From the daily archives: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Portman, Not For President

On December 2, 2014 By

Well that ended quickly.

My dear Ohio, we will no longer have the presidential aspirations of Robert Jones Portman to speculate over. Mr. Portman gathered up his fedora out of the Grand Old Party ring Monday night and sauntered away from a bid for the high office of our land.

“I don’t think I can run for president and be an effective senator at the same time,” Portman said. “While I appreciate the encouragement I have received from many to run for president, my focus will remain on Ohio and running for re-election to the Senate in 2016.”

With the […]

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What a difference a year makes in the ongoing saga of how much the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is positively affecting the growth of monthly healthcare premiums. In 2015, 42 Ohio counties will either see zero growth or falling monthly healthcare exchange premiums compared to 2014, the first year of the rollout of the ACA in states in the federal exchange marketplace.

Kaiser Health News reported Monday that insurance competition has intensified in the second year of the health marketplaces, with new carriers offering the cheapest plan in many counties. KHN provided a chart […]

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Ohio is the quintessential swing state, its political hue such a deep purple you can almost hear a Smoke on the Water riff.

But for the second mid-term election in a row, a majority of the low numbers of voters who showed up have put the reigns of power into the hands of Republicans in all five statewide administrative office as well as both chambers of the General Assembly

The Ohio Democratic Party faced some tough losses in 2014 but can now take stock and re-emerge with renewed energy and a refined focus. In a series of interviews, Plunderbund is asking party leaders […]

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