Ladies First: FLOTUS heckled by protester


First lady Michelle Obama addresses the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 42nd Annual Phoenix Awards dinner in Washington, in this, Sept. 22, 2012 file photo. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
 
She’s known to many for her style and upbeat attitude, but first lady Michelle Obama is quick to admit she doesn’t take hecklers well.
 
 
 

What the Veep? If bullets were chocolate
A 7-year-old boy from Milwaukee is making a stand against gun violence, and has taken his plan straight...
 

Social Status: Printable pistols
A University of Texas law student has made history and headlines recently by successfully firing the...
 

Ladies First: FLOTUS and Jason Collins team up
A week ago, first lady Michelle Obama tweeted to NBA star Jason Collins that "We've got your back." She's...
 

DC Download: Weekly rewind
Although Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court were on break, this week was packed with plenty of political...
 

Gen Y: Why we’re so cynical
Gen Y has been called lazy, haplessly doomed and politically apathetic. Why do they feel this way? Short...
 

At White House dinner, Obama's got jokes Video
President Barack Obama took time to laugh at himself during the 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner,...
 

Obama, White House OK after false tweet Video
The hearts of many sank Tuesday after seeing a tweet by The Associated Press saying the White House had...
 

While talking guns, Biden gets news of explosions Video
Although he hadn't planned on it, Vice President Joe Biden became the first person from the White House...
 

DC Download: Outcry over Obama's budget Video
President Obama's 2014 budget is getting a lot of criticism from all angles, and not all of it is constructive.
 
 
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Federal Budget


State officials visit explosion neighborhood
Agents with the Ohio Department of Insurance are in the Dayton neighborhood where a house exploded Monday. Related: Neighbors…
 

Traditional foes back mercy for condemned…
In a rare move, prosecutors will argue Tyler’s sentence should be commuted to life without parole because of questions…
 

Fire breaks out in Brookville building
When crews arrived, heavy smoke and flames were shooting from the two story brick structure.
 

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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

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