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  • Plane load of veterans is pleasant surprise for Romney (Mitt greets Honor Flight)

    09/26/2012 9:20:15 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-26-2012 | Philip Rucker
    September 26, 2012 Plane load of veterans is pleasant surprise for Romney Philip Rucker SWANTON, Ohio — Just when you thought Mitt Romney couldn’t catch a break, he got one. It came in the form of a Boeing 737 named Ely, which flew in loaded with Ohio veterans returning from a day-long tourist trip to Washington. Just minutes before Romney was scheduled to leave town on his campaign plane Wednesday, to the pleasant surprise of campaign aides, Ely touched down at Toledo’s airport and parked a few hundred yards from Romney’s plane. ... So shortly after 8 p.m., Romney walked...
  • Ohio New Congressional District 3 (Columbus); Interesting facts about absentee ballot requests

    09/26/2012 9:14:14 PM PDT · by Ravi · 20 replies
    Franklin county/DKos ^ | 9/26/12 | me
  • Photo - Romney Campaign Rally in Ohio (9-26-12)

    09/26/2012 5:04:27 PM PDT · by kingattax · 34 replies
    TwitPic ^ | 9-26-12 | Romney Road Team
    Great photo of campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio
  • United Way of Cleveland moves to pull funding in 13 for Boy Scouts over group's prohibition of gays

    09/26/2012 2:17:07 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 53 replies ^ | September 25, 2012 | Dave Davis
    United Way of Greater Cleveland moves to pull funding in 2013 for Boy Scouts over group's prohibition of gay members CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Officials with United Way of Greater Cleveland announced Tuesday they are moving to pull their funding next year from the Boy Scouts of America after the group recently reaffirmed its prohibition of openly gay youth and adults. At issue is nearly $100,000 that goes to the Boy Scouts of America Greater Cleveland Council for Scoutreach, a program that brings scouting to about 1,600 inner-city youth with an eye on physical fitness and citizenship. United Way is just...
  • Early voting on pace to surpass 2008 levels in Ohio (Repubs are Outvoting Dems)

    09/26/2012 12:50:43 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 59 replies
    Wapo ^ | September 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Bill Turque
    It’s too early to draw strong conclusions, but it’s a good bet that early voting in Ohio will surpass 2008 levels. More than 10 percent of Ohio’s registered voters — 723,000 including military personnel and overseas residents — have mailed applications for absentee ballots to county election boards, according to the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted. In 2008, about 30 percent of Ohio voters cast absentee ballots by mail or voted early in person. This year’s early in-person voting begins Tuesday. -snip- Much of the early action is in Cuyahoga (Cleveland) and Hamilton (Cincinnati) counties. In Hamilton, absentee...
  • Pollsters: 8.2% D+ Advantage in Ohio (Pollster Corruption)

    09/26/2012 12:34:43 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/26/2012 | Dustin Hawkins
    Ohio is easily the most important state for both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney as they head towards election day. It has clearly become the most frequently polled state, with polls showing either a dead even race or an Obama blowout win. Yet the details of the polls are far more interesting than what the simple results show, and nearly half of the polls show a turnout scenario favoring the Democrats that has never been seen before, while the rest mirror a rosy – and unlikely – 2008 turnout scenario. The mainstream media is pointing to a number of polls...
  • CBS Poll: Quinnipiac Ignores GOP Enthusiasm Edge

    09/26/2012 10:52:17 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    This morning, my colleague John Nolte pointed out the ridiculous Democrat turnout assumptions in Quinnipiac University's latest poll for CBS/NYT. To believe Quinnipiac's numbers, we'd have to believe that Democrat turnout will not only increase over 2008, but reach levels not seen in the modern political era. Quinnipiac's own poll numbers put a lie to that assumption.
  • Bellefontaine Mayor Gets WIC Assistance (DemocRAT)

    09/26/2012 7:04:57 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 26 replies
    WSYX ABC6, Columbus, Ohio ^ | 25 September 2012 | Reporter: Carol Luper, WSYX ABC6
    BELLEFONTAINE -- Mayor Adam Brannon of Bellefontaine posted on Facebook that his family is receiving food on the W.I.C. program. He was responding to Republican Presidential Candidate Mitch Romney's comment about the 47% of Americans. He tells ABC 6/FOX 28 his salary is under $27,000 and he qualifies for the poverty level help. W.I.C provides milk, cheese, fruits and cereals and is not food stamps. His job as Mayor is part-time, but he feels the people expect him to work full time, so he has given up other jobs. He was just re-elected, so he can't get a raise during...
  • It’s Official: Quinnipiac Says We’re All Democrats, Obama Still Losing Independents

