August 4, 2015

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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…

Oberlin superintendent: School closure on table if Nov. issue fails

OBERLIN — Oberlin Schools could be faced with closing a school and consolidating to save money if the bond issue planned for the November ballot does not pass. Incoming Superintendent David Hall said the main goal remains passing the 4.75-mill bond issue that would raise $16.75 million over the course of 37 years. The funding Read More…

Democrats meet in Iowa for first 2016 face-off

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidates are descending on Iowa for the first face-off of their 2016 primary, a contest that remains dominated by the outsized political influence of Hillary Rodham Clinton. All five Democratic primary candidates are on the program for a dinnertime fundraiser sponsored by the state party in Cedar Rapids, creating an opportunity Read More…

Petitioners to change county government fail to meet quota

ELYRIA — For the second year in a row, a group pushing to reform Lorain County government has failed to gather enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot. Citizens for Equal Representation will try again next year to gather the necessary signatures to put their plan before voters, former county Commissioner Dave Moore Read More…

GOP against Iran nuke deal — whether they’ve read it or not

WASHINGTON — Republicans fall into two camps when it comes to President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Some are against it, while others want to read it before announcing their opposition. Either way, they are laying down markers for next year’s campaigns for the White House and control of Congress. They question the deal’s Read More…

In early states, Trump has organization — if not preparation

CONCORD, N.H. — In a state where early organization is key to a successful presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s New Hampshire operation has the trappings of a legitimate political organization. He’s got seven full-time staffers in New Hampshire, a sprawling office space in Manchester with walls displaying Trump photos and quotations, and a schedule that’s put Read More…

Horn seeks dismissal of Flores’ lawsuit

ELYRIA — Lawyers representing Ryan Horn have asked a county judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores challenging the results of the May Democratic primary that cost Flores his seat representing the city’s 2nd Ward. Horn’s lawyers contend that because Flores’ attorney, Gerald Phillips, didn’t include the Lorain County Read More…

Wisconsin governor Walker makes it official with Tweet: ‘I’m in’

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced on social media Monday morning that he’s running for president, tweeting “I’m in.” Walker, a Republican who built a national profile largely due to his clashes with labor unions, also released a campaign video at the same time declaring his entry in the race. The video is Read More…

Glut of money, Republican presidential candidates leads to shortage of available Fox News ad time

WASHINGTON — It’s the stuff of Republican nightmares: Fox News runs out of advertising time. But in an election bursting with money from an expected 17 Republican presidential candidates and dozens of outside groups supporting them, NCC Media, the company that handles placement of political ads for most of the country’s cable systems, is already Read More…