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Former local congressman: Ohio GOP key to new Trump administration
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Indexed 2017-01-20 07:38:04 (Article ID 1347094552)

WASHINGTON The Ohio GOP will play a central role in Donald Trumps new administration, according to former Congressman Steve Austria, R-Beavercreek, who spoke with the president-elect earlier this month. Follow @Ohio_Politics Trump and his adviser Kellyanne Conway called Austria earlier this month to whip support for Jane Timken,
 

 

Former State Rep. Kraus seeks new trial in theft case
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Indexed 2017-01-20 07:38:04 (Article ID 1347093918)

PORT CLINTON - Former state Rep. Steve Kraus is not ready to stop fighting his felony theft conviction, which he has long contested as politically motivated. Earlier this month, Kraus and his attorney, Geoffrey Oglesby, filed a motion in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court requesting a new trial related to the theft charges originally brought against him in 2014. Last month, the Ohio 6th District C
 

 

Kasich to Congress on Obamacare repeal: Whoa
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Indexed 2017-01-20 07:38:04 (Article ID 1347092311)

WASHINGTONâ€"Ohio Gov. John Kasich arrived in Washington on Thursday armed with suggestions and warnings for Republicans in Congress about how to repeal and replace Obamacare. Many of his ideas sounded like, well, Obamacare. Kasich talked about keeping the federal exchanges, where consumers now shop for insurance under the health care law, the Affordable Care Act. He talked about giving individu
 

 

Kasich to Congress on Obamacare repeal: Whoa
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Indexed 2017-01-20 07:38:04 (Article ID 1347093887)

WASHINGTONOhio Gov. John Kasich arrived in Washington on Thursday armed with suggestions and warnings for Republicans in Congress about how to repeal and replace Obamacare. Many of his ideas sounded like, well, Obamacare. Kasich talked about keeping the federal exchanges, where consumers now shop for insurance under the health care law, the Affordable Care Act. He talked about giving individuals
 

 

Kasich to Congress: Keep Medicaid expansion
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Indexed 2017-01-20 07:38:04 (Article ID 1347094749)

WASHINGTONOhio Gov. John Kasich warned Republicans in Congress against any delay in replacing for Obamacare, saying any lag time after repealing the health care law would have serious consequences. In a letter to GOP leaders Thursday, Kasich also asked GOP leaders not to repeal the Medicaid expansion, which has allowed 700,000 Ohioans to gain coverage. That request is sure to be controversial, si
 

 

Ohio AG Mike DeWine: People are waiting to see what Trump has to say
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Indexed 2017-01-20 07:38:04 (Article ID 1347094548)

WASHINGTON Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is in Washington for the inauguration. Follow @Ohio_Politics We caught up with him at Reagan Airport in D.C. after a flight from Columbus. I think its always interesting to see what the new president says, DeWine said Thursday. Ran into Ohio Attorne
 

 

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown says he'll vote against Trump pick for Treasury
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Indexed 2017-01-20 07:38:04 (Article ID 1347094538)

Washington Just hours after engaging in a testy exchange with U.S. Treasury secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin, Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday he will vote against his confirmation. In a statement, Brown, D-Ohio, said Mnuchins cozy ties to Wall Street raise serious red flags that demand serious answers. Instead, Brown complained nothing the
 

 

Ohio, Cincinnati warily eye Trump on trade
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Indexed 2017-01-20 07:38:04 (Article ID 1347087145)

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Ohioans pay among lowest auto, homeowners rates
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Indexed 2017-01-20 07:38:04 (Article ID 1347094525)

Ohio residents, on average, pay among the lowest homeowners and auto insurance premiums in the nation, the state department of insurance announced Thursday. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners found Ohio residents pay an average $797 a year for homeowners insurance, ninth-lowest in the nation, and $683 a year for auto insurance, ranking twel
 

 

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'None of us knows what is going to happen'
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Indexed 2017-01-20 06:10:19 (Article ID 1347181823)

No one knows. Everything in Washington is a question—what kind of bills are going to come through Congress, how radically Republicanism and conservatism are going to be reshaped, what the Democratic Party is going to do in an attempt to be relevant again, how much is going to be dictated by the president’s mood on any given day, what would constitute everything going right, what will happen whe
 

 

41st President Bush in 'stable' condition, wife in 'better health'
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Indexed 2017-01-20 04:31:13 (Article ID 1347151974)

Former President George H.W. Bush was in stable condition Thursday afternoon and his wife, Barbara, reported feeling 1,000 percent better after both had been hospitalized, him for pneumonia and her for bronchitis. The 92-year-old former president went into the ICU at Houston Methodist Hospital on Wednesdayand remained there on Thur
 

 

Are Trump's business an ethical 'minefield...
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Indexed 2017-01-20 03:14:47 (Article ID 1347103434)

Are Trump's business an ethical 'minefield' once he takes office? | MSNBC The 11th Hour with Brian Williams 01/19/17 Hours before he's sworn into office, constitutional experts, legal minds, & lawmakers all say Trump hasn't done enough to deal with potential conflicts. MSNBC's Brian Williams talks to Norm Eisen. ... more Duration: {{video.duration.momentjs}} Up next
 

 

As Democrats Mourn Obama, the GOP is Ready to Take Over D.C.
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Indexed 2017-01-20 04:31:13 (Article ID 1347152076)

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States Friday, amid both celebration and protest. While Republicans across the country, and particularly in Congress, are looking forward to the prospect of a smoother path toward policy reform, Democrats have expressed concern over the direction the country is headed.
 

