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  • Dem lawmaker dances to Drake song to promote midterm voting

    07/14/2018 4:48:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2018 | John Bowden
    A Democratic lawmaker posted a video of herself dancing to Drake's recently-released song "In My Feelings" on Twitter Friday, urging the song's mysterious "Keke" to vote in the upcoming November midterms. Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) posted the half-minute video Friday afternoon, writing that the Trump administration's policies had her and other Americans "in my feelings." "I don't know who Keke is but I want her to vote next November because this @WhiteHouse has me and many other Americans "in my feelings". #KekeMustVote #InMyFeelingsChallenge," Beatty wrote in the post accompanying the video, in which she steps out of a white car...
  • John Kasich asking God's permission to challenge Trump in 2020

    07/13/2018 12:40:27 PM PDT · by detective · 83 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2018 | Ed Straker
    If you were thinking of challenging President Trump in the Republican primary in 2020, wouldn't you want to check with God first to see what he thought about it? That's John Kasich's position. When asked if he were going to challenge the President in 2020, Kasich said, "My future is in some degree in the hands of the Lord. And I don't know where he's going to direct me."
  • Diplomatic Security special agent, who has ties to Dayton area, is found dead in Potomac River

    08/31/2017 9:04:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 98 replies
    WHIO ^ | 31 August 2017
    Kurt Smolek, a Diplomatic Security special agent with the State Department and Dayton Police Academy graduate, was found dead in the Potomac River on Wednesday and the cause is listed as undetermined pending an autopsy. We're hearing tonight that Smolek, 45, is a 1998 academy graduate and one of his assignments as a special agent was as a member of Condoleezza Rice's security team. According to DC Metro police, Smolek was last seen Monday, Aug. 28, in the 600 block of Water Street, Southwest, about 10 p.m. A missing persons bulletin described hims as white with graying brown hair, brown...
  • Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped after strip club arrest

    07/12/2018 10:45:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    Nypost.com ^ | July 12, 2018 | 1:04pm | By Lia Eustachewich
    She got off. Ohio prosecutors on Thursday threw out charges against porn star Stormy Daniels, a day after she was arrested for allegedly rubbing undercover cops’ faces into her breasts while performing at a strip club. They say Daniels is not subject to a state law that prohibits anyone who isn’t a family member from touching a nude dancer, because it only applies to someone who “regularly” appears at a jiggle joint — and she was a guest, according to court papers tweeted out by her lawyer Michael Avenatti. Columbus Police said in a statement Thursday that the 39-year-old “Good...
  • Stormy Daniels arrested while performing in Ohio

    07/12/2018 6:38:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    www.cnbc.com ^ | 07/12/2018 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Source: Franklin County Sheriff's Office Columbus, OH Stormy Daniels mug shot _______________________________________________________________________ Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who has made headlines for an alleged affair with Donald Trump, was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, according to her attorney. Michael Avenatti, who has represented Daniels, delivered the message in a Twitter post in the earlier hours of Thursday ET. In that tweet, the attorney claimed the arrest was politically motivated, and said "it reeks of desperation." Michael Avenatti tweet: Just rcvd word that my client @StormyDaniels was arrested in Columbus Ohio whole performing the same act she has performed across the...
  • Jim Jordan Goes Off! CNN Contacts Over 100 of His Former Staff and Interns Looking For Dirt

    07/11/2018 3:15:05 PM PDT · by detective · 48 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 11, 2018
    Shortened title. Full title: Jim Jordan Goes Off! Fake News CNN Contacts Over 100 of His Former Staff and Interns Looking For Dirt Representative Jim Jordan was slandered over the past week for allegedly ignoring a now dead doctor’s advances on his wrestlers when he was an assistant coach over 20 years ago. The story appears to be another hit piece from the slanderous left and media elites. The law firm handling this case is none other than Perkins Coie; the same law firm that represented Hillary Clinton’s campaign and paid for the fake Russia dossier. Rep. Jim Jordan has...
  • Stormy Daniels arrested while performing at strip club, lawyer says

    07/11/2018 11:10:31 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 91 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | 1:51am | AP
    Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested at an Ohio strip club and is accused of letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law, her attorney said early Thursday.
  • Former OSU wrestler sought compensation from school over sex abuse allegations