    09/26/2012 6:12:42 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    September 26, 2012 – 8:57 am There is no question in my mind that Barack Obama has promised to hire Quinnipiac to be his official pollster in his next election. That’s the only explanation for polls consistently sampling an electorate that only exists in David Axelrod’s fantasy world. It’s nothing new that the Obama campaign aggressively lobbies polling outfits for turnout models they favor but Quinnipiac gets the gold star for going the extra mile in the audition to be Obama’s pollster for his 3rd term. Today’s polls would have you believe we as a nation are so full of...
  • Morning Jay: Are the Polls Tilted Toward Obama?

    09/26/2012 5:44:31 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Republicans, by and large, are frustrated with recent polls of the presidential election because they think Democrats are being oversampled. Many pollsters respond by saying that “weighing” the polls for partisan identification creates its own problems and might end up skewing the polls in the wrong direction. I am not in favor of partisan weighing, per se, although some polls like the Rasmussen poll do it in a sensible and nuanced way. So, I think the pollsters are offering a false choice between weighing versus non-weighing. Furthermore, a lack of weighing creates its own problems, which many pollsters often fail...
  • Obama Showering Ohio With Attention And Money

    09/25/2012 10:30:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2012 | Jerry Markon and Alice Crites
    Obama Showering Ohio With Attention And Money Jerry Markon and Alice Crites September 25 After President Obama pledged in March to create up to 15 manufacturing centers nationwide, the first federal grant went to a place at the heart of his affections: Ohio. When the Obama administration awarded tax credits to promote clean energy, the $125 million taken home by Ohio companies was nearly four times the average that went to other states. And when a Cleveland dairy owner wanted to make more ricotta cheese, he won what was then the largest loan in the history of the U.S. Small...
  • 'Dirty Jobs' Star [Mike Rowe] Rolls Up Sleeves for Romney Campaign

    09/25/2012 6:28:31 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 79 replies
    Mitt Romney is getting a little help from a reality show star whose gig aligns perfectly with the candidate's prime directive. It's all about the jobs, or the lack thereof in the Age of Obama. Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" fame will campaign with the GOP presidential hopeful starting tomorrow in the crucial state of Ohio. The Discovery Channel personality and Ford Motor Co. pitchman will offer his support Wednesday to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a public event in Bedford Heights. Romney's campaign announced the Rowe endorsement late Monday when confirming Romney's Cleveland-area itinerary for the final day...
  • Romney, campaigning in Ohio, vows to stop China's 'cheating' trade practices

    09/25/2012 6:14:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2012 | Justin Sink
    Mitt Romney railed against Chinese attempts to game trade regulations during a campaign appearance in Ohio Tuesday, as the Republican candidate looked to regain footing after a series of discouraging polls in the crucial swing state. "People in Ohio can sell products anywhere, and can compete with anyone in the world. I understand when we trade and when other nations trade on a fair basis, we will create jobs. I understand when people cheat that kills jobs. China has cheated. I will not allow that to continue," Romney said. The GOP presidential nominee went on to criticize China for suppressing...
  • Paul Ryan Compares Obama to NFL Replacement Refs

    09/25/2012 5:05:37 PM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 25, 2012 1:40pm
    Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan compared the NFL’s replacement referees to President Obama and slammed an apparent blown call during the Green Bay Packers loss to the Seattle Seahawks during Monday Night Football. Ryan then drew a parallel between NFL’s struggle with replacement referees and President Obama’s economic job performance during his term in the White House. “It reminds me of President Obama and the economy. If you can’t get it right, it’s time to get out. I half-think that these refs work part-time for the Obama administration and the Budget Office,” Ryan said. “They see the national debt...
  • Amish, N.Y. town reach settlement over building codes

