1st Brown-Renacci US Senate debate set for Cleveland
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CLEVELAND - The first of three planned debates in Ohios U.S. senate campaign is set for Sunday night. Two-term Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacciwill meet at Playhouse Square in Cleveland. The election is Nov. 6. A second debate is planned in Columbus on Oct. 20, and a third and final debate will be Oct. 26 on the campus of Miami University in Oxford. Renacci has
 
 

At Ohio rally, Trump touts 'historic week for America'
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By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press LEBANON, Ohio (AP) President Donald Trump took a victory lap in Ohio on Friday, touting a really historic week for America that began with the installation of his second Supreme Court justice and concluded with the release of an American detained in Turkey. Jocular and boastful, Trump barnstormed in what was a barn on a rural fairgrounds for Ohios gubern
 
 

Candidates for Senate debate in Cleveland
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CLEVELAND - The first of three planned debates in Ohios U.S. Senate campaign is took place Sundaynight. You can watch the full debate below: Democrat incumbent Sherrod Brown and Republican Jim Renacci faced off at Playhouse Square. RELATED:1st Brown-Renacci US Senate debate set for Cleveland The election is Nov. 6.
 
 

High-court hopefuls raise $900KSFlb
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Associated Press COLUMBUS A government watchdogs analysis finds candidates for Ohio Supreme Court have raised about $900,000. The review of campaign contributions by Common Cause Ohio looked at the cours two November races, which include an open seat and an appointed incumbens first high court election. Catherine Turcer is Common Cause Ohios executive director. She says the court should strengthen
 
 

Ohio Senate debate takes place in downtown Cleveland, co-moderated by WKYCs Russ Mitchell
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The first of three scheduled debates for the Ohio Senate will take place in Cleveland, Sunday evening. Incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown and Republican Congressman Jim Renacci will answer pre-vetted questions asked by audience members and questions developed by the moderators. The event will be moderated by WKYCs own Russ Mitchell and Ann Fisher of the Central Ohio Public Media statio
 
 

Ohio US senate candidates spar over health care, immigration
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CLEVELAND Candidates in Ohio's U.S. senate campaign sparred Sunday over health care, approaches to climate change, student loan debt, immigration, tariffs and gun control in the first of three debates. Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci repeatedly criticized incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown as being a Washington insider, citing Brown's connections to Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schume
 
 

Ohio US senate candidates spar over health care, immigration
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Associated Press CLEVELAND Candidates in Ohios U.S. senate campaign sparred Sunday over health care, approaches to climate change, student loan debt, immigration, tariffs and gun control in the first of three debates. Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci repeatedly criticized incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown as being a Washington insider, citing Browns connections to Democratic New York Sen. Chuc
 
 

Three not-quite-right claims Renacci, Trump made Friday night - WCPO Cincinnati, OH
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LEBANON, Ohio -- Appearing Friday night before an audience of thousands at the Warren County Fairgrounds, President Trump and Rep. Jim Renacci made some claims that hit in the general area of the truth-- give or take $100 million or a few thousand MS-13 gang members. Renaccis opponent, Sen. Sherrod Brown, is listed among the top recipients of lobbyist funds in the Senate, and Democratic gubernato
 
 

WATCH LIVE: the first Ohio US Senate Debate
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CLEVELAND (AP) - Sen. Sherrod Brown will face off against U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci in the Ohio U.S. Senate Debate Sunday evening. Watch live: In the first debate, set at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Democrat Sen. Brown and Republican Rep. Renacci will get to expand on important issues that Ohioans care about. The second debate is planned for Columbus on Oct. 20 and the final debate will be
 
 

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After Hurricane Michael: Shortages, mourning, darkness
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MOREGas was in short supply, power outages were rampant and search teams continued their arduous tasks Sunday as Florida's recovery from Hurricane Michael remained painfully slow along the coast of the state's battered Panhandle.There were some victories. Classes will resume Monday at Florida State's sprawling, 40,000-student campus in Tallahassee and several other area universities. State offices
 
 

Andrew Cuomo blames Trump, Republicans for violent clashes over Proud Boys speech
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NEW YORK New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is questioning why state Republicans would have invited the founder of a far-right group to speak in Manhattan and blamed them and President Donald Trump for violent clashes that took place after the speech. The Democratic governor on Sunday called the invitation to Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes to speak at the Metropolitan Republican Club a political tacti
 
 

Asian stocks slip on continuing global trade worries
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TOKYO (AP) - Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japans benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 1.9 percent to finish at 22,271.30, while Australias S&P;/ASX 200 slipped nearly 1 percent to 5,837.10. South Koreas Kospi edged down 0.8 percent to 2,142.91. Hong Kongs Hang Seng fell 1.3 percent to 25,456.06, whi
 
 

Baldwin urges 'overthrow' of Trump government via voting
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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Actor Alec Baldwin followed up his latest parody portrayal of President Donald Trump with a serious call Sunday night for voters to use the Nov. 6 midterm elections to peacefully overthrow the government. After reprising his role as Trump on Saturday Night Live, Baldwin flew to New Hampshire, where he was the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Partys annual fa
 
 

Congress considers punishing Saudis for disappearance of journalist
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Congressional pressure is mounting for a full rethink of U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia as evidence grows that the kingdom, a longtime American ally, was responsible for the disappearance of, and increasingly likely the death of, a Washington Post journalist. President Trump has said he is trying to gather facts and has warned of consequences, but Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are f
 
 

Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near
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PHOENIX (AP) - In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: I want to ask you a question about health care. Marylea Evans recounted how, decades ago, her husband had been unable to get health insurance after developing cancer, forcing the c
 
