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  • Groups urge Boehner on immigration reform

    04/18/2014 5:20:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Eric Schwartzberg
    Ohio faith leaders and members of the immigrant community rallied Thursday evening at The Square @ Union Centre to call on House Speaker John Boehner to “Do the Right Thing” on immigration reform. “Every day that he’s waiting … every day that immigration’s not passed, more families are separated,” Fabiola Arce of the Intercommunity Justice & Peace Center told the crowd. “The children are put into foster care and I just don’t understand how they can break up families like that when they have hard-working parents here.” Arce, a Xavier University graduate and teacher at DePaul Cristo Rey High School...
  • Report: Boehner 'Hellbent' on Passing Amnesty This Year

    04/18/2014 8:22:31 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Tony Lee
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress, even though attempting to do so would depress the GOP base and create divisions within the party ahead of 2014's midterm elections that could give Republicans control of Congress.
  • 2016 PRESIDENTIAL DARK HORSES — A LOOK AT JOHN KASICH AND MIKE PENCE

    04/18/2014 9:55:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 18, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    After the 1848 revolution in France, the slogan of the non-socialist revolutionaries, lifted from a speech by Lamartine, became “the tricolor [flag] has gone around the world; the red flag [of socialism] has only gone around the Champs-de-Mars [a large park on the Left Bank of Paris].” ...................................................... John Kasich and Mike Pence, both governors of substantial Midwestern states, have been around the track many times. Both served with distinction in Congress. Kasich was a congressman from 1981 until 2001. He was a key player during the heady Gingrich days during which he became Chairman of the House Budget Committee.
  • Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president

    04/18/2014 9:51:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2014 11:24 AM EDT
    An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn’t need another black commander in chief.The Fairfield Board of Education voted 4-0 on Thursday night to fire science teacher Gil Voigt from Fairfield Freshman School, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. “The district felt that the evidence was sufficient to support the termination of Mr. Voigt’s employment,” Superintendent Paul Otten said in statement. Voigt did not immediately return a call seeking comment Friday but has said the student misquoted him. …
  • Help retire Speaker Boehner by sharing this page.

    04/16/2014 10:07:41 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 4 replies
    When the moment is right ^ | 4/16/2014 | JD Winteregg
    FIRE JOHN BOEHNER Over the course of 23 years, John Boehner has forgotten that his job was to go to D.C. to fight for you. Despite his campaign promises, as Speaker of the House he has failed to defund ObamaCare, failed to pass timely budgets, failed to protect us from amnesty for criminal illegal immigrants, and even raised the debt ceiling which leaves debt for our children and grandchildren to pay back and puts our national security at risk. It's time for a change. It's time to fight back! You can send a message TODAY that will reverberate around this...
  • Judge Stays Most of Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling

    04/16/2014 10:01:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/16/2014 | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature celebration and confusion" in case it's overturned on appeal. Judge Timothy Black stayed his ruling ordering Ohio to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states pending appeal in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The appeals process likely will take months. Had Black not issued the stay, all married gay couples living in Ohio would have been able...
  • Immigration Overhaul: Democrats Look to Flip 30 House Republicans

    04/15/2014 12:53:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 4/15/14 | Matt Fuller
    Democrats are holding out hope that their discharge petition on a comprehensive immigration overhaul bill can still work — or at least be used as election-year ammo. House Democrats held a conference call Tuesday to announce their intention to distribute a memo in the districts of 30 House Republicans who have signaled support for an immigration overhaul previously. Democrats are calling on these Republicans, and others, to “put their pen where their mouth is,” as Colorado Democrat Jared Polis put it, and sign the discharge petition for HR 15, the companion bill to the Senate-passed immigration bill. The discharge petition...
  • Man arrested for using drone at crash scene said he didn’t disobey commands

    04/15/2014 9:13:58 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 14 replies
    Springfield News-Sun ^ | April 14, 2014 | Allison Wichie
    SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield man said he didn’t ignore commands, but rather was never told his remote-controlled drone camera was hindering CareFlight from responding to a crash scene until just before his arrest. Kele Stanley, 31, said he plans on hiring an attorney to help him fight the charges — a felony charge of obstructing official business and misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and misconduct at an emergency scene. He said he was booked into the Clark County Jail on three misdemeanor charges, but after he posted bond and as was being processed out of jail, the obstructing official business...
  • ‘If You Have a Boehner Lasting More Than 23 Years…’: GOP Candidate Releases Hilarious Ad..

