State Rep. Sedrick Denson Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge, Lawyer Claims It’s ‘Not a Sweetheart Deal’

State Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Bond Hill) pleaded guilty Thursday to having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, a lesser charge than the OVI he initially faced. Under a plea agreement, charges of driving on a suspended license and driving outside of marked lanes were dropped. The freshman…

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Charlie Kirk Commentary: Socialists Fantasize About Becoming Mainstream

by Charlie Kirk   Neo-socialist radicals have had so much success at bending the Democratic Party to their will that they’re starting to forget just how deeply unpopular their policy agenda is with the rest of the country. During a recent MSNBC profile of freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, her former…

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Commentary: A History Textbook That Inspires, Not Lectures, Students About America

by Jenna Robinson   From the very beginning, it’s clear that Wilfred M. McClay’s Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story isn’t a typical textbook. The title alone alerts readers that McClay’s book will not be the kind of history text that has become so popular in…

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Arkansas Senate Passes Bill Mandating 72 Hour Waiting Period Before Abortions

by Grace Carr   The Arkansas Senate passed a bill Thursday expanding the restrictions it places on women seeking to end their pregnancies by mandating they wait 72 hours post-counseling before they can have an abortion. The state senate voted Thursday 29-5 to pass SB 278. Under the legislation, women…

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Grassley: Mueller Team Mischaracterized Trump Campaign Emails in Court Filing

by Chuck Ross   The special counsel’s office fed “speculation and innuendo” about possible collusion with Russia by withholding key details from emails cited in a court filing in the case of former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos, a top Republican senator alleged in a newly released letter. “The public deserves…

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Immigration Officials Arrest 280 at Texas Company

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided a Texas cellphone repair company Wednesday, in what Homeland Security officials are calling the largest worksite raid in the country in more than a decade. ICE arrested 280 employees of CVE Technology Group Inc. on immigration charges. The company is in the Texas…

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PAC Behind Ocasio-Cortez’s Rise Challenges Democratic Leadership with DCCC Blacklist Launch

by Evie Fordham   The progressive PAC credited with Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s rise is launching its own infrastructure to raise funds for primary challengers because of a new anti-challenger policy from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). “We just launched DCCCBlacklist.com because it’s time to stand up…

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Trump Picks Former Presidential Candidate Herman Cain for Fed Board

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate former pizza chain executive and Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, where he will help set interest rates for the world’s biggest economy. “I have recommended him highly for the Fed,” Trump said in a press…

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Chicago Police Union Announces Vote of No Confidence in Kim Foxx After Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped

by Evie Fordham   Chicago’s police union and a group of suburban chiefs demanded Thursday that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx resign after prosecutors dropped charges against actor and alleged hate crime hoax perpetrator Jussie Smollett. Duane Mellema, head of the North Suburban Association of Chiefs of Police, said…

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Possible 2020 Candidate Howard Schultz Says He Doesn’t Believe in Third-Trimester Abortion

by Evie Fordham   Possible 2020 candidate Howard Schultz, who has teased a run as an independent for months, said Thursday he does not believe abortion should occur in the third trimester. “I recognize that every woman has — this is such a personal issue, and it’s between her and…

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Democrats Are Suing to Stop Trump From Funding Border Wall Construction

by Jason Hopkins   Democratic leaders voted to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration, a move they hope will block the billions in funding he’s accessed for border wall construction. “The President’s sham emergency declaration and unlawful transfers of funds have undermined our democracy, contravening the vote…

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Smoking Age Will Jump to 21 Under DeWine Budget

In a move to improve health quality in the state, Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has included a provision in his proposed 2020-2021 Executive Budget that would increase the age for purchasing cigarettes from 18 to 21. The intent is to further discourage the use of cigarettes overall throughout the…

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Lt. Gov. Husted Named as Director of Another Top State Office

Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted was named director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, a role he will take on in addition to his capacity as director of InnovateOhio. Gov. Mike DeWine announced the appointment during a Thursday Cabinet meeting, saying he was “pleased” to have Husted “serve as…

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