STATE POLITICAL NEWS

AG announces applications now accepted for Teen Ambassador Board
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Indexed 2018-04-20 03:15:02 (Article ID 1429080509)

COLUMBUSOhio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office is now accepting applications for its Teen Ambassador Board. Ohio high school students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to apply. The deadline is May 31, 2018. This is an opportunity for students to learn more about government, meet new people, and share their insights and perspe
 
 

AGs office accepting teen ambassador board applications
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LOGAN Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that his office is now accepting applications for its Teen Ambassador Board. Ohio high school students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to apply. The deadline is May 31. This is an opportunity for students to learn more about government, meet new people, and share their insights and perspectives, Atto
 
 

Cruz backs Mary Taylor in Ohio governor’s race
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COLUMBUS Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has endorsed Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor in the race for Ohio governor. Taylors campaign announced the former Republican presidential candidates backing Thursday. Cruz asked Ohio voters to carefully consider their choices and stand with those who have proven themselves to be conservatives of conviction. Cruzs endorsement comes as Taylor seeks to boost her conservativ
 
 

Jim Renacci in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate: endorsement editorial
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Indexed 2018-04-20 06:14:38 (Article ID 1429151244)

Jim Renacci U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci is by far the best known of five Ohioans competing in the May 8 primary for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, seeking to challengeincumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown, who is unopposed in the Democratic primary.Three of the GOP hopefuls are making their first runs forany political position, anda fourth has never held elective office. They are: *Melissa Acki
 
 

Just say no: DeWine rejects initial petition to fully legalize weed
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Mike DeWine said he only went negative because his Republican primary election opponent did so first
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Republican frontrunner says opponent has been on the attack for months YOUNGSTOWN While Attorney General Mike DeWine, the Republican gubernatorial frontrunner, said he only went negative on Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor – his primary election opponent – because she did so first, he stands by the commercials that label her a “phony conservative.” During a Thursday editorial board meeting with Th
 
 

Ohio governor John Kasich calls for common sense gun laws - WCPO Cincinnati, OH
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Indexed 2018-04-20 06:14:38 (Article ID 1429081106)

CINCINNATI -- Ethel Guttenbergs granddaughter, Jaime, was one of the people killed in the mass shooting at a Florida high school in February. Its very hard, and its two months, not going away, Guttenberg said. I dont think it ever will. Now, her goal is to make sure other families dont feel what shes felt. Guttenberg is pushing for gun restrictions, not a ban. Thats why she said she supports Gov
 
 

Ohio Teens Plan Marches, Vigils To Mark Columbine Shooting Anniversary
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Indexed 2018-04-20 03:15:02 (Article ID 1429100192)

Ohio students are once again preparing to walkout of their classrooms in support of stricter gun laws. Many of the Friday walkouts, protests and marches will mark the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, where 13 people were killed. At the time, it was the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. Fintan Bracken, a 16-year-old junior at Mentor High School, said students there pl
 
 

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz backs GOPs Mary Taylor in Ohio governors race
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COLUMBUS (AP) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has endorsed Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor in the race for Ohio governor. Taylor's campaign announced the former Republican presidential candidate's backing Thursday. Cruz asked Ohio voters to carefully consider their choices and "stand with those who have proven themselves to be conservatives of conviction." I am proud to endorse Mary Taylor, and I urge the
 
 

NATIONAL POLITICAL NEWS

'Buy America': Trump approves direct overseas sales of armed U.S. drones
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Indexed 2018-04-20 06:14:38 (Article ID 1429058444)

Its one part of his job that President Trump takes to with an enthusiasm never matched before in the Oval Office: touting American-made armaments to potential foreign buyers. The Trump administration on Thursday rolled out an even bigger Open for Business sign, streamlining the federal policies to approve arms sales to foreign governments and announcing a managers special of military drones that
 
 

'This is My Family': Travel Ban Debate Hits Home
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Indexed 2018-04-20 03:15:02 (Article ID 1429097487)

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to weigh President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from certain countries, a New York convenience store worker worries for his wife in war-torn Yemen after she was deemed ineligible for a waiver. (April 20) Post to Facebook As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to weigh President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from certain countries, a New York convenience store worker
 
 

Bad reporting on Mueller probe sparks scathing press criticism
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Indexed 2018-04-20 06:14:38 (Article ID 1429058429)

One constant in the governments 23-month-old Trump-Russia inquisition is that people in the know the investigators themselves say there has been a rash of bogus news stories. No fewer than four who are deeply involved in the investigation have condemned the bad reporting publicly. The question is, which stories? Insiders dont usually say, but Trump associates have plenty of candidates.
 
