Ohio voters cast record number of absentee ballots


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Almost 1.9 million Ohioans voted an absentee ballot in last year's election — a record number for the perennial presidential battleground state.
 
 
 

Electoral College count affirms Obama's win Video
It's official. A tally of the Electoral College vote affirms President Barack Obama's re-election.
 

House re-elects Boehner speaker Video
The House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday, re-electing embattled Republican John Boehner...
 

Electoral College set to affirm Obama re-election
Tradition trumped suspense Monday as members of the Electoral College cast the official, final votes...
 

Election hits $2B mark amid last-minute donations
Remarkable for its last-minute surge of contributions, the U.S. presidential election witnessed unprecedented...
 

Gen Y: Listen up, GOP
The 2012 election was embarrassing for the Republican Party, and the biggest group of people pointing...
 

Smokers celebrate as Wash. legalizes marijuana Video
The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle's Space Needle early Thursday morning with nary...
 

Capitalism and socialism wed as words of the year
Dictionary look-ups of malarkey represented the largest spike of a single word on the website by percentage,...
 

Wis. governor insists he's not thinking about 2016
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Plenty of Republicans are talking about a possible presidential run by Wisconsin...
 

INFLUENCE GAME: Tax them, not us, groups say
WASHINGTON (AP) — A big coalition of business groups says there must be give-and-take in the negotiations...
 
 
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Federal Budget


E. coli found in Preble County surface…
Testing in Twin and Lanier townships registered significantly beyond EPA standards, according to published reports.
 

Ohio state park facilities to be modernized
State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities…
 

Speaker Boehner works his home district
With a contested primary election less than two weeks away, House Speaker John Boehner is making the rounds of his western…
 

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Politics in Ohio


South Sudan, rebels sign cease-fire
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) ? South Sudan's government and rebels signed a cease-fire deal Thursday that leaders hope will…
 

Obama: South Sudan deal a 'critical first…
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama says the cease-fire deal in South Sudan is a critical first step toward lasting…
 

Justin Bieber's arrest latest sign of trouble
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) ? When he debuted five years ago, Justin Bieber was a mop-haired heartthrob, clean cut and charming.…
 

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U.S. Congressional News


Speaker to Obama: Jan. 28 for State of…
Mark your calendars: House Speaker John Boehner has invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union address…
 

Deal will keep Ohio tank plant running
U.S. Senate and House negotiators are planning to provide as much as $90 million to keep the production line running at…
 

Governors of Ohio, Ky. debate health care…
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is criticizing the rocky rollout of the federal health care overhaul for shaking Americans' confidence…
 

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Ohio (change)

 
The government of Ohio is composed of the executive branch, led by the Governor; the legislative branch, which comprises the Ohio General Assembly; and the judicial branch, which is led by the Supreme Court.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: John Kasich
Lieutenant Governor: Mary Taylor
Attorney General: Mike DeWine
State Treasurer: Josh Mandel
Secretary of State: Jon Husted

Contacting the White House and Congress

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