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3 hrs ago | Norwalk Reflector

Huron County's jobless rate remains at 6.7 percent

Huron County's unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent for June, according to numbers released recently by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

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7 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

U.S. House passes $694 million border security bill

Republican Speaker of the House from Ohio John Boehner walks to a Republican conference to negotiate a border bill in Washington, DC August 01, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, US House of Representatives, Republican, Ohio

11 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Why Rob Portman voted against the highway bill that many wanted

Facing a deadline that could have made it tough for states to pay for highways fixes and transit systems to keep running smoothly, the Senate last night agreed to a short-term, $10.8 billion transportation bill.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, Ohio, Tom Coburn

15 hrs ago | KTEN-TV Denison

Ohio theme park says it topped shaved-heads record

The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay more than $27 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Drugs, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

16 hrs ago | The Plain Dealer

Ohio's false statement law impedes political discourse: Scott Blackburn

Former U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus, a Democrat from Cincinnati's Price Hill neighborhood, attending the Ironworker's Local 44 picnic at Cincinnati's Coney Island Amusement Park in this 2010 file photo.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Driehaus, Democrat, Ohio, Barack Obama, Opinion

23 hrs ago | The Daily Record

Commentary: House Bill 536 will protect children

At Voices for Ohio's Children, we do exactly what our name implies: We raise our voice for Ohio's nearly 3 million kids.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Family, Kids, Vaccinations, Health, Toddlers, Mumps, Opinion

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Free Republic

House Authorizes Boehner to Sue Obama for Taking Actions Boehner Plans to Fund

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 225-201 on Wednesday evening to authorize Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama and other administration officials for taking actions implementing the Affordable Care Act that do not follow the language of the law but that the Republican-led House nonetheless has not previously ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio, Barack Obama

Boston.com

Mass. congressional delegation summer vacation

While the Obamas flee Washington, D.C., for another Martha's Vineyard vacation , members of our US congressional delegation are taking a break of their own.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Military, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, US Air Force

The Washington Post

At 11th hour, House GOP poised to pass border bill

House Speaker John Boehner , joined by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and incoming Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy , speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on July 29 following a Republican strategy session.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Immigration Reform, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Cathy McMorris, Dana Rohrabacher, Ohio

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Ashland Times-Gazette

Ohio Legislature's request denied in voting case about 5 hours

A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request from the Ohio Legislature to become part of a lawsuit challenging early voting rules in the key swing state.

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TheCourier.com

Ohio Legislaturea s Request Denied In Voting Case

A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request from the Ohio Legislature to become part of a lawsuit challenging early voting rules in the key swing state.

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Marietta Times

Ohio Legislature's request denied in voting case

A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request from the Ohio Legislature to become part of a lawsuit challenging early voting rules in the key swing state.

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Family Research Council

Rule of Law Suits Congress

The House votes today on a resolution that authorizes the House of Representatives to sue the President for his repeated disregard of the Rule of Law and the separation of powers.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio, Tax, Representative Mike Kelly

Switched

Nancy Pelosi Dares John Boehner To Take Impeachment Off The Table

House Speaker John Boehner may have said he has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama, but his Democratic counterpart, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dared him Wednesday to go one better and declare that impeachment is "off the table" -- which is what she did when George W. Bush was president.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ohio, Barack Obama, George Bush

Sunherald.com

Justice Dept. weighs in on OH, WI voting cases

The department criticized a Wisconsin law that requires voters to present photo identification at the polls and an Ohio law that limits when voters can cast an early ballot.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Eric Holder, Scott Walker, US Governors, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Star Tribune

Justice Department says voting laws in Ohio and Wisconsin discriminate against minorities

The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Eric Holder, Scott Walker, US Governors, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Cleveland.com

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted on early voting, his political future and the 'two Nina...

After Gov. John Kasich, arguably no statewide officeholder has a bigger target on his back nationally than Secretary of State Jon Husted.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Governors, John Kasich, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Hill

Boehner: Reid trying to tank House bill

Speaker John Boehner quickly pushed back against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's suggestion Tuesday that an immigration overhaul could be attached to a $659 million House border bill.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat

News Journal

Medical marijuana OK in Granville?

Medical marijuana OK in Granville? A surprising bit of language in a Granville ordinance appears to allow medical use of pot.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Ohio, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

Plunderbund

Blade Blasts Kasich, Legislature For 'Energy Mess'

If The Toledo Blade ever had a thought about Gov. John R. Kasich or JobsOhio helping them out after they announced layoffs of 131 workers in late May, they can kiss that fantasy goodbye after an editorial Sunday blasted Ohio's GOP governor and legislature for "their energy mess."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ted Strickland, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ohio, US Governors, John Kasich, Alternative Energy, Energy

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