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From the Other Side of the Edge….. “And the Oscar goes to…..” By Joe Facinoli
When will this President actually begin to “be” a President, …and stop “acting” like he thinks one should ?? He’s got the job, ….and we (some of us) even gave him an affirmation of that, a short year and a half ago.  When does the “method acting”, from immersing himself into his actual, real life, on the job training, start to kick in, …huh??  Hasn’t he ever seen any Brando, or DeNiro, or Pacino movies??? Come
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U.S. Representative John Boehner… Afghanistan Troop Level Announcement
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement on the announcement by President Obama that 9,800 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan after a bilateral security agreement is signed between the two countries: “For more than a decade, our troops and civilian personnel have fought to bring peace and security to Afghanistan – and to ensure it can never again be used as a safe haven for
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State Representative Jim Buchy… Gaming Laws in Ohio Should be Uniformly Enforced
I recently teamed up with State Representative Bill Blessing from Cincinnati to work on a bill that passed the Ohio House to address concerns about gaming in Ohio. By gaming, I am referring to activities like gambling, playing the lottery and going to the casino. These activities, when done responsibly and administered fairly, can provide great enjoyment to a lot of people. But it is important that a structure is in place to
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… Protecting Ohioans from Skin Cancer
After such a long winter, Ohioans are ready to spend more time outside, enjoying the warmer weather. While doctors recommend that we wear sunscreen, Americans may be surprised to learn that our sunscreen is not as effective as the sunscreen sold in Canada and Europe. The reason? Regulatory gridlock. Regulatory delays have prevented American sunscreen makers from utilizing many of the
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Ohio Republican Party… Chairman's Update May 25, 2014
Greetings! Happy Memorial Day. We are so lucky to live in this great county, and we would be no where without the sacrifices of more than one million Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who gave their lives to secure our freedoms. May we all take a moment this weekend to remember the brave men and women who courageously fought and gave their lives for us. Governor Kasich honors fallen soldiers - In honor
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Broke Wife, Big City… Babies on a plane! By Aprill Brandon
If I had to list in order the Top Five Most Annoying People, they would be: People who talk too loudly on their cell phones while in tiny, enclosed, public spaces. (It’s an elevator, buddy, not “The Real World” confessional booth. I’m just trying to get to the fifth floor without intimate knowledge of your weird armpit rash). People who squeal and throw their arms up when they see their old college
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Boehner… Days Before Memorial Day, Senate Democrats Block More VA Accountability
WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked consideration of the VA Management Accountability Act (H.R. 4031), which passed on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis yesterday: “As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, I am disappointed, and – frankly – shocked that Senate Democratic leaders chose to block legislation that would
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Honoring Those Who Served, Bob Robinson, Texas A&M Graduate, Class of 66
As we celebrate Memorial Day today, please take a moment to honor those who have served. It is they who have purchased our freedoms with their sacrifices and, in many cases, their lives. I want to thank two of my fellow Aggies for their service: Richard Powell, USN Retired, Vietnam Veteran, and Lt. James Neely, who have his life on the field of battle in Vietnam. I also gratefully thank my natural father
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From the Other Side of the Edge…. Sliding Farther Down that Slope….. By Joe Facinoli
This one was easy. Like predicting snow in January, …or hot and humid days in early August. Who couldn’t see this coming? I’d brag a little, …but who boasts about prophesizing a trainwreck? It started with the public pillorying and stoning of that fine and upstanding citizen, …Mr. Donald Sterling. You remember him, …right? He’s the owner of a National Basketball Association team in Los Angeles
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… Protecting Ohio’s Seniors from Unexpected Cancer Screening Costs
The preventive procedures covered by Medicare are critical to ensuring that seniors live long healthy lives, regardless of their finances. That’s why screening for colorectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the U.S., is so important. Despite the risks, one in three adults between the ages of 50 and 75 is not getting screened as recommended. Cost should not be a barrier to screening. Under current law, Medicare
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U.S. Representative John Boehner… Outrage Isn’t Enough, VA Needs Real Accountability Now
WASHINGTON, DC – After hearing from countless veterans in Ohio about the VA backlog more than a year ago, Congressman John Boehner (R- West Chester) has led the U.S. House in pressing the VA for answers.  With evidence of gross mismanagement at VA hospitals across the nation continuing to mount, the House took action today by passing the VA Management Accountability Act (H.R. 4031), legislation that makes it easier to hold senior VA
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State Representative Jim Buchy… Consolidating Manure Management will Cut Down on Bureaucratic Red Tape - Sometimes, government has a tendency of continuing to do things the same way year after year. Enough years go by, and people stop asking questions because, “That’s just the way it’s done.” That is why I was happy to see House Bill 490 be introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives. One component of House Bill 490 changes some of the regulatory oversight read more.
