Staff Reports



Ohio Gov. John Kasich


Gary, Gov. Kasich issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s Afghanistan policy:

“After sixteen years, we have lost sight of the the United States’ principal goal in becoming engaged in Afghanistan: to prevent the country from being used as a launching pad for terror attacks on the U.S.

The United States should continue to support the Afghan government through our Strategic Partnership Agreement by providing training and funds that will help the Afghans maintain control of major population centers and prevent a Taliban victory.

The time has come, however, for us to forge an agreement with all of the regional players that will allow the United States to draw down forces and bring our troops back home without reigniting civil war in that country.

We must work with neighboring countries to station Special Forces and aircraft in the region in a manner that allows us to eradicate terrorist bases that might reappear in Afghanistan.

Sixteen years and the lives of over 2,000 American heroes are more than enough of a price to have paid to eradicate a terrorist sanctuary. America cannot afford to make an open-ended commitment of further lives and treasure to the improbable proposition of building a cohesive nation in Afghanistan.”

Let’s try something different

Gary, it’s the end of the month, which means you’re about to get a flood of political fundraising emails.

And while ours has financial needs just like every other political organization, I’d like to propose that we try something different this month:

The brave citizens of Texas and other southern regions of America are facing a real crisis right now with Hurricane Harvey. Let’s put aside the politics for a while and do what we can to help them out.

Here’s how you can chip in right now:

Donate to the American Red Cross: Call 1-800-REDCROSS or Text: HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation

I was a guest on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday and spoke about the need for all Americans to pull together to help each other out – especially in times of crisis like a natural disaster.

Please take a moment to watch and share this clip to help us get this message out:

Thank you for all that you’re doing to help!

John Kasich

Source: Kasich, Hickenlooper consider unity presidential ticket in 2020

By Mark Preston, CNN

President Trump fired back at Sen. Bob Corker after the Tennessee Republican questioned Trump’s fitness for office.

President slams senator who questioned Trump’s ‘stability’

A source says the GOP’s John Kasich, left, and Democrat John Hickenlooper are considering a 2020 bipartisan bid for the White House.© AFP/Getty Images/Saul Loeb/Alex Wong A source says the GOP’s John Kasich, left, and Democrat John Hickenlooper are considering a 2020 bipartisan bid for the White House. Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper have entertained the idea of forming a unity presidential ticket to run for the White House in 2020, a source involved in the discussions tells CNN.

Under this scenario, Kasich, a Republican, and Hickenlooper, a Democrat, would run as independents with Kasich at the top of the ticket, said the source, who cautioned it has only been casually talked about.

“The idea of a joint ticket has been discussed, but not at an organizational or planning level,” said the source, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity. “What they are trying to show the country is that honorable people can disagree, but you can still problem solve together. It happens in businesses and it happens in families. Why can’t it happen in Washington?”

News of the discussions was first reported by Axios.

In early August, Hickenlooper didn’t lend much credence to rumblings of a unity ticket, telling Politico: “I don’t think Kasich would ever do that. … I don’t think it’s in the cards. But I do like the idea of working with him in some context at some point.”

Kasich and Hickenlooper are working together on major policy issues such as health care and immigration — a rare, bipartisan alliance at a time of deep seeded acrimony between the two political parties.

The next steps for the two governors will be more policy than politically focused.

“Watch on the policy front as they expand beyond health care and also include other governors into the coalition,” said the source.

CNN has reached out to both Kasich and Hickenlooper for comment.

CNN’s Miranda Green contributed to this report.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
http://www.sunburynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2017/09/web1_kasich-johnny.jpgOhio Gov. John Kasich

Staff Reports

Gary, Gov. Kasich issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s Afghanistan policy:

“After sixteen years, we have lost sight of the the United States’ principal goal in becoming engaged in Afghanistan: to prevent the country from being used as a launching pad for terror attacks on the U.S.

The United States should continue to support the Afghan government through our Strategic Partnership Agreement by providing training and funds that will help the Afghans maintain control of major population centers and prevent a Taliban victory.

The time has come, however, for us to forge an agreement with all of the regional players that will allow the United States to draw down forces and bring our troops back home without reigniting civil war in that country.

We must work with neighboring countries to station Special Forces and aircraft in the region in a manner that allows us to eradicate terrorist bases that might reappear in Afghanistan.

Sixteen years and the lives of over 2,000 American heroes are more than enough of a price to have paid to eradicate a terrorist sanctuary. America cannot afford to make an open-ended commitment of further lives and treasure to the improbable proposition of building a cohesive nation in Afghanistan.”