Trump Calls on Polling Firm to Show How CNN, NBC Polls Are ‘Fake,’ ‘Under-Polling Republicans’

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Monday that he recruited McLaughin & Associates, a “highly respected pollster,” to explain why two recent polls from CNN and NBC are “fake.”

A Monday CNN poll had President Trump trailing Democratic nominee Joe Biden by 14 points, while an NBC poll claimed Trump was down by seven.

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Trump Says US to Designate Antifa a Terrorist Organization

President Donald Trump announced that the United States will designate Antifa a domestic terrorist organization.

“The United States of America will be designating Antifa as a Terrorist Organization,” the president wrote on Twitter Sunday morning, acting on an idea long called for by conservative lawmakers. The president said in 2019 that he was considering labeling Antifa a terrorist organization, but didn’t take any further action.

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Ohioans Share Why Trump Support Among Black Voters is Soaring

The Washington Examiner revealed polling data this week that found President Trump has a 34% approval rating with African Americans. The Ohio Star spoke with four African American Trump supporters in Ohio and asked them why they support the President. State Representative Candidate Bobby Mitchell of Canal Winchester, Columbus entrepreneur Tyrone Jackson and Pastor Walter Moss of Canton gave their insights about the phenomena.

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Columbus Native Walter Blanks Celebrated at White House School Choice Event

Walter Blanks is a 24-year-old from inner-city Columbus who found himself being celebrated for as a school choice success story at a White House on Monday

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Ohio Republicans and Democrats Express Different Takes on Ambassador Volker’s Impeachment Inquiry Testimony

  As the impeachment inquiry continued this week, several members of the Ohio Congressional delegation spoke out on social media. Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH-08) shared his thoughts on Twitter and with The Ohio Star. Republican viewpoints varied, while the Democrats all appeared to be reading from the same page. Davidson tweeted…

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Some Ohio Politicians Praise Lordstown Sale, Senator Portman Expressed Skepticism, Brown Says Union Support Necessary for Success

Most elected officials praised the reported sale of the Lordstown plant last week. Senator Portman expressed skepticism and Senator Brown told the new owners they needed to partner with the union if they wanted to be successful.

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Another Ohio Grown Terrorist in a Long List Pleads Guilty

Another Ohio-grown terrorist pled guilty this week to federal charges that included, “…attempting to provide support to a terrorist group and threatening to kill President Trump and his family.” Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, also known as Abdur Raheem Rafeeq, was indicted in January on those charges which included scouting locations for a possible July 4th attack in Cleveland.

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As Predicted, Jim Jordan Joins Intelligence Committee to Fight Impeachment

Rumors began to swirl this week that Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) would be appointed to the Intelligence Committee to fight the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. The Ohio Star reported the story on Thursday. On Friday the announcement was made that Jordan had been assigned to the committee.

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General Motors Sells Lordstown Assembly Plant to an Electric Car Company

Auto maker GM announced Thursday that indeed – as President Trump tweeted in May – the Lordstown facility in Ohio would be sold and reopened to manufacturer the Workhorse electric vehicle called the Endurance. GM declared their intent to idle the plant a year ago, and shut the lights out on March 6th after 52 years of business. 

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Mark Your Calendars: 2020 Election Less Than a Year Away

The 2020 election is less than one year away. Between now and then are many significant dates and deadlines that candidates and voters need to know.

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Jim Jordan Addresses Rumor He May Be Temporarily Added to the House Intel Committee to Push Back on Impeachment

During an interview with Fox & Friends Tuesday morning, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) made big news when he was asked whether he was going to be added to the House Intelligence Committee. Jordan, who is currently on House Oversight, responded, “We’ll see. That’s a call for Leader McCarthy. If Kevin and ranking member Nunes want that to happen, I just want to help our team.”

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EXCLUSIVE: National Security Expert Matt Mayer Supports President’s Call for ‘War’ on Drug Cartels

Matt Mayer, the president of Opportunity Ohio and national security expert, spoke exclusively with The Ohio Star about his support for President Trump’s call for “war” on the drug cartels following news of a group of nine Americans were killed Monday.

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Trump Victory’s National Week of Action Kicks Off

The Republican National Committee’s Regional Communications Director Mandi Merritt announced in an email Saturday – exactly one year from Election Day 2020 – that “Trump Victory kicked off a National Week of Action in Ohio and throughout the country to engage with supporters and activate our army of volunteers.”

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While Joe Biden Stops in Columbus to Raise Money, Republican Polls Look Bad for Him

Former Vice President Joe Biden was in Bexley, Ohio on Halloween at a Columbus-area fundraiser. Unfortunately for Biden, money does not equal votes and polling is not looking good for the former VP.

