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Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address at Wells Academy/Steubenville High School in Steubenville, Ohio earlier this year.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address at Wells Academy/Steubenville High School in Steubenville, Ohio earlier this year.
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Does Ohio’s Republican governor John Kasich support of civil unions for same-sex couples? He told the Cleveland Plain Dealer “If people want to have civil unions and have some way to transfer their resources, I’m for that.” But within hours, Kasich’s spokesman said the governor didn’t mean civil unions when he said civil unions.

Don’t Call it an Earmark: Is Michele Bachmann guilty of asking for an earmark to expand a highway in her Minnesota district, something that the GOP frowns upon? Sure looks that way, but not to Rep. Bachmann.

Why are more and more Republicans supporting a path to citizenship for immigrants in this country illegally? Because being against it is a loser, politically. A new poll finds a majority of voters in both parties support a path to citizenship. Still, that hasn’t stopped Republican Senator Jeff Sessions from supporting a draconian anti-immigrant measure that would include a punitive tax code for immigrants who achieve legal status.

House Speaker John Boehner may have averted a government shutdown, but he’s pledging to keep the country teetering from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis. Boehner vows to take the country hostage again during the upcoming round of talks on the debt ceiling.

The New York Times examines the growing power held by women in the U.S. Senate.

Finally, check out Bloomberg’s report on the effort to stop Mitt Romney from winning the 2012 GOP nomination. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum were close to forming a “unity ticket”, but they couldn’t agree who would be the top dog on that ticket.

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