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  • The Longest Hatred

    05/28/2015 12:42:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Cliff May
    Robert S. Wistrich, who died suddenly last week, was considered the foremost scholar of anti-Semitism, which he called “the longest hatred,” one that appears to be metastasizing in the current era. Writing about Nazi anti-Semitism ruffles no feathers within academia and other elite circles. Mr. Wistrich, however, had been warning that “anti-Semitism has undergone a process of growing ‘Islamicization,’ linked to the terrorist holy war against Jews and other non-Muslims with its truly lethal consequences.” This “new” anti-Semitism,” he added, targetsIsrael, the only state with a Jewish majority: “the collective Jew.” “New” is a relative term: It was 40 years...
  • Fiorina, Kasich Crack Top 10 In New Q Poll

    05/28/2015 9:12:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner - Buzz Cut ^ | May 28, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    Marco Rubio skidded. Jeb Bush slid. Ben Carson zoomed. Mike Huckabee bounced. Scott Walker stayed steady. And thats how you end up with a five-way tie for first place in the latest Quinnipiac University national poll on the GOP Sixteeners. Put another way: With five candidates evenly dividing half of the vote, there is no first place. While Rubio lost a third of his support and Bush continued to droop, losing three points for the second month in a row, all five can say with confidence that they will meet the polling criterion for the first GOP debate, hosted by...
  • LaTourette files claim against U.S. over health treatment

    05/28/2015 4:06:38 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 17 replies
    News-Herald.com ^ | May28, 2015 | Andrew Taylor
    AP) Former Rep. Steve LaTourette, gravely ill with pancreatic cancer, has filed a claim against the government over the treatment he received from his Capitol doctors, claiming they failed to pass along critical information about a lesion on the organ and the need for follow-up monitoring. LaTourette, R-Ohio, filed administrative claims against the government earlier this month in anticipation of filing a lawsuit later. But papers filed with a federal court in Washington last week say LaTourette is likely to succumb to rapid physical and cognitive deterioration and urge that he be allowed to testify now since he may...
  • Secret Ohio Department of Health Documents Reveal 47 Horrific Botched Abortions

    05/27/2015 9:26:01 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | May 26, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Ohio recently made headlines with reports that half the abortion clinics in that state have closed and several others have curtailed services, reducing abortion numbers to the lowest since 1976. When abortion clinics close, abortions decline and lives are saved. Its as simple as that, said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and co-author of the book Abortion Free. We have worked in Ohio on a number of projects in cooperation with local leaders that, in part, contributed to this decline. While some refuse to acknowledge that abortion clinic closures contribute to lower abortion numbers, Newman explains that the evidence...
  • Mark Levin We Dont Need A Governor As President We Need A Conservative Visionary Leader

    Mark Levin addresses the talk about the type of candidate that the United States needs if we are going to have any chance of extricating ourselves from the overwhelming destruction of the Obama regime. He says it doesnt really matter to him what the current employment of the individual that would assume the office of President of the United States. What matters are that persons values, their vision and their leadership ability.He sees an agenda to restore the Republic, respect for the American people, stop ruling by the administrative state and regulation and the infamous pen and phone. He notes...
  • Gallup Signals the GOP: Abandon the Bitter Clingers in Your Backwards Base

    05/27/2015 1:40:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A new Gallup poll out. Headline: "Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues." Now, before you go off getting depressed about this, let me tell you what the reason for this is, after we give you the details. "Americans are more likely now than in the early 2000s to find a variety of behaviors morally acceptable, including gay and lesbian relations, having a baby outside of marriage and sex between an unmarried man and woman. Moral acceptability of many of these issues is now at a record-high level." It's a subtle message to the Republican Party, and...
  • Meet the Leftist DOJ Lawyers Suing the Cleveland Police Department

