August 31, 2015

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Scott Walker returns to Iowa, hopes to regain footing for stumbling campaign

ONAWA, Iowa — With his sleeves rolled up, Scott Walker wowed Iowa Republicans in January at one of the first events of the 2016 campaign — a moment that shot the Wisconsin governor into the top-tier of GOP candidates for president. In the months since, Walker has slowly fallen back into the pack of more Read More…

Horn sues Flores, claims defamation

ELYRIA — Bail bondsman Tony Horn sued Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores and attorney Gerald Phillips on Friday, accusing them of defamation in their efforts to overturn Flores’ loss in the May Democratic primary to Horn’s son, Ryan Horn. The lawsuit alleged Flores and Phillips improperly accused the elder Horn of rigging the election in Read More…

Trump breaks mold with lean campaign operation

NEWARK, N.J. — Not only is Donald Trump an unconventional candidate, he’s got a campaign operation that turns the conventional wisdom of electoral politics on its head. While Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton boasts an army of more than 350 paid staffers, Trump’s operation fields less than a tenth that number. It includes a coterie of Read More…

Gibbs billboard targets Brinda quote

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ELYRIA — Republican mayoral candidate Garry Gibbs isn’t waiting for the traditional start of the campaign season to come after Labor Day; he’s already out with billboards attacking Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda. One of Gibbs’ billboards, near Second Street and East Avenue, criticizes Brinda’s economic development efforts and features a man holding a sign that Read More…

Trump opens second front in media war, picks fight with Univision anchor

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has opened up a new media feud, taking on another popular TV news personality even as his appearances continue to draw big ratings. Trump engaged in a prolonged confrontation Tuesday with Jorge Ramos, the Miami-based anchor for Univision, during a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa. Ramos stood Read More…

What’s behind ‘anchor baby,’ the latest buzz phrase

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump took heat when he spoke about “anchor babies” and seemed to relish the fallout from his latest provocation in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Then Jeb Bush echoed the phrase and found himself on defense — and increasingly exasperated. Some call the phrase derogatory. Others, such as GOP candidate Read More…

Oberlin school board to vote tonight to pull bond issue from ballot

OBERLIN — Oberlin Schools intends to pull its upcoming bond issue from the November ballot, said Superintendent David Hall. In an email sent Monday, Hall said the board made the decision after garnering input from the community and internally reflecting on how it thinks it is best to proceed. “This change in course is difficult,” Read More…

Burge to challenge Rothgery for judgeship

Christopher Rothgery

ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge said Monday he will seek to return to the bench next year by challenging his former colleague, county Common Pleas Judge Christopher Rothgery. Both Burge and Rothgery pulled petitions Monday to run in the Democratic primary next year, county Board of Elections Director Paul Adams Read More…

Hillary plays small ball, going hyperlocal in Iowa appearances

DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Clinton has gone hyperlocal in Iowa. In her many visits to the leadoff caucus state, the Democratic presidential contender has spoken about the Republican governor’s efforts to close mental health institutions, mourned a murder in an Iowa City area mall, deplored the deportation of an area pastor originally from Honduras Read More…

Hillary faces fresh worries from Congressional Dems over email

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing fresh worries among congressional Democrats about her use of a private email account while serving as secretary of state, as new polls signal that the inquiry is taking a toll on her presidential campaign. The Democratic front-runner’s campaign has taken steps to defend her against allegations she may Read More…