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  • Cleveland chosen to host 2016 Republican National Convention

    07/08/2014 9:07:07 AM PDT · by chrisser · 206 replies
    http://www.cleveland.com ^ | updated July 08, 2014 at 12:05 PM | Andrew J. Tobias
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Capping off a months-long lobbying effort, Cleveland will be the host of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced Cleveland as the location on the Fox News Channel in a live, on-air interview. The interview was immediately preceded by a tweet, which has since been deleted, from a spokesman for the Republican Governors Association. "We're excited about bringing the convention to Cleveland in Ohio, and we're excited about the decision. We think it's a smart decision," Priebus said. Cleveland edged out Dallas, the other finalist, as the recommended location for the convention,...
  • Cleveland to hold 2016 Republican convention

    07/08/2014 10:02:18 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | July 8, 2014 | Mark Preston/Paul Steinhuser
    Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday that their Site Selection Committee has picked Cleveland to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. The full membership of the RNC is expected to ratify the Site Selection Committee's recommendation at its early August meeting in Chicago. Last month the RNC narrowed the competition down to two finalists: Cleveland and Dallas. Denver, Kansas City, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, and Columbus, Ohio were previously dropped from contention.
  • Republicans pick Cleveland for 2016 convention

    07/08/2014 9:31:14 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 8 2014 | Rebecca Berg
    Republicans have chosen Cleveland to host their national convention in 2016, the Republican National Committee announced Tuesday, marking the end of a months-long selection process. The second most populous city in Ohio bested Dallas in the final round. Other cities Republicans considered included Denver, Kansas City and Las Vegas.
  • LIVE: Derecho Aims East, Threatens Chicago, Detroit

    06/30/2014 7:52:56 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 53 replies
    Severe weather will lash through areas from the Midwest to the Great Lakes into Tuesday, hitting some of the major cities in the United States, including Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit.
  • Ohio magistrate orders Sharonville abortion facility to close

    06/30/2014 2:38:11 PM PDT · by topher · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Jun 30, 2014 - 3:21 pm EST | LifeSiteNews Staff
    CINCINNATI, OH -- A Hamilton County magistrate ruled Monday to uphold the Ohio Health Department's decision to close the Lebanon Road Surgery Center, Martin Haskell's Sharonville abortion clinic, for failure to meet Ohio medical standards. Specifically, Haskell's clinic continues to operate without a transfer agreement with any area hospital. The magistrate promised to reverse a previous ruling that allowed the clinic to remain open, in a ruling he plans to file on July 10. "We want to thank the Health Department as well as Attorney General Mike DeWine for enforcing Ohio law and refusing to allow the abortion industry to...
  • 6.9 million multiple voters in 28 states, report finds

    06/26/2014 7:38:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 25, 2014 | Kenric Ward
    The latest interstate voter cross check tallied 6,951,484 overlapping voter registrations, and they’re just the tip of the iceberg. The cross-check program involves only 28 states and does not include the three largest: California, Texas and Florida. “Duplicate registration is an open invitation to voting fraud,” said Clara Belle Wheeler, a member of the Election Board in Albemarle County, Va. “This ability to vote more than once dilutes the legal votes and changes the results of elections.”
  • Cleveland, Dallas remaining finalists to host 2016 GOP National Convention

    06/26/2014 7:13:22 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 52 replies
    news-herald.com ^ | 06/25/14 | John Arthur Hutchison
    Cleveland is one of the two finalists to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. The Republican National Committee’s Site Selection Committee made the announcement June 25 that it has chosen Cleveland and Dallas as the two finalists. The committee’s decision was based on a thorough review of bids, presentations, and visits to each of the cities, according to a news release. “Cleveland and Dallas demonstrated their ability to host a phenomenal convention in 2016, and the RNC is excited about the prospect of hosting our convention in either of these great cities,” Committee Chairwoman Enid Mickelsen said in a statement....
  • Boehner Appoints Anti-Amnesty Hawk Matt Salmon to Immigration ‘Working Group’

