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Fox's Huckabee openly backs vote suppression

Mike Huckabee, former Republican governor of Arkansas and currently a Fox News host, has brought his party's voter suppression efforts completely out of the closet.

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“Occupy Cleveland” wins wide community support

The Cleveland AFL-CIO gave the Occupy Wall Street movement a warm welcome of solidarity.

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Youngstown says vote no on anti-union legislation

A few hundred union members and community residents gathered at Youngstown State University in a kickoff rally to gather support for  the statewide campaign to defeat Issue Number 2 on the Ohio ballot.

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Unions and allies block voter suppression in at least two states

The labor-backed group, Fair Elections Ohio, has submitted almost 320,000 signatures to place the reversal of the state's new voter suppression law on the ballot. This puts the law's provisions on hold for the 2011 and 2012 election cycles.

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Activists rally outside Ohio Governor Kasich’s energy summit

Environmental activists rallied outside the Ohio State University Student Union, where Republican Gov. John Kasich held an energy summit.

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Red X's protest GOP move to slash transit funding

Seated in her power wheelchair in front of a bus with a large red X painted on its side, Donna Prease called for blocking massive cuts to public transit.

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Ohio Republican forced to retract voter supression threat

Facing calls by area members of Congress for a Justice Department investigation, Secretary of State John Husted retracted a threat not to process mail ballot applications sent to voters by the  Cuyahoga County government.

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Kasich budget escalates class warfare

Ohio Gov. John Kasich escalated his radical program of open class warfare last week with his new two-year budget.

Banquet speakers see politics behind Islamophobia

Corey Saylor, National Government Affairs Director, described CAIR as being at the forefront of the defense of civil liberties for all Americans.

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Rebellion grows against Kasich

With a petition drive to repeal his union-busting law in full swing, Ohio Gov. John Kasich faces growing isolation and sharply declining support.

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