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The IRS Scandal, Day 1296: Will Koskinen Resign As IRS Commissioner At Trump's Request?

Politico Morning Tax, It’s On. Still: If you thought Donald Trump’s win last week might soften Rep. Jim Jordan’s desire to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen — well, you were wrong. As our Katy O’Donnell reports, Jordan (R-Ohio), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, used the occasion of the...

House Republicans To Vote On Bringing Back Earmarks

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? House Republicans are expected to vote on whether to water down a key piece of former House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) legacy ? the 2011 ban on earmarks. The House Republican Conference on Wednesday will consider aShow More Summary

Rob Portman Defeats Ted Strickland In Ohio Senate Race

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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 final months of the campaign amid several missteps from the Democratic candidate. InShow More Summary

Freedom Caucus Chairman Won't Say Whether Paul Ryan Should Be Speaker

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? In a CNBC interview on Thursday, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) repeatedly refused to say whether Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) should remain speaker of the House. “That’s a question for down the road,” Jordan...Show More Summary

Morning Bits

An honest man. Conservative Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a staunch Obama administration critic: “I think this was probably not the right thing for [FBI Director James] Comey to do — the protocol here — to come out this close to an election.” Honestly, he could have withheld the Donald Trump endorsement and be in the same […]

Did you know Rob Portman speaks Spanish? He does in a new TV ad.

Pulling ahead of his Democratic rival, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is doing something rarely done in Ohio politics: airing a Spanish-language political TV ad. Portman, who polls show is pulling away from former Ohio governor Ted Strickland (D) in one of the more closely watched Senate contests of the year, plans to spend about $250,000 on his […]

The IRS Scandal, Day 1225

Politico, GOP Negotiators Reach Deal to Postpone IRS Impeachment Vote: House Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) have reached a tentative compromise to postpone a vote to impeach the IRS commissioner, sources familiar with the talks told POLITICO. Under the terms of the...

Fmr. GOP Rep. Steve LaTourette passes away

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell shares the sad news that former Republican Congressman Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) has died. In his later years, LaTourette...

Thank you Governor Kasich

Governor John Kasich (R-Ohio) and I have very different politics, but I have to say I'm glad he's standing up for the country this week and staying away from the RNC, I hope as a way of signaling to other Republicans that support for the Republican nominee is not automatic. Show More Summary

NGO connected to Obama’s 2008 campaign used U.S. tax dollars trying to oust Netanyahu

Under the auspices of Chairman Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) has released a report today confirming allegations that an NGO with connections to President Obama’s 2008 campaign used U.S. taxpayer dollars attempting to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2015. Show More Summary

Happy Hour Roundup

You’ll be startled to hear that some Republicans are not quite ready to let the email matter go: Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) became the first Republican to call for a new, independent investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of email during her years at the State Department, saying in a statement that the defunct independent […]

GOP congressman calls for new independent counsel to probe Clinton again

Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) became the first Republican to call for a new, independent investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of email during her years at the State Department, saying in a statement that the defunct independent counsel statute should be revived to "make an independent and impartial decision" about whether Clinton should be charged. “The […]

Sherrod Brown Shrugs Off Suggestion Of Discord With Bernie Sanders

6 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Sen. Sherrod Brown (R-Ohio) downplayed a report that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is angry with him for endorsing Hillary Clinton, chalking it up to miscommunication and heightened emotions at the end of a long campaign. Sanders struggled to pick up the backing of his colleagues in Congress. Show More Summary

Portman: It’s ‘wrong’ for Trump to make an issue of judge’s ethnicity

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) blasted Donald Trump for making personal, racially tinged verbal attacks against a federal judge. Trump has issued a litany of attacks on U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is overseeing two class-action lawsuits against Trump University in San Diego. Trump has said he believes the Indiana-born Curiel is "Mexican" […]

In tough reelection fight, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman’s first TV ads focus on efforts to combat heroin epidemic

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), running for reelection in one of the most important contests in the battle for the Senate majority, is going up on television with his first TV ads of 2016, three commercials that seek to highlight his record fighting his state's severe prescription drug and heroin addiction problems. The commercials, shared with […]

House passes tougher tax identity theft bill

This time it's personal. Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) introduced the Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Prevention Act of 2016 last year after he became a tax identity theft victim. Rep. Jim Renacci talks with Cleveland WOIO anchors about being a tax identity theft victim. Show More Summary

Ups and downs

UP: Getting criticized by former House speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) DOWN: Getting endorsed by Mike Tyson UP: Carly Fiorina’s rhetorical skills DOWN: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s (R) endorsement skills UP: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s Hail Marys...Show More Summary

Kasich loses New York, but wins delegates — and an argument

Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), who had spent the month since his home state win boxed out of the presidential primary, celebrated a curious sort of win on Tuesday: a second place showing in New York. Within two hours of the polls closing, Kasich had decisively pushed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) into third place statewide. In […]

House Freedom Caucus will graciously allow Speaker Ryan to have some spending votes

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

In case it wasn't absolutely clear who is really running things in the House of Representatives: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said the caucus is open to moving some spending bills without passing a budget resolution. He said he would consider...Show More Summary

Kasich thrives in New York as #NeverTrump takes a break

JERICHO, N.Y. -- When Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) gets a question about his path to the nomination, he shakes his head and dismisses "process" talk, as if reporters should know better. Today, after a town hall filmed for MSNBC in this Long Island suburb, the process was looking awful nice. "Somebody told me, a poll today […]

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