May 29, 2016

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Is new Philippine president an emancipator, or dictator?

MANILA, Philippines — Rodrigo Duterte, the bombastic mayor of a major southern city, was heralded Tuesday as president-elect of the Philippines after an incendiary and populist campaign that projected him alternatively as an emancipator and a looming dictator. “Our people have spoken and their verdict is accepted and respected,” outgoing President Benigno Aquino III’s spokesman Read More…

Strickland links Portman to steel industry downturn in Lorain campaign stop

LORAIN — During a campaign stop at a union hall Monday, former Gov. Ted Strickland was critical of foreign trade deals that he blamed for costing manufacturing jobs in Lorain and elsewhere. Strickland, the Democrat challenging U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, argued that trade deals such as a North American Free Trade Agreement have caused Read More…

Back to being governor: Kasich keeps low profile after end of presidential bid

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has quickly transitioned from being in the public spotlight to keeping a low profile. Since ending his Republican presidential bid, his office says the governor has been meeting privately with his staff. So far, no public events are on his schedule. Regardless of his next steps, Kasich should have Read More…

Trump opposition running out of options

WASHINGTON — Still shaken by Donald Trump’s triumph, Republican and conservative foes of the billionaire can still cause headaches for the party’s presumptive presidential nominee at this summer’s GOP convention. But their options are shrinking by the day. With Trump’s last two rivals — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich — abandoning Read More…

Tough-talking mayor favored to win Philippine presidential election

MANILA, Philippines — Millions of Filipinos lined up Monday in blazing heat to elect a new president in a race whose front-runner is a brash mayor known for his sex jokes, pledges to kill criminals and a promise to end corruption within six months. Weary of poverty, crime, corruption and insurgencies in the hinterlands, voters Read More…

U.S. senate candidate Ted Strickland in Lorain today

U.S. senatorial candidate and former Ohio governor Ted Strickland will be meeting with steelworkers and local officials 10:45 a.m. at the United Steelworkers Local 1104, 2501 Broadway, Lorain, to discuss his proposals on trade deals. A news release from Strickland said bad trade policies have been blamed for the layoffs and idling at Republic Steel Read More…

Democrats prepared for Trump’s ascendancy, squirreling away millions of dollars for advertising

WASHINGTON — Long before Donald Trump swatted away his Republican presidential rivals, his likely Democratic opponent and her allies began laying traps for him. Priorities USA, the lead super PAC backing Hillary Clinton, has already reserved $91 million in television advertising that will start next month and continue through Election Day. In addition, Clinton’s campaign Read More…

Once a joke, now almost certainly the nominee: Trump set to face off against Hillary in November

INDIANAPOLIS — Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton — a stunning political triumph for a first-time candidate whose appeal to frustrated voters was widely underestimated. Trump’s victory in Indiana Tuesday and Ted Read More…

AP sources: Kasich to end presidential campaign

INDIANAPOLIS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is leaving the Republican presidential contest, giving Donald Trump a clear path to his party’s nomination. Kasich will announce the end of his underdog White House bid on Wednesday, according to three campaign officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the Read More…

Trump repeats unsubstantiated claim that Cruz’s dad has ties to JFK assassin Oswald

NEW YORK — Republican front-runner Donald Trump rehashed unsubstantiated claims Tuesday that his rival Ted Cruz’s father has links to President John F. Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. In a telephone interview broadcast by Fox News on Tuesday, Trump cited a National Enquirer story that claimed Rafael Cruz appeared in a 1963 photo in New Read More…