    09/25/2012 4:58:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    A New York town has agreed to drop criminal charges against an Amish community that had balked at following modern building codes for their homes by adding such features as bigger windows and smoke detectors — something the traditional sect members argued violate its religious beliefs. The case tested the boundaries of First Amendment freedoms versus the rights of government to enforce its rules, and both sides made concessions in a settlement. Morristown, N.Y., officials agreed that some Amish building methods did meet the rules, while the Amish agreed to forgo some techniques that didn’t live up to standards. On...
  • WaPo polls: Obama up in OH, FL (D/R/I is 37/30/30 in Ohio. D/R/I 33/32/31 in Florida)

    09/25/2012 12:04:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The bad news: new Washington Post polls of likely voters in Ohio and Florida show Barack Obama leading both key swing states, and outside the margin of error in Ohio. The good news? Er ... at some point, the replacement officials will get the boot from the NFL. No, seriously, the polls don't have a lot of good news, but the sample skew in Ohio might be a somewhat mitigating factor: President Obama has grabbed a significant lead over Mitt Romney in Ohio and holds a slender edge in Florida, according to two new polls by the Washington Post that...
  • Washington Post Surveys Obama Re-election Team in Ohio, Finds Obama Leading by 8 (WaPo: O 52, R 44)

    09/25/2012 7:19:02 AM PDT · by Qbert · 26 replies
    Battleground Watch ^ | 9/25/2012 | Keith Backer
    You have to laugh at the absurdity of polls like these as I broke down in the post below: 2008 was a best-in-a-generation advantage for Democrats Obama’s job approval is locked below 50% The unemployment rate has been above 8% for 3 years and it’s actually higher if you count the people so despondent they simply quit looking for a job There isn’t one economic indicator that is positive for President Obama and the economy always surveys as by far the #1 issue for voters (there is never even a close 2nd) Every single survey shows Obama’s 2008 coalition is...
  • Is President Obama waging a 'war on coal'?

    September 24, 2012 Is President Obama waging a 'war on coal'? House votes to ease environmental regulations on industry
  • Cuyahoga (Cleveland) absentee ballot requests by party (Dem-1452 Rep-683). Not bad imo.

    09/24/2012 11:56:11 AM PDT · by Ravi · 19 replies
    Cuyahoga county ^ | 9/24/12 | cuyahoga
  • Ohio poll: Obama leads by 5 percentage points (O 51% R 46%;Breakdown - D 48% R 42% I 10% )

    09/23/2012 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 80 replies
    CantonRep ^ | Sept 23, 2012 | Tim Botos
    Mitt Romney keeps telling Ohioans they are worse off than four years ago — but a majority of you are not buying it. Six weeks before Election Day, President Barack Obama holds a 51 to 46 percent lead in the state over his Republican challenger, according to the most recent Ohio Newspaper Poll of likely voters. The poll, taken between Sept. 13 and Tuesday and jointly paid for by the eight largest circulating newspapers in Ohio, including The Repository, was conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati. The results are similar to those found in...
  • Ohio Voters Receive A Fun, Free Gift: One Million Anti-Obama DVDs

    09/22/2012 10:09:06 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 10 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 9-22-2012 | Dusten Carlson
    September 22, 2012 Ohio Voters Receive A Fun, Free Gift: One Million Anti-Obama DVDs Dusten Carlson We’re getting closer and closer to the time when we’ll all go to the polls and decide the fate of the USA (for the next four years, anyway). Will it be Mitt Romney or Barack Obama? In case you’re still on the fence about who you’ll be voting for (and you live in Ohio) you might be receiving a free DVD in the mail to help you sort it all out.An anti-Obama film titled Dreams From My Real Father has been mailed out to...
  • Akron Beacon Journal Editorial Exemplifies Clueless, Lazy And Biased Media Coverage

    09/22/2012 8:21:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 September, 2012 | David Codrea
    USA --( My hometown paper, the Akron Beacon Journal, just weighed in on the Inspector General’s “Fast and Furious” report with expected media spin. Here’s my response: Typical Beacon Journal regressive apologia. You people haven’t done one bit of original reporting on this story and now weigh in like you’re some kind of authorities. “No evidence” hardly means “exonerated,” it means the White House has blocked efforts to obtain it. How many whistleblowers have trusted you and become sources, giving you exclusive and information and documentation to validate it? Guess who first used the term “pad statistics” in regards to...
  • Ohio Jew Tossed Out of Sen. Brown Event for Asking about J Street Funding

