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Alleged Leaker Nominated for Nobel
Some U.S. progressives are supporting a move by Icelandic politicians to nominate alleged WikiLeaks collaborator Bradley Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize.Manning was nominated for the prestigious prize by The Movement of Icelandic Parliament, a group...
Posted: 2/9/2012 1:00 AM
Duke Reaches Standstill with City in Streetcar Talks
Duke Energy's approval and cooperation was considered to be essential in advancing the highly anticipated Cincinnati streetcar project, and Wednesday the company announced it isn't willing to cooperate. In a letter to Mayor Mark Mallory dated Feb. 8,...
Posted: 2/9/2012 1:00 AM
Morning News and Stuff
If you care about politics, no doubt you’ve heard by now that birth control opponent Rick Santorum scored upset victories Tuesday in the Colorado and Minnesota caucuses and Missouri’s non-binding primary. No delegates were awarded in any of the races,...
Posted: 2/8/2012 1:00 AM
Kasich Being Kasich
Ohio Gov. John Kasich yesterday delivered his second “State of the State” speech, a reportedly hilarious mockery of political tradition that ranged from harmlessly wacky to straight-up sexist, while making a pit stop in the “Parkinson’s disease is funny”...
Posted: 2/8/2012 1:00 AM
Hunter, Dems Prevail in Disputed Election
Nearly 15 months after the disputed election, a federal judge ruled today that Hamilton County elections officials must count all provisional ballots cast in a 2010 juvenile court judge race.U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott said that the Board of Elections...
Posted: 2/8/2012 1:00 AM
Hunter, Dems Prevail in Election Lawsuit
Nearly 15 months after the disputed election, a federal judge ruled today that Hamilton County elections officials must count roughly 300 provisional ballots cast in a 2010 Juvenile Court judge race.U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott said that the Board...
Posted: 2/8/2012 1:00 AM
A Greener Cincinnati? Energy Aggregation Explained
The Cincinnati City Council met on Monday to discuss the energy aggregation policy for the city, which, if implemented, could mean big changes in the way residents’ homes are powered. In the meeting, Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls introduced a motion outlining...
Posted: 2/8/2012 1:00 AM
Morning News and Stuff
Even though he has criticized super PACs in the past, President Obama has decided he will allow a pro-Democratic one to assist him in his reelection bid. Priorities USA Action, a super PAC founded by two former White House aides, will help Obama counter...
Posted: 2/7/2012 1:00 AM
Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional
In a long-awaited decision, a federal appeals court today declared that California's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that a lower court judge correctly interpreted the U.S. Constitution and...
Posted: 2/7/2012 1:00 AM
Handel Resigns from Breast Cancer Charity
The anti-abortion politician who urged Susan G. Komen for the Cure to pull its funding from Planned Parenthood has resigned from the charity.Karen Handel, who was Komen’s vice president of public policy, submitted her resignation letter today, the Associated...
Posted: 2/7/2012 1:00 AM
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