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  • DeWine supports gas tax hike to raise highway cash -- the increase could be big

    02/19/2019 8:13:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 83 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | February 19, 2019 | Jim Siegel and Randy Ludlow
    Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday that he will propose an increase in the gasoline tax — and it could be a sizable one — to fix and improve Ohio’s crumbling roads and bridges. The first-year Republican would not reveal the size of the proposed hike. DeWine told reporters the recommended increase would maintain the status quo of highway maintenance and some major projects. That would require another $600 million per year, or an additional 14 cents a gallon — a 50 percent increase in the 28-cent tax — based on figures from the Department of Transportation. The elevation will be...
  • Ohio Art Center Features a ‘Shoot the President’ Game for Children

    02/17/2019 3:12:16 PM PST · by grayboots · 46 replies
    Big Leage Politics ^ | 2/15/2019 | Peter D'Abrosca
    For Democrats who want to teach their children at an early age that violence against opponents is perfectly normal and acceptable, an Ohio performing arts center has them covered. “A popular performing arts building is advertising a kid’s birthday party where participants can play ‘Shoot the President’ with Nerf guns – and it’s raising more than a few eyebrows in Ohio,” according to Fox8. “The game was being advertised at Olmsted Performing Arts building in Berea.” The object of the game is simple, per Olmsted’s website. “There is one president with body guards. Everyone else tries to eliminate or shoot...
  • Kasich warns GOP 'seems stuck in the 1950s'

    02/12/2019 3:32:20 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 136 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2019 | Michael Burke
    Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) warned in a USA Today op-ed on Monday that the GOP "seems stuck in the 1950s." Kasich, who is considering running for president in 2020 after a failed bid in 2016, also said Republicans haven't learned from their losses in the midterm elections.
  • After Trump exits office, President Pence will be challenged in 2020 by Chris Christie

    01/31/2019 9:44:14 AM PST · by Coleus · 97 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 01.31.19 | Alan J. Steinberg
    On New Year’s Day this year, I predicted in a column published here that under pressure of various governmental investigations, Donald Trump will be compelled to resign from the presidency before the end of 2019. The recent disclosures regarding these investigations have strengthened my position. Upon Trump’s resignation from the presidency, Vice President Mike Pence will become the president. Pence, however, will be a very poor reelection prospect in 2020. Mike and Karen Pence, his wife, have a well-deserved reputation for extremism on social issues, particularly on issues affecting gay and lesbian voters. The Pences possess a “kook” factor they...
  • Former Ohio gov. John Kasich stole comedian's seat on Alaska Airlines flight after refusing [tr]

    01/30/2019 9:33:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 30, 2019 | Jennifer Smith
    Former Ohio governor John Kasich has been shamed for stealing another passenger's first class seat on an Alaska Airlines flight after being bumped out of his own to make room for a pilot. Kasich, 66, was flying from JFK in New York to San Francisco on January 16 - two weeks after handing over the governorship and his access to state planes to Mark DeWine - when he took comedian Julie Klausner's seat. According to Klausner, who shared details of their run-in on Twitter and later in a podcast, Kasich had been behaving 'like an a**hole' long before they even...
  • Former Ohio gov. John Kasich stole comedian's seat on Alaska Airlines flight

    01/30/2019 11:19:41 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 30 January 2019 | JENNIFER SMITH
    Former Ohio governor John Kasich has been shamed for stealing another passenger's first class seat on an Alaska Airlines flight after being bumped out of his own to make room for a pilot. He got on the plane first and, according to Klausner, was told that he could not sit in his seat because it had been given to a pilot who had been scheduled to fly at the other end of the journey at the last minute. He was bumped out instead of anyone else because, according to Klausner, he paid the least for his ticket. But instead of...
  • Bill Maher Calls Trump a Terrorist, 'Dangerous Menace'

    01/20/2019 6:19:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | January 20, 2019 | Ryan Foley
    After a two month-long hiatus, Real Time With Bill Maher returned to the airwaves Friday. This episode was true to form when it comes to Trump-bashing, with the eponymous host calling President Trump a “dangerous menace” and a “terrorist.” Maher weighed in on the government shutdown. According to Maher, “Trump was very mad that he didn’t get his, you know, Lego wall set for Christmas.” Maher expressed his wish that “Democrats don’t cave” and argued that their position should be “Trump is holding this country hostage, you don’t deal with terrorists,” effectively comparing the President of the United States to...
  • Isn’t It Unethical For CNN To Employ John Kasich As A “Commentator” Right Now?

