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  • Professor sues university for being ‘punished’ after calling female transgender student ‘sir’

    11/12/2018 1:43:49 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Owen Daugherty
    A professor at a small public university in Ohio is suing officials at the school after he received a written rebuke for not addressing a transgender student using the preferred gender pronouns. Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court this month against university officials. The lawsuit asserts that university officials violated his constitutional rights by compelling him to speak in a way that contradicts his religious beliefs, according to NBC News. Meriwether is an evangelical Christian, and as such, felt that speaking to a transgender student in their preferred pronoun would...
  • After Losing, Dem Politicians Now Say They Can Be Truthful

    11/09/2018 8:57:51 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 8 replies
    https://freebeacon.com ^ | November 8, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    McCaskill, Cordray 'freed from constraints' of not being able to say what they really think. Losing Democratic politicians say they can finally tell the truth now that they are "freed from the constraints" of needing the support of their constituents. "It occurred to me that I am now freed from the constraints of running for or holding public office," said Richard Cordray, failed coup-leader and losing candidate in the Ohio governor's race. Cordray says now that he does not have to be accountable to voters, he can "speak more naturally" about what he really thinks about issues.
  • Conservatives agitate for change after GOP loses the House

    11/08/2018 6:15:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 8, 2018 | Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram
    As Nancy Pelosi wrangles votes in her bid for House speaker, another leadership battle is playing out on the Republican side, where Kevin McCarthy faces a challenge from conservative Freedom Caucus co-founder Jim Jordan to lead the new GOP minority. Republicans lost the House majority in this week’s midterm elections, and conservatives are blaming the GOP establishment and angling for changes. McCarthy burned up the phone lines Thursday shoring up his support. And down ballot, the GOP will add a familiar name to the leadership lineup — Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney...
  • Ohio University considers minorities-only gym: report

    11/08/2018 10:53:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    THE COLLEGE FIX ^ | •NOVEMBER 8, 2018 | GRAHAM PIRO - STAFF REPORTER
    Editor’s note: After this article was published and was linked on the Drudge Report, Ohio University spokesman Jim Sabin contacted The College Fix and denied the school is considering a gym room for students of color. Asked about Ohio University’s own student news report on the matter (screenshot above), school officials contacted The New Political and also asked its student reporters to amend their 6-day-old report on the matter. The student news outlet now reports the workout room for minorities would also be open to all students. This article has been amended accordingly. Also, the school is public, not private.
  • Kent State sued by conservative student group over security fees for upcoming gun rights event

    11/08/2018 1:14:16 PM PST · by grayboots · 10 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 11/7/2018 | Eric Heisig
    The Kent State University chapter of a conservative advocacy group asked a federal judge to bar university officials from imposing security costs for an upcoming gun rights event set to be held in the student center. Liberty Hangout, which was involved in a recent open-carry rally on Kent State’s campus that resulted in several arrests and confrontations between participants and protesters, claims officials are unconstitutionally trying to impose an estimated $1,800 fee for eight police officers and six security guards to be on hand for a Nov. 19 event called “Let’s Talk Gun Rights.” The event is to feature Kaitlin...
  • An hour-by-hour guide on what to expect as Election Day unfolds

    11/06/2018 5:33:39 AM PST · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/5/2018 | Nolan Hicks
    Time are EST You could be in for a long wait to know the results of the midterm elections and which party ends up controlling the House and Senate. But polling places close earlier in some states than others — and they could provide a hint of things to come as the night progresses. 6 p.m. Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District: President Trump won this district near Lexington by 15 points. Democrats are fielding retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath against three-term incumbent Andy Barr. The race is rated as a toss-up. A Democratic victory could be an early sign of...
  • Trump says, 'I'll never call a woman beautiful again! The word beautiful is 'politically incorrect'.

    11/06/2018 4:39:01 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 24 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/05/2018 | David Martosko
    Ivanka joined her father on stage Monday in Ohio, but the president cautioned that in an age crisscrossed by feminism and political correctness he would never again be able to publicly praise her beauty. Trump instead introduced his daughter as 'really smart,' recalling that her classmates at the Wharton School of Finance once complained about how she found her studies comparatively easy. 'The truth is she's a very, very – you're not allowed to use the word "beautiful" anymore when you talk about women. You're not allowed,' he said, launching into a tongue-in-cheek lecture. 'No, no. It's politically incorrect. Oh,...
  • Democrat Tim Ryan Envisions $30-, $40-, $50-an-Hour Jobs for Working Class Americans

    11/05/2018 7:28:14 PM PST · by kevcol · 57 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 5, 2018 | Susan Jones
    "Working-class issues are the issues of the Democratic Party," Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) told Fox News's Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures." .. We got to get off this, you know, just talking about $15 an hour. We got to talk about how we get $30-, $40-, $50-an-hour jobs that people who work hard and play by the rules can be comfortable. I think people are tired of the anxiety, tired of not being comfortable, and the Democratic Party is pushing an agenda that will help those people.
  • LIVE THREAD: PRESIDENT TRUMP RALLY - 3PM Eastern, Cleveland OH

    11/05/2018 11:01:54 AM PST · by 4Liberty · 31 replies
    Live broadcast, 3 pm ET rally!
  • Rallies | Donald J. Trump for President [rally times that media refuse to publish]

    11/05/2018 8:32:17 AM PST · by catnipman · 31 replies
    Donald J. Trump for President ^ | 11/5/2018 | Donald J. Trump
    Cleveland, OH Mon, November 05, 2018 03:00 pm (EST) Cape Girardeau, MO w/Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, & Lee Greenwood Mon, November 05, 2018 09:00 pm (CST)
  • Bill Mitchell: ''Dem-run site' has 'Republicans winning EV in OH, WI, MI and PA.'

