Source: Elyria Chronicle-Telegram
CINCINNATI— Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday he has definite plans to run in 2016 — at least for re-election. Whether he decides to aim higher, he said, will depend on the field of presidential candidates and the issues they campaign on. Questions about Portman’s plans cropped up anew this week after the announcement Read More...The post Sen. Rob Portman to run in 2016, but for what? appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story ...
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15 hours ago, 5:00am CDT
Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire
Washington Post: "Tuesday's announcement that the 2016 Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland underscored the importance of Ohio in the party's national strategy to win back the White House and affirmed the influence of Sen. Rob Portman, who pushed for months for the lakeside city to land the coveted nominating convention."
"But Portman (R-OH) is interested in more than just hosting the conven ...
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2 days ago, 4:02am CDT
Source: The Washington Post
GOP leaders’ announcement Tuesday that the 2016 Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland underscored Ohio’s central place in the party’s national strategy and the influence of Sen. Rob Portman, who pushed for months for the lakeside city to land the coveted quadrennial ga ...
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3 days ago, 11:55am CDT
Source: 49 News Topeka
WASHINGTON (AP) — A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company, Robert McDonald may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the huge, scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.
Veterans groups worry that the longtime corporate executive, nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the VA, may have trouble adjusting to a far-flung bureaucracy of more than 300,000 employees, where hundreds of h ...
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Jul 2 2014, 10:31am CDT
Source: Outside the Beltway
Susan Collins, Maine’s Republican Senator, has become the fourth Republican Senator to endorse same-sex marriage:
PORTLAND, Maine — Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday announced her support for gay marriage for the first time after getting an endorsement from the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy organization in her bid for re-election.
“A number of states, including my home state of Maine, have now legalized same-sex marriage, and I agree with that ...
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Jun 26 2014, 10:08am CDT
Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post
A1: The stories you need to read before your first conference call. -- Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced her support for same-sex marriage, making her the fourth sitting Republican senator to do so. Collins, who is up for reelection, joins three other Republican senators who publicly support gay marriage: Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Mark Kirk (Ill.). (Washington Post, Ban ...
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Jun 26 2014, 7:13am CDT
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) came out in favor of marriage equality Wednesday evening, making her the fourth GOP senator to publicly declare her support.
“A number of states, including my home state of Maine, have now legalized same-sex marriage, and I agree with that decision,” Collins told the Bangor Daily News.
“Nearly 44 percent of Americans live in a state where same-sex couples can be legally married, and I believe this number will only continue to grow,” she added.
The se ...
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Jun 25 2014, 7:43pm CDT
Source: WOSU Public Media Columbus NPR
The federal government is running low on cash to fund highway and bridge projects this year, and lawmakers in Washington have put together a set of competing fixes to the problem.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown wants a bill that keeps money flowing to projects for years to come.
Many road projects receive money from the Federal Highway Trust Fund, which uses cash gleaned from a nationwide gas tax.
But that tax doesn’t raise enough funds anymore to maintain the coun ...
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Jun 24 2014, 7:57am CDT
Source: FIRE: Foundation for Individual Rights in Educatio
Andrew Breland is a rising senior at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), majoring in political science and English while simultaneously pursuing a master’s degree in political science. Andrew is the president of CWRU’s Pi Kappa Phi chapter and is a columnist for the The Observer, the university’s student newspaper. He has previously interned in the office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman.
On coming to FIRE, Andrew writes:
In September of my junior ...
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Jun 18 2014, 3:58pm CDT