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The White House sought to show that it's in control of the sprawling coronavirus crisis on Friday even as it acknowledged enduring shortfalls in key supplies.

Administration officials also said they're imposing new controls on travel and restricting passage through the northern border with Canada and the southern border with Mexico following agreements with those governments.

Here were some key points from the latest briefing.

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More than 300 guests filled a tent set up in a rain-soaked field to see Vice President Mike Pence help executives break ground on a new Lancaster manufacturing plant.

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Vice President Mike Pence campaigned in Mansfield Wednesday.  He spoke at a rally of three-to-four-hundred Republican Party supporters held in a hangar at the Regional Airport.  He called next week’s midterm election vital for continuing the forward momentum of President Donald Trump’s vision for the nation. 

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As the campaigns for statewide offices, the Ohio legislature, US Congress and the US Senate come into the final weekend before election day, candidates are getting a little help from their out of state friends.  

President Trump will be in Cleveland on Monday. Vice President Mike Pence and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham were also in Ohio. But Democratic candidates are getting help from their star power friends too

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Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Columbus Friday to tout the new federal tax reform plan, but there will be attention on something else outside the venue.

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In her speech to the City Club in Cleveland today , Ohio GOP Chairman Jane Timken called Donald Trump a great president, quoted Richard Nixon, and named the entire slate of Republican statewide candidates in next year’s elections. But as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, the speech itself did not raise the name of Ohio’s Republican standard-bearer, Gov. John Kasich.

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The newest version of the U.S. Senate’s plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act is creating a rift between the vice president and Gov. John Kasich. The state’s Republican senator may be caught in the middle.

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Vice President Mike Pence found a friendly crowd in Northeast Ohio yesterday when he visited a sheet metal factory. Pence told them that President Trump has turned the economy and the country around and that “America is back.”  

The co-owner of Tendon Manufacturing in Warrensville Heights, Mike Gordon, was only too happy to host Vice President Pence.  He said thanks to the Trump administration, optimism and sales in manufacturing are up.

“Now you’re not going to hear this kind of good news in your news media." Gordon says. 

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Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence said repealing the Affordable Care Act will be at the top of the Trump administration’s to-do list.

Democrat Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown agrees that health care in the U.S. could be better, but he’s critical of Republican lawmakers for not bringing anything to the table.

“Of course it needs improving. They never come up with, ‘Here, let’s do things together to make this better.’ We have some ideas we could do, but they just want to repeal and play to their crowd.”

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The Republican vice presidential candidate campaigned in southern and central Ohio today (Monday). Outside Cincinnati, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he and Donald Trump will create jobs and restore America's dominance abroad.

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The first female Secretary of State has been canvassing Ohio to promote the presidential candidacy of one of the few other women to hold that title: Hillary Clinton. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze spoke with Madeleine Albright about Clinton, women in politics and the biggest foreign-policy challenges likely to face the next president.

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Editor's note: This visit by Pence came shortly before the Washingon Post released tapes filled with vulgar comments about women by his running mate, Donald Trump.

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence encouraged supporters in Strongsville today to tell friends and neighbors to vote for Donald Trump.

The Indiana governor is making a swing through Ohio ahead of the Tuesday's voter registration deadline. 

It's the only meeting between the two major-party vice-presidential candidates.  Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence face off at Longwood University in Virginia, Tuesday, October 4th, beginning at 9pm.   How can  you be certain what they're saying is accurate?   NPR will have a team of journalists that's fact-checking the debate in real time.

Portions of the debate with added analysis  are highlighted below, followed by context and fact-checking from NPR reporters and editors.

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In less than two weeks, Ohio begins early voting. So once again, the candidates and their top surrogates are criss-crossing the battleground state. Next week, Hillary Clinton is in Ohio, and this past week, Bill Clinton and Mike Pence made their pitches here. WKSU and Ideastream political reporters M.L. Schultze and Nick Castele talk about the attempts to motivate voters.

Nick Castele and M.L. Schultze's weekly political roundup is part of WKSU and ideastream’s election collaborative.

Ohio Republican Senator, Rob Portman, says Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is a good choice to be Donald Trump's running mate.

Both Portman and Pence served together in the House for several years in the early 2000s.  Speaking in Akron today, Portman says the Congressional experience will be good for the ticket.