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Rob Portman

What Was Rob Portman Thinking?

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 03.15.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | Gay 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.

Mitt Romney: The GOP's Great White Hope

Andy Ostroy | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

A New Hampshire Granite Poll released last week showed Romney with an astonishing 39 percent lead over all other hopefuls including Christie, Bush, Paul, Rubio, Rob Portman and Ted Cruz, none of whom broke single digits. That's a pretty startling statistic.

Rob Portman Leaves Door Open To 2016 Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) said in a Tuesday interview with The Washington Post that he may run for president in 2016. “I’m not particularly eag...

Marina Fang

Here Are The (Mostly) Old White Men Who Will Be Running The Senate If The GOP Takes Over | Marina Fang | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Huffington Post recently asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) how he thought the current minority leader, Mitch McCo...

Expanded Clemency Program Deserves Bipartisan Support

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

Until Congress passes bills like Rob Portman's Second Chance Reauthorization Act, or the bipartisan Smarter Sentencing Act, we'll remain a long way off from a fair, effective criminal justice system.

Zach Carter

Austerity Fetishists Are Finally Giving Up | Zach Carter | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- American deficit hawks gathered in the nation's capital on Wednesday to commiserate over the collapse of the U.S. austerity movement, so...

Energy Bill Caught Up In Keystone XL Dispute

AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A widely popular, bipartisan energy savings bill fell victim in the Senate on Monday to election-year politics and the Obama admin...

Kate Sheppard

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things In Washington | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Pretty much everyone loves the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill. "This is a fine piece of legislation," Senate Majority Lead...

Kate Sheppard

Energy Efficiency Bill Doomed Again? | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Continued fighting in the Senate over amendments to a bipartisan energy efficiency bill prompted Majority Leader Harry Reid to compare h...

Harry Reid Opens Door To Keystone Pipeline Vote

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

* Reid has long opposed legislative efforts to approve Keystone * Strategist says Reid support is about election and energy bill ...