The party of "No"
Seven Hills' David Bentkowski and Beachwood Council President Melvin Jacobs need new perspectives: Mark Naymik
The Cleveland suburbs Seven Hills and Beachwood each have politicians -- David Bentkowski and Melvin Jacobs -- who have lost their perspective.
The Beachwood Democrat said he will resign Tuesday as leader of the House Democratic caucus -- a shift that will give him more time to evaluate a potential 2014 bid for the county's top office.
Tom Coyne's aspirations for higher office were derailed by alcohol problems. In 2004, he hit rock bottom when he violated probation by getting drunk on margaritas at a Mexican restaurant and blacking out in a strangers driveway.
Rep. Jim Renacci asks whether Treasury Department targeted conservative GM dealers for closure (video)
"At the heart of this request is the obligation we have to the American people to ensure that political profiling has not been a systemic issue within this Administration," says a letter that Renacci sent to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew with Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Mike Kelly.
Cleveland Council President Martin Sweeney is running for re-election while also considering a temporary retirement: Michael K. McIntyre's Tipoff
Cleveland City Council President Martin J. Sweeney filed preliminary paperwork that would allow him to retire temporarily and continue working if he wins re-election. He has not decided yet on whether he'll go through with the retirement.
An Air Force veteran and lawyer, Pillich has been a fixture at party dinners this year while working to build support for her campaign. The primary is a year away, but already she is the third Democrat to announce a statewide run.
DeWine makes no bones about it. He views being in public eye as a means to an end, using a bully pulpit to put focus on issues he wants addressed.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks of courage that graduates will need to reshape society at Kenyon College commencement address
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg GAMBIER, Ohio – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg emphasized three characteristics that young adults need to succeed in life -- courage, curiosity, and hard work -- in a commencement address Saturday at Kenyon College,...
Ed FitzGerald gives Democrats a strong Cleveland contender for governor -- but is that enough? Analysis
This history lesson is instructive for two reasons. It illustrates the quarter-century of trouble and bad luck Democrats have had not only grooming and recruiting top-tier candidates but also winning with the few heavyweights they managed. And it shows how Cleveland, for all of its Democratic firepower, is not necessarily the party's missing ingredient.