Elizabeth Warren

Congress set to strip Confederate names from U.S. military bases, flouting Trump veto threat

BY: - December 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — Congress this week is expected to pass a massive defense policy bill that President Donald Trump has threatened to veto because it would remove the names of Confederate generals from military bases across the South. Members of the House and Senate forged a bipartisan agreement to rename the 10 bases in the annual […]

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The health care long game: Biden, Harris, and Medicare for All

BY: - August 27, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate has meant different things to differently situated liberals and progressives. But as regards health care, the message is clear.  Harris’s presidential run failed in large part because she couldn’t stake out a coherent place in a crowded field of health care […]

Key senators predict victory in battle with Trump over renaming military facilities that honor Confederates

BY: - July 13, 2020

WASHINGTON — Key U.S. senators are preparing for battle with the White House over renaming military facilities that honor Confederates — and they’re expecting to win. Sen. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat who backs the effort, said he believes the GOP-controlled Senate would override a possible presidential veto of a defense policy bill that would […]

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Susan J. Demas: It’s never our time: Why we won’t have a female president next year

BY: - March 6, 2020

The 2020 Democratic presidential race, which, at one point, was brimming with promise with a high water mark of six women contenders, looks to soon be dwindled to one. All signs point to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) exiting the race as early as Thursday, leaving just U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). (I’ll leave myself […]

Before presidential bid, Bloomberg threw cash at unlikely Ohio candidates

BY: - February 26, 2020

The last-minute boost to Jamie O’Leary’s campaign could not have come at a better time. Locked in a five-way race for an Ohio State Board of Education seat, O’Leary’s main opponent had already received the support and financial backing of two major teachers unions.  Then came $12,500 on Nov. 1, 2016 from a resident of […]

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Nobody likes a smarty pants: Why Warren and Obama irk pundits so much

BY: - February 21, 2020

Elizabeth Warren has never succeeded in charming the pundit class, which tends to describe her in oh-so-flattering terms like professorial, scold, elitist, lecturing, strident and schoolmarmish (she was a Harvard professor before being elected as a senator, in case you couldn’t tell by these pejoratives). After covering this primary for the last approximately 12,000 years (or 14 months, who’s counting?), I can say […]

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Where do the Democratic candidates stand on health care coverage?

BY: - January 15, 2020

As Democratic presidential hopefuls gathered in Iowa for the seventh debate Tuesday, health care remains the most important topic of debate for many Americans. The candidates talk about their proposals for health care reform using terms like universal coverage, public option, “Medicare for All,” and single-payer. What do these terms mean, and where do Democratic […]

Lara Trump rallies supporters in Columbus ahead of president’s Toledo visit

BY: - January 10, 2020

As far as appetizers go, David Ensinger reasoned, this speech would make for a good one. This shaped up to be a good week for the Sunbury conservative — he’d see Lara Trump on Wednesday, then the commander in chief himself on Thursday at a rally in Toledo.  “The man is a genius,” Ensinger said […]

12 Dems certified for Ohio primary ballot, Trump to be unopposed

BY: - January 7, 2020

Yang a write-in candidate; Delaney, Weld left off ballot President Donald Trump will face no challenge on the Ohio primary ballot in March, while a dozen Democrats will duke it out to earn some of the state’s delegates. The Ohio Secretary of State’s Office announced the list of candidates that will appear on the March […]

14 Dems file for Ohio’s presidential primary ballot; Weld challenging Trump

BY: - December 18, 2019

The longest shot for president cut it the closest here in Ohio. The Secretary of State’s Office confirmed John Delaney’s campaign filing for Ohio’s primary Election right before the 4 p.m. deadline Wednesday.  Delaney, who has been running for president since July 2017 and is polling at 0.3 percent nationally, beat the deadline by just […]

U.S. House to hold hearing on universal health care coverage proposals

BY: - December 10, 2019

WASHINGTON — Toward the end of his life, the late U.S. Rep. John Dingell Jr. reportedly asked his wife to carry the torch on his family’s signature cause: progressive health care reform. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, (D-Mich.) has made good on that promise during her three terms in Congress — and will continue to do […]