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Rob Portman

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  • Some gay marriage opponents balk, while couples rush to wed

    With the mayor of Dayton declaring "you are now husband and husband," the wait for Ohio to allow same-sex marriage ended for a gay couple in the city just as it is ending for couples across the last states with bans on such unions — even if the...
  • Gay marriage ceremonies begin across Ohio after ban rejected

    Same-sex marriages began Friday across Ohio within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling that rejected the state's 2004 ban and allowed such unions anywhere in the country. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley officiated at a simple ceremony just before noon...
  • The Latest: Cincinnati mayor marries 5 same-sex couples

    The latest on Ohio's reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states (all times local): __ 6:50 p.m. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley officiated at the wedding of five same-sex couples on the city's...
  • Why Ted Cruz isn't giving up the gay marriage fight

    The Republican Party is hoping that a Supreme Court ruling before month's end will close a chapter in American politics that has caught much of the party between evangelicals who emphatically opposes gay marriage and many voters who are supportive of...
  • Senate leaders seek bipartisan support for Obama's trade bill

    WASHINGTON Senate leaders are trying to hold together a shaky bipartisan coalition to again pass President Barack Obama's fast-track trade measure and this time send it to the president's desk for his signature. The Senate plans a procedural vote Tuesday...
  • Cleanup of Ohio uranium plant expected to take decades more

    The cleanup of a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio is expected to take another three decades or more, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman had asked whether the administration was committed to decontaminating and...
  • Warner: Feds need to be a better landlord

    U.S. Sen Mark Warner is backing legislation to sell off some of the underutilized land and buildings owned by the federal government, which is the country's largest property owner. The goal is to save $9 billion over 10 years, according to Warner's...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: GOP Sen. Graham offers abortion bill

    A Republican senator seeking his party's 2016 presidential nomination introduced a bill Thursday banning most late-term abortions and is predicting the Senate will vote on the highly polarizing issue this year. That's a vote that could put some GOP...
  • Abortion ban proposal could help in GOP primaries but hurt in Senate

    Abortion ban proposal could help in GOP primaries but hurt in Senate
    Some Republicans want to put hot-button social issues on the backburner — part of their quest for moderate female voters — but events on Thursday served as a reminder that doing so won’t be that easy. White House hopeful Sen. Lindsey...
  • Senate minority blocks same-sex marriage veterans benefits

    WASHINGTON A Senate minority successfully blocked an amendment aimed at ending discrimination against same-sex marriage benefits for veterans Thursday. With the Supreme Court set to rule on gay marriage, 53 senators voted for the amendment sponsored by...
  • GOP victory on Obamacare could hurt party in 2016, report suggests

    If Republicans get their way at the Supreme Court this month and wipe out Obamacare premium subsidies for millions of Americans, the ensuing damage to their party in 2016 swing states could be significant. A state-by-state analysis by the Kaiser Family...