As Congressional Republicans’ 16-day fight to defund President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul dissolved, Ohio Governor John Kasich was trying to find a way around his party to expand Medicaid under the law.
After Masses last weekend at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in suburban Cleveland, the Reverend William Bouhall collected signatures opposing President Barack Obama’s requirement that health insurers provide contraceptives.
Unions and their allies are planning rallies, vigils and press conferences in at least 27 states this week against what they see as a national attack on government employees that is a seminal moment for organized labor.
Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich said last April he would endorse former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour for president if he ran. Barbour didn’t. Then, Kasich said in October he encouraged New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to run. He didn’t, either.
Last week, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a bill in Columbus regulating puppy mills with Sammy, a diminutive bichon, perched on the desk watching him. Next week, Kasich will mingle with the likes of Bill Gates at a ski resort in Switzerland.