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The president said he is looking at five potential nominees to fill the seat left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
DAYTON, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll meet President Trump at a rally Monday. DeWine will likely greet the president at the Dayton airport near the governor’s home in Cedarville, but he won’t be at Trump’s rally at an airport in Toledo. DeWine got booed by the crowd at Vice President Pence’s… Read More
The president has said that his Supreme Court nominees will come from among a list of names that he first released as a candidate and has since updated.
Both presidential candidates are expected to attend a small ceremony in Shanksville, Pa., near one of the crash sites.
The list, released Wednesday, includes three Republican U.S. senators — all of whom have directly or indirectly criticized Chief Justice John Roberts for not being conservative enough.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — The story in The Atlantic quoting anonymous sources saying President Donald Trump referred to American soldiers who lost their lives in service as “suckers” and “losers” is still getting widespread reaction. But Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senator is casting doubt on whether Trump said what’s been confirmed by several news outlets. President Trump has denied making the comments. So, when Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) was… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — In North Carolina Wednesday, President Trump told voters to cast a ballot by mail then go to vote in person later. He says if they are declined the right to vote, they’ll know their mail-in ballot counted. But it is illegal for voters in Ohio to do that. Jen Miller… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Big Ten Conference, already in court and under pressure from players and parents over its decision to cancel fall football, is now hearing from President Donald Trump. Trump tweeted he has spoken with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren about reinstating the fall season. The Big Ten had no immediate comment…. Read More
The last three presidents won reelection, not just on their past achievements, but with a vision of where they would take the nation in the future. So far, President Trump has been vague about that.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general joined the chorus of people calling on President Donald Trump to seize his attempts to starve the U.S. Postal Service of money ahead of the November election. Attorney General Dave Yost pleaded with Trump in a letter sent Sunday to postpone any needed changes to the Postal Service… Read More
President Trump has directed the Treasury Department to stop collecting payroll taxes this fall in an effort to boost workers’ paychecks. But the move is temporary, and could spark headaches in 2021.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has accepted a White House proposal for Ohio unemployment claimants to receive $300 in weekly unemployment compensation assistance with no state money involved. Dan Tierney is a spokesman for the state’s Republican governor. Tierney says states received two options for unemployment funding late Sunday. One provides claimants with… Read More
President Trump signed four executive actions to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic. They amount to a stopgap measure after not reaching a deal with Congress.
The president also issued an executive order aimed at cutting ties between the U.S. and the owner of the popular Chinese communications and social media app WeChat.
The president linked billions of dollars in federal aid to school districts that reopen fully, but acknowledged that in some coronavirus hot spots, the start of the school year may need to be delayed.
The president took to the briefing room podium for the second time this week, without being joined by members of the White House coronavirus task force.
The solo briefing came as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in hot spots across the country.
The administration acknowledges the risk of students spreading the contagion to vulnerable populations but emphasizes that school closures disrupt “critical services to children and their families.”
The president dismisses the allegation as politically motivated. The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled to receive a briefing on the matter Wednesday.
The ICC recently announced it was looking into war crimes allegations against the U.S. in Afghanistan. Now, the Trump administration is pushing back with an executive order targeting ICC staff.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — As protests continue across Ohio and the country, the state’s Republican U.S. Senator says President Trump could be doing more to help those demonstrations from spiraling into violence. As criticism poured in for police use of gas and smoke to remove protestors from in front of a church so… Read More
President Trump signs an executive order aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies days after Twitter fact-checked two of his tweets.
Tensions between President Trump and Twitter escalate as he threatens to “strongly regulate” or shut down social media platforms, which he accuses of silencing conservative viewpoints.
Elections are run by state and local governments, and it’s unclear what legal means the president would have to withhold funds from the states.