The New York Times Mocked for ‘Profoundly Stupid’ Endorsement of Both Klobuchar and Warren

Commentators from across the political spectrum ruthlessly mocked The New York Times editorial board for its reality-TV style endorsement process, which resulted in the endorsements of both Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren.

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Register for The Ohio Star Constitution Bee, Coming to Columbus in May 2020

  The Ohio Star Constitution Bee will be held at a location to be announced shortly in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, May 2, 2020. The event is sponsored by The Star News Education Foundation, a newly formed non-profit. Star News Digital Media, which owns The Ohio Star, The Tennessee Star,…

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Former Kasich Strategist Partners with George Conway to Launch Never-Trump Super PAC

An alumnus of former Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign has joined George Conway in launching a new never-Trump super PAC with the explicit purpose of “defeating President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box.”

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Midwest Swing Voters View Open Borders, Medicare-for-All as ‘Bad Ideas,’ Poll Finds

A new poll examining voter preferences in four former “blue wall” states, including Minnesota, found that a majority of swing voters view Medicare-for-all and open borders as “bad ideas.”

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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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Trump Campaign Flew Aerial Anti-Socialism Banner in Ohio Skies Ahead of Dem Debate

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign employed aerial advertising across the city of Westerville, Ohio ahead of Tuesday night’s Democratic debate at Otterbein University.

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Ilhan Omar Endorses Bernie Sanders, Two Other Members of ‘The Squad’ Expected to Follow Suit

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) announced her endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) 2020 presidential campaign ahead of Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, joining Attorney General Keith Ellison in skipping over hometown candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

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Minnesota DFL Says It ‘Can’t Keep Up’ with Trump Campaign in New Fundraiser

Minnesota’s DFL Party launched a new “money blizzard” fundraising campaign this week and admitted in an announcement that it “just can’t keep up” with President Donald Trump’s campaign efforts in the state.

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Poll Shows Trump Struggling in Key Battleground States, Slight Edge in Michigan

A new poll released last week by the public affairs firm Firehouse Strategies shows President Donald Trump either statistically tied or behind three top Democratic candidates in key Midwest states.

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NRA-ILA’s David Conte to Speak at Ohio’s We the People Convention September 21

The Eighth Annual We the People Convention will be held on Saturday, September 21 in Dublin. They have announced another major speaker will be joining them – David Conte, NRA-ILA’s (National Rifle Association Institute of Legislative Action) Grassroots Field Coordinator. The focus will be winning Ohio again in 2020.

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Cleveland City Council Adopts Resolution in Support of Background Checks Ballot Initiative

The Cleveland City Council held its first meeting Monday night after the summer recess and unanimously approved of a resolution in support of universal background checks statewide.

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Commentary: The Two Ticking Time Bombs of the Coming Election

It is now clearer than ever that the whole Trump-Russia collusion argument, as many of us have been loudly proclaiming since it began, is a monstrous hoax, “a conspiracy so immense”—to use Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s infamous words in his attack upon General George C. Marshall in 1951—that it has been hard for the public to take it on board.

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Ohio Liberty Coalition Will Start Petition to Have Any Red Flag Law Placed on Ballot

The Ohio Liberty Coalition, a grassroots conservative organization, said it will start a petition to have any red flag law that passes the Ohio Legislature placed on the 2020 ballot for voters to decide on.

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Political Analyst Who Accurately Predicted House Races Thinks Trump Will Lose Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania

The Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy, a research institute at Christopher Newport University, accurately predicted that Democrats would pick up more than 40 seats in the U.S. House in the 2018 midterm elections. Now they believe President Donald Trump will lose key battleground states like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania in 2020.

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Warren Pitches Free-College at Minnesota School That Costs Up to $68,000 Per Year

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren brought her free-college message Monday evening to Macalester College, a progressive haven located in St. Paul, Minnesota that costs up to $68,000 a year to attend.

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Bob Paduchik Kicked to the Curb as ‘Senior Advisor,’ Will Reportedly Have ‘Nothing to Do With Trump Campaign Operation in Ohio’

Bob Paduchik, who served as the Ohio state director for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, will have “nothing to do with the Trump campaign operation in Ohio” this time around, according to Tea Party groups in the state.

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Trump and Pence Celebrate America’s ‘Wins’ at Cincinnati Rally

Cincinnati, Ohio — President Donald Trump spoke to a packed crowd of thousands of enthusiastic supporters Thursday night in downtown Cincinnati at the U.S. Bank Arena.

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Ilhan Omar Has Nine Percent Approval Rating Among Swing-State Voters

  An internal poll reportedly “making the rounds of some of the most influential Democrats in America” shows that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) has a nine percent approval rating among swing-state voters. The poll was obtained exclusively by Axios, which reports that the poll was conducted in May by Democratic…

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President Trump Visits Northeast Ohio for Fundraiser

  President Donald Trump visited Northeast Ohio Friday night for a fundraiser after swinging through Wisconsin earlier in the day. The event was a private fundraising dinner in the Hunting Valley area, but his campaign didn’t disclose any more details. Air Force One touched down at the Cleveland Hopkins International…

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Tim Ryan Touts Endorsements of Aldermen in New Hampshire City