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Senator Sherrod Brown Claims ‘Nixon Didn’t Even Do What Trump Is Doing’

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) told reporters Wednesday, “Nixon didn’t even do what Trump is doing.” He also responded to a question about whether or not President Trump should be impeached with a simple, “Yes,” but Brown’s office clarified that did not mean the Senator had made a decision about whether or not the President should be removed from office.

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Anti-Trump WaPo Writer Calls Sen. Portman an ‘Enabler’ While Savaging President Trump

Jennifer Rubin, a proud Never Trumper and self-described “conservative,” proclaimed Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) a “Trump-enabler” in her opinion piece for the Washington Post this week. That was tame compared to her comments about President Trump, himself. The long time Post columnist strafed the president and fellow Republican Portman, writing, “The lawless, xenophobic, racist know-nothingism that has gripped the party and deformed our government must be ousted. That includes repudiating the go-alongers, the Portmans, who have normalized Trump and failed to uphold their oaths.”

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In Their Own Words: The Ohio Congressional Delegation Votes on the Impeachment Inquiry Resolution

  The United States House of Representatives passed House Resolution 660 on Thursday, a hastily-crafted piece of legislation, “Directing certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power…

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Rep. Jim Jordan Compares Speaker Pelosi’s Plan to Hold Impeachment Vote to ‘Putting a Little Lipstick on the Pig’

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) on Fox and Friends Tuesday morning gave quite the analogy when talking about Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned impeachment vote. 

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United Church of Christ Stands with Democrats to Oppose HCR 11, Which Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – State Representatives Candice Keller (R-Middletown) and Darrell Kick (R-Loudonville) watched as House Concurrent Resolution 11 (HCR 11), which recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, passed out of the Federalism Committee on Wednesday. The vote was 7 to 2, with the only two Democratic members present, Reps. Brigid…

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Trump Team Knocks Doors in Worthington for President and Local Candidates on Wet Saturday

Undeterred by the wet weather Saturday, Trump supporters gathered in Worthington to knock doors for local candidates and for President Trump.

The central Ohio office-seekers have less than tens days before the fall election and Team Trump was there to help them.

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Congressman Jim Jordan: ‘It’s Time We Know Who Started This Whole Thing’

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) and twenty-nine of his colleagues crashed Adam Schiff’s impeachment “party” Wednesday. The GOP Reps attempted to gain access to the secret hearings. Jordan told the press, “It’s time we know who started this whole thing.”

“Why don’t we know?” the Conservative Congressman asked. “Why don’t we know who the person is who started this whole charade that Adam Schiff is now doing in the bunker of the basement of the Capitol?”

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Pete Hegseth from ‘Fox and Friends’ Talks to Ohioans After Dem Debate

On Wednesday morning, Fox and Friends’ Pete Hegseth was at Tee Jaye’s Country Place in Columbus to dish about Westerville’s Democratic Presidential Debate with area residents. The Ohio Star caught up with a couple of those interviewed.

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Republican Introduces Bill to End Secrecy of Impeachment Inquiry, Says Dems Are Conducting Inquiry in ‘Capitol Basement’

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL-05) introduced a bill Wednesday demanding that impeachment-related work be “done in an open setting and in public view.”

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Loud Crowds Outside Democratic Presidential Debate in Westerville

Several groups of protesters and supporters of various candidates descended upon Otterbein University in Westerville for the Democratic Debate Tuesday. People began to gather before noon and the loud crowds grew throughout the day.

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Ohio Women for Trump Hosted Empower Hour in Powell with RNC and Ohio GOP Chairwomen

On Tuesday, Ohio Women for Trump hosted a standing-room-only event at the Powell Community Center – Empower Hour. The ladies’ group welcomed Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Ronna McDaniel and Ohio Republican Party Chairwoman Jane Timken for the interview-style live event.

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‘Trump Victory’ Team Enthusiastic About Political Landscape and Ground Game in Ohio and Nationwide

The Trump campaign shared its enthusiasm for the direction and momentum of the president’s re-election efforts during a Tuesday briefing call with meida. Discussions with a Senior Trump Campaign official covered political efforts nationwide but also in specific states, including Ohio.

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Central Ohio Trump Supporters Gather to Make Rally Signs for Democratic Presidential Debate

MAGA meetups popped up around central Ohio Monday night as supporters of President Donald Trump gathered to make signs for the protest rally and talk about all things Trump the night before the Democratic Presidential Candidates converge on Westerville’s Otterbein Campus.

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Ohio Democratic Party Hosts Their National Chair Tom Perez for State Dinner in Columbus, RNC Weighs In

Ohio Democratic Party held their State Dinner in Columbus Sunday. Headlining their event was Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez.

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Congressman Michael Turner Accuses Pelosi of ‘Secret Hearings’ and More in Letter About Impeachment

Representative Michael Turner (R-OH-10) sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday calling on her to open the process to scrutiny by the American public. Turner posted his correspondence on Twitter, writing: “@SpeakerPelosi’s impeachment inquiry is being conduced in secret hearings, with potentially secret witnesses, & has a secret inception.”

