about ‘black lives matter.’ Well they skipped one place. They should be in front of Planned Parenthood,” said Patmon, who is African-American. Patmon, along with state officials, representatives from the Ohio Right to Life, and other pro-life groups spoke during the rally, urging action against Planned Parenthood on the heels of the...
  • Donald Trump Beating Jeb Bush even in Florida, New 2016 Poll Finds

    07/29/2015 1:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 07/29/2015 | Kevin Derby
    Businessman Donald Trump has been surging in polls at the state and national levels and a new one shows him leading in Florida, the home turf of Republican primary rivals former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. St. Pete Polls released a survey on behalf of Saint Petersblog on Wednesday which shows Trump in the lead in the Sunshine State with 26 percent. Bush places second with 20 percent. Most polls at this early stage in the process have shown Bush with a solid lead in Florida. Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., places third with 12 percent followed...
  • WATCH: Body cam video released in Sam DuBose shooting

    07/29/2015 12:14:20 PM PDT · by mojito · 111 replies
    WCPO Cincinnati ^ | 7/29/2015 | Greg Noble
    WARNING: The video above may be too graphic for some viewers. Watch with discretion. CINCINNATI - UC police officer Ray Tensing's body camera video clearly shows that he committed "murder" when he shot and killed an unarmed black motorist at a traffic stop, prosecutor Joe Deters said Wednesday. The shocking video shows Tensing, standing outside the driver's door, with 43-year-old Sam DuBose at the wheel, talking peacefully for about 90 seconds. Tensing repeatedy asks DuBose to produce a driver's license. DuBose says he has a license but he doesn't have it with him.
  • U. of Cincinnati prepares for riots as bodycam video showing death of #SamuelDubose to be released..

    07/29/2015 9:26:25 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 418 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/29/15 | Twitchy staff
    The University of Cincinnati is reportedly closed down this afternoon as police officers prepare for potential riots over the death of an unarmed man who was killed by university cops during a traffic stop last week. Samuel Dubose, 43, who is black, was shot and killed by white UC Officer Ray Tensing after Tensing reported that he was “dragged” by Dubose’s vehicle and “had to fire.” The shooting, called “not good” by Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, was captured on Tensing’s body camera and is set to be released today:
  • Protesters decry Planned Parenthood over activist's video (Ohio)

    07/29/2015 8:45:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    wcpo.com ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | WCPO Staff
    CINCINNATI -- Dozens of protesters marched outside Planned Parenthood’s offices in Mt. Auburn on Tuesday calling on the federal government to defund the organization. The protests also took place in more than 50 cities across the country. Planned Parenthood has been under fire for weeks after a video surfaced that appears to show an executive discussing fetal tissue donation. Planned Parenthood said the video is heavily edited and misleading. The group says it does donate tissue for research but does not market body parts. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said he is planning to investigate the organization based on the...
  • Lindsey Graham Confirms that McConnell Lied

    07/28/2015 7:14:56 PM PDT · by VinL · 39 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 7/28/2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Nothing embodies our broken political system more than the fact that some politicians are more concerned about calling someone a liar than the actual lying. In a Sunday speech on the Senate floor full of pomp and sanctimony, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said the following referring to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “Most egregiously, Mr. President, the Senate floor has even become a place where Senators have singled out colleagues by name to attack them in personal terms and to impugn their character—in blatant disregard of Senate rules, which plainly prohibit such conduct.” Roll Call proudly published an article disseminating Hatch’s...
  • Fellow Republican Launches Bid to Oust Boehner as House Speaker

    07/28/2015 7:16:08 PM PDT · by South40 · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | 28 JUL 2015 | LUKE RUSSERT, M. ALEX JOHNSON and ALEX MOE
    WASHINGTON — A House Republican often at odds with John Boehner launched a bid Tuesday to kick the speaker of the house out of his job — an almost unheard-of rebellion but one that has been simmering for months. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, filed a motion to "vacate the chair" — a parliamentary maneuver that could be used to depose Boehner, R-Ohio. The motion accuses Boehner of having "endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent," and of using "the power of the office to punish...
  • It’s On: Rep. Mark Meadows Makes Move To Unseat Boehner As Speaker Immediately

