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.
 
 
 

DC Download: This week’s ‘Cliff’ notes Video
While Congress and the White House are still trying to reach an agreement on how to solve our country’s...
 

Man arrested after incident with Romney motorcade Video
The Secret Service said Thursday a man interfered with a motorcade carrying Republican presidential nominee...
 

Victor and vanquished: Obama has Romney to lunch
The White House says President Barack Obama's lunch with Republican Mitt Romney focused on America's...
 

White House: Obama to meet Romney Thursday
President Barack Obama will host his former political rival Mitt Romney for a private lunch at the White...
 

Women won this time, but men are voting's X-factor
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sorry, fellas, but President Barack Obama's re-election makes it official: Women...
 

Black voters look to leverage their loyalty
WASHINGTON (AP) — When black voters gave President Barack Obama 93 percent support on Election Day...
 

Jindal: Liking people is key to expanding GOP tent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says the Republican Party needs to go back to basics...
 

Rubio makes first postelection trip to Iowa
ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio is telling Iowa Republicans he understands their frustration...
 

Quotations of the day
"If Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. I'm happy...
 
 
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Federal Budget


City asks for temporary income tax hike
The City of Moraine has already made millions of dollars in cuts and can't wait any longer for help.…
 

Threads is more than clothes
MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – Most of us have stuff we just don’t need anymore; perhaps toys or strollers the kids…
 

Star-Spangled Celebration to honor Hometown…
A major announcement Thursday dedicating three summer events in honor of the Miami Valley men and women who serve and protect.…
 

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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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