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Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on attacking America’s epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Sen Portman plans to back Gorsuch for Supreme Court

6:54 pm Feb. 15, 2017

By Jessica Wehrman

Washington Bureau

Sen. Rob Portman says he will back Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

The two met Wednesday in Portman’s office in what the Ohio Republican called “an engaging and productive meeting.”

“I expressed my belief that the job of a Supreme Court justice is to fairly and impartially apply the law, and to protect the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, not to legislate from the bench,” he said. “I believe

Do you think Ohio elected officials should be punished if illegal immigrant kills, injures someone in their city?

2:31 pm Feb. 6, 2017

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, want to punish elected officials in Ohio inf an illegal immigrant kills or injures someone after the city declares itself a ‘sanctuary city.’

The move comes just days after Cincinnati declared itself a sanctuary city welcoming immigrants.

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Should cities be allowed to use red-light, traffic cameras?

3:03 pm Jan. 3, 2017

Laura Bischoff in our Columbus Bureau is reporting that Dayton’s fight over red light cameras is headed to the Ohio Supreme Court.

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Here’s some of her report:

Love them or hate them, the argument over red light cameras in Ohio will resume next week when the Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments on a lawsuit launched by the city of Dayton against the 2014 state

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Clinton wins popular vote by 2.9 million: Should we keep Electoral College?

5:05 pm Dec. 22, 2016

By Lisa Lerer
Associated Press

Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate.

Certified results in all 50 states and the District of Columbia show Clinton winning nearly 65,844,610 million votes — 48 percent — to Trump’s 62,979,636 million votes, or 46 percent.

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Clinton is the fifth presidential candidate in American history to win

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on attacking America’s epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Magazine says Rob Portman had best congressional campaign of 2016

1:46 pm Dec. 21, 2016

The race for the U.S. Senate seat in Ohio this year was supposed to be one of the most competitive in the nation. It turned out to be a dud.

Polls earlier in the year showed Republican Sen. Rob Portman neck-and-neck with former Gov. Ted Strickland. Portman ended up winning the race 58-37 percent.

The National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar named the Portman campaign the best in the nation for 2016.

“Portman’s campaign

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Take our poll: Should Trump administration pursue charges against Hillary Clinton?

10:22 am Nov. 22, 2016

By Laurie Kellman

Associated Press

President-elect Donald Trump “doesn’t wish to pursue” further investigations into Hillary Clinton‘s email practices, a top adviser said Tuesday, a turnaround from all the campaign rallies when Trump roused supporters to chants of “lock her up.”

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“I think Hillary Clinton still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don’t find her to be honest or trustworthy, but if Donald Trump can

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New poll says it’s tied in Ohio: Who would you vote for

9:03 pm Oct. 20, 2016

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The poll of 500 likely voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent. The two polls show the presidential race in Ohio is extremely close.

But the poll indicates Trump is losing ground among independent voters. In last month’s poll, Trump held a 27-point advantage among independents compared to a smaller 6-point lead in the new poll.

“If Clinton takes the lead among independents, she

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Take our poll: Who won the debate?

9:20 pm Oct. 19, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are debating tonight for the last time.

Election Day is less than 20 days away. Here’s a look at some of the comments on Twitter about tonight’s debate.

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