    07/28/2015 4:17:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 75 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 28 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)96% has filed a motion aimed at unseating Boehner immediately as Speaker of the House. “Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has filed a motion to try to force Speaker John Boehner from his leadership post,” Politico wrote in a breaking news alert. “The move, called a motion to vacate the chair, represents a new level of opposition to GOP leadership from the conservative wing of the House Republican Conference. The motion can be postponed for several days before consideration.” It’s unclear if this will be successful, but over the past few years there have been two major coup...
  • Lake County murder suspect found to be in country illegally during July 7 traffic stop

    07/28/2015 1:21:34 PM PDT · by Diago · 14 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Ryllie Danylko, Northeast Ohio Media Group
    PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- Lake County sheriff's deputies learned that Juan Emmanual Razo was in the U.S. illegally from Mexico more than two weeks before his arrest in the death of a 60-year-old woman. Razo made his first court appearance Tuesday in the death of Margaret Kostelnick where a judge set a $10 million. He's also accused in the attempted rape of a 14-year-old girl and the shooting of another woman who survived. He pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder, but still faces possible murder and other charges in connection to the other incidents. Lake County Sheriff's Det....
  • Lake County killing, manhunt leaves tranquil community on edge

    07/28/2015 3:02:22 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 27 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 07,28,2015 | Patrick Cooley
    CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — People living in the quiet neighborhood surrounding Helen Hazen Wyman Park were shocked to learn of Monday's killing of a 60-year-old woman by a man who is also accused of shooting another woman and the attempted rape of a 14-year-old girl. Residents who said they previously felt safe in the rural township streets surrounded by woodlands, a public park and a bike trail are now locking their doors at night. Juan Emmanuel Razo, 35, tried to rape a girl in the park Monday night and later shot a woman walking on a nearby bike trail in...
  • Illegal Alien charged with murder and attempted rape in Cleveland area

    07/28/2015 12:19:01 PM PDT · by E Rocc · 55 replies
    WEWS TV Cleveland ^ | July 28, 2015 | Newsnet5
    "Razo admitted to being in the U.S. illegally and deputies called the U.S. Border Patrol, the report states, but the agency decided not to respond to take Razo into custody."
  • Cincinnati man shoots at 1-year-old boy, is shot by man with concealed carry permit

    07/27/2015 11:33:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2015
    A 62-year-old man with a gun in each hand fired at four people – including a 1-year-old boy – before a civilian with a concealed carry permit returned fire and wounded the shooter, cops told FOX19. Thomas McCary is being held without bond on four counts of felonious assault. McCary was arguing with a woman around 8 p.m. Sunday night and, when the woman’s brother, Patrick Ewing, approached, McCary pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and fired three shots at him, Cincinnati police said. Ewing didn’t get hit, but he did get his own gun and returned fire, wounding McCary in...
  • Morning Plum: Big majority of GOP voters favors mass deportation, poll finds

    07/27/2015 9:04:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 26th, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    This new poll finding, courtesy of CNN, is not all that surprising, but it is very illuminating of the demographic challenges the GOP faces right now: A big majority of Republicans believes that the government’s main focus on immigration should be not just on stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, but also on deporting those already here. The poll asks:
  • OHIO STORE RANSACKED BY 70 TEENS IN LATE NIGHT ‘MOB AND ROB’

    07/27/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 07/27/2015
    Ugh. Not again. This is really becoming epidemic in some cities: SMOKING GUN – Ohio cops are investigating the ransacking of a Circle K store that was overrun early Saturday morning by up to 70 juveniles.According to Akron police, the suspects “entered the gas station and started to destroy and steal property” during the so-called mob and rob attack.As seen above, a couple who stopped at the Circle K for gas shot video of the juveniles fleeing the store with stolen merchandise. A woman in the car called 911 and reported that the suspects were “running around in the parking...
  • Bush, Walker Paul in, Trump out of Voters First forum [Union Leader "mocked" him]

