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Mainstream News, Social Media Blamed for Sad State of Human Interaction

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Mainstream News, Social Media Blamed for Sad State of Human Interaction

Panelists and Columbus Metropolitan Club guests and sponsors teamed up against reality show host Jerry Springer at yesterday’s forum, “Politics, Reality TV and Polite Conversation,” to blame his show and shows like it for the apparent lack of civil political discourse and the presence of someone like Donald Trump in the presidential campaign. Moderator Jo […]

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Clinton Rolls Out Economic Plan for First 100 Days in Office, Trump Responds

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Clinton Rolls Out Economic Plan for First 100 Days in Office, Trump Responds

Election Day is right around the corner — just three months away — and in preparation the Clinton campaign has released an economic plan for the candidate’s first 100 days in office. The plan lays out the investments to be made in the infrastructure, manufacturing and energy sectors as well as the support she’ll lend […]

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Clinton Beating Trump in Ohio in Latest Quinnipiac Poll

Walker Evans Walker Evans Clinton Beating Trump in Ohio in Latest Quinnipiac Poll

The latest polling data from Quinnipiac released yesterday shows that Hillary Clinton has pulled ahead of Donald Trump in the battleground state of Ohio in a 49-to-45 lead for the presidential election in November. Similar leads have been calculated in other states including Florida and Pennsylvania. “This Swing State Poll shows a mixed result for the […]

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Hillary and Trump to Visit Columbus on Back-to-Back Tour Stops

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hillary and Trump to Visit Columbus on Back-to-Back Tour Stops

The next president of the United State of America is visiting in Columbus in the next few days. Both Trump and Clinton have local tour stops scheduled here in the capital city of one of the most important battleground states for presidential elections. Hillary Clinton and her VP pick Tim Kaine will be stopping in […]

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Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge to serve as new DNC chair

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge to serve as new DNC chair

After a scandal following the release of thousands of emails, Debbie Wasserman resigned as the chair of the Democratic National Convention and is being replaced by Ohio Representative Marcia Fudge. Fudge endorsed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in February. She’s served the 11th Congressional District since 2008. “I thank Hillary Clinton & team for recommending me […]

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As Ohio Goes, So Goes The Nation

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner As Ohio Goes, So Goes The Nation

“In presidential elections, Ohio is special precisely because it’s not special.” That is the way author Kyle Kondik described the buckeye state at the Columbus Metropolitan Club Luncheon on Wednesday. Kondik spoke about how and why the way Ohio votes is representative of the nation, according to his book, “The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the […]

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Chamber’s Government Day Considers Education, Transportation

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Chamber’s Government Day Considers Education, Transportation

Friday was a day of political engagement as the Columbus Chamber of Commerce put on their 11th annual Government Day. Local and state party leaders, political strategists and local business owners discussed many of the main challenges Columbus is presently facing — from lack of faith in the school system to shortcomings in public transportation […]

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