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Jeb Bush’s 6 Greatest Gaffes

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush made huge news on Tuesday by announcing on Facebook. that he plans to pursue the possibility of maybe looking into running for president in 2016, presumably because 500 mg. gorilla Rob Portman is out of the way. The faux-nouncement makes Jeb the first major candidate to kind of declare their [...]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Ted Strickland flirts with a comeback bid against Rob Portman

Former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland Leading Off: • OH-Sen: Former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland recently made an offhanded comment about not ruling out a challenge to Republican Sen. Rob Portman, and it looks like he actually is seriously considering a campaign. Show More Summary

Gothic on Capitol Hill

2 weeks agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

A horror writer moonlights as a Congressman's speechwriter. Brett Talley creates texts for Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), when he's not writing about the Necronomico. “He’s been great,” Lehman says. “He’s very creative. He’s also dogged about expanding the senator’s vocabulary.”...

Republican Senator’s Speechwriter Moonlights Hunting Ghosts

Brett Talley, who writes speeches for Ohio Senator Rob Portman, is a ghost hunter in his spare time. Talley began going out with the Tuscaloosa Paranormal Research Group while clerking for a judge after law school. The group would explore old plantation homes or abandoned insane asylums armed with thermal cameras, electromagnetic field meters and [...]

GOP Senator’s Speechwriter Moonlights as a Paranormal Detective

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) recently announced that he would not run for president in 2016, which, we now realize, has now deprived us of this guy: his speechwriter Brett Talley, who moonlights as an award-winning horror novelist and a frickin' ghost hunter.

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The search is on for Ohio's Democratic Senate candidate

Republican Sen. Rob Portman Leading Off: • OH-Sen, Columbus Mayor: Last week, Democrat Michael Coleman announced that he would not seek another term as mayor of Ohio's largest city. Coleman's decision quickly led to speculation that he'll run to unseat Republican Sen. Show More Summary

Is Gay Marriage Going Away in 2016?

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Would Rob Portman’s presence on the GOP primary debate stage have pushed his fellow candidates to support same-sex marriage? We’ll never know—and now the issue may be off the table.

A Congressional Gold Medal for the Golden Bear

3 weeks agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Amateur Jack Nicklaus in 1960. JACK NICKLAUS IS ON HIS WAY to the Congressional Gold Medal. The following news is excerpted from Nicklaus.com: Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced...Show More Summary

Jack Nicklaus poised to receive Congressional Gold Medal

3 weeks agoSports / Golf : Devil Ball Golf

Jack Nicklaus has done it all in golf, and he's about to get recognized for it by Congress. On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed a measure, first brought forth in 2012 by Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown from Nicklaus’ home state of Ohio,...Show More Summary

Senator Rob Portman Will Not Seek Republican Party's Nomination for President in 2016

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Republican Senator from Ohio Rob Portman announced yesterday that he would neither seek nor accept his party's nomination for President of the United States in 2016. Portman also made clear he was not interested in being considered as a Vice-Presidential...

Your tax dollars…down the drain: Increasing use of ‘official time’ at federal agencies

The Highland County Press U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has released the latest example in a monthly series highlighting Washington’s wasteful spending during a time of record debt:

Pro-Equality Repub Rob Portman Won't Seek Presidency

Portman, the first Republican U.S. senator to endorse marriage equality, says he'll run for reelection to the Senate instead. read more

Portman vs. Paul: What a contrast

In the pre-presidential primary jostling, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced he will run for reelection, not the presidency. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced he will run for reelection but has already made clear he will not be deterred by Kentucky state law, which bars him from also appearing on the ballot for president. As we […]

Portman’s 2016 Vow Could Help One Marriage

Sen. Rob Portman's (R., Ohio) announcement that he will not be running for the Republican presidential nomination may have disappointed his supporters, but it does mean less marital strife for one household in Washington.

Rob Portman: I Won't Run For President

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) today announced that he will not run for president in 2016. Portman, a Republican who was once considered a top contender to be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nominee in 2012, said in a statement early Tuesday morning that he would not seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Show More Summary

Still Santorum’s party: Why Rob Portman’s decision to sit out 2016 is all about same-sex marriage

Absent his support for marriage equality, there's no other way to make sense of his withdrawal

Republican Senator Rob Portman rules out 2016 bid for White House

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Republican Senator Rob Portman, a former White House budget chief and trade representative who broke with fellow conservatives to back gay marriage, has ruled out a presidential run in 2016 and will seek a second term. In a statement on Tuesday, the Ohio lawmaker said he could not be an effective...

Rob Portman Won't Run for President

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican who was considered to be Mitt Romney's running mate in 2012, has decided to run for re-election rather than seek the presidency in 2016. Portman, 58, made news last year when he flipped to support for gay marriage after his college-age son told him he was gay. Show More Summary

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