    07/27/2015 1:09:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rand Paul are in. Donald Trump is out.A total of 14 candidates will participate in the Voters First Republican Presidential Forum on Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Anselm College. The two-hour forum,intended to highlight the importance of the first-in-the-nation primary,along with the Iowa caucuses and South Carolina’s early primary.“I am in the North Country today,” Bush said Thursday,“meeting with voters about my message of reforming the culture in Washington. I’m looking forward to participating in the August 3rd forum. It’s clear it is a great opportunity to engage with Granite Staters about the important issues...
  • Video Shows Zoo Fence Jumper Petting Cougars

    07/26/2015 7:58:26 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 36 replies
    Sky News ^ | 7/26/2015 | Sky News US Team
    A zoo in Ohio has pressed charges against a man who jumped a fence to pet cougars - then posted video of it on YouTube. Joshua Newell had his camera rolling when he leaped over the outer fence of the big cat enclosure at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The 35-year-old then began petting two adult cougars through a second fence as he said things like, "Kitty, kitty, kitty". The footage showed the animals appearing to enjoy the attention. Zoo officials called the video "alarming" and said it was fortunate that neither Newell nor the cougars were harmed. "Animal welfare...
  • Thousands of 'freedom fighters' in Cleveland for first national Black Lives Matter conference

    07/26/2015 2:02:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | July 26, 2015 | Jane Morice
    Attendees of the Convening's opening ceremony raise their fists as a symbol of power during an organizer's speech.Activists from across the nation converged in Cleveland this weekend for a conference meant to draw national attention to police brutality and race relations in the wake of a number of incidents involving police and black Americans. The National Convening of the Movement for Black Lives began Friday at Cleveland State University where activists will attend sessions that range from viewing films to open discussions on topics that highlight issues that affect all aspects of black culture. The conference is happening amid an...
  • Civilian guards ordered to leave [recruiting station] after one accidentally fires rifle

    07/25/2015 6:44:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/25/15 | Lane
    LANCASTER, Ohio (Tribune News Service) — The armed civilians who have been guarding a military recruitment center here are gone, ordered off the property after one of them accidentally discharged his rifle on Thursday. No one was injured. U.S. Properties Group Portfolio Four LLC, the owner of the shopping center near the River Valley Mall that includes the multi-branch military recruitment center, ordered the armed volunteers to leave just hours after the shot was fired. A Lancaster police officer delivered the order to several of them outside the Armed Services Career Center, saying, “God bless you,” but they had to...
  • Officer dragged before shooting, 'had to fire' gun, Cincinnati police report says

    07/24/2015 7:01:26 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 29 replies
    CNN via Kmov.com ^ | 7/24/15 | Catherine E. Shoichet and David Shortell CNN
    (CNN) -- After shooting dead an apparently unarmed man during a traffic stop, a University of Cincinnati police officer said he'd almost been run over and "had to fire his weapon," according to a police incident report released Thursday. In the report, another University of Cincinnati police officer, who said he responded to the scene after hearing screams of "shots fired" over the radio, describes what Officer Ray Tensing told him about the shooting. "Officer Tensing stated that he almost was run over by the driver of the Honda Accord and was forced to shoot the driver with his duty...
  • If Gov. Kasich is on the Republican ticket, Obamacare repeal is off the table

    07/24/2015 9:52:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Watchdog ^ | July 21, 2015 | Jason Hart
    Republicans can forget about campaigning against Obamacare in 2016 if Ohio Gov. John Kasich is on the party’s presidential ticket. Conventional wisdom says Kasich will need to explain his Obamacare Medicaid expansion to Republican primary voters — but he’s been explaining it for two years. That’s the problem: most of Kasich’s arguments for Medicaid coverage for working-age adults with no kids and no disabilities sound like they were written by Democratic strategists. The longer Kasich is in the presidential race, the greater the potential for Democrats to capitalize on Kasich’s promotion of Obamacare. ... The governor told the Ohio General...
  • Boehnor Vows Fight to Scuttle Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/22/2015 8:54:23 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22, 2015 | Fox News
    House Speaker John Boehner vows to do 'everything possible' to stop President Obama's newly struck Iran nuclear deal, as Congress formally begins consideration of the hard-fought pact.
  • Donald Trump's success? It's because he's saying what everyone else is afraid to