    04/15/2014 6:15:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/15/14 | Mike Opelka
    With the 2014 midterm elections less than seven months away and primary elections just around the corner, campaign ads are starting to appear on radio, television and the Internet. Lesser-known candidates challenging incumbents have been known to use ads that might be considered less-than-traditional.
  • Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

    04/14/2014 6:50:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post / The Associated Press ^ | April 14, 2014 | Amanda Lee Myers
    CINCINNATI — A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, and civil rights attorneys and gay marriage supporters immediately began looking ahead to their next fight: a lawsuit seeking to force Ohio to allow gay couples to marry. Judge Timothy Black’s ruling was a partial but significant victory for gay rights supporters, who called it a stepping stone for full marriage equality in Ohio....
  • Muslim Cab Drivers Quit Over Cleveland’s Gay Games Promo

    04/14/2014 7:20:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Outlook Columbus ^ | 04/14/2014
    Some Cleveland taxi drivers are dropping out of a dedicated cab service at the city’s airport because they don’t want to drive vehicles with signs promoting the upcoming Gay Games.WOIO-TV in Cleveland reported that at least 17 drivers have refused to drive cabs with Gay Games signs. Most of the drivers are Muslim and have cited religious objections, the station said.Cleveland Hopkins International Airport hosts a dedicated service in which three local cab companies use special vehicles and preset rates.According to the airport website, the drivers who participate in the service receive “enhanced customer-service training.”Gay Games Executive Director Tom Nobbe...
  • Letter: At least Recchia doesn't misrepresent what he stands for

    04/13/2014 7:39:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Michael Grimm’s supporters have latched on to the Bill Maher issue as a reason to vote against Domenic Recchia, as though Maher is Recchia’s boss instead of just an irrelevant fool. But Grimm’s actual boss in Congress is far more meaningful — the man who contributed thousands to Grimm’s campaign, John Boehner.
  • House panel votes to hold ex-IRS official Lerner in contempt of Congress

    04/10/2014 10:34:36 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2014 | FOX News/AP
    A House committee voted Thursday to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, as Republicans escalated their bid to "get to the bottom" of the former IRS official's role in the political targeting scandal. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 21-12 to hold Lerner in contempt. The party-line vote followed hours of heated debate on the committee. The contempt measure heads next to the House floor. House Speaker John Boehner predicted earlier this week that unless Lerner agrees to cooperate, the full House will support contempt -- from there, the case would likely head to the courts. "This...
  • Death Certificate Used to Steal Woman's Identity

    04/10/2014 6:01:55 AM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies
    CBN ^ | Thursday, April 10, 2014 | Heather Sells
    Identity theft, one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, can include credit card fraud, government identity theft and medical identity theft. It can also include stealing the identity of someone who has died, as Ohio fraud victim Lindsey Reichheld recently discovered. While the family of Amy Reichheld mourned her death, the identity thieves got busy. Their strategy was to simply spend $10 to purchase a copy of her death certificate. When Reichheld inquired about who was behind the purchase, she said a town official told her, "Anyone can walk in and they don't keep track of it."...
  • Darrell Issa says emails suggest Elijah Cummings prompted IRS targeting of True the Vote

    04/09/2014 4:07:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/9/2014 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    This story was published at 4:33 p.m. and has been updated with a response from Rep. Cummings.House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has accused the panel's top Democrat of prompting the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 to target a conservative organization applying for non-profit status. Issa said records obtained last week from the IRS show communications from the office of ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., about True the Vote, a Texas-based, non-profit conservative group that aims to prevent voter fraud.The communications at one point involved Lois Lerner, the ex-IRS official whom Issa's panel is poised...
  • Schock: ‘Clear Evidence’ Lerner Broke The Law

    04/09/2014 6:10:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/9/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Rep. Aaron Schock (R., Ill.) told Fox News host Gretchen Carlson there is “clear evidence” embattled former IRS official Lois Lerner broke the law Wednesday on Fox News. The House Ways and Means Committee released a report today revealing evidence highly incriminating to Lerner, and will refer her to the Justice Department for prosecution. Among the more startling allegations, Schock revealed the committee found evidence she deliberately attempted to obstruct Crossroads GPS’s 501 (c)(4) approval for purely political reasons. “We have in writing her own e-mails after meeting with liberal-leaning groups like Democracy 21 and others where they specifically say,...
  • Speaker Boehner Comments on the Criminal Referral For Lois Lerner

