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Donald Trump's Budget Is Universally Unloved

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Over the course of the last three years, a bipartisan group of lawmakers made painstaking attempts to pass a major restructuring of bio...

This GOP Senator Is Weeding Out Democrats From His Events, Attendees Say

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 02.27.2017 | Politics

The office of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) denied entry to Democrats at his event Wednesday in another instance of GOP lawmakers attempting to avoid prot...

Republican Senators Now On The Front Line

Donald M. Berwick, MD | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
Donald M. Berwick, MD

I am heartened by the opposition of Senators Murkowski and Collins to the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. I hope that signals m...

Cruella DeVos?

David Pepper | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
David Pepper

As thousands of Americans rallied this weekend in support of American values to oppose President Donald Trump's Muslim ban, another protest was happen...

GOP Senator: Trump's Immigration Order 'Was Not Properly Vetted'

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Republican Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio) criticized President Donald Trump on cable news Sunday for leaving Congress out of the loop in his d...

Dear President-Elect Trump: Three Steps To Address The Opioid Epidemic

Rob Britton | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
Rob Britton

Without cutting off the source of deadly drugs, other efforts to stem the crisis, no matter how well-intentioned, cannot be successful.

Rob Portman Defeats Ted Strickland In Ohio Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) won re-election Tuesday, trouncing former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) in a marquee race that fizzled in the ...

Barack Obama Lays Into Republicans Who Revoked Trump Support: 'You Don't Get Points For That'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics

Republicans backing away from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump still share the blame for stoking “the swamp of crazy” that fueled Trump’s r...

Rob Portman vs. Ted Strickland: Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For 2016 Ohio Senate Race

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide for the Rob Portman vs. Ted Strickland Senate race? One that will give you an accurate, no-spin comparis...

Heroin And One Failing Senate Campaign May Keep Mitch McConnell In Power

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The difference between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell staying in charge of the Senate or Democrats taking control may end up be...

Fight Of The Century: Democracy Hinges On Ohio Senate Race

Don C. Reed | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

The Ohio Senate race between Ted Strickland (D) and Rob Portman (R) may be the most important political fight of our lives.

Democratic Senate Candidate Says Scalia's Death 'Happened At A Good Time'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics

Senate candidate and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) apologized Wednesday for saying the death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia ...

They talk the talk, but don't write the checks: No Trump donors on Republican stage yet

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

by Ashley Balcerzak and Alec Goodwin This party appeared to have all the ingredients for success, as these things go: cool venue, lots of food and ...

Congress Finally Passes Bipartisan Legislation To Address Opioid Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― In a rare instance of bipartisanship and compromise in Congress, the Senate on Wednesday passed legislation by a 92-2 vote that address...

Super PAC And Dark Money Spending Already Tops $100 Million In Fight For Senate Control

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Super PACs and nonprofit groups aligned with Republicans may be shying away from supporting Donald Trump, their controversial presumpti...

Democrats Dig In For Last Stand On Heroin Funding Fight

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Senate Republicans prepare to push through a comprehensive bill aimed at combating the heroin epidemic, Democrats are girding for a f...

Ohio Senate Race Attracts Highest Outside Spending In Congress, Big Share Of Dark Money

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Outside groups -- including politically active nonprofits like the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity -- have spent more money trying to influence the 2016 Ohio Senate race between Republican Sen. Rob Portman and his challenger, Democrat Ted Strickland, than any other congressional contest: $15.5 million so far.

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's 'What Would Lincoln Do?' Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.

GOP Senators Rip Trump’s Racist Attack On Judge, But Still Want Him To Fill SCOTUS Seat

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican senators are rushing to condemn Donald Trump's statement that a Mexican-American judge can't be impartial because of his ethn...

Yes, Hillary Must Attack Trump. But Every Democrat Should Run Against The GOP Meltdown In Kansas

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

These Republicans will attempt to fool voters into believing that even though Trump is the leader of their party, they will somehow provide an independent voice. Democrats need to be able to counter that attempt.

Most Americans Think Government Could Do More To Stop Opioid Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans say federal and state governments aren’t doing enough to combat the opioid epidemic, according to a Kaiser Health Found...

How Down-Ballot Candidates Are Dealing With The Prospect Of Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics

If he wins the Indiana primary on Tuesday, as polls indicate he will, Donald Trump will have all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination. ...

Under Pressure, House Republicans Inch Forward On Opioid Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As House Republicans come under increasing pressure to act on the opioid epidemic, a health subcommittee addressed a dozen bills this we...

Ohio Democrats Expose New Ohio Voting Laws as Modern-Day Literacy Tests, Voter Suppression

David Pepper | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
David Pepper

This month, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's election administrators have been back in court, attempting to explain why every lawfully cast vote is NOT counted here in Ohio. Here's what we learned.

Cheering a Contempt Case Against

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 04.06.2016 | Crime
Kevin M. Ryan

The controversy over's escort service ads and their link to child sex trafficking is traveling through the state and federal courts, the financial services industry, and the court of public opinion.