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John Boehner criticizes Trump administration over North Korea trade policy

  • 1:08 pm Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 by Staff Writer

By Jack Torry

Washington Bureau

Former House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester Twp, sharply criticized the Trump administration for threatening to scrap a free-trade agreement with South Korea, saying such a move “would undermine America’s strategic objectives in the Pacific region and undercut our own workers and employers.”

Boehner, who was a strong supporter of the trade pact when Congress approved it in 2011, said in a statement Tuesday the United States “must strengthen – not weaken – its already vital economic relationships in the Pacific, from South Korea and Japan to Australia and China,” adding “we cannot isolate the regime in” North [More]

Congressman Turner live on WHIO Radio Thursday morning to discuss N. Korea’s nuke test

  • 5:07 pm Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 by Staff Writer

The Associated Press is reporting that the head of the U.N. Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization says its monitors are looking for a smoking gun that will confirm that North Korea carried out a nuclear test — and whether it was a hydrogen bomb as Pyongyang claims.

Dayton-area Congressman Mike Turner, chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, was among elected officials nationwide to condemn North Korea’s actions.

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms any nuclear test allegedly conducted by the government of North Korea. If reports prove accurate, this most recent test poses a [More]