    07/11/2018 9:14:59 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | Melanie Zanona - 07/11/18 | Melanie Zanona - 07/11/18
    A former Ohio State University wrestler who came forward with allegations last week that a doctor sexually abused athletes on the team sought compensation from the school last month, according to a copy of an email obtained by The Hill. In an email sent to both OSU and the law firm conducting an independent investigation, former OSU wrestler Mike DiSabato said he had no intention of causing a “public relations nightmare” but warned that he would “pursue other avenues toward resolution” if a meeting was not set up with university representatives to discuss a potential settlement for the victims. OSU...
  • Renacci Promises Not to Serve More Than Two Terms

    07/11/2018 1:41:00 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    rollcall ^ | July 11, 2018
    Ohio Senate candidate Rep. Jim Renacci pledged he would serve only two terms if he beats Democratic incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown. Renacci signed a pledge in Cincinnati saying he would limit himself to two terms and tweeted a photo of himself. “I’m a small biz owner, not a career politician like Brown. That’s why I’m pledging to the people of Ohio to serve no more than 2 Senate terms,” he said.
  • Democrats, Fake News Media and Law Firm Perkins Coie Try to Take Down Honest Jim Jordan with..

    07/07/2018 9:22:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 58 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 7, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Tough and honest Representative Jim Jordan from Ohio is a potential candidate for Speaker of the House and is a tenacious member of the House Freedom Caucus.  Jordan again shows that if you are an outstanding voice of the American people and you love this country and want to make it great again, then you are a target of the Democrat Party, Fake News MSM and the Democrats top legal firm, Perkins Coie.  Representative Jordan is under attack because he is on to the many crimes committed by Rod Rosenstein and others in the corrupt FBI and DOJ cabal.  He...
  • Jim Jordan Is A Man of Integrity Being Railroaded With Factless Allegations

    07/10/2018 9:45:27 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 41 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | 7/10/18 | Jim DeMint
    When I read the actual stories under those headlines, my reaction turned from dread to outrage. Jim Jordan isn’t being accused; he’s being railroaded. (snip) -- Like many Americans, when I saw last week’s headlines about my friend, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), I couldn’t believe them. The accusations did not describe the man of character and courage I’ve known for more than a decade. When I read the actual stories under those headlines, my reaction turned from dread to outrage. Jordan isn’t being accused; he’s being railroaded. Jordan, as you may know, was a two-time NCAA Division I national...
  • GOP Enthusiasm Fueled By Trump Could Undercut Democrats' Midterm Hopes

    07/09/2018 8:22:46 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | Jul 8, 2018 | Asma Khalid
    Mike Davis didn't think Donald Trump could get elected. Davis is the kind of Republican who backed Ohio governor John Kasich in the 2016 primaries, the kind of Republican who subscribes to the Wall Street Journal. Davis, 64, is the former mayor of Dunwoody, Ga., a small city in the state's 6th Congressional District, one of the most highly-educated districts in the country. Ultimately Davis voted for Trump, mainly because he was worried about the tilt of the Supreme Court. With the nomination of another conservative justice expected on Monday, following the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch in 2017 and a...
  • Allies seek to defend Jim Jordan from Ohio State allegations

    07/09/2018 2:18:02 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/18 | Scott Wong and Melanie Zanona
    Embattled Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and his allies went on offense Monday as a half dozen former wrestling coaches rallied behind their former Ohio State coaching colleague and insisted he did not know about a team doctor sexually assaulting student athletes decades ago. In a phone interview on Monday, former Ohio State University head wrestling coach Russ Hellickson vehemently denied that he or Jordan had ever seen or been told that Dr. Richard Strauss was molesting or sexually assaulting OSU wrestlers during the 1980s and 90s. “I am frankly pissed off at what they are doing to Jim Jordan. This...
  • Rep. Jim Renacci announces fundraising haul for Ohio U.S. Senate race