    05/27/2015 12:19:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 27, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    The Justice Department yesterday announced a simultaneous lawsuit and settlement with the Cleveland police department. The settlement will impose significant federal mandates on the police. This comes after a Cleveland police officer was acquitted of wrongdoing by a court after the officer shot a suspect at the conclusion of a 100 mph car chase. The agreement imposes a ten-member community police commission who will watch over the police, only three of whom have any law enforcement perspective. The remaining seven are sure to include individuals either actively involved in the racialist anti-police efforts or one degree of separation from the...
  • Michelle Obama urges grads to seek conflict 'to shape the revolutions of our time'

    05/26/2015 9:48:18 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    investors.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    Michelle Obama urged another class of college graduates Monday to work aggressively to change American society and not be deterred by noisy or obstructionist opposition. The 51-year-old first lady spent her Memorial Day not with her husband honoring the fallen military at Arlington National Cemetery (Scroll down for C-SPAN video of that), but urging graduates at Ohio's Oberlin College to become persistent, determined agents of change in their communities.
  • Prominent Democratic Donor Called Scott Walker a Dumb (bleep)' for Something 60% of Americans Share

    05/26/2015 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 26, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Hillary Clinton is heading to the Sunshine State this week to spend time with one of Floridas most influential Democratic donors, trial lawyer John Morgan. Morgan is not just praising Clintons candidacy, but actively bashing her potential Republican rivals. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Morgan took shots at Wisconsin Governor and prospective 2016 candidate, Scott Walker: Walker would be the first president with a GED.The Democratic donor attempted to insult Walker for not obtaining a college degree, which he opted out of in order to get started with his career. Morgan continued, calling Walker cruel names in an...
  • Brave Judge Refuses to Throw Accused White Cop to the Mob, Sums Up Ruling in 1 EPIC Sentence

    05/25/2015 10:28:17 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge John ODonnell did something absolutely amazing on Saturday, when he chose to acquit white Cleveland cop Michael Brelo of manslaughter in the 2012 killing of two lawbreakers who sent police on a 22-mile car chase. Brelos entire use of deadly force was a constitutionally reasonable response to an objectionably reasonably perceived threat of great bodily harm, the judge announced. He added, I will not sacrifice him to the public frustrated by historical mistreatment at the hands of other officers. What occurred in 2012 was that a couple, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, were driving past...
  • Not Fooling Around: 71 Arrested During Protests After Cleveland Officers Acquittal

    05/25/2015 6:34:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/24/2015 | Paula Bolyard
    Cleveland police were taking no chances in the wake of the acquittal of police officer Michael Brelo, going to great lengths to ensure that Saturday afternoon’s peaceful protests didn’t evolve into violent riots like Baltimore and Ferguson have experienced in recent months.In addition to having the National Guard on standby, police followed protesters through the streets and arrested anyone who acted violently or refused to obey police orders to disperse. A total of 71 people were arrested, including one journalist who left his press pass at home.The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported: “We only moved into make arrests when things...
  • "Hell No You Can't!" (on backroom Obamacare deals)

    05/23/2015 6:14:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 21, 2010 | John Boehner
    House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) speaking before voting on the Democrats' massive government takeover of health care: "... and look at how this bill was written. Can you say it was done openly? With transparency and accountability? Without backroom deals struck behind closed doors hidden from the people? Hell no you can't.
  • The Democrats heat up some leftovers for the 2016 Senate races.

    05/24/2015 8:05:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 5/23/15 | Moe Lane
    Before we get into the meat of this story from the National Journal, let me just note that this One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obamas tenure in office has always been properly appreciated by me. I noticed this issue a while back. Sorry, but I felt the need to establish that. Moving on less attention has been paid to how the shrinking number of Democratic officeholders in the House and in statewide offices is affecting the partys Senate races. Its awfully unusual to see how...
  • 71 arrested during protests over acquittal of Cleveland police officer