    09/22/2012 6:46:56 PM PDT · by Zionista Feminista · 21 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | September 22, 2012 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In what originally was supposed to be a slam dunk, US Senator Sherrod Brown’s race for reelection in Ohio against the youthful Republican Josh Mandell may instead be turning into a squeaker, and Brown is none too happy about it. Brown originally had as much as a 17 percentage point lead, but according to a report in Bloomberg, several polls last month showed the race to be deadlocked. Mandell claims the race has become intense because Ohioans are increasingly turned off by the “ultra-liberal, hyper-partisan” Brown, while Brown claims that millions of dollars in negative ads have been run against...
  • Report: More than 200 coal-fired generators slated for shutdown

    09/22/2012 9:29:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 21, 2012 | Michael Bastasch
    Within the next three to five years, more than 200 coal-fired electric generating units will be shut down across 25 states due to EPA regulations and factors including cheap natural gas, according to a new report by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE). “This is further evidence that EPA is waging a war on coal, and a war on affordable electricity prices and jobs. EPA continues to ignore the damage that its new regulations are causing to the U.S. economy and to states that depend on coal for jobs and affordable electricity,” said Mike Duncan, president and CEO...
  • Median income in Ohio hits 27-year low

    09/21/2012 6:34:32 AM PDT · by massmike · 9 replies ^ | 09/21/2012 | Bill Bush
    Ohio households were poorer last year than they’ve been in more than 25 years, and the number of people living in poverty is higher than it’s been in more than 30 years, according to a census report released yesterday. When adjusted for inflation, the 2010 annual median household income in Ohio of $46,093 was down by $543 from the previous year, and down 15.3 percent from the peak of $54,395 in 2000, according to the census’s Current Population Survey, which was released yesterday. Ohio’s level of poverty — 15.3 percent — was worse than the nation’s, which was at 15.1...
  • (Amish Bishop) Sam Mullet, guilty of hate crimes in Amish beard-cutting attacks...

    09/20/2012 6:38:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 9/20/2012 | James F. McCarty
    Amish bishop Samuel Mullet was convicted Thursday of federal hate crimes and conspiracy for exhorting followers to forcibly shear the hair and beards of those who opposed his breakaway Ohio sect. Mullet’s three sons, his daughter, and 11 other family members and followers from his ultra-strict Amish order 100 miles southeast of Cleveland also were convicted of conspiracy and hate crimes after a trial that attracted international attention. The 66-year-old bishop could face life in prison for his crimes. U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster scheduled sentencing hearings for Jan. 24.
  • In a Tight Race, Obama Draws on the Levers of His Power

    09/20/2012 12:01:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 19, 2012 | Peter Baker and Eric Lipton
    For months, government lawyers and economists worked behind the scenes to develop a trade case against China. Then last month came a eureka moment: They confirmed the existence of a Chinese subsidy program for automobiles and parts that in their view violated international trade rules. They finished a complaint, circulated it among agencies and proposed a time frame for filing. That’s when President Obama’s political team took over, providing a textbook example of how an incumbent can harness the power of the office to bolster the case for re-election. Rather than leave it to the trade office to announce the...
  • Fox News: Obama has edge over Romney in three battleground states (7 points in OH, VA, 5 in FL)

    09/19/2012 5:03:33 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-19-2012 | Dana Blanton
    President Barack Obama has the edge over Republican Mitt Romney in three potentially decisive states in the presidential election. Obama tops Romney by seven percentage points among likely voters in both Ohio (49-42 percent) and Virginia (50-43 percent). In Florida, the president holds a five-point edge (49-44 percent). Obama’s lead is just outside the poll’s margin of sampling error in Ohio and Virginia, and within the margin of sampling error in Florida. The good news for Romney is that among voters who are “extremely” interested in this year’s election, the races are much tighter. Obama is up by just two...
  • Inmate Claims to be Too Fat to be Executed

    09/19/2012 1:54:11 AM PDT · by SoCal SoCon · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 September 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs at least 480 pounds wants his upcoming execution delayed, saying his weight could lead to a 'torturous and lingering death.' Ronald Post, who shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago, said his weight, vein access, scar tissue and other medical problems raise the likelihood his executioners would encounter severe problems. He's also so big that the execution gurney might not hold him, lawyers for Post said in federal court papers filed on Friday. Read more:
  • The 2012 Election Will Come Down to Seven States

