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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 11, 2021 6:29 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Capitol riots could lead to America’s rebound if we embrace facts and listen Akron Beacon Journal Jan. 10 What happens next? Will the insurrection at the United States Capitol Wednesday that left five dead and our elected leaders...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, to announce key administration posts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Democratic wins could strengthen Biden's legislative push

Jan. 9, 2021 1:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden's victory in November was tempered by concerns that he would face Republican opposition in the Senate that could stymie him at every turn. Those worries eased this past week when Democrats swept two Senate special elections in Georgia, giving the party control of...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo, an image of veteran Constance

Beyond COVID-19: Politics, legal news grabbed 2020 headlines

Dec. 28, 2020 9:02 AM EST

Massachusetts’ biggest story of 2020 involved something so tiny it required an electron microscope to view. The coronavirus pandemic hit the Bay State hard, killing nearly 12,000 — the nation's ninth-highest death toll — and ravaging communities of color and long-term care facilities. Nearly...

Congress approves bill to train prospective fishermen

Dec. 22, 2020 6:26 PM EST

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A bill to establish the nation's first ever federal program to train prospective commercial fishermen has passed Congress and awaits approval by the White House. The Young Fishermen's Development Act was passed unanimously by both the U.S. House and Senate, the Sitka Sentinel reported ...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo, an image of veteran Constance

Beyond COVID-19: Politics, legal news grabbed 2020 headlines

Dec. 21, 2020 9:23 AM EST

Massachusetts’ biggest story of 2020 involved something so tiny it required an electron microscope to view. The coronavirus pandemic hit the Bay State hard, killing more than 11,000 — the nation's ninth-highest death toll — and ravaging communities of color and long-term care facilities....

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is seen at the U.S. Capitol at night after negotiators sealed a deal for COVID relief Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Washington. Top Capitol Hill negotiators sealed a deal Sunday on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package, finally delivering long-overdue help to businesses and individuals and providing money to deliver vaccines to a nation eager for them. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana.

Congress seals agreement on $900 billion COVID relief bill

Dec. 20, 2020 10:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Capitol Hill negotiators sealed a deal Sunday on a $900 billion COVID-19 economic relief package, finally delivering long-overdue help to businesses and individuals and providing money to deliver vaccines to a nation eager for them. The agreement, announced by congressional leaders,...

In this Dec. 15, 2029, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks past reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Fight over Fed powers stalls $900 billion aid plan

Dec. 19, 2020 8:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An arcane battle over emergency Federal Reserve powers foiled efforts on Saturday to lock down an agreement on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package. The deadlock was just the latest stumble in a partisan, months-long fight over pandemic relief and the lack of progress is...

This combination photo shows Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at the 110th NAACP National Convention on July 24, 2019, in Detroit and the cover of her book

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's book 'Persist' to come out in April

Dec. 16, 2020 6:34 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a book coming out about six key experiences and perspectives. The title should be familiar to those who have followed the Massachusetts Democrat's career: “Persist.” Henry Holt and Company announced Wednesday that “Persist,” which the...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden, right, listens to Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, left, his choice to be housing and urban development secretary, during an event to announce several positions in the Biden administration at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Biden's challenge: Building Cabinet that meets all his goals

Dec. 13, 2020 8:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after President-elect Joe Biden’s victory last month, Cabinet hopeful Marcia Fudge pointedly noted that Black people are often typecast into positions such as housing secretary. On Friday, Biden announced Fudge, a prominent Black congresswoman from Ohio, was his nominee for...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky talks during a news conference Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington/Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

New White House offer adds $600 checks to COVID-19 relief

Dec. 8, 2020 8:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration dove back into Capitol Hill's confusing COVID-19 negotiations on Tuesday, offering a $916 billion package to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would send a $600 direct payment to most Americans — but eliminate a $300 per week employment benefit favored by a...