    07/09/2018 1:10:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | July 9, 2018
    Rep. Jim Renacci and an affiliated group raised more than $2 million during the most recent fundraising quarter in his bid for the U.S. Senate, Renacci's campaign announced Monday. Renacci's campaign did not immediately offer a breakdown of how much of the $2 million was raised by his campaign committee, versus how much was raised by the affiliate, which faces greater restrictions on how the money can be spent. It also did not share how much money Renacci has on hand, a key political fundraising metric. However, the campaign did specify that the $2 million haul did not include any...
  • FDA: Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables Causing ‘Explosive’ Diarrhea

    07/09/2018 12:17:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | July 9, 2018 at 10:36 am | Staff
    (CBS Local)– Over 200 people have now been infected by an outbreak of parasites linked to recalled vegetable trays from Del Monte. According to the CDC, 212 cases of cyclosporiasis – an intestinal infection caused by the cyclospora parasite – were reported as of July 5. The condition has been linked to “6 oz., 12 oz., and 28 oz. vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip,” which were recalled by Del Monte Fresh Produce on June 15. More than 200 hit by parasite from Del Monte vegetables; symptoms can include 'explosive' bowel movements https://t.co/bs63NaRJbM pic.twitter.com/XiYnkpXzxP...
  • Six former Ohio State coaches defend Jordan

    07/09/2018 9:41:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/18 | Scott Wong
    Six former Ohio State University wrestling coaches on Monday issued statements defending Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who is being accused of failing to protect his former wrestlers from sexual abuse by a team doctor while working as a coach there. “What has been said about Jim Jordan is absolutely wrong,” the half-dozen coaches said in a joint statement. “We all worked on the wrestling coaching staff during Jim’s tenure at The Ohio State University. None of us saw or heard of abuse of OSU wrestlers. The well-being of student-athletes was all of our concern. If we had heard of any...
  • Breaking: Mark Coleman, Accuser Of Jim Jordan, Was ALSO An Assistant Wrestling Coach At Ohio State

    07/07/2018 7:00:05 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 60 replies
    Eleven Warriors ^ | July 7, 2018/July 18, 2016 | Curt Heinrichs & me
    "After graduation [in 1988], Coleman set his sights on representing the United States on the world stage. He [Mark Coleman] joined the Ohio State staff as an assistant coach, helping lead close friend Kevin Randleman to a pair of NCAA titles and Rex Holman to a championship of his own."
  • JIM JORDAN AND HIS ACCUSERS

    07/06/2018 7:59:02 AM PDT · by libstripper · 67 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 5, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    Two former Ohio State University wrestlers are accusing Rep. Jim Jordan of ignoring sexual misconduct by a university physician more than two decades ago when he was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State. There’s no claim that Jordan engaged in such misconduct, the claim is that he knew about, but failed to take action to stop, sexual harassment by a team doctor. * * * In Jordan’s case, the two accusers are highly suspect. According to Chuck Ross at the Daily Caller, one of them, Dunyasha Yetts, served prison time for a $1.8 million fraud scheme that involved bilking...
  • Training as a Teacher to Carry a Firearm in School (FASTER: Colorado )

    07/06/2018 5:24:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 5, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    FASTER Colorado's active shooter training for teachers. Last week I went through the training many of the teachers who are authorized to carry a gun in Colorado schools go through. In the wake of the devastating school shootings in Parkland, Fla., and Santa Fe, Tex., many different solutions have been proposed for how to stop or at least curb the violence inflicted by active shooters. Among the most prominent solutions—thanks in large part to President Trump's advocacy—is arming teachers. Most, however, don't understand how arming teachers works in person or that a number of states already allow certain teachers to...
  • Jordan rebuffs allegations that he knew of Ohio State abuse: 'It's not true'

    07/04/2018 7:11:11 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/04/18 | Max Greenwood
    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Tuesday fiercely denied allegations that he failed to stop a sports physician from sexually abusing student athletes at Ohio State University when he was a wrestling coach there. Jordan told Politico in an interview that he would have intervened had he known about the doctor's alleged behavior. "It’s not true," Jordan told Politico. "I never knew about any type of abuse. If I did, I would have done something about it. And look, if there are people who are abused, then that’s terrible and we want justice to happen." Three former wrestlers at OSU told...