    09/18/2012 6:03:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 60 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 6, 2012 | Larry Sabato
    Republicans therefore are a lock or lead in 24 states for 206 electoral votes, and Democrats have or lead in 19 states for 247 electoral votes. That's why seven super-swing states with 85 electors will determine which party gets to the magic number of 270 electoral votes: Colorado (9), Florida (29), Iowa (6), Nevada (6), New Hampshire (4), Ohio (18) and Virginia (13).
  • Buckeyes for Concealed Carry President Uses Handgun to Defend Family

    09/19/2012 7:38:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 19 September, 2012 | cbaus
    At approximately 7:00 pm Saturday night, Ohio State Students Joe and Amanda Smith were approached by a threatening white male near Westland Mall requiring Joe, Buckeyes for Concealed Carry on Campus President, to use his concealed handgun to defend himself, his wife Amanda, and their sixteen month old son Kyedin. The threatening male approached their vehicle while Amanda was buckling Kyedin into his stroller and Joe was near the tailgate. He began making cat calls at Amanda as he closed in on her. Amanda and Joe asked him to leave them alone. Joe placed himself between his wife and the...
  • Obama to announce trade complaint against China in Ohio

    09/17/2012 9:25:31 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/16/12 | BYRON TAU
    The Obama administration is prepared to bring a case against the Chinese government at the World Trade Organization, an official confirms. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has the details: While President Barack Obama travels to Columbus and Cincinnati Monday for campaign appearances, his administration also will ask the World Trade Organization, or WTO, to step up a review of what the White House says are unfair duties that China levies on American-made cars. The case is technically separate from the auto parts case but the administration says it presents another example of China's trade-policy abuse.
  • Vote fraud alert: One out of five registered Ohio voters is bogus

    09/17/2012 8:30:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 17, 2012 | John Hayward
    Vote fraud is no big deal, right? It hardly ever happens. It’s so rare that it’s not even worth discussing. Anyone who claims to take the integrity of our ballots seriously is cynically exploiting phantom fears for the purpose of suppressing the Democrat-loving minority vote. To keep that silly narrative alive, it’s important not to read the Sunday edition of the Columbus Dispatch, in which readers were informed that “more than one out of every five registered Ohio voters is probably ineligible to vote.” Furthermore, “in two counties, the number of registered voters actually exceeds the voting age population: Northwestern...
  • Josh Mandel Wants to be a Senator. If Only He Could Get His In-laws to Donate. (OH Senate Race)

    09/16/2012 4:04:05 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 11 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 9/14/2012 | Eliza Gray
    Josh Mandel, the 34-year-old Ohio State Treasurer and Republican Senate candidate, is a nice Jewish boy from a nice Jewish family. (snip) For Republicans, this is all very good news. Real Clear Politics recently placed Democratic incumbent, Sherrod Brown, ahead of Mandel by a measly three points. Though Ohio’s 150,000 Jewish voters make up just 1.3 percent of the state’s electorate, they are a crucial part of the Democratic base. (Brown won 78 percent of the Jewish vote in 2006.) If Republicans shave off even just a small portion of those votes, it would be, in the words of Matt...
  • Ohio Man Aids Same Stranger Twice in Eight Years (Good Samaritan)

    09/15/2012 3:44:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 13, 2012 | Matthew Jaffe
    In a turn of events described as “miraculous,” an Ohio man helped the same stranger twice in the span of eight years, most recently in a potentially deadly situation last weekend.
  • Amish shunning is central to Ohio hate crime trial

    09/15/2012 11:15:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 1:23 PM EDT | John Seewer
    Six years ago, about 300 Amish bishops gathered in Pennsylvania to discuss the group's leader, Sam Mullet Sr., who had ordered the shunning of families that left his settlement near the West Virginia panhandle. Mullet had come to the attention of the bishops because, according to witnesses at his trial, there were concerns he was brainwashing community members. Prosecutors would later say he forced men to sleep in chicken coops as punishment, and one woman testified that Mullet coerced women at his settlement into having sex with him so he could turn them into better wives. The bishops eventually vetoed...
  • ARG Ohio Poll: 0 48%, R 47% (sample of 42% Dims, 32% GOP)