    06/25/2014 7:03:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 25, 2014 | Caroline May
    “Let’s face it: I’ve been a thorn in leadership’s side,” says Arizona Republican Rep. Matt Salmon, sitting at his desk in the Rayburn House Office Building. Earlier that day, Salmon had just been named by Speaker John Boehner to a special “working group” on the crisis at the southern U.S. border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied children are streaming into the country with hopes that President Obama will grant them amnesty. Salmon is the most conservative member of the new group, and his selection by Boehner is surprising, to say the least, given that the Arizonan has been a...
  • Ohio AG DeWine washes hands of responsibility to address ‘double tapping’ cops

    06/21/2014 5:37:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Examiner via Westernrifleshooters ^ | 6/18/14 | David Codrea
    The office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine evidently doesn't care that police who are ignorant or contemptuous of the law pose a well-documented danger to open carriers. The office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has responded to Gun Rights Examiner’s concerns that police comments about “double tapping” open carriers show a dangerous disregard for state law, and unsurprisingly, has decided to do nothing about it other than have a proxy deny responsibility and punt the ball to state representatives.
  • Case Into Shooting of RTA Bus Driver Closed as ‘Unfounded’ (Another Racial Incident Hoax)

    06/20/2014 1:24:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Steve Bennish and Jessica Heffner
    An RTA bus driver’s claim that three black teenagers shot and stabbed him is not supported by the evidence and reconstruction of the incident by a police investigation. Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said during a press conference Wednesday that key elements of driver Rickey Wagoner’s story - in particular the sequence of events and ballistics tests on the gun said to be used in the shooting - could not have happened as described. In a release posted on the Dayton Regional Transportation Authority’s website at the same time the police news conference was underway, RTA Executive Director Mark Donaghy...
  • Police Say.. Big Problem With Bus Driver’s Story That His Bible Stopped Bullets and Saved His Life

    06/19/2014 7:40:30 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 9 replies
    The blaze ^ | 6/19/14 | Billy hallowell
    According to police in Dayton, Ohio, a bus driver’s claim that a Bible shielded him from bullets earlier this year when teenagers attacked simply doesn’t mesh with uncovered evidence and facts. Rickey Wagoner, 49, said that he was outside of the vehicle on February 24 to investigate a mechanical issue when three black teenagers assaulted him.
  • Ohio coal company sues over carbon emissions rules

    06/18/2014 4:58:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2014 7:39 PM EDT | Hope Yen
    One of the nation’s largest coal companies on Wednesday sued President Barack Obama’s administration seeking to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon emissions rules for power plants. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by Murray Energy Corp. EPA rules announced this month seek to reduce global warming by forcing a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. […] “This is clearly an illegal attempt by the Obama EPA to impose irrational and destructive cap-and-tax mandates, which Congress and the American people have consistently rejected,”...
  • First westbound natural gas flows begin on Rockies Express Pipeline

    06/18/2014 10:55:51 AM PDT · by thackney · 2 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | JUNE 18, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
    The Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) announced on Monday that it expects service to commence as soon as today for the first 0.25 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of capacity on its 0.60 Bcf/d Seneca Lateral pipeline in southeast Ohio. The 14.3-mile lateral will flow gas north from the MarkWest Seneca natural gas processing plant to the REX mainline, where a newly built compressor station will allow this gas to be delivered to points west in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. No new pipelines will be added to the mainline; the project will allow bidirectional flows—both east and west—to occur on...
  • Boy finds mummified corpse hanging in closet

    06/18/2014 6:59:58 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 29 replies
    WTVR ^ | 6:55 am, June 17, 2014 | CNN Wire
    DAYTON, Ohio – In an empty, dusty house, a boy stumbled upon a classic horror movie scenario this week: A mummified corpse hanging by the neck from a rope. And officials say it had been there for five years. Until the boy made his way inside the ramshackle house in Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday, neighbors didn’t think anyone lived there, said spokesman Ken Betz from the Montgomery County Coroner’s office. They thought the house was abandoned, and it looked that way. The front door was papered with citations for the overgrown yard, and no one came and went from the...
  • Cincinnati Station Says ‘No’ to PC Reporting on Racially Motivated Crime

