President Trump Announces New Trade Deal Pending With Mexico, Stock Market Spikes

President Donald Trump’s Monday morning announcement of a pending new trade deal with Mexico generated new intraday record highs in the stock markets. Details of the negotiated arrangement are expected to be released soon. Most trade experts believe that a bilateral deal with Mexico increases pressure on Canada to make…

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Big Business Lobby Forces Ohioans to Compete For Jobs With Cheap Immigrant Labor

Frank Jackson, Gary Leitzell

The Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE), is a powerful and well-funded big-business-cheap-labor lobby led by business leaders, former politicians, and chambers of commerce. Renamed to the shortened New American Economy (NAE), the coalition continues its advocacy for comprehensive immigration reform by highlighting the work ethic and perceived business…

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GOP’s Balderson Declared the Winner in 12th Congressional District Special Election

Troy Balderson

Republican Troy Balderson was finally declared the winner on Friday of the Ohio District 12 congressional seat determined by voting that happened in a special election on Aug. 7. That was no surprise, as Balderson held a slim margin from the outset that seemed just barely enough to avoid a…

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Sherrod Brown Sides With Planned Parenthood and NARAL Against Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Pick for Supreme Court

Sherrod Brown

Facing re-election in November and pressure from his base, Ohio’s Democrat U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown put aside all pretense and let it be known he will not be voting for President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Brown came out Friday and announced he’d already made up his mind…

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Incomplete Ohio Report Makes Unbiased Assessment of Medicaid Expansion Impossible, Think Tank Says

Rea Hederman

A lack of methodology data from a new report on the expansion of Medicaid in Ohio means it’s impossible to validate the results, one expert says. The Buckeye Institute’s Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center and policy vice president, spoke out about the 2018 Medicaid…

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Commentary: If Republicans Care About Winning in 2018 They’ll Play Follow the Leader

President Trump rally

by Jeffrey A. Rendall   Here’s a little quiz for you: what do West Virginia, Montana, Missouri, Florida, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio have in common? It’s an easy one for close watchers of the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, since all of these are states President Donald…

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Republican-Turned-Democrat Gasper Aims to Unseat Incumbent Republican Congressman Turner

Gasper

Dayton real estate mogul-turned-politician Theresa Gapser hopes to defeat Republican incumbent Mike Turner in Ohio’s 10th U.S. Congressional District race in November. What’s the catch? Gasper used to be a Republican in 2004, The Dayton Daily News said. She began drifting in her political values, and then voted for President…

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Democrat Candidate in First Congressional District Aftab Pureval Backed By Partial-Birth Abortion Provider Martin Haskell

Aftab Pureval

Ohio Democrat Aftab Pureval is gaining some national attention in his bid to replace 11-term Republican Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH-01), but Pureval’s campaign has been dogged by election law violations ever since he officially declared his candidacy. The 35-year-old Democratic wonder-kid went unchallenged in May’s primary, and is hoping to…

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The Constitution Series: A Republic, If You Can Keep It

  This is the first of twenty-one weekly articles in The Star News Constitution Series, which will be published between now and February 2019 in the following Star News Digital Media, Inc. publications: The Tennessee Star, The Ohio Star, The Minnesota Sun, and The Michigan Star. Statewide Star News Constitution…

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