Governor Ron DeSantis Shreds Biden over Decision to Revoke Emergency Use Authorization for Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis shredded President Joe Biden’s administration over the decision to revoke the emergency use authorization for Regeneron and Eli Lilly monoclonal antibody treatments.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the treatments are not effective against the Omicron variant. Because the variant accounts for most cases of the coronavirus across the country, leaders of the agency limited its use.

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First Liberty Institute Amends Lawsuit, Sues for Religious Protections for All Members of the Navy

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The First Liberty Institute (FLI) on Monday amended their lawsuit against the Department of Defense and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to sue for religious protections for all members of the U.S. Navy.

The suit, which originally only included U.S. Navy SEALs, claims the Navy has been unwilling to grant religious exemptions to the coronavirus mandate handed down by President Joe Biden.

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Despite Increased Measures, Security Concerns Remain at Ohio State University

Safety concerns remain an issue for students at the Ohio State University (OSU), despite increased funding for security measures across the campus.

Two individuals were arrested after a stabbing occurred in a parking garage on the campus of OSU. According to law enforcement and university officials, none of the individuals involved were connected to the college.

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Clermont County Republican Chair Greg Simpson Rescinds Endorsement of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

Greg Simpson, County Executive and Party Chairman of the Clermont County Republican Party, rescinded his endorsement of Governor Mike DeWine in his re-election bid.

According to a statement obtained by The Ohio Star, Simpson mistakenly offered the endorsement to the incumbent. The Clermont GOP previously passed a resolution asking party leaders to not endorse a specific candidate in the GOP primary.

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Ohio Senate Candidate Tim Ryan Moves Further Leftward, Attacks Manchin and Sinema over Filibuster

Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH-13), who is running for U.S. Senate, moved further leftward, opting to attack moderate Senators Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) for their support of the filibuster.

The two Democrats chose to stand up to their party, who attempted to gut the 60-vote threshold required for certain pieces of legislation.

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Ohio Value Voters Endorse GOP Contender Jim Renacci for Governor

Ohio Value Voters, a large statewide conservative organization, on Tuesday endorsed GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci.

The organization selected the former congressman over incumbent Governor Mike DeWine and Joe Blystone, who is also waging a GOP primary attempt against DeWine.

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Professor Jordan Peterson Surrenders Full Time Status at University of Toronto, Warns of Dangers of Certain ‘Social Justice’ Initiatives

Jordan Peterson, a long time professor at the University of Toronto, announced on Wednesday that he will surrender his full time status, largely due to social justice initiatives of the university and higher education in general.

However, Peterson will remain at the school. He will receive the title of professor emeritus, a title normally awarded to a retired professor who wishes to remain involved in academia.

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Audit Reveals Ohio Paid $118 Million in Unapproved Medicaid Payments to Prisoners, Dead People

Ohio Auditor Keith Faber released a report on Thursday, detailing that the state dished out approximately $118 million in unapproved payments to prisoners in the state and deceased individuals.

Over a three-year period, $101 million was sent to incarcerated individuals in Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction facilities.

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Tea Party Patriots and Job Creators Network Praise Supreme Court Ruling on Biden’s OSHA Vaccine Mandate

Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) and the Job Creators Network (JCN) praised the ruling handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court that prohibited President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for private businesses.

The mandate, which would have been enacted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, could have forced businesses with 100 or more employees to mandate the vaccine or weekly testing.

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Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Renacci to Invest $4 Million in His Campaign

Former congressman Jim Renacci, who is challenging Governor Mike DeWine in a GOP primary, announced on Wednesday that he will pour $4 million of his own money into the race.

The candidate, who has already spent $1 million on the contest, argued the added funds prove his dedication to defeating the incumbent governor.

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First Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Students Have No Constitutional Right to Civics Education

The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday that students in the state have no constitutional right to learn about civics while in school.

The ruling, written by U.S. Judge Denise Casper, denied an appeal from the group, upholding a decision rendered from a lower court.

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Primary Challenger Renacci Questions Ohio Gov. DeWine Claiming to be ‘Proud’ of Coronavirus Response

Jim Renacci, a GOP primary challenger to Governor DeWine, questioned the governor for claiming he was “proud” of his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

DeWine’s response followed a question posed in an interview with WJW, asking if his administration would have preferred to alter any decision he made during his response to the pandemic.

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Ohio Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Announce Running Mates

Two Ohio Democrats running for Governor on Wednesday announced their running mates to serve as Lieutenant Governor for the state.