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U.S. Representative John Boehner… Charter Schools Work
Did you know that, right now, the waiting list to get into charter schools has about a million names on it? I’m not surprised at all – charter schools work. In our area, it’s the parents and educators at charter schools like Richard Allen Academy and Springfield Academy of Excellence who work tirelessly to make sure every one of our kids has a fair shot at a good education – which is critical to building a stronger economy. And they need our support
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… The 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
Sixty years ago today, a unanimous Supreme Court, in Brown v. Board of Education, struck down decades of inequality in our nation’s schools with its ruling that segregated schools violated the rights of students. Until 1954, schools across the country had operated under the idea that “separate but equal” schools based on race for students fulfilled our nation’s promise of equal opportunity for all. But schools for minorities were often woefully inadequate – in one
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Broke Wife, Big City… Here’s my excuse for my post-baby body, By Aprill Brandon
Here’s a fun fact you may not know. When you are in the hospital after having a C-section, you are issued several pairs of giant disposable netted hospital underwear. If you’re having trouble picturing that, let me help you out: They are incredibly unattractive. I mean, these things are hideous. And completely see-through, leaving absolutely nothing to the imagination. (And trust me, immediately after having a baby, you want most, if not all, things
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FBI News Blog… Law Enforcement Partnerships are Key in Combating Violent Crimes Against Children - A former English tutor was sentenced to 30 years in prison after traveling back and forth from the U.S. to China to molest children. A 14-year-old kidnap victim from Spokane was rescued and his kidnappers apprehended and eventually sentenced to long prison terms. A former teacher and child pornographer who found himself on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list was apprehended abroad and read more.
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State Senator Bill Beagle… Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day
For nearly a century and a half, Americans have come together at the end of May to celebrate a day honoring those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. While we enjoy the warmer weather, cook-outs, and spending time with friends and family, it is important to remember the real meaning behind this holiday. Although there are different versions of how Memorial Day began, one story goes that the grieving soldiers' families, both north and south, began
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Ohio Republican Party Update
Greetings! Following Tuesday's Primary Election, we came together as a party Saturday night at our State Dinner to share the story of our state's comeback over the last three years and get our candidates re-elected.  Since Republicans took office nearly 250,000 jobs have been created, our unemployment rate is at its lowest point since 2006, the state's Rainy Day Fund has been fully restored, and taxes have been reduced by nearly
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From the Other Side of the Edge….. It’s not the Teachers who are Failing, ….nor the Kids, …nor the School Buildings either, By Joe Facinoli - “It’s the ‘Culture’, …Stupid !”  …as James Carville might have said to Bill Clinton, during some past election campaign, when no one, then, before, nor since, was paying nearly enough attention to the continuing failures happening with the education of our American children.  What was Einstein’s definition of insanity? “Doing the same (stupid) thing, over and over again read more.
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We Build Big Things, By Vice President Joe Biden
Here's what I saw in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood today: I saw a community coming together to replace an obsolete old train station with a new, energy-efficient one that connects two high-employment areas. Yesterday, in St. Louis, I saw the construction of a land bridge that's designed to let residents and tourists better access the city's famous Archway. Our infrastructure projects
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Life with Levi… Mommy versus Levi, By Amanda Olson
It’s so hard to believe that my energetic, giggly, yet sometimes whiney, little boy is the same cuddly bundle of joy that I gave birth to three years ago today. Up until I became a mom, I never realized how short a period of time that three years actually is. I also never realized how much can change in that same amount of time. Watching Levi grow has no doubt been the most rewarding experience of my life. Every time he learns something new
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State Representative Jim Buchy… Providing Funding for Local Projects in Western Ohio
The state’s capital budget bill—House Bill 497—was recently reviewed by the state legislature in order to determine appropriate capital projects to be funded by bonded dollars over the course of the next few years. The capital budget is a collaborative process that involves state and local leaders and the economic development community which balances the state’s need for fiscal restraint. The funding for
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U.S. Representative John Boehner… Boehner Backs Bipartisan Charter Schools Bill
WASHINGTON, DC – As the U.S. House begins consideration of the bipartisan Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) – a long-time supporter of school choice and the charter school movement – today released this video message recognizing Charter Schools Week. “It’s the parents and educators at charter schools like Richard Allen Academy and Springfield Academy of Excellence in
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… Investing in Ohio’s Transportation Infrastructure
We know that infrastructure investments and job creation go hand-in-hand. Road and bridge projects don’t just mean safer and less congested roads and construction jobs – they also help attract new employers and economic development. Two years ago, Democrats and Republicans came together to pass a two-year Highway Bill that allowed for approximately $50 billion per year for transportation programs. This bipartisan effort ensured that states
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Broke Wife, Big City… Is motherhood really the toughest job? By Aprill Brandon
I’ll never forget the moment I became a mother. Unlike many women, it wasn’t when I realized I was pregnant; in fact, I’m pretty sure I didn’t have one single maternal feeling during my entire pregnancy. I hated being pregnant. Passionately. Sure, it had its perks. Eating cheeseburgers in bed, for example. Or eating fried chicken in bed, for another. Or just having my husband bring the
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Ohio Republican Party… On to November!
