As Congressional Republicans’ 16-day fight to defund President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul dissolved, Ohio Governor John Kasich was trying to find a way around his party to expand Medicaid under the law.
Ohio Republican Steve LaTourette’s decision to retire from the U.S. House means there will be even fewer moderates to work across party lines on the so-called fiscal cliff and other tax-and-spending issues.
Michigan voters angered by budget- balancing moves by Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature are collecting signatures to force recall elections of the first- term Republican and as many as 19 state lawmakers.
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.
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.