    06/18/2014 6:57:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/18/2014 | Tom Blumer
    A remarkable thing happened in Cincinnati on Thursday. WKRC-TV, which has taken to calling itself “Local 12 [1],” did a story on the growing problem of black-on-white teen mob violence — and called it black-on-white teen mob violence.The event where the violence occurred took place two weeks earlier during Memorial Day weekend at the city’s Taste of Cincinnati event [2] downtown.As has been the case since even before the city’s 2001 race riots [3], the Cincinnati Enquirer, the town’s only daily newspaper, was late to the story with a woefully inadequate, truth-dodging dispatch [4].Reporter Adam Kiefaber spent the first...
  • Supreme Court allows pro-life group to challenge Ohio ban on campaign false statements

    06/16/2014 8:38:21 AM PDT · by topher · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 16- June-2014 | FoxNews.com
    he Supreme Court delivered a major victory on Monday to an anti-abortion group that sought to challenge an Ohio law that bans campaign statements deemed to be false. The justices, in a unanimous decision, ruled that the Susan B. Anthony List can go ahead with a lawsuit challenging the law as a violation of free-speech rights.
  • Tea party rejoicing at Cantor's defeat

    06/11/2014 6:46:19 AM PDT · by South40 · 43 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 6/11/2014 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat at the hands of political neophyte David Brat, an unflinching foe of loosening immigration laws. Speaker John Boehner praised Cantor as "a good friend and a great leader, and someone I've come to rely upon on a daily basis" in a statement that steered clear of the issue that Brat put at the center of his campaign and has divided the party for years.
  • John Boehner Slams President Obama for ‘Taking a Nap’ on Iraq

    06/12/2014 4:48:41 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 12, 2014 1:16pm | John Parkinson
    As al Qaeda-linked terrorists wreak havoc across Iraq, House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on President Obama for ignoring the escalating crisis there, contending that the president has been “taking a nap” while the situation rapidly deteriorated. “It’s not like we haven’t seen over the last five or six months these terrorists moving in, taking control of Western Iraq. Now they’ve taken control of Mosul. They’re 100 miles from Baghdad,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said during a news conference at the Capitol. “And what’s the president doing? Taking a nap!” Earlier this year, on Jan. 9, Boehner publicly urged Obama to “maintain a...
  • Nurse specialist accused of sexual contact with minor in his office

    06/12/2014 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 23 replies
    fox8.com ^ | Jun 12, 2014 | Darcie Loreno
    MENTOR, Ohio — A psychiatric clinical nurse specialist has been arrested after being accused of molesting a child under the age of 13. According to Mentor Police Department, Inder Jeet Sharma, 62, of North Royalton, faces charges of gross sexual imposition, importuning and tampering with evidence in the case. Police say an investigation revealed Sharma had sexual contact with the child in his medical office in Mentor. Sharma is also accused of soliciting the child for sexual act via text messages. Police say Sharma was actually communicating with Mentor detectives at the time. Police say he was arrested outside of...
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

    The Mount Vernon Assembly – Indianapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Skip Brown skip.brown@iga.in.gov 317-232-9521 The Mount Vernon Assembly to Meet at Indiana Statehouse June 12 and 13 INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2014) – More than 100 state legislators representing 33 states will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12 and 13 to continue establishing the rules and procedures needed for a future state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized by Article V of the Constitution. The meeting is a continuation of efforts that began in December 2013 at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate...
  • Huelskamp: Cantor’s Defeat Weakens Boehner (Blood int he water)

    06/10/2014 9:39:28 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 36 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6/10/14 | Matt Fuller
    As conservatives begin to wrap their heads around the shocking primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, at least one member of the coup to unseat Speaker John A. Boehner doesn’t think an open spot in leadership will strengthen Boehner’s hand come the 114th Congress. Just minutes after Cantor’s defeat was official on Tuesday night, Rep. Tim Huelskamp told CQ Roll Call that Cantor’s ouster “bodes well for an entire new leadership team.” The Kansas Republican, who hasn’t been quiet about his qualms with leadership, said it’s “too early to tell” exactly how this affects leadership races, “but, again,...
  • Democratshima - Detroit Photos Before and After (VANITY)

    06/09/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Or.. Democratrina. Far more destructive than any bomb or hurricane, Democrat locusts destroy lay waste to Detroit. This is the 'progress' they want for the rest of America.
  • Police Video Shows Officers Saving Girl From Dog Attack