    04/09/2014 6:37:03 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    Speaker of the House ^ | 4-9-2014 | Press Release
    Speaker Boehner Comments on the Criminal Referral For Lois Lerner Posted by Speaker Boehner's Press Office April 9, 2014 Press Release WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the House Ways & Means Committee sent a criminal referral letter to the U.S. Attorney General outlining probable criminal actions taken by Lois Lerner during her tenure at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS):“The Ways & Means Committee, led by Chairman Camp, has conducted a serious and thorough investigation of the IRS, uncovering abuses and criminal acts that should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the...
  • Air Force apologizes to family after armed traffic stop (Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio)

    04/11/2014 4:17:30 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 108 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | April 10, 2014 | Laura A. Bischoff and Clint Davis
    A Columbus, Ohio, family said their children were traumatized after what was meant to be a fun trip to the National Museum of the United States Air Force ended with guns drawn on them. Alice Hill, 65, her daughter-in-law, Wendy, and two young grandchildren visited the museum on April 4 and, as they were leaving, were ordered to get out of their vehicle by military police. Hill said the officers pulled guns on the family and cuffed the adults in front of the children, according to an incident report. (snip) The family was detained for about 90 minutes as authorities...
  • Victim from 'knockout game' located (Dayton, Ohio)

    04/09/2014 8:25:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Dayton Daily News ^ | April 9, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Dayton police have located a homeless man who was allegedly beaten by three area teens who recorded the attack characterized as "The Knockout Game." In the video, a 17-year-old is seen following Ronald Baird, 57, of Dayton as he was collecting cans in an alley near the Stivers School for the Arts on East Fifth Street in Dayton. The 17-year-old and a 15-year-old who recorded the video are students at Stivers. In the video obtained exclusively by WHIO and the Dayton Daily News, the teen is seen hitting the man, knocking him to the ground and following him when...
  • Repubs Want Select Benghazi Committee Dems want investigation ended

    04/09/2014 9:04:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Shayrl Atkisson
    Today, three Republican U.S. Senators and one Representative who feel stymied on their investigation into the Benghazi, Libya Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks are calling for House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) to convene a Select Congressional Committee. “Segmenting the investigation will never get to the truth,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is holding a news conference on the effort today with Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC). There have been multiple hearings in the nearly 17 months since the terrorist attacks that killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The hearings, subpoenaed...
  • Oberlin College Sued Over French Professor’s Alleged Harassment ( Muslims )

    04/09/2014 9:26:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Media trackers ^ | April 08, 2014 | Jesse Hathaway
    Oberlin College professor Eunjung An sued her employer last month, alleging that Oberlin failed to protect her from Ali Yedes, a fellow French Department professor whom An alleges has harassed her and threatened her life. ... According to Prof. An, Prof. Yedes — who also serves as the faculty adviser of Oberlin’s Muslim Students Association (MSA) and as a “religious life affiliate” for the Islamic Center of Cleveland (ICC) — has “engaged in a pattern of severe or pervasive unwelcome harassment directed at Plaintiff and other female employees at Oberlin” since January 2006. An alleges that last August, Yedes told...
  • Rep. Petri (R-WI) Voted Twice in Favor of “Obama’s War on Coal”

    04/09/2014 9:16:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    media trackers ^ | April 07, 2014 | Brian Sikma
    The Wisconsin congressional district represented by Rep. Tom Petri (R) stands to lose nearly 2,000 jobs because of the Obama Administration’s “War on Coal,” but Petri has twice voted to let some of those more controversial – and burdensome – regulations stand. A nationwide analysis by the Heritage Foundation concludes that Wisconsin will lose an estimated 11,702 jobs thanks to Obama environmental regulations. The sixth district alone will lose more jobs than any other congressional district in the country the study concludes. ... Petri was the only Republican from Wisconsin to vote against suspending the rule. Voting with Petri was...
  • EXCLUSIVE—BRENT BOZELL TO CANTOR: ATTEND ANTI-CONSERVATIVE FLORIDA SUMMIT AT YOUR OWN PERIL

