Commentary: Democrats Hoist Their Own Petard

Since at least 2016, CNN has mostly ceased being a news agency, but that hasn’t stopped it from being an active participant in #TheResistance. The network is so caught up in the fervor of this movement that many of its guests and regular hosts have been fired, reprimanded, or apologized for threats to the president or general obscene references (e.g., Reza Aslan, the late Anthony Bourdain, Kathy Griffin).

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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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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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Congressman Jordan Asked Key Questions During Impeachment ‘Show’

The impeachment inquiry began in Washington Wednesday. Recent appointee to the committee, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04), asked key questions during the hearing which Fox News referred to as “the show.”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Commentary: Deficits Are Secondary to What You’re Paying For

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“I am not worried about the deficit,” Ronald Reagan famously said. “It is big enough to take care of itself.”

If you pay attention to the libertarian purists, President Reagan earns mixed reviews on his economic policies. After all, in 1983, the federal budget deficit exceeded 6 percent of GDP. But Reagan was untroubled by federal budget deficits for at least two reasons, and in both cases he has been vindicated by history.

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Ohio Strong Action Kicks Off 2020 Campaign in Delaware County

Ohio Strong Action kicked off their 2020 campaign this weekend in the city of Delaware. The PAC’s Chair, Mike Gibbons, said, “I am excited for our door to door kickoff. Educating Ohioans on the positive accomplishments Trump has enacted is our main objective. We have a President who is keeping his word and has the guts to fight for the American citizens.”

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Anti-Sex Trafficking Activist Says ‘No Question’ Trump Has Done More Than Previous Presidents

Anti-sex trafficking activist and filmmaker Jaco Booyens told Fox News host Mark Levin there is “no question” President Donald Trump has done more than previous presidents to address sex trafficking.

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Former Miss Ohio Madison Gesiotto Talks to 2nd Amendment Supporters at Ohioans for Concealed Carry Event

POWELL, Ohio — Ohioans for Concealed Carry (OFCC) welcomed Madison Gesiotto to their 16th annual picnic in Liberty Township Park on Saturday. The fun-filled day included good food, dozens of 2nd Amendment supporters, prizes and speakers whose timing could not have been better.

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Billy Graham’s Rapid Response Team Helps the Hurting in Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio — The same day President Donald Trump visited Dayton to comfort and support the victims, first responders and a hurting city still reeling from the shooting in the Historic Oregon District, chaplains with Billy Graham’s Rapid Response Team were also on the ground. In fact, they’d started to arrive in the city before the sun had set on the day of the shooting.

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Tensions at Dayton Crime Scene as Trump Supporters Express Anger with Mayor for Encouraging Protests

DAYTON, Ohio — The temperature climbed to near 90 degrees on 5th Street in the Oregon District as hundreds of people lined the street, waiting for President Donald Trump to drive through the crime scene of Dayton’s Sunday morning mass shooting. Trump never came, but supporters, protesters, media and residents created a tense mix that almost boiled over.

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Supporters Greet VP Pence After Touching Down at Rickenbacker Enroute to New Manufacturing Plant in Lancaster

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An enthusiastic crowd stood in the rain at Rickenbacker International Airport Tuesday morning, waiting on the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence. The vice president was in town to celebrate another manufacturing victory for the Trump administration — the expansion of Canadian company Magna Seating.

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Jim Renacci and Ohio’s Future Foundation Stop by the Ohio Liberty Coalition’s Statewide Meeting

  SAINT LOUISVILLE, Ohio – Former Congressman and current President of Ohio’s Future Foundation, Jim Renacci, joined nearly 200 attendees at the Ohio Liberty Coalition’s Statewide Meeting on Saturday to share his pro-growth vision for Ohio. “I was in Congress eight years. I’m back in the state because I think…

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Rep. Jim Jordan Slams Democrats for Handling of Border Crisis: ‘Fabricating Stories of Cruelty’

  Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) slammed Democrats for their handling of the crisis at the southern border during a recent hearing before the House Oversight Committee. “What we’re going to hear from Democrats this morning is astonishing. It will be truly astonishing. For months they’ve declared there wasn’t even a…

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Ohio Liberty Coalition: Nearly 200 Conservative Activists Gathered to Gear Up for 2020

