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AP Was There: The 1993 uprising at Lucasville, Ohio, prison
EDITOR'S NOTE — On April 11, 1993, Easter Sunday, about 450 prisoners in Cellblock L at the maximum-security Southern Ohio Correctional Facility started a riot that would become one of the longest in U.S. history. Over 11 days, nine inmates and a prison guard died. Among contributing factors was a
Rob Portman Learned He Was Not Picked from Mitt Romney Himself
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sen. Rob Portman, R- Ohio, has been saying for months his plan for the coming year is to stay in the United States Senate. Friday night, it became clear that likely will be the case. That’s when Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called...
Money Can't Buy Mitt Love (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) Mitt Romney’s out-raising and out-spending the competition, but he still can’t lock down the nomination. Romney took in $6.5 million in January, but plowed through roughly $19 million on the first four primary and caucus states ...
U.S. Senate: No Place for Old Moderates
ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf reports: The middle is an important place in American politics. Be they moderate, independent or simply uninterested and ignorant of what’s going on in politics, voters in the middle decide Presidential elections. And whoever controls...
The Note: Governors In The Spotlight: Wisconsin Debate Comes To Washington
Though events around the world and here at home (see, for example, Libya, rising gas prices and the threat of a government shutdown) loomed large over Washington all week, the last few days have also become a seminal moment for the nation’s governors.
The Note: Repeal, Then What?
Republicans in the House of Representatives are set to vote today to repeal the Obama Administration-backed health care reform law, an effort that, for the time being, is likely to be largely symbolic.
Retirement Planning Tough To Do In Congress
ABC New's Amy Walters reports: Way back in late 2008 and 2009 – back when Barack Obama was riding high in the polls and there was talk of an “endangered” Republican party, there was a similar rush to the exits...
Lame-Duck Senate Votes to Ratify START
ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe reports: The Senate today voted to ratify the START nuclear pact with Russia, handing President Obama and Democrats their latest big win in a lame-duck session that has been full of them. The 71-26 vote was...
The Note: White House Ready For A Victory Lap
As the Senate prepares today for a final vote on the START arms reduction treaty with Russia, which looks likely to be ratified with the help of 11 Republican senators, the White House appears ready to take a bow.
Don't Get Used to a Productive Congress
ABC News’ Amy Walter reports: Not everybody in Congress is happy with what’s shaping up to be the most substantive lame duck session in recent history. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) blasted his fellow Republicans in a Fox News radio...