    05/24/2015 7:30:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WTIC-TV / CNN ^ | May 24, 2015 | Marcus Harun
    CLEVELAND Cleveland police made 71 arrests Saturday during protests against the Michael Brelo verdict, Police Chief Calvin Williams said Sunday. Authorities attempted to give demonstrators the space to exercise their First Amendment rights, but they had no choice but to make arrests when the protests became violent or when protesters refused to disperse, he said. Police arrested demonstrators in downtown Cleveland on Saturday night following the acquittal of a police officer who stood trial in the 2012 shooting deaths of two unarmed people. CNN video showed police in riot gear moving down East Fourth Street, a strip of restaurants,...
  • Cleveland officer not guilty in killing unarmed pair

    05/23/2015 11:21:35 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 23, 2015
    Yes, Cleveland police Officer Michael Brelo stood on a car and shot 15 times at the vehicle's unarmed black occupants seconds after he and fellow officers first riddled the car with bullets in 2012 -- but the shooting was justified, a judge ruled Saturday. Concluding just one of several police use-of-force cases that prompted recent outrage in Cleveland, a Cuyahoga County judge decided that Brelo was not guilty of voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams following a 22-mile car chase.
  • Live coverage: Verdict reached in trial of Cleveland officer Michael Brelo (Riot watch)

    05/23/2015 7:21:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 62 replies
    Fox 8 Cleveland ^ | May 23 2015 | JEN STEER AND DARCIE LORENO,
    Officer Michael Brelo is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30. Closing arguments in the month-long trial were presented on May 5 and Judge ODonnell was left to deliberate. If convicted, Brelo, 31, faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison. On Nov. 29, 2012, Cleveland Police Officer Vasile Nan thought he heard a gunshot while he was outside of his cruiser on St. Clair Avenue near the Cuyahoga County Justice Center, and pursued a blue car. The resulting police chase lasted 22 minutes, and involved more than...
  • Boehner is Going DOWN!! Speaker To Receive Strong Primary Challenge Again From JD Winteregg!

    05/22/2015 4:22:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    joeforamerica.com ^ | 5/21/15 | Scott Osborn
    For those who say JD cant win and no one can beat John Boehner I can only say this: Go to New York, head on over to K Street (Wall Street) and find former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, where hes working some cushy, high-paid, influence peddling job now, since getting his arse handed to him by he cant win Dave Brat. Walk up to Cantor and tell him JD Winteregg cannot beat John Boehner: Then, I want you to take out your iPhone and take a pic of Eric Cantors face right after you tell him Winteregg cant...
  • Eckhart to challenge Portman for U.S. Senate nomination (Ohio)

    05/21/2015 3:19:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    examiner.org ^ | 5/21/15
    Don Elijah Eckhart has announced he will try to wrestle the Republican Partys nomination for U.S. Senator from incumbent Rob Portman in the March 2016 primary. I am pro-life, and I continue to support the Ohio Constitutions definition of marriage as one man and one woman, Mr. Eckhart said. I will protect religious freedom, especially the right of pastors and priests to preach values from the Bible. He said he is committed to simplifying the federal income tax and reducing tax rates for the middle class. By eliminating special tax breaks, the overall income tax rates could be reduced substantially,...
  • The Obama-Boehner-McConnell 'Fast Track' to a Poorer America

    05/20/2015 12:28:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama is negotiating a multilateral trade agreement with the governments of 11 nations. These include Malaysia and Vietnam -- as well as Japan, Brunei, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru. This so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership would govern most of the commercial relations between the nations that sign it. "With over 20 chapters under negotiation," explains a Congressional Research Service report published in March, "the TPP partners envision the agreement to be 'comprehensive and high-standard,' in that they seek to eliminate tariffs and nontariff barriers to trade in goods, services, and agriculture, and to establish or expand...
  • 'Clinton Cash Author: Were Finding Some Interesting, Compelling Things on Jeb

    05/18/2015 8:00:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/12/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer said that he is finding some interesting, compelling things in his investigation of Jeb Bush on Tuesdays Hugh Hewitt Show. Schweizer reported, Were about four months into the research project, obviously not as global in scope as the Clintons, but you know, as governor of the state of Florida, you have a lot of things that you can do. So were following the money. Were looking at land deals. Were looking at an airport deal. We are looking at some of the educational reforms that were instituted, and some of the big corporate winners...
  • Hoyer: Members of Congress deserve a raise

