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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Aides to House Speaker John Boehner personally and repeatedly intervened in the Ohio redistricting process, successfully lobbying the Republican-dominated state legislature to change the congressional district of a major business that is a top contributor to the national party, according to internal documents unearthed this week.

“Hours before the Congressional map was introduced, a specific change was made by Team Boehner to move the district lines at the bequest of a major Republican donor,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern, who held a conference call with reporters on Tuesday to draw attention to the report, issued by the Ohio Campaign For Accountable Redistricting.

  • teebirdie2

    working for the good of the people.

  • jussmartenuf

    gerrymandering should be a criminal act as it’s purpose is to deprive one set of citizens to the advantage of another. The previous Republican speaker, Tom DeLay, is a convicted felon out of prison on appeal for money laundering specifically targeted at gerrymandering congressional territories to the advantage of his party.
    It appears Speaker Boehner is of a similar stripe. He needs to be investigated and thrown from office, but that is of little potential as the Ethics Committee is run by one of his congressional henchmen, Rep Issa of California.
    Such a shame that such corruption exists at such high levels of our government. Citizens must vote to remove these crooks from office.

  • DermottDraper

    Give the dog a boner

  • Jack

    He did no crime, Thisgoes on on a daily basis in poloticsofthis country Ovomit does it on adaily basis as others.

  • salome

    I would expect anything sleezy from this individual and his republican croonies however, his day is coming to an end when the next election comes around. It is amazing that he helps himself and his croonies but has forgotton the poeple that voted for him to represent them. My question is what has he done for this state which is one of the poorest in the country. He should be an embarrasment to them all.

  • jimmyags

    they offer proof that these charges are real in the form of e mail records and instead of being upset about political corruption, your response is a childish “well they did it too” wahhhhhhhh. this is what is wrong with our govt today, no one cares about holding their own side accountable for anything. rules ethics and morals mean nothing as long as you win right? by the way you claim obama was involved in unethical interference in redistricting, let’s see your proof. show me an e mail, a quote, anything.

  • Eddie D

    What we have is every state with a Republican Governor and Republican controlled state, senate, city-county councils are all in the process of trying change all of the lines before Jan.1st due to their recent losses in November.Lame Duck activitees all over the place. According to law redistricting comes about the YEAR after the Census by the Party in the Majority..What we have now is a concerted effort to circumvent the law by having lame duck pushes to “GIT ER DONE NOW”. Here in Indiana it is really blatant. They don’t even try to hide it..

  • falken751

    With more than $100 billion in annual revenues and nearly $15 billion in operating profits, Verizon is a large and prosperous company. Yet, between 2008 and 2010, the company used a variety of tax avoidance techniques to receive $951 million in rebates from the federal government — an effective tax rate of -2.9%. At the state level, Verizon paid just 2.6% in taxes compared to a 6.8% state average.

    All of this is unsurprising from a company whose five highest executives took home $258 million in salary and benefits over the last four years. Without a doubt, Verizon represents not just the 1%, but the top one-tenth of 1% of the country. And they are shifting their tax bill to the 99%.

    And while Verizon was becoming one of America’s biggest tax dodgers, Verizon and Verizon Wireless were also seeking to cut benefits for its workers. The company is pushing a new contract that would eliminate sick days for workers hurt on the job, cut health coverage promised to retirees and force workers to pay thousands per year in healthcare costs — on top of the fair share in taxes they already pay.

    Verizon’s antics are just another illustration of the destructive power of corporate greed.

  • falken751

    Boehner is a p—k.