    11/03/2018 8:52:32 AM PDT · by rintintin · 63 replies
    Bill Mitchell Twitter ^ | Nov 3 2018 | Bill Mitchell
    targetearly.targetsmart.com/index.html has Republicans winning EV in OH, WI, MI and PA
  • Potent storm to strike states with key races in 2018 Midterm Elections

    11/02/2018 7:28:13 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 80 replies
    accuweather.co ^ | Nov 2, 2018 | By Kristina Pydynowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
    Voter turnout for Tuesday’s midterm elections may be affected as a potent storm unleashes rain, strong winds and potentially violent thunderstorms from the midwestern to southern United States. According to research, weather influences some voters' response when making a decision to head to the polls. "Weather was found to be, on average, nearly 20 percent of the change in voter turnout based on our analysis," according to AccuWeather Data Scientist and Meteorologist Tim Loftus. "Democrats are more weather sensitive, when compared to Republicans, and among the most weather-sensitive were African-Americans, those 65 and older and 18- to 24-year-olds," he said....
  • Ohio Senate seat in play?

    11/02/2018 2:21:02 PM PDT · by MisterMagic · 55 replies
    Just saw on RCP that they have change Ohio's Senate seat from Likely Dem to Leaning Dem, which means the polls are trending in favor of the Republican candidate, Jim Renacci. I'm not so optimistic to believe that Renacci will win, but does anyone have information about early voting in Ohio? Is it possible that this seat is in play?
  • Absentee ballot requests up in Ohio's Republican-leaning counties ...

    11/01/2018 11:42:10 AM PDT · by rintintin · 5 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | Nov 1 2018 | Andrew J Tobias
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- There's a saying in Ohio politics that Democrats vote early, while Republicans vote on Election Day. But a cleveland.com analysis of state data suggests that compared to recent comparable elections, Ohio's suburban areas, many of which lean Republican, will represent a larger share of this year's early vote, at the expense of more urban, Democratic areas.
  • Amish outreach: GOP, Trump supporters energize untapped conservative constituency

    11/01/2018 9:47:04 AM PDT · by TBP · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    A campaign rally with Vice President Mike Pence in central Ohio on Wednesday included two unlikely voters, farmers Levi Miller and Ben Hostetler, who are part of a determined effort by Trump supporters and the Republican Party to get members of the conservative Amish and Mennonite communities to the polls. Mr. Miller and Mr. Hostetler ordinarily drive horse-drawn buggies, but they got a ride for this event with a volunteer from the group Bikers for Trump, which has been working on outreach to the Amish in Ohio for about two years. “The Amish are doing a lot under the radar,”...
  • Mexican National Gets 54 Months in U.S. Prison for Making More Than 1,000 Fake IDs—in Ohio

    10/31/2018 12:56:02 PM PDT · by DFG · 26 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | 10/31/2018 | Staff
    A 44-year-old Mexican woman living in Marion, Ohio, has been sentenced to 54 months in prison for operating what federal prosecutors call “a document mill that produced more than 1,000 false identification documents.” “Law enforcement executed a search warrant at Buendia-Chavarria’s residence in October 2017, where they located numerous false identification documents, five handwritten ledgers containing other peoples’ names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers, and in some cases, who the identity was sold to, according to court documents,” says a statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio.
  • Neil Young takes on NRA with new video for 'Ohio'

    10/31/2018 1:36:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/18 | Judy Kurtz
    Neil Young is taking on the National Rifle Association (NRA) and pushing for “common sense gun laws” ahead of the midterm elections, releasing a new video for his 1970 protest song “Ohio.” “’Ohio’ was written back in 1970 after seeing the cover of a magazine with a young girl kneeling beside her fallen friend. When the National Guard murdered four students at Ohio’s Kent State University for protesting the Vietnam War, it was a pivotal moment in our history. It was a pivotal moment for me,” Young wrote of the inspiration behind the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song in...
  • OH CD-1 House Campaign Infiltration

    10/31/2018 11:33:44 AM PDT · by Jimmy The Snake · 6 replies
    Bisness Journal Cincinnati ^ | 10/31/18 | Corrie Shaffield
    The resignation came one day after Republicans charged that a Pureval campaign volunteer had infiltrated their voter data and fraudulently posed as a volunteer for Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Westwood. The Republicans say such conduct was illegal and have filed an Ohio Elections Commission complaint against the volunteer, Jack Dohrenwend, and the Pureval campaign for the 1st Congressional District seat.
  • OH: Early voting: Gap between Democrat, Republican turnout narrows

    10/31/2018 9:58:47 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies
    Journel News ^ | Oct 31, 2018 | Michael Pitman
    Butler and Warren County Democrats are lagging behind Republicans in early voting, however, the gap between the two primary political parties isn’t as wide as it has been in past elections.Butler and Warren counties are still safe Republican counties, but Democrats appear to be making their voice heard based on early voter turnout. Here’s a look at the partisan turnout in Butler and Warren counties as of Monday: • Four times as many Democrats have voted this year in Butler and Warren counties compared to 2014, the last gubernatorial election. Nearly as many Democrats have turned out for this election...
  • NRCC chief blasts Iowa Rep. Steve King's "white supremacy and hate"

    10/30/2018 10:45:28 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 30 October 2018 | Eric Bradner
    Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, tweeted: "Congressman Steve King's recent comments, actions, and retweets are completely inappropriate. We must stand up against white supremacy and hate in all forms, and I strongly condemn this behavior."