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Inside Pitch
3:47 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Ashley Judd ready to take on Mitch McConnell?

WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson
Michael E. Keating

Ashley Judd, the actress and social activist, is planning on running for Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell's Senate seat in Kentucky, according to a Huffington Post story based on sources.

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Miami University
2:16 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Who is Miami University's 'newest' trustee?

Gov. John Kasich is appointing David H. Budig of Cincinnati to the Miami University Board of Trustees. Budig's term begins March 11, 2013, and ends February 28, 2022.

Budig was filling the unexpired term of Kay Geiger, who resigned in spring 2011.

From Miami University:

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Election Fraud
1:55 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Three indicted in Hamilton County voter fraud case

From left: Board of Elections member Alex Triantafilou and chair Tim Burke after a February hearing on voter fraud.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

A Hamilton County Grand Jury has indicted three people for allegedly casting illegal votes in this past presidential election. 


Melowese Richardson, admitted to WCPO she voted twice and submitted absentee ballots for several other people as well. If convicted, the prosecutor says she faces up to 12 years in prison.


Russell Glassop is charged with voting on behalf of his deceased wife.

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Cincinnati Parking
9:01 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Howard Wilkinson talks about Cincinnati Parking

Howard Wilkinson
photo by Michael Keating

In his weekly chat this morning, WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about Cincinnati's plan to lease its parking facilities and why the issue has ended up in court.

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Politics
11:00 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Kasich not picking any more fights with unions

Don’t touch the third rail.
 

You’ve probably heard people in politics talk about the “third rail” – the one on a subway track that carries the electric power.


In Congress, the “third rail” has traditionally been a hot-button issue like Social Security. If you even hint at reducing benefits or raising the eligibility age, you face the wrath of hordes of seniors and baby boomers who just might turn you out of office.


You don’t survive touching the third rail.

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