Sunday, May 19 2013 7:43 PM EDT2013-05-19 23:43:06 GMT
In gift shops, party supply stores and the like, it seems the nation has been swept with mustache madness. Drawing on the pop culture phenomenon, organizers of this year's CincItalia have tapped Cincinnati'sFull Story >
In gift shops, party supply stores and the like, it seems the nation has been swept with mustache madness. Drawing on the pop culture phenomenon, organizers of this year's CincItalia have tapped Cincinnati's most recognized mustachioed fellow to help judge the first ever CincItalia Mustache Contest: Mr. Redlegs.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:27:13 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.Full Story >
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Freddy Galvis and Erik Kratz each homered off closer Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth innings Sunday, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies past the Cincinnati Reds for a stunningFull Story >
Freddy Galvis and Erik Kratz each homered off closer Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth innings Sunday, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies past the Cincinnati Reds for a stunning 3-2 victory.
Which president had the first telephone? Which commander in chief gambled away the White House china? Or who loved jelly beans? Discover some fun facts about some of the men who've been president.Full Story >
Do you know which president was the first to have a telephone? Which commander in chief gambled away the White House china? Or who loved jelly beans? Discover some fun facts about some of the men who've held the highest office in the United States.Full Story >
The 2012 election may be over, but not all may be lost for Republicans looking for love. Thanks to chemistry.com, you can find your political equal in these cities.Full Story >
Republicans lost the 2012 presidential election, but not all may be lost for members of the GOP looking for love. Chemistry.com lists the cities they are most likely to find their political equal.Full Story >
The final debate before the 2012 presidential election provided an endless amount of viral internet memes as well as the inspiration for some creative fictional Twitter hash tags.Full Story >
The final debate before the 2012 presidential election provided enough memorable moments - one in particular about the Navy - to create an endless amount of viral internet memes. It also was the inspiration for some creative fictional Twitter hash tags.Full Story >
Editors note: This article examines Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney's economic plan for the U.S. On Friday, President Barack Obama's plan will be reviewed.
(RNN) - After hundreds of rallies, scores of fundraisers and three presidential debates, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had plenty of chances to publicize their platforms.
An incumbent's policies are generally easier to publicize since they have been in the public eye for the past four years, but a challenger must advertise their platform in a convincing way.
The Romney campaign recognized this early and released a 160-page booklet that offers 59 policy proposals. It is boiled down to a five-point plan for "a stronger middle class" on his website
The plan divides Romney's ideas into five basic categories: "energy dependence," "the skills to succeed," "trade that works for America," "cut the deficit," and "champion small business."
Dr. Oliver McGee, a professor at Howard University and author of Jumping the Aisle: How I Became a Black Republican in the Age of Obama, said Romney realized his five-point plan had to be easily understood in order to reach the electorate.
"You have to keep it simple," he said. "You have to keep it straight forward. It has to make economical and political sense. And it has to reach the masses so you can sell it in a sound bite."
The plan has met its fair share of criticism from the political left, claiming it lacks depth.
"The plan allows Romney to say what he needs to say so that everyone will like him. The plan is trying to please everybody and make everyone happy," said Henry Schissler, a social sciences professor at Housatonic Community College. "There are no real specifics there."
Schissler suggested there is no way the five-point plan would ever work for the complex issues that face the country, and Romney is using the simplistic terms to be everything to everyone.
McGee said the plan makes sense because it represents three key pillars the country needs for a successful future: capital, technology and competition. He argued it is a "national security plan."
Referencing the first point, energy dependence, McGee argued the U.S. has enough oil within its borders to supply the world two to three times over. Romney's plan promotes development of oil, gas and coal production while creating energy jobs and making the nation a more competitive energy market.
Opponents disagree, pointing out the five-point plan promises to "eliminate regulations destroying the coal industry." But you'll have to dive into the 160-page plan to discover what regulations Romney is talking about.
The regulations, dubbed the "hazardous air pollutants rule," were put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency, not directly by Obama. Romney claims the regulations were encouraged by the president, and that the current administration has an "unhealthy 'green' jobs obsession" that could cripple the coal industry and kill jobs.
