Republicans Pick Cleveland for 2016 Convention

On Tuesday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced that it had chosen heavily Democratic Cleveland to host its 2016 national convention. A meeting of the full RNC will ratify the choice next month in Chicago. The RNC had narrowed the field to Cleveland and Dallas, both of which aggressively courted party officials. Republicans believe that […]

Ohio Republicans Trying to Restrict Voting – Again

Ohio Republicans are poised to pass a new round of restrictive voting laws this week. The measures could limit access to the ballot in this year’s midterms and the 2016 presidential race and revive the long lines at the polls that plagued the Buckeye State in 2004. No Republican has ever won the White House […]

Former JobsOhio Chief Could Make Millions on OSU Deal

Former JobsOhio chief Mark Kvamme and his new business partner might make millions from Ohio State University’s $50 million investment in their new venture capital firm. Kvamme’s company could make $9 million in fees, $500,000 in expenses, and 20% of future profits from Ohio State’s investment. Ohio State’s investment was made in part at the […]

Ohio Governor Defies G.O.P. With Defense of Social Safety Net

In his Statehouse office, Governor John R. Kasich let loose on fellow Republicans in Washington. “I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor,” he said. “That if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy.” Since Republicans in Congress shut down the government in trying to remove funding for President […]