    09/15/2012 9:17:57 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 51 replies
    Ohio Interview dates: September 10-12, 2012 Sample size: 600 likely voters Margin of error: ± 4 percentage points, 95% of the time Question wording and responses: If the general election were being held today between Barack Obama for president and Joe Biden for vice president, the Democrats, and Mitt Romney for president and Paul Ryan for vice president, the Republicans, for whom would you vote - Obama and Biden or Romney and Ryan (names rotated), or someone else? Ohio   Obama Romney Other Undecided Likely voters 48% 47% 1% 4% Democrats (42%) 90% 7% - 3% Republicans (32%) 2% 95% -...
  • Obama Holds Lead In 3 Key States

    09/14/2012 6:04:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | September 14, 2012 | NEIL KING JR. And DANNY YADRON
    BY NEIL KING JR. With few voters still on the fence, President Barack Obama holds leads over Mitt Romney in new polls of Ohio, Florida and Virginia, three of the states likely to determine who wins the White House in November. Mr. Obama has fought Mr. Romney to a draw on the question of which candidate is best equipped to grapple with the economy, the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist Poll surveys suggest. Mr. Romney's campaign is built largely on an argument that he can best reinvigorate the economy. Among likely voters, Mr. Obama leads Mr. Romney by seven percentage...
  • Hiram College evacuated for bomb threat

    09/14/2012 3:01:17 PM PDT · by chrisser · 10 replies
    News Channel 5 (WEWS Cleveland) web site ^ | 9/14/2012 | Jen Steer,
    HIRAM, Ohio - Hiram College issued a mandatory evacuation of its campus Friday evening, according to the school’s website . At about 5 p.m., students received a campus alert that stated the college had received a bomb threat. “We are taking this seriously, have notified local & federal authorities. Several other campuses received similar threats. Please remain aware of suspicious activities,” the alert said. Hiram College said it would update every 30 minutes with new information. Also on Friday, the University of Texas and the North Dakota State University were evacuated after bomb threats were phoned in within minutes...
  • NBC releases new oversampled Democrat polls: Ohio D+10, Virginia D+5 Florida D+2

    09/14/2012 11:44:00 AM PDT · by yoe · 59 replies
    News Busters ^ | September 14, 2012
    NBC is at it again, releasing heavily Democrat oversampled polls in three key battleground states to try and make Obama look good. Problem for them is that not only where these polls taken right after the DNC convention, but the last few days have eroded any bounce Obama got from the convention. In fact, Obama trails Romney nationally according to the latest Rasmussen poll. After his bumbling and stumbling over the middle east crisis, his numbers are likely to sink even more. But for the time being, lets take a look at the three new polls released by NBC to...
  • "Winning for America" national bus tour (Tea Party Express)

    09/14/2012 7:44:35 AM PDT · by Syncro · 27 replies
    Tea Party Express | Sept 11, 2012 | Staff
    Dear Friends, Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, announced the “Winning for America” national bus tour today. The tour will travel through 25 battleground states that are key to conservatives’ victories in November.For the complete tour schedule, click here. This week the President and his party will be bragging about their legislative success, and rightfully so. After an $825 billion dollar stimulus, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the Auto Bailout, President Obama and the Democratic Congress got everything they wanted. The unfortunate truth is that these policies have failed to yield the results that were promised...
  • $3M Bond for Sandusky Triple Murder Suspect

    09/14/2012 7:51:05 AM PDT · by heartwood · 17 replies
    Fox 8 Cleveland ^ | 9/11/2012
    A convicted sex offender accused of killing a young Sandusky mother and her two small children appeared in court Tuesday morning on a video monitor. Curtis Clinton, 41, was arraigned on three counts of aggravated murder in Sandusky Municipal Court. A judge set bond at $3,000,000. Clinton was also arraigned on a rape charge for an unrelated incident. A judge set bond at $25,000 on that count. Clinton did not enter a plea on any of the aforementioned counts. He is being held in the Erie County Jail, where he’ll stay until another court appearance next Tuesday. Sandusky police officers...
  • (Better News in this story): Ohio Is Neck and Neck

