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Portman Fills the Gap in the GOP Presidential Field

John Feehery: Sen. Rob Portman nicely fills the big gap in the Republican presidential field.

Rob Portman for president?

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is reportedly considering a run for the presidency. He has not been on the radar screen for 2016, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a viable candidate. To the contrary, he might be the most qualified nominee since George H.W. Bush. Portman served six terms in the House, four years as […]

#DirtyDenier$ Day 12: Rob Portman

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 bipartisan Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill. It would help people waste less energy by promoting energy efficiency measures for homes and businesses. Show More Summary

‘I Hope It’s Not Too Late’: Senator Hears Pleas from Anguished Iraqi Christians

As the lead sponsor on a resolution calling for urgent action to protect religious minorities in Iraq from the Islamic State, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) had planned to sit down with Iraqi Christians once he arrived back in his home state last week for the summer recess. The situation would dramatically take a turn for […]

GOP State Chair Calls on Party to Censure Henry Barbour Over Racist Tea Party Attack Ads

These Shameful Seven Republican senators helped pay for the racist attack ads against the Tea Party by the Thad Cochran campaign. Senator Rob Portman has since distanced himself from the racist attack ads. But what about the remaining six senators? … Continue reading ?

Counting Homeless Kids, the Right Way

Homeless kids count. And they need to be counted accurately. So I am encouraged that Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced legislation yesterday [7/24] to fix a long-standing injustice in the way our...Show More Summary

Counting Homeless Kids, the Right Way

Homeless kids count. And they need to be counted accurately. So I am encouraged that Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced legislation yesterday [7/24] to fix a long-standing injustice in the way our...Show More Summary

Counting Homeless Kids, the Right Way

Homeless kids count. And they need to be counted accurately. So I am encouraged that Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced legislation yesterday [7/24] to fix a long-standing injustice in the way our...Show More Summary

Counting Homeless Kids, the Right Way

Homeless kids count. And they need to be counted accurately. So I am encouraged that Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced legislation yesterday [7/24] to fix a long-standing injustice in the way our...Show More Summary

Do 10,000 baby boomers retire every day?

“Each day,10,000 baby boomers retire and begin receiving Medicare and Social Security benefits.” –Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), writing in The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2014 A reader asked about this line in Sen. Portman’s article, which warned of a looming budget crisis because of growth in entitlements. Could this figure possibly be true? The […]

Congressional right wing's right-side-of-history whip count: 8–271

last monthLGBT / Gay : Good As You

And then there were eight: FLORIDA: US Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) Becomes Eighth Sitting GOP Member Of Congress To Back Same-Sex Marriage [J.M.G.] The other seven are Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen....

I genuinely agree with Tony Perkins: Chris Christie's marriage stance is toothless

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Social conservatives are beyond fearful that a pro-marriage Republican like Rob Portman or a moderate who has sometimes been hostile toward their anti-LGBT cause, like Chris Christie, is going to become the GOP nominee in 2016. That's why you're going...

Open Thread: Perspectives

Let's not underestimate how much a photo op can change the narrative and demonstrate leadership. pic.twitter.com/oJqMCCZ5Dl — LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) July 10, 2014 Jonathan Chait, in NYMag: Ohio Senator Rob Portman spoke with Bloomberg yesterday, showing a little leg on his potential 2016 presidential candidacy. Show More Summary

This Week in Would-Be 2016 Candidates: Rob Portman and Joe Manchin

Let’s take a look back at this week’s newest potential 2016 presidential candidates -- Joe Machin and Rob Portman.

Sen. Rob Portman: If I Run For President, My Gay Marriage Support Will Be A Plus

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

GOP Sen. Rob Portman is considering a 2016 presidential bid and says that his support for same-sex marriage would only help his campaign. The Washington Post yesterday declared that Portman's candidacy could set up a "nightmare scenario" for the Republican Party. Show More Summary

The nightmare scenario for Republicans on gay marriage

So Ohio Senator Rob Portman is considering a run for president, and he claims his support for gay marriage would be a plus in a general election, allowing Republicans to make an economic case to key demographics that are culturally resistant to the GOP. “You can’t become a national party unless you do a better job […]

Portman keeps 2016 door open

Washington (CNN) - Rob Portman isn't shutting any doors to a potential 2016 run for the White House. But the Republican senator from Ohio Wednesday seemed to down play any talk that he's actively considering a bid for his party's nomination. "What I did say though in that article when pressed about 2016 was I'm […]

The GOP needs more folks like Rob Portman

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) earned my enduring respect when he came out in support of same-sex marriage last year because his son came out to him two years earlier. Folks wondered if taking such a public position would snuff out his presidential ambitions. The Post’s Robert Costa reports today that it hasn’t. In fact, it’s […]

WATCH: Do Rob Portman's Pro-Gay Politics Make Him Unelectable?

The first Republican senator to endorse marriage equality notes that his position put him 'at odds' with his party. read more

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