(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, center, with Senators Rob Portman, Roy Blunt, John Barrasso, John Thune, and John Cornyn, in March 2014 T he Trump administration has made clear its intention toShow More Summary
Republican senators on Thursday offered public backing of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell despite an onslaught of criticism from their party's own president. Three influential Republican senators — Rob Portman of Ohio, Orrin Hatch...Show More Summary
MAYBE THAT’S THE GOAL: Sex trafficking bill would make the internet a wasteland. Last week, Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) released the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (SESTA). Don’t let the title fool you. It won’t stop sex trafficking — a worthy goal we should all share — but it […]
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) laughed in a woman’s face on Friday when she asked him to stop accepting political contributions from the fossil fuel industry, the Huffington Post reports. In video posted to Facebook by the group Indivisible Columbus District 3, a mother confronted Sen. Portman...
Republican Senator Rob Portman (OH) squirmed under questioning from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday when asked why the State Department and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have not used money the senator specifically earmarked to fight Russian disinformation programs. “The State...
A bipartisan group of senators, including Rob Portman, is pushing forward with legislation to end federal legal protection for websites that facilitate sex trafficking, drawing strong opposition from companies who say the measure undermines free-speech protections.
Ohio's Republican senator says U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will visit the cleanup site of a former Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said in … Click to Continue »
From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt: They Fear Responsibility for Change More Than They Fear the Status Quo You can’t save a party from itself. I like Ohio Senator Rob Portman quite a bit. But there’s no getting around the fact...Show More Summary
Rachel Maddow reports on health care activists using a printed
Police said 15 people were arrested after they allegedly blocked medics from responding to a call in the building.
Opponents of the Republican health care plan have occupied two Ohio offices of U.S. Senator Rob Portman, with 15 people arrested in Columbus. Columbus police reported the arrests Friday afternoon, … Click to Continue »
Campaign Action In order to bribe Republican senators from the Medicaid expansion states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, namely Shelley Moore Capito (WV) and Rob Portman (OH), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has thrown $45 billion in treatment funds at them, $4.5 billion every year for the next decade. Show More Summary
About ten days ago at Dartmouth College, I sat down with Senator Rob Portman to talk about the threats and problems related to Russia’s meddling in democratic elections in the United States and around the world. Portman then discusses...Show More Summary
Campaign Action Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) reportedly clashed in a meeting of Republican senators trying to hash out Medicaid cuts in Trumpcare Wednesday. McConnell sided with conservatives eager...Show More Summary
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman announced his opposition to the current Senate health care bill on Tuesday, after days of political pummeling that ended with the vote delayed. The Ohio Republican … Click to Continue »
Last week, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman was in Cincinnati for a press conference about the heroin crisis in Ohio. Portman said this about recent deaths due to Fentanyl-spiked drugs: You're playing Russian roulette with your life every time...Show More Summary
Back in March, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner joined fellow Republican Senators Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Rob Portman of Ohio, in stating that “we will not support a [Obamacare replacement] plan that...Show More Summary
Politically, Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) are not all that far apart. Both are moderates who rejected proposed cuts in Medicaid funds. And yet, in the highly polarized atmosphere...
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric spoke with Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) about an appeals court upholding the decision to block President Trump’s travel ban.
Brian Reidl, former chief economist for Republican Senator Rob Portman, spoke to Ali Velshi this morning and gave the whole game away: REIDL: I worked on budgets in the Senate. I've written budgets for presidential campaigns. I think I know what's happening. Show More Summary