Nan Whaley, the former mayor of Dayton, chose Cuyahoga County Council Vice President Cheryl Stephens, and former Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley selected State Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo).

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Ohio Senate Candidate JD Vance Slams Biden for ‘Destroying’ Marines with Vaccine Mandate

U.S. Senate candidate JD Vance slammed President Joe Biden for hurting the U.S. Marines with a vaccine mandate for members of the military.

Vance, who served as a Marine during the Iraq War, has remained an outspoken critic of “wokeness” within the U.S. military.

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Ohio Congressman Mike Turner Named Top Republican on House Intelligence Committee

Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH-10) was appointed Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, making him the top GOP official on the committee.

Turner, who was first elected to Congress in 2002, has served on the committee since 2015 and is a subcommittee Chairman on the House Armed Services Committee, making him one of the few members of the House of Representatives to hold both positions.

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Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Renacci Opposes Calls for Additional Mask Mandates

Ohio gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci on Wednesday opposed additional mask mandates, after healthcare leaders called the measure for children.

The statement from Renacci follows a letter from the Ohio Hospital Association to education officials and school board members across the state, asking for mask requirements for students.

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Ohio Senate Candidate JD Vance Blasts Fauci for Suggesting a Vaccine Mandate for Domestic Air Travel

U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance on Tuesday blasted Dr. Anthony Fauci for suggesting the U.S. should consider a coronavirus vaccine requirement for domestic air travel.

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases explained, in an interview with MSNBC, that he believes the mandate “is reasonable to consider.”

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Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Renacci Slams Level of Government Spending Under DeWine

Ohio gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci on Monday slammed the level of government spending over the past year under Governor Mike DeWine.

The former congressman and DeWine’s GOP primary challenger has remained critical of the incumbent governor’s policies.

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Ohio Supreme Court Set to Hear Challenge to State’s New Congressional Districts

The Ohio Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on Tuesday, relating to the constitutionality of new congressional maps that were recently signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine.

The new map, passed earlier this year by the state legislature, established new boundaries for federal and state representation following new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Governor DeWine Signs $4.2 Billion Package to Invest Federal COVID Relief Funds

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Thursday signed a spending package to invest billions the state received from federal coronavirus funds.

House Bill 169, sponsored by State Representative Al Cutrona (R-Canfield), invests the funds in law enforcement agencies, education, and the state’s healthcare system.

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Law Enforcement Officials in Ohio Seized $42 Million in Narcotics in 2021

Law enforcement officials, working as the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC), have seized approximately $42 million in illegal narcotics in 2021.

The comprehensive total blows past the $29 million total captured in 2020, an alarming trend for law enforcement officers and the state’s leaders. 

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Ohio Governor DeWine Signs Esther’s Law and ‘Born Alive’ Abortion Bill

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Wednesday signed multiple bills that the Ohio State Legislature passed earlier this year, including “Esther’s Law” and a “born alive” abortion bill.

The two laws could bring dramatic changes throughout the state, as supporters of each piece of legislation argue the bills are meant to protect members of vulnerable populations.

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Multiple Ohio Hospitals Postpone Elective Surgeries in Response to Rise in COVID Cases

Multiple hospitals throughout Ohio have postponed elective operations due to the rise of coronavirus cases across the state.

According to the healthcare providers, the decision to postpone some operations will free certain resources in order to combat positive cases.

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Independent Journalist Alex Berenson Sues Twitter for First Amendment Violation

Independent journalist Alex Berenson on Monday announced from his SubStack account, “Unreported Truths,” a lawsuit against Twitter for violating his First Amendment rights.

The lawsuit, which follows the social media giant banning the author from the platform, contends that multiple Twitter officials assured Berenson that he would have access to the platform, only to be kicked off later.

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Buckeye Institute Appeals Biden Vaccine Mandate Ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court

The Buckeye Institute, an independent research and educational institution, filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency stay of the Biden administration’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine mandate.

The filing followed a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that allowed the mandate, which will demand all companies with at least 100 employees to require the vaccine or regular testing, to be reinstated.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Renacci Praises ‘Constitutional Carry’ Law Passed by Ohio Senate

Ohio GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci on Friday praised the Ohio Senate for passing “constitutional carry” legislation.

According to Renacci, the measure is a constitutional right for citizens of the state, and he would immediately sign the bill, if he were governor.