  SAINT LOUISVILLE, Ohio — Nearly 200 conservative activists gathered in the Licking County countryside Saturday for the Ohio Liberty Coalition‘s statewide meeting to celebrate “The Blessings of Liberty.” Vice President Barry Momyer emceed the event and President John McAvoy oversaw the activities along with members and supporters from around…

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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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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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Constituents Plan ‘Squash Amash’ Rally, Call for Congressman’s Resignation

  Pro-Trump Michiganders are a planning a “Squash Amash” rally for Flag Day outside of Rep. Justin Amash’s (R-MI-03) Grand Rapids office in response to his comments in support of impeaching the president. “Join us on Flag Day and President Trump’s birthday outside the Amash office in Grand Rapids and…

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Republican Star John James Announces Senate Run on D-Day

  Veteran John James, one of Michigan’s rising Republicans stars, announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate Thursday morning, the 75th anniversary of D-Day. “I would like to announce that I am running for U.S. Senate after careful deliberation and thoughtful prayer,” James said during an appearance on “Fox &…

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China, Tariffs, Trade, Cost and Prices: An Explainer

by Rick Manning   Stock markets go up and down based upon the latest trade rumors. Predictions of price hikes make headlines, yet the inflation rate remains at the levels, 2.0 percent at last count, desired by the Federal Reserve. What is going on?  And is this even really a trade war with…

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Ohio’s Future Foundation Pushes Pro-Business Policies to Help All Residents Prosper

  YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former Congressman Jim Renacci and Ohio’s Future Foundation (OHFF) were hosted by the Mahoning County Republican Party Tuesday evening.  The GOP group held a social for OHFF in their meeting room in Youngstown. Rick Barron, the Mahoning County Leader, announced that, ‘Tom (Weyand – OHFF’s Outreach…

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Commentary: Tariff Hawks Got It All Wrong When They Predicted ‘Another Great Depression’ from Trump’s America-First Trade Policies

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by Robert Romano   In 2016, when President Donald Trump ran on his America first trade agenda, much of the conventional wisdom was that, if implemented, his tariffs would wreck the U.S. economy. It would have the same impact as the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Act, and so the prediction goes, lead to…

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Report: Trump Might Be Preparing Memorial Day Pardons for Military Members

by Evie Fordham   President Donald Trump might be preparing to pardon a handful of military members accused or convicted of war crimes, according to a Saturday report from The New York Times citing two unnamed officials. The paperwork required for such pardons was reportedly requested on an expedited timeline,…

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Ohio Manufacturer Says Tariffs Have Brought ‘Growth’ and ‘Opportunities’ to Businesses

  MSNBC went to Ohio over the weekend to examine the impact of tariffs (separate from the Chinese tariffs) on businesses and retailers in the area. Glen Fish, CEO of Revere Plastics Systems, said that “since the tariff activities have kicked in, it has been a benefit for us.” “We’ve…

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Trump Announces New Occupant for Lordstown Plant

  President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that he spoke with General Motors CEO Mary Barra, who said GM will sell the vacant Lordstown factory to Workhorse, an electric truck manufacturer. The president also mentioned that GM is going to invest $700 million into three separate locations in Ohio. Trump expressed his support…

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Sherrod Brown, Tim Ryan Attack Trump Over Falcon Transport Closure

  Sen. Sherrod Brown slammed President Donald Trump Wednesday during a speech on the Senate floor in response to Falcon Transport’s announcement that it would be closing its door. The company, which serviced Lordstown’s General Motors plant, told its workers in an email Saturday that it was “not able to…

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Kasich Calls Trump’s Latest Immigration Proposal ‘Wacky’ and ‘Just Crazy’

Former Gov. John Kasich called President Donald Trump’s latest immigration plan “wacky” and “just crazy” during a CNN interview Friday morning. The Washington Post reported Thursday night that Trump was once again considering a plan to release migrants into self-declared sanctuary cities. Trump confirmed the report in a pair of…

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The Battleground State Report: Democrats’ Failure to Acknowledge the Crisis at the Southern Border

The Battleground State Report, airing Fridays at 8 am CST with Steve Gill, Michael Patrick Leahy, and Doug Kellett – is a one-hour radio show from Star News Digital Media in the early stages of a national weekend syndication rollout. With Gill out of studio, Leahy and Kellett talked about…

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