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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with news director Maryanne Zeleznik about the ups and downs of the past week in the presidential campaign of Ohio Gov. John Kasich. 

 If you were watching Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate at the Reagan Presidential Library on CNN, and wondered at times if Ohio Gov. John Kasich had gone missing, you are not alone.

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Political and editorial cartoons have long been a staple of American life, think Benjamin Franklin's "Join or Die" illustration of a severed snake representing the colonies. And, more recently, many Cincinnatians remember the great work of editorial cartoonist Jim Borgman in The Cincinnati Enquirer. Today illustrator Kevin Necessary is continuing the tradition of thoughtful and thought-provoking editorial cartooning online, at WCPO.com. He joins us to discuss his work, what inspires him to draw, and some of the local and national reactions his editorial cartoons have generated.

  WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with news director Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about Hillary Clinton's rocky road to the Democratic presidential nomination and if there are any potential challengers out there who could take it away from her. 

  Hillary Clinton brought her presidential campaign into Ohio for the second time Thursday, holding a “Women for Hillary” rally in Columbus and two private fundraisers, one in Ohio’s capital city and another here in Cincinnati.

It was really not a very good day for the former secretary of state and U.S. Senator who remains (we guess) the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

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The Hamilton County Board of Elections Monday morning rejected a challenge to the wording of a Cincinnati charter amendment that would create a one mill tax for city parks.

 The city of Cincinnati’s 24-member Charter Review Task Force, given the task of studying the city’s ancient charter and recommending changes, labored for 18 months doing exactly what they were asked to do.

But, as the old saying goes, they labored mightily, and brought forth a mouse.

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The public event Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton had scheduled for Sept. 10 in Cincinnati has been moved to Columbus, according to a Clinton campaign official.

 WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with news director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about Ohio's U.S. Senate race; and how the outlook seems to have improved for incumbent Republican Rob Portman's re-election chances. 

It must be somewhat frustrating to be P.G. Sittenfeld these days.

The 30-year-old second-term Cincinnati council member is a candidate for the 2016 Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Rob Portman.

When he jumped in, he was hailed by many as a fresh new face, representing a new generation of young Ohio Democrats determined to bring the party back from the dead.