September 2, 2015

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Marijuana issue makes fall ballot

COLUMBUS  — Ohio voters will have the chance to decide this fall whether marijuana should be legalized for medicinal and recreational use. The state’s elections chief said Wednesday that ResponsibleOhio’s legalization proposal met the state’s petition signature requirements to qualify for the November ballot. Organizers had initially fallen short of valid signatures. They gathered some Read More…

Hillary giving up server to Justice Department

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign casts her decision to turn over her personal email server to the Justice Department as cooperating with investigators. Her Republican critics suggest that the move and new revelations about classified information points to her malfeasance as secretary of state. Two emails that traversed Clinton’s personal system were subsequently given Read More…

Bush hits back, blames Hillary for rise of Islamic State

BURBANK, California — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will step up his criticism of Hillary Clinton and her tenure as secretary of state on Tuesday, arguing in a speech on foreign policy the Democratic front-runner shares in the mistakes that he says led to the rise of the Islamic State. The former Florida governor will Read More…

Trump-inspired debate drama highlights unsettled GOP field

CLEVELAND — It took just one question for chaos to erupt in Cleveland. “Is there anyone on stage, and can I see hands, who is unwilling tonight to pledge your support to the eventual nominee of the Republican Party and pledge to not run an independent campaign against that person,” asked Fox News’ Bret Baier Read More…

Wolfey’s watch party draws supporters

ELYRIA — Being president is not brain surgery, but that didn’t concern a group of supporters for Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson. If the electorate were comprised of those who gathered for the Republican presidential debate watch party at Wolfey’s Bistro & Pub on Thursday night, Carson would be the Republican nominee. Most of Read More…

Local Republican officials: Trump lost standing in debate

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CLEVELAND — Republicans and political watchers said they were mostly impressed by what they saw when the crowded Republican presidential field turned out for the first debates of the campaign Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena. John Green, director of the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, said he was impressed by Read More…

Area Democrats entertained, disappointed by debate

CLEVELAND — Local Democrats who watched the GOP debate Thursday night in Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland said afterward it was entertaining but little else. Lorain County Democratic Chairman Anthony Giardini said he didn’t watch the first debate involving the Republican candidates who didn’t make the prime-time cut — but what stood out about the Read More…

Ohio Democrats attack Republicans before debate

Nina Turner

CLEVELAND — With the town abuzz for the first Republican debate among 2016 presidential candidates, Democrats tried to upstage the nighttime event with an afternoon news conference in which they poked at the Republican policies and the candidates themselves. The fact that the debate was being held on the anniversary of the Voting Right Act Read More…

Candidate’s dad: I didn’t live at voter registration address

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ELYRIA — Bail bondsman Tony Horn admitted on the stand Thursday that he didn’t live at 924 W. Seventh Court, which he listed as his current address when he cast a provisional ballot in the May Democratic primary. But he said that he used to live there and continued to receive mail at that address, Read More…

GOP debate in Cleveland: Protesters gather outside Quicken Loans Arena

Brad Dicken and Jon Wysochanski The Chronicle-Telegram CLEVELAND — Protesters outside Quicken Loans Arena aren’t fans of the ideas being espoused inside during tonight’s Republican debates. Brad Woodhouse, president of Americans United for Change, told a large crowd that it’s time to shine a spotlight on how out of touch the Republican Party is. “This Read More…