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New Poll Shows Mandel as Republican Frontrunner in Senate Contest, with Vance, Gibbons and Timken Battling for Second

A new poll, conducted by the Trafalgar Group, showed that Josh Mandel is leading the crowded field seeking the Republican nomination to represent Ohio in the U.S. Senate.

However, JD Vance, Mike Gibbons, and Jane Timken are all within striking distance of the frontrunner, as the trio battles for second place.

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Ohio Senate Passes ‘Constitutional Carry’ Bill

The Ohio Senate on Wednesday approved a measure that will allow an individual to carry a concealed handgun without obtaining a concealed carry permit, also known as “constitutional carry.”

Specifically, Senate Bill 215, introduced by Senator Terry Johnson (R-McDermott), permits any individual aged 21 or over to carry the concealed firearm, making the class and license an optional decision for the state’s residents.

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Former President Trump Slams Congressman Adam Schiff for Allegedly Altering Text Messages Shown During Committee Hearing

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday slammed Congressman Adam Schiff for changing the substance of a text message that he read during a January 6th Committee hearing.

Congressman Schiff (D-CA-28) allegedly altered a text message between White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04), according to a report from The Federalist.

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Ohio Lieutenant Governor Contender Joe Knopp Blames DeWine Administration for Educational Setbacks

Candidate for Ohio Lieutenant Governor and conservative filmmaker Joe Knopp on Monday blamed Governor Mike DeWine for educational setbacks among students throughout the state.

During the coronavirus pandemic, many schools were forced to move to “remote learning” for large time periods. Because of this, students have been faced with unique mental and physical health issues.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down State’s School Mask Mandate

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday ruled to strike down Governor Tom Wolf’s statewide mask mandate for schools.

The challengers of the mandate, including Pennsylvania Senate President pro tempore Jake Corman (R-Centre) and State Representative Jesse Topper (R-Bedford), argued that the decision of masking should be left to local school boards or parents, not the state government.

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City of Columbus Settles with Individuals Injured in 2020 Riots for over $5 Million

Officials representing the City of Columbus on Thursday announced a settlement with individuals who were injured during the 2020 riots after police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd.

If approved by the City Council, Columbus will dish out $5,750,000 to settle a lawsuit with 32 plaintiffs filed in federal court earlier this year.

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Ohio Legislature Passes Pro-Life Bill, Measure Could Force Abortion Clinics to Close

The Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a pro-life bill that prevents doctors who work for state-funded hospitals and medical schools from contracting with abortion clinics.

The Born Alive Infant Protection Act, sponsored by Senators Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) and Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City), would also require doctors to conduct medical treatment on babies that survive failed abortions.

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Ohio GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Renacci Backs Bill to Block Vaccine Mandates

Ohio GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci on Tuesday backed a measure by Ohio lawmakers to block vaccine mandates in the state.

House Bill 218, which was approved by the House of Representatives earlier this month, would provide broad exemptions to any vaccine mandate.

For example, individuals would not have to receive the coronavirus because of religious beliefs, medical conditions, or if they have natural immunity. Schools and employers would also be prohibited from requiring a student or employee to receive a vaccine if it has not been granted full approval by the FDA.

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Philadelphia Republican Election Official Al Schmidt to Resign

Republican Al Schmidt, who is the only GOP member with a seat on Philadelphia’s election board, announced on Tuesday that he will resign from his position.

Schmidt, who has received harsh criticism from former President Donald Trump, is accepting a position as president and CEO of The Committee of Seventy.

The commissioner will step down in the middle of his third term.

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Empower Oversight Wins Appeal, Obtains Documents on Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General

Empower Oversight, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization with the goal of enhancing oversight of government, won an appeal for six Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, allowing the group to access documents previously undisclosed.

The organization sought documents related to multiple reports of misconduct in the Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General (FHFA-OIG).

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Ohio School Hosting Children’s Story Time with ‘Drag Queens’

Red Oak Community School, an elementary school located in the Columbus area, will sponsor a story time for children, which will be hosted by two “drag queens.”

The event, which will take place on December 4, has been promoted to include children of all ages.

“Are you ready for a new family-friendly, LGBTQ+ holiday tradition? Come out to our outdoor Holi-drag Storytime! Local queens Mikayla Denise and reigning Miss District West- Bianca Debonair will read stories for children of ALL ages. Each ticket will come with a voucher for a free hot chocolate or hot apple cider and a candy cane!” the website to purchase tickets states.

