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  1. Ted Strickland, P.G. Sittenfeld pitch Senate candidacies to DemocratsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    The Ohio Democratic Party, shut out in last year's statewide elections, apparently will face a stark choice for its future. After last night's annual Legacy Dinner, a collision seems inevitable in March 2016 between a familiar figure and a fresh face - former Gov. and Congressman Ted Strickland, 73, and Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, 30 - for the right to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Rob Portman.

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  2. Senate approves long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiencyRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com

    The Senate approved a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency Friday that includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes. Senators approved the bill by voice vote shortly before beginning a two-week recess.

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  3. Senate passes GOP budget after marathon of amendment votesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Hill

    The Senate approved a Republican budget resolution just after 3:00 a.m. Friday morning in a 52-46 vote, capping a grueling day of floor work that required lawmakers to take sides on dozens of amendments. Only two Republicans voted against the budget: Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul .

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  4. Ohio Progressives Urge Defeat Of Trans-Pacific PartnershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Plunderbund

    Allies who commonly support the Obama Administration offered sharp criticism of an upcoming trade plan at a town hall meeting Wednesday night, insisting it could cost American workers jobs and undermine Wall Street and environmental reforms. The two-hour meeting featured a half-dozen speakers who each advised Congress not to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, a complex treaty to govern international trade among the United States and a dozen other nations.

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  5. Ohio Democratic U.S. Senate rivals appear together for first time, but aim their fire at...Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

    Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks at the Ohio Democrats' annual Legacy Dinner on Friday in Columbus. Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland, speaking at a Democratic Party dinner in Columbus, cracks a joke about the difference between the Senate and a $100 million yacht.

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  6. Senate passes budget after lengthy, politically charged 'Vote-a-rama'Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    The Senate passed a budget proposal early Friday morning after a marathon voting session in which both parties looked to set themselves up to score political points for the 2016 election. During "Vote-a-rama," as it's been dubbed, senators worked for hours through dozens of amendments to the Republican budget proposal, staying in the Capitol late Thursday into Friday.

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  7. March 27, 2015 - Senate passes Portman-Shaheen energy efficiency...Read the original story

    17 hrs ago | Public Power

    In the early morning hours of March 27, the U.S. Senate passed energy efficiency legislation proposed by Sens. Rob Portman and Jeanne Shaheen . The bill, S. 535, includes requirements such as grid-enabled water heaters and energy information for commercial buildings.

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  8. The Death Throes of Common CoreRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | AmmoLand

    Americans are learning the hard way that the federal government should not be permitted to impose one-size-fits-all standards to education. It was never intended to play a role in education and the absence of any mention in the Constitution is proof enough that education was intended to be supervised by the states where the school districts, schools, and parents are closest to the process.

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  9. Eleven Senate Republicans Join Democrats in Voting to Guarantee Equal ...Read the original story

    18 hrs ago | Towleroad

    In an unexpected move Thursday night, eleven Senate Republicans joined all Democrats on a nonbinding vote to guarantee equal Social Security and veterans benefits to married same-sex couples, regardless of state laws on gay marriage. The amendment, proposed by Sen. Brian Schatz, addressed the fact that both Social Security and some provisions of veterans' benefits are, by statute, provided to spouses on the basis of whether a couple's marriage is recognized by the state in which they live.

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  10. Senate approves Shaheen-Portman bill to boost energy efficiency in commercial buildings, homesRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Canadian Business Magazine

    The Senate approved a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency Friday that includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes. Senators approved the bill by voice vote shortly before beginning a two-week recess.

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  11. The Fix: The 10 most competitive Senate races in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Washington Post

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on March 24. Reid, after all, had rarely won his races by anything but the skin of his teeth and his role as the leading national Democratic in the Senate had badly tainted his image back in the state. He won in 2010 in no small part because Republicans nominated the single worst candidate to run in that election - or maybe any recent election.

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  12. Portman, McConnell planning to introduce EPA amendment to federal budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WKSU-FM Kent

    As the Supreme Court weighs whether the EPA should have to consider the cost of proposed regulations, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman wants to take his own stand against power plant restrictions. Portman says he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are planning to introduce a budget amendment that would allow states to opt out of the Clean Power Plan.

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  13. The 10 most competitive Senate races in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Reid, after all, had rarely won his races by anything but the skin of his teeth and his role as the leading national Democratic in the Senate had badly tainted his image back in the state. He won in 2010 in no small part because Republicans nominated the single worst candidate to run in that election -- or maybe any recent election.

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  14. Ohio Democrats lose their keynote speaker for tonight's annual dinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    Because of early morning votes in the U.S. Senate and difficulty in getting a flight back from Washington, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown cannot get to Columbus for tonight's Ohio Democratic Party Legacy Dinner. It's unclear now who will highlight the gathering at the Columbus Athenaeum, for which the party says 800 tickets have been sold.

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  15. Senate Quietly Passes Energy Efficiency Bill With One Vote At 4 AMRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    Sens. Rob Portman and Jeanne Shaheen waited until the wee hours of the morning to pass bipartisan energy efficiency legislation that has been stalled for months in Congress. After a late night of amendment votes, Portman and Shaheen were able to pass their bill by a voice vote around 4 AM Friday morning.

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  16. Rob Portman, under fire from environmentalists, scores energy victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Cleveland.com

    While you were sleeping, two members of the U.S. Senate including Ohio's Rob Portman were finally able to pass part of a long-awaited energy efficiency initiative. It's a boring-sounding matter but has significance for Portman, who is under fire by environmentalists for not doing enough, from their viewpoint, on climate change.

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  17. Morning News and StuffRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Cincinnati CityBeat

    ... currently going head to head in the party's primary for the chance to take on incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman. Making things especially uncomfortable is the fact that Sittenfeld had signaled he wouldn't continue with campaign if ...

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  18. The vote shows which Republican senators feel vulnerable, or safe, enough to support LGBT issues.Read the original story

    Yesterday | Bloomberg

    Among the two dozen amendments passed by the Senate Thursday night was a measure granting Social Security and veterans benefits to married same-sex couples in all states. Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz's amendment passed 57-43, with votes from every Democrat and 11 Republicans.

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  19. NHDP - DSCC Memo: Republicans Hiding On MedicareRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NH Insider

    ... Plan Is A Substantive Proposal" That Will Cut Spending In Part By "Tackling Entitlement Reform." [U.S. Senator Rob Portman, Press Release, 4/5/11 ] Ayotte Voted For The Ryan BudgetThree Times. [Vote 46, 3/21/13 ; Vote 98, 5/16/12 ; Vote 77, 5/25/11 ...

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  20. Shaheen-Portman FTW - NYC explosion was possibly gas-related -...Read the original story

    Yesterday | Politico

    REID RETIRING IN 2016: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced today that he will not seek reelection, a decision that will reshape the hierarchy in the Senate Democratic Caucus and upend Nevada's political landscape -- not to mention his big impact on energy policy, which included his role as one of the most powerful opponents of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project. It is not immediately clear how Reid's departure will affect the contentious politics around Yucca, the Nevada site that Congress designated in 1987 to be the nation's permanent repository for the nation's nuclear waste.

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