    06/07/2014 2:16:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    A 911 call made during the attack reveals more gruesome details. “They’re slinging her all over the street,” the female caller says. She said that a neighbor was using a pole to get one of the dogs to release Drame, but the animal had her by the face. “There’s blood all over,” said the caller, who added that a third dog was chasing neighbors down the street.
  • Columbus Catholic teachers must sign agreements

    06/07/2014 1:47:02 PM PDT · by yongin · 26 replies
    SF Gate ^ | June 5, 2014 | SF Gate
    Employees of Roman Catholic schools in Columbus are being required to sign updated contracts that include specific examples of immoral conduct that are prohibited. Examples of behavior that could get the workers fired include having sex without being married, having an abortion or publicly supporting abortion rights, and entering into a marriage not recognized by the Catholic Church. The changes also specify that workers must abide by Catholic Church teachings "both within and outside their employment duties" and regardless of their religious affiliation, according to The Columbus Dispatch. The Diocese of Columbus joined its counterparts in Cincinnati and Cleveland in...
  • Florida would ban abortion post-viability, Ohio moves to ban abortion insurance, and more

    06/06/2014 7:10:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    life site news ^ | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 6, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the Senate voted to confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the new HHS Secretary to oversee the implementation of ObamaCare, states around the country were voting to protect the unborn, fighting for marriage, and wrestling with a wave of transgender “anti-discrimination” proposals that would allow biological men to use women's restroom and shower facilities. Florida The state of Florida is poised to protect children from abortion if they have the capacity to survive outside the womb. H.B. 1047, which would bar abortions after viability, passed the Senate by a party line 24-15 vote....
  • Ohio Conservatives Thwart New Kasich Medicaid Maneuver

    06/06/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | June 06, 2014 | Jason Hart
    Conservatives in the Ohio House this week blocked a move widely viewed as an attempt by Governor John Kasich to set aside money he could later spend on Medicaid expansion without legislative approval. The version of House Bill 483 (HB 483) passed by the Ohio Senate included a last-minute change to move as much as $300 million in surplus state revenue to the state Medicaid Reserve Fund. Legislators feared this was an effort by the Kasich Administration to circumvent the General Assembly for spending on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion when an existing appropriation expires in mid-2015. ... Kasich, a Republican,...
  • FANTASTIC! Dr. Ben Carson Owns Cutter and Democrat Governor

    06/02/2014 1:05:32 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Excellent...!! Dr. Ben Carson appearing on CNN's Crossfire with an epic Slap Down of Info-Babe Steffanie Cutter {The Former Obama Operative} as well as the leftist & Former Gov. Strickland of Ohio...Must Watch....!
  • Jindal: Obama Told Governors He Doesn’t Trust the States

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

    06/01/2014 12:53:33 AM PDT · by kathsua · 31 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 5/30/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The Cuyahoga Medical Examiner’s Office ruled today that a young woman died from complications due to a legal abortion she obtained at a Cleveland abortion clinic earlier this year. Wilson, 22, died as the result of a heart attack suffered immediately after she underwent a therapeutic abortion. The full autopsy report is not yet available, according to the statement. This confirms the information released to LifeNews by Operation Rescue, which has released two videos featuring 911 call recordings showing a pattern of botched abortions at Preterm abortion clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, where Lakisha Wilson suffered a fatal abortion. “After we...
  • 'Toledo Blade' Closes Printing Facility, Axes 130 Union Jobs

    05/31/2014 5:46:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2014 | John Nolte
    Starting August 1, the left-wing Ohio newspaper, The Toledo Blade, intends to lay off about 130 of its unionized employees due to a permanent shutdown of its Toledo production center that handles printing and inserting. ... In 2013, The Blade lost $8.5 million and has been losing millions for years. As of now there are no plans that will affect the advertising and news-gathering departments. In 2012, The Toledo Blade urged it readers to re-elect President Obama, arguing in part that "He has dealt effectively with economic recession at home
  • A litany of 'thou shalt nots': Catholic teachers challenge morality clause