    04/09/2014 1:09:37 AM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8 Apr 2014 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    ForAmerica chairman Brent Bozell is excoriating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for attending a tropical summit hosted by an organization working to marginalize the Tea Party movement. “Conservative leaders were stunned to learn that you will be headlining a conference in Florida this weekend that is, purely and simply, a direct attack on Tea Party conservatives,” Bozell wrote to Cantor on Tuesday in a letter obtained exclusively by Breitbart News. At issue is Cantor’s decision to attend and speak at a conference this weekend on Amelia Island in Northeast Florida. The event is being hosted by “Main Street Advocacy,” a...
  • Obama issues veto threat over union measure in FAA bill

    03/31/2011 8:53:09 AM PDT · by Qbert · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/30/2011 | Kevin Bogardus
    President Obama has threatened to veto the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill unless a provision on union organizing is removed. In a statement of administration policy Wednesday, the White House said the president's "senior advisers would recommend that he veto the bill" if the legislation "would not safeguard the ability of railroad and airline workers to decide whether or not they would be represented by a union based upon a majority of the ballots cast in an election."  The White House said the veto threat also applies to the funding levels in the FAA bill. The statement said the...
  • 11 more Republicans get behind Iraq rebuke ["more"? - isn't it ONLY 11? An LAT headline - go figure]

    02/15/2007 10:49:14 AM PST · by freedomdefender · 39 replies · 1,481+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 15, 2007 | Richard Simon and James Gerstenzang
    In a striking display of dissension, a group of Republican lawmakers broke ranks with the White House on Wednesday and embraced a resolution opposing more U.S. troops in Iraq — airing their criticism even as President Bush publicly defended his plan.
  • Eric Holder refers Congress to Treasury for legal basis of Obamacare delays (Pelosi knew)

    04/08/2014 3:29:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/08/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Attorney General Eric Holder told a House panel that lawmakers interested in knowing the legal basis for President Obama's delay of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate should look to the Treasury Department for answers. "The Treasury Department had looked at it and determined that there was a legal basis [for the mandate delay]," Holder told Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. "I think I would refer you to that document," he also said when asked for Justice Department analysis. Holder said that the Justice Department generally does not disclose the legal analyses provided to the...
  • Steve LaTourette's SuperPAC spends $44K to oppose his successor's Tea Party challenger: Matt Lynch

    04/08/2014 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 2 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | April 08, 2014 | Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D. C. - A controversial Super PAC headed by former GOP congressman Steve LaTourette has spent $44,000 on mailings against the Tea Party Republican who is challenging his handpicked successor in Congress, Russell Township GOP congressman Dave Joyce. Federal Election Commission records show the Defending Main Street SuperPAC that LaTourette launched to support centrist Republicans against Tea Party challengers bought mailers against Bainbridge Township state legislator Matt Lynch on March 18. FEC records show the group also spent $200,000 in March on door hangers to support the re-election of Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who chairs House Energy and...
  • New Yorker Cover Features Dr. Obama Giving Medicine to 'Petulant Children' Cruz, Boehner, McConnell

    04/07/2014 10:00:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    True Revolt ^ | 7 Apr 2014
    On Monday, The New Yorker revealed its newest cover: President Obama as a doctor spooning medicine to smiling children – Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). The cover was designed to push Obamacare’s supposed great success, with artist Barry Blitt stating, “The whole enterprise was just an elaborate excuse. I enjoyed drawing Ted Cruz, John Boehner, and Michele Bachmann as petulant children – and I especially wanted to draw an open-mouthed Mitch McConnell being spoon-fed his meds.”
  • Team Boehner to Drudge: We didn't 'expand' Obamacare, we repealed a piece

    04/07/2014 6:43:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/6/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Hours after the Drudge Report suggested on Sunday that "Republicans expand[ed] Obamacare" in the headline for the site's lead story, an "alert" from the office of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, countered that they had actually "chip[ped] away another piece" of the law. The recent change "eliminated a cap on deductibles for small group policies offered inside the law's health care exchanges as well as outside," the Associated Press explained. "Successfully repealing this Obamacare provision is just one part of Republicans' larger effort to repeal the full law and replace it with better solutions focused on lowering health care costs...
  • Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home for sale in Ohio (again)

    04/05/2014 11:30:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 5, 2014 11:36 AM EDT
    The house where serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer grew up and committed his first murder is for sale again in northern Ohio. Situated on a private wooded lot in a wealthy neighborhood near Akron, the three-bedroom home is priced at $295,000. The home was first listed two years ago before being pulled off the market. Realtor Rich Lubinski said it failed to sell then because of the depressed housing market and its notorious past. […] The house isn’t open for tours, and Lubinski will only show it to serious buyers. “This is not a museum,” he said. …
  • Democrats squawk as cracks form in immigration coalition

