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Background and history of political activity in Ohio and the nation.

Power of Place: Historical Perspective on Ohio as a Political Battleground

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 7 PM – Brief reception to follow

Facts about John Kasich

Check out "The Truth About John Kasich" from the Ohio Democratic Party.

Former Congressman, Fox News personality, and investment banker John Kasich is running on the Republican ticket for governor of Ohio.

During his 18 years in Congress, Kasich was an architect of the failed Washington-Wall Street trickle-down policies that got us into this economic mess. He voted to give China favored trade status and supported free trade agreements like NAFTA, both of which cost Ohio thousands of jobs.

Then he went to Wall Street and cashed in on these policies at Lehman Brothers, the firm whose collapse marked the beginning of the global economic crisis.

Now Congressman Kasich wants to bring these failed policies–and his radical agenda–to Ohio.

 

Words Can Hurt Us: Stop the Toxic Rage

The 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19 brings memories of a terrible time in American history, one we would hope to never be repeated. But in 2010 the threat of another murderous event seems all too possible.

Support for Obama and Democrats Slips Among 'Millennial' Generation

chartOne of the factors that fueled the resurgence of the Democrats in the 2006 midterms and particularly President Obama's 2008 campaign was the enthusiastic backing of the "Millennial" generation -- voters between 18 and 29 years old.

Obama's Brilliant First Year

By January, he will have accomplished more than any first-year president since Franklin Roosevelt.

Nov 28, 2009

Obama Pushes Lobbyists Off Federal Advisory Boards

Hundreds, if not thousands, of lobbyists will be ejected from federal advisory panels as part of a little-noticed initiative by the Obama administration to curb K Street's influence in Washington.

November 29, 2009

And so it starts...

Let's keep up our guard!


From Washington Post blogs, June 18, 2009

Truth to power

Finally, a Limbaugh caller who breaks through to him on his support for torture. Here's a part of this immensely satisfying conversation:

LIMBAUGH: We're going to go to Chicago. This is Charles. Charles, thank you for waiting and for calling. Great to have you here. Hello.

CALLER: Thanks, Rush. Rush, listen, I voted Republican, and I didn't -- really didn't want to see Obama get in office. But, you know, Rush, you're one reason to blame for this election, for the Republicans losing.

Limbaugh vs. Obama

Conservative David Frum gets it:

Lobbyists, PACs write big checks for McCain

Does it seem like you see McCain every time you turn on TV? It's because his campaign and the Republican National Party have more than $95 million -- and they are buying, buying, buying.

In fact, the McCain campaign is bragging that they are out-raising and out-spending us.

By collecting huge checks from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs, they raised more money than ever before in June.

To see what we're up against, check out this video from David Plouffe, Obama for America campaign manager. And then make your first donation to help close the gap. $25 would do it.

https://donate.barackobama.com/stepup

This grassroots movement won't just happen on its own. Success is up to all of us together.

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