    05/19/2015 10:32:31 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/18/15 | Lauren French
    Most members of Congress make $174,000 a year. Two senior House Democrats say lawmakers deserve a raise. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters on Tuesday that hes concerned that static congressional salaries the pay level has remained the same since 2009 will dissuade all but the uber-wealthy from serving in Congress. This will be the seventh year in a row that we have not done a cost-of-living adjustment.I think it was appropriate at the time of the recession, Hoyer said. But to continue that on, we will dictate that the only people who can serve are the...
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich Virtually Certain to Run for President: Sources

    05/17/2015 9:29:55 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 60 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | 05/17/2015 | Jonathan Karl
    John Kasich is virtually certain to jump into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, sources close to the Ohio governor tell ABC News.
  • Democracy By Pretense

    05/17/2015 6:35:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Last week, the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission abruptly canceled its planned public meeting. On the OCMCs agenda was to have been the proposed weakening of legislative term limits, from the current eight-year maximum to 12 years, which the august Legislative Branch and Executive Branch Committee had advanced, 8-1, to the full commission. Perhaps the cancelation came from concern that supporters of term limits were riding to the capitol for a news conference to coincide with that now-scuttled meeting of the commission, announcing a campaign to confront this latest gambit against citizen-imposed limits. Goodness, a meeting of this elite tribunal and...
  • Watch: Boehner Lashes Out At Reporter For "Stupid Question" On Amtrak

    05/14/2015 9:17:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 14,2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday at his weekly press briefing, House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) lashed out when a reporter asked if funding was an issue on the heels of this weeks tragic crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, killing 7 and injuring hundreds.
  • The Fourth Amendment and open carry of guns (where such open carry is legal)

    05/14/2015 6:13:37 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 11 replies
    Washington Post/The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | May 13 at 2:41 PM | Eugene Volokh
    From the Sixth Circuit federal court of appeals decision today in Northrup v. Toledo Police Dept.: On a midsummer evening, Shawn and Denise Northrup went for a neighborhood walk with their daughter, grandson, and dog. Apparently in a happy-go-lucky mood, Shawn wore a t-shirt reading, This Is The Shirt I Wear When I Dont Care. Shawn carried a cell phone, which he holstered on his hip next to a black semiautomatic handgun. A passing motorcyclist stopped to complain about Shawns visible firearm. The stranger, Alan Rose, yelled, [Y]ou cant walk around with a gun like that! But [O]pen carry...
  • Josh Earnest: Sherrod Brown Should 'Apologize' to Obama

    05/13/2015 5:53:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Fire up the popcorn popper: this is getting fun. The MSM is reluctant to report it, but you might say that a trade war is breaking out among liberal Dems, and it's getting personal. A few days ago, criticizing Elizabeth Warren for opposing his TPP trade bill, President Obama said that the truth of the matter is that Elizabeth is, you know, a politician like everybody else. Yesterday, Sen. Sherrod Brown, also a TPP opponent, said that Obama had thereby been "direspectful" to Warren, suggesting he had been sexist. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Obama spokesman Josh Earnest said that...
  • NOW president: Obama's Warren critique sexist

    05/13/2015 7:24:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    thehill.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Greg Nash National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry O'Neill on Wednesday called President Obama's critique of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sexist. O'Neill told The Hill she took issue with Obama calling Warren by her first name during an interview with Yahoo News published Saturday. "Yes, I think it is sexist," O'Neill said. "I think the president was trying to build up his own trustworthiness on this issue by convincing us that Senator Warren's concerns are not to be taken seriously. But he did it in a sexist way."
  • 2016 Senate field looks as fraught for GOP as 2014 did for Democrats, says Charlie Cook

