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A Step Backwards

Bob Hagan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Bob Hagan

While Ohio is the first state in the country to freeze its renewable energy standards, more than a dozen states have debated similar bills since 2013 -- a troubling trend led largely by well-funded extremists.

Kate Sheppard

Ohio Gov's Democratic Challenger Makes Energy Rollbacks A Big Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Friday signed into law a contentious bill the legislature passed last month rolling back state renewable energy standards...

Boehner's Challenger Loses Job Over 'Electile Dysfunction' Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Speaker of the House John Boehner's (R-Ohio) primary challenger was dismissed from his adjunct professorship at a small Christian college over a web a...

Dem Candidate Calls For Federal Investigation Into Ohio Voting Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald (D-Ohio), who is running to unseat Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), continued his battle against voting restrictions...

Showdown Anticipated Over Voting Restrictions In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald (D-Ohio), who is running for governor, announced Thursday at a press conference that he will challenge new vot...

'Joe The Plumber' Gets A Union Job

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as “Joe the Plumber," who gained notoriety during the 2008 presidential election, announced Sunday on his personal...

John Kasich Tone, Stances Evolving

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich seemed at first to relish the idea he'd be a one-term governor, having presumably alienated partisans, l...

The Battle Over Birth Control: Ohio's AG Leads National Campaign for Conservative Agenda

David Pepper | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
David Pepper

Beyond turning freedom of religion on its head, let alone cutting women off from choosing medical regiments that research has proven can reduce ovarian and other cancers, it is interesting to observe how zealously these Attorneys General are pursuing this crusade.

Tea Party Leader Decides Not To Challenge John Kasich

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Ted Stevenot, a tea party leader in Ohio and former president of the Ohio Liberty Coalition, announced over the weekend that he had decided against ch...

Kate Sheppard

Attacks On Clean Energy Were A Giant Failure

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Efforts to roll back renewable energy standards in the states this year have largely failed despite the best efforts of conservative gro...

John Celock

State Legislators: 'Shut Down The Shutdown'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Calling Congress "childish," a group of 100 women state legislators asked lawmakers Monday to "shut down the shutdown." Members of th...

What's Too Sexy For John Kasich? Job Creation!

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
P.G. Sittenfeld

It's clear how badly John Kasich wants you to believe that he is the "Jobs Governor." Which might lead you to ask, "Then why is Kasich currently chasing good jobs out of Ohio?" Apparently lotions and lingerie offend the Governor's sensibility.

State Republican Party Goes To War With Itself

The Daily Beast | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

So goes Ohio, so goes the nation. ...

Tea Party Favorite's Questionable Car Wreck

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) may have violated federal campaign finance law for using a car owned by his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign during his ...

A Wannabe President's Smoke-and-Mirrors Playbook

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
P.G. Sittenfeld

And the hopes for a Republican revival in 2016 rest upon... ? The answer to that question, according to a featured article that Politico ran at the end of last week, just might be Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Tea Partiers Protest IRS In Scandal's Wake

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

CINCINNATI — Tea party activists waving flags and signs, singing patriotic songs and chanting anti-IRS slogans held rallies outside federal buil...

Ohio Governor Draws Opponent For 2014 Race

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald (D) confirmed months of speculation Monday and announced the first step in a campaign to unseat Ohio Gov. John...

GOP Lawmakers Push Ban On Red Light Cameras

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

A trio of Republican legislators in Ohio have introduced legislation banning the use of cameras to catch speeding and red-light runners in the state. ...

Abortion Bill Contains Interesting Ban

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in Mississippi has proposed a ban on human-animal hybrids. State Rep. William Tracy Arnold (R-Booneville) proposed t...

GOP Education Official Asked To Resign After Comparing Obama With Hitler

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

Ohio Democrats are calling on the president of the state Board of Education to resign after she compared President Barack Obama with Adolf Hitler on h...

Former Governor Makes Big Decision

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) will not run for his old job in 2014. Strickland announced Tuesday morning that he would not challenge Gov. Joh...

North Carolina Democrat: Arm School Teachers

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

Two more state lawmakers - including a Democrat - are proposing that teachers be allowed to carry guns into schools. Lawmakers in Virginia and Nor...

GOP Voting Chief: Balance Not Politically Possible

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) defended his decision to limit early voting in the state, saying that voting places needed time to set up for t...

Tea Party Favorite Back To Old Tricks

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) has given two aides from his failed U.S. Senate campaign state jobs, including one who he dispatched to a basic debt cl...

John Celock

Governor Accused Of $1.4 Million Pat On Back

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is being criticized by a potential 2014 opponent for a new $1.4 million ad campaign touting the state's economic development...