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Cotton Letter Arms Ohio Democrats Against Portman

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Cotton Letter Arms Ohio Democrats Against Portman

As expected, Ohio Democrats are charging full speed at Senator Rob Portman, armed with Portman’s signature on a letter to the leaders of Iran, advising them against agreeing to the nuclear deal being negotiated by the Obama administration. The letter, written by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and signed by 47 Republican senators including Portman, has […]

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Sen. Portman Signed the Cotton Letter But Is Probably Not A Traitor

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Sen. Portman Signed the Cotton Letter But Is Probably Not A Traitor

Ohio Senator Rob Portman was among 47 Republican senators who signed an open letter to the leaders of Iran advising against the nuclear agreement proposed by the Obama Administration. Tom Cotton, junior senator from Arkansas who has held office for little more than two months, composed the letter, which is being called an unprecedented legislative […]

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Ohio Gay Marriage Ban May be Struck Down by Supreme Court This Year

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohio Gay Marriage Ban May be Struck Down by Supreme Court This Year

The U.S. Supreme Court announced this afternoon that they will hear all cases from the 6th Circuit Court, which includes the revisiting of Ohio’s 2004 same sex marriage ban. Many other states had bans overturned in 2014, and a ruling on the case in Ohio is anticipated sometime this sumer. “It was just ten years […]

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ACLU Investigates Religious Requirement in Kasich’s School Program

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea ACLU Investigates Religious Requirement in Kasich’s School Program

Governor John Kasich’s school mentorship program is now being investigated by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio. The Governor’s “Community Connectors” program contains an unexpected religious requirement, mandating that in order to receive state funding, participants in the program must partner with a faith organization or house of worship. The Ohio Department of Education […]

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Rob Portman Is Not Running for President

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Rob Portman Is Not Running for President

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio has officially dropped out of the 2016 presidential campaign after never officially dropping into it in the first place. The Republican senator from Cincinnati announced Tuesday that he has decided against running for the GOP nomination in 2016. In a statement released Tuesday morning, Portman said that with the recent […]

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LGBT Equality Moves Forward in the Wake of 6th Circuit Decision

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea LGBT Equality Moves Forward in the Wake of 6th Circuit Decision

At a time when state bans on same-sex marriages are dropping like flies, last week’s decision by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold Ohio’s law denying recognition of same-sex marriages conducted outside the state was certainly a blow to the marriage equality movement. Still, Michael Premo, campaign manager for Why Marriage Matters Ohio, is […]

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Election Day Results: November 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Election Day Results: November 2014

To no surprise, John Kasich was re-elected as Ohio’s Governor by a healthy margin today, beating opponents Ed FitzGerald and Anita Rios. Incumbents Mike DeWine, Josh Mandel, Dave Yost and Jon Husted also retained their seats as Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor and Secretary of State, respectively. “It’s only halftime, Ohio, and the best is yet […]

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