Dispatch Politics: Has Trump really become another Nixon?

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The Columbus Dispatch
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Has Trump really become another Nixon?
WASHINGTON — Within hours of President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, the comparisons began: just like President Richard Nixon and the Saturday Night Massacre in 1973.“Nothing less than Nixonian,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said it was “disturbingly reminiscent of the Saturday Night Massacre.” And John Podesta, campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton, tweeted to Trump, […]
Lawmaker says rule-making change won’t help ECOT, but…
Another week, another budget, another question about whether an amendment was inserted to help out ECOT’s state funding situation.Last week, it was a mystery amendment slipped into the two-year state budget bill that impacted the ability of charter sponsors to continue to sponsor some e-schools, even if their ratings drop. No one in the House wanted to claim credit, and the nonpartisan Legislative Service Commission took the blame.The House is asking the Senate to […]
More inconsistencies emerge in Flynn consulting work
WASHINGTON — Targeted in widening investigations of his foreign entanglements, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is at odds with his former Turkish client over two unusual payments totaling $80,000 that Flynn’s firm sent back last year to the client. The disagreement points to inconsistencies in Flynn’s accounts to the U.S. government about his work for foreign interests.Flynn’s company, Flynn Intel Group, told the Justice Department […]
Kasich joins forces with Dem Colorado gov to preserve Medicaid
Gov. John Kasich has found a Democratic ally in his push to keep federal Medicaid dollars flowing while reining in costs at the state level.The Ohio Republican reached out to Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to discuss a bipartisan effort to both preserve Medicaid and reform the individual market to ensure private coverage is available and affordable.Hickenlooper told The Dispatch on Wednesday that he is working with Kasich “on putting together a small bipartisan work […]
Ryan talks taxes, but not Comey firing, in New Albany visit
House Speaker Paul Ryan watched workers today at a New Albany business pack beauty products and he checked out fish chum. But he ignored press questions about the controversy consuming Washington — President Donald Trump’s Tuesday-evening firing of FBI Director James Comey.Ryan was at the Accel Inc. plant to tout his tax reform proposal: a mix of tax cuts for businesses and a steep tax on imports.The visit came less than a day after Comey’s […]
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