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Who won the VP debate?

  • 9:38 pm Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Seeking to draw a contrast with Clinton and Kaine, Pence said Trump was “a businessman, not a career politician.” He panned the Democrats for offering frustrated Americans “more of the same.” He also leapt on former President Bill Clinton’s criticism this week of “Obamacare,” saying Trump would repeal the measure but not specifying what he would replace it with.

Kaine, too, defended his running mate’s weaknesses, chiefly the public’s questions about her honesty and trustworthiness. He said that while Trump was “selfish,” Clinton had devoted her career to helping children and families.

Kaine and Pence are far less familiar to most [More]

Complete guide to our newspaper, TV, radio coverage of Republican Convention

  • 2:11 am Sunday, July 17th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Ohio is the center of the political universe this year and our team at Cox Media Group Ohio is your source for all the news of the national conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia. Using the combined resources of the Dayton Daily News, News Center 7, WHIO AM 1290/News 95.7, the Springfield News-Sun, the Journal-News and our Ohio Politics pages on Facebook and Twitter, we have the conventions covered.

We’ll be interviewing newsmakers, taking you inside the conventions and out on the streets with behind-the-scenes video, surprise guests, TV and radio special reports and Facebook Live events.

Here’s a look at [More]

House leader: Republican contest is a ‘two-person’ race

  • 6:13 pm Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by Staff Writer

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says the Republican presidential contest is a four-person race. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says it’s a three-person race. Today House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said it was a two-person race.

In an interview today on Morning Joe on MSNBC, McCarthy said “The bigger advantage is to Trump … I think there’s more than a 50 percent chance he’s the nominee. And I think that’s what’s setting in for a lot of people.”

McCarthy was considered the likely replacement as speaker to John Boehner last fall, but withdrew from consideration after more conservative members of the House challenged him.

McCarthy [More]

6 things to watch in today’s South Carolina, Nevada elections

  • 6:21 pm Friday, February 19th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Republicans in South Carolina vote Saturday and Democrats will head to the polls in Nevada. The two states are very different, but will play a role in both party primaries. Here’s 6 things you need to know about Saturday’s elections

Does another big win for Trump solidify his front-runner status?

This week in South Carolina Donald Trump called Pope Francis “disgraceful” and blamed former President George W. Bush for 9/11, and it doesn’t look like it’s hurting him in the polls at all.


Most polls show him with a 12-17 point lead in South [More]

John Kasich 4th in new Michigan poll

  • 10:43 am Friday, February 19th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is looking ahead to Michigan’s March 8 primary and a new poll shows he has some work to do there.

With polls in South Carolina showing Kasich near the bottom, and a slew of southern states set to vote on Super Tuesday, March 1, Kasich is focusing on March 8 and March 15, when Ohio holds its primary.

The new Detroit News/WDIV-TV poll shows Donald Trump way out in front in Michigan with 25 percent. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is in second with 15, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is third with 12 percent and Kasich is fourth [More]

John Kasich does best against Hillary Clinton, poll shows

  • 4:18 pm Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 by Staff Writer

November is a long way away, but a new poll from USA Today gave Ohio Governor John Kasich some good news today.

The poll shows that he could beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by 11 points in November’s election. The same poll shows Kasich beating Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by just 3.

Kasich on TV: Ohio Governor to be on Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight

The poll also shows that Sanders does better than Clinton against all Republicans.

One wake-up call in the poll is that it shows Republicans beating both Clinton and Sanders in most cases. The only [More]

What did John Kasich say? A look at some of his best speeches

  • 5:59 pm Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Staff Writer

By Laura Bischoff

Columbus Bureau

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is known to Ohioans for some wacky comments over the years.

His State of the State speeches often last longer than an hour and he often speaks without a speech. When he’s scripted like he was at the 2012 Republican convention in Tampa, he can be good. Some political pundits even said he was one of the best speakers at the convention.

But more often than not, he goes without a script. No doubt national press and political pundits will hang on his every word and dissect his message.

Here is a quick guide to some [More]

What is political world saying about John Kasich today?

  • 4:11 pm Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s second place finish in New Hampshire has lit a fire under his campaign. He defeated establishment candidates Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Chris Christie and is trying to establish himself as the establishment candidate.

Here’s a look at what political pundits, elected officials and others were saying about Kasich today:

“He (Kasich) talks about closing military bases, and most people in South Carolina, we have a lot of military infrastructure and we need to draw up our military.” – South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is supporting Bush, told the New York Times.

Kasich is everything Trump is [More]

John Kasich live on WHIO Radio at 4:30 today

  • 1:07 pm Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Ohio Governor John Kasich, fresh off of his 2nd place finish in New Hampshire will be live on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO today at 4:30. You can stream it live at whio.com.

Kasich will talk with talk show host Sean Hannity about his big win last night, and the upset he caused by securing second place in the first primary in the nation.

Kasich bet nearly all his presidential campaign chips on New Hampshire — a gamble that paid off Tuesday when voters put him securely in second place behind GOP front runner, anti-establishment candidate Donald Trump.

‘He’s a ______!’: Donald Trump repeats vulgar slur about Ted Cruz

  • 5:53 pm Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by Staff Writer

At a Donald Trump rally Monday night in Manchester a woman called Texas Sen. Ted Cruz a profane word for a female body part, and Trump repeated it.

You all know the word, we don’t have to go there.

After she shouted from the audience that Cruz was a … let’s call it a “kitty cat” … Trump repeated the vulgar insult into the microphone.

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The interaction went like this:

“They asked Ted Cruz, serious question, ‘Well what do you think of waterboarding?’ Is it okay?” Trump said. “And honestly I thought he’d say absolutely. [More]