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Ohio State Stocks Up With Several Top Linebackers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seeking reinforcements at several thin spots — principally linebacker and offensive line — Urban Meyer got pretty much what he wanted. The third-year Ohio State coach announced he had locked up 23 players on Wednesday, the first day for signing national...

Who’s Running For Statewide Office In Ohio

Here’s a look at how Ohio’s statewide ballot is shaping up for 2014, based on expected filings by Wednesday’s primary deadline. Capital letters denote incumbent candidates: GOVERNOR — JOHN KASICH & MARY TAYLOR (R) — Ed FitzGerald & Sharen Neuhardt (D) —...

Milbank: From Obamacare to the IRS scandal, Republicans are ignoring the facts

Sen. Marco Rubio was a day late and $8 billion short. As part of his political comeback since his lenient position on immigration antagonized the conservative base, the Florida Republican introduced the “Obamacare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act.” The idea, a back-door way to...

Dionne: Willful stupidity in the Obamacare debate

One of the best arguments for health-insurance reform is that our traditional employer-based system often locked people into jobs they wanted to leave but couldn’t because they feared they wouldn’t be able to get affordable coverage elsewhere. This worry was...

The stakes of Florida’s special election

CLEARWATER, Fla. Because it is this year’s first federal election, attention must be paid to the March 11 voting to fill a Florida congressional seat vacated by the death in October of Republican C.W. Bill Young, who served in Congress for 43 years. If Democrat Alex Sink...

Ignatius: After Snowden, a lesser Internet?

MUNICH Edward Snowden’s supporters have portrayed him as the champion of Internet freedom. But when senior European and U.S. experts privately discuss the future of cyberspace, their fear is that the Internet may be closing, post-Snowden, rather than opening. “We may be the...

Meyerson: Harold Meyerson: Henry Waxman, liberalism’s legislative genius

At first glance, the landmark legislation that Rep. Henry Waxman wrote and steered to enactment might seem little more than common sense. The Los Angeles Democrat, who announced last week that he’ll retire in December after 40 years in the House, was the primary force...

CVS snuff out tobacco, stops there

While CVS Caremark Corp. is removing tobacco in an effort to focus more on being a health care provider, don’t expect it or other companies with a similar focus to cut out other vices. CVS chief medical officer, Dr. Troyen Brennan, said the company has no plans to remove...

Editorial: Keystone report from State Dept. puts common sense back in the pipeline

ENVIRONMENTALISTS HAVE drawn a line in the sand on the Keystone XL pipeline. It’s the wrong line in the wrong sand, far away from any realistic assessment of the merits — as yet another government analysis has confirmed. It’s past time for President Obama to set aside...