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May 26 – June 1, 2018
The accidental speaker is leading from behind as the GOP descends into chaos and drags Ohioans along with it. His new “demand”: lawmakers tell him what they want to do.
Over 6 weeks into the GOP War of the Egos, it’s clear that GOP legislators care more about themselves than working for their constituents. The only positive is the bill they can’t pass: stand your ground.
Lawmakers are getting so desperate to end this childishness that they’re suggesting law enforcement collect all the members and force them to vote. Kind of like when you were seven and your mom didn’t let you quit the soccer team because you “made a commitment.”
The lack of a speaker hasn’t stopped Republicans from stomping on democracy.
Trump continues to throw his own Jeff Sessions under the bus, claiming that he wishes he hadn’t chosen him to be attorney general. Too bad Trump’s transition team was too busy drinking to read DOJ rules.
After pardoning the once-respected and now-laughingstock conservative troll Dinesh D’Souza, Trump began suggesting who else could benefit from his random musings. Martha Stewart – who used her wealth and fame to rig the stock market through insider trading – and disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich seem to be next on his radar (looks like that op-ed worked).
Surprising no one, Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani actually said “Lying … isn’t black and white” when discussing Stewart.
As the Physician Action Network’s Dr. Ean Bett explains, Trump wants to erode the vital trust between doctors and patients by preventing physicians from providing all information. He rallied so that “you know your doctors are fighting for you.”
NARAL has launched a $5 million campaign to target anti-choice Republicans, and there’s a chance some of that investment makes its way to Ohio’s 1st Congressional District. Representative Steve Chabot – who’s notorious for supporting legislation to deny women access to health care – is going up against Hamilton County clerk of courts, who once called former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards “a personal hero.”
Showing their desperation to hold Ohio’s 12th Congressional District, Republicans sent Speaker Paul Ryan to raise funds for their candidate (so far) state Rep. Troy Balderson. Considering that like his predecessor John Boehner he’s fleeing from his own party and retiring at the end of the year, Ryan may not be the best messenger…
The election includes newcomers to the local political scene and may set the tone for the 2018 midterms.
Ohioans back a proposal to prevent dialysis clinics from taking advantage of patients by overcharging them, with over 67 percent supporting the initiative according to the most recent poll.
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While most Republicans are fleeing from ECOT as fast as possible, state Rep. Troy Balderson and candidate for OH-12 stands behind the scandal-plagued school. American Bridge is running this ad to remind voters of his commitment to the taxpayer theft scam.
A study by Case Western Reserve University says that if Ohio invests in green energy technology, 20,000 jobs could be created. Emerson Electric in Dayton is already leading the way, and more could follow.
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