    04/04/2014 9:23:09 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 3, 2014 | Byron York
    Immigration reform advocates are fond of citing broad support for their cause. But in fact the coalition behind the Senate Gang of Eight comprehensive reform bill is fragile and loosely cobbled together. How could Big Labor and the Chamber of Commerce and the tech world and Big Agriculture all unite behind one bill? Very tentatively. It wouldn't take much to break the coalition apart. And if that happens, the effort to enact comprehensive immigration reform could blow up, not just for the moment, but for some time to come. And there are signs that is exactly what is occurring now....
  • Judge to end Ohio ban on recognizing gay marriage

    04/04/2014 10:30:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    A federal judge says he will strike down Ohio's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, meaning the state must recognize marriages of gay couples who legally wed elsewhere. Judge Timothy Black made the statement Friday following final arguments in a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the marriage ban. He says he'll issue the ruling April 14 prohibiting Ohio officials from enforcing the ban, which he says violates constitutional rights to equal protection and due process. Black's ruling will not mean Ohio has to allow couples to marry in the state. Attorneys for the state had argued that it's Ohio's sole...
  • John Kasich’s Calamity: Should a RINO governor with a moribund state economy run for President?

    04/03/2014 9:12:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/03/2014 | Tom Blumer
    In 2010, Ohioans longing for genuine reform after decade upon decade of virtually uninterrupted tax-and-spend government finally thought they had found their change agent in former congressman John Kasich. The state hadn’t seen anything resembling conservative governance since the first year or so of Republican George Voinovich’s gubernatorial reign during the early 1990s. But just 15 months after what had been an impressive start, Voinovich began pushing [1] for tax increases on booze and cigarettes. By the end of his second year, he and pliant Republican legislators were plotting [2] soak-the-rich schemes. In 1996, Voinovich was the only Republican governor...
  • Officials: Reports of a shot fired on Kent State Campus near Bowman Hall

    04/02/2014 6:31:52 PM PDT · by IChing · 65 replies
    Newsnet5 Cleveland ^ | 4/2/14 | Megan Shaw
    KENT, Ohio - According to school officials, reports of a shot fired near Bowman Hall on the Kent State main campus. Kent police are assisting Kent State police officers on the scene. According to Executive Director of University Media Relations Eric Mansfield, the suspect is a black male wearing basketball shorts, carrying a silver handgun. Officials are asking everyone to avoid the area. Seek shelter until further notice. This FlashAlert, emergency text messages, was sent to all students: "Kent Main Campus: Report of a shot fired near Bowman Hall. Officers in area. Stay away from area. If in area, Shelter...
  • Billboards proclaiming ‘Jesus is Muslim’ getting people upset

    04/01/2014 1:40:39 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Billboards proclaiming ‘Jesus is Muslim’ getting people upset By Will Lerner 22 hours ago Odd News Billboards that are being displayed in parts of Ohio are certainly getting people talking. The large advertisements have been paid for by a local Muslim organization and say things like, “Jesus is Muslim,” and “Mohammed is in the Bible.” As WSYX ABC 6 reports, this has some people outraged and others defending the message. The billboards are promoting Ask A Muslim, an organization that is, “dedicated to educating you about Islam, giving you a chance to hear about Islam from practicing Muslims.” Kenneth Tour,...
  • Ohio State students upset Chris Matthews tapped as commencement speaker

    04/01/2014 7:42:15 AM PDT · by don-o · 27 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 28, 2014 | Collin Binkley
    Some Ohio State University students are upset that they had no say in picking this year’s spring commencement speaker, a break with past practice. Provost Joseph Steinmetz and his Office of Academic Affairs alone decided to invite MSNBC talk-show host Chris Matthews to speak at the May 4 ceremony at Ohio Stadium. In the past, the university asked a committee of students and staff for a recommendation. This year, there wasn’t time, OSU officials said. “Because of time constraints and leadership changes during the past year, the decision was made to use a more streamlined approach to speaker selection for...
  • My Reverse-Cyrano Moment Wooing the Supreme Court (P.J. O'Rourke)

