Ohio Politics 

Our political team covers the goings on from the White House to the Statehouse.

Do you think people seeking unemployment benefits should be drug tested

  • 10:27 am Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by Staff Writer

An effort is underway to expand the number of  unemployment benefit applicants who need drug tested

The Associated Press is reporting that the Senate sent President Donald Trump a plan to make the change and the White House says Trump will sign it.

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Here’s the full story from the AP: http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/national-govt–politics/congress-sends-trump-drug-test-measure-for-unemployed/39AFCau7JMyCijBOk0DRZM/?ecmp=daytondaily_social_twitter_2014_politics_sfp

Clinton wins popular vote by 2.9 million: Should we keep Electoral College?

  • 6:05 pm Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 by Staff Writer

By Lisa Lerer
Associated Press

Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate.

Certified results in all 50 states and the District of Columbia show Clinton winning nearly 65,844,610 million votes — 48 percent — to Trump’s 62,979,636 million votes, or 46 percent.

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Clinton is the fifth presidential candidate in American history to win the popular vote and lose the Electoral College. Democrat Al Gore, the only other presidential candidate this century to come up short in the Electoral College but claim a popular [More]

Take our poll: Should Trump administration pursue charges against Hillary Clinton?

  • 11:22 am Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 by Staff Writer

By Laurie Kellman

Associated Press

President-elect Donald Trump “doesn’t wish to pursue” further investigations into Hillary Clinton‘s email practices, a top adviser said Tuesday, a turnaround from all the campaign rallies when Trump roused supporters to chants of “lock her up.”

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“I think Hillary Clinton still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don’t find her to be honest or trustworthy, but if Donald Trump can help her heal then perhaps that’s a good thing,” Kellyanne Conway said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

That comes after months of Trump nicknaming his Democratic rival “Crooked Hillary,” questioning whether the [More]

New poll says it’s tied in Ohio: Who would you vote for

  • 9:03 pm Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Staff Writer

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The poll of 500 likely voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent. The two polls show the presidential race in Ohio is extremely close.

But the poll indicates Trump is losing ground among independent voters. In last month’s poll, Trump held a 27-point advantage among independents compared to a smaller 6-point lead in the new poll.

“If Clinton takes the lead among independents, she wins Ohio,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Research Center in Boston.

The poll also showed Republican Sen. Rob Portman leading 46-to-31 percent over former Democratic governor Ted Strickland.

Take our poll: Who won the debate?

  • 9:20 pm Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are debating tonight for the last time.

Election Day is less than 20 days away. Here’s a look at some of the comments on Twitter about tonight’s debate.

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Take our poll: Who won the debate, Clinton or Trump?

  • 9:39 pm Sunday, October 9th, 2016 by Staff Writer

The tone of the debate Sunday was a lot different than the first one.

From the controversial sexual related comments Donald Trump made caught on tape to Hillary Clinton saying Trump is unfit to be president, the debate quickly turned into a lot of attacks.

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Here’s a look at some of the comments on Twitter about the debate tonight.