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National Briefing | Midwest: Ohio: Challenge to Irs Allowed

A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit by Tea Party groups to move forward against the Internal Revenue Service. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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U.S. justices revive challenge to Ohio election law on false statements

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived a challenge by two conservative groups that contend an Ohio law imposing fines for making knowingly false statements about political candidates violates their right to free speech. The court voted 9-0 that the lawsuit could go ahead even though the Ohio Elections […]

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National Briefing | Midwest: Ohio: Police Officers Charged in Deadly Chase

A grand jury on Friday indicted six police officers involved in a 2012 car chase that ended in the deaths of two unarmed people, was denounced by critics as a racially motivated execution and is part of a federal investigation Full News here – NYT > Politics

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As Fracking Booms In Ohio, Legislators Act Modestly To Address Public Safety Concerns

ProPublica’s Naveena Sadasivam Reports: Ohio annually processes thousands of tons of radioactive waste from hydraulic-fracturing, sending it through treatment facilities, injecting it into its old and unused gas wells and dumping it in landfills. Historically, the handling and disposal of that waste was barely regulated, with few requirements for how its potential contamination would be […]

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Troubled election board in Ohio under microscope

Ohio’s elections director will be taking a close look at one of the state’s largest counties, where a series of missteps and squabbling among election board members delayed voting results for hours in this past week’s primary. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Tea Party in Ohio Aims Lower on Ballot

Tea-party activists in Ohio, facing dim prospects of unseating Republican incumbents in Congress, have forged a new political strategy of picking fights farther down the ballot. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Supreme Court skeptical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

The case has attracted widespread attention, with both liberal and conservative groups saying the law tramples on the time-honored, if dubious, tradition of political mudslinging.  Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Ohio AG DeWine Defends And Questions False-Statements Law

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed both a brief defending the Ohio Elections Commission from a pair of conservative groups that argue the state law barring false political statements impinges on their free-speech rights and a separate brief calling into question the constitutionality of the false-statements law. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Judge stays most of ruling ordering Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages

Judge Timothy Black on Wednesday stayed his ruling ordering Ohio to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Labor Split Boosts Ohio Governor

Gov. John Kasich has earned such ire among unions that he is on a list of six Republican governors the AFL-CIO hopes to topple. But a group of laborers within the AFL-CIO’s ranks are considering backing his re-election bid. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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