    03/30/2014 2:49:16 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3-30-2014 | P.J. O'Rourke - OP/ED
    Politics 03.30.14 P.J. O'Rourke My Reverse-Cyrano Moment Wooing the Supreme Court Mom is finally proud! I filed a brief in a Supreme Court case—a “Brief of Amici Curiae” in a case contesting an Ohio law against knowingly or recklessly lying about a political candidate or ballot initiative. (Let me add, as a native Ohioan, that every Ohio political candidate has escaped from a lunatic asylum and all Ohio ballot initiatives are the work of Satan.)As I was saying, I filed a brief of Amici Curiae. And never mind that, as far as I recall from my D+ in high school...
  • How Conservatives Win

    03/27/2014 12:41:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    heritage.org ^ | 3/27/14 | Mike Needham
    It should come as no surprise The New York Times would bury news of a conservative victory over President Obama on page eight. The lead paragraph said it all: Senate Democrats, bowing to united House Republican opposition, dropped reforms of International Monetary Fund governance from a Ukraine aid package on Tuesday. The real question is whether this was merely a moment in time or a seminal shift in how congressional Republicans will approach future showdowns. And to be clear, future showdowns are inevitable if we are to achieve any conservative policy victories. Before going further, it is important to explain...
  • Major G.O.P. Donor Tests His Influence in Push to Ban Online Gambling[Sheldon Adelson]

    03/27/2014 12:25:01 PM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Mar 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and ERIC LIPTON
    A push by the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson to outlaw online gambling has ignited a bitter civil war in the gambling industry, dividing one of Washington’s most powerful interest groups and posing a major test of the Republican megadonor’s political clout. Mr. Adelson’s effort officially kicked off on Wednesday, when lawmakers, including a senator, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who has accepted tens of thousands of dollars from the businessman and his family, introduced legislation originally drafted with Mr. Adelson’s lobbyist. The bill would close a three-year-old loophole in federal law, banning online gambling — a growing industry that Mr....
  • Boehner Slams Obamacare Extension: Is This a Joke?

    03/27/2014 6:56:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 26 Mar 2014 | Todd Beamon
    Speaker John Boehner slammed the latest Obamacare extension on Wednesday — angrily asking, "What the hell is this? A joke?" "Last night brought us yet another delay of Obamacare, another deadline made meaningless," the Ohio Republican said at his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill. "If he hasn't put enough loopholes into the law already, the administration is now resorting to an honor system to enforce it. "This is part of a long term-pattern of this administration manipulating the laws for its own convenience," Boehner added. "And it's not hard to understand why the American people question this administration's commitment...
  • Rand Paul On Shutdown: "Even Though It Appeared I Was Participating In It, It Was A Dumb Idea"

    11/19/2013 9:16:51 AM PST · by Third Person · 59 replies
    RCP ^ | November 18th, 2013 | Fox News Special Report
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Senator, when Obamacare was at issue, a month ago, when it came to a continuing resolution to funding the government you supported a filibuster of other Senators, who demanded that you had to have a change or the abolition of Obamacare as a condition for funding the government. In retrospect do you think that was a good strategy? But even more importantly --looking ahead, the deadlines are coming up, the resolution's going to run out, we're going to hit the debt ceiling soon -- would you be prepared to use same tactic as we approach the new deadlines?...
  • (Boehner:) 'What the hell is this, a joke?'

    03/26/2014 10:14:58 AM PDT · by maggief · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2014 | Russell Berman
    “What the hell is this, a joke?” Boehner said at his weekly press conference. He was responding to the administration’s announcement on Tuesday evening that people who had begun the process of signing up for insurance through the federal exchanges would have until mid-April to do so, instead of March 31. The Speaker called the move “another deadline made meaningless,” adding it to a litany of unilateral changes that the administration has made to the law. “This is part of a long-term pattern of this administration manipulating the law for its own convenience,” Boehner said. “It’s not hard to understand...
  • Green Revolution leader Norman Borlaug statue unveiled at U.S. Capitol

    03/26/2014 12:07:46 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 19 replies
    WASHINGTON — The father of the so-called Green Revolution has a permanent home in the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers unveiled a statue of Norman Borlaug on Tuesday in a ceremony on what would have been his 100th birthday. The Iowa native and University of Minnesota graduate is credited with saving as many as 1 billion people from hunger by creating a type of wheat that was disease resistant and high-yielding. Borlaug, who died in 2009, won the 1970 Nobel Prize for his work and has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. His likeness will join...
  • Al Sharpton, Democrats, honor woman convicted of voter fraud

