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GOP Takes Control Of Senate With Wins in N.C., Iowa, Ark., Colo.

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Supporters of Republican Sen.-elect Tom Cotton celebrate his win in Arkansas over incumbent Mark Pryor. The GOP picked up seven seats Tuesday, gaining control of the Senate.
5:00AM
November
5, 2014

Republicans needed to pick up just six seats in Tuesday’s midterm elections to wrest control of the Senate. In the House, the key question was how big the GOP majority would be next year.

Obama’s Approval Rating Falling In Ohio

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7:59AM
July
31, 2014

A new poll by Quinnipiac University says Obama’s approval rating in Ohio has slipped to 36 percent. The same survey in May gave him a 39-percent approval rating.

Ohio National Guard Unit Will Tear Down Military Posts In Afghanistan

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8:30AM
May 28, 2014

The deployment comes as President Obama says he wants to keep about 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through the end of this year, then remove nearly all of the troops by 2017.

Contractors Worried About Funding For Road Projects

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The Obama administration has suggested a $300 billion plan to change corporate tax laws and close loopholes, but lawmakers could also dip into the treasury for short-term funding.
7:33AM
April
23, 2014

As road construction season gets underway in Ohio, some in the industry are worried about the flow of money from the federal government to help pay for the projects drivers will see next year.

Obama Says Administration “Fumbled” Healthcare Rollout

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President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that his administration "fumbled" the rollout of his new health care law. Still, speaking at a Cleveland steel plant, he vowed to keep fighting attempts to scrap the whole program.
3:34PM
November
14, 2013

President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that his administration “fumbled” the rollout of his new health care law. Still, speaking at a Cleveland steel plant, he vowed to keep fighting attempts to scrap the whole program.

Obama: Let’s Stop The Excuses And End The Shutdown

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President Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt limit on Tuesday at the White House in Washington.
2:22PM
October
8, 2013

Obama is expected to take questions about a monumental Washington standoff, which has already caused a partial government shutdown and has now transitioned into a fight over raising the debt ceiling.

Security Tight For Obama Visit To Ohio State

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President Obama will be the third sitting president to speak at an Ohio State commencement. (Photo by Pete Souza)
8:25AM
May 3, 2013

Ohio State University officials say security at Sunday’s graduation ceremony at Ohio Stadium will be tighter than usual thanks to the commencement speaker – President Barack Obama.

Columbus Congresswoman: SOTU Was “Good Beginning” For Compromise

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Joyce Beatty addresses supporters after winning democratic primary in Ohio's 3rd district congressional race last year.
9:47AM
February
13, 2013

Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty joined WOSU Wednesday morning for a review of the President’s State of the Union address.

Poll: Kasich Deserves More Credit Than Pres. For Improving Economy

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The survey from Quinnipiac University says among Ohioans who see the economy as improving, 88 percent think Kasich should receive at least some credit. 72 percent give at least some credit to President Obama.
10:41AM
December 11, 2012

The survey from Quinnipiac University says among Ohioans who see the economy as improving, 88 percent think Gov. John Kasich should receive at least some credit. 72 percent give at least some credit to President Obama.

The Pros and Cons Of States Designing Health Care Exchanges

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A map of which states have applied for grants to start an online health insurance marketplace called an exchange.
7:28AM
November
16, 2012

The Obama administration has extended the deadline for a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. The man credited with creating the blueprint for the new online health care exchanges says there are benefits and drawbacks to states designing their own exchanges.