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Feagler and Friends - Laura Bush in Ohio
Newsmaker: Rob Frost, Cuyahoga County Republican Party chairman. Cleveland got the bad news this week when the Republican Party announced Minneapolis as the site of its 2008 national convention. Minneapolis won out over Cleveland and one other city. Business and government leaders spent hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to woo the GOP, but in the end it turned out to be just another tale of Cleveland woe.

Roundtable: Kevin O'Brien, editorial writer, The Plain Dealer; Steve Gleydura, editor, Cleveland Magazine; Bill Livingston, sports columnist, The Plain Dealer.

Wait 'Til Next Year: Long a rallying cry for longsuffering Indians fans, were hearing more of the same as the disappointing 2006 season slouches to a close. The Indians will finish what was to have been a year of great promise mired fourth place in the A-L Central, around 20 games out of first place. Well discuss what went wrong and the chances for improvement next year.

Laura Bush in Ohio: The First Lady stopped in Granville this week to campaign for Congressional candidate Joy Padgett, a last-minute replacement for disgraced incumbent Bob Ney. The appearance was one of the few Ohio visits by high-level Republicans whove kept a low profile in a key battleground state.

Report-Iraq War Fuels Terror: The Bush administration declassified several pages of an intelligence report indicating the war in Iraq has become a valuable recruiting tool for terrorist leaders. The report quickly became a flash point in the on-going debate over U.S. presence in Iraq, but Senator Mike DeWine says the report broke no new ground and that stabilizing Iraq will do much to reverse sentiment in favor of jihadists.

George Allens Rough Week: Virginia Senator George Allen has had some explaining to do. First, Allen had to explain to constituents and voters that he had nothing to hide when it was revealed that his mother is Jewish. Said Allen, his mother Henrietta, hid that fact from her family until recently. Then, Allen has been fending off allegations that he was a frequent user of racial slurs. Now, Allens backers are concerned the allegations will cost him votes.
October 2, 2006