 

As Trump's 'roll-back cabinet' takes charge, lessons from Reagan era
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Indexed 2017-01-20 04:45:20 (Article ID 1347165227)

January 19, 2017 WashingtonUpdate: This article was updated at 1:30 p.m. to include Rick Perry's comments from his confirmation hearing. You could dub them the roll-back cabinet Donald Trumps nominees who are hostile to the very government agencies that they have been selected to lead. In confirmation hearings this week, Democrats have decried and Republicans have rallied behind an Environmen
 

 

Can Trump's 'record-setting' inauguration turnout claim be measured?
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Indexed 2017-01-20 06:16:29 (Article ID 1347184546)

The West Front of the U.S. Capitol is prepared for inauguration day on Jan. 19 in Washington D.C. | Getty Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Donald Trump has vowed that his inauguration will draw “unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout,” and he’s all but guaranteed to keep touting the size of Friday’s crowds in Washington. But any attendance claims from Trump and his team will be tr
 

 

Chuck Schumer's First Fail - WSJ
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Indexed 2017-01-20 04:45:20 (Article ID 1347164373)

Perhaps the warning sign was that actual sign--the poster board that stood beside Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi Jan. 4. "Make America Sick Again," it blared. Democrats had intended to mock Donald Trump. Instead, some neglectful aide had made the incriminating text about Republicans on the sign too small for the cameras. Twitter had a field day, circulating a photo of the nation's top two Democra
 

 

Cory Booker on Senate confirmations &...
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Indexed 2017-01-20 03:14:47 (Article ID 1347104203)

Cory Booker on Senate confirmations & Trump inauguration | MSNBC The 11th Hour with Brian Williams01/19/17 MSNBC's Brian Williams talks to vocal Trump critic and New Jersey Democrat, Sen. Cory Booker, about the confirmation hearings of Trump's nominees and those choosing to boycott Trump's inauguration. ... more Duration: {{video.duration.momentjs}} Up next in: The
 

 

Democrats opt for nature and meditation in lieu of Trump's inaugural
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Indexed 2017-01-20 06:16:29 (Article ID 1347184897)

“I’m not boycotting. It’s an act of conscience,” Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly said about his decision to sit out the Friday festivities. | Getty Share on Facebook Share on Twitter While Donald Trump is taking the sacred oath to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution as the nation’s next president today, Rep. Tony Cárdenas will take part in his own solemn ritual: meditation. The C
 

 

Energy Secretary Candidate Rick Perry Regrets Call to Eliminate Agency - WSJ
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Indexed 2017-01-20 04:45:20 (Article ID 1347164308)

WASHINGTON--Following a polite, sometimes even humorous confirmation hearing Thursday, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is likely to receive enough congressional support to be confirmed to lead the Energy Department, despite once calling for its elimination. Mr. Perry, who faced scrutiny on issues from budget cuts to nuclear waste to climate change before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Comm
 

 

Executive Actions Ready to go as Trump Prepares to Take Office
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Indexed 2017-01-20 04:31:13 (Article ID 1347152078)

Donald Trump is preparing to sign executive actions on his first day in the White House on Friday to take the opening steps to crack down on immigration, build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and roll back outgoing President Barack Obama's policies.
 

 

For Barack Obama, a New Role Is Waiting in Washington - WSJ
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Indexed 2017-01-20 04:45:20 (Article ID 1347164286)

WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama is leaving office but he isn't leaving town, another twist in one of the most unpredictable transitions in modern history. Mr. Obama has said he plans to keep a low profile as President-elect Donald Trump settles in the White House, borrowing a page from President George W. Bush's post-presidency playbook. Mr. Bush didn't speak out publicly as Mr. Obama--starti
 

 

How to Survive Trump
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Indexed 2017-01-20 06:16:29 (Article ID 1347184896)

Living and working in royal-blue Northern Virginia, I’ve come across many, many liberals struggling to come to terms with their unexpected election defeat and, much more to their dismay, the rise of President Trump. I’ve seen the shocked, pained expressions on the faces of friends, clients, colleagues and even close members of my family (one gave birth to me; the other to my children). Not only d
 

 

In last 48 hours as president, Obama underscores parting messages
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Indexed 2017-01-20 04:45:20 (Article ID 1347165290)

January 19, 2017 Yes, we can. These are the words which powered Barack Obamas victory in 2008, and these are the words with which he closed his thank-you letter to the American people on Thursday. The letter comes the day after President Obama's last press conference, as he emphasizes messages hope and engagement in his last hours before handing the White House over to President-elect Donald Tr
 

 

Obama commutes sentences of 330 drug-related prisoners on last day in office
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Indexed 2017-01-20 04:31:13 (Article ID 1347152210)

President Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug offenses. The final batch of commutations came on the eve of Donald Trumps inauguration and caps off an extraordinarily long list of people who have had time shaved off their sentences courtesy of the outgoing president.
 

 

What to expect from Rick Perryâ€(tm)s confirmation hearings
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Indexed 2017-01-20 04:45:20 (Article ID 1347165283)

January 19, 2017 Six years after he proposed eliminating the US Department of Energy, Rick Perry wants the Senate to let him run it. During his 2012 bid for president, the former Texas governor dismissed the department, saying, Theyve never created one bit of energy, the best I can tell. But on Dec. 14, President-elect Donald Trump nominated him as Energy secretary, which conducts research into