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Rob Portman

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  • In US Senate bid, Democrat Sittenfeld says new voice needed

    A Cincinnati councilman running for U.S. Senate said Thursday that Democrats need a choice in the 2016 election and he intends to remain in the race. Democrat P.G. Sittenfeld announced his candidacy earlier this year, though he is seeking to...
  • Editorials from around New York

    Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Albany Times Union on ending 'dark money' in New York politics. May 13 In New York, new Senate leadership should lead the way to close a corrupting loophole. Dark...
  • 5 things to know about trade as Senate debate begins

    President Barack Obama's bid for new trade agreements faces big tests in Congress this week, mostly from his fellow Democrats. Pro-trade senators must produce 60 votes Tuesday to begin debate on "fast track" authority that Obama seeks. It would let him...
  • A first step towards the government spending transparency Warner hopes for

    The White House Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Treasury today released 57 data standards. Big deal? Well yes, actually, Sen. Mark Warner says. They're a first step towards publishing standardized reporting of federal spending -- and...
  • Texas gay discrimination bill opens complex father-son split

    Beau Miller and Patrick Summers have been partners for four years, but last December was the first time they spent Christmas at Miller's parents' home. It seemed like a breakthrough, since the younger Miller is an HIV-positive gay activist and his father...
  • Texas gay discrimination bill opens father-son split

    Texas gay discrimination bill opens father-son split
    Beau Miller and Patrick Summers have been partners for four years, but last December was the first time they spent Christmas at Miller's parents' home. It seemed like a breakthrough, since the younger Miller is an HIV-positive gay activist and his...
  • Ron Wyden's lonely trade crusade

    WASHINGTON �� Disapproval trails Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden these days. Over the past few months, he's become the White House's chief congressional ally on free trade, helping President Barack Obama, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, and U.S....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...