    01/17/2019 6:53:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2019 | Allahpundit
    Isn’t it unethical to employ John Kasich, period? I ask you.I want to amplify this Matt Welch piece, which I think is entirely right. Kasich is seriously considering running for president and has been since, oh, the day after he dropped out of the 2016 race. He’s courted donors to help fund his potential run. His top strategist, John Weaver, has hinted occasionally about a challenge to Trump. No Republican has worked as hard to brand himself as a centrist quasi-independent in the age of MAGA, positioning him for either a primary challenge or a third-party run in 2020....
  • Kasich is looking to join CNN or MSNBC amid speculation he could run for president in 2020

    01/14/2019 3:17:07 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 33 replies
    Republican John Kasich, who is thinking about running for president in 2020, is likely to announce as soon as this week that he will join a major cable news network, CNBC has learned. Kasich has signaled to close advisors and some donors that he is looking to sign with either CNN or MSNBC as he finishes his two-term tenure as Ohio's governor, according to three people with knowledge of the conversations, including two who have been close to the governor since his 2016 presidential run.
  • Kasich signs with top Hollywood talent agency as he leaves Ohio governor's mansion

    01/14/2019 9:45:29 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/19 | Judy Kurtz
    Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich is signing with a top Hollywood talent agency. United Talent Agency (UTA) announced it had signed Kasich as one of its clients on Monday — the same day that the Republican governor, who’s considering a 2020 White House bid, was poised to leave office. Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine (R) will replace him. UTA said in a statement that it “will help [Kasich] navigate the next phase of his public and private life.” “I’m excited to work with UTA to keep my voice active across the world and share my experiences and observations to help improve...
  • Kasich Endorses Romney’s Anti-Trump Op-Ed: ‘Welcome to the Fray’

    01/03/2019 9:46:59 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-02-2019 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich gave Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) a virtual pat on the back Tuesday, endorsing Romney’s Washington Post op-ed bashing President Donald Trump’s character. “Welcome to the fray,” wrote Kasich, linking to the op-ed published Tuesday.
  • Ohio lawmakers override Kasich, approve new gun laws

    01/02/2019 11:37:06 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies
    WKRC-TV Cincinnati ^ | December 29, 2018 | Allen Henry
    Ohio lawmakers voted Thursday to override Governor Kasich's veto on a self-defense gun bill Now, major changes will be coming to the way prosecutors handle self-defense cases and to gun laws across the state. House Bill 228 was once a "stand your ground" bill but turned into a self-defense bill after it received some opposition at the statehouse. Over the summer, anti-gun violence group Moms Demand Action went to the statehouse to try and stop the bill from passing.
  • Ohio Legislature Defeats Kasich’s Veto On Gun-Owner Rights Bill

    12/27/2018 12:40:25 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 12/27/18 | Henry Rodgers
    Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich’s veto opposing a bill for gun owners’ rights was overturned by the Republican-led state legislature Thursday. The state House first voted to overturn Kasich’s veto on the bill, which makes it easier for off-duty police officers to access guns and also changes laws regarding self-defense cases. The state Senate then voted later, 21-11, turning down Kasich’s veto on the legislation, The Associated Press reported. The bill was heavily supported by pro-gun groups in the state that pushed lawmakers to overturn the veto.
  • ‘Pro-life’ John Kasich vetoes bill banning abortions on babies with heartbeats

