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‘Final straw’: GOP ex-Ohio Gov. Kasich supports impeachment

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who ran against President Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican primary, says he supports impeaching the president

University in Ohio to host 4th Democratic debate in October

Elections chief narrows deletion of voter registrations

Judge allows purge of voters from Ohio rolls to begin

Democrats sue to stop removal of names from Ohio voter rolls

  Cleveland City Council mulls benefits of installing 1,000 security cameras throughout city

  Ohio lawmaker proposes bill to require universal background checks for all gun purchases

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Age to purchase tobacco increases to 21 in Ohio with Gov. DeWine’s new budget

  Huge tax increase on vaping juice is close to becoming a reality

  Ohio’s Presidential Primary date in 2020 to get moved on calendar (Here’s why)

Local governments seek negotiating power in opioid lawsuit

High court halts electoral map redrawing in Michigan, Ohio

Ohio politicians weigh in on court’s decision ordering state’s congressional map be redrawn for 2020 elections

Ohio congressman proposes bill to fight ‘pesky’ robocalls

An Ohio congressman has penned proposed legislation to combat illegal robocalls.

Sen. Brown demands apology from president’s expected Federal Reserve Board nominee for calling Cleveland, Cincinnati ‘armpits of America’ (video)

President Donald Trump’s anticipated nominee for the Federal Reserve Board was caught on video making negative comments about Ohio cities, and now U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants an apology.

  Lordstown residents skeptical whether visits from politicians will spur change

As another big name politician stops in her town, Debbie Wilson says it’s just more of the same, and it’s not helping anyone.

Bernie Sanders hosting town hall at Lordstown High School

The event is free and open to the public.

Ohio congressman Tim Ryan announces bid to run for president

Ohio legislators propose allowing law-abiding citizens to carry a gun without a permit

  Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

Though Mueller’s report has been completed, debate continues

  Mueller report: Barr says Mueller finds no evidence of Trump-Russia conspiracy

Proposed Ohio bill would outlaw smoking in a car with a passenger under 6 years old

  Cuyahoga County considers regulations to bring e-scooters to Cleveland streets

In summer 2018, electric scooters appeared on the streets of Cleveland. The company Bird dropped off a couple dozen of the e-scooters, which riders can pick up, pay for with a credit card, and then ride to their destination where they can drop it off anywhere they like.

Trump reviving his border wall fight with $8.6 billion budget request

President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 on Monday, relying on optimistic 3.1 percent economic growth projections alongside accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into promised balance in 15 years.

No 2020 White House run for Dem Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio

Sen. Sherrod Brown says he won't run for president in 2020 after making an exploratory swing through early-voting states

  Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020

Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said unequivocally that she is not running for president following her failed run in 2016.

  House Democrats launch aggressive new Trump probe

Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump on Monday, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses.

  Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper joins 2020 presidential race

John Hickenlooper is the second governor to enter the sprawling field and is trying to cast himself as a pragmatist who can also take on President Donald Trump.

  Trump claims Cohen hearing may have hurt North Korea results

The U.S. and North Korea previously offered contradictory accounts of why last week's summit in Vietnam broke down, though both pointed to American sanctions as a sticking point.

Gun background check bill passes House, heads to Senate

The bill would close a loophole that allows unlicensed gun sellers to avoid performing background checks on their customers.

  Trump, Kim summit collapses amid failure to reach deal

Both leaders left their Vietnam meeting early and canceled a planned signing ceremony.

  Trump, Kim dive into nuclear talks, looking for ‘right deal’

The two men continued offering hopeful words as talks began anew at their second summit on curbing Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons, a problem that has bedeviled generations of leaders.

  Michael Cohen casts Trump as a ‘conman’ who directed lies and cover-ups

Michael Cohen begins a three-year prison sentence in May after he pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in 2017 and committing campaign finance violations while he was working for Trump.

Cohen says he will tell ‘my story’ in public hearing

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, said Tuesday that the American people can decide "exactly who is telling the truth" when he testifies Wednesday to the House Oversight and Reform committee.

House OKs Democrats’ bill blocking Trump emergency on wall

Democrats ignored a veto threat and rammed legislation through the House Tuesday that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for his border wall.

