Friday, May 24 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:39:16 GMT
Several crews are on the scene of a working fire in Florence.The fire is at a house on Maher Road / Tonya Drive near Dixie. FOX19 has learned that the blaze involves a house, a garage and a fifth wheelFull Story >
Several crews have been called to the scene of a working fire in Florence.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 3:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:37:20 GMT
A Colerain High School teacher was placed on administrative leave. According to the Northwest Local School District, an initial investigation indicated potential criminal activity, and the teacher wasFull Story >
According to the Northwest Local School District, an initial investigation indicated potential criminal activity, and the teacher was placed on leave beginning May 17.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:28:55 GMT
Several Cincinnati car dealerships are giving away $50 gift cards to active and retired military and veterans starting on Monday though June 2. In partnership with a non-profit military charity calledFull Story >
Active and retired military can stop by the following Performance Group locations now through Sunday, June 2 to receive a free $50 gift card.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 1:39 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:39:49 GMT
On Friday, the Ohio Attorney General's Missing Children Clearinghouse annual 2012 report was released. According to report, a total of 19,219 reports of missing children were made in 2012. Of those children,Full Story >
Attorney General DeWine attended a balloon launch at Columbus Preparatory Academy in honor of National Missing Children's Day, which is observed on May 25th. Children released 690 balloons representing each missing child in Ohio.Full Story >
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 >
(RNN) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been accused of being either too conservative or too moderate during his run for the presidency. The mixed messages have caused critics to complain a "true conservative" is not running in this race.
Virgil Goode, the controversial former Virginia congressman running on the Constitution Party ticket, would beg to differ - and he hopes to make his case during the Third Party Debate on Tuesday.
Goode conveys a message of social conservatism mixed with economic protectionism, but he has no chance of winning the presidency (he is on the ballot in only 28 states).
However, Goode could have a major impact in the race by sifting votes from Romney in Virginia, a hotly contested battleground state that went to Obama in 2008.
According to Goode, it doesn't matter if he tilts Virginia in favor of Obama because there isn't any difference between the two major candidates.
"They both take millions of dollars in super PAC money," Goode said. "And that means they're not only influenced by corporations, but unions, too."
Goode said he does not rely on any super PAC dollars and also has a self-imposed $200 cap on all donations - something he believes proves his campaign is credible and honest. As of July 31, Goode had little more than $11,000 in the bank for his campaign.
No more 'anchor babies,' or gay marriage
Goode's campaign financing philosophy would probably appeal to most voters who are not millionaires wanting to sway elections through PACs. But his other views, while controversial, could be appealing to more extreme conservatives who would otherwise vote for Romney.
On immigration, Goode would like to build a fence along the entire border of Mexico and revoke birthright citizenship granted to children born to undocumented immigrants.
"The anchor baby situation has got to stop," Goode said, adding Romney does not share that stance.
Goode also proposes a "near-moratorium" on legal immigration, by halting green card issuances until unemployment in the U.S. is under 5 percent - something he sees as a major difference between him and Romney.
"Green cards give persons from foreign countries the right to come into the U.S. to work in any state in the country and do any job they want to," Goode said. "It makes no sense to bring in foreign workers when you have unemployment at around 8 percent in this country.
"Romney and Obama don't believe that. They both want to cater and coddle to the Hispanic caucus, but I'm willing to stand up and do what's right."
On China, Goode claimed Romney's business background means the Republican candidate can't be trusted when it comes to getting tough on the country.
"Romney is talking a game, but he's outsourced thousands of jobs to China through Bain Capital," Goode said. "So Romney is not anti-shipping jobs to China. He's just saying what the American people want to hear … he tells the people of 'wherever he's at' exactly what they want to hear."
On social issues, Goode proudly points to his pro-life record as proof he is rabidly anti-abortion. He also said same-sex marriage is a moral danger to American society, as well as a threat to national defense.
"If homosexual marriage is allowed and becomes the norm in the U.S., it would have significant effect on the defense budget," Goode said, explaining same-sex military couples would drain the defense budget through health benefits.
"It would have a tremendous impact," he added.
Third parties to debate
Goode's stances on issues might be out of the mainstream, but they tap into a segment of voters who crave more extreme solutions to complex topics, like immigration and social issues.
During the Republican primary, social conservatives like Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum often criticized Romney for being a "Massachusetts moderate." Goode has continued that argument for anyone willing to listen.
On Tuesday, the Constitution Party candidate will join other oft-ignored third party candidates in a debate hosted by Larry King.
The Third Party Debate, sponsored by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, will include the Green Party's Jill Stein, the Justice Party's Rocky Anderson and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson.
It begins at 9 p.m. ET and can be seen on YouTube.
Goode is a one-time Democrat who switched to Republican in 2000 after voting to impeach President Bill Clinton. In 2007, he strongly opposed Muslim congressman Keith Ellison's use of the Quran instead of the Bible to be inaugurated.
Soon after, Goode wrote he feared more Muslims would come to the U.S. and change its way of life.
"I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America and to prevent our resources from being swamped," Goode wrote.
The next year, Goode lost his congressional seat by 727 votes out of more than 312,000 cast.
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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 >
Friday, May 24 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:37:58 GMT
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building. According to police, the unidentified man toldFull Story >
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:43:18 GMT
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession. According to the Cincinnati Police Department, Kyle "Lucky" McNamara was armedFull Story >
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
A truck hauling an oversized load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major route between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the interstate into the river below as the driver watched the...Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
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