 

Comey appears aware of McCabe conflict in newly released memos
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Indexed 2018-04-20 03:15:02 (Article ID 1429068190)

Former FBI Director James Comey defended then-Deputy Directory Andrew McCabe to President Trump, calling him a “pro,” according to Mr. Comey’s memos, which were submitted to Congress Thursday evening. But Mr. Comey was also aware of the perception problem created by Mr. McCabe, whose wife was a candidate for office and accepted a campaign donation from a Hillary Clinton confidant at the same time
 
 

Comey memo: Trump complained about Flynn's 'judgment issues'
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Trumps chief of staff asked days later if Flynns communications were being monitored under a secret surveillance warrant, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press. Trump also told
 
 

Corey Stewart at Virginia GOP debate: McConnell should resign after vote for 'Schumer' spending bill
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Indexed 2018-04-20 06:14:38 (Article ID 1429058443)

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Corey Stewart on Thursday said that not only would he have voted against last months $1.3 trillion spending bill he would have called for the resignation of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over what he called Chuck Schumers bill. It was Chuck Schumers bill, and was put there by Republicans, Mr. Stewart, one of three candidates seeking the GOP nomination for
 
 

Democrats push for $100 billion to fight opioid crisis
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Prominent Democrats raised the price tag Thursday on the countrys anti-opioid efforts, saying $100 billion will be needed to stem the scourge. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland said the $1 billion doled out to states so far the administration dispatched the second half of the money to states this week is a fraction of whats needed to rein in the prescri
 
 

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to join President Trumps legal team
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Indexed 2018-04-20 06:14:38 (Article ID 1429106599)

MOREWASHINGTON  Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining President Trump's legal team as the president looks to end the potentially perilous inquiry into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.Giuliani, once considered a candidate for attorney general in the Trump administration, brings a big name to the team as well as unrivaled loyalty -- a quality the president prizes.The additio
 
 

Former Obama officials blast Pompeo in social-media ads
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A political action group run by former Obama administration officials and insiders from Hillary Clintons 2016 presidential campaign launched a series of digital ads slamming CIA Director Mike Pompeos nomination to be secretary of state Thursday, adding fuel to an increasingly fiery fight over the nomination on Capitol Hill. National Security Action, a partisan think tank known for slamming Presid
 
 

House Republicans push tougher work requirements for food stamps
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John McCain fue torturado. ¿Se opondrá a la candidata para ocupar la CIA implicada en un programa de tortura? - Hoy Chicago
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Indexed 2018-04-20 06:14:38 (Article ID 1429025588)

Los activistas que tratan de obstruir la nominacin de Gina Haspel para dirigir la CIA esperan que el senador John McCain emita el voto decisivo, suponiendo que est lo suficientemente bien como para regresar a Washington. El republicano de 81 años fue diagnosticado con cáncer cerebral en julio y emiti su último voto en el Senado el 7 de diciembre antes de regresar a Arizona pa
 
 

Judges warn of Trump 'tyranny' in defending sanctuary cities
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Indexed 2018-04-20 06:14:38 (Article ID 1429058433)

President Trump lost another round in his legal battle over sanctuary cities Thursday as a federal appeals court ruled that he could not force localities to let deportation officers into their prisons and jails to go after illegal immigrants. The administration promised to continue to fight, saying the decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong and the nationwide injunction the c
 
 

Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political ads
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Indexed 2018-04-20 06:14:38 (Article ID 1429058541)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - In the wake of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, Maryland is close to enacting a law that some experts say would set a new standard for how states deal with foreign interference in local elections and increase overall transparency in online political ads. If signed by Gov. Larry Hogan, the law would require online platforms to create a database ide
 
 

Nikki Haley was confused, but not about Russia sanctions - Chicago Tribune
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Indexed 2018-04-20 06:14:38 (Article ID 1429025582)

Nikki Haley thought she knew what President Donald Trump was going to do. Now she looks like a dupe. What makes Republicans in Congress think their trust in Trump will work out any better for them? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he won't take up legislation blocking Trump from firing special counsel Robert Mueller. Why? I don't think he's going to sack Mueller, McConnel
 
 

Sen. Duckworth makes history, casts vote with baby on Senate floor
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Indexed 2018-04-20 06:14:38 (Article ID 1429119389)

Washington (CNN)Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth made history on Thursday as she became the first senator to cast a vote on the Senate floor with her newborn by her side.Senate lawmakers narrowly voted, 50 to 49, to confirm GOP Rep. James Bridenstine to be the next NASA administrator. Duckworth voted against Bridenstine. "It feels great," Duckworth told reporters as she entered the Capitol. "It is ab
 
 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Elijah Cummings seek $100 billion to fight opioid epidemic
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland teamed up Thursday on a proposal that calls on Congress to invested $100 billion to combat the nations opioid epidemic over the next decade. The two Democrats said it is time to tackle the problem head-on. This is a crisis, it is out of control, and we have to have a strong response to it, Mrs. Warren said on MSNBCs Morn
 
 

Sen. Tammy Duckworths baby girl makes Senate debut during cliffhanger confirmation vote
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MOREWASHINGTON Maile Pearl Bowlsbey got an early lesson in political drama on Thursday when the 10-day-old newborn zipped on to the Senate floor snug in her mothers lap for a tense roll-call vote on a controversial nominee.Her mother, Illinois Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth, gave a thumbs-down to signal a no vote on Rep. Jim Bridenstines bid to lead the nations space agency.Duckworth had been
 
 

Va. Senate candidate Nick Freitas slams Corey Stewart supporters for ethnically-tinged attack
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Indexed 2018-04-20 06:14:38 (Article ID 1429058442)

The Republican Senate debate in Virginia got personal Thursday when state Delegate Nick Freitas slammed rival Corey Stewart for what he described as an ethnically tinged attack from Mr. Stewarts supporters that prompted a response from his daughter. Mr. Stewart, who was trying to cast Mr. Freitas as insufficiently supportive of President Trumps agenda, replied by saying Mr. Freitas was going to n