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Monday’s hot political stories

  • 1:27 pm Monday, May 23rd, 2016 by Anthony Shoemaker

Obama lifts arms ban in his first visit to Vietnam

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region that he has tried to place at the center of his foreign policy legacy. Read more on this story here

New poll numbers

Another day, another presidential poll. And this one has lots of people freaking out. A [More]

Local man in anti-Strickland ad had said company did better in 2010

  • 12:39 pm Friday, May 20th, 2016 by Lynn Hulsey

A Tipp City businessman is featured in a new political action committee ad criticizing former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, the Democrat running to unseat U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

Keith Kingrey, vice president of  SK Mold & Tool Co., a  Tipp City company owned by his family, says that Ohio lost 350,000 jobs during Strickland’s time as Ohio governor.

“Ted Strickland had to be doing something wrong for all these jobs to leave Ohio,” Kingrey said in the ad.

Strickland was governor from 2007-2010 and oversaw the state during the U.S. Great Recession. He was unseated after one term by John Kasich in [More]

Today’s hot political stories

  • 2:28 pm Thursday, May 19th, 2016 by Anthony Shoemaker
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Here’s a look at some of the hot political stories today:

Confederate flag to no longer fly at VA cemeteries

Trump over Clinton in new poll

A new national poll released by Fox News Wednesday shows Donald Trump defeating Hillary Clinton 45 percent to 42 percent in a general election. However, Trump’s lead is within the poll’s margin of error. Trump’s strength comes in male voters where he beats Clinton 55-33 percent, and independents where he [More]

ACLU challenging Cleveland on RNC protest permits

  • 1:09 pm Thursday, May 19th, 2016 by Laura Bischoff

The ACLU of Ohio says the city of Cleveland is violating the free speech rights of protest groups by delaying approval of their event permits for the Republican National Convention.

ACLU of Ohio fired off a letter to the city on behalf of Citizens for Trump, Organize Ohio and activist John Penley. Organizers can’t hold events without approved permits and city officials have said groups may have to wait until two weeks before the convention, the ACLU said.

“Delays by the city are effectively blocking groups from exercising their fundamental right to political expression,” said Christine Link, executive director of the ACLU [More]

Ohio wipes out ABV limit on beer

  • 6:12 pm Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by Laura Bischoff

Beer sold in Ohio will no longer have a 12-percent cap on the alcohol-by-volume, if Gov. John Kasich signs House Bill 37 into law.

The bill, which cleared its final legislative hurdle on Wednesday, will allow breweries to roll out the barrel on boozier brews. Any beer with more than a 12-percent ABV will have to be labeled high alcohol content, according to the bill.

Joe Waizmann, co-founder and president of Warped Wing Brewing Company in downtown Dayton, has said he favors eliminating the alcohol restriction on beer, even though beers that are brewed with 12 percent or more alcohol “are extremely [More]

Republicans gained most new partisan voters in March

  • 5:21 pm Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by Lynn Hulsey

The Republican Party gained more unaffiliated voters in the March primary than Democrats and three times as many Democrats switched to a Republican ballot compared to Republicans switching, according to data released on Tuesday by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

“The numbers suggest the Republicans benefited from a more engaged and energetic primary when compared to the Democrats,” said Mark Caleb Smith, director of Cedarville University’s Center for Political Studies. “These numbers, however, do not tell us much more than that. We do not know whether these were temporary decisions due to the unique nature of (Donald) Trump’s candidacy and [More]

Tuesday’s hot political stories

  • 3:40 pm Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 by Anthony Shoemaker
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Here’s a look at today’s hot political stories…

Kentucky and Oregon primaries

Democratic voters in Kentucky and Oregon head to the polls today. Republicans also vote today in Oregon. Hillary Clinton is hoping for a win in Kentucky to break Bernie Sanders’ winning streak. President Bill Clinton is actually the last Democrat to win in Kentucky. He won the Bluegrass state in 1992 and 1996. More on today’s elections here

Sanders Nevada scandal

The Associated Press reports that Nevada’s Democratic party warned the Democratic National Committee that Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters [More]

A look at Monday’s big political stories

  • 3:24 pm Monday, May 16th, 2016 by Anthony Shoemaker
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The Democrats face off in primaries in Kentucky and Oregon on Tuesday. Hillary Clinton made a big final push in Kentucky and Bernie Sanders is expected to do very well in Oregon as the primary heads toward the final states.

A win in at least one of the two upcoming contests would give Clinton momentum heading into the primaries in California and New Jersey in early June. Oregon is favorable terrain for Sanders, but Clinton’s campaign thinks the race is competitive in Kentucky, where she planned to spend Sunday [More]

John Kasich on CNN Monday night

  • 5:43 pm Friday, May 13th, 2016 by Anthony Shoemaker
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who ended his run for president on May 4 after losing the Indiana primary, is giving his first interview to Anderson Cooper on CNN.

The interview will air at 8 p.m.

Kasich is still mentioned as a possible vice presidential running mate for presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

Trump has said he is down to about five or six choices for vice president.

Trump to start raising money for campaign; won’t release tax returns

  • 2:08 pm Friday, May 13th, 2016 by Anthony Shoemaker
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Among the big political stories today, Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump is shifting from self-funding his campaign to raising money.

Trump recently hired a national finance chairman and is close to reaching a deal with the Republican Party that would enable him to solicit donations of more than $300,000 apiece from supporters, according to the Associated Press.

Read more on Trump’s efforts to raise money here.

Trump on Friday also said his tax returns are nobody’s business and he doesn’t plan to release them.

“It’s none of your business,” he told [More]

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