    05/31/2014 1:59:14 PM PDT · by yongin · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2014 | Susan Candiotti and Chris Welch
    If you want to teach at a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, regardless of your religion, you must be willing to sign a detailed morality clause that critics say focuses on "pelvic issues." The revised contracts forbid teachers from -- among other things -- living together or having sex outside of marriage, using in-vitro fertilization, a gay "lifestyle," or publicly supporting any of those things. The system's 2,200 current teachers must sign the agreement to stay on the job. "It is an embarrassment and a scandal, and will drive even more Catholics away from an institution so out...
  • Ohio Officials Tell Judge to Close Toledo’s Last Abortion Clinic

    05/29/2014 5:39:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The Toledo, Ohio-based Capital Care abortion business is challenging an order by the state of Ohio to close down because of health and safety violations. But the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is standing by its opinion that Toledo’s only remaining abortion clinic is not complying with a state law requiring its abortion practitioners to have admitting privileges with a local hospital to admit women injured by botched abortions. If a judge agrees with the state, Toledo may soon be abortion free as the state of Ohio has closed down the second of two abortion facilities that have closed up shop...
  • John Boehner’s friends plot tea party crackdown

    05/29/2014 1:19:47 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/29/14 | Jake Sherman
    They’ve given John Boehner constant headaches during his three years as speaker. Now, Boehner’s friends are trying to make sure that a small pocket of tea-party-aligned Republicans won’t have a chance to derail his speakership next year. And if they try, they could be punished. Continue Reading A group of his closest allies — including fellow Ohio Republicans like Pat Tiberi — are discussing tactics such as trying to change GOP Conference rules to punish members who do not support the party’s nominee during a floor vote. A lawmaker who bucks the Republicans’ choice for speaker could lose committee assignments...
  • GM Sure Recalled A Lot Of Cars Right After The Feds Sold Their Shares

    05/26/2014 6:16:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    the Federalist ^ | May 21, 2014 | Sean Davis
    According to recent reports, GM just recalled another 2.4 million vehicles this week, bringing the total number of recalled GM vehicles this year to a record 13.6 million. USA Today got right to the point when it asked, “Are there any GM cars that haven’t been recalled?” ... GM knew about serious problems with the ignition switch for years, going back to at least 2007. At that time, GM had hard data from multiple crashes showing that some of its ignition switches had failed to function properly. The U.S. government officially bailed out the automaker in December of 2008. Throughout...
  • The “Cowardly” Senate Leaders Employ Another Budget Gimmick (McConnell, Cornyn, Boehner)

    04/01/2014 7:07:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Red State ^ | April 1st, 2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    Here is exhibit A of why we don’t trust current Senate leadership to do the right thing if they were to win back the majority; they refuse to block new spending when in the minority. Last week, House leadership decided to pass the “doc fix” bill (H.R. 4302) by voice vote. This bill reimburses healthcare providers for the scheduled 24 percent cut in payments for services rendered to Medicare patients. The bill extends the payments through next March. It also continues some new programs created under Obamacare. They used a hodgepodge of tenuous offsets spread out mainly over the next...
  • Former Richmond Heights (Ohio) Schools superintendent sent to prison

    05/23/2014 6:18:17 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 13 replies
    news-herald.com ^ | 05/22/14 | Tracey Read
    Former Richmond Heights Schools Superintendent Robert Moore wiped a tear from his eyes May 22 before being sentenced to one year in prison on public corruption charges. “I take full responsibility for my actions,” the 52-year-old Mentor resident told Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold. “I realize I exercised terrible judgment. I deeply regret this incident.” Former Richmond Heights Schools Superintendent Robert J. Moore, right, grimaces as he is sentenced to one year in prison by Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold May 22 for bribery and theft in office. His lawyer, John McCaffrey,...
  • Now Trigger-Happy University Students

    05/20/2014 11:33:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Academia is hell. In the latest higher-education fad, students want "trigger warnings," according to The New York Times. It appears that some students are so fragile that they want university staff to protect them from big bad ideas. Students around the country say they want "explicit alerts that the material they are about to read or see in a classroom might upset them or, as some students assert, cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in victims of rape or in war veterans." An Oberlin College draft -- now "under revision" -- for trigger warnings suggested faculty "be aware of racism,...
  • Eric Cantor and John Boehner Don’t Really Want to Repeal Obamacare

