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Gov. John Kasich criticizes Trump budget during CBS interview.

  • 9:34 am Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Ohio Gov. John Kasich criticized President Donald Trump’s budget this morning during an appearance on CBS This Morning.

The interview aired this morning on WHIO-TV Channel 7.

Kasich said “millions” of Ohioans would be impacted by proposed cuts, especially to Medicaid.

“The problem here is you can’t just take stuff away when people need to be healthy, they need to be fed,” Kasich said.

Check out the full interview here:

Paul Ryan, Donald Trump meet in D.C.; say goal is to defeat Clinton

  • 11:22 am Thursday, May 12th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met in Washington, D.C., today in an effort to unify the party ahead of the Republican National Convention and the fall campaign.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said the meeting went “great.”

Ryan caused a stir last week when he said he wasn’t ready to support Trump. As speaker, Ryan is the highest ranking Republican in the federal government and by tradition the chair of the convention.

After the meeting, Trump and Ryan issued the following statement:

“The [More]

Cruz blames CNN for stirring up fight with Carson; CNN anchor says that’s B.S.

  • 7:34 pm Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Staff Writer

Republican candidate Ben Carson on Wednesday said that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz probably cost him votes by spreading a rumor that he had dropped out of the race.

Earlier we wrote that Donald Trump is asking Cruz for a “do-over” of Iowa.

At the National Press Club in Washington, Carson said “It’s clear that there were people who tried to take advantage of a situation,” Carson said.

On Wednesday Cruz slammed the media saying it was trying to create a fight between Carson and himself.

Cruz said his team was simply passing along a story that CNN reported that Carson was going home [More]

Donald Trump asks for ‘do-over’ in Iowa. says Ted Cruz ‘stole it’

  • 11:50 am Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Staff Writer

After Monday’s Iowa Caucus, Donald Trump gave a gracious speech, thanked the people of Iowa and praised his second place finish to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

His tone changed today and now Trump is asking for a “do-over” in Iowa and called Cruz a “fraud.”

Check out this tweet Trump posted Wednesday:

Trump claims that Cruz was sending messages to reporters that Ben Carson, Cruz’s main opponent for evangelical voters in Iowa, was getting out of the race.

Carson never said he was getting out, just that after Iowa he was taking a break to go home and get ‘clean clothes.’

On Tuesday, Carson asked [More]

Republicans debate tonight: Listen live on WHIO

  • 5:04 pm Thursday, January 14th, 2016 by Staff Writer

The Republican presidential candidates are debating tonight in South Carolina, just 18 days before the first votes are cast in Iowa.

Seven candidates are now on the main stage  – Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, and Chris Christie.

Trump leads in national polls and in New Hampshire, Cruz leads in Iowa and everyone else is down the list. Cruz is going after the evangelical conservative vote in Iowa which makes sense. The last two Republicans to win Iowa were religious conservatives Mike Huckabee in 2008 and Rick Santorum in 2012, but their campaigns didn’t [More]

New Kasich ad blasts Trump for mocking disabled man

  • 3:31 pm Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Staff Writer

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s campaign released a new online video today blasting billionaire business tycoon and Republican front-runner Donald Trump and portraying him as unworthy and unfit for the White House.

The 45-second piece zeros in on Trump mocking New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski, who suffers from arthrogryposis, a chronic condition that limits the functioning of his joints. The Kasich campaign asks whether Trump is worthy to follow in the footsteps of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan or other presidents.

During a campaign stop in South Carolina, Trump made fun of the physical appearance of Kovaleski. Trump later [More]

Politico: Late entry may help Kasich get in Aug. 6 debate

  • 11:04 am Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 by Staff Writer

Steven Shepard in Politico today says Ohio Gov. John Kasich may benefit from being one of the last Republicans to enter the presidential contest because any bump from his announcement will come right before the polls that determine who gets to be in the first debate on Aug. 6.

The polls must be published before 5 p.m. on Aug. 4.

“John Kasich may be the last Republican to enter the presidential fray, but his timing could be the best: Exactly two weeks after the splash of his planned announcement on July 21, Fox News Channel will average together the latest polls of [More]