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Green Party candidate Bob Fitrakis is campaigning for Congress in 2012 in Ohio's newly created 3rd District, six years after making an unsuccessful bid for governor as an independent candidate supported by the Green Party.
He previously ran for Congress in 1992 as the Democratic candidate in the state's 12th District but lost to Rep. John Kasich, the Republican who went on to become Ohio's governor in 2011.
Fitrakis says that if elected he would introduce an amendment to make voting a constitutional right, and he would call for officials to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, which significantly eases political spending restrictions on corporations and unions, giving way to the so-called super PACs that have raised millions for ad attacks on candidates.
Some of the GOP's most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year's midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within a party trying to capture the Senate and then the White House.
As the president tries to promote his health-care law, he is grilled on immigration issues.
A 30-year-old cop killing in Philadelphia is haunting the nominee to run DOJ's Civil Rights Division.
Rep. Paul Ryan is releasing a report offering a preview and a critique of current anti-poverty programs.
So much data, so many interesting anecdotes. Here are a few.
Dozens of lawmakers donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity in response to the impasse.
For humanity's sake.
Nobody quietly working on several proposals has given up. So what are they working on? Will it ever earn a vote in the House?
Speaker's attempt to place burden on White House reveals opposition from hardline GOP members on reform.
Two popular options are tying any extension to the Keystone XL pipeline or the health-care law's risk corridors.
PROJECT: Wilson Andrews, Jason Bartz, Ryan Kellett, Katie Parker, Leslie Passante and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 8, 2012.
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