  Rep. Tim Ryan’s (D-OH-13) presidential campaign recently received the endorsements of three of Manchester, New Hampshire’s 14 aldermen. “I’m excited to announce endorsements from three of Manchester’s Aldermen. Thank you Alderman Tim Baines of Ward 3, Alderman Bill Barry of Ward 10, and At-Large Alderman Dan O’Neil,” Ryan wrote…

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Ohio’s Presidential Candidate Tim Ryan Finds Some Support for ‘Worst’ Debate Performance, But Polls at Zero Percent Overall

  Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) polled at zero percent in a post-debate survey of Democratic-leaning voters from Quinnipiac University. He did, however, receive one percent of the vote in the “worst” debate performance category. The poll was released July 2 following the Democratic Party’s two-night show in Miami. Overall, former…

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Pro-Abortion Group Will Invest $20 Million in State Legislative Races in Minnesota, Ohio and More

  A national pro-abortion group recently announced that it plans to spend $20 million during the 2020 election cycle to help pro-choice state legislative candidates. EMILY’s List, the self-described “largest resource for women in politics,” said it will specifically target races in 10 different states, including Minnesota and Ohio. The…

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Ohio’s Presidential Hopeful Tim Ryan Calls Trump-Kim Meeting ‘Appeasement Tour,’ Compares to ‘Chamberlain Going to Talk to Hitler’

  Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) was making the rounds on cable news Sunday morning and attacked President Donald Trump for his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone. On Sunday, Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to cross the border from South Korea…

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Ohio’s Tim Ryan Claims He Was ‘Interrupted’ During 9/11 Gaffe, Told Reporters After Debate: ‘I’m Right’

  Rep. Tim Ryan’s (D-OH-13) presidential campaign is pushing back on claims that he didn’t know who was responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks during Wednesday night’s first debate. As The Ohio Star reported, one of the most memorable exchanges of the evening came towards the end of the debate…

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9/11 Gaffe, Technical Difficulties, Spanish Responses: Highlights from ‘BORING’ First Debate

  Ten Democratic presidential candidates took to the debate stage in Miami, Florida Wednesday night for the first of a two-night event. President Donald Trump weighed in on the debate with just one word: “BORING!” BORING! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2019 He later criticized NBC News after…

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Tim Ryan Claims Economy Will Be ‘Achilles’ Heel’ for Trump in 2020

  In a recent interview with USA Today, 2020 hopeful Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) predicted that the economy will be “an Achilles’ heel” for President Donald Trump in his reelection campaign. “I know that the president wants a campaign on the economy. But I’m going to campaign on the economy…

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Tim Ryan Blames Rise of Identity Politics on Republicans in Fiery South Carolina Speech

  Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) joined his fellow presidential competitors in South Carolina Saturday for the South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention. Ryan delivered a fiery speech on the importance of nominating a candidate from the Midwest, and urged South Carolinians to “send Lindsey Graham packing.” “I believe that the…

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Tim Ryan Thinks ‘Every Aspect of Society’ Should Be Focused on Curbing Climate Change

  Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) said that if he’s elected president he would make sure “every aspect of society” is focused on curbing climate change. Ryan recently sat down with The New York Times for its “Meet the Candidates” series where he answered a number of questions about his presidential…

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Tim Ryan Wants Social-Emotional Learning in Every Public School Nationwide

  2020 hopeful Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) wants to introduce social-emotional learning standards to every public school in the country. The Ohio Star’s Beth Lear recently did a deep dive on the Ohio State Board of Education’s efforts to bring social-emotional learning to the state. “This is part of a…

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Tim Ryan Says Trump ‘Hasn’t Done a Damn Thing’ for the Economy

  Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) said during a Thursday night appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah that President Donald Trump “hasn’t done a damn thing” for the economy. Noah began the interview by congratulating Ryan for making the first Democratic debate, scheduled for June 26 and 27 in…

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Tim Ryan Releases Statement in Support of Impeachment Proceedings

  Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) said the House “must begin impeachment proceedings” in a statement released Tuesday morning. Republicans criticized Ryan, a 2020 hopeful, for using the impeachment issue to “breakthrough in a crowded primary field” and “satiate his radical base.” But Ryan claims he came to the decision “after…

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Trump Reveals Major Detail About 2020 Presidential Run

by Evie Fordham   President Donald Trump revealed a major detail about his 2020 presidential run announcement in a tweet Friday afternoon. “I will be announcing my Second Term Presidential Run with First Lady Melania, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence on June 18th in Orlando, Florida,…

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Tim Ryan Leads the Pack in Missed Votes, Third Most Absent Member in the House

  Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) has missed 70 votes since the start of the 116th Congress, putting him near the top of the pack in this category among his fellow 2020 Democratic contenders. According to a project from ProPublica, Ryan missed 31.6 percent of all votes in the House as…

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USDA Moves Staff Out of D.C., Ohio Tea Party Say It’s a Good Start

  The We the People Convention, an Ohio-based tea party organization, urged President Donald Trump to move more federal agencies out of Washington, D.C. after news broke that his administration was planning to move offices for the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of the swamp. “I have long believed that…

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Pelosi Delivers Rousing Speech to Ohio Democrats: ‘We Will Turn Ohio Blue’

  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Democrats to “turn Ohio blue” in a passionate speech at the Ohio Democratic Party’s annual Legacy Dinner in Columbus Friday night. Pelosi spent the early portions of her speech touting the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives and the legislation new…

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