    05/12/2015 3:10:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It took Republicans three tries to win control of the US Senate and consolidate Congress under their leadership. In the end, the landscape left by the 2008 Democratic triumph left them uniquely vulnerable in the sixth-year midterm of an unpopular presidency. The tables will turn in 2016, warns National Journal’s Charlie Cook, as the gains of 2010 will make Republicans highly vulnerable to losing control of the Senate once again: Today, The Cook Political Report puts two Republican-held seats in the “Toss Up” category—the open seat in Florida and Kirk in Illinois. That toss-up column will certainly grow as...
  • Obama: Elizabeth Warren Is 'Wrong' On Trade

    04/22/2015 7:11:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | 22 April 2015 | Domenico Montanaro
    A full-fledged Democratic trade war has broken out."I love Elizabeth. We're allies on a whole host of issues, but she's wrong on this," President Obama said Tuesday night in an interview on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, referring to liberal Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.Warren and the progressive left, scarred by trade deals past like the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, have launched a vocal fight against granting the president so-called "fast-track" authority to negotiate a 12-country Pacific trade deal. "Are you ready to fight?" Warren said at a rally April 15 with labor leaders and Vermont liberal Sen....
  • Senator suggests gender played into Obama-Warren spat

    05/12/2015 1:57:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | May 12, 2015 | Seung Min Kim
    Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of the top Democratic opponents of President Barack Obamas trade agenda, criticized Obama on Tuesday for what the senator saw as disrespectful comments toward Sen. Elizabeth Warren and indicated that Warrens gender may have played a role. I think by just calling her another politician, Brown told reporters Tuesday when asked how Obama was being disrespectful to Warren. Im not going to get into more details. I think referring to her as first name, when he might not have done that for a male senator, perhaps? Ive said enough.
  • While Senate Faces Trade Vote, House Looks to Iran and Surveillance (Boehner may limit amendments)

    05/12/2015 6:26:49 AM PDT · by Dave346
    New York Times ^ | 7:08 am ET | Carl Hulse
    Republican leaders are considering bringing the Iran nuclear measure overwhelmingly approved by the Senate last week and a proposed overhaul of the National Security Agencys mass surveillance program to the floor this week under special rules that would limit lawmakers ability to offer changes to the bills. The strategy is intended to hold off amendments so-called poison pills that could cause backing for the measures to fall apart. Though the bills would each need a supermajority to pass, both measures enjoy strong bipartisan support and would most likely be approved, sparing amendment headaches for the leadership....
  • Rep. Pompeo: House Will Fix Senate's 'Blank Check' for Iran (Video)

    05/12/2015 3:06:28 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 11 May 2015 06:07 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    The Senate signed a "blank check" when it overwhelmingly endorsed the emerging Iran nuclear deal last week, and Rep. Mike Pompeo thinks the House can do better, he tells Newsmax TV. "We can do a much more robust piece of legislation," Pompeo, a Kansas Republican, said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." "[One] that really does, in fact, prevent the administration from signing for a deal which lifts . . . sanctions without any evidence that Iran has actually adhered to anything that they've agreed to. "That's what perplexes me . . . They've now signed a blank check ....
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...
  • Elizabeth Warren Targets Clinton Foundation Donors

    05/09/2015 3:57:37 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/8/2015 | Brent Scher
    A new blog post written by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) may appear to be an attempt to align with Hillary Clinton, but it takes direct aim at multiple Clinton Foundation donors. Warrens post, I agree with Hillary Clinton, details her concerns with a provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that she says would let foreign companies challenge American laws outside of American courts. The Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision isnt a one-time, hypothetical problemweve seen it in past trade agreements, Warren wrote. Three of the five companies Warren uses as examples of companies that have abused similar...
  • Brelo verdict won't be announced until after May 18, court spokesman says

    05/08/2015 4:02:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | May 8 2015
    CLEVELAND, Ohio A verdict in the voluntary manslaughter trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo will not come until after May 18, a court spokesman said Friday. Cuyahoga Common Pleas Judge John P. O'Donnell initially said he didn't intend to issue a verdict until after Cleveland police week is over. Cleveland's police memorial commemoration runs from May 14 to 17. At the end of the trial, O'Donnell said was aware of unrest related to police use of force in other cities, including Baltimore. He also said he's been notified that city and county officials are worried about potential protests...
  • Cleveland pastors open churches to promote peace after Brelo verdict

