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A bill that would expand Veterans Administration benefits for about 90,000 people who served in Vietnam is being applauded by area vets.

The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday the list of presidential candidates who will take the stage at the first primary debates, on June 26 and 27.

To accommodate the massive field of candidates, the debates will be spread over two nights, with 10 candidates taking the stage for each two-hour debate.

Here are the candidates who the DNC said have made the cut, in alphabetical order:

  • Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden*
  • New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker*

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, speaks at the Heartland Forum on the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, Saturday, March 30, 2019.
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In a public change of opinion, U.S. Representative and Democratic presidential candidate Tim Ryan is calling for the start of impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

The mayor of Lordstown says his village is still waiting to learn whether GM will sell its idle auto plant to electric truck maker Workhorse.

Mayor Arno Hill said he met with GM and Workhorse officials in Columbus earlier this month. But he still has questions, such as who would invest in the plant and whether the company would ask for incentives.

“Right now, we’re just in the wait-and-see mode,” Hill said. “Ideally we’d like to get another General Motors product, so people don’t have to move out of town. But if that doesn’t happen, get us some answers.”

Congressman Tim Ryan talks to boxing legend and Youngstown native Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini at Ryan's first presidential campaign rally held in downtown Youngstown. Ryan joked he would hire Mancini as his White House secretary.
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U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, who represents Akron and the Youngstown area, is running for president, but to say he’s a dark horse might be an understatement.

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With nearly 20 candidates now vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says he’s comfortable with his decision not to join the race.

Congressman Tim Ryan talks to boxing legend and Youngstown native Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini at Ryan's first presidential campaign rally held in downtown Youngstown. Ryan joked he would hire Mancini as his White House secretary.
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Tim Ryan rallied voters in his hometown over the weekend, garnering support for his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign. The nine-term Congressman spoke before an enthusiastic crowd in downtown Youngstown on West Federal Street, which was closed off for the event.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Apr 8, 2019
The Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus.
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Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan last week announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.

He joins a long and diverse list of Democrats seeking the nomination. 

Today on All Sides, Tim Ryan’s chances for the oval office and more on our weekly Reporter Roundtable. 

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan is the latest Democrat to join the growing field seeking the 2020 presidential nomination.

Ryan announced his intentions on ABC's The View on Thursday, telling the panel that he is running to be a champion for manufacturing in a country that has been fractured by trade and outsourcing.

"I understand that legacy of job loss. ... I understand where we need to go. The country's so divided right now that we can't get a plan together. The first thing we ought to do is unify," Ryan said.

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, speaks at the Heartland Forum on the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, Saturday, March 30, 2019.
Nati Harnik / Associated Press

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Niles) is running for president.

Youngstown-area U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan takes a selfie with a delegate at the 2016 Democratic Party Convention.
Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Youngstown) visited Akron on Monday to speak to Akron Press Club, and brought with him some stark warnings about the state of America.

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Ohio’s congressional delegation is concerned that money designated for military projects here could be diverted to the border wall if President Trump’s national emergency declaration stands.

Updated at 5:27 p.m. ET

The Democrats organizing an effort to block Nancy Pelosi from retaking the House speaker's gavel have finally gone public.

Eleven House Democrats and five incoming freshmen have signed a letter promising to vote against Pelosi in Democrats' internal caucus leadership vote as well as on the House floor in January.

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, speaks during the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is ramping up his opposition to Nancy Pelosi as the next House speaker as Democrats prepare to formally retake the chamber in January.

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Ohio’s Rep. Tim Ryan is sponsoring legislation in Congress to increase funding for urban blight cleanup across the country. Ryan, a Democrat, introduced the bill on Tuesday along with Republican William McKinley of West Virginia.

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