Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
More budget fights loom in congress after a 12-member super-committee failed to reach agreement this week on a deficit reduction plan. Ohio’s two U.S. Senators expressed disappointment about the lack of compromise.
U.S. Senator Rob Portman Thursday said he remains optimistic the bi-partisan congressional supercommittee will meet next week’s deadline. But the Ohio Republican acknowledged time to meet next Wednesday’s deadline is running out.
Congressional Democrats are leading the criticism of President Barack Obama’s troop withdrawal plan from Afghanistan, arguing that his timeline for bringing 33,000 U.S. troops home by next summer is not fast enough. At the same time, Republicans are faulting Mr. Obama’s plan as too rash. But Ohio’s junior senator, a Republican, says there are aspects of the plan he likes.