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Trump endorses Vance in U.S. Senate race

BY: - April 15, 2022

Former president Donald Trump has endorsed J.D. Vance for U.S. Senate. The decision comes just a week before Trump visits the state, and ratchets up the intensity in an already hotly contested race just weeks out from the May 3 primary election. Trump’s decision to back Vance was far from assured. The author and investor […]

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The national mood used to be ‘let bygones be bygones.’ Will that sentiment work now?

BY: - April 7, 2022

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Most of us are certainly familiar with that timeless advice from George Santayana. His words and the wisdom behind them have stood for more than a century. But what if an important part of the past is obscure, perhaps hidden enough to affect our […]

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas pressed to recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases

BY: - March 30, 2022

Two dozen congressional Democrats are calling for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from cases involving the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, following revelations his wife communicated with the Trump White House about overturning the election. In addition, it appears likely that the U.S. House committee probing the attack will […]

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Ohio GOP Senate candidates ignore real issues facing Ohioans to put on repugnant political circus

BY: - March 29, 2022

Embarrassing doesn’t cover it. Offensive is better. The sad sacks duking it out (almost) to grab the crown in the Republican primary for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat have managed to insult just about every rational-thinking voter in the state. Good job, candidates, you’ve turned the GOP side of this race into a cheap side show […]

Pressure ramps up to halt Trump-era policy that expels migrants at the border

BY: - March 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats and immigration advocates are pushing the White House to end a controversial Trump-era immigration policy enacted during the pandemic that allowed U.S. officials to expel migrants and asylum seekers at the border. “I continue to be disappointed, deeply disappointed, in the administration’s response,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, […]

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The law-flouting, truth-denying, science-deriding Trumpian Republican extremists are the real RINOs

BY: - March 15, 2022

It’s the MAGA battle cry heading into the primaries.  “He’s a grandstanding RINO.”-Donald Trump about retiring Ohio Republican congressman Anthony Gonzalez who voted to impeach him for Jan 6.  “Mike DeWine is the biggest RINO in America today.”-Jim Renacci, Ohio Republican gubernatorial candidate about the Republican incumbent.  “Ohio is not going to tolerate RINOs anymore.”-Marjorie […]

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The GOP is the gallows party

BY: - March 11, 2022

“I’ve said we need to build more gallows.” Those words were spoken last month by a Republican state senator from Arizona, Wendy Rogers, at a white nationalist rally. The topic was the execution of political enemies. “If we try some of these high-level criminals, convict them and use a newly built set of gallows, it’ll […]

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Why is Ohio Secretary of State LaRose trolling Twitter on election fraud, the media, and inflation?

BY: - March 8, 2022

Curiouser and curiouser. What’s up with Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose blasting polarizing snark on Twitter? Just asking, as Tucker Carlson likes to say with queries dripping in fascism, e.g., what did (mass killer) Putin ever do to you? Certainly, the partisan tweets by the state’s top election officer — whose job is to […]

A year after Jan. 6, attack on the U.S. Capitol lives on in hundreds of court cases

BY: - March 7, 2022

On the afternoon of Jan. 6, 2021, four men affiliated with the Kansas City chapter of the right-wing Proud Boys gathered on the west side of the U.S. Capitol, along with thousands of others urged on by then-President Donald Trump. The crowd pushed ahead and overwhelmed the few Capitol Police officers guarding the entrance, toppling […]

U.S. House panel hears from DHS about problems with ‘remain in Mexico’ immigration policy

BY: - March 4, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials outlined to House members on Wednesday problems with a Trump-era immigration policy that federal courts are forcing the agency to follow. One of the Department of Homeland Security officials, Blas Nuñez-Neto, said that the court-ordered Migrant Protection Protocols is a flawed policy program and the agency believes […]

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With support of Putin’s attack on Ukraine, Trump turns betrayal of America into an artform

BY: - March 1, 2022

This should be the final straw. A former American president genuflecting to a ruthless dictator invading a democratic ally of the United States. Can you imagine any other U.S. president publicly admiring a violent, unprovoked assault on a sovereign nation of democracy-defending citizens? Hell no. Yet, even as Russian President Vladimir Putin rained carnage on […]

Here’s what the Ohio contingent had to say at CPAC

BY: - February 28, 2022

This weekend Ohio Republicans traded Ohio’s chill for Florida sun, and tried to stake out a spot in the reflected glow of their party’s former president. Donald Trump headlined the Conservative Political Action Committee in Orlando. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-OH, and GOP Senate candidates Josh Mandel and J.D. Vance got speaking slots as well. Mandel […]