    07/22/2015 2:20:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Leada Gore
    Imagine if you will you were crafting the perfect presidential candidate. It's likely the following would not be on your list: two-time divorcee with multiple bankruptcies; bombastic reality television star who has appeared on professional wrestling shows; loud-mouth uncensored ego maniac with questionable hair. In other words, Donald Trump. But among the 2016 GOP presidential nominees, it's Trump that's taking the headlines. It's Trump who has people talking. And, most tellingly, it's Trump who is surging in the polls, with the latest numbers showing him with almost twice the support of his closest rival. Why? There a several reasons. First,...
  • Donald Trump Insult Generator

    07/21/2015 11:57:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    Time ^ | July 22, 2015 | Chris Wilson
    ecause the Republican presidential candidate hasn't gotten around to mocking everyone in the world just yet Perhaps no presidential candidate in history has wielded the put-down quite like Donald Trump. John McCain’s a “dummy.” John Kasich is “desperate.” Rick Perry “needs new glasses.” Karl Rove is “a total loser.” Lindsey Graham, Trump said Tuesday as he announced the South Carolina Senator’s cell phone number on live television, is a “stiff. What a stiff.” The list goes on. Feeling left out that Trump hasn’t gotten around to insulting you or your friends? Here’s an app for that. Built on the real-live...
  • Today in Politics: Hillary Clinton Weighs Using Donald Trump Against His Party

    07/21/2015 10:09:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | July 21, 2015 | Staff
    Good Tuesday morning from Washington. Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio is expected to join the ever-growing field for the Republican nomination, a field that, despite its numbers, has been increasingly overshadowed by Donald J. Trump. Such a development, however, suits at least one other candidate just fine. As Mr. Trump surges in the polls and Republican leaders call for him to drop out of the race after his comments about Senator John McCain’s war record, there is one candidate who hopes Mr. Trump continues to thrive: Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mrs. Clinton has denounced Mr. Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants,...
  • Boehner Demands President Obama Denounce Planned Parenthood’s Selling Aborted Babies

    07/21/2015 12:03:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 21, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Following the unveiling of a second video exposing a to Planned Parenthood doctor negotiating and arranging the sale of body parts from babies killed in abortions, Speaker John Boehner demanded that President Barack Obama denounce its activities. The first video shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. In the second video, Mary Gatter, the Medical director at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in Calfiornia, discusses selling aborted baby...
  • TimnkenSteel to lay off 39 Houston workers

    07/21/2015 10:43:26 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 20, 2015 | Robert Grattan
    Manufacturer TimkenSteel Material Services LLC told state officials Monday it would lay of 39 workers at a Houston plant. The Canton, Ohio-based company, which manufactures steel bars and pipes, cited a “significant downturn in business” as the reason for the layoffs. Manufacturers and oil patch suppliers have suffered alongside drillers as lower crude oil prices have led producers to idle rigs and trim orders for the manufactured goods that support drilling. Timken has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and China. In its 2014 annual report, the company indicated that its energy and distribution business segment accounted for about 43...
  • Man guards Lancaster recruiting center

    07/21/2015 7:40:23 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 16 replies
    NBC4 Columbus Ohio ^ | July 21, 2015 | NBC4 Staff
    LANCASTER, Ohio (WCMH) – 22-year-old Clayton Waites stood guard outside the recruiting center near River Valley Mall in Lancaster today. The Canal Winchester man was armed with an AR-15 and a 9mm pistol. Waites says he plans to protect the service members working here until Governor John Kasich issues an executive order authorizing the Ohio National Guard to protect the workers.
  • Walker Gives GOP Presidential Field a New Anti-Climate Leader

    07/19/2015 2:29:12 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Inside Climate Change ^ | July 13, 2015 | Katherine Bagley
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker joined the crowded field of Republican contenders vying for the White House in 2016 on Monday, and immediately stands out for having one of the poorest records on environmental and climate issues, according to green groups and political experts. Since taking office in 2010, Walker has dismantled several longstanding policies protecting wetlands and waterways, fast-tracked mining projects, fought climate action, slashed funding for dozens of state scientists and environmental education positions, and impeded development of wind energy in Wisconsin. "He's one of the worst," said Heather Taylor-Miesle, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Action Fund,...
  • REVEALED: Marine murderer lost his job as nuclear engineer in Ohi