    05/12/2014 7:12:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    RedState ^ | June 30th, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    Well, it is official. Eric Cantor and John Boehner — particularly Eric Cantor — have decided they don’t need or want conservatives and, more troubling, do not have any intention of trying to win at the polls by forcing Democrat hands on Obamacare. Our leadership is behaving badly. Last week and on Monday I mentioned Rep. Steve King’s effort to repeal Obamacare and start over. He’s filed a discharge petition. If he gets 218 signatures, Nancy Pelosi must hold a vote
  • Gowdy Names Capitol Hill Veteran to Benghazi Probe (Free Republic mentioned)

    05/19/2014 4:55:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | Friday, May 16, 2014 | James Rosen
    SNIP To lead the Republican majority staff, Gowdy selected Philip Kiko, a key aide to Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., when the latter served as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and more recently a registered lobbyist for the Smith-Free Group, a K Street lobbying firm with a diverse roster of clients. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, swiftly welcomed Gowdy’s choice, calling Kiko “a man of unquestioned integrity with a record of distinguished service” in and out of Congress... SNIP However, emails obtained by Fox News show that some conservatives are unhappy with Kiko’s appointment, chiefly because of his recent lobbying...
  • GOP Establishment Strikes Back With Big Dollars To Protect Boehner Ally In Idaho

    05/19/2014 12:04:14 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Former Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-OH) appears to be making good on his vows to "crush" the Tea Party. A longtime ally of Speaker John Boehner, LaTourette is a driving force behind the outside national groups that have spent more than $2 million to help incumbent Republican Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) stave off Tea Party-backed challenger Bryan Smith in Tuesday's Republican primary in Idaho's 2nd Congressional District. LaTourette parlayed huge contributions from labor unions and at least one Native American tribe (the Chickasaw Nation) to build a powerful political operation intervening in primaries on behalf of GOP Establishment candidates. Reports filed...
  • Anguish, fear heard in 911 call before Middletown woman's house set ablaze (OH, black on white)

    05/19/2014 6:55:18 AM PDT · by heartwood · 57 replies
    WCPO Cincinnati ^ | 5/14/2013 | Jason Law and Tom McKee
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- A Middletown mother's fear and anguish is heard in her 911 call as she and her children were terrorized by teens Tuesday night. "They busted my front door! They're trying to kick my door in!" Jennifer Saylor screamed. Saylor frantically told a dispatcher that a group of teens had broken into her house five times in the past and now they were throwing bricks and trying to kick in the door in the 2000 block of Roosevelt Road. A day after the incident, Saylor told WCPO she feared the teens would kill her and her two kids,...
  • Sen. Rand Paul, in Ohio, urges more GOP outreach

    05/17/2014 9:44:20 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 30 replies
    Times Union ^ | Friday, May 16, 2014 | DAN SEWELL
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Potential Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Friday in a visit to swing state Ohio that the GOP needs to broaden its appeal.The Kentucky senator was the featured speaker Friday evening for the Hamilton County Republican Party's annual Lincoln-Reagan dinner. Paul took part in school choice discussion earlier Friday at a Cincinnati public charter school, and later said that the GOP needs to try harder with every ethnic group."The Republican Party needs to be bigger, bolder and better," Paul told reporters. "I think we can be all of those things. We have to reach out...
  • John Boehner disputes Valerie Jarrett immigration description

    05/16/2014 8:43:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/16/14 | JAKE SHERMAN
    House Speaker John Boehner’s staff says he has not made a commitment to the White House to move an overhaul of the immigration laws this year, pushing back against comments made this week by a senior advisor in the Obama administration made this week. Valerie Jarrett told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that she thinks there’s a window “this summer, between now and August, to get something done. “We have a commitment from Speaker Boehner, who’s very frustrated with his caucus,” Jarrett told the newspaper. Michael Steel, a spokesman for the Ohio Republican, said Boehner has not made a commitment to...
  • Immigration Activists Crash Boehner/Cantor/Coffman Fundraiser

    05/16/2014 2:46:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Surprise action outside Denver's Brown Palace Hotel this morning, as a press release from a coalition of groups including Together Colorado and the Colorado Immigration Reform Coalition (CIRC) explains: Outside a fundraiser headlined by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) for Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) today, local leaders staged a rally to protest the fact that these three House Republicans are key obstacles standing in the way of immigration reform that would keep Colorado immigrant families together. It has been 322 days since the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration bill, but Speaker Boehner and House...
  • House torched in black-on-white revenge attack (Knockout game getting passe?)

