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Where is Kaptur?

I remember people saying how powerful Marcy Kaptur is in Washington and how much she will bring back now that the Democrats are in charge of Congress. I would think that Marcy would have a leadership position on a major committee or even chairing it or something. Has anyone heard where she is or what she is doing? I do not recall hearing any stories of her getting a leadership position, but maybe

Where did Recall Billy go? Does anybody know what's up with that?

Does anybody remember the guy that was so upset last year that he wanted to start a recall effort, but then found that a year had to pass first?

Boxer's Low Blow

Today's NY Post:

Boxer:
"Who pays the price? I'm not going to pay a personal price," Boxer said. "My kids are too old, and my grandchild is too young."

Then, to Rice: "You're not going to pay a particular price, as I understand it, with an immediate family."

Breathtaking.

Simply breathtaking.

We scarcely know where to begin.

The junior senator from California ap parently believes that an accom plished, seasoned diplomat, a renowned scholar and an adviser to two presidents like Condoleezza Rice is not fully qualified to make policy at the highest levels of the American government because she is a single, childless woman.

Hotel-Motel tax increase

I was told that the Commissioners will hold a meeting on Wednesday to vote on the increase in the hotel-motel tax. I blogged about this, but was wondering if anyone else has heard it, or seen it in press....

Kaptur and Gillmor both vote no on HB3

H.R. 3 - Promoting Life-Saving Stem Cell Research http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll020.xml

The DeGette-Castle stem cell research bill increases the number of lines of stem cells that are eligible to be used in federally-funded research. The bill authorizes Health and Human Services (HHS) to support research involving embryonic stem cells meeting certain criteria, regardless of the date on which the stem cells were derived from an embryo. Current policy allows federal funds to be used for research only on those stem cell lines that existed when President Bush issued an executive order on August 9, 2001. The bill only authorizes the use of stem cell lines generated from embryos that would otherwise be discarded by fertility clinics. The bill includes stronger ethical guidelines than the President

Szollosi humiliated her, Brown asserts

In this week's Toledo Journal:

Was Frank Szollosi mocking Wilma Brown at last week

Will this be a watershed week?

Today's Free Press Kevin Miliken says:

This could turn out to be one of the most important weeks in the future of our state and country, as a new governor takes office, President Bush announces a new direction in his Iraq policy, and a slew of new legislators begin work in the Ohio General Assembly and Congress.

We've heard words like

Hildo: Carty looks to give away the store

This week's City Paper:

It

Glass City Jungle email challenge

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Glass City Jungle is hosting a contact challenge. You can see which council members respond to their email. You can follow the story at Glass City Jungle www.glasscityjungle.com/wordpress/.

3 on council facing party chief's wrath over president vote

In Today's Toledo Blade:

Three Democratic Toledo City Council members who are identified with the so-called A-wing of the party may not be endorsed for re-election if they don't mend fences with B-team members who currently run the party, the party chairman said yesterday.

The three councilmen expressed disbelief that Lucas County Democratic Chairman John Irish is threatening to withhold party support. Two of the councilmen remain under a sanction imposed in 2005 for not supporting the party's choice for a vacancy appointment on council.

Here's looking at you, Kidd

Joe Kidd refused to be a Noe political patsy

Joe Kidd, former executive director of the Lucas County Board of Elections and exposer of perhaps the most recent and compelling reason for public funding of elections, sat in my dining room last month. He agreed to talk with my wife, City Paper Publisher, Collette Jacobs, Managing Editor Jason Webber and myself to answer our questions regarding his involvement in the imbroglio at the center of the Republican Party

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