Federal Healthcare Overhaul

Tea party activists and other Ohio conservatives opposed to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul will rally against it at one of House Speaker John Boehner's district offices.

The "Pull the Plug" rally against what they call "Obamacare" is planned this afternoon at the West Chester Republican's congressional district office in Troy.

Among those expected to participate is former Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, along with leaders of tea party, anti-abortion and other groups.

**Herman Cain suspended his campaign on Saturday.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A small-business group opposed to the health care overhaul is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entire law, not just the core requirement to buy health insurance or pay a penalty.

The National Federation of Independent Business is filing an appeal Wednesday of a portion of the ruling by the federal appeals court in Atlanta that struck down the individual insurance requirement.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's elections chief says a liberal policy group has no legal grounds for challenging his certification of a fall ballot measure that seeks to exempt the state from provisions in the federal health care overhaul.

In a response filed Tuesday to ProgressOhio's lawsuit, Secretary of State Jon Husted says it's improper for the group to challenge the signatures submitted to get the measure on the ballot. He questioned the group's contention that extra information was included on petitions.