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With a self-imposed Sunday deadline quickly approaching, the Trump administration finished negotiations with Canada to agree to a trade deal to supplant NAFTA.

The trade agreement will no longer be known as the North American Free Trade Agreement, instead being labelled the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

"Throughout the campaign I promised to renegotiate NAFTA," President Donald Trump said. "We have kept that promise."

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The bitter fight over Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court has overshadowed other recent political news, including President Trump's address to the United Nations, a possible second U.S.-North Korea summit and the fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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President Trump is addressing the United Nations General Assembly. Watch his remarks live starting at around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, September 25.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says the White House needs to use a lie detector test to find out who wrote an anonymous op-ed published in the New York Times this week.

The op-ed is purportedly written by a senior official in President Trump’s administration who claims to be a part of an internal resistance effort actively working to block the president’s most extreme policies and instincts.

Results in state primary races Tuesday show the continued unpredictability of the November midterm elections.

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) is hopeful about the tentative trade agreement between the United States and Mexico announced by President Trump on Monday.

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If you were in charge of the Ohio Republican Party, would you want President Trump to come back to the Buckeye State again and again before the November election, as he did last Friday night at the Ohio Republican Party's annual dinner in Columbus?

The Ohio Republican Party held the biggest annual fundraising dinner in the organization’s history on Friday – headlined by President Trump. The Trump factor will certainly be part of this fall’s midterm elections and Ohio’s major statewide races this fall, with some experts predicting big wins for Democrats. However, guests at the annual state dinner say they’re unified behind their party.

Amid rising trade tensions between China and the Trump administration, Chinese officials met with Ohio business leaders in Columbus on Wednesday for a business and policy luncheon.

Gov. John Kasich says he won’t be at the Ohio Republican Party’s biggest annual fundraising event, which this year will feature President Trump, who is both a Kasich critic and a frequent target of Kasich’s criticism.

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While President Donald Trump has initiated a warming of relations with Russia, the same could be said for his relationship with Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator.

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with New Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about President Trump's scheduled appearance at the Ohio Republican Party's annual dinner in Columbus. Trump's visit could end up being used as a tool to motivate both Republican voters and Democrats to go the polls in November. 

U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky says President Trump should continue revoking the security clearance of former government officials. 

Paul is applauding the President's decision to revoke the security clearance of John Brennan.  The former CIA director has been critical of the president for meeting with Vladimir Putin and maintaining a dialogue with the Russian leader.  Trump and Paul maintain that diplomacy with Russia is necessary.

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Vice President Mike Pence visits Cincinnati to tout President Trump and tax cuts. Ohio gubernatorial candidates Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray promote their economic and workforce development plans for the state. The friction between current Ohio Governor John Kasich and President Trump increases as Trump plans a visit to Columbus next week. The City of Cincinnati continues to be at odds with the people who populate homeless camps in the city. And an outbreak of hepatitis A prompts a call for all Northern Kentucky residents to get vaccinated for the disease.

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Vice President Mike Pence, in front of an audience of about 400 ardent supporters of his boss, President Trump, at a downtown Cincinnati hotel ballroom, spent an hour talking about a trilogy of ideas that all made his listeners very happy.

President Donald Trump and Gov. John Kasich traded jabs on Twitter a week after Ohio’s 12th District special election ended too close to call.

The nation watched a tight race in Ohio’s 12th congressional district Tuesday night. Republican candidate Troy Balderson is holding on to a narrow lead as provisional and final absentee ballots are counted.

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Rand Paul was in Russia on Monday and invited Russian officials to meet with members of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Republican Ohio Governor Jonn Kasich says President Trump was not invited to appear at Saturday's campaign rally in Delaware County by the GOP candidate involved. 

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked this morning with WVXU's Jay Hanselman about Tuesday's special congressional election in central Ohio's 12th Congressional District, which has become the focus of attention in this year's battle for control of the U.S. House. A win by Democrat Danny O'Connor over Republidan Troy Balderson would be considered a big boost for Democrats running in traditionally Republican district around the country. 

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