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Thursday, May 24, 2018

John Kasich, Ohio Governor, Enters GOP Primary

Ohio governor John Kasich formally announced his run for the Republican presidential nomination, becoming the 16th official candidate to enter the congested GOP primary.

July 21, 2015
Hillary Clinton voting rights speech

This Week In Polls: Clinton Ahead Of GOPers In The Key Swing States

For the general election — and the Electoral College, where the presidency is really won — Quinnipiac University has a set of polls from the three biggest swing states, testing Hillary Clinton against a variety of Republican opponents.

June 19, 2015
baptist church

‘Spiritual Warfare’ On Gay Marriage Declared By Southern Baptists

Many of their congregants, sensing the shifting cultural climate on gay marriage, feel defensive and afraid to publicly state their views, wary of being cast as bigots or hate-mongers.

June 17, 2015

Judge Finds Probable Cause For Murder Charge Against Cleveland Officer Who Shot Tamir Rice

No charges have been filed; Cleveland Municipal Judge Ronald Adrine’s ruling is advisory. City and county prosecutors will review the decision.

June 11, 2015

GOP Victory On Obamacare Could Hurt Party In 2016, Report Suggests

If Republicans get their way at the Supreme Court this month and wipe out Obamacare premium subsidies for millions of Americans, the ensuing damage to their party in 2016 swing states could be significant.

June 4, 2015
Fracking, Trump Cabinet, Environmental disaster

Unsafe Levels Of Toxic Pollutants In Heavily Fracked Ohio County

Researchers caution they don’t want to create undue alarm with their findings, but they say they hope the results will highlight the urgent need to conduct more in-depth studies of fracking emissions and their potential effects on human health.

May 25, 2015
Bill Clinton, Ted Strickland, Endorsement, Ohio, Swing State, Senate, 2016, Politics

Bill Clinton Endorses Strickland In Ohio

Bill Clinton, knowing the importance of the swing state, makes an early endorsement, backing Ohio Governor Ted Strickland’s bid for Senate.

March 31, 2015
Ohio Governor John Kasich is seen at the Atlantic hosted "Building the Future:Manufacturing's Software Revolution"event on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 in Norwood, OH. The governon addersses the audience in the Siemen's motors manufacturing facility.

Kasich Pops Up In Places Vital To 2016 Race He Hasn’t Yet Joined

Is John Kasich running for president?

March 18, 2015

If Supreme Court Rules Against Obamacare, States Have Few Options

Even some red state governments are starting to panic over King v. Burwell.

March 2, 2015

A Racial Slur And Second Chances

In defense of now-infamous Cleveland news anchor Kristi Capel.

February 26, 2015

Ted Strickland Announces Senate Run In Ohio

Democrats have a top-tier challenger to Senator Rob Portman.

February 25, 2015
Photo: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, IA. (Gregory Hauenstein/Flickr)

Hit The Road, Hillary

As 2016 nears, Connie Schultz has some advice for Hillary Clinton.

February 19, 2015

How Republicans Could Risk A Senate Seat To Win The White House

The GOP’s next vice-presidential pick could swing control of the U.S. Senate.

February 9, 2015
Infrastructure, environment, climate change, Barack Obama, fracking, White House, executive order

Congressman Widens Inquiry Into Fracking Waste In Northeast And Midwest

Meet the congressman who’s taking on the energy industry.

December 11, 2014

If Our Grief Were Colorblind

America doesn’t have a problem of black and white, but a problem of right and wrong.

December 4, 2014

GOP Sen. Rob Portman Opts Out Of 2016 Presidential Run

Scratch another presidential contender off the list.

December 2, 2014

Democratic Convention Will Be In Columbus, New York, Or Philadelphia

The competition for the 2016 Democratic convention is down to three cities.

November 24, 2014

U.S. Appeals Court Makes First Ruling Against Gay Marriage

The fight for marriage equality may have hit a bump in the road, but it wages on.

November 7, 2014

Second U.S. Ebola Nurse To Leave Hospital

Only one patient will remain in U.S. hospital care for Ebola after the second Dallas nurse is released from her quarantine later today.

October 28, 2014

At Last, Kate And Jackie Are Married

The tide is finally turning against the forces of bigotry.

October 9, 2014

Our Gayest Summer Ever

Ten years after Ohio voters passed one of the worst anti-gay laws in the country, a downtown arena in Cleveland welcomed 10,000 athletes, fans and corporate sponsors to kick off the weeklong 2014 Gay Games. Yes, we still have that awful law. Yes, they came anyway. Hope doesn’t need an invitation, and justice never waits […]

August 14, 2014

Cleveland Picked To Host 2016 Republican National Convention

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times Cleveland was picked Tuesday by the Republican National Committee’s site selection panel to host the GOP’s national convention in 2016. Cleveland edged out five other finalist cities: Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City and Las Vegas in the hotly contested race that brought in each state’s power players and top […]

July 8, 2014
Infrastructure, Energy, Environment

Major New Pipeline Proposed Next To Enbridge Line That Ruptured In 2010

By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News The wild grass is only now beginning to hide the scar left by the giant ditch digger that gouged a trench though Ron Kardos’ Oceola Township, Michigan, pasture last year for an oil pipeline — but already Kardos is preparing for another onslaught of construction. Last week Kardos got a […]

July 2, 2014

Cleveland, Dallas Chosen As Finalists To Host 2016 GOP Convention

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times The Republican Party continued its convention winnowing process Wednesday, narrowing the candidates for its 2016 national gathering to two cities: Cleveland and Dallas. The Democrats, meantime, announced they would scout six cities as the possible venue for their 2016 convention: Birmingham, Ala.; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; New York City; Philadelphia; […]

June 25, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court To Decide Whether Execution Survivor Can Be Killed

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Ohio’s top court will decide whether it is legal for the state to again try to kill the only living person to survive an execution attempt, or whether another effort to use lethal injection would violate his constitutional right to avoid cruel and unusual punishment. The case, accepted by […]

June 3, 2014