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U.S. Failed To Protect Migrant Children From Traffickers, Senate Investigation Finds

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities failed to protect undocumented migrant children in their custody when it released them to guardians wh...

Obama Loves America So Much He Wants To Save It From Becoming Fascist

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

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Prominent Republican Senator Endorses John Kasich For President

The Huffington Post | Scott Conroy | Posted 01.09.2016 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Rob Portman (R-Ohio), a powerful Senate Republican who once considered a run for his party's presidential nomination, endorsed Jo...

Watch Jon Stewart And 9/11 First Responders Actually Change A GOP Senator's Mind

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics

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Carl Icahn's $150 Million Threat: Cut Corporate Taxes Or Face My Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn issued a $150 million threat to Congress on Wednesday: pass legislation slashing corporat...

Rob Portman Shows Why Political Pandering Has Become A Dangerous Game

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
P.G. Sittenfeld

Once upon a time, promising to support whoever won your party's presidential nomination seemed like a harmless exercise in party loyalty. But that was when people manifestly unfit to hold the job rarely rose to the status of frontrunner in either major party. Those days are gone.

Why Beau Biden's Passing Is Devastating to the Entire Country

Erin McPike | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Erin McPike

I firmly believe the pendulum swing in American politics is real, and I believed that in some swing toward the Democrats in the future, Beau would be president. That's how I'm going to remember him.

Jessica Schulberg

Inside AIPAC's Quiet Campaign To Blur Israeli Settlement Lines | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Senate passed a high-profile piece of trade legislation last Friday, lawmakers simultaneously approved a little-noticed amendme...

First 100 Days of Congress Reveal McConnell's Big-Polluter Agenda

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 06.14.2015 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Wednesday marks the 100th day of the current Congress. This milestone is traditionally used to assess the new leadership, and by all measures of public health and the environment, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is failing miserably. He has used the first 100 days to attack clean-air laws, undermine water protections and block climate action.

What Was Rob Portman Thinking?

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
P.G. Sittenfeld

Actions matters more than words, and while Portman wishes to come across as measured, his decision to be among the 47 Republican senators who sent a letter to the leaders of Iran undermining the current diplomatic process was irresponsible at best and dangerous at worst.

Ted Strickland Announces He's Running For The Senate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) announced Wednesday that he'll seek the Democratic Senate nomination to challenge first-term Sen. Rob Portman (R-O...

Mary Cheney, Here's Why Drag and Blackface Are Different (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Next time someone asks why drag is OK and blackface isn't, you can tell them that drag is an expression of yourself, whereas blackface is an attack on someone else; blackface reinforces an imbalance of power, whereas drag disassembles an imbalance of power; blackface is a relic, whereas drag is what we all do, every day, every time we put on clothes.

Over 900,000 Homeless Kids Are Invisible to HUD. We Can Change That!

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When I worked as an outreach case manager in Los Angeles, nothing was more heartbreaking than when I would have to turn a homeless family away because U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development didn't feel the family was "homeless enough."

Amanda Terkel

Rob Portman Gets A Democratic Challenger For 2016 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats gained their first challenger to Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) Thursday, with 30-year-old P.G. Sittenfeld, a member of the Cincinn...

Why Ohio Democrats Might Turn To A 30-Year-Old Senate Candidate

National Journal | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

Political parties would normally shy away from even the possibility of entrusting a multimillion-dollar Senate campaign, one against an entrenched inc...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Energy Efficiency Bill, We Hardly Knew Ye | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan pair of senators is making a last-ditch effort to pass a scaled-back version of their energy efficiency bill before the end...

Out Of The Running

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says he will not run for president in 2016, choosing instead to seek a second term in the Senate over the Re...

Rob Portman: Obama Will Face 'Lawsuits' If He Acts Alone On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) warned that Republicans would take legal recourse if President Obama goes forward with a planned executive action on immigra...

Gay Marriage Now Linked With Senator And His Possible 2016 Bid

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — For better or for worse, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's political future has become tied to same-sex marriage. The Republican who was...

Elections Have Consequences - And Truth: Here's Some of Both

Terry Connelly | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Here's to the winners! But who are they exactly, after the recent Republican sweep into power in the Senate and in a significant majority of governorships?

Jennifer Bendery

Group Vows To Defeat Rob Portman In 2016 Over His Support For Same-Sex Marriage | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's only been a week since the 2014 elections, but the National Organization for Marriage is already vowing to defeat Sen. Rob Portman ...

Zach Carter

Chuck Schumer: Supreme Court Will Thwart Democrats For Decades If We Lose Midterms | Zach Carter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Republicans take control of the Senate in the November elections, the repercussions for the Supreme Court could thwart Democratic Par...

Sam Stein

Top Republican Says GOP-Run Senate Would Vote On Obamacare Repeal | Sam Stein | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though the law will be a year older, Republicans will push a vote to repeal Obamacare if they take back the Senate in November, a top GO...

#DirtyDenier$ Day 12: Rob Portman

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Despite his easy smile, when it comes to energy and climate, Sen. Rob Portman is a conflicted man. On the one hand, he's a cosponsor of a bipartisa...

Counting Homeless Kids, the Right Way

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Kevin M. Ryan

Children don't vote. They rely on us to protect them. The ones who are the most vulnerable, those who are homeless and at risk of being prostituted, need us more than ever.