    12/22/2018 5:04:18 AM PST · by lowbridge · 46 replies ^ | December 21, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    Today, outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed for the second time a bill that would have prevented babies with beating hearts from being aborted. Kasich, a former Republican presidential candidate, touted his allegedly “pro-life” views as he explained his veto. “As governor, I have worked hard to strengthen Ohio’s protections for the sanctity of human life, and I have a deep respect for my fellow members of the pro-life community and their ongoing efforts in defense of unborn life,” said Kasich. “However, the central provision of Sub. H.B. 258, that an abortion cannot be performed if a heartbeat has been detected in...
  • Gun organization calls Gov. Kasich's gun bill veto the result of "throwing a temper tantrum"

    12/20/2018 7:09:58 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 9 replies
    WBNS-10TV Columbus ^ | 12/20/2018 | Bryant Somerville
    Before vetoing House Bill 228, Gov. John Kasich expressed frustration Wednesday about how politics have blocked him from passing a "Red Flag Law," allowing the courts to take away a person's gun if he or she is unstable, and the growing connection with public shootings. "It never existed in America and we can't do anything because of rotten, stinkin' politics," Kasich said. Then, he commented about House Bill 228. "So, why would I sign a bill that gives more power to the gun advocates," he said. "I hate to jump on the bash-Kasich bandwagon, but in this case, he's really...
  • Kasich 'very seriously' considering 2020 run: I have conversations 'virtually every day'

    11/25/2018 8:43:01 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/18 | Michael Burke
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said Sunday that he is "very seriously considering" another bid at the presidency in 2020 and raised the possibility of running on a bipartisan ticket. "These are earnest conversations that go on virtually every day with some of my friends, with my family. We need different leadership. There isn’t any question about it," he said on ABC's "This Week." Kasich said that "all options are on the table" for his potential bid, including running on a bipartisan ticket. The Ohio governor, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination in 2016, raised the possibility that President...
  • John Kasich talks about guns, coal, Tom Noe

    12/18/2018 9:51:35 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 13 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 12-16-2018 | Darrel Rowland
    Gun laws “You will get gun reform when the public says they’ve had enough. Until they’ve said enough, it’s not going to happen. ... There’s going to come a point where people say enough of this.” Constitutional amendments He would support a GOP measure to make changes more difficult “only if they come with the idea of making it easier to get on the ballot with the (initiated statute). “If it’s not, I think we should reject it, because the public needs to be heard. I’d rather this (trivial) stuff doesn’t go into the constitution, but if you don’t give...
  • Kasich reconsidering quixotic primary run?

    12/14/2018 10:55:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | December 14, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    It was only a few weeks ago when outgoing Ohio Governor John Kasich said he was seriously considering a 2020 primary challenge to President Trump, if only to “send a message.” (Who that message was intended for remains unclear.) But hey… the guy is going to be unemployed come January so he needs something to keep himself busy.But now, with Christmas fast approaching, something seems to have changed. During an interview with the Associated Press, Kasich was striking a decidedly different tone. Clearly, if you’re going to mount a primary challenge, you need to believe that you at least have...
  • Gov. Kasich thinking about job in media, what’s next

    12/13/2018 5:38:23 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    The Dayton Daily News ^ | Dec 11, 2018 | Randy Ludlow
    Departing Ohio Gov. John Kasich seemingly wants it both ways. The President Donald Trump-bashing Republican, long in demand on TV political talk shows, thinks it “likely” he will end up in the news media, hopefully in some “unique” role on television. But at the same time, the last candidate standing in the way of Trump in the 2016 Republican primaries is keeping the runway clear for another potential run for the presidency. GOP candidates nervy enough to oppose Trump, or pursuing an obstacle-strewn run as an independent, need to get serious soon about their 2020 candidacies. However, in an 85-minute...
  • Kasich would prefer competing for presidency as a Republican

    12/13/2018 5:24:14 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    AP ^ | December 14, 2018 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
    Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that he’d prefer to run for president as a Republican, but only if he’s entering a primary he could win. In an interview with The Associated Press, Kasich acknowledged he probably couldn’t defeat President Donald Trump if the election were held today. He says he’s seriously considering his options and letting his advisers monitor the daily troubles Trump is facing, including talk of impeachment. “If you’re going to run as a Republican you have to have a sense that if you get into primaries you can win. Right now, probably couldn’t win,” he...