Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, voicing support for same-sex marriage with a personal note that his son is gay, joins a bipartisan movement toward a recognition of rights that many Americans are embracing.
Pastor Rick Towe shuns politicking from the pulpit, avoiding any mention of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney during a recent Sunday sermon at the small Pentecostal church in the southeastern Ohio River town of Kanauga. Yet the battle for the White House always seems to find him.
Sara Valentine, 20, may be President Barack Obama’s ideal voter in Ohio: She had the distinction of casting the first vote in Franklin County after spending the previous night in the rain trying to fire up her college peers to vote.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election yesterday, giving the incumbent an unexpected boost from a politically independent national figure heading into the final days of a deadlocked presidential race.
U.S. voters defeated Republican- backed curbs on unions in Ohio, rejected a Mississippi abortion ban and ousted the Arizona legislator behind an anti-immigration law in ballots yesterday showing an electorate wary of change after the longest recession since the 1930s.