Electoral College set to affirm Obama re-election


President Barack Obama waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Byrd Park in Richmond, Va., on Oct. 25, 2012.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
 
Tradition trumped suspense Monday as members of the Electoral College cast the official, final votes in the 2012 presidential election, a constitutional formality on President Barack Obama's march to a second term.
 
 
 

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

Face of US changing; elections to look different
It's not just the economy, stupid. It's the demographics — the changing face of America.
 

Obama: Americans agree with my approach on deficit Video
President Barack Obama, laying down his marker for grueling "fiscal cliff" negotiations, said Friday...
 

Changing times: Politicians' tears more common now Video
It seems out of place: The president of the United States breaking down in tears as he thanked campaign...
 

Gen Y: How the young vote was won
To get young voters to the polls this year, candidates had to get more creative than a 10-second attack...
 

Fla. counting last presidential votes; Obama leads Video
Florida is counting its final presidential ballots as President Barack Obama holds a narrow lead in the...
 

Obama's big Hispanic win worries GOP
Hispanic voted 71 percent in support for Obama, putting Republicans on notice that they must seriously...
 

Celebrities air post-election feelings online
Mariah Carey was so excited about President Barack Obama's re-election that she released a new song in...
 

Michelle Obama picked Kors for Election Night
As Michelle Obama stepped on stage with her husband in Chicago early Wednesday morning, she accepted...
 
 
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Federal Budget


1 injured in 3 car crash
One person was hospitalized after a three car crash on Philadelphia Drive early Monday morning.
 

Man walks into ER, says he’s shot…
Dayton police are investigating a shooting incident that happened overnight.
 

Springfield football standout killed in…
Springfield Police are investigating a deadly shooting that claimed the life of a high school football star. Officers said…
 

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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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