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Johnson Joins SCIF Protest, Calls Inquiry ‘Bogus Scam’

By Lisa Solley SALEM, Ohio – Calling the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump a “bogus sham,” U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson joined other House Republicans in decrying the process in which a bipartisan committee is interviewing witnesses behind closed doors. Johnson, R-6 Ohio, was among House Republicans who disrupted proceedings...

Trump, Ryan Duel on Twitter

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – President Donald Trump jabbed at U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan the day after the congressman announced that he was dropping his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.  Ryan, D-13 Ohio, had announced Thursday that he was ending his bid for his party’s nomination, citing fundraising challenges.  That prompted Trump to respond on […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – President Donald Trump jabbed at U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan the day after the congressman announced that he was dropping his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.  Ryan, D-13 Ohio, had announced Thursday that he was ending his bid for his party’s nomination, citing fundraising challenges.  That...

Money Leads Ryan to Drop Presidential Bid

POLAND, Ohio – Money, or rather the lack there of, led U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan to drop his longshot bid for the Democratic nomination for president, the congressman acknowledged Thursday afternoon.  Ryan, D-13 Ohio, met with reporters outside the U.S. Route 224 Starbucks on his way home for Washington, having announced around 12:30 p.m. he […]

POLAND, Ohio – Money, or rather the lack there of, led U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan to drop his longshot bid for the Democratic nomination for president, the congressman acknowledged Thursday afternoon.  Ryan, D-13 Ohio, met with reporters outside the U.S. Route 224 Starbucks on his way home for Washington, having...

Ryan Ends His Democratic Presidential Campaign

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan today announced via tweet and a video to his supporters that he is dropping out of the Democratic race for the 2020 presidential nomination. Ryan said after seven months on the campaign trail, he would be returning to Ohio to seek reelection to the House of Representatives. “I […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan today announced via tweet and a video to his supporters that he is dropping out of the Democratic race for the 2020 presidential nomination. Ryan said after seven months on the campaign trail, he would be returning to Ohio to seek reelection to...

Pelosi Moves on Drug Prices Despite Falling-Out with Trump

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is plowing ahead with her bill to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices despite a breakdown in relations with her chief bargaining partner on the issue — President Donald Trump. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated the legislation would save Medicare […]

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is plowing ahead with her bill to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices despite a breakdown in relations with her chief bargaining partner on the issue — President Donald Trump. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated...

Former White House Aide Meets with House Lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent. Here’s a quick summary of the latest news: WHAT […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent. Here's a quick summary...

Biden’s Top 2020 Dem Rivals Avoid Rush to Defend Him

By BILL BARROW Associated Press Democratic presidential candidates are united in condemning President Donald Trump for seeking a foreign country’s help to trash a domestic political rival. But when it comes to defending the president’s target, former Vice President Joe Biden, it’s more complicated. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren suggested she’d consider barring her vice president’s […]

By BILL BARROW Associated Press Democratic presidential candidates are united in condemning President Donald Trump for seeking a foreign country's help to trash a domestic political rival. But when it comes to defending the president's target, former Vice President Joe Biden, it's more complicated. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren suggested she'd...

Whistleblower Reactions: ‘Third-Rate Behavior’ or ‘Hoax’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan blasted actions disclosed in a whistleblower report on President Donald Trump’s interactions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as “third-rate, banana republic behavior.”  The whistleblower report, which was released Thursday morning, alleges that Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate allegations regarding former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan blasted actions disclosed in a whistleblower report on President Donald Trump’s interactions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as “third-rate, banana republic behavior.”  The whistleblower report, which was released Thursday morning, alleges that Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate allegations regarding former Vice President Joe...

O’Rourke Visit Spotlights Impact of Idled GM Plant

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Taxpayer help such as that which helped General Motors survive bankruptcy a decade ago should be conditioned on keeping jobs in communities like Lordstown, Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke said. Currently a long shot for securing the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, O’Rourke pressed for greater accountability – for both corporations like […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Taxpayer help such as that which helped General Motors survive bankruptcy a decade ago should be conditioned on keeping jobs in communities like Lordstown, Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke said. Currently a long shot for securing the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, O’Rourke pressed for greater accountability...

Reps, Senators React to Impeachment Inquiry

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan called President Donald Trump a “mobster” Tuesday amid rising Democratic calls for impeaching the president. U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, meanwhile, dismissed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that the House of Representatives would move forward with an impeachment inquiry as “another dead end.” The stances of the Howland Democrat […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan called President Donald Trump a “mobster” Tuesday amid rising Democratic calls for impeaching the president. U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, meanwhile, dismissed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that the House of Representatives would move forward with an impeachment inquiry as “another dead end.” The...