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GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney joining Ryan in Ohio

Published: Saturday, October 27, 2012 @ 4:05 PM
Updated: Saturday, October 27, 2012 @ 4:05 PM

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is cancelling his events in Virginia because of safety concerns from the major storm approaching the east coast and will be coming back to Ohio.

He will be joining running mate Paul Ryan events at Celina Fieldhouse in Celina, and the University of Findlay in Findlay. They will then attend a rally at the Marion County Fairgrounds Coliseum in Marion.

Donald Trump reveals where he'll be instead of the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Published: Sunday, April 23, 2017 @ 6:15 AM

Every year, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is one of the social events of the spring. For almost 100 years, journalists, government officials and celebrities have gotten together to crack jokes and eat expensive meals. The event has been attended by Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington. In 2011, then-President Barack Obama roasted Donald Trump (who was in attendance), and some speculate that night was the moment when Trump decided he wanted Obama’s job.

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However, this year, now-President Trump won’t be in attendance. His decision came via a tweet in February. While it’s not traditional for a president to skip the event, Trump’s ongoing war with the media had many expecting that he wouldn’t be stopping by the Washington Hilton on the evening of the event.

The last president to skip the event was Ronald Reagan in 1981, though Reagan was recovering from a gunshot wound inflicted during an assassination attempt only days before, and he did call in to the event. Nixon also skipped the dinner twice.

Instead, Trump announced Saturday morning via Twitter that he will be holding a rally next weekend in Pennsylvania.

The White House has not said where the rally will be held, and Trump’s website does not have any rallies listed. His last event was in Nashville in March.

Time reveals its 100 most influential people for 2017

Published: Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 7:47 AM

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What do President Donald Trump, John Legend, Emma Stone, LeBron James and U.S. Rep. John Lewis have in common? They're all on Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people of 2017.

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This year's list includes "the titans, pioneers, artists, leaders and icons who are changing the world today," the publication said on its website.

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College professor who tweeted 'Trump must hang' on paid leave

Published: Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 6:10 AM

Lars Maischak, 47, a history professor at California State University-Fresno, is facing administrative action after making a controversial tweet about President Donald Trump.

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“To save American democracy, Trump must hang. The sooner and the higher, the better,” he wrote on his now-deleted Twitter account back in February.

This week, the Fresno Bee reported that Maischak “agreed upon a voluntary leave of absence.” Maischak will be gone for the rest of the spring semester.

Fresno State President Joseph Castro explained the terms of his leave: “The agreement for the paid leave was reached in accordance with provisions in the collective bargaining agreement with the California Faculty Association, the union that represents all faculty. During his leave of absence, Dr. Maischak will no longer have a teaching role, but will be conducting research off campus.”

Maischak has since apologized for his words.

A substitute has taken over his classes for the remainder of the semester, and his case is currently under review.

High-profile U.S. House race in Georgia ends in runoff for Ossoff, Handel

Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 1:21 AM

Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel
The Associated Press

Roughly five hours after polling locations closed, major networks began projecting that Georgia’s 6th District U.S. House special election would be heading toward a runoff on June 20.

That means Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel, the race’s top two vote-getters, will have nine more weeks of expensive and heated campaigning before voters decide who will replace Tom Price, now Trump’s health secretary, as the representative for Atlanta’s affluent, leafy northern suburbs in the House.

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Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and political novice, told his supporters late Tuesday that a runoff “shattered expectations.” “We will be ready to fight on and win in June if it is necessary,” he said.

Earlier Tuesday evening, former Secretary of State Karen Handel vowed to “start the campaign anew” on Wednesday, as her onetime Republican opponents began to coalesce around her. “Beating Ossoff and holding this seat is something that rises above any one person,” she told supporters.

Outside groups poured millions into the nationally-watched contest, which was widely viewed as an early indicator of Trump’s popularity as he closed out his first 100 days in office. Even the president himself weighed in, via a series of attacks against Ossoff on Twitter, and he tweeted again moments after CNN called the race:

As of publishing time, with more than five-sixths of precincts reporting, Ossoff had won 48.6 percent of the vote in the 18-candidate field, and Handel 19.5 percent. Ossoff would have needed more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff.