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John Boehner tried to get Antonin Scalia to run for vice president in 1996

  • 4:59 pm Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Jessica Wehrman in the Washington Bureau has this nugget from the life of Anton Scalia, the Supreme Court justice who died this weekend: former House Speaker John Boehner once tried to get him to run as vice-president.

Boehner, now retired, writes in an essay for the conservative website the Independent Journal that 20 years ago, as  the chairman of the U.S. House Republican Conference, he tried to persuade Scalia to serve as then-Sen. Bob Dole’s running mate on the 1996 GOP presidential ticket.

This was after four years of President Bill Clinton and Boehner was convinced that Dole, a veteran senator [More]

Democrats slam Turner for endorsement of lawmaker who spoke to white supremacist group

  • 11:58 am Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 by Staff Writer

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner drew criticism from local Democrats for endorsing Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise for a House leadership position Tuesday.

In 2002, Scalise spoke to the European American Unity and Rights Organization formed by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

“Steve Scalise and the David Duke wing of the Republican Party do not represent the values of Montgomery County and the Ohio 10th Congressional District,” said Owens. “If Mike Turner believes that a person who admires the beliefs of the leader of the Ku Klux Klan is right for leadership in this country, he has lost touch with the voters [More]