TOLEDO, Ohio — Vice President Joe Biden got an earful from a voter during an unscripted moment at Schmucker’s Restaurant here in Ohio.
Making an unexpected stop after a campaign rally, Biden stopped in the diner — known for Grandma’s Swiss steak and chicken over biscuits — to chat with patrons.
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One voter — who called Biden “a good guy” — confessed to reporters that he still wasn’t [...]
TOLEDO, Ohio—Mitt Romney projected confidence Wednesday that he’s going to win Ohio, in spite of a recent spate of polls showing him trailing President Barack Obama in this crucial swing state.
“I’m going to win Ohio,” Romney told NBC’s Ron Allen in an interview. “I’m going to become the next president.”
In a separate interview with ABC’s David Muir, Romney downplayed several recent polls that suggest he’s losing ground to Obama in [...]
ABC News’ Michael Falcone reports:
On the same day that polls in two key battleground states — Ohio and Florida — showed President Obama growing his lead over Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate acknowledged that he is “pleased with some polls, less so with other polls.”
“Frankly at this early stage, polls go up, polls go down,” Romney said in an interview on Wednesday with ABC’s David Muir on the campaign [...]
TOLEDO, Ohio — There are 100 days left in what, at times, has seemed like an endless presidential election. And these are the bewildered sounds of the Undecided American, trying to decide.
“I know Obama says he has put people back to work, and I don’t dispute that,” Pam Nickel said at an outdoor shopping mall in Perrysburg, Ohio, on Tuesday. Underemployment is a big issue for her, though. “I don’t [...]
It has been said that there are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One way is by using the sword, and the other is by using debt. Fortunately, America is not in danger of being conquered by the sword right now, but America is being conquered by debt. The borrower is the servant of the lender, and today we owe China more than a trillion dollars. By running a [...]
Willow Tufano, age 14, captured the country’s attention when she purchased a house for $12,000 and offered it for rent — becoming perhaps the country’s youngest landlord.
But real estate experts say there are thousands of other houses across the country selling for unbelievable bargain-basement prices, thanks to a glut of foreclosures and the mass of houses without buyers on the market.
The housing market meltdown means today there are at least [...]
After months of relatively robust job growth, President Barack Obama and his team must now reckon with the reality that the economy probably won’t be on firm ground during the 2012 campaign — and that he must temper some of the Morning-in-America optimism he’d hoped to run on.
The president has been unable to curb the nation’s nine percent unemployment rate, so he will be forced to put the best [...]
General Motors is planning on Tuesday to announce a job-creating investment totaling more than $2 billion in eight states, two people briefed on the matter said.
CEO Dan Akerson is scheduled to speak Tuesday at GM’s transmission factory in Toledo, Ohio, kicking off the plant updates. In total, GM will update 17 facilities, but may not announce all of them Tuesday.
In Toledo, GM plans to add at least 250 jobs, and [...]
It seems Melodi Dushane of Toledo, Ohio, wasn’t concerned about dimethyl polysiloxane or tertiary butylhydroquinone in her Chicken McNuggets, or about the allegation that they were made of 56 per cent corn. Even though it was 6:30 a.m., she had to have them. When told the nuggets were not available at that time of the morning, Dushane went into a frenzy and began to pummel [...]