Greetings! Last night was a very good night for Republicans in Ohio.  Ohio voters overwhelmingly supported candidates who embraced the principles of the Republican Party that bring us together - less government, lower taxes, creating jobs, defending constitutional rights, and fighting Obamacare. Congressman Dave Joyce comfortably won a race that the entire nation was
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The White House… More than 20 actions and counting
Hey, everyone -- The President made something very clear in his State of the Union address this past January: Wherever and whenever he can take action to expand opportunity for more American families, he's going to do it, with Congress or without. Republicans in Congress have actually set records in obstruction and inaction, blocking simple yes-or-no votes on proposals that would create jobs and
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… Keeping Student Loans Affordable
This week, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and several of his colleagues in introducing the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which would allow those with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the lower interest rates currently offered to new borrowers. “Instead of being saddled with a lifetime of student loan debt, college graduates should be able to
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The Other Side of the Edge….. Pope Francis should “Re-distribute” a couple of his Stained Glass Windows…. By Joe Facinoli - Open “infallible” mouth, ….insert one, far too human, papal foot.  Recently, Pope Francis publicly insisted, before the Secretary General of the United Nations, and other assembled officials of that highly revered and august (not) organization, that they should endorse the policy of, what he termed  “…the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the State,….” At that read more.
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U.S. Rep. John Boehner… What we’re doing here in Ohio, Washington can learn a lot from it
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following column: Here in Ohio, we’re moving forward.  From the local level on up, policies are being put in place to make it easier to do business, create jobs, and raise a family. This growth is happening despite the policies coming out of Washington.  Everyone knows it -  just ask our local job creators.  When I’m home in Ohio, I hear over and over again how places
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ORP Chairman Update
Greetings! Our Party lost a great friend last week when State Central Committee Member Jim Woods passed away. Jim was a dedicated member of the Republican Party. He was a member of the Medina County Republican Party's Executive Committee and the founder of Medina County Friends and Neighbors, a grassroots conservative organization. He was a tireless fighter for conservative issues on every front. He will be greatly
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Boehner: Ohioans’ Priorities Are Our Priorities
WASHINGTON, DC – At a press briefing with Republican leaders today, Congressman John Boehner (R- West Chester) highlighted what he hears over and over again from his constituents in Ohio – that their top priorities continue to be more jobs and a stronger economy. Rep. Boehner drove home the fact that he is leading House Republicans in listening to Ohio’s families and small business owners and continuing to focus on those top priorities.  Following are
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… Combating the Rise of Antimicrobial Resistance
In April, I visited University Hospitals in Cleveland to discuss antimicrobial resistance, a public health crisis that affects two million Americans each year. Harmful microbes, like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), have adapted to the antibiotic drugs that we have used to treat them and, as a result, infections caused by these microbes are difficult to treat. Antibiotic-resistant infections kill more than 23,000 Americans a year, and if we continue
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Broke Wife, Big City… A closer look at the American family, By Aprill Brandon
The American family. A tradition dating back to the early 1600s. They can be found living among various habitats in North America, from teeming cities rich in natural resources, such as Chipotle, to the peaceful suburbs, where powerful tribes known by the moniker of “The Homeowners Association” roam the land, dictating grass length and the number of acceptable lawn gnomes. Utterly unique in
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From the Other Side of the Edge….. He’s the Worst Kind of Human Being, ….just not a Criminal, By Joe Facinoli - Two things jumped out at me, when I first heard about NBA team owner Donald Sterling’s idiotic, openly racist, and utterly stupid remarks recently, …and then the National Basketball Association’s punishment of him, for his bigoted and unacceptable words and pronouncements. Initially, my quick reaction was:   Damn !!   There are still people in positions of power and influence today, who continue to think this read more.
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