Articles from Columbus Dispatch - politics

Two more quit as Kasich makes final stand on limiting Lake Erie algae

With less than three months remaining in office, a frustrated Ohio Gov. John Kasich is making a final stand in his bid to rid Lake Erie of algae blooms.The governor fired Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels on Friday — and followed with a swipe at fellow Republicans in the General Assembly on Tuesday — over their opposition to his move for more dramatic action to clean the lake of sickly green algae that imperils drinking water and recreation. […]

Ad watch: Kathleen Clyde stretches truth, uses innuendo vs Frank LaRose

THE AD: A 30-second television commercial from the campaign of Democratic secretary of state candidate Kathleen Clyde.WHERE TO SEE IT: Cable and broadcast stations in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo and Dayton television markets. VIDEO: Grainy photographs of Clyde’s GOP opponent Frank LaRose, former Republican House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger and […]

Ad Watch: New DeWine spot highly misleading in attack on Cordray

THE AD: “Shambles,” a 30-second TV commercial from the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Mike DeWine.WHERE TO SEE IT: Statewide cable and broadcast stations. The campaign did not disclose the size or cost of the buy.IMAGES: Photos of former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland and Democrat Richard Cordray are projected on the sides of what appear to be abandoned factory […]

Portman wants to limit Trump's tariff authority

WASHINGTON — In a break from President Donald Trump, Sen. Rob Portman said Tuesday it would be a “mistake” for the administration to argue that auto imports pose a national security threat to the United States, a move that would clear the way to levy tariffs on imports of cars and car parts.“Autos help run our economy,” the Ohio Republican, a former U.S. trade representative under President George W. Bush, told a gathering at the conservative […]

Senator Rob Portman warns against auto tariffs

WASHINGTON —– Sen. Rob Portman warned Tuesday it would be a “mistake” for the Trump administration to cite threat of national security to impose tariffs on imports of automobiles and auto parts.In a speech at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington, Portman, R-Ohio, said “autos help run our economy – they don’t run a national security risk,” adding tariffs could add $2,000 to the average price of a car and cost the […]

Sandra Day O'Connor announces likely Alzheimer's diagnosis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday in a frank and personal letter that she has been diagnosed with “the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer’s disease.”The 88-year-old said doctors diagnosed her some time ago and that as her condition has progressed she is “no longer able to participate in public life.” After her 2006 retirement from the high court O’Connor had appeared around the country championing an […]