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Sunday, March 18, 2018
Unions, Right To Work

The Red-State Trend That’s Coming To A Blue State Near You

When the AFL-CIO and other critics of right-to-work laws describe them as “right-to-work-for-less” laws, they aren’t merely being rhetorical; research demonstrates that right-to-work promotes inferior working conditions.

March 12, 2017
Kasich, Ohio Abortion Ban

Kasich Vetoes Ohio ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban, Signs 20-Week Legislation

Governor John Kasich signed a 20-week abortion ban into law but vetoed stricter legislation that would have forbidden the procedure once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks after conception.

December 13, 2016
Heartbeat abortion bill

Ohio Lawmakers Pass ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill

Republican Governor John Kasich, an abortion opponent, has in the past questioned whether such legislation would be constitutional.

December 7, 2016
Trump Clinton swing states close

Trump Has Slight Edge On Clinton In Several Battleground States

With voting completed in more than two-thirds of the 50 U.S. states, the race was too close to call in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Virginia, leaving the race for the White House on a knife’s edge.

November 8, 2016
voter fraud

How Your Fellow Citizens Could Threaten Your Vote

Even if you’re a registered voter in Florida, your vote may not be a sure thing. That’s not due to fraud or Russian hacking of electronic voting machines, but because, under state law, virtually any other voter in your county can challenge your right to vote.

November 8, 2016

U.S. Appeals Court Removes New Voter-Intimidation Rules In Ohio

The U.S. appeals court in Ohio removed new restrictions on partisan poll watchers that Democrats had sought to prevent Election Day voter intimidation. The rules overturned by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals would have imposed greater penalties on people who harass voters during Tuesday’s election.

November 6, 2016
In Ohio, a spelling error on your absentee ballot could cost you your vote

In Ohio, A Spelling Error Could Nullify Your Vote

Laws passed by the Republican-led Ohio state legislature in 2014 require voters to accurately fill out their personal information on absentee or provisional ballots or they will be rejected – even if the votes are otherwise valid. The laws are being applied in a presidential election for the first time this year.

November 1, 2016

Democrats Sue Trump For Alleged Voter Intimidation In Four States

In lawsuits filed in federal courts in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Ohio, Democrats argued that Trump and Republican Party officials were mounting a “campaign of vigilante voter intimidation” that violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act and an 1871 law aimed at the Ku Klux Klan.

October 31, 2016

#EndorseThis: Ohio Trump County Chair Says Obama Invented Racism In America

Kathy Miller, who chairs the Trump campaign in Mahoning County, Ohio, aired her opinions about race relations to The Guardian. Her version of what happened in our country following the election of President Barack Obama reveals little about race in America but much about her (and her presidential candidate).

September 22, 2016
Rob Portman

Rob Portman Ignores Shadow Of Trump In Re-Election Bid

Rob Portman is largely ignoring Donald Trump, which is hard to do in U.S. politics today, but the strategy seems to be working for the Republican senator in his re-election bid in Ohio.

August 23, 2016
Election polls in key states

Election Polls In Key States: Clinton Leads In Iowa, Ohio, And Pennsylvania

Election polls released this week show Hillary Clinton leading in most of the 2016 battleground states, with a close contest between Clinton and Trump in Florida.

August 10, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Trump speaks at Dayton International Airport in Dayton, Ohio

The Great Republican Crack-Up

The Great Republican Crack-up Dayton was once a bastion of the GOP establishment. The story of how the city changed helps explain the rise of Donald Trump.

July 15, 2016
AMOS canvassing members work on voter registration at a community center in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., May 12, 2016. REUTERS/William Philpott

Occasional Ohio Voters Kicked Off Voting Roles

Residents of relatively affluent Republican-leaning neighborhoods are more likely to vote in both congressional elections and presidential contests, historical turnouts show. Democrats are less likely to vote in mid-term elections and thus are more at risk of falling off the rolls.

June 2, 2016
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) afternoon general session in Washington March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

What Is John Kasich Doing??

“He’s not going to get to 1,237. That’s like saying ‘What if a spaceman lands tonight?’ We’re going to a convention.”

March 29, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shakes hands as she speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in West Palm Beach, Florida

Clinton and Trump Had Great Nights. Now What?

With her wins in Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, Clinton was ahead 1,097 to 774 in pledged delegates as of late last night.

March 16, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Savannah Center in Cincinnati

Under Fire, Trump Seeks Breakthrough In Republican Primaries

Donald Trump could take a giant step on Tuesday toward securing the Republican presidential nomination if he wins the Florida and Ohio primaries.

March 15, 2016
A person holding a Ted Cruz sign stands in a voting booth with a child in Bedford, New Hampshire

Why Today Is More Important Than Super Tuesday

As far as the delegate math is concerned, a Trump victory in Florida would effectively cancel out every Cruz victory to date.

March 15, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about the results of the Michigan, Mississippi and other primary elections during a news conference held at his Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter

Trump Takes Michigan In Repudiation Of Republican Establishment

Trump’s relentless anti-free trade rhetoric and promise to slap taxes on cars and parts shipped in from Mexico resonated in Michigan, which has lost tens of thousands of manufacturing and auto industry jobs.

March 8, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor

Kasich Stakes It All On Ohio

Earlier, at a town hall meeting Friday night in Holland, a man told Kasich: “We love you, but my wife says, ‘I think it’s a waste of a vote.’”

March 8, 2016
Virginia voters line up early to cast their ballots in Super Tuesday elections at the Wilson School in Arlington, Virginia March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Thousands Switch Parties Ahead Of Super Tuesday

Thirteen states have closed primaries, which means that only Democrats can vote in Democratic primaries and Republicans in Republican contests.

March 1, 2016

Editor Is Fired, But Not Silenced, Over The NRA

Jan Larson McLaughlin usually writes her editorial in the newsroom, but this one required special care. She was taking on the National Rifle Association, and she was doing it in Ohio. What happened next should bother everyone who cares about a free press.

December 16, 2015
marijuana plant

Ohio Voters Soundly Reject Marijuana Legalization Initiative

The initiative was failing 65 percent to 35 percent, with more than three-quarters of precincts reporting.

November 4, 2015

Kasich Slams Carson And Trump: ‘Do You Know How Crazy This Election Is?’

On the eve of the next Republican debate, the Ohio governor and GOP presidential candidate declared that his party urgently needs a ‘reality check.’

October 27, 2015
William McKinley

It’s Back To Denali, But Some McKinley Supporters May Be In Denial

The name-change has inspired some Ohio politicians to cry foul, with most saying the name-swipe has disrespected America’s 25th president.

September 1, 2015
checkbook pen writing money

‘Checkbook’ Websites Shine Light On State Spending

Every state now runs some kind of public accountability — or “checkbook” — site. The goal is to increase transparency and accountability.

August 18, 2015