    05/08/2015 5:58:37 AM PDT · by EBH · 14 replies
    KSLA 12 ^ | 5/8/2015 | Scott Taylor
    CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - All eyes are on Cleveland as the city moves closer to a verdict in Officer Michael Brelo's trial, which is why local pastors are banding together to promote peace. When the Brelo verdict comes down and the Tamir Rice investigation wraps up, will protesters be calm or violent? Bishop Eugene Ward, from the Greater Love Baptist Church, wants Cleveland to remember two simple words: peaceful protest. "We need you to be peaceful. We need you to stand with us, and show us, and walk with us, and share with us that Cleveland is a city that...
  • We don't want our city to go up in flames...

    05/08/2015 5:52:47 AM PDT · by EBH · 17 replies
    Fox8News ^ | 5/7/2015 | Suzanne Stratford
    CLEVELAND, Ohio Preparing to keep the peace in Cleveland, more than one hundred community leaders, activists, clergy, volunteers and other concerned citizens gathered Thursday night for a planning meeting at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church. After watching images of Ferguson and Baltimore burning, the men want to make sure Cleveland remains safe for both citizens and businesses. We dont want our city to go up in flames, said Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell, Were going to fight against that and keep the peace. So far, a number of protests in the city have remained peaceful, but with some disruption of traffic...
  • Report: Only 16% of Baltimore Teens Raised With Married Parents

    05/07/2015 7:24:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 7, 2015 | Lauretta Brown
    A new report released by the Family Research Councils Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) says that only 16 percent of 15- to 17-year-old teens in Baltimore have been raised in an intact, married family. The report, released Wednesday and compiled in light of the recent Baltimore riots, cites Census Bureau statistics showing that, in terms of family units, Baltimore is one of the five least intact counties of America, along with Cuyahoga, Ohio; the Bronx, N.Y.; the District of Columbia; and Shelby County, Tenn. The report cites studies indicating that children who grow up in intact, married families are...
  • Frank Freshwater, Convict Who Escaped Prison, Arrested After 56 Years

    05/05/2015 12:01:38 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 18 replies
    An Ohio prison escapee on the run since the Eisenhower administration has finally been caught, Florida officials said. Frank Freshwater, 79, escaped an Ohio prison in 1959 and was caught Monday at a home in Melbourne, Florida, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said. Freshwater, who was doing time for a probation violation related to a manslaughter conviction, was living under an alias and had worked as a truck driver. Freshwater was initially jailed at the Ohio State Reformatory, where "The Shawshank Redemption" was filmed. He was moved to a prison work farm shortly into his 20-year sentence. He took off...
  • Boehner tells Clinton dont let Obama 'swing in the wind' over Asia-Pacific trade deal

    05/04/2015 4:57:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/3/15
    House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday that Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner, needs to support the trade legislation that President Obama wants to help get enough Democratic votes for passage. The Ohio Republican, in a wide-ranging interview with NBCs Meet the Press, said the GOP indeed controls the House and Senate but that he and Obama needs her help to give the president negotiating authority to complete an Asia-Pacific trade deal. We can't do this by ourselves, Boehner said. Every president over the last 50 years has had this (authority.) There is no reason why President Obama shouldn't...
  • A lose-lose choice for Hillary Clinton

    05/04/2015 2:30:40 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 8 replies
    The big threat to Hillary Clintons campaign isnt coming from a competitor. Its coming from an issue. And its coming now, long before the first primary. Will she be for or against giving President Barack Obama fast-track authority to negotiate trade deals? Fast track gives a president the power to make trade deals that cannot be amended by Congress. All Congress can do is accept or reject the agreement. Other countries, say fast-track supporters, wont negotiate with Washington if they know that Congress can amend any deal they agree to. Obamas problem is with Democrats. They are horrified by the...
  • Extreme secrecy eroding support for Obama's trade pact (Classified briefings in basement)

