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Climate Change Activists Rally Against Trump’s Cabinet Picks

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Climate Change Activists Rally Against Trump’s Cabinet Picks

Local climate change activists gathered Downtown today for a quiet rally at Trinity Episcopal Church. The organized effort called on Senator Rob Portman to reject President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments, several of whom could help eliminate environmental protections and unravel the progress that has been made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Trump picked Scott Pruitt, […]

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Political Roundup: Endorsements, Disses and Statistics

Walker Evans Walker Evans Political Roundup: Endorsements, Disses and Statistics

There’s only two days left to go. On Tuesday night, after the dust has settled (hopefully), the tumultuous 2016 election season will have come to an end, and our daily lives can resume normalcy (hopefully). Until then, there’s a couple of last minute updates across both the local and national political spectrum that might be worth […]

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Obama Makes Another Stop in Ohio to Campaign for Hillary

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Obama Makes Another Stop in Ohio to Campaign for Hillary

President Barack Obama made another stop in Ohio yesterday to campaign for Hillary Clinton and encourage voter turnout. Filling up the Field House at Capital University in Bexley, Obama and local officials criticized their Republican counterparts up for election next week, getting in several digs at Senator Rob Portman. Obama tried to keep it light-hearted […]

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Executive Orders Tighten Background Checks, Invest in Gun Safety Technology

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Executive Orders Tighten Background Checks, Invest in Gun Safety Technology

After an attempt at a non-partisan conversation surrounding one of the biggest problems facing the nation, President Barack Obama took criticism Tuesday for his executive orders for tighter gun laws. Broader application of background checks, a larger ATF workforce, funding for mental health, destigmatization and better reporting of mental illness, and investment into safer gun […]

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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 Community College Leaders React to Obama Proposal

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Ohio Community College Leaders React to Obama Proposal

Last week, President Barack Obama announced an ambitious new proposal to offer more Americans an opportunity to get a community college education tuition-free. The president’s plan, “America’s College Promise,” would make attending two years of community college free for “responsible students,” meaning those who are at least half-time students and maintain a GPA of 2.5 […]

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Best Messageboard Topic/Discussion of 2012: The Presidential Election

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Messageboard Topic/Discussion of 2012: The Presidential Election

The Columbus Underground Messageboard is a place to find a wide variety of interesting discussions on a daily basis. Just about anything and everything can be discussed there, ranging from the mundane to important civic discussions. This year, our redears picked the 2012 Presidential Election as the best topic, which is little surprise as it […]

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