    09/13/2012 6:21:29 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 10 replies ^ | 13 Sep 2012 | William Bigelow
    Two new polls indicate that contrary to the media hype, Ohio is now a toss-up between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. The American Research poll, conducted between September 10-12, showed Obama ahead 47% to 46%. The latest Rasmussen poll shows exactly the same numbers. There are positive subtexts for Romney in both polls. In the American Research poll, independents favored Romney by a whopping margin, 53% to 37%. This bodes well for Romney with those who remain undecided. In the Rasmussen poll, voters said they trusted Romney on the economy more, which will ultimately prove pivotal, but the biggest edge...
  • Ohio: Obama 47%, Romney 46%

    09/13/2012 4:34:48 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 52 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 13, 2012
    President Obama and Mitt Romney continue to run nearly dead even in the key swing state of Ohio. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows the president earning 47% support to Romney’s 46%. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and another three percent (3%) are undecided.
  • Bill would restore salaried Delphi retirees's pensions

    09/13/2012 11:28:45 AM PDT · by mak5 · 10 replies
    Plastics News ^ | 9/13/2012 | Theresa Cliff
    An Ohio senator wants to give $1 billion from a General Motors stock sale to salaried Delphi Automotive retirees who lost much of their pension coverage during the supplier’s bankruptcy proceedings, but the Delphi Salaried Retirees Association says it prefers another solution.
  • Ryan sharpens Obama foreign policy attack in Ohio

    09/12/2012 5:42:34 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/12/12 | Peter Hamby
    In the second of his two campaign appearances Wednesday, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan sharpened his critique of President Obama’s handling of the unfolding crises in Egypt and Libya. “The administration sent mixed signals to those who attacked our embassy in Egypt, and mixed signals to the world,” Ryan told an outdoor crowd in Owensville, Ohio, in the heart of deep red Clermont County. “I want to be clear; it is never too early for the United States to condemn attacks on Americans, on our properties, and to defend our values. That’s what leadership is all about.”
  • If Romney loses Ohio, Obama wins big (Barf alert!!!)

    09/12/2012 12:41:53 PM PDT · by Justaham · 24 replies ^ | 9/12/12 | Rick Klein, Amy Walter, Richard Coolidge & Sherisse Pham
    For all the talk of polls, and where President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney stand nationally, the 2012 presidential election will be decided in eight battleground states: Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Florida. The current state of the electoral college map must be a difficult one for Romney to look at -- all eight of those swing states voted for Obama four years ago. When you zoom in a bit, little Ohio is just enormous in 2012. If Ohio's 18 electoral votes go to Obama, it would be almost impossible for Romney to win; if he...
  • VA POLL. Romney leads Obama, Allen (R) leads Kaine (D) --9/8-9, LVs

    09/11/2012 4:17:09 PM PDT · by tellw · 22 replies
    LurayPage Free Press ^ | 9/11/2012 | anonymous
    A poll from Gravis Marketing and Capitol Correspondent released on Tuesday gives Republican Mitt Romney a five-point lead over Democrat Barack Obama in the Virginia presidential race, and also gives GOP Senate candidate George Allen a five-point lead over Democrat Tim Kaine. The poll differs significantly from recent polling in both races that had consistently given Obama a small lead over Romney for president and had the Kaine-Allen race a virtual deadlock. Gravis Marketing, in a press release on its poll, reported that it had polled Virginia in August and had measured a 44 percent-to-40 percent lead for Obama in...
  • College Course Lumps Homosexuality, Rape, Murder (Franciscan of Steubenville)

    09/11/2012 6:43:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/10/2012 | Jeff Brady
    The Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio faces questions about its accreditation because of a course description that links homosexuality with crimes like murder, rape and robbery. The university's social work program offers the course, called SWK 314 Deviant Behavior. The course description reads: "The behaviors that are primarily examined are murder, rape, robbery, prostitution, homosexuality, mental illness and drug use." Members of a Franciscan University gay and lesbian alumni group on Facebook discovered the course description and have asked the school to change it. "As a lesbian and as a psychological professional, I found a couple of things offensive,"...
  • Cuyahoga voter registration statistics as of 9/7/12 (Interesting stuff)

    09/10/2012 10:33:35 PM PDT · by Ravi · 32 replies
    BOE ^ | 9/10/12 | me
    see above