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Watch The First Presidential Debate, LIVE

Walker Evans Walker Evans

NBC News is streaming tonight’s first Presidential debate LIVE via YouTube, which makes it easy for anyone across the country to watch, regardless of whether or not you have regular tv access anymore. We’ll be following along with the debate here at CU, so be sure to tune in live for ongoing discussion, starting at […]

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Food Activists Rally to Influence Presidential Campaign

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Food Activists Rally to Influence Presidential Campaign

Food activists gathered on the OSU campus Tuesday to discuss how food policy should be incorporated in political discourse. The Plate of the Union, an event held by student groups and local and statewide advocates, rallied to talk about the impact of the current food system on the nation’s health and economy. “Food!” “Justice!” “Workers!” […]

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Trump Pulls Ahead of Clinton in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Trump Pulls Ahead of Clinton in Ohio

On September 14th, Donald Trump pulled ahead of Hillary Clinton in the State of Ohio’s polls, according to aggregate data analysis site Five Thirty Eight. This marks the first time Trump has had a polling lead over Clinton since July 31st, and a much difference scenario than exactly one month ago when Five Thirty Eight […]

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Ohio Gun Owners Show Strong Support for Trump

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Gun Owners Show Strong Support for Trump

Ohio gun rights activists want guns everywhere, and they entrust Donald Trump to make sure it happens, according to Ohio activists on either side of the issue. The conversation was spurred by a poll conducted by the Buckeye Firearms Association, which found that 85 percent of the gun owners they surveyed are voting for Trump […]

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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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