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7:02 am
Fri December 7, 2012

GOP Wins Tight Ohio House Race

Democrats have lost a tight Ohio House race in Cuyahoga County, narrowing the minority party's chances of controlling 40 seats in the next legislative session.

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11:00 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Ohio Congresswoman To Lead Black Caucus

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge of Ohio has been elected to lead the Congressional Black Caucus.

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7:04 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Counting Provisional Ballots

County boards of elections will be starting the process of counting provisional ballots this weekend.

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7:02 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Defeated Republican Justice Won't Seek Open Spot

A justice bounced from the bench by voters last week won’t try to stay on the court, even though a vacancy is opening up.

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9:39 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Reports: Pelosi Wants To Remain Democratic Leader In House

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 10:31 am

Update at 10:25 a.m. ET. Pelosi Confirms:

Saying that she wants to work on "empowering women .... growing the economy ... [and] a healthy political climate," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California just confirmed that she intends to remain as leader of the Democratic caucus in the House.

Pelosi, who was first elected to Congress in 1987, is the only woman to have served as speaker of the House (from 2007 to 2011).

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8:52 am
Wed November 14, 2012

A Week Later, Pollster Says: 'I Was Drinking That Republican Kool-Aid'

Spectators react to Mitt Romney's concession speech early Nov. 7 in Boston. President Obama won virtually every swing state and comfortably won the electoral vote despite some polls projecting a Romney victory.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 9:02 am

If voters were surprised to watch TV networks call the election for President Obama over Republican Mitt Romney minutes after polls closed in California last week, perhaps it was because of earlier statements like these:

--"Romney has pretty much nailed down Florida."

--"I think in places like North Carolina, Virginia and Florida, we've already painted those red, we're not polling any of those states again."

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6:44 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

State Lawmaker Discusses "Triple Flipper" Status

In 1992, Ohio voters put term limits into the state constitution for state legislators.

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9:21 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Changing Judicial Election System?

Ohioans elect judges on all levels. But there may be a renewed push to change that system.

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9:18 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Husted Says Stop Exaggerating Voting Problems

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is telling Democrats and Republicans to stop exaggerating problems with the election process and rules.

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9:26 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Dems Look To Oust Kasich

At their election night party, Ohio Democrats began thinking about the next campaign.

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9:23 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Dems Say Issue 2 Will Be Back

Backers of a defeated ballot proposal to revise Ohio's redistricting process say the state's political map, not the voters, determined Tuesday's congressional and legislative races.

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7:48 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Voters Approve Majority Of School Issues

Ohio voters Tuesday approved more than half of the proposed school funding measures.

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7:13 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

What does continued GOP control of General Assembly mean for tax cuts

Democrats may have won the presidential race and a US Senate contest in Ohio... but voters here also decided to keep Republicans in firm control of the Ohio House and senate.  What is the GOP majority likely to do with that continued hold on power?  And can the minority Democrats do much to influence them?  Those are the questions that statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has been asking.

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1:18 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Voter Turnout In Ohio Lower Than 2004, 2008

Ohio officials say the voter turnout for Tuesday's election was just more than 68 percent.

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1:14 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Mixed Results For School Levies

School officials in Cleveland, Akron, Cincinnati and Youngstown saw their levies pass on Election Day. But school issues were more of a mixed bag in Franklin County.

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1:07 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Brown Defeats Mandel In Expensive Race

Democrats will continue to control the U.S. senate next year, and one big reason is – the re-election victory of incumbent Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown.

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8:29 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Obama's Win Powered By Organization, If Not Ideas

Martha Nunez, 53, of the Bronx, reacts to President Obama's victory Tuesday.
John Minchillo AP

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 11:54 pm

The euphoria of Barack Obama's supporters on election night four years ago was replaced Tuesday by relief, as the incumbent president won a second term over Republican Mitt Romney in an effort powered more by organization than by ideas.

To retain the White House, Obama managed to overcome the handicap of an economy just finding its footing after a devastating recession, and an unemployment rate higher than it's been under any president seeking re-election since Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression.

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7:17 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Obama Wins With Help From Ohio

President Barack Obama won re-election to a second term last night. Ohioans elected Obama over Republican Mitt Romney by a two-point margin.

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6:59 am
Wed November 7, 2012

World Reacts To Obama's Reelection

Sarah Hussein Obama, grandmother to President Obama, celebrates his re-election in his ancestral home village of Kogelo, Kenya.
Thomas Mukoya Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 7:37 am

Once the news of President Obama's reelection spread, the congratulations started raining in.

NPR's Philip Reeves reports that one of the first messages came from British Prime Minister David Cameron.

"Above all congratulations to Barack Obama," Cameron said during a trip to Jordan. "I enjoy working with him, I think he is a very successful American president and I look forward to working with him in the future."

Correspondent Terri Schultz reports from Brussels that some leaders congratulated Obama through Twitter.

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5:54 am
Wed November 7, 2012

For The Record: Final Numbers From Florida, Ohio, Virginia

The Florida election landscape.
Google

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 9:03 am

It's refrain that will take you back to 2000: For NPR, Florida is still too close to call.

The big difference is that President Obama has enough of an electoral cushion that it would not affect the outcome of the elections.

Still, for record, here are the latest numbers from Florida, Ohio and Virginia, three states that gave pollsters headaches yesterday.

We'll start with Florida:

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