Jim Jordan

U.S. House Republicans roll out a slew of new committee chairs to steer agenda

BY: - January 11, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans filled their top committee seats this week, choosing the leaders who will set the course for bills and issues for the new majority in the 118th Congress. Veteran GOP lawmakers from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Arkansas, Kentucky and Missouri were among those who won the right to head up […]

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After betraying the U.S. Constitution, Jim Jordan laughably claims that he somehow cares about it

BY: - January 10, 2023

Jim Jordan went there. I had to replay C-SPAN to be sure. But early in last week’s embarrassing Republican spectacle, over what is now a purely ceremonial U.S. House speakership, Ohio’s own coup-plotting congressman feigned fidelity to the U.S. Constitution he was willing to trash two years ago. Seriously. Of all people, Jim Jordan, the […]

U.S. House Jan. 6 panel refers Trump for criminal charges, including inciting insurrection

BY: - December 20, 2022

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in a historic vote agreed unanimously Monday to refer former President Donald Trump and others to the Justice Department for potential criminal charges, including inciting or aiding an insurrection. Trump associates, including attorneys John Eastman and Kenneth Chesebro and White House Chief […]

Last minute donations: Who gave to Ohio’s federal candidates in the final weeks of the election?

BY: - November 15, 2022

Donors spent a lot of money in Ohio during this year’s election. Campaign advertising tracker AdImpact estimated $344 million went into ads on TV, online or over the radio. OpenSecrets, which tracks federal campaigns, showed candidates raising about $100 million — and that didn’t take into account the final week of fundraising. During the final […]

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America is amusing itself to death and hack politicians are taking advantage

BY: - October 27, 2022

In 1985, Neil Postman’s crowning achievement, “Amusing Ourselves To Death,” provided the most prescient analysis and forecast of the current lobotimization of American public discourse. Postman’s work drew a distinction between the Orwellian vision of a totalitarian government seizing individual rights and Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” where freedom and rights were voluntarily sacrificed in […]

U.S. House GOP outlines agenda in bid for control in the midterms

BY: - September 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans gathered inside a warehouse in Southwestern Pennsylvania last week to outline the legislation they’d try to enact if voters give them back control of that chamber following the November midterm elections. Speaking from an HVAC factory in Monongahela, about an hour south of Pittsburgh, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said […]

Trump rallies for slate of Ohio GOP candidates in Youngstown

BY: - September 19, 2022

Former President Donald Trump walked onto the stage in Youngstown to “I’m Proud to be an American.” During the last half of the song he simply stood there, squinting into the spotlights, closed smile plastered on his face, basking in the crowd’s applause. The back quarter of the 7,000-seat Covelli Centre was less than half […]

Same-sex marriage and contraception at risk after abortion ruling, U.S. House panel told

BY: - July 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — Advocates told Congress on Thursday that a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a landmark abortion rights case is likely only the beginning, and could be followed by similar action by the high court on same-sex marriage, contraception and more. Witnesses at a U.S. House Judiciary Committee advised that to prevent that from happening, […]

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Ohio Republicans’ attempted erasure of a 10-year-old rape victim is incredibly sick and disturbed

BY: - July 13, 2022

The first and most important thing to recognize right now is that a heinous, violent crime was committed on a 10-year-old Ohio child, and thankfully justice has now found the alleged perpetrator. A Columbus man was indicted Wednesday in a case that made national and international headlines about a 10-year-old girl who had to travel […]

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Trump and his mob tried to overthrow American democracy and threaten to try again

BY: - June 21, 2022

Picture a split screen on your TV. On one side a parade of prominent Republican officials in the Trump administration, in the Trump family, in the Trump Justice Department, in the Trump 2020 reelection campaign are spilling the beans about Jan. 6. Finally, Americans are hearing the truth about Trump’s Big Lie from his own […]

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Jim Jordan was deeply involved in the attempted coup to overturn the 2020 Election

BY: - May 3, 2022

The net is tightening around Jimbo. As more damning text messages, testimony and phone call records encircle the pint-sized pol from Urbana, Jim Jordan should be breaking out in a cold sweat. The 4th District U.S. congressman should be squirming in his shirt sleeves with each new revelation trickling out about his behind-the-scenes treachery leading […]

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 […]