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DeWine starts working with incoming Biden administration on coronavirus

BY: - January 15, 2021

As officials scramble to work out kinks in getting the covid vaccine into Ohioans’ arms, Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday said he’s started talks with members of the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden. DeWine, a Republican, stressed that he’s had a good working relationship with the administration of outgoing President Donald Trump — and […]

U.S. not using emergency powers to speed production of covid vaccine

BY: - December 19, 2020

It appears that the federal government is leaving it to drugmakers to figure out how to speed production of coronavirus vaccines.  U.S. Surgeon Jerome Adams on Saturday said that the federal government has invoked the Defense Production Act hundreds of times in the fight against coronavirus. But it is not using it to speed production […]

Ohio celebrates the start of covid vaccinations, but it could have had a lot more

BY: - December 15, 2020

Gov. Mike DeWine called Monday “a great day” in the annals of the Buckeye State as the first doses of coronavirus vaccine were injected into the arms of medical workers deemed to be at high risk. He and his wife, Fran, were on the Ohio State campus Monday morning as the first staffers at Wexner […]

Pence, Biden visit Ohio in late battleground push

BY: - October 13, 2020

Flanked by dump trucks and construction equipment, some adorned with flags and campaign signs, Vice President Mike Pence told hundreds of supporters about the need to “Make America Great Again, again.” Meanwhile, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden also made his case to Buckeye State voters Monday in back-to-back events in Toledo and Cincinnati. The two […]

Trump to staying at military hospital for COVID-19 treatment

BY: , and - October 2, 2020

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Maryland late Friday afternoon, where White House officials said he is expected to stay for “the next few days” for treatment of COVID-19. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany described Trump, who disclosed his diagnosis earlier Friday, as having mild symptoms […]

Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, and D.C. girds for a fight

BY: - September 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump at the White House on Saturday introduced federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee, setting off a confirmation battle that could secure a conservative court for generations. “She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect and sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution,” […]

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Micek: Trump is ancient history. Kamala Harris is America as it is now.

BY: - August 18, 2020

If there is a more authentically American story than the one of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, you’d have to make it up. On Tuesday, the California Democrat, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, became the first Black woman in American history to be named to a presidential ticket. And across the United States on […]

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Fellow Republicans put DeWine in a bind on coronavirus

BY: - June 26, 2020

With coronavirus cases spiking in Ohio and across the country, Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday found himself in the awkward position of urging Ohioans to wear masks while refusing to comment on his fellow Republicans’ refusal to do so. The governor opened his press conference with the grim news that there were 892 new coronavirus […]

How Ohio has responded to COVID-19: Part One

BY: - May 28, 2020

The star of Ohio’s first coronavirus press conference wasn’t the state health director who would eventually have a bobblehead made in her honor. Nor was it the governor, who would soon enjoy soaring approval ratings for his handling of the pandemic.  Actually, the star was the bodybuilding former governor of California. Calling in from his […]

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Trump the performer, and his inadequacy to the moment

BY: - March 10, 2020

The thought began with some armchair political speculation a few weeks back: President Trump was putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the administration’s coronavirus efforts. I had just recently mentioned in a column an awful HIV outbreak in Indiana that occurred under Pence’s watch, his response to which did not help matters. Politico […]