John Kasich’s Recent Moves Reflect His 2020 Options: Primarying Trump Or Fleeing The GOP
As the midterm elections approach, Ohio’s governor is keeping tabs on Republican and independent candidates. And his closest advisers acknowledge thoughts about a nonpartisan run for president: “I think there’s a growing middle.”
The Awkward Politics Of Republican Governors And Obamacare
No issue has defined the modern GOP or animated its grassroots activists more than former president Obama’s health care program has. But with congressional Republicans moving ahead with repeal efforts, some governors are ignoring the party line in the name of Medicaid expansion. And some — New Mexico’s Susana Martinez, in particular — don’t want to talk about it at all.
John Kasich Sounds Like He's Over The Republican Party
The Ohio governor ran for the Republican nomination and lost. Now, in his new book and on the road, he's critical of the party and frequently noting the day will come when an independent could win the presidency. Is there space for Republicans like John Kasich in the party anymore?
Donald Trump Put All Down-Ballot Republicans On High Alert Last Week
How much will the new president want to influence the direction of the party, help friends, and hurt critics in next year’s midterm elections? Trump’s personal involvement in an inside baseball fight in Ohio might be an indication.
Ted Cruz's Plans To Go One-On-One With Donald Trump Got Messed Up By John Kasich
Cruz insists he's the last conservative, there's a path to winning the nomination outright, and that he's in the middle of a one-on-one race with Trump. But now he'll likely have to begin attacking Kasich to keep consolidating support.
Kasich: Ad About Trump Comments On Women Was "First Time That My Eyes Were Really Opened"
"They see this stuff. What do you think they think? I'll have more to say about that. But that's going to be not designed to be negative as much as it is to point out things that I've seen that are deeply disturbing in this process."
Donald Trump Is Attacking John Kasich, But John Kasich Isn't Attacking Him
On the eve of the crucial Ohio primary, Kasich bets on not attacking Trump directly to win. "It’s kind of a choice out there now — do we go to the dark side, the negativity, the gnashing of teeth, the division of people or do we go to the hopeful and the bright side?”
Kasich: No "Smoke-Filled Rooms" At Convention Because Cleveland Hotels Ban Smoking
"I know there’s a lot of people that say, ‘Well, this would be smoke-filled rooms.’ I don’t think it’d be smoke-filled rooms because they don’t allow smoking in the hotels in Cleveland. So I don’t think that’ll be the case."
Britney Spears Should Be Spanked And Other Comments John Kasich Made As A Fox News Host
As the host of Heartland and a frequent fill-in for Bill O'Reilly between 2001 and 2008, the current Ohio governor and presidential candidate offered his take on subjects such as Viagra, celebrity breakups, airports, and spanking celebrities.
A Federal Agency Inadvertently Just Gave Super PACs More Power
On Friday, the FEC announced they are deadlocked on key issues of how super PACs can work with campaigns — and made one critical decision regarding candidates fundraising for super PACS. The net effect could be an even blurrier line between campaigns and these committees that can raise unlimited cash.
This Is How John Kasich Explains His Decision To Expand Medicaid Under Obamacare
"I've been, you know, criticized for this decision. Do you think it bothers me? It doesn't. And we've helped a lot of people. And my folks have probably saved some lives in the process. And so I think it was the right decision."