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 >
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."Full Story >
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-05-19 15:31:31 GMT
Parts of Downtown Sharonville are experiencing flooding following a water main break. The break happened Saturday afternoon near the Creek and Reading Road intersection at the Sharonville Depot Square. TheFull Story >
Reading Road is being examined for damage following Saturday's water main break. Reading Road will be open to through traffic except at the intersection of Reading and Creek Roads which will be taken down to one lane through that intersection only.
(FOX19) - Thursday, the House voted on a bill, that if passed, will be the biggest ever unconstitutional reshaping of government powers.
Here's what Congress did. Members passed House Bill 1540 by a vote of 322 to 96. That is the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012.
The bill authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy. But in that bill there is one section that is startling. Section 1034.
Section 1034 states: "The United States is engaged in an armed conflict with al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and associated forces and that those entities continue to pose a threat to the United States and its citizens, both domestically and abroad;"
The bill gives the President "the authority to use all necessary and appropriate force during the current armed conflict with al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and associated forces…. the President's authority...includes the authority to detain belligerents...until the termination of hostilities."
Here is what Texas Congressman Ron Paul said in the House chamber as the bill was passed.
"The current proposal would allow a president to pursue war at any time, any place for any reason without Congressional approval. Many believe this would even permit the use of military activity against American suspects here at home." Says Rep. Paul.
That's what it may do, but here is what it will do for sure. Under this bill, the U.S. President doesn't need permission from Congress for any war against al-Queda, Taliban or "associated forces" anywhere in the world. Essentially that creates an endless war that can be ever expanded throughout the world. And by listing "associated forces", that means the war can also be expanded against anyone or any group of people. And those people, even U.S. citizens under this bill, can be arrested and held without charge until the "termination of hostilities". That means until the endless war comes to an end?
Section 1034 drew enough criticism that Congressman Justin Amash of Michigan offered an amendment that would strike 1034 from the bill. That amendment was defeated by a vote of 187 to 234.
I checked on how the members of Congress from our area voted on the Amash amendment. Congressman Steve Chabot voted against the amendment and to keep Section 1034.
Congressman Jean Schmidt voted to keep the section.
Congressman Chabot's office released this statement on why he voted against the amendment:
"Our nation continues to be threatened by Al Qaeda and other terrorists organizations, and these groups continue to evolve in both structure and operations. This amendment, if enacted, would limit the ability of our military to use force against and protect our citizens from such terrorists."
Congressman Schmidt's office released this statement:
"Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the nature of the terrorist threat to the United States has changed. Unfortunately, the Authorization for the Use of Military Force enacted shortly thereafter has not been updated to reflect this fact. The President must have the authority to pursue and detain terrorists. Section 1034 of the National Defense Authorization Act makes clear that the President has that authority."
Here's what you need to know.
This bill is not a done deal. The Senate still needs to vote and section 1034 could be taken out then.
Also, the White House has put out a statement expressing its disapproval of parts of this defense bill saying that the administration strongly objects to section 1034. If so, and that section gets to his desk.. the president can prove his objection by vetoing the bill.
If not, this bill becomes law of the land while standing in direct opposition to the U.S. Constitution.
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 >
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:00 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:00:12 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 are returning to the park this Sunday.Full Story >
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Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009. The group was asked about prayerFull Story >
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009.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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:10:46 GMT
One man has been taken to the hospital after police found him shot on the sidewalk. The incident happened Saturday evening on the corner of Burnet and Rockdale Avenue in Avondale. One man was arrestedFull Story >
One man has been taken to the hospital after police found him shot on the sidewalk. The victim is believed to have non life-threatening injuries.
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 >
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at...Full Story >
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at U.S. jails.Full Story >
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