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Rob Portman

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  • Portman faces balancing act on trade as he seeks re-election

    Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is maneuvering with care as he runs for re-election in a swing state while cautiously supporting a free-trade deal that even some fellow Republicans fear could lead to job losses back home. The former U.S. trade representative...
  • Fate of money for Ohio cleanup uncertain amid veto threat

    Federal money for the decontamination and decommissioning of a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio remained uncertain Wednesday as the House sought to move forward on a broad water and energy bill that the White House is threatening to veto. In a...
  • New front opens in 'fast-track' trade fight

    WASHINGTON There's no shortage of liberal opposition to President Barack Obama on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but a more serious threat to the administration's pro-trade alliance with Republicans might come from those who want to tackle the perpetually...
  • Tester's DSCC pursues same strategy that nearly nixed him in 2006

    WASHINGTON If the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had its way a decade ago, its current chairman probably wouldn't be in the Senate today. In the 2006 cycle, Democratic strategists in Washington preferred state Auditor John Morrison in the...
  • Portman uses Ohio job losses in Web ad against Strickland

    Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman is reaching back to a familiar topic in his likely 2016 faceoff with Ohio's former governor: jobs. In a Web ad released Monday, Portman's campaign hammers Democrat Ted Strickland over the heavy job losses and soaring...
  • The delay confirming Loretta Lynch was wrong, but it wasn't racist

    The delay confirming Loretta Lynch was wrong, but it wasn't racist
    When Loretta Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate this week as U.S. attorney general, she received 10 Republican votes -- many fewer than she should have received but more than were expected given the GOP majority’s recent hyper-partisanship....
  • Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

    Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation's first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end. The 56-43 vote installs Lynch, now U.S. attorney for...
  • Sheldon Adelson has placed bad bets, but politicians keep calling

    WASHINGTON As Ted Cruz, Rick Perry and Jeb Bush's big brother, former President George W. Bush, head to Las Vegas this weekend for the latest episode in GOP presidential hopefuls' long-running courtship of Sheldon Adelson, it's worth remembering that...
  • Ted Cruz's no-show isn't only surprise of Loretta Lynch confirmation vote

    Ted Cruz's no-show isn't only surprise of Loretta Lynch confirmation vote
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, among the most outspoken opponents of Loretta Lynch becoming attorney general, made one last stand Thursday against her nomination in a morning floor speech. And then he did something none of the 99 other senators were...
  • Loretta Lynch confirmed as attorney general after long delay

    Loretta Lynch confirmed as attorney general after long delay
    Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation's first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end. The 56-43 vote installs Lynch, now U.S. attorney for...
  • Lynch wait is over, as Senate confirms her as attorney general

    WASHINGTON Loretta Lynch survived a long and bitter battle Thursday as the Senate voted to confirm the North Carolina native as the first African-American woman to serve as U.S. attorney general. Lynch, whom President Barack Obama nominated last...