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Senator Rob Portman (R)
Washington, DC: Phone: 202-224-3353.
Columbus Office: Phone: 614-469-6774

Senator Sherrod Brown (D)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-2315
Columbus Office: (614) 469-2083

Rep. Steve Stivers, (R)
Washington, DC Office: 202-225-2015
Lancaster Office: (740) 654-2654
123 South Broad Street Suite 235 Lancaster, OH 43130

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Gregory Russell

Lancaster City Mayor

Bruce McAtee

Lancaster President of City Council

Amber Bobbitt

Lancaster City Council at Large

Rudy A. Touvell

Lancaster City Council at Large

Jerry Woodgeard

Lancaster City Council at Large

Melody Arent Bobbitt

Lancaster City Council Ward 1

Harry E. Hiles

Lancaster City Council Ward 5

Tony Barletta

Pickerington City Council at Large

Melissa Wilde

Violet Township Trustee


Annual Fall Dinner
2017 Fairfield County Democratic Party Annual Fall Dinner Keynote Speaker David A. Pepper Ohio Democratic Party Chairman
Event Details  ·  Sep 19, 2017

Executive Committee Meeting
Our next meeting of the executive committee of the Fairfield County Democrats is Thursday September 21 at 7PM. Meeting is at Headquarters, 118N. Columbus st. in Lancaster.
Event Details  ·  Sep 21, 2017

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In the Trump era, hate crimes rose in 2016 and are on track to rise again this year
A new report on hate and extremism confirms what we already knew: hate crimes are up in the United States, in part due to the current resident of the White House. This is the first time in more than 10 years that there have been consecutive yearly increases in hate crimes. And sadly, it...
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Ryan, Trump kill bipartisan health effort, force vote on reckless GOP healthcare repeal bill instead
The White House and House Speaker Paul Ryan didn't want a bipartisan health care effort interfering with their last-ditch push to strip health care coverage from millions of Americans, so they blackballed it. Politico writes: House Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House have informed Senate...
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'This is not the American Way': NAACP sues Trump over decision to end DACA
The historic civil rights organization NAACP has joined in the legal action against Donald Trump over his cowardly decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, “alleging that Trump violated due process, the equal protection clause and regular administrative...
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The Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill Doesn’t Include Opioid Funding Once Deemed Critical
GOP leadership had previously set aside $45 billion in additional funds to fight the epidemic. Now it’s gone. But Republicans may back the bill anyway.
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Sorry, Chipotle, People Think Your New Queso Is Gross And 'A Crime Against Cheese'
‘I paid $5 for the worst "queso" I've ever eaten. The police are on their way, Chipotle.’
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The Intercept Discloses Top-Secret NSA Document on Russia Hacking Aimed at US Voting System
On Monday, the Intercept published a classified internal NSA document noting that Russian military intelligence mounted an operation to hack at least one US voting software supplier—which provided software related to voter registration files—in the months prior to last year's...
News Item  ·  Mother Jones Politics  ·  Jun 5, 2017_  right

Trump's Tweets Threaten His Travel Ban's Chances in Court
President Donald Trump began the week with a barrage of early-morning tweets blasting the courts for blocking his travel ban executive order. But in doing so, he may have just made it more likely that the courts will keep blocking the ban. People, the lawyers and the courts can call it...
News Item  ·  Mother Jones Politics  ·  Jun 5, 2017_  right

Let The Sunshine In: The Public’s Right To Know Is Fundamental To Our Republic
I never get tired of quoting James Madison’s line that “knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power that knowledge gives.” This quote is at the heart of what the “American Experiment”...
News Item  ·  Plunderbund  ·  Sep 18, 2017_  right

The Angle: Rocket Man Edition
Us versus them: Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations today was self-serving and nationalistic (of course), and, beneath a veneer of tolerance for other nations' sovereignty, adopted a threatening posture toward the rest of the world. Fred Kaplan didn't like it.
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There Was Another Earthquake in Mexico. Is the World Ending?
The past month has been a mind-bending litany of natural disasters. First, Hurricane Harvey swamped Houston. Then Mexico experienced a massive earthquake, an 8.2 magnitude shock to the southern state of Chiapas (the quake primarily happened in the Pacific, which limited damage). Simultaneously,...
News Item  ·  Slate  ·  Sep 19, 2017_  right

Clinton won't rule out questioning legitimacy of election
Hillary Clinton said she wouldn't rule out challenging the legitimacy of the 2016 election if Russian interference turned out to be deeper than previously thought.
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New GOP ObamaCare repeal bill gains momentum
A last-ditch effort by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace ObamaCare is gaining steam, suggesting lawmakers could face another vote on ending the former president's signature law later this month.Supporters do...
News Item  ·  The Hill  ·  Sep 18, 2017_  right

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