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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, answers questions following the weekly Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol September 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, is being cagey about the Republicans' plans if they win the majority in November.
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EBOLA CAMPAIGN President Barack Obama will announce a dramatic escalation of the country's efforts against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa today. In the face of criticism that western governments have been woefully slow and inadequate in responding to the crisis, senior administration officials told reporters last night that the military will drive the campaign, with Africomm setting up a joint-force command in Monrovia, Liberia, to help coordinate logistics.
Officials from Newport News Shipbuilding will join Sen. Tim Kaine in Washington Tuesday morning to discuss the challenge of filling jobs in technical fields and the skilled trades. The panel discussion, which includes other leaders in government, education and business, will be live-streamed starting at 11 a.m. In a recent visit to the shipyard's Apprentice School, Kaine criticized government policies that favor the pursuit of college degrees at the expense of people seeking jobs that require a technical certificate or other training.
A USA Today analysis shows nominations sometimes go to children of a lawmaker's friends, political supporters and campaign donors. Varied, often secretive processes used for military academy picks A USA Today analysis shows nominations sometimes go to children of a lawmaker's friends, political supporters and campaign donors.
A bipartisan bill that would be an interim measure towards setting a federal drinking water safety standard was introduced in Congress last week by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Ohio's two senators, Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown. The bill, the Safe and Secure Drinking Water Act, directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to publish a health advisory on microcystin and to submit reports on what level of the toxin in drinking water is safe for human consumption, according to a press release issued by Kaptur's office.
Earlier this month, I visited Put-in-Bay to tour The Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory. I met with Stone Lab scientists and accompanied them as they collected water samples of Lake Erie to better understand the rise in toxic algal blooms.
The US is targeting Islamic State oil sales as part of its broader effort to 'degrade and destroy the Islamic State'; New Western sanctions on Russia energy aim to 'shut down' its most prized oil and gas projects; Record high carbon dioxide levels will add urgency to upcoming global climate talks. Catch up on the week in global energy with Recharge.
If the Republicans win the Senate in November, the first thing they'll say is: Finally, we can pass all of our bills and force President Barack Obama to deal with them. That tension - between their desire to bring Obama to his knees and their ability to actually do it - is the political reality that will determine the Republicans' legislative strategy if they win the Senate majority.
Now is the time in an election cycle where the tectonic political plates undergirding key Senate races begin to shift in real and meaningful ways. Millions are spent.
Republicans are putting together an agenda for the first 100 days of 2015 in case they win control of the Senate. Authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline, approving "fast-track" trade authority, wiping out proposed environmental regulations and repealing the medical device tax top their list.
Following the fiasco of the Romney/Ryan ticket in the 2012 presidential race, the Republican National Committee decided that the time had come for the GOP to face some hard truths and make some changes. Republican strategists compiled a post-mortem and listed areas in which the GOP needed to improve its strategies and tactics in order to win elections.
Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. toed the presidential waters on Saturday, appearing in New Hampshire, home to the first primary in the race for the 2016 Republican nomination. Ehrlich spoke at a lobster bake in Lanconia, N.H., hosted by a group of Young Republicans.
Ohio Politics Roundup is your daily source for political news and notes in the Buckeye State. Bring on the falsehoods: A federal judge has determined that an Ohio law that bans campaign lies is unconstitutional.
Bruce Warner and his wife Janice have spent the last 53 years living in a house in a Franklinton neighborhood. It's a neighborhood that has seen better days through the decades.
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