August 3, 2015

Elyria
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Hillary touts renewable energy in Iowa appearance

AMES, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says climate change is real and people are “just not paying attention” if they don’t acknowledge it. Addressing this issue Sunday, Clinton touted a program that would combat climate change at least in part by changing the tax code to promote renewable energy. “This is not complicated Read More…

Hillary calls for shift from ‘corporate capitalism’ to more long-term thinking

NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton wants to shift the mindset of corporate America from “quarterly capitalism” to a more long-term approach to the economy and plans to unveil proposals to hike capital gains taxes, review executive compensation rules and warn that shareholder activism can sometimes go too far. Clinton’s campaign said the Democratic presidential candidate Read More…

Kasich has lunch meeting with Romney today

WASHINGTON — The latest Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, is also the latest to be invited for a private meeting with Mitt Romney. Kasich plans to have lunch Thursday with the 2012 GOP nominee at Romney’s lakeside vacation home in New Hampshire. Kasich spokesman Chris Schrimpf said Romney extended the invitation after learning Read More…

Trump visits Mexico border as GOP continues to try to woo Hispanic voters

SAN ANTONIO — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit to the U.S.-Mexico border promises new challenges for the GOP’s years-in-the-making push to attract Hispanic voters. Trump has gone beyond the party’s hardline stance on illegal immigration, calling immigrants who cross the border illegally “criminals” and “rapists” and accusing Mexico’s government of deliberately sending felons into Read More…

Judge: Election lawsuit can go forward

ELYRIA — Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores’ lawsuit challenging the results of the May Democratic primary will go forward, a county judge ruled Wednesday. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski rejected a request from attorneys representing Ryan Horn, who narrowly defeated Flores, to throw out the case because the county Board of Elections wasn’t Read More…

Hillary blasts financial industry, but has no problem taking its money

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s economic agenda targets companies that focus on short-term profits and high-speed trading instead of investing in workers. The Democratic presidential candidate’s finance operation is going after their executives for another purpose — donations. A day after proposing higher capital gains taxes on short-term investors, Clinton raised at least $450,000 Tuesday Read More…

Kasich makes it official, jumps into 2016 Republican race

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COLUMBUS — Saying “big ideas change the world,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination Tuesday and set about trying to distinguish himself in a bustling contest with other high achievers. Kasich, 63, launched his campaign at Ohio State University before a crowd of 2,000 at an event marking the entry Read More…

Disavowed by GOP leaders, cheered by supporters, Trump carries on

CONCORD, N.H. — The Republican establishment may hope this is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump’s circus-like run for the presidency. But as the fallout intensifies after the billionaire businessman mocked Sen. John McCain’s war hero status, Trump’s supporters are more excited than ever about his chances. “I love to see them jump Read More…

Ohio governor Kasich poised to enter presidential race

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s John Kasich, a blunt governor who embraces conservative ideals but disdains the political sport of bashing Hillary Rodham Clinton, is to become the 16th notable Republican to enter the 2016 presidential race. The second-term governor and former congressman declares his candidacy Tuesday at Ohio State University, where as a freshman political science Read More…

Trump goes on defensive after McCain remarks as GOP sheds cautious approach

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain said Monday Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doesn’t need to apologize to him for remarks about his captivity in Vietnam, but should tell veterans and their families that he’s sorry. Appearing in a nationally broadcast interview, the Arizona Republican said, “When Mr. Trump says he prefers to be with people who Read More…