    03/25/2014 3:12:40 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 6 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 22, 2014
    While appearing at a rally to kick-off the campaign for an Ohio state constitutional amendment dealing with voters' rights, MSNBC host Al Sharpton and some Democrats honored Melowese Richardson, a former poll worker who was convicted in 2013 of voter fraud, Cincinnati.com reported Friday. Richardson admitted voting twice for Obama in 2012, and was indicted for voting at least six times. She was also charged last year of illegal voting in the 2008 and 2011 elections. She was sentenced to five years in prison, but was released and placed on probation after Democratic activists demanded a "fairer" term, Cincinnati.com said....
  • John Boehner aide: Harry Reid "unhinged"

    03/25/2014 1:01:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | March 25,2014 | Tal Kopan
    House Speaker John Boehner’s office fired back at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, saying comments he made blaming Republicans for the situation in Ukraine make him sound “completely unhinged.” “The Senate Majority Leader sounds completely unhinged,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in an email Tuesday. “The House has acted, and is continuing to act, in a reasonable and responsible way to give the White House the tools it needs to hold President [Vladimir] Putin accountable.”
  • Billionaire mogul Sheldon Adelson looks for mainstream Republican who can win in 2016

    03/25/2014 6:45:28 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/25/2014 | Matea Gold and Philip Rucker
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who along with his wife plowed more than $92 million into efforts to help mostly losing candidates in the 2012 elections, is undertaking a new strategy for 2016 — to tap his fortune on behalf of a more mainstream Republican with a clear shot to win the White House, according to people familiar with his thinking. In 2012, Sheldon and Miriam Adelson spent so much of their money on long-shot candidate Newt Gingrich that they helped extend an ugly intraparty fight that left the eventual nominee, Mitt Romney, severely bruised by the time he faced President...
  • Boehner Spokesman Calls Reid’s GOP/Crimea Comments ‘Unhinged’(PJ tops that!)

    03/24/2014 10:13:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3-24-2014 | STEPHEN KRUISER
    March 24, 2014 Boehner Spokesman Calls Reid’s GOP/Crimea Comments ‘Unhinged’ STEPHEN KRUISER Somebody had to say it. “The Senate Majority Leader sounds completely unhinged,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel told Business Insider in an email. “The House has acted, and is continuing to act, in a reasonable and responsible way to give the White House the tools it needs to hold President Putin accountable.”Every time Reid opens his mouth something remarkably ignorant comes out of it. Nancy Pelosi may be devious and an awful person, but she’s not stupid (she does dumb it down for the cameras, I believe). Reid, however,...
  • Ethnic Cleansing At Air America Radio

    04/15/2005 10:09:05 AM PDT · by natelivingston · 111 replies · 3,514+ views
    The Cincinnati Black Blog ^ | April 13, 2005 | Nate Livingston
    I guess this should be filed in the "Washington Politics" thread ... I'm an African American registered Democrat. I don't mind giving conservative Republicans hell when they deserve it. But unlike many conservative, I don't mind speaking out against my Party when I think they are wrong and encouraging them to do the right thing. Anyway, white liberals are having fits about the article posted below, which was written by me and published on my blog, in Black newspapers across the country, and at the liberal Daily Kos blog. I'm posting the article here because I'd like to have some...
  • Six-time Obama voter’s group received Obama administration grant

    03/24/2014 7:11:16 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 24 Mar 2014 | Patrick Howley
    The woman who admitted to voting for President Barack Obama six times worked for and sat on the board of a group that received an Obama administration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant. Melowese Richardson admitted in 2013 to voting six times for Obama’s re-election while working as a poll worker in Hamilton County, Ohio. Initially convicted on state voter fraud charges and sentenced to five years in prison, Richardson served eight months before the George Soros-funded Ohio Justice and Policy Center helped lessen her sentence to probation. Richardson appeared last week at a rally with some Ohio Democrats and Al...
  • Sharpton, Dems at Ohio rally welcome poll worker imprisoned for voter fraud

    03/24/2014 5:38:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 3-23-14
    Ohio Democrats honored a disgraced Hamilton County poll worker, convicted of voting multiple times, at a Voter Bill of Rights rally Thursday. Al Sharpton was the keynote speaker at an event to spearhead a campaign to get an amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would, among other things, allow for online voter registration. But the real guest of honor turned out to be Melowese Richardson, according to the Cincinnati Inquirer. Inquirer reporter Sharon Coolidge tweeted: In the 2012 presidential election, Richardson voted as many a six times in her fight “for Mr. Obama’s right to sit as president of the...