He has not explained how he would replace the EPA regulations. Instead, he touts that studies show green jobs could hurt employment rather than help it.
Under Romney's "skills to succeed" section, one of his goals is to provide access to affordable and effective higher education options.
"You need the capital to invest in the development and advancement of these technologies," McGee said. "We need to develop Steve Jobs-type engineers, scientists and mathematicians who know how to create the technology, and the experience for people to understand the technology, engage it and use it."
However, in his full plan Romney does not explain how he would do so. Instead the plan explains how Romney would cut the number of what he deemed redundant job retraining programs, with as many as 44 out of 47 on the chopping block.
Romney's plan would also scale back federal control of those programs. His administration would turn over organization and control of the money to the individual states, with as yet undefined consequences for funding misuse.
Also to help business growth, Romney would eliminate Obamacare to get rid of federal mandates that burden lower levels of government and business.
"It may be a good idea that we want to provide [healthcare], but the federal government can't do it all. They have to delve it down to the states, municipalities and the books of small businesses," McGee said. "And if they look at their books individually they all say, ‘We're already trying to handle Medicare and Social Security. And now we have to take on this?'"
Romney's administration proposes changing the tax code to encourage Americans to buy their own health insurance. The change would get rid of the cost advantage of buying health insurance through an employer.
Critics point out Romney says he would make healthcare reforms that control costs and improve care, but he does not specify deductions or credits to make individually purchased healthcare affordable.
The unspecific wording throughout Romney's plan has been a regular target for Democrats, particularly focusing on the "champion small business" point.
"He doesn't even define what a small business is. Because when I think of small business I think of a 'mom and pop' store holding on for their dear lives. But that's not what his small business is," Schissler said.
He maintained Romney shouldn't expect much if he does not put Democrats' questions to rest.
"If he gives details, maybe he'll get elected. But without details, it's not going to be pretty for him come Nov. 6," he said.
However, McGee said he believed the Romney campaign should not dwell on the specifics, since the message of his plan is strong.
"If you think you can lay it all out on a website so that people can find out all the minute details, the other side has a whole army of fact checkers that can simply rip it apart to shreds so that your plan doesn't even make sense anymore," McGee said. "And that's not just for the Romney plan. That applies to the Obama plan as well."
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Saturday, November 10 2012 1:48 PM EST2012-11-10 18:48:37 GMT
(RNN) – With the majority of ballots counted and the question of who will be the next president put to rest, only Florida remains undecided as vote tallies continued into Wednesday. With 97 percent reported,Full Story >
The state of Florida has finished its tally, and its 29 electoral votes went to President Barack Obama. Not that it mattered. Full Story >
Wednesday, November 7 2012 9:48 AM EST2012-11-07 14:48:58 GMT
(RNN) – Obama took on a variety of issues during his first term in the Oval Office, and he pledged to continue his plan of economic recovery in the next four years. His campaign rode the theme of "Change"Full Story >
"This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation," said Mitt Romney in his concession speech.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:02 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:02:29 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show returned to the park on Sunday.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:06 AM EDT2013-05-19 13:06:15 GMT
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million. The odds of winning areFull Story >
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 7 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-08 01:23:28 GMT
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board, a longer versionFull Story >
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board.Full Story >
CLEVELAND (AP) - Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/15UkzDK) reportsFull Story >
Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:51:38 GMT
A trooper sustains minor injuries after a police chase Sunday morning. Dispatchers say it all started at a rest area near Lebanon. Dispatchers report that troopers spotted a woman driving a vehicle thatFull Story >
A 43-year-old woman is in custody after leading troopers on a 23-mile pursuit and crashing into a police cruiser in Warren County. Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:05:48 GMT
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A monkey is on the loose in Clermont County. The State Game Warden of Neville, Ohio states that he is looking for a loose monkey. It is unclear at this time where the monkey came from. Any sightingsFull Story >
A monkey on the loose in Clermont County was shot from a tree on Saturday afternoon.
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedFull Story >
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:18:36 GMT
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status. Full Story >
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action, and possibly even criminal charges, for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status.Full Story >