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Cincinnati City Council member Cecil Thomas, who can't run for re-election this year because of the city's term limits law, told WVXU this morning he plans to leave council "within a month or two" and wants his wife, Pam Thomas, appointed to replace him.

"If (Pam Thomas) wants it, I would absolutely back that,'' said Thomas, a Democrat and former Cincinnati police officer.

Pam Thomas ran for Hamilton County clerk of courts last fall, winning 48 percent of the vote against Republican incumbent Tracy Winkler. She won the city vote overwhelmingly.

Sarah Ramsey / WVXU

The President delivered his State of the Union address earlier this week... now it's Hamilton County's turn. Commission President Chris Monzel gives the annual State of County report Thursday afternoon. He says he'll focus on the board's three main priority areas.

photo by Michael Keating

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the Cincinnati Mayor's race and some Democrats who may run for statewide office in Ohio.

Here’s a hard and fast rule of politics:
 

If you are a politician with some ambitions and the other political party in your state starts going after you in public, singling you out by name, you can be sure that they are worried about you as a threat to one of their own officer-holders.

John Brennan Confirmation Hearing

Feb 7, 2013

NPR is providing an unanchored feed of the confirmation hearing of John Brennan for director of the CIA.  The hearing begins February 7th at 2:30 PM ET.

State Integrity Initiative

Feb 5, 2013

Continuing Coverage

Feb 5, 2013

Best Continuing Coverage
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Ann Thompson:

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Romney in West Chester: Ohio Holds the Key

Obama: Romney talks the talk, I'll walk the walk

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about Governor Kasich's budget coming out today and his political future.

Senator Chuck Hagel Confirmation Hearing

Jan 31, 2013

NPR is providing an unanchored feed of confirmation hearing of Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.  The hearing begins January 31st at 9:35 AM ET.

This week WVXU Political Reporter  Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about John Boehner's latest move in the debt ceiling talks.

Best Continuing Coverage

Jan 25, 2013

Best Continuing Coverage
2012 Election
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Ann Thompson:

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Tana Weingartner:

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NPR listeners will no doubt recognize the name Andrea Seabrook. She was the congressional correspondent for many years, until her frustration with what she calls “broken Washington” finally led her to leave the network and begin her own project. That project is called DecodeDC and it’s a podcast and blog where she tries to dig through the jargon and double-speak to determine what’s really going on in and around Capitol Hill. Mark Perzel talks with Andrea Seabrook about her decision to leave NPR and to begin anew in the online world of podcasts and blogs.


Best Enterprise Reporting

Jan 23, 2013

Best Enterprise Reporting
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This week Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the importance of the public inauguration of the president and the Cincinnati City Council race.

Sarah Ramsey

Greg Hartmann and Todd Portune were officially sworn in Wednesday to serve their new terms on Hamilton County Commission.

Hartmann repeated his mantra that these are challenging times for county government but says there are bright spots as well, like the county Land Bank.

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