August 2, 2015

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Christie poised to enter crowded GOP presidential field

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who spent three years as president of his high school class, is returning to his alma mater to announce he’s running for president of his country. The Republican governor is set to launch his campaign Tuesday in the old gymnasium of Livingston High School in the town Read More…

Will inflammatory comments tarnish Trump’s brand?

NEW YORK — Is Donald Trump’s business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be? Trump has found himself on the receiving end of the catchphrase he made famous on his reality show “The Apprentice” — “You’re fired!” — after NBC dumped the real estate mogul Monday over comments he made about immigrants during Read More…

Sources say Kasich will announce presidential bid July 21

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who’s spent the year testing his scrappy political style and pragmatic policy positions around the country, plans to formally enter the 2016 presidential race July 21. The two-term governor, who leads one of the nation’s premier swing states, is expected to formally join the crowded Republican primary field at Read More…

Univision spars with Trump over remarks about Mexicans

NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s fledgling GOP presidential bid quickly led to business fallout for him, with Univision saying it will drop the Miss USA pageant from its UniMas network and cut all ties with Trump over comments on Mexican immigrants. The company said Thursday it was canceling its Spanish-language coverage of the pageant July Read More…

Louisiana’s Jindal on verge of jumping into GOP presidential race

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal appears ready to launch a long-shot campaign for the Republican presidential nomination that rests on courtship of evangelical voters and his reputation as a man of ideas. The 44-year-old, two-term governor begins without the national prominence of rivals such as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Read More…

Oberlin schools planning November bond issue for new school building

OBERLIN — The Board of Education is forging ahead with plans for a pre-K through 12th grade building. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday night to place a 4.75-mill bond issue on the November ballot that would raise $16.75 million over the course of 37 years. The issue would cost the owner of a $100,000 home Read More…

Hillary making race relations major issue; will meet with community leaders near Ferguson

ST. LOUIS — Hillary Rodham Clinton is putting America’s struggle with race relations at the forefront of her presidential campaign, joining with church members near the epicenter of violent protests in Ferguson, Mo,, as the nation grapples with the deadly shootings of nine black church members in South Carolina. The leading Democratic presidential contender plans Read More…

Hillary embracing motherhood, womanhood in second presidential bid

ROCHESTER, N.H. — Eight years ago, Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in New Hampshire as a presidential candidate with something to prove. “We have to pick a president who is ready on day one to do the job — the tough, difficult job that will await,” she told a cheering audience at a Democratic party fundraising Read More…

Former Main Street chairwoman making Wellington mayoral bid

WELLINGTON — A Wellington native and business owner is throwing her name in the ring for mayor. Patti Young, outgoing board chairwoman of Main Street Wellington, is planning to run for mayor after current Mayor Barbara O’Keefe said in March that she was considering stepping down. Young, a Wellington native who is a co-owner of Read More…

Economists say Jeb’s 4 percent growth goals are unrealistic

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says there’s “not a reason in the world” why the U.S. economy can’t grow at 4 percent annually. Actually, there are a bunch of reasons it probably can’t. Many economists say the U.S. economy is ill equipped to grow consistently at even close to 4 percent. Current forecasts Read More…