    05/04/2015 5:02:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/4/15 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    If you want to hear the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal the Obama administration is hoping to pass, youve got to be a member of Congress, and youve got to go to classified briefings and leave your staff and cellphone at the door. If youre a member who wants to read the text, youve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving. And no matter what, you...
  • Ohio governor: Police standards board 'will bridge this gap'

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

    04/30/2015 5:06:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    WCPO ^ | 4/30/15
    Black Lives Matter Cincinnati is holding a protest outside the Hamilton County Courthouse in Downtown Cincinnati over the police-custody death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Follow live coverage from WCPO's Tom McKee, Evan Millward, Tony Mirones and John Genovese below (live feed may take a minute load; if you don't see it, click here ).
  • Boehner: Killing Export-Import Bank risks thousands of jobs

    04/30/2015 11:38:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 30, 2015 2:15 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Thousands of jobs would disappear pretty quickly if the Export-Import Bank were to expire abruptly when its charter runs out at the end of June, House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday. The Ohio Republican has asked Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, to come up with a plan to overhaul or wind down the operations of the bank, which helps finance exports of U.S. products such as jetliners and wind turbines. [] Many conservative Republicans want to kill the bank outright, saying it finances too many questionable projects and favors some businesses over others. But the bank enjoys sweeping...
  • Michael Brelo Day 17(Live court video)

    04/30/2015 7:17:23 AM PDT · by EBH · 6 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 4/30/2015
    Watch live streaming video below as the defense continues to present its case in the trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo. Hes is facing two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the 2012 police chase and shooting that killed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. The live stream is courtesy WKYC.com and is not available on some mobile devices nor during courtroom breaks.
  • Ohio Obamacare expansion costs $3 billion in first 15 months

    04/29/2015 6:41:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | April 20, 2015 | By Jason Hart
    Americans tax burden is already $3 billion heavier because of Ohio Gov. John Kasichs expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare. By putting more able-bodied, working-age childless adults on Medicaid than Kasich projected, Obamacare expansion is reducing incentives to work and threatening traditional Medicaid recipients access to care faster and at greater cost than anticipated. After Kasich expanded Medicaid unilaterally, a state panel approved $2.56 billion in Obamacare spending for the expansions first 18 months. The money was meant to last until July, but it ran out in February. Kasichs Obamacare expansion cost $323 million in March 84 percent greater than...
  • Supreme Court tosses ObamaCare contraception ruling

    04/27/2015 8:46:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The Supreme Court on Monday gave new life to a lawsuit challenging ObamaCares contraception mandate, striking down a previous ruling in favor of the federal government. An appeals court in Cincinnati will now reconsider the legal challenge from the Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee that had sought exemptions from an ObamaCare provision that requires employers to cover birth control for all workers. The justices asked the lower court to reconsider the case in light of last year's landmark ruling on the contraception mandate. That ruling, which was issued last June, decided that the arts-and-crafts retailer, Hobby Lobby, could...
  • Ohio University Removes Posters for 'Straight Pride' Week

    04/25/2015 3:15:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2015-04-25 | Associated Press
    Posters promoting a "straight pride" week at a northeast Ohio university were removed this week after student leaders determined that the message went beyond free speech. Youngstown State University student government leaders told WKBN-TV they decided to remove the posters after consulting with university officials. The posters were hung around campus earlier this week. They included profanity and promoted the event as a time to not highlight sexual orientation or differences among students. They encouraged students to "go about your day without telling everyone about how 'different' you are."
  • John Boehner May Hold House Vote to Subpoena Hillary Clintons Email Server

    04/24/2015 1:05:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, April 23, 2015 | By David Sherfinski -
    House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that the full House may have to vote to subpoena former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clintons email server, as the chairman of the Benghazi investigative committee officially called on her to testify twice to his panel. The invitation by Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican and chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, sets up a test for Mrs. Clinton, the former first lady and newly announced Democratic presidential candidate, whose attorney has said she wants to appear before the committee only once, in public. Mr. Gowdy asked Mrs. Clinton to...