    07/18/2015 8:41:03 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 85 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 17, 2015 | By Wills Robinson
    REVEALED: Marine murderer lost his job as nuclear engineer in Ohi after TEN DAYS for failing the background security check Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez worked for FirstEnergy Corp in Ohio in 2013, but failed security checks It meant he was let go after just 10 days of training, where he had very basic access to the facilities The 24-year old was born in Kuwait with Jordanian citizenship but became a U.S. citizen in 1996 He was a popular teen, described as an 'All-American kid' and started for the Red Bank High School wrestling team He then went to the University of...
  • Study: Utica Shale Larger Than Previous Estimates

    07/17/2015 8:51:50 AM PDT · by thackney · 14 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | July 16, 2015 | Karen Boman|
    The size of the Utica shale play’s technically recoverable resources is larger than previously thought, a recent study by West Virginia University (WVU) has found. WVU found that the Utica play contains technically recoverable resources of 782 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas and around 1.9 billion barrels of oil. That’s higher than the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) 2012 estimate of technically recoverable resources at 38 Tcf of gas and 940 million barrels of oil. The study results indicate that the Utica – which spans West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York – is comparable to the Marcellus...
  • Ohio newspaper calls for Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

    07/16/2015 10:33:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Efforts to change the name of the highest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali have been going on for decades. William McKinley, who would go on to be the 25th president of the United States, was governor of Ohio when the peak was named for him -- a connection that’s meant name-change efforts were stalemated in an on-again-off-again rivalry between Ohio and Alaska on the subject. An Alaska congressional delegation would introduce legislation to give the mountain back its Koyukon Athabascan name; an Ohio representative would block it. When Sen. Dan Sullivan, who has extensive ties in...
  • With five days left to file for SCOTUS marriage re-hearing, the GOP & conservative cave-in spreads

    07/16/2015 6:51:26 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 07/16/2015 | n/a
    We have rarely seen anything as disgraceful as this. There are just five days to go before the July 21 deadline to file for a re-hearing before the US Supreme Court on its recent 5-4 “same-sex marriage” ruling. But chances are bleak that this crucial filing will be done. The cave-in by the GOP has spread to major pro-family organizations. As we described in our report last week, the US Supreme Court "same-sex marriage” fight is not completely over. According to the Court’s published rules, within 25 days of a ruling, a party can ask the Court for a “rehearing”...
  • BREAKING: More states announce investigations into Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby parts

    07/16/2015 10:27:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 16, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    One day after Congress announced an investigation into Planned Parenthood in light of a now viral video showing how Planned Parenthood sells the parts of aborted babies, several states announced investigations into the abortion giant. Today, Ohio, Indiana and Georgia vowed to investigate Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices, joining Texas and Louisiana. In Ohio, where state law explicitly prohibits the sale of aborted babies, Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office said it will subpoena records for Planned Parenthood’s offices. Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis praised the action: “A potential black market for the sale of aborted babies was unearthed this...
  • Kasich campaign hires gay marriage advocate from California

    07/16/2015 9:45:27 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 27 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 7-16-2015 | Darrel Rowland
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign has hired a member of one of the nation's leading same-sex marriage advocacy groups as a strategist for his "independent" campaign committee. Matt David of Los Angeles is part of Young Conservatives for Freedom to Marry, part of the national Freedom to Marry organization that for years helped lead the effort to make gay marriage legal in America. (A Freedom to Marry spokeswoman confirmed today he is still part of the group.) David will now work for Kasich's "527" group, New Day for America, a campaign spokesman confirmed. Whether the hiring will lead to any...
  • Columbus gives Redflex contract the red light ( Ohio )

    07/16/2015 7:22:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    WCMH ^ | July 16, 2015 | Andy Long
    Mayor Michael Coleman announced Wednesday the termination of the city’s contract with Redflex, effective immediately. Redflex is the company that handled Columbus’ red light camera program before a state law forced the city to cease issuing citations. The announcement comes after a Redflex executive pleaded guilty to charges relating to bribing public officials. “Based upon the City’s contract authority, we will be terminating the contract with Redflex immediately,” said Mayor Coleman. “I support a photo red light camera program because it saves lives, however the actions of the Redflex executives have raised questions about the integrity of their program.”
  • Teacher: I’ve loved my ‘very difficult’ job. But now Ohio has made it ‘impossible.’

