Mike Pence

In top-secret documents case, Portman wants to investigate the investigators

BY: - September 8, 2022

It now appears that secrets of the most sensitive nature were among the documents former President Donald Trump hung onto after more than a year of entreaties by the government to return them. Having to do with another nation’s nuclear-weapons capabilities, one set of documents in Trump’s possession was so sensitive that only a few […]

Trump had to be physically restrained from joining Jan. 6 mob, House panel told

BY: - June 29, 2022

Donald Trump had to be held back from joining his enraged, rioting supporters — even after the president was told they were armed — in their assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to astonishing testimony to the Jan. 6 committee Tuesday from a former top White House aide. Trump, spewing expletives, was so angry at […]

Pence was within 40 feet of mob inflamed by Trump, Jan. 6 committee reveals

BY: - June 17, 2022

The private and public conflict between Donald Trump and Mike Pence over certifying the 2020 election results put the vice president within steps of the Jan. 6 attackers, the U.S. House committee investigating the insurrection said Thursday. As the mob approached the U.S. Senate chamber in the Capitol, the vice president’s Secret Service retinue hustled […]

Fighting vaccine mandates, Ohio AG says he protected the “rule of law”

BY: - February 1, 2022

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost last week touted a successful effort he led among state attorneys general to get the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a vaccine-or-test mandate for large employers. In a statement, Yost said he wasn’t opposed to vaccines, he was upholding the rule of law. But his office declined to comment Monday […]

With voting rights stalled, some senators mull an update to the Electoral Count Act

BY: - January 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators is exploring legislation to overhaul how Congress counts Electoral College votes, but backers of stalled voting rights legislation are lukewarm on the effort as a substitute. The Electoral Count Act is an obscure law that has come under recent scrutiny, a year after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol […]

DeWine starts working with incoming Biden administration on coronavirus

BY: - January 15, 2021

As officials scramble to work out kinks in getting the covid vaccine into Ohioans’ arms, Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday said he’s started talks with members of the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden. DeWine, a Republican, stressed that he’s had a good working relationship with the administration of outgoing President Donald Trump — and […]

U.S. not using emergency powers to speed production of covid vaccine

BY: - December 19, 2020

It appears that the federal government is leaving it to drugmakers to figure out how to speed production of coronavirus vaccines.  U.S. Surgeon Jerome Adams on Saturday said that the federal government has invoked the Defense Production Act hundreds of times in the fight against coronavirus. But it is not using it to speed production […]

Ohio celebrates the start of covid vaccinations, but it could have had a lot more

BY: - December 15, 2020

Gov. Mike DeWine called Monday “a great day” in the annals of the Buckeye State as the first doses of coronavirus vaccine were injected into the arms of medical workers deemed to be at high risk. He and his wife, Fran, were on the Ohio State campus Monday morning as the first staffers at Wexner […]

Pence, Biden visit Ohio in late battleground push

BY: - October 13, 2020

Flanked by dump trucks and construction equipment, some adorned with flags and campaign signs, Vice President Mike Pence told hundreds of supporters about the need to “Make America Great Again, again.” Meanwhile, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden also made his case to Buckeye State voters Monday in back-to-back events in Toledo and Cincinnati. The two […]

Trump to staying at military hospital for COVID-19 treatment

BY: , and - October 2, 2020

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Maryland late Friday afternoon, where White House officials said he is expected to stay for “the next few days” for treatment of COVID-19. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany described Trump, who disclosed his diagnosis earlier Friday, as having mild symptoms […]

Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, and D.C. girds for a fight

BY: - September 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump at the White House on Saturday introduced federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee, setting off a confirmation battle that could secure a conservative court for generations. “She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect and sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution,” […]

COMMENTARY

Micek: Trump is ancient history. Kamala Harris is America as it is now.

BY: - August 18, 2020

If there is a more authentically American story than the one of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, you’d have to make it up. On Tuesday, the California Democrat, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, became the first Black woman in American history to be named to a presidential ticket. And across the United States on […]