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RALEIGH, N.C. -- A new poll by Public Policy Polling shows a rough ride ahead for the Republicans who hope that the road to the White House goes through Ohio.
The new numbers, released Wednesday, show President Obama leading all four of the remaining contenders for the GOP presidential nomination among Ohio general election voters. He leads the frontrunner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by seven points, 49%-42%, and Romney's closest rival, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, by an even wider margin of 12 points, 51%-39%.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three reports released Tuesday by the Alliance for American Manufacturing claim that more than 1.6 million jobs in the domestic auto-supply industry are at risk because of unfair trade practices by China.
"The auto industry is helping turn our economy around by reviving manufacturing facilities across the nation," says U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. "But, we're at risk of this progress being undercut if we allow China to continue cheating trade laws."
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Patriot Water Systems LLC and the city of Warren accused state officials Tuesday of interfering with its business by telling Patriot's customers it would cease operations by yesterday and by describing as "dangerous" waters related to Patriot discharged from Warren's wastewater treatment plant.
WASHNGTON -- U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Pat Toomey are among 44 co-sponsors of legislation that would approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The senators, 43 Republicans and one Democrat, claim authority to approve the pipeline under Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. On Jan. 18 President Obama announced it would deny the application for the pipeline, citing the "rushed and arbitrary deadline" insisted on by Republicans. The Obama Administration has earlier set a deadline for a decision on the pipeline past the 2012 elections.
WASHINGTON -- The president of the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers warns that FirstEnergy Corp.'s decision to shut down six coal-fired power plants due to stricter emission-control rules "should be viewed as the tip of the iceberg" and is calling on Congress to enact legislation to extend the deadlines involved. FirstEnergy announced last week that it would close six coal-fired plant later this year rather than upgrade the plants to comply with new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, or MATS, and other environmental regulations.