 
Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., returns to the room after a short break during a House Republican closed-door meeting on immigration June 21, 2018, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.(Photo: Alex Wong, Getty Images)Kevin Seifert, executive director of Ryans political operation, said the candidates the speaker is campaigning for support his agenda.The Speaker knows that every Repu
 
 

Hillary Clinton: President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't abuse of power
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(CNN)Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hit back against criticism her husband, former President Bill Clinton, should have resigned in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and insisted his affair was not an abuse of power and Lewinsky "was an adult."In an interview with CBS on Sunday morning, Clinton defended her husband and said "absolutely not" in response to a question about whether
 
 

International pressure mounts on Saudi over journalist disappearance
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(CNN)The UK, Germany and France have demanded a credible investigation into the fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as international pressure mounts on Riyadh to explain his disappearance.Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post and Saudi royal insider-turned-critic, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to obtain paperwork that would allow him
 
 

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin goes full Rambo, throws grenades in new Twitter video
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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin greets President Donald Trump as he lands in Lexington on Oct. 13, 2018.(Photo: James Crisp, Special to the Courier Journal)Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin channeled his inner action hero and took on government regulations in a new video where he throws smoke bombs and shoots grenade launchers."When I was elected a couple of years ago I talked about blowing things up like red tap
 
 

Marco Rubio calls on White House to boycott Saudi conference over missing journalist
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Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that the Trump administration should skip an international investors conference in Saudi Arabia until more is known about what happened to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin this month is scheduled attend the event in Riyadh known as Davos in the Desert, even as corporate leaders are pulling out over concerns about the fate of Mr. Khas
 
 

Ohio US senate candidates spar over health care, immigration
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CLEVELAND (AP) - Candidates in Ohios U.S. senate campaign sparred Sunday over health care, approaches to climate change, student loan debt, immigration, tariffs and gun control in the first of three debates. Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci repeatedly criticized incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown as being a Washington insider, citing Browns connections to Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer mult
 
 

Pentagon scrambles to bolster war readiness with aging aircraft fleet
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The Defense Department is scrambling for ways to ensure the U.S. militarys fleet of warplanes is able to fly and fight when called upon, despite a string of accidents over the past several months. Defense Secretary James Mattis recently took the unprecedented step of demanding an 80 percent readiness rate for all military aircraft, just days before the Pentagon ordered a fleetwide grounding of th
 
 

Politicians, groups turn to digital advertising in race to turn out voters for midterms
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(CNN)Digital advertising is soaring ahead of next month's midterm elections, as candidates, political parties and outside groups adopt new ways to target voters, including the millennials who make up a growing share of the US population.Television advertising still dominates the political landscape, accounting for a little more than half of the $8.9 billion in advertising that forecaster Borrell A
 
 

Poliwood: The ups and downs of combining celebrities and politics
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(CNN)Poliwood -- the intersection of politics and Hollywood -- can be a powerful combination, capable of elevating policy debates and inspiring broad audiences. Unfortunately, it can also dumb us down to a nation of slack-jawed spectators. This past week, we saw two celebrities step into the political arena on opposite sides of the partisan divide, with very different results. On Sunday night, Tay
 
 

Senators urge tough US response over missing Saudi writer
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WASHINGTON (AP) Two leading Senate Republicans on Sunday threatened tough punitive action by Congress against Saudi Arabia, including a possible halt of military sales, if missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was indeed killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.As Saudi Arabia warned of possible economic retaliation of its own, Sens. Marco Rubio and Jeff Flake, members of the Foreign Relations
 
 

This congressional district is drowning. Will voters choose a Republican to save it?
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Miami, Florida (CNN)Rep. Carlos Curbelo's district is drowning. The South Florida Republican represents the low-lying 26th District, which encompasses southwestern Miami, the Florida Keys and the Everglades areas most at risk of rising sea levels as a result of climate change. Tidal flooding, or flooding that occurs during high tide, has become common in coastal areas like these, a phenomenon sci
 
 

Trump distrusts some White House staff, calls Mattis 'sort of a Democrat'
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President Trump told CBSs 60 Minutes on Sunday night that he doesnt trust some of his White House staff and that he considers Defense Secretary James Mattis sort of a Democrat who could leave the administration relatively soon. In a wide-ranging interview with Lesley Stahl, Mr. Trump was asked about first lady Melania Trumps recent comments that she doesnt trust some of the presidents aides. I f
 
 

Trump on 60 Minutes: 5 takeaways from Sundays televised interview
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MOREPresident Donald Trump faced questions on many of the usual subjects during a far-ranging 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday night.From North Korea to Brett Kavanaughs Supreme Court nomination process to the 2016 election, Trump answered and, at times, verbally sparred with Stahl ending one particularly tense exchange by telling her, In the meantime, Im the president and youre not.Rela
 
 

Trump's Saudi decision could prompt Congress to rein in his foreign policy
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(CNN)Political outrage sparked by the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist is not just damaging the reputation of a key US ally -- it's now threatening the authority of President Donald Trump himself.The possible murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul has unleashed forces in Washington that are putting Trump's sharp turn away from tra
 
 

Who's Trump listen to on trade? Chinese ambassador at a loss
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Chinas ambassador to the United States says he and other foreign diplomats in Washington are having a difficult time figuring out which trade advisers President Donald Trump listens to in his administration. Cui Tiankai (sway tee-yehn-KY) was asked on Fox News Sunday about trade tensions between the economic powers and if he was clear whether the president follows the guidance o