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Ohio's two senators are accepting applications to fill an opening on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Ohio U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he’s concerned about the escalating trade dispute with Canada. And the Republican says he disagrees with the Trump administration’s reasoning for higher tariffs on Canadian goods. 

Portman, who served as U.S. trade representative in the Bush administration, says he’s concerned that the Trump tariffs on Canadian steel and other products will boomerang, ultimately hurting U.S. workers and getting in the way of a better North American Free Trade Agreement. He also rejects the administration’s rationale for imposing the tariffs.

Ohio’s Sen. Rob Portman, who was the U.S. trade representative for the George W. Bush administration, is expressing concern over the steel and aluminum tariffs President Trump plans to impose on Canada

Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio says the Republican Party he knew is gone.  

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A top North Korean official travels to the United States to help negotiate the on-again, off-again June 12 summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. The president and his critics continue to trade accusations about immigration policies that divide families and separate children from their parents. Missouri's Republican governor resigns over multiple scandals. And as the investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia moves forward, President Trump increases his allegations that the FBI infiltrated his campaign, what he calls "Spygate."

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Senator Sherrod Brown told WVXU today he hopes President Trump's on-again, off-again summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un takes place next month.

Brown, a Democrat running for re-election this year, says he hopes his bill to levy more sanctions on North Korea if they do not cooperate will be part of the leverage Trump can use if he sits down with the North Korean leader next month in Singapore.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told NPR in an interview that he continues to support the Mueller Russia investigation — and that nothing in Thursday's hotly anticipated secret briefing on the Russia probe to congressional leaders changed his mind.

A crowd of graduates and their families at Harvard University welcomed Gov. John Kasich to Cambridge with loud applause after, during his introduction, it was noted that the former Republican presidential candidate did not vote for Pres. Donald Trump.

Kasich didn’t offer words of advice during his commencement address at the Kennedy School of Government Wednesday, but instead told graduates not to count on people like him to make change.

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President Trump’s nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, answered questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee today.

President Trump announces the United States will leave the Iran nuclear deal and many wonder what happens next. As preparations continue for a planned meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea releases three American prisoners. Rudy Giuliani joins the Trump legal team and immediately stirs things up in the Mueller investigation. This week's primaries highlight continuing division within the Republican Party. And, First Lady Melania Trump unveils her formal platform to encourage children to "BE BEST."

Ohio's Senators are taking opposite sides after Pres. Donald Trump announced Tuesday he would back out of an agreement meant to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. 

After the announcement, Republican Senator Rob Portman said he supports President Trump’s decision to back out of the Iran nuclear deal.

Portman said he didn’t think the initial deal—negotiated under the Obama administration—went far enough to restrict Iran’s ballistic missile program and support for terrorist organizations.

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President Trump and Vice President Pence speak to the National Rifle Association in Dallas Friday. It's the second year in a row Trump has addressed the gun lobby organization, which was a strong backer of his 2016 campaign.

Regional iron and steel industry leaders say they are disappointed by the Trump administration’s delay on a decision about which countries will face new import tariffs. President Trump has postponed until June a decision on which countries will be subject to new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The decision had been due May 1.

Nucor Corporation CEO and president John Ferriola was among the steel and iron industry representatives who discussed the delay in a press briefing on Tuesday. Nucor has facilities in Kentucky and Ohio. Ferriola said the delay is disappointing because it gives other countries more time to undercut domestic producers with unfairly priced goods, a practice known as dumping.


In his first meeting at the White House with a sub-Saharan African leader, President Trump said controversial remarks he reportedly made, in which he referred to some developing nations as "shithole countries," didn't come up.

Trump, however, didn't deny making the comment, and as Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, chuckled, Trump said at a news conference Monday, "You do have some countries that are in very bad shape — and very tough places to live in."

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the second key European leader to visit the White House this week. President Trump and Chancellor Merkel are not thought to have the personal rapport that was in evidence in meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday. But Trump and Merkel are still holding a joint news conference and taking questions from reporters. Watch the press conference live, starting at 1:35 p.m. ET. If the video below does not work, please refresh the page. 

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The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati is considering whether the federal government should be allowed to proceed with deporting hundreds of Detroit-area Iraqis.

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A poll released this month by Western Kentucky University suggests that Mitch McConnell is the least popular among the state’s two Republican U.S. Senators.

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The U.S., Britain and France carried out airstrikes early Saturday against three sites in Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack last week by President Bashar Assad's regime.

President Trump is saying he’ll order National Guard troops be sent to the border with Mexico to prevent undocumented immigrants from entering the U.S. But some governors say they will not follow those orders. Here's what Gov. John Kasich says he'll do. 

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Soon, we might not be able to believe our own ears.

New technologies for creating faked audio are evolving quickly in the era of active information campaigns and their use of "fake news."

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President Trump's proposed tariffs on 1,300 Chinese products and his Twitter feud with Amazon roiled the stock market. Congress and the White House prepare for a series of confirmation hearings on Trump's Cabinet nominations. And the president announces plans to deploy the military to the U.S.-Mexico border to confront what he calls a growing threat of illegal immigrants.

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Cincinnati loved the return of ABC's "Roseanne," along with the rest of America, so ABC will repeat it 7 p.m. Sunday, April 1, on channels 9 and 22.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admits there is a debate within the Republican party over President Donald Trump's call for tariffs. Speaking before the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, McConnell says personally he falls squarely on the side of fair trade.

Trump Addresses CPAC

Feb 23, 2018
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President Trump is speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. His comments come amid a debate about gun laws after a shooting a high school in Parkland, Fla. National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre spoke at CPAC on Thursday, warning conservatives of a "socialist agenda" to take firearms from law-abiding citizens.

Trump called the NRA and LaPierre "Great American Patriots" in a tweet Thursday morning and later said the organization "is ready to do things" to address the problem of gun violence.

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Vanessa Morrone of the White House press office confirmed the visit Thursday afternoon, but said the White House is not yet ready to release details on what the president will be doing in Cincinnati. It's not known if it will be a public or private event - or possibly both.

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President Trump is speaking at the World Economic Forum this morning in Davos, Switzerland. Aides say the president's speech is a pitch to do business in the United States, where Trump is working to foster a new climate of low taxes and limited regulations.

As recently as six weeks ago, Jim Renacci, the Republican congressman from Wadsworth in northeast Ohio, was gung-ho about running for governor of the state of Ohio, making speeches about how an "outsider" like him could come in and fix what's broken in Columbus.

Then, state treasurer Josh Mandel sent shock waves throughout Republican circles in Ohio and dropped out of the U.S. Senate race, which, if he had won the primary, would have been a rematch of his losing campaign in 2012 against Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown.

Trump Tax Speech

Dec 13, 2017
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After passing their respective tax overhaul bills, the U.S. House and Senate are trying to reconcile the differences in their legislation. While they do that, President Trump is making a renewed pitch to the American people about the importance of overhauling the tax code. Watch the speech live as it happens, and read President Trump's remarks with context and analysis from journalists across NPR.

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Live Video -- FBI Director Wray Testimony

Dec 7, 2017
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FBI Director Christopher Wray is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee for an oversight hearing. He is likely to face questions about the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Last week, former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. The hearing also comes days after President Trump attacked the FBI on Twitter, saying "its reputation is in Tatters," citing the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server under former Director James Comey.

Trump on Jerusalem

Dec 6, 2017
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President Trump will speak on Israel today and is expected to recognize Jerusalem as the capital.

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