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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Rob Portman
Sister Simone

Sister Simone Campbell Urges Senators: “Stop This Destruction Of Healthcare In Our Nation”

Sister Simone Campbell — executive director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby based in Washington, D.C. — on Thursday released a series of videos urging a handful of moderate Republican senators to vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act.

July 27, 2017
Tax, Taxes, Donald Trump, Ethical Dilemma

5 Ways Trump And The GOP Are Campaigning Like Losers

Images of Latinos lining up to vote have shaken Trump back to reality. He sees voters being allowed to vote because they arrived in line before the polls closed as “rigged.”

November 6, 2016
Rob Portman

Rob Portman Ignores Shadow Of Trump In Re-Election Bid

Rob Portman is largely ignoring Donald Trump, which is hard to do in U.S. politics today, but the strategy seems to be working for the Republican senator in his re-election bid in Ohio.

August 23, 2016

Obama Starts Work To Pick Supreme Court Justice Amid Political ‘Bluster’

White House: “This is not the first time that Republicans have come out with a lot of bluster, only to have reality ultimately sink in.”

February 15, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Jon Stewart Shames Congress — On Behalf Of America’s Heroes

Jon Stewart made a grand return to “The Daily Show,” and he did it for a special cause.

December 8, 2015
Rob Portman, Free Trade, Protectionism, Currency, Money, Bipartisan, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Manufacturing

New Front Opens In ‘Fast-Track’ Trade Fight

Senators on both sides of the aisle angle for currency protection as an amendment to Obama’s hardline free trade position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

April 29, 2015

Ted Strickland Announces Senate Run In Ohio

Democrats have a top-tier challenger to Senator Rob Portman.

February 25, 2015

How Republicans Could Risk A Senate Seat To Win The White House

The GOP’s next vice-presidential pick could swing control of the U.S. Senate.

February 9, 2015
US congressional negotiators have finalized a huge spending bill that funds most federal operations through next September, concluding weeks of haggling to avoid a looming government shutdown (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)

8 Lawmakers To Watch In The 114th Congress

These men and women will play key roles in the 2015 congressional battles.

January 2, 2015

GOP Sen. Rob Portman Opts Out Of 2016 Presidential Run

Scratch another presidential contender off the list.

December 2, 2014

Senate Republicans Play Election Politics, Kill Bipartisan Energy Bill And Keystone Pipeline Vote

On Tuesday, Senate Republicans killed what could have served as a rare example of bipartisan consensus, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act. The legislation, which was sponsored by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), should have passed; the bill’s provisions were far from controversial and a similar companion bill in the Republican-controlled House had […]

May 13, 2014

Boehner’s Anti-Unemployment Insurance Excuse Is Falling Apart

Nearly three months after federal unemployment benefits expired for over a million Americans nationwide, House Speaker John Boehner’s excuse for refusing to take up a bill to renew the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program is falling apart. When Senate Democrats and five Republicans struck a deal that would reauthorize the EUC program for five months […]

March 26, 2014

Republicans Say U.S. War On Poverty Hasn’t Measured Up

Washington (AFP) – U.S. conservatives seized on Wednesday’s 50th anniversary of the launch of president Lyndon Johnson’s “war on poverty” to dispute the effectiveness of existing policies, and urge a welfare state overhaul. “Five decades and trillions of dollars after president Johnson waged his war on poverty, the results of this big-government approach are in,” […]

January 9, 2014