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WOSU News Archives For September 2008
Three Columbus radio stations are among 52 across the country taking part in a one-day voter registration drive. The three stations are trying to help register 50,000 people.
Three Democrats claim Franklin County has lost thousands of jobs in recent years as a result of Bush administration policies. State Representatives Dan Stewart and Ted Celeste and Ohio House hopeful John Carney link plant closures and layoffs to the GOP. But local Republicans accuse of the Democrats of using scare tactics.
WOSU Commentator Michael Ivey likens upgrade to First Class on a recent flight to Wall Street debacle.
The proposed $700,000,000,000 economic package rejected by congress on Monday quickly took center stage on the campaign trail. The only Ohio Republicans who voted for the legislation were House Minority Leader John Boehner of West Chester and three incumbents who aren’t seeking re-election.
GOP presidential candidate John McCain and vice presidential running mate Governor Sarah Palin visited Columbus for a rally at Capital University in Bexley. This was Palin’s first time she has stopped in Columbus. The campaign says 9,000 people attended.
On a vote of 207 to 226, the U-S House Monday rejected the $700 billion dollar bailout package
In a little more than a month thousands of people in Franklin County will head to the polls to cast their ballot in what’s considered one of the most historical elections in American history. And, like always, poll workers will be there to answer questions and help with any problems with the electronic ballots. But this presidential election year is a little different, some of those poll workers are too young to even vote.
Nearly two weeks ago, subscribers to the Columbus Dispatch and more than five dozen other newspapers in several key electoral states received a copy of a DVD titled “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West.”
The November election is more than six weeks away, but advocates for and against the payday loan ballot issue are pushing their point of view.
The debate goes on in Congress over the proposed $700,000,000,000 bailout, while the presidential candidates prepare for a high stakes debate on Friday. An Ohio University professor said this is an especially good week to monitor what she called the “framing” of candidates.