Politics

Ohio will obviously be a key state in next year's presidential election, but it will also have a key role to play in the battle for control of the U.S. Senate. WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked Monday morning with news director Maryanne Zeleznik about that already contentious race. 

  We don’t know about your family, but, at our house, when Thanksgiving came around, there were two tables set up for the family feast.

One for the grown-ups – the big fancy table. Another off to the side – usually a card table with a tablecloth thrown over it – for the kiddies.

It was OK, except the mashed potatoes tended to get cold by the time they made it to the card table.

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  Ohio Governor John Kasich announces his presidential candidacy today, his second bid for the White House.  He enters an already-crowded field, becoming the 16th candidate to officially jump into the race. 

You don’t have to be a fan of cable news shows to know liberals and conservatives have very different ways of looking at the world. Now findings from three separate studies link a person’s political ideology and their self-control performance, with conservatives demonstrating greater self-control than liberals. 

Only the top ten candidates, based on an average of five national polls, will be allowed to participate in the first Republican Primary debate on August 6. But by then there are likely to be 16 GOP candidates in the race. The Democrats won’'t need as much space for their first primary debate, to take place this fall.

As we head into summer, things are starting to heat up, and we'’re not just talking about the weather. The number of Republicans vying for their party’'s presidential nomination is growing each month, while many Democrats are hoping there are other candidates willing to step-up and challenge Hillary Clinton.

  Personal emails from Hillary, a public letter from Senate Republicans, speeches by possible candidates who may or may not be running for president, and Instagram photos posted by a House member, politicians are doing a lot of communicating lately. But what they are trying to say is often a mystery. 

 

  With the mid-term elections behind us, national political attention is now turned to the presidential election in 2016. But what takes place on the state and local level over the next year arguably has more of an affect on the day to day lives of people and businesses.

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