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Until recently, former Ohio attorney general Richard Cordray had been stuck in political limbo for what seemed like an eternity, unable, by federal law, to even hint at his ambition to be Ohio's next governor.

The Grove City Democrat was serving as the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), with a six-year term that was to have expired in June 2018.

The “Hatch Act,” which prohibits most federal employees from engaging in partisan politics, kept Cordray quiet about his ambitions, even though everyone in Ohio knew he had them burning inside him.

The group created to reform how the Democratic National Committee selects its presidential nominee announced plans Saturday to slash the number of superdelegates by more than half — an effort it calls a "productive first step" for making the nomination process more open to the grass-roots wing of the party.

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Texas Democrat Al Green forced a House vote on the impeachment of President Trump on Wednesday, but a broad bipartisan majority voted down the effort.

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A long-awaited announcement will finally arrive on Tuesday, when former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Richard Cordray has scheduled an event to declare his candidacy for Ohio governor.

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Ohio's Democratic candidates for governor will hold their second debate on Monday night, in an event conspicuously lacking one declared and one soon-to-be candidate. The debate, co-hosted by ideastream at The City Club of Cleveland, begins at 7 p.m. You can stream the event below.

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We've sort of become accustomed to candidates meeting in debates and spending as much time ripping into each other as they do talking about their own ideas.

President Trump appears to be in the mood to make deals with Democrats — and Democrats see an opportunity to protect young immigrants.

On Wednesday, the president overruled leaders of his own party — and members of his own Cabinet — to back a plan pushed by Democrats to pair hurricane relief aid to a short-term hike in the debt ceiling along with a measure to keep the government funded until early December.

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Democratic congressional leaders announced Wednesday that they had reached a deal with President Trump in an Oval Office meeting to pass hurricane relief funding this week, along with measures to push off pressing fiscal deadlines to December — over the apparent objections of Republican leaders.

Ohio University Medicine

Democrats around the state are mourning the loss of longtime party leader Harry Meshel, known for his deep knowledge, his political savvy and his sharp tongue.

Zach Space

Former eastern Ohio Congressman Zack Space says he’s concerned about money’s influence on state policy and about gerrymandering. Space has announced he will be running for state auditor and will be joining the Democrats ticket for next fall.

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