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Governor John Kasich

Donald Trump Wasn't the Only Loser at the GOP Debate

John A. Tures | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

The absence of Donald Trump was a breath of fresh air, providing all of us with a greater focus on the issues. But the temperamental Trump wasn't the only loser, as some of the GOP candidates stumbled during the Fox News Channel debate.

Gays Should Not Applaud Gov. Kasich's "Support" for the Community

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ken Schneck, PhD

Megyn Kelly asked Governor Kasich: "If you had a son or daughter who was gay or lesbian, how would you explain to them your opposition to same-sex marriage?" Kasich's answer boiled down to an affirmation of traditional marriage and the admission that he would continue to love his daughters "if one of them happened to be that." To be clear, he truly said "that."

Could Charter School Scandal Weaken The Kasich Campaign?

John A. Tures | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

A Washington Post report reveals that Kasich slashed public school funding by half a billion dollars, boosting state spending on charter schools, despite the quality concerns. In fact, the Ohio now spends more per charter school pupil than it does for public school student, while costs have been passed on to local government just to keep their schools open.

Increasing Number of States Facing Budget Woes a Troubling Sign for America

Timothy Penny | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Timothy Penny

Nearly all of the 50 states have been busy wrapping up their operating budgets. But in the process, far too many had to twist, turn and pull themselves out of shortfalls with budgeting gimmicks.

The Day the Music Died

Yohuru Williams | Posted 01.12.2015 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Even as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame makes its home in the city of Cleveland, the measure before the board may literally cut the musical heart out of Ohio's public schools.

Ed FitzGerald Loses 2014 Ohio Governor Race To Incumbent John Kasich

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat Ed FitzGerald lost the race for Ohio governor Tuesday to incumbent John Kasich (R). FitzGerald has worked as an FBI agent, prosecutor and ...

John Kasich Nabs Election Win In 2014 Ohio Governor Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Incumbent John Kasich (R) won the 2014 Ohio governor race on Tuesday. Kasich defeated Democrat Ed FitzGerald. Below, more live updates on the 20...

Ohio Governor Election Results: John Kasich Wins Re-Election In 2014 Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) was re-elected on Tuesday, defeating his Democratic opponent Ed FitzGerald. Kasich was first elected governor of Ohio in ...

Democracy in Ohio is Hard Enough Already

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

How can you have democracy in Ohio when you can't even have democracy in the Ohio Democratic Party?

Kasich Comes Out Swinging In Big Battle

The Columbus Dispatch | Joe Vardon | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

The first TV ad from either side in the 2014 gubernatorial election will come from Republican Gov. John Kasich and begin airing today, several sources...

Poll Signals Good News For Kasich

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) has a small lead over the potential Democratic candidate for governor, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, according to...

Tea Party Leader Decides Not To Challenge John Kasich

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Ted Stevenot, a tea party leader in Ohio and former president of the Ohio Liberty Coalition, announced over the weekend that he had decided against ch...

Ohio Governor Signs Extreme Anti-Abortion Measures

Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

With the passage of Ohio's new state budget, women in that state have lost access to low-cost family planning services, access to public hospitals dur...

Ohio Governor Draws Opponent For 2014 Race

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald (D) confirmed months of speculation Monday and announced the first step in a campaign to unseat Ohio Gov. John...

Man Executed For 1994 Murder

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 05.06.2013 | Crime

LUCASVILLE, Ohio — Ohio executed a man Wednesday who fatally shot an adult bookstore security guard in 1994 at the end of a multistate crime ram...

The Dishonorable Republicans

Ethan Rome | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

While Republican governors like Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Rick Perry of Texas play games with people's lives to throw red meat to the extremists in their party, Kasich and the a growing number of GOP governors put the needs of their state before their political party.

GOP Gov: My State Is Doing Great

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

Republican governor John Kasich took to the convention floor Tuesday night, offering a vision of American economic revival mirrored on the success of ...

John Celock

Kasich Imitates Parkinson's Patient, Praises 'Hot Wife' In State Of The State | John Celock | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) does not generally script his speeches, preferring to form his remarks off-the-cuff based on notes. In the case of his State...

Governor Compared To Bin Laden

Anna Staver | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

An Ohio prison guard has lost his job because of comments he made on Facebook about the state's governor. According to the Middletown Journal, the ...

Tea BAM!

Shan Wells | Posted 01.09.2012 | Denver
Shan Wells


Amanda Terkel

Controversial Anti-Union Law Defeated By Voters | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohioans overturned a divisive anti-union law on Tuesday, delivering a significant defeat to Republican Gov. John Kasich and a victory to...

Battle In Ohio Reaches Its Peak

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A ballot battle in Ohio that pits the union rights of public workers against Republican efforts to shrink government and limit ...

Fight Over Ohio Union Law Repeal Heats Up | Chris Mazzolini | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

Supporters and opponents of Issue 2 are waging full-scale war to win your vote....

GOP Governor Looks To Stop Effort To Repeal Controversial Anti-Union Law

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH and ANN SANNER | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich and top Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they're offering to discuss weakening a new law limiting coll...

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Municipal Workers

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I cannot believe that in the 21st Century we are having this kind of a debate on the role of labor unions in this country. But I suppose it isn't surprising since we have entered a new Gilded Age.