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Rob Portman

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 06.02.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Howard Stern, Please Don't Be a Rob Portman!

Kel Kelly | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Kel Kelly

If you heard that your grandson/granddaughter -- an innocent, pure-hearted child -- was being called a retard and was being bullied at school because they were intellectually challenged, your heart would break and you would do everything within your power to stop it. Don't wait until that moment, Howard.

Kate Sheppard

The House Is Actually Set To Pass A Bipartisan Energy Bill This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives is expected to approve an energy efficiency bill on Tuesday, a rare bipartisan breakthrough on energy polic...

Sam Stein

Hope Is Not Entirely Lost As Senate Dems Alter Game Plan For Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Stalled in their attempts to pass an extension of federal unemployment benefits, Senate Democrats are now placing their hopes in the han...

Kate Sheppard

Sidetracked Senate Energy Efficiency Bill Will Be Back Next Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan energy efficiency bill that got sidetracked last fall in the Senate is expected to come into play again next week. Sens...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Decide The Plan Was Awful Only If It Helped The Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many Republican senators recently said they opposed renewing long-term unemployment benefits on principle -- particularly the principle ...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Explain They Filibustered Unemployment Aid On Principle

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans filibustered a Democratic bill to restore unemployment benefits to more than one million Americans because they were standin...

Paul Blumenthal

Omnibus Budget Proves That Earmarks Will Never Die

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The practice of earmarking -- that is, steering federal dollars to specific projects or companies -- might be officially banned in Congr...

State's Top Republicans Face Criticism From Their Own Party

AP | DAN SEWELL and JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Conservative restlessness within their own party poses challenges to three Republican stars in the battleground state of Ohio,...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Is Your Commute Long? Imagine If You Were A Senator From Alaska

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When then-Rep. Darlene Hooley announced her retirement in 2008, the decision came as a surprise. The Oregon Democrat had been expected t...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Finally Found A Campaign Finance Loophole They Want To Close

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican congressman from Maryland is going after a campaign finance loophole that has allowed lawmakers to use campaign funds on no...

Republicans Urge Brown To Take Big Shot

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

National Republicans are urging former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) to consider running for Senate in New Hampshire. The Boston Globe reports Sens. J...

Gay Rights Legislation's Prospects Have Both Parties Feeling Upbeat

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay rights advocates from both parties are newly upbeat about the prospects for Senate passage of legislation that w...

How An Anti-Shutdown Law Could Make Congress Worse

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — There is a way to prevent government shutdowns. A change in U.S. law would keep federal workers on the job and ensur...

Senators Split Over Obamacare's Technical Woes

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

CINCINNATI -- CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's U.S. senators disagreed on what should happen to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in the wake of...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Resumes Energy Efficiency Bill Debate (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

The Senate took up bipartisan energy efficiency legislation last week, but didn't make much progress before the close of business on Thursday evening....

Kate Sheppard

Senate Energy Efficiency Bill: Better Luck Next Week?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

The Senate wrapped up work Thursday evening without getting much closer to a vote on proposed energy efficiency legislation. It's not expected to be d...

GOP Senator Wants Federal Employees To Turn Off The Lights

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

The Senate is scheduled Thursday to debate an energy efficiency bill that includes measures to improve building codes and promote more energy efficien...