Poll Shows Ohioans ‘Overwhelmingly’ Support Trump’s Immigration Plan

  A new poll shows that nearly 60 percent of Ohio voters support the proposals outlined in President Donald Trump’s new immigration plan. At the end of May, Trump delivered a speech in the Rose Garden where he unveiled his administration’s new plan to tackle illegal immigration. In response, the…

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Commentary: The Trump Tariffs Could Help Prevent Another Great Depression by Talking Currency with China

Donald Trump, Xi Jinping

by Robert Romano   A long-standing bit of conventional wisdom holds that the Great Depression, which began in 1929, was worsened and made global by tariffs in the Smoot-Hawley tariff act of 1930, and that it was not until the 1934 Reciprocal Trade Act that recovery was possible. But this…

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Commentary: Bible Verses Now ‘Unsafe’ on Social Media

by CHQ Staff   Our friend James O’Keefe and his team at Project Veritas have obtained a massive “Sensitive Terms List” from a Pinterest insider, which revealed the social media giant manipulates search results for “Bible verses,” “Christian Easter,” and other Christian terms. The terms on the list are marked…

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Sanders: Socialism Will Spike Taxes, But Americans Will Be ‘Delighted’ to Pay Extra

by Jake Dima   Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders acknowledged a tax increase from his policies and said Americans would be “delighted” to pay extra, in a CNN interview with Anderson Cooper Wednesday. “I suspect that a lot of people in this country would be delighted to pay more in…

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House Committee Holds Barr, Ross in Contempt of Congress

  A day after the U.S. House passed a resolution authorizing its committees to take the Trump administration to court and pursue criminal contempt cases to enforce their subpoenas, the House Oversight Committee took the next step. The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday voted in favor of holding Attorney General…

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Ohio Is Third Worst in the Nation for Regulations, But SB 1 Would Change That

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) spoke enthusiastically about Senate Bill 1 Wednesday morning at an “off-the-record” meeting of center-right groups, but his office gave The Ohio Star express permission to share his presentation. Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) was created to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses in…

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Ohio Bill Allowing Plastic Bags Runs Into ‘Home Rule’ Issue

  The issue of home rule was center stage Wednesday as a House committee debated a ban on taxing plastic bags and containers. House Bill 242 would create a state-wide law allowing the use of “auxiliary containers” and prohibiting any local government from imposing a tax, fee or charge on…

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Challengers to Citizenship Question Ask Supreme Court to Delay Census Ruling

by Kevin Daley   Civil rights groups urged the Supreme Court to postpone its decision on the census citizenship question case late Wednesday, asking the justices to return the dispute to a lower court for review of new evidence. The plaintiffs said in late May that they uncovered evidence showing…

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Trump Eyes More US Troops for Poland, Easing Poles’ Visa Travel to US

by Fred Lucas   President Donald Trump announced plans Wednesday to possibly station 2,000 more U.S. military troops in Poland and to add the country “fairly soon” to the Visa Waiver Program. “It’s a complex situation, as you know,” Trump said of finalizing a decision on the Visa Waiver Program.…

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Federal Watchdog Recommends Kellyanne Conway Be Fired Over Hatch Act Violations

by Chuck Ross   A federal watchdog agency has recommended that Kellyanne Conway, a senior counselor to President Trump, be removed from public service for violating the Hatch Act. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC), an independent federal watchdog, said in a letter Thursday to Trump that Conway is a…

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US, Guatemala Close to Deal to Block Central American Asylum-Seekers

  The Trump administration hopes within days to conclude a deal with Guatemala that would block Central Americans from seeking asylum in the U.S. VOA has obtained an unsigned copy of a seven-page draft White House agreement which would establish a “safe third country” protocol between the U.S. and Guatemala.…

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Emails Show Omar’s Committee Boasting of Being Able to Shut Down Stories in Star Tribune

  Internal emails released this week show members of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN-05) 2016 Minnesota House campaign committee attempting to “shut down” a story “as we do with the Strib.” “Strib” refers to the nickname used for The Star Tribune, Minnesota’s largest newspaper. The shocking emails were obtained by Powerline…

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Oberlin College Hit With Maximum Punitive Damages, Must Pay $33 Million to Gibson’s Bakery

  A jury ordered Oberlin College to pay $33 million in punitive damages Thursday to Gibson’s Bakery, an on-campus business that the school falsely accused of racial profiling. As The Ohio Star reported last week, the Gibson family was awarded $11 million in compensatory damages. State law caps punitive damages…

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