Can foes come together?
America’s looming fiscal crisis might force congressional enemies to finally compromise

WASHINGTON — A ferocious storm is gathering on the horizon.

The president and lawmakers can see it coming and fear its destructive force. They are not powerless against it. They know how to protect the country....read more
Backing of mayor key to win for Beatty
Redrawn district, getting her voters to polls also helped

Joyce Beatty is almost certain to be a congresswoman in 2013, for a few reasons.

She did a better job of getting her voters on her home turf to the polls, according to a Dispatch analysis, and held her own among Democratic voters living elsewhere in Columbus and other parts of Franklin County...read more
Joyce Beatty wins friendly 3rd District primary
Joyce Beatty’s decision to step down from a high-ranking job at Ohio State University to run for Congress proved golden.

The former Ohio House minority leader from Jefferson Township capitalized on a big opportunity yesterday with her narrow win in the four-candidate Democratic primary for the newly drawn 3rd Congressional District. It encompasses much of Columbus and other parts of Franklin County....read more
Democrats make pitch for seat in 3rd District
No hostility in first joint gathering of four candidates
There were no attacks, no cheap shots, not even a hint of innuendo.

The four Democrats running to represent the 3rd Congressional District tackled the issues, not one another, yesterday in their inaugural joint appearance of the truncated campaign for the new seat...read more