- 1:08 pm Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 by Staff Writer
By Jack Torry
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]
- 12:22 pm Thursday, September 7th, 2017 by Staff Writer
By Jessica Wehrman, Washington Bureau
Sen. Sherrod Brown says he’s concerned about President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Comptroller of the Currency.
Joseph Otting, former CEO of OneWest Bank, “contributed to the devastation” of the 2008 financial crisis, Brown, ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, said during a hearing Thursday of the Senate Banking Committee, by “kicking seniors and families out of their homes, while pocketing $2.5 billion from the FDIC to protect his bank from these losses.”
The Ohio Democrat said Otting and his boss at OneWest, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, have not provided the Senate with information they requested about [More]
- 4:30 pm Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 by Staff Writer
By Jack Torry
Sen. Sherrod Brown warned if Republicans try to overhaul the tax code without enlisting Democratic support, a chance of “comprehensive pro-growth reform” will collapse much like the health-care bill did this summer.
On the same day President Donald Trump was delivering a speech in North Dakota about revising the tax code, Brown, D-Ohio, said Wednesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has appeared to settle on a strategy that will end with only a major tax cut for the wealthy.
“I am convinced we can do tax reform if Mitch McConnell would open it up just the way [More]
- 11:40 am Friday, July 14th, 2017 by Staff Writer
U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci won a Republican poll in the governor’s race conducted after the We the People Convention near Columbus last month.
More than 300 tea party and liberty groups attended the event and heard from candidates Attorney General Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Jon Hused and Renacci. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor did not attend the event.
Among the attendees, Renacci won nearly 62 percent in the poll. Husted was at 23 percent and DeWine at 15 percent.
Renacci is trying to establish himself as the candidate in the race for governor most in line with President Donald Trump. Several key operatives [More]
- 2:33 pm Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown has introduced a bill for the Senate to recognize LGBT Pride month, claiming that President Donald Trump has not done so.
- 1:16 pm Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Several high-profile Democrats are reportedly pushing for former talk-show host and Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer to jump in the race for Ohio governor.
The Business Insider is reporting that “Many said Springer, who sought the Democratic nomination for governor of Ohio in 1982 and remains active in state politics, could be a good fit for the current political climate.”
According to the article, former Gov. Ted Strickland had discussed possibly running with Springer.
“He said he had also spoken with candidates such as Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, former state Rep. Connie [More]
- 7:52 pm Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been all over TV lately as he pushes his book ‘Two Paths.’
On Wednesday, he co-hosted The View and offered some thoughts on the feud between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.
“Well it’s shocking everybody,” Kasich said after being asked by Whoopi Goldberg to explain the rivalry. “Don’t ever steal anybody’s dancers, is the message.”
The governor tweeted later that he hopes “these two can Shake It Off and Rise above it all.”
- 11:57 am Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by Staff Writer
The Associated Press is reporting that an Emirati man detained at a Cleveland hotel after a clerk heard him speaking Arabic and thought he was a terrorist has sued the hotel chain, police and others.
“Ahmed Al-Menhali was staying at a hotel outside Cleveland last June when Avon police responded to a 911 call from the clerk’s family saying that the 41-year-old al-Menhali could have ties to the Islamic State group.
The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday says Avon police put him on the ground and treated him roughly before realizing he wasn’t a terrorist.
The lawsuit says Al-Menhali was taken to a hospital [More]
- 11:38 am Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Jackie Borchardt at Cleveland.com is reporting that Michael Palumbo, a northeastern Ohio fire captain who fought for compensation and benefits for firefighters who have cancer has died.
“Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the Michael Louis Palumbo Jr. Act in January. The law provides presumptive worker’s compensation for firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer, if the firefighter was assigned to hazardous duty for six or more years and if they can prove they were exposed to high-level carcinogens while on the job,” Borchardt reports.
- 1:32 pm Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman made the rounds on cable TV today. He was on Fox News and CNBC.
He talked mostly about President Trump’s trip to Europe, the bombing tragedy in England and the administration’s budget proposals.
On the tragedy in Manchester, Portman said “this is a dangerous world.”
“It’s a three pronged approach. One is the military part we talked about and that is important to go after ISIS and that’s happening now in Syria and also in Iraq. Second, we have to do more in terms of ensuring the people who come to this country are not here to do us harm. There are [More]