Trump, Kim facing big issues after big welcome in Hanoi

Although many experts are skeptical Kim will give up the nuclear weapons he likely sees as his best guarantee of continued rule, there was a palpable, carnival-like excitement among many in Hanoi as the final preparations were made for the meeting.

  Ex-campaign worker filed lawsuit claiming Trump kissed her without consent; White house issued denial

The woman who filed the lawsuit says then-candidate Donald Trump "grasped her hand and did not let go" and kissed her on the corner of her mouth as she turned slightly away.

  Democrats prepare resolution against Trump’s declaration

Democrats and some Republicans say there is no emergency at the border. They say Trump is improperly declaring one to work around Congress' rejection of the higher funds for the wall.

Boy raises money for border wall with hot chocolate stand

The 7-year-old’s parents say the mixed reaction to the stand has only “fired him up,” and despite criticism, he’s glad his efforts have made some people happy.

  President Trump declares national emergency over border wall, signs spending bill to avoid shutdown

President Donald Trump is expected to hold a press conference Friday morning to declare a national emergency over the border wall.

  Senate and House pass funding bill; Trump is prepared to sign, will also declare border emergency, McConnell says

President Donald Trump has indicated he's prepared to sign the government funding bill and issue a national emergency on the border.

  Unhappy with budget deal, Trump still doesn’t expect a new shutdown

President Trump is expected to grudgingly accept the agreement, which would avert another government shutdown and give him what Republicans have been describing as a "down payment" on his signature campaign pledge.

  Trump and O’Rourke go head-to-head over border wall in El Paso, TX

Standing in a packed stadium under a giant American flag and banners saying "FINISH THE WALL," Trump vowed to fulfill his 2016 campaign promise regardless of what happens in Congress.

President Trump remarks on defending against the terrorist group ISIS

Following his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump is expected make remarks to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.

  Trump calls for bipartisanship, a hard line on immigration in State of the Union address

The president ticked through a litany of issues with crossover appeal, including boosting infrastructure, lowering prescription drug costs and combating childhood cancer, but he also appealed to his political base with his harsh rhetoric on immigration.

Trump touts ‘good’ relationship with North Korea’s Kim in State of the Union

The aim of the summit is to continue working toward peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

  Trump touts economy, warns of border danger in State of the Union; Abrams says ‘we owe more’ to working class in Dem. response

Pres. Donald Trump presented an optimistic vision of the nation, saying "our country is vibrant and our economy is thriving like never before."

  Electricity restored to NYC jail; Justice Department opens probe

Protesters have gathered outside the facility in recent days following news reports that those housed there have largely been without heat or power for the past week.

  Pelosi takes hard line against wall money in funding bill

Her remarks came after Democrats had signaled at least some flexibility in the talks on border security funding that began only Wednesday.

  Trump says ‘wall’ must be part of lawmakers' border deal

A fresh, protracted crisis could make it difficult to tackle other upcoming business such as a deal to prevent automatic budget cuts to the Pentagon and domestic agencies.

Trump confidant Roger Stone pleads not guilty in Russia probe case

Stone is expected to plead not guilty to charges that he lied to lawmakers, engaged in witness tampering and obstructed a congressional investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

  Trump casts doubt on seeing a budget deal that he’d accept

As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to work, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he doesn't think the negotiators will strike a deal that he'd accept.

  Venezuela backtracks on order to expel US diplomats

The Venezuelan president broke relations with the United States on Wednesday after the Trump administration and many other nations in the region recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president.

Conservatives say Trump caved but confident he’ll get wall

Trump said if he didn’t get a fair deal from Congress, the government would shut down again on Feb. 15 or he would use his executive authority to address what he has termed “the humanitarian and security crisis” on the southern U.S. border.

Ohio legislators react to short-term deal to reopen federal government

After 35 days, the president announced Friday afternoon that a deal was reached to temporarily end the government shutdown for at least three weeks.

  Geraldo Rivera buys brew for furloughed federal workers at Cleveland’s Harbor Inn

Political commentator and radio host Geraldo Rivera lifted the spirits of those affected by the longest shutdown in U.S. history with free spirits.

  Failed votes, accusations of ‘crocodile tears’ and a ‘down payment’ offer from Trump as shutdown goes on

Federal workers will miss a second paycheck tomorrow as the shutdown is in day 34.

