Peter Elliott to become longest serving U.S. Marshal in northern Ohio
U.S. Marshal Peter Elliott talks with reporters after the discovery of fugitive Bobby Thompson, whom U.S. Marshals arrested and accused of running a phony veterans scam.
The Charlotte Observer
Banks still want a bailout
The nation's biggest banks are waging an outrageous fight against a bipartisan Senate bill seeking to protect taxpayers from bailing them out.
The Medina Gazette
Bill looks to increase dam safety
Part of what makes Medina County beautiful is its natural landscape - the wooded areas, lakes and creeks.
Thu May 23, 2013
Congressional Notables Participates at Jewish American Heritage Luncheon
In creating a tradition, May has been designated as Jewish Heritage Month to celebrate the talents and contributions of the American Jewish Community to the American society.
Cincinnati Airport Looks to Increase Service
Over the last several years, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has lost hundreds of flights as Delta scaled back operations.
Ohio Ag Threatens to Sue Credit Bureaus; Senators Rake Cdia
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has threatened to sue credit reporting agencies if they don't fix problems that DeWine and some 20 other State AGs have uncovered in the course of their months-long investigation.
Legislators want Delta Queen back in Cincinnati
Ohio's U.S. senators and Cincinnati's House members have introduced legislation allowing the Delta Queen to go on overnight trips with passengers on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
Portsmouth Daily Times
Brown introduces college loan legislation
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says more than 360,000 students across Ohio would be forced to pay thousands more each year in college loan costs unless Congress acts to block the interest rate from doubling on federally-subsidized Stafford loans by July 1, 2013.
Wed May 22, 2013
The Huffington Post
Too-Big-To-Jail Dogs Obama's Justice Department
The U.S. Department of Justice appears to have neither conducted nor received any analyses that would show whether criminal charges against large financial institutions would harm the economy, potentially undermining a key DOJ argument for why the world's biggest banks have escaped indictment.
Warren asks bullseye questions of Treasury Secretary Lew. Can we have 50 more like her, please?
Elizabeth Warren, who by Senate tradition ought to be a meek, eyes-down freshman, turned in another stellar performance Wednesday at a Banking Committee hearing with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in the hot seat.
Tue 2:33 p.m.: Students may pay higher interest rates
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will hold a news conference call Wednesday regarding legislation to prevent a hike in interest rates for Stafford student loans.
Is Wall Street Still "Untouchable"?
This fall will mark the five-year anniversary of Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy, sparking the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Another GOP-Big Labor Fight Ensues
In an email to constituents, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown wrote, "Republicans in the Ohio House have introduced multiple bills that would turn our state into a so-called Right-to-Work state -- one of the ugliest tricks in the right-wing playbook when it comes to attacking working men and women." Additionally, "Senate Bill 5 wasn't the extreme right's ... (more)
Tue May 21, 2013
The Plain Dealer
What is rural? Most Ohio farm counties still don't qualify, despite update
It's official: A Washington bureaucrat could stand amid 1,000 acres of tall corn and still not realize he was in the country.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Plain Dealer
State Rep. Connie Pillich officially launches campaign against Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel
State Rep. Connie Pillich, a Democrat from Montgomery, will declare her candidacy Monday for Ohio treasurer.
Sun May 19, 2013
Representatives Speak Out Against Food Aid Cuts
Members of the Senate and House are speaking out against proposed cuts in food aid that have been introduced in the Farm Bill legislation. Senator Sherrod Brown authored an amendment for the Senate discussion of the 2013 Farm Bill, which would provide much needed support to the nation's food banks.
Sat May 18, 2013
Student debt weighs on overall economy
Mary Knauff would like to start saving money, for retirement or for some future spending.
The Big Picture
Can two senators end 'too big to fail'?
Last month, an unlikely pair of senators - Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, and David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican - introduced a non-binding resolution calling for the end of the implicit subsidies that "too big to fail" banks enjoy.
UP: The Courier's View on Wednesday applauded U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown for sponsoring an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act that should help keep the area's flood-control project moving along.
Fri May 17, 2013
Brown: Risk Weighting Has Place
Senator Sherrod Brown discusses risk weighting and housing in his "Too Big to Fail" bill with TheStreet's Joe Deaux Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.