    07/15/2015 4:11:04 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 14, 2015 | Scott Ervin
    One thing about teaching that is easy for parents, policy-makers and others to forget is that working with students for hours every weekday to help them learn is very, very hard work. Even in the best of schools and even with supportive administrators, teachers have unrelenting jobs. In recent years, a growing number of teachers have found that reforms which force them to test students more than ever, collect more data than ever and attend more meetings than ever, are making the job literally impossible. That’s what happened to Scott Ervin, who has worked as a teacher, principal and discipline...
  • Monmouth Poll: Christie’s numbers drop, Bush leads, Trump gets a bump

    07/13/2015 10:54:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | 7/13/15 | Politicker Staff
    The latest Monmouth University Poll of Republican voters nationwide found significant bumps, both in the vote choice question and candidate favorability, for Jeb Bush and Donald Trump since they threw their hats into the rings. Bobby Jindal has made no headway since he entered the race, and Chris Christie may actually be losing ground since his announcement. Despite Trump’s surge, the poll also found that many GOP voters are not taking his candidacy seriously. When Republicans are asked who they would support for the GOP nomination for president, Jeb Bush nominally leads the pack with 15%, followed by Donald Trump...
  • Monmouth Poll: Christie’s numbers drop, Bush leads, Trump gets a bump

    07/13/2015 10:53:57 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 18 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | July 13, 2015 | Staff
    The latest Monmouth University Poll of Republican voters nationwide found significant bumps, both in the vote choice question and candidate favorability, for Jeb Bush and Donald Trump since they threw their hats into the rings. Bobby Jindal has made no headway since he entered the race, and Chris Christie may actually be losing ground since his announcement. Despite Trump’s surge, the poll also found that many GOP voters are not taking his candidacy seriously. When Republicans are asked who they would support for the GOP nomination for president, Jeb Bush nominally leads the pack with 15%, followed by Donald Trump...
  • The Destruction of a Black Suburb (Lincoln Heights, Ohio)

    07/13/2015 10:42:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 13, 2015 | Alana Semuels
    ... When it incorporated in 1947, this village, called Lincoln Heights, was the first primarily black self-governing community north of the Mason-Dixon line. (Today, the city has one of the highest concentrations of African American residents in the state of Ohio—according to the Census, 95.5 percent.) Lincoln Heights thrived for a while, producing poet Nikki Giovanni, songwriters the Isley Brothers (who wrote “Twist and Shout”), and scholar Carl Westmoreland, who now helps run the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Hundreds of residents worked at the nearby Wright Aeronautical Plant, manufacturing the B-29 bomber, and at a chemical plant a few...
  • Republican infighting at full throttle

    07/12/2015 7:24:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/9/15 | Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer
    Every week sparks a new fire for GOP leaders, and the right flank is feeling emboldened to challenge Speaker John Boehner. House Republicans have entered a new season of sniping. GOP leadership has spent weeks twisting arms to get dozens of lawmakers — even some subcommittee chairs — to pony up to the campaign arm, a basic annual obligation of party loyalty. The party is warring over funding for disease research, bickering over an education bill and deeply divided on the possible renewal of the Export-Import Bank, an object of scorn among the far right. On Wednesday evening, House Republican...
  • Boehner: Confederate Flag ‘Should Be Gone’ from National Cemeteries

    07/11/2015 7:27:47 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 162 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    In a preview clip from his interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) said there will be a debate about removing the Confederate flag from national cemeteries in Congress but in his opinion the flag “should be gone.”
  • Cincinnati Police Chief Calls for Hate Crime Charges in Vicious Mob Beating of White Man

    07/09/2015 6:28:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/08/15 | Jason Howerton
    Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell is now calling for hate crime charges in the horrific mob beating of a white man who was left bloodied and unconscious on the sidewalk on the Fourth of July. The brutal attack was first described as “anti-white” by officer Alicia Essert in the original incident report, but Capt. Mike Neville said on Monday that the preliminary description was incorrect. Chief Blackwell has apparently reconsidered and found cause to ask Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters to pursue hate crime charges in the beating, the Cincinnati Inquirer reported.