Supporters packed a high school gymnasium to see President Trump on August 4, 2018.
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The Republican National Committee is putting a college twist on its grassroots voter registration efforts, seeking to mobilize President Donald Trump's supporters. And they’re starting in Ohio.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Feb 12, 2018
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The Ohio House of Representatives has approved a plan to that will create new guidelines on how Ohio's Congressional map is drawn. The plan was passed by the Senate unanimously, and the issue will come before voters in May. 

Also, we'll take a look at Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's endorsement from the Republican Party, who was selected over Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor.

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Feb 8, 2018
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On Wednesday, Senate leaders reached a spending deal that would add billions of dollars to defense and domestics programs.

The deal now goes to the House of Representatives, where Democrats will demand action on the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals Program, or DACA. They have until Thursday night to approve the budget and avoid another government shutdown.

We take a look at these issues and more with the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin. 

Politics with Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Dec 21, 2017
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On Wednesday, the House of Representatives gave final to the unified GOP tax reform bill, a legislative victory for Republican leadership and the Trump Administration.

Congress still has its work cut out for it before the Christmas holiday with a deadline to extend federal funding and avoid a partial government shutdown looming at the end of Friday.

We take a look at these issues and more with the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin. 

When West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice stood next to President Trump during a campaign rally in Huntington, W.Va., on Thursday to announce that he was switching parties and becoming a Republican, it was a historic moment for the GOP.

The White House says the fight over health care is not over, but on Capitol Hill, Republicans are ready to move on.

"The president isn't giving up on health care and neither should the Senate," Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney declared on CNN on Wednesday.

On the Senate floor that same morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky, was already focused elsewhere.

The Future of the GOP

Mar 29, 2017
House Speaker Paul Ryan meets with the President and Vice Presidents-elect, Donald Trump and Gov. Mike Pence on Capitol Hill on Nov. 10, 2016.
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After failing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Republicans are contending with fractures in their party despite having majorities in the House and Senate and control of the White House. Today we'll discuss the future of the GOP and whether or not they will be able to unite under President Donald Trump.


GOP Healthcare Bill

Mar 28, 2017
Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
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The GOP failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with their own healthcare bill last week. Today we'll discuss what this means for the future of healthcare in Ohio and across the U.S., and whether or not this means an Obamacare repeal is off the table.


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House Republicans scrapped a vote on their health care replacement plan on Friday after defections from both the right and center that made it clear the bill would not pass.

"Obamacare is the law of the land. It is going to remain the law of the land," House Speaker Paul Ryan admitted shortly after he pulled the bill. "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future. I don't know how long it's going to take us to replace this law."

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Mar 13, 2017
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Congressional republicans unveiled their replacement for the Affordable Care Act on Monday. The bill faced backlash from both democrats and republicans, but despite opposition from doctors and consumer groups it claimed a large victory on Thursday by clearing two panels . Today we'll discuss this and the latest in state and national news with a panel of reporters.

We tracked the action on Capitol Hill Wednesday as two House committees — Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce, reviewed and amended the American Health Care Act. (It's the GOP plan to replace The Affordable Care Act.) Check in with us Thursday for more on the health law overhaul, including a live Tweetchat answering questions about the overhaul proposal, #ACAchat, from 12-1 pm ET.

House Speaker Paul Ryan from Wisconsin has been complaining about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) for so long that his list of grievances sounds like a refrain of some pop song.

"Obamacare is collapsing," he said on Feb. 28. "The Democrats got too far ahead on their ideology and they gave us a system where government runs health care. They gave us a system where costs went up, not down. They gave us a system where choices went away. They gave us a system where people lost the plans they liked, they chose."

After years of waiting, it's finally here.

House Republicans are debating a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act that would give consumers tax credits to buy insurance, cut back on Medicaid and allow people to save their own money to pay for health care costs.

The outline plan is likely to take away some of the financial help low-income families get through Obamacare subsidies, and also result in fewer people being covered under the Medicaid health care program for the poor.

Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

Jan 12, 2017
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The biggest item on the agenda for Republicans in Congress and President-elect Donald Trump is repealing the Affordable Care Act. However, many are uncertain what a replacement would look like or if there will be even be an immediate replacement. Today we'll discuss what challenges Congress and Trump may face when repealing and replacing Obamacare.