White U.S. Senator Says Terrorists ‘Look More Like Me’

CREDIT: AP PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE THINK PROGRESS Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) remains devoted to receiving Syrian refugees and feels they aren’t nearly as big a threat to the United States as another group of people. “Normally, they look more like me than they look like Middle Easterners,” Brown told Ohio’s WAKR radio. “They are generally… More White U.S. Senator Says Terrorists ‘Look More Like Me’

The right’s sham Christianity: How an attack on John Kasich exposes the fraud

Salon Ohio’s GOP governor was the darling of the right — until he sought to help poor people, in the name of Christ Could Republican Gov. John Kasich run for president? According to the Washington Post, he’s poised to, and he certainly seems to be among the better options out there, with the other obvious… More The right’s sham Christianity: How an attack on John Kasich exposes the fraud

Appeals Court Upholds Order Restoring Early Voting In Ohio

Score one for Democracy… TPM LiveWire The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a trial court judge’s order blocking Ohio’s restrictions on early voting. A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed the preliminary injunction granted earlier this monthby Judge Peter C. Economus, meaning that the cutbacks cannot go into effect until the case is resolved… More Appeals Court Upholds Order Restoring Early Voting In Ohio

Teacher Tells Student: ‘We Do Not Need Another Black President’

This is the 21st century yet certain groups would rather see this country return back to the 18th century. Liberals Unite The 24 hour magazine for discerning Liberals A young, African-American boy in Fairfield, Ohio had his presidential aspirations stomped on when his teacher, Gil Voigt, repeatedly told him, “we do not need another black… More Teacher Tells Student: ‘We Do Not Need Another Black President’

Least Productive Congress EVER – House Only Working 8 More Days This Year

The Huffington Post Working during the holidays sucks. Luckily for members of the U.S. House of Representatives, they don’t have that much of it before the new year begins. The House is only scheduled to work eight days between now and January 7, when members return for the second session of the 113th Congress. The House had 239 days off scheduled… More Least Productive Congress EVER – House Only Working 8 More Days This Year

Ohio Is Trying To ‘Suppress The Voting Rights Of African Americans,’ Congresswoman Claims

Most Americans knew this already but confirmation from an elected official adds a multitude of weight to the issues of suppressing early voting and the general election in Ohio… Think Progress Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D) has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to review two voting measures making their way through the state legislature that… More Ohio Is Trying To ‘Suppress The Voting Rights Of African Americans,’ Congresswoman Claims

Boehner proves the wrong point…

The Rachel Maddow Blog Thanks to provisions in the Affordable Care Act that Republicans demanded, members of Congress will have to sign up for health care coverage through exchange marketplaces. That’s not really the point of the exchanges – they’re largely intended for the uninsured and small businesses looking to cover their employees – but GOP… More Boehner proves the wrong point…

REPUBLICANS BLAST OBAMA’S SUPPORT OF THEIR IDEA

Borowitz Report Moments after President Obama said he would allow insurers to continue health plans that were to be cancelled under the Affordable Care Act, leading Republicans blasted the President for agreeing with an idea that they had supported. “It’s true that we’ve been strongly in favor of Americans being allowed to keep their existing… More REPUBLICANS BLAST OBAMA’S SUPPORT OF THEIR IDEA

John Boehner On Debt Ceiling: Not Threatening Default Would Be ‘Unconditional Surrender’

The Huffington Post Less than two hours after President Barack Obama turned up political pressure on Republicans to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the president was looking for “unconditional surrender.” “The president said today if there’s unconditional surrender by Republicans, he’ll sit down and talk to… More John Boehner On Debt Ceiling: Not Threatening Default Would Be ‘Unconditional Surrender’