Scott Wartman Cincinnati Enquirer Published 10:21 PM EST Mar 5, 2019 Steve Bannon will travel next week to Cincinnati to rally and raise money for a wall on private land along the border with Mexico. Bannon, a former chief strategist for President Donald Trump and controversial editor of Breitbart.com, will join other conservative celebrities for a town hall downtown on March 12 organized by the non-profit We Build The Wall. Also appearing at the event in the Hilton Netherland Plaza on Fifth Street will be the cowboy-hatted, pro-Trump former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke; former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the founder of We Build The Wall, Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage. We Build The Wall organizers chose Cincinnati as the second stop on the tour despite 1,400 miles separating the Mexican border and Cincinnati. The first rally was held Feb. 8 in Tucson. The connection between the opioid crisis in Ohio and drugs coming across the border was one … [Read more...] about Steve Bannon coming to Cincinnati to rally for a wall along the Mexican border
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Take a poll on the bike lanesMy wife and I (have lived in the Old North End for over 40 years, since 1977) are asking city leadership to consider taking a poll on the bike lanes that have been placed in the Old North End and downtown.I have not met any of my neighbors that have been in favor of the bike lanes. There is very little use of these bike lanes. I walk my dog, ride my bike and drive in this area every day. Eliminating vehicle lanes for bike lanes is not a solution.We have more vehicle traffic on our neighbor roads to an increasing population. We have more cars on these streets. Please take a look at the traffic on Unitah between El Paso and Cascade during the morning and afternoon commutes. Cars are blocking intersections because of backups. I have seen several narrow misses and angry drivers on this road. The bike riders on this stretch of road are on the sidewalks, many of them are CC students. What is going to happen to traffic when the CC hockey arena is open?When I ride … [Read more...] about LETTERS: Take a poll on the bike lanes; end the government shutdown
U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, was sharply reminded of his party’s demotion when he engaged in his first colloquy of the 116th Congress with Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland. “That’s why I’m the majority leader and you’re the minority whip,” Hoyer told Scalise.The blunt barb came during a mostly civil, 45-minute exchange Friday (Jan. 12) on the House floor. The weekly colloquy is a staple of the House as each party’s No. 2 member debates legislation to be considered the following week and spars on other issues.Hoyer’s Democrats took control of the House in January after wresting a majority of seats from the GOP in the fall elections. Roll Call said Hoyer’s put-down came during a back-and-forth over the current government shutdown, which resulted from Democrats resisting Republican President Donald Trump’s request for money to build a wall on the Mexican border.Steve Scalise turns Democrats' words against them on border … [Read more...] about Watch Steny Hoyer put Steve Scalise in his place on the floor of the U.S. House
WASHINGTON – As the budget standoff between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats grinds into the third week of a partial government shutdown, the White House has floated the idea that Trump might invoke emergency powers to build his proposed wall on the Mexican border without lawmakers’ approval. That route could resolve the immediate crisis by giving Trump a face-saving way to sign spending bills that do not include funding for his wall. But it would be an extraordinarily aggressive move — at a minimum, a violation of constitutional norms — that would most likely thrust the wall’s fate into the courts. Here is a primer on whether Trump can use emergency powers to proceed with the project without explicit congressional permission. What are emergency powers? The president has the authority to declare a national emergency, which activates enhancements to his executive powers by essentially creating exceptions to rules that normally constrain … [Read more...] about What are Trump’s national emergency powers, and can he use them to build a wall?
Bill Clark / CQ Roll Call Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., talk before a Memorial Day ceremony in Boulder City, Monday, May 28, 2018. They will now battle for Heller’s Senate seat in the general election. By Yvonne Gonzalez (contact) Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 | 2 a.m. Related news Candidates for state and local offices share their stances on the issues Nevada residents are nearing the end of an election cycle that has repeatedly been called one of the most consequential in a generation and will deliver a message of support or condemnation to President Donald Trump. Democrats saw the Silver State as a bright spot in 2016, when Republicans came out on top nationally. This year, Nevada is the home of a competitive Senate race as well as two House seats. With a high number of women candidates, the state could also elect the country's first female-majority Legislature. Early voting runs until November 2, with Election Day on November 6. Nationally, the … [Read more...] about Candidates for federal offices share their stances on the issues