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  1. Inside AIPAC's Quiet Campaign To Blur Israeli Settlement LinesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Switched

    When the Senate passed a high-profile piece of trade legislation last Friday, lawmakers simultaneously approved a little-noticed amendment described by its authors as "pro-Israel." In doing so, the Senate moved to protect Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories from international sanction -- directly contradicting what has been U.S. policy in the region since 1967.

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  2. Democrats face contested primaries in 2016 Senate racesRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | USA Today

    Democrats face contested primaries in 2016 Senate races Republicans, who are defending more Senate seats in 2016, see advantages in this surge of Democratic primary fights. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1HyRhaD WASHINGTON - When the Ohio Democratic Party and the Senate Democrats' national campaign operation endorsed former governor Ted Strickland to be their standard-bearer against GOP Sen. Rob Portman next year, the party was sending a clear message to other interested candidates: Strickland is the nominee.

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  3. Bill Whalen:Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Jewish World Review

    I got to sit in on a roundtable talk with a Republican senator, during which said lawmaker expressed hope of getting tax reform moving in Congress. As for the former , we're already midway through 2015.

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  4. Media Starts To Poke Holes In Sittenfeld's "Paper Thin" ResumeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Plunderbund

    In the last forty years, you cannot name a candidate with as thin of a resume to run for U.S. Senate in Ohio as P.G. Sittenfeld. Even Josh Mandel had served several terms in the Ohio House of Representatives and was elected State Treasurer before running.

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  5. Poll PositionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Cincinnati CityBeat

    Conservatives in the Ohio legislature are considering new voter ID requirements as the state faces lawsuits over restricted voting hours. - Photo: CityBeat Archives Little more than a month after Ohio settled a lawsuit charging that it engaged in practices that suppressed voters' rights, more battles around the state's voting practices loom.

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  6. Portman announces funding for new Air Force pharmacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Xenia Daily Gazette

    US Senator Rob Portman announced Thursday that the Senate-drafted Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act and the Senate Appropriations Bill for Military Construction both include $6.6 million to construct a new satellite pharmacy at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This funding comes at a time when the current satellite pharmacy at the Base Commissary is suffering from a lack of adequate space for patient waiting, prescription processing and equipment storage.

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  7. Republican Compassion: Hey, This Affects Me PersonallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Crooks and Liars

    The Republican from Florida suggested as much in March when he said at an event in Iowa that increasing spending would be wise in some cases. Former Gov. Jeb Bush opened up last week about his mother-in-law's affliction with Alzheimer's disease and, on Tuesday, shed some light on what he thinks should be done to fight the illness.

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  8. OH, GA, MO, AZ, NC, IA & SC-Sen: The GOP Senators Who Took The Most Corporate Cash To Fast Track TPPRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Kos

    ... - the only two non-votes on TPA were a Republican from Louisiana and a Republican from Alaska. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, who is the former US trade representative, has been one of the loudest proponents of the TPP. He received $119,700 from 14 ...

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  9. Congress members back bills to phase out plastic microbeadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | North County Public Radio

    Two Michigan lawmakers say they and other members of Congress are sponsoring bipartisan legislation to protect the Great Lakes from the damaging effects of plastic microbeads found in some soaps and personal care products. The Michigan Democrats say the small plastic beads aren't biodegradable and can make it through wastewater treatment systems.

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  10. Trade Votes Play Big in 2016 PoliticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Roll Call

    Rob Portman isn't a bomb thrower. But his pitch last week for an amendment cracking down on countries that artificially weaken their currencies threatened to blow up President Barack Obama's trade agenda, and exposed a deep split in approaches among Republicans who face the voters in 2016.

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  11. Welcome a fast tracka comebackRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Post and Courier

    A bipartisan Senate majority gave President Barack Obama an important victory last week in his quest for approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement with Japan and 10 other countries. Fourteen Democrats joined 48 Republicans to pass what is known as “fast track” authority by a 62-37 margin.

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  12. EPA Issues Nationwide Guidelines On Safe Algae Toxin Levels In Drinking WaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WBKO-TV Bowling Green

    The EPA recently issued a health advisory that states and utilities can use to protect Americans from elevated levels of algal toxins in drinking water. Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Rob Portman of Ohio have spent the past year pushing for new guidelines for water safety.

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  13. Resisting the longest hatredRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Washington Times

    Robert S. Wistrich , who died suddenly last week, was considered the foremost scholar of anti-Semitism, which he called "the longest hatred," one that appears to be metastasizing in the current era. Writing about Nazi anti-Semitism ruffles no feathers within academia and other elite circles.

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  14. Jeb Joins "Ox is Gored" RepublicansRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Daily Kos

    ... co-sponsored a bill to provide mental health parity, citing his daughter's struggle with schizophrenia. Senator Rob Portman suddenly "came out" for gay marriage upon learning that his son was gay. Senator Mark Kirk had a stroke and opined that maybe ...

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  15. National EPA Guidelines On Safe Algae Toxin Levels In Drinking WaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | WILX-TV Lansing

    "I immediately got in my pick up truck, I was in my truck and loaded it up with bottles water and drove up to Toledo," Portman said. Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Rob Portman of Ohio have spent the past year pushing for new guidelines for water safety.

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  16. Fast Track Update: Senate Bill Limps Across Finish Line and on to the HouseRead the original story

    Tuesday May 26 | Common Dreams

    Only grassroots pressure can ensure our congressional representatives stand up to the pressure from corporate lobbyists and Washington insiders and vote no on Fast Track. The Senate ultimately passed Fast Track after a surprisingly contentious and difficult week of trade debate late last Friday night.

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  17. LeMieux: Pacific trade deal good for nation and for FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | St. Petersburg Times

    The U.S. Senate passed fast-track trade authority last week to give President Barack Obama the tools to negotiate a free trade deal with 11 Pacific-area nations. If successful, the agreement would encompass countries that preside over 40 percent of the world's economy - from Peru to Singapore, Mexico to Japan.

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  18. Lawmakers receive response from EPA following water crisis in ToledoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | WJRT

    "I immediately got in my pick up truck, I was in my truck and loaded it up with bottles water and drove up to Toledo," said Senator Rob Portman, of Ohio. "That should never happen where hundreds of thousands of people lose their drinking water," said Senator Sherrod Brown, of Ohio.

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  19. Fast track fight shifts to House - House leaders look to pass trade ...Read the original story

    Tuesday May 26 | Politico

    FAST TRACK FIGHT MOVES TO HOUSE: The Senate on Friday night approved a "fast track" trade promotion authority bill that will help President Barack Obama conclude a massive Asia-Pacific trade agreement, setting the stage for a fierce battle in the House when lawmakers return in June. The 62-37 vote followed two weeks of debate on the measure, which would allow the White House to submit trade agreements to Congress for straight up-or-down votes without any amendments.

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  20. GOP-dominated county attracts key DemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | Crescent-News.com

    Ohio's Democratic U.S senator and two candidates trying to join him in Washington are venturing into a Republican-dominated county for a party fundraiser.

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