-Inside Pitch
11:00 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Mark Mallory gets a laugh from the Ohio delegates

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory spoke briefly to the Ohio delegates at their morning breakfast in Charlotte Tuesday; and got a good-natured laugh out of the audience with a joke.

"The dynamics of this election dictate Ohio will decide the election,'' Mallory said. "Hamilton County is the key to that. Cincinnati is the largest entity in Hamilton County. And I am the mayor of the city of Cincinnati.

"So, as mayor of Cincinnati, I am the most important person in the world,'' Mallory said, joining in the laughter from the crowd.

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-Inside Politics
10:45 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Kearney - sans luggage - tells Ohioans a personal Obama story

Ohio Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney of North Avondale had a personal story about Barack and Michelle Obama to tell the Ohio Democratic delegation at its morning breakfast Tuesday.


Kearney told of reading newspaper story in 2003 about a young state senator from Illinois who was planning on making a long-shot run at a U.S. Senate seat in 2004.


"I went home to my wife, showed her the story, and said you have to read this,'' Kearney said.

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The Two-Way
10:40 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Rumors Of Son's Sexcapade Behind A Ferrari's Wheel Rock China's Leadership

Ling Jihua, left, looked on in March 2010 as Chinese President Hu Jintao, signed a document at the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress in Beijing. Ling has been shifted to a lesser position.
Andy Wong AP

A top lieutenant to Chinese President Hu Jintao has been shifted to a lesser position because of "a lurid new scandal" involving the fiery crash of his son's Ferrari in March, The Associated Press writes.

According to the AP:

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It's All Politics
9:43 am
Tue September 4, 2012

At DNC, Julián Castro Tackles Comparisons To President Obama

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, left, and his twin brother State Rep. Joaquin Castro give an interview during preparations for the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Monday.
Streeter Lecka Getty Images

Originally published on Tue September 4, 2012 9:52 am

As is traditional, first lady Michelle Obama will be the featured speaker on the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Thursday.

But the buzz in the political sphere and in the city is all about San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, who has the distinction of being the first Latino to deliver the keynote address at a Democratic convention.

Outside of Texas, however, Castro is essentially unknown.

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The Two-Way
9:10 am
Tue September 4, 2012

'Queen Of Cocaine' Is Gunned Down In Colombia

Griselda Blanco, the "queen of cocaine," in a 2004 photo posted by the Florida Department of Corrections.
Fla. Dept. of Corrections

Originally published on Tue September 4, 2012 12:18 pm

Talk about your just deserts:

"A Colombian drug trafficker, known as the 'queen of cocaine,' has been killed in the city of Medellin," the BBC writes. "Griselda Blanco, 69, was shot dead by gunmen as she was leaving a butcher's."

That rather dry report doesn't do justice to the life and death of Blanco, though. As Miami New Times writes, her assassination on Monday:

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-Inside Politics
9:03 am
Tue September 4, 2012

HHS secretary Sebelius comes back to her Ohio roots

Kathleen Sebelius, the Cincinnati native who Secretary of Health and Human Services, came to the Ohio delegation breakfast in Charlotte Tuesday morning telling her fellow Ohioans that they "are the key to this election."


Sebelius, a former Kansas governor who is the daughter of former Ohio governor John J. Gilligan, took up the question that Mitt Romney's campaign has been asking in campaign stops since the GOP convention last week - are you better off now than you were four years  ago?


"Are you better off?,'' Sebelius said. "You bet you are."

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-Inside Politics
9:03 am
Tue September 4, 2012

HHS secretary Sebelius comes back to her Ohio roots

Kathleen Sebelius, the Cincinnati native who Secretary of Health and Human Services, came to the Ohio delegation breakfast in Charlotte Tuesday morning telling her fellow Ohioans that they "are the key to this election."

Sebelius, a former Kansas governor who is the daughter of former Ohio governor John J. Gilligan, took up the question that Mitt Romney's campaign has been asking in campaign stops since the GOP convention last week - are you better off now than you were four years  ago?

"Are you better off?,'' Sebelius said. "You bet you are."

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-Convention Coverage
8:40 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Former Governor Ted Strickland says he might run again

Update:  After this interview was recorded, Former Governor Strickland's speech was moved to tonight (Tuesday).


WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson is at the Democratic National Convention.  He talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about what former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will say to the delegates tonight, and the possibility of his running for Governor again.

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