Politics & Gov

At CPAC, Jordan decries socialism and ‘coup’ against Trump

An hour after a bearded man named Grizzly Joe opened the day’s proceedings with the Pledge of Allegiance, Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan took the...

Trump EPA chief to Congress: Cut my funding

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler wants Congress to deeply cut funding for his own agency in the next fiscal...

Dems berate Betsy DeVos at heated Capitol Hill hearing

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats tore into the Trump administration’s annual budget request for the Department of Education at a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday. The...

Committee moves anti-abortion telemedicine bill forward amid opponents’ pleas for rejection

Despite nurses, pastors, and pro-choice advocates urging rejection before the Wednesday vote, a Senate committee approved a bill to bar the use of telemedicine...

LaRose: Voter registration change should come from Statehouse, not ballot amendment

It’s been a busy week for Frank LaRose. The Ohio Secretary of State is overseeing the early voting season ahead of next month’s primary election....

Critics slam Trump attempt to overhaul bedrock environmental law

WASHINGTON — Concerned citizens and environmental activists from around the country traveled to the nation’s capital on Tuesday to blast the Trump administration’s plans...

Proposed county inspector general system would root out corruption in local...

Lawmakers are considering a plan to establish a county inspector general system in Ohio, with the hopes of rooting out corruption, theft and other...

U.S. House votes on landmark bill to make lynching a federal...

WASHINGTON — Lynching is not considered a hate crime under federal law, but that’s expected to change soon. The U.S. House voted 410-4 on Wednesday to approve...

Civil rights in Columbus: The Vanguard League

Most of us have heard the national story of civil rights. But did you know that many cities and towns across Ohio had (and...

U.S. Senate rejects two anti-abortion bills

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t allow many bills to get floor votes these days, but he made an exception Tuesday for...
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