Senator Rob Portman, Kellyanne Conway Endorse Jane Timken in Ohio U.S. Senate Race

Former Ohio GOP Chair Jane Timken’s campaign for U.S. Senate has gained momentum, as Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and former Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway have endorsed the candidate.

Portman, whose seat Timken is running for, detailed that she was the best candidate to win the general election in November, a crucial seat for Republicans to gain control of the chamber.

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Bernie Moreno Drops Out of Ohio U.S. Senate Race, Receives Support from Former President Trump

Bernie Moreno, a businessman and Republican running for U.S. Senate, on Thursday suspended his campaign for the GOP nomination.

After meeting with former President Trump, Moreno and Trump cited too many “Trump candidates” as reason to exit the race.

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Air Force Academy Directs Questions on Firing Trump Advisors Back to White House

A day after the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy (USNA) refused to comment on whether they will enforce President Joe Biden’s directive to fire all of former President Donald J. Trump’s appointed advisors, the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) did the same. 

“[W]e’re going to have to refer you to the White House on this query,” USAFA’s Chief of Media Relations Dean Miller told The Tennessee Star by email.

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West Point, Naval Academy Dodge Questions on Biden Directive to Unlawfully Fire Trump Appointees from Advisory Boards

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point passed the buck back to the White House when asked Thursday whether it would follow President Joe Biden’s directive to fire appointees of former President Donald J. Trump from its advisory boards. 

“Members of the U.S. Military Academy’s Board of Visitors (BOV) are appointed by the President and members of Congress to provide independent advice and recommendations to the Academy’s leaders,” Lt. Col. Beth R. Smith, West Point’s Director of Public Affairs and Communications, told The Tennessee Star by email. 

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Ohio Senate Candidate Bernie Moreno Raises More Than $2 Million in Quarter

Bernie Moreno, a businessman and GOP candidate to replace retiring Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), announced on Tuesday a massive fundraising haul to end the quarter — totaling $2.25 million.

Moreno’s donations greatly outnumber the totals of his opponents on both the Republican and Democratic side. The closest candidate was Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13), who is running largely unopposed.

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Half Dozen Attendees at White House Announcement for Supreme Court Nominee Contract COVID

At least a half dozen attendees at last weekend’s White House announcement of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Most of those who became infected announced their diagnoses on Friday, hours after President Trump and first lady Melania Trump announced they had tested positive for COVID-19 and were quarantined. The president was later helicoptered to Walter Reed Medical Center for precautionary treatment.

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Kumar: Why Trump Still Has Time to Win Back the Hindu-American Vote

The Indian-born Chicago industrialist who takes credit for flipping the Hindu-American vote for candidate Donald J. Trump in the 2016 campaign is warning that unless something is done quickly, those voters will desert Trump his 2020 reelection fight.

“This time around, as far as the Indian-American or Hindu-American vote is concerned for Trump – it is completely, totally screwed up,” said Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar, who is the founder of the AVG group of companies that supply technology parts solutions to the automotive and telecommunications industry.

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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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Jim Jordan Says Dems Are Targeting Kellyanne Conway Because ‘She’s Good at What She Does’

  Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) said Wednesday that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is being targeted by Democrats because she’s “effective” as the House Oversight Committee voted to subpoena her for testimony. The vote to subpoena Conway, which passed 25 to 16, comes amid a recommendation from the Office of…

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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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Commentary: Democrat Excess Leads to New and Improved Trump in 2019

by Jeffrey A. Rendall   Predictions. It’s what New Year’s is all about. It goes without saying that 2018 was full of surprises. Heading into this year Republican majorities in both houses of Congress had just passed a massive reorganization of the federal tax code, including a sizeable tax cut…

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