Tim Ryan Outraged Over Trump’s Decision to Use Military Funds to Secure the Southern Border with ‘The Wall’

  The Trump administration on Thursday notified Congress it was using $3.8 billion in military funds to help build the border wall along the Mexico-US border. In its reasoning, the White House told Congress that this small percentage of the military budget was needed to support “high priority interests” along…

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Ohio Republican Party Withdraws Its Endorsement of Joe Dills After Vowing Not to Endorse Primary Candidates

State representative candidate Joe Dills may have been unendorsed by the Ohio Republican Party — but the question on many people’s minds is why he was endorsed in the first place, when the state party leader once said she would steer clear of making endorsements in primaries and that she wanted to unite the party.

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Rep. Jim Jordan Raised $1.4 Million in Fourth Quarter After Taking Role in Trump’s Defense

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) significantly outraised many of his colleagues in Ohio’s congressional delegation during the final quarter of 2019, including both of the state’s U.S. senators.

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Ohio Democrats Call Trump ‘Racist’ and ‘Un-American’ in Response to Controversial Tweet

  Ohio Democrats are calling President Donald Trump “racist” and “un-American” for a controversial tweet he posted over the weekend. “So interesting to see ‘progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world,…

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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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Department of Commerce Awards $600,000 to Help Northeast Ohio Address Economic Downturn

  The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced a $600,000 investment to help Northeast Ohio address the economic downturn in the region caused by the closure of the General Motors Lordstown facility and the decline in the coal economy. In a press release, the DOC said its Economic Development Administration…

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Tim Ryan Compares Trump’s Salute to America to ‘Dictatorships in China, North Korea, and Iran’

  Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13), a 2020 candidate, sent a letter this week to the Trump Administration demanding answers on the costs associated with the president’s Fourth of July “Salute to America.” The Salute to America occurred Thursday evening at the Lincoln Memorial. Ryan compared the military-themed event to North…

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Ilhan Omar Pushes Back on Use of Terrorist Watchlist with Support of CAIR

  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) recently issued a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting information about the “dissemination of data” from the country’s Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB), commonly referred to as the terrorist watchlist. Omar was joined by ten of her congressional colleagues in crafting the letter, including…

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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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Youngstown’s Only Daily Newspaper Closing Its Doors After 150 Years

  The Vindicator, the only daily newspaper for the community of Youngstown, announced Saturday that it will be closing its doors by the end of August after 150 years of publication. The news was first reported Friday night by 21-WFMJ-TV, and was confirmed Saturday in a letter from The Vindicator…

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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 Votes in Favor of Reauthorizing the Hyde Amendment Even Though He Said He’s Against It

  Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) voted for a spending bill that reauthorized the Hyde Amendment after saying last month he would repeal the amendment. The House of Representatives passed the Labor and Health and Human Services appropriations bill 226-223 Wednesday, according to Fox News. Seven Democrats, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…

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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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Ohio Democrats Renew Gun Control Efforts on Gun Violence Awareness Day

  Ohio Democrats took to Twitter Friday to renew their calls for gun control legislation on the fifth annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day. “Our members will wear orange this weekend in support of a future free of gun violence. Learn more about how Ohio House Dems are advocating for…

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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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Ohio’s Presidential Hopeful Tim Ryan Moves to Flip on ‘Impeachment’

  Ohio Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) has tightened his stance on impeaching President Trump after Robert Mueller’s press conference this week. “I don’t want to impeach him. I have been around 20 years and I know what will exactly happen. It is going to be very divisive for our country.…

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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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Ohio Cities Partake in Pro-Abortion ‘Stop the Bans’ Protests

  Pro-abortion activists across the country organized “Stop the Bans” rallies on Tuesday, several of which occurred in Ohio. In Columbus, protesters lined the streets outside of Gov. Mike DeWine’s office, chanting: “Keep abortions safe and legal!” Several protesting outside the governor’s office for the ‘Stop the Ban’ protest pic.twitter.com/kda5faqQpl…

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Three Ohio Democrats Vote in Favor of Bill Legalizing ‘Religious Discrimination’

  Three members of Ohio’s congressional delegation voted in favor of the Equality Act, an expansive bill focused on civil rights for LGBT people. The mainstream media described the legislation, a top priority of House Democrats, as one that will prohibit discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender…

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Tim Ryan, Who Was Once Pro-Life, Says He Would Have Pro-Choice ‘Litmus Test’ for SCOTUS Nominees

  Ohio Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate Tim Ryan said on Thursday that he would “most definitely” have a Roe v. Wade “litmus test” for Supreme Court nominees, were he to become president. “If you’re president, would you essentially have a Roe litmus test for judges?” host Chuck Todd asked…

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Tim Ryan on Biden’s China Comments: ‘Stunningly Out of Touch’

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) called former Vice President Joe Biden’s opinion on the economic threat posed by China “stunningly out of touch” during an appearance Saturday night on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show.” “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man,” Biden said during a campaign stop in…

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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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Tim Ryan on Biden Announcement: ‘I Don’t Think People Are Looking for a Superstar’

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) was on the road Friday morning after former Vice President Joe Biden officially declared candidacy, but he sat down with local media in New Hampshire to discuss the announcement. “Obviously he’s from Scranton, I’m from just outside of Youngstown—very similar communities. I think similar approaches to…

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Tim Ryan Announces Support for Requiring 2020 Candidates to Participate in Climate Debate

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) announced Monday that he supports U.S. Youth Climate Strike’s petition to require the Democratic 2020 presidential candidates to have a debate on climate change. “I’m in! Climate change demands unprecedented action that requires our full and complete attention. This is an economic issue, a social justice…

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Ohio’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.4 Percent from February to March

Ohio’s state unemployment rate is at an 18 year low even after General Motors closing down its Lordstown factory. The Buckeye state’s unemployment dropped from 4.6 percent in February to 4.4 percent in March. The last time Ohio’s unemployment reached 4.4 percent back was in August of 2001. Despite this…

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Tim Ryan Says It Is ‘Intellectually Dishonest’ to Call Obama-Turned-Trump Supporters ‘Racist’

Ohio’s Rep Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) once again went against traditional Democratic talking points by saying it is “intellectually dishonest” to call 2016 Trump voters “racist.” The Presidential hopeful made these remarks in a recent appeal to people in Iowa who were Obama and Trump supporters, according to the Iowa Gazette. “I…

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Ohio’s Tim Ryan Says He’s ‘Concerned’ With Rise of Socialism in His Party, But Calls Health Care a ‘Human Right’

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13), a 2020 presidential hopeful, said on CNN Wednesday that he’s “concerned” about the rise of socialism within the Democratic Party. “I’m concerned about it because if we are going to de-carbonize the American economy it’s not going to be some centralized bureaucracy in Washington, D.C. that’s…

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