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Tea Party Patriots to Train Candidates for Local Elections

Tea Party Patriots will focus on training and helping elect “constitutionally conservative” candidates for local elections across the country.

The organization is partnering with American Majority to encourage residents to “step up and participate in government.”

“As we watch a full-fledged attack on our freedoms from the local level all the way to the federal level, we simply can’t depend on the current class of politicians to save us,” Jenny Beth Martin in a statement. “From local school boards allowing — and, in some cases, forcing — our children to learn about anti-American concepts to city councils, mayors, and governors forcing mandates on the population that are a direct violation of our rights as free people, the time for patriots to step up and participate in government is now.”

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Former President Trump Challenges January 6th Committee to a Public Debate over 2020 Election Irregularities

Former President Donald Trump on Sunday challenged the January 6th Committee over their ongoing investigation into the event.

In a statement, Trump argued that the legislators, instead of questioning former Trump administration officials, should examine what “caused” the events.

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Ohio Police Department Warns Parents About Destructive TikTok ‘Challenge’

The Massillon Police Department on Tuesday issued a warning to parents about a destructive “challenge,” inspired by the social media app TikTok.

During the “Kool-Aid Man” challenge, the social media users have broken down fences by kicking them down or colliding into them, like the style of the Kool-Aid Man in previous commercials.

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Ohio GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Renacci to Announce His Lieutenant Governor Pick

Ohio GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci will announce his pick for Lieutenant Governor on Thursday, December 2nd in West Chester Township, according to an emailed press release.

Throughout his campaign, Renacci has portrayed his potential administration as a more conservative alternative to Governor Mike DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted.

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Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik to Testify Before January 6th Committee, Receives Support from Former President Trump

Bernie Kerik, former New York City Police Commissioner, will testify before the January 6th Committee, according to a letter from Kerik’s attorney obtained by Politico.

The group of lawmakers on the committee allege that Kerik was present at a meeting at the Willard Hotel on Jan. 5, discussing multiple issues with Rudy Giuliani and others.

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Former President Trump Reaffirms Support for Ohio Congressional Candidate Max Miller

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday reaffirmed his support for congressional candidate Max Miller.

Miller, who originally launched his campaign to challenge incumbent Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH-16), recently announced that he would run in a different district established by the state’s redistricting process.

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Renacci Urges Ohio Gov. DeWine to Stop Using Taxpayer Funds for ‘Wasteful’ Vaccine Lotteries

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Former congressman and GOP candidate for governor Jim Renacci urged Governor Mike DeWine to stop using taxpayer money to fund “wasteful” vaccine lotteries.

Currently, the state is conducting a lottery-style giveaway called Vax2School, which will distribute $2 million on scholarships to school-aged children who receive the coronavirus vaccine.

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Ohio State University Announces Plan to Allow Certain Students to Graduate Debt-Free

Ohio State University (OSU) and President Kristina Johnson announced a new program that will help students obtain a degree without going into debt.

The initiative, entitled the “Scarlet and Gray Advantage,” was announced during a program honoring Johnson, who was recently hired by the university.

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Republican Governors Association Slams Vice President Harris Visit to Ohio

The Republican Governors Association (RGA) on Friday slammed Vice President Kamala Harris and her visit to Ohio to highlight the administration’s “infrastructure” bill.

During her visit, Harris will take a tour of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 189, a Columbus union for individuals in the plumbing and mechanical piping industry.

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Ohio GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Renacci Encourages State Legislature, Governor DeWine to Take Action Against Vaccine Mandates

Ohio GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci on Thursday encouraged the Ohio State Legislature and Governor Mike DeWine to take against vaccine mandates.

In the statement, Renacci slammed President Joe Biden’s overreaching vaccine mandate, which would require companies with 100 employees or more to mandate the vaccine for their employees.

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Ohio Legislators Advance Bill to Protect Law Enforcement

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Republicans in the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday advanced the Ohio Law and Order Act, aimed to protect members of law enforcement.

The legislation, House Bill 109, would allow police officers who are injured in a riot to sue protest organizers.

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Ohio GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Renacci Blasts DeWine Following Manufacturing Plant Closure

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Ohio GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci slammed Governor Mike DeWine, following the closure of a Tenneco shock absorber manufacturing facility.

The closure of the plant in Kettering, which will fully take place by 2023, will impact 648 employees who work at the location, according to WHIO.

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