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PoliticsOhio is a wrap-up of the week's important political news in the state. Each Friday during All Things Considered, the WYSO news department talks with political reporters and experts from across Ohio about local and statewide news.

The Republican bill that was to begin the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was pulled from a congressional vote on Friday. The bill did not have the support it needed to pass. In this week’s PoliticsOhio, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke to Karen Kasler of the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau on where some Ohio legislators fell on the issue.

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has signed more than two dozen executive orders. Some have provoked mass protests across the United States — including Trump’s order on immigration. With so much talk about executive orders in the news we thought it was a good opportunity to ask -- what are executive orders anyway, and how do they work? WYSOs Jerry Kenney spoke with University of Dayton Assistant Professor of Political Science Christopher Devine, who says presidential executive orders are often misunderstood.

With just one week under his belt as president, Donald Trump has issued several executive orders regarding immigration - one designed to kick-start the building of a wall between the U.S. / Mexican border. The other would limit immigration from countries with known terrorist ties. In this week's Politics Ohio, WYSO's Jerry Kenney speaks with Glen Duerr, assistant professor of international studies at Cedarville University to discuss local impact.

Today, President Donald Trump was officially sworn-in as the nation's 45th President. On this episode of Politics Ohio, we speak with Wright State Assistant Political Science Professor, Dr. Lee Hannah about the transition of power from President Barack Obama to Trump.

We'll also get his take on what Trump's historic win in Montgomery County last November could tell us about what we may see in four years.

  

 

 

Veteran Washington journalist - Sid Davis - has witnessed many of the most pivotal events in recent American political history -- including the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and the swearing into office of Lyndon Johnson on Air Force One immediately after.

 

For this week's Politics Ohio, WYSO’s Jerry Kenney spoke with David Pepper, Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. Pepper says -- despite devastating losses in November's elections -- for Democrats, there could be a silver lining to Donald Trump's victory.

PoliticsOhio is a wrap-up of the week's important political news in the state. Each Friday during All Things Considered, the WYSO news department talks with political reporters and experts from across Ohio about local and statewide news.

The 2016 election season has officially come to a close. In today’s Politics Ohio WYSO’s Jerry Kenney speaks with Secretary of State Jon Husted about fears of voter fraud that never materialized and new developments in voter registration.

 

Ohio Governor John Kasich Tuesday took action on two bills restricting abortion in the state.

One measure, known as the heartbeat bill, would have banned abortions at a fetus' first detectable heartbeat, which could come as early as six weeks for some women, who may not yet realize they are pregnant.

The governor vetoed that bill, saying it would never survive a court challenge and would cost taxpayers thousands of dollars.

On this episode of Politics Ohio, we take a look at some of the ballot measures and races Miami Valley voters will decide on Election Day. To learn more about the issues that are important to the Miami Valley this election, check out the Election 2016 page of our website.

PoliticsOhio is a wrap-up of the week's important political news in the state. Each Friday during All Things Considered, the WYSO news department talks with political reporters and experts from across Ohio about local and statewide news.

The two major party candidates - Trump and Clinton - have dominated the daily news cycle since receiving their party's nominations in July. This week we spoke with Dan Zink, development coordinator for the Ohio Libertarian Party in Montgomery County about their presidential hopeful, Gary Johnson.

 

 

 

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