    05/15/2014 8:20:21 PM PDT · by equalator · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 5-15-2014 | Bob Unruh
    A black teenager is facing charges as an adult for what authorities are describing as the revenge arson of the home of a white woman and her two children. And his arrest, and that of a juvenile, may be just the tip of the iceberg, authorities say. Already, Thaddeus Shields, 18, is facing a court hearing this week on the count, and a 17-year-old whose name was not released is facing juvenile court. Authorities, meanwhile, say their investigation continues and more perpetrators may be arrested and charged in the attack in Middletown, Ohio. The alleged black-on-white crime earlier this week...
  • Exposing Tea Party Express Co-Founder's Amnesty Ties

    05/15/2014 3:12:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 119 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | Chris Chmielenski
    Sal Russo, co-founder of the Tea Party Express, announced his support for amnesty on Wednesday, reversing his organization’s statement from a year ago that it would not take a position on immigration reform. If you take a look at Russo’s background, this isn’t exactly the revelation that some in the media are making it out to be. What’s interesting, though, is the dichotomy between Russo’s position and the principles of the organization he helped to create. The Tea Party Express bills itself as anti-establishment, but Russo’s immigration proposal is nearly identical to the principles pushed by GOP House Leaders --...
  • Ohio man who was shot in eye with Taser at traffic stop is suing police

    05/13/2014 9:36:00 PM PDT · by deks · 56 replies
    Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer) ^ | May 11, 2014 | Associated Press
    Last May, Kelly was asleep in the passenger seat when his friend was pulled over for drunken driving on Interstate 71 between Cincinnati and Columbus, according to The Columbus Dispatch. When Ohio State Trooper Bryan Cook woke Kelly, he was startled and began flailing his arms, according to the lawsuit. Fayette County Deputy Clinton Sines then drew his Taser, opened the passenger door and shouted for Cook to get out of the truck and show his hands as he grabbed the back of Kelly's sweatshirt and tried to pull him out, the lawsuit says. The lawsuit says Sines was apparently...
  • Queens startup to grow by 400, move to Ohio (bye NYC; hello Columbus)

    05/13/2014 5:18:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Crain’s ^ | May 13, 2014 1:24 p.m. | Thornton McEnery
    One Queens-based e-commerce startup is poised to grow aggressively over the next few years, and has found just the place to do it: Ohio. Gwynnie Bee, a subscription service for the lease and sale of plus-size women’s apparel, reportedly plans to add 400 new positions over the next few years at a new 100,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility on the outskirts of Columbus. The company’s executive and marketing operations will remain in New York City, where Gwynnie Bee will still be officially headquartered, but the 42 warehouse and distribution workers at the company’s current Long Island City warehouse will be...
  • John Boehner Implies He May Step Down As House Speaker

    05/12/2014 10:30:13 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 84 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 05-12-2014 | F. Peter Brown
    John Boehner won’t say if he will be serving another two years as the House Speaker. “Listen, I’m going to be 65 years old in November,” Boehner stated. “I’d never thought I’d live to be 60. So I’m living on borrowed time.” In addition to his age, Boehner has had to deal with a large number of rebellious House conservative Republicans. How large a number? According to conservatives involved in the deliberations, 40 to 50 new members have already verbally committed to electing a new Speaker. Conservative organizers say that they could force Boehner to step aside as Speaker in...
  • John Boehner Violates The Hastert Rule Again

    05/09/2014 5:34:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 May 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    A bill that reauthorized the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, which was criticized on the right as unnecessary interference by the federal government in the free market, passed the House in violation of the so-called “Hastert Rule” Thursday. The bill passed 297-117 overall. 106 Republicans voted “yea” while 116 Republicans voted “nay.” One Democrat, embattled Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), voted no as well, while 191 Democrats voted yes. The Hastert Rule, the operating principle of former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, requires support from a “majority of the majority.” Hastert has criticized Boehner for relying on Democratic votes on...