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Mansfield Threw a ‘Yuge’ American Party for Trump Saturday

MANSFIELD, Ohio – The Saturday Trump for America Party began at noon on Saturday. It was brisk and in the 40s, but supporters of the President came out by the dozens to start the day, quickly becoming hundreds by the afternoon.

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EXCLUSIVE: The Trump Unity Bridge, Its Creator and the Personal Connection to the President

Robert Cortis drove from his home in Michigan to Mansfield Friday night for the October 12 Trump for America Party at Lew’s Tavern. Friday was the VIP event, and Cortis had come early to share the Trump Unity Bridge and set out his various Trump 2020 wares for event attendees to purchase. And he had a personal story to tell The Ohio Star about the bridge’s origins and its connection to Donald Trump.

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White House Says It Won’t Cooperate With Impeachment Inquiry in Powerful Letter: ‘All of This Violates Constitution’

In a shocking development, the White House sent a letter Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejecting the impeachment inquiry as “illegitimate” and refusing to participate in her “partisan and unconstitutional inquiry.”

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Corn Farmers Sent Letter of Concern to President Trump, Now Applauding Deal on Ethanol Standards

Corn growers from across the heartland sent a letter of concern to President Trump on September 27th. Ohio’s Jon Miller signed the letter along with 22 other agricultural leaders from across the fruited plain, expressing their frustrations with a “perfect storm of challenges [this year] in rural America.” Added to the mounting difficulties were renewable fuel waivers for oil companies relating to biofuel requirements. But on Friday, October 4th, their frustration changed to applause when the Trump Administration announced an agreement on ethanol standards.

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Biden Tops Democratic Presidential Poll in Ohio, Trump Team Not Concerned

Emerson Polling shows former Vice President Joe Biden is in the lead in Ohio for the Democratic Presidential nomination. The polling period was September 29th through October 2nd. The Ohio Star reached out to the Trump Campaign for their thoughts on Biden’s position. They are not concerned.

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Congressman Jordan on Volker Testimony: No ‘Quid Pro Quo’ and No Political Pressure

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) tweeted Friday that former Ambassador to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, revealed no “quid pro quo” or political pressure was applied by President Trump to his Ukrainian counterpart in their July 25th phone call that has become the subject of an impeachment inquiry.

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Plain Dealer’s Sloppy Reporting on President Trump’s Quip 2018 Senate Candidate Jim Renacci Was ‘Deep-Stated’ By His Own Party Sparks Controversy

A recent Plain Dealer article that included comments made, or not made, by President Trump, has been stirring up controversy in Ohio. Former Congressman Jim Renacci, along with approximately 350 people, attended a northeastern Ohio fundraiser for the President where donors have stated Trump said Renacci was, “…deep-stated by his own party.”

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Jim Jordan Says Real Scandal Is Democrats Trying to Distract from Joe Biden and Son’s Wrongdoing

Congressman Jim Jordan is going on the attack against the Democrat’s “impeachment dreams”. In a statement on the release of the transcript of the call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelenskyy, Jordan said, “The real scandal here is that democrats are using this issue to distract from the wrongdoing by Vice President Biden and his son.”

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Rep. Jim Jordan and Ohio Democrats React to House Speaker Pelosi’s Call for Impeachment Proceedings

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced late Tuesday she is moving forward with impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) and Ohio Democrats responded.

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Bikers for Trump Ohio Plan Massive ‘Trump for America’ Party October 12th in Mansfield

Bikers for Trump Ohio is not waiting around for 2020 to encourage people to support President Trump – they have planned a “yuge” party for the second weekend of October. The event even has its own Facebook Page, “October 12th Trump for America Party.”

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Pastor Sees African-American Community Rising Up Against Abortion, Credits President Trump and Exposure of Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Parts

  The National Black ProLife Coalition was joined by approximately 75 pro-life leaders and supporters from around Ohio and the nation at their press conference at Preterm Abortion Clinic in Cleveland on Tuesday. The purpose was to draw attention to the tragic abortion-related death of Tia Parks. Although the local…

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Ohio Senate Committee Hears Bill to Ban Bump Stocks

The Ohio Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee had a slate full of gun control bills to hear on Tuesday. The first bill to be heard was State Senator Cecil Thomas’ (D-Cincinnati) Senate Bill 62.

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Republican Women’s Group of Warren County Has Their Trump Event Cancelled Due to Threats

The Lebanon, Mason & Monroe Railroad in Warren County has been the subject of threats and intimidation after the Republican Women of Warren County paid them for a “Trump Train” fundraiser. Republican groups spent thousands of dollars in preparation, only to have the organization pull out of the event.

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