  Dog owners could face felony charges for attacks if new Ohio legislation passes

For the sixth time an Ohio lawmaker is trying to get a bill passed that would issue a felony to the owner of a dog involved in an attack on a person.

  Democrats work on new shutdown compromise, as federal workers protest at Senate building

The offer is a possible path toward a compromise even though it does not have money for his wall.

  Senate agrees to vote on competing bills to end shutdown

The Republican package would re-open the shuttered parts of government and boost some spending. To try to draw more bipartisan support, it adds $12.7 billion in supplemental funding for regions hit by hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters.

  Feds provide furloughed workers form letters to ask mortgage and credit companies for a break

On Friday 800,000 federal employees, and many more contractors, will miss a second paycheck because of the government shutdown so the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has posted form letters to ask for leniency from mortgage companies and creditors.

  Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

With hundreds of thousands of federal workers set to face another federal pay period without paychecks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to bring Trump's proposal to the floor this week.

  At 30-day mark, shutdown impasse remains over border funding

The criticism of his "compromise" from both Republicans and Democrats underscored Trump's boxed in-position as he tries to win at least some Democratic buy-in without alienating his base.

  Health insurance could be an issue soon for some furloughed workers in Ohio

When you don’t get a paycheck there are all kinds of things that go unpaid, including health insurance premiums.

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip after her request to postpone State of the Union address

The nation's two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game of constitutional one-upmanship as negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown failed to produce results.

  Trump signs law giving back pay to federal workers

President Donald Trump signed a law on Wednesday guaranteeing back pay to federal employees who have been furloughed or working without pay during the partial government shutdown.

  TSA puts out how many employees called off yesterday and the impact it may, or may not have had

The government shutdown continues and the focus of the 800,000 federal employees that aren’t getting a paycheck seems to be on TSA workers.

  Attorney general nominee Barr seeks to assure senators he won’t be a Trump loyalist

So far, William Barr's comments have pointedly departed from Trump’s own views and underscored his efforts to reassure Democrats that he will not be a loyalist to the president.

  Trump’s AG nominee Barr backs Mueller probe, supports border ‘barrier’

Nominee William Barr is expected to be confirmed, unless there is a major surprise during the hearing. It would be his second stint as attorney general.

  Shutdown standoff: Dems rebuff Trump invite, thwarting effort to bypass Pelosi

The administration is trying to peel off Democratic support for Trump's demand for border wall money and negotiate directly with centrist lawmakers and some newly elected freshmen, including those in districts where Trump is popular.

  Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s inauguration shows themes of inclusivity

Inauguration Day in Columbus is one that obviously ushered in change in the governors office, but more importantly a change in how the job is done for all of us.

  Mike DeWine sworn in as Ohio governor at public inauguration following private ceremony

Mike DeWine took the official oath of office to become Ohio’s 70th governor during a private ceremony just after midnight at his Cedarville farm, but was publically inaugurated at the Ohio statehouse on Monday.

  Trump rejects suggested short-term government shutdown fix

Leaving the White House for a trip to New Orleans, Trump said he had dismissed the proposal from Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to reopen for several weeks and continue dealing with Democrats over Trump's long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign

Castro was San Antonio mayor for five years and was housing secretary during President Barack Obama’s second term.

  At border, Trump says ‘we can declare a national emergency’ over wall

The president visited a border patrol station for a roundtable on immigration and border security.

  Federal workers affected by government shutdown can collect unemployment from Ohio, but there’s a catch

Because of the government shut down, more than 6,500 Ohioans will not get a paycheck on Friday and according to the state officials Unemployment Insurance (UI) is an option.

Bill named after murdered Cleveland teen Alianna DeFreeze goes into effect at Ohio schools in April

Ohio legislation signed by Gov. John Kasich and named after Alianna DeFreeze will be implemented at Ohio schools beginning April 4.

Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown

Meat and poultry inspections are conducted by another agency, however right now, cheese, infant formula and produce aren't being inspected.

  Ohio Gov.-elect DeWine discusses challenges he expects while in office

Less than a week from taking the oath of office, Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine is sitting down with Cleveland 19 News for a one-on-one interview to preview the issues he faces during his term.

  Trump walks out of meeting with Democrats, says GOP is unified in shutdown showdown

The president also called the meeting a “total waste of time" in a tweet afterward.