Politics & Gov

Democrats, Trump declare victory on massive trade deal

BY: - December 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats have worked out key differences with the Trump administration over a massive trade deal, allowing both sides to declare a legislative victory on the same day the House unveiled articles of impeachment against the president.   If ratified, the deal would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which took […]

Proposed bill would require police training on dementia

BY: - December 10, 2019

Reps. Phil Plummer, R-Dayton, and Thomas West, D-Canton, introduced House Bill 441 on Monday. If approved, peace officer trainees would undergo two hours of instruction on how to identify the symptoms of dementia and how to communicate with such individuals (as well as their caregivers). Officers would be trained on how how address “the behavioral […]

Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senate Dems to Trump: Fire Stephen Miller

BY: - December 10, 2019

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) joined 26 other senators on Monday demanding that President Trump fire White House immigration adviser Stephen Miller.   “Recent reports confirm that he advanced white nationalist, anti-immigrant ideologies,” the senators said of Miller. “Continuing to employ him as the senior architect of your immigration policies ensures that those policies discriminate against […]

Bipartisan proposal to eliminate ‘step therapy’ for Stage IV cancer introduced

BY: - December 10, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: No more ‘fail first’? Ohio Public Radio’s Andy Chow is reporting that bipartisan Ohio lawmakers “are […]

GOP unmoved as Dems cite ‘overwhelming’ evidence for impeachment

BY: - December 10, 2019

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for U.S. House Democrats laid out their best case for impeaching President Donald Trump on Monday, warning that his behavior continues to pose an “imminent threat” to national security. Democrats are pushing ahead with impeachment proceedings against Trump after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) directed committee leaders to draft formal impeachment articles. […]

What Ohio’s members of Congress think about impeaching Trump

BY: - December 10, 2019

Ohio’s 16 members of Congress are split down party lines in whether or not they support the impeachment of President Donald Trump. As the House Judiciary Committee continues to hold public hearings ahead of a chamber-wide vote, the Ohio delegation’s four Democratic members have made clear they support the ongoing impeachment inquiry. The 12 Republicans […]

U.S. House to hold hearing on universal health care coverage proposals

BY: - December 10, 2019

WASHINGTON — Toward the end of his life, the late U.S. Rep. John Dingell Jr. reportedly asked his wife to carry the torch on his family’s signature cause: progressive health care reform. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, (D-Mich.) has made good on that promise during her three terms in Congress — and will continue to do […]

Supreme Court denies review of Kentucky ultrasound law

BY: - December 9, 2019

The United States Supreme Court declined to review a decision allowing Kentucky to require doctors performing abortions to conduct ultrasounds and describe the procedure’s findings to women.  While the law allows women to decline to look at the ultrasound screen and request for the volume be turned down on the machine, it requires the ultrasounds […]

Inside the fight to get GM to reinvest in Lordstown

BY: - December 9, 2019

So much can change in the course of one year.  The Lordstown General Motors assembly plant shut down in March after 53 years of production. Thousands lost their jobs and the closure sent the Mahoning Valley reeling. And now? In just the past month, GM sold that shuttered plant to an electric truck automaker and […]

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Study on unproven ‘abortion reversal’ drug halted due to risk to patients

BY: - December 9, 2019

A study on an unproven “abortion reversal” treatment that relates to a senate bill currently sitting in the Ohio Legislature has ended because of its risk to the female patients. The study was being conducted at the University of California, Davis, to see if the hormone progesterone could be used to stop abortion performed using […]

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U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

BY: - December 7, 2019

The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the country.  The bill, a top priority for House Democrats, passed by a vote of 228-187, with just one Republican — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania — breaking party ranks to vote for the […]

Happy holidays, don’t get scammed

BY: - December 6, 2019

It’s the holiday season, which means the spirit of giving is high, but it also means that there are those among us who would seek to prey on that charity and generosity by scamming people. In a news release called, “How the Grinch Stole Your Donation,” the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is offering tips and […]