Senator Rob Portman

Ohio politics
6:03 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Sittenfeld says he's running for U.S. Senate

Credit Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati council member P.G. Sittenfeld has launched his campaign for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat next year. 

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Politics
4:46 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Oregon Congressmen honor bets

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After Monday night's Ohio State University victory over the University of Oregon in the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship, Oregon's U.S. Senators made good on a bet with their colleagues from Ohio.  Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown from Ohio met with Oregon's Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley on the steps of the Capitol building and spelled out O-H-I-O.  

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Sports
2:39 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Ohio, Oregon Senators wager on championship game

Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

There could be four U.S. Senators doing some  odd gyrations on the steps of the Capitol by Tuesday morning. 

All because of a football game Monday night - the national championship game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks.

There's interest on Capitol Hill in the Monday night game.  Ohio Senator Rob Portman says he'll be watching the game.

Portman, a Republican, and the Democratic senator from Ohio, Sherrod Brown, have a wager with their colleagues from Oregon.

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Politics
8:41 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the possibility that Ohio's Rob Portman may make a bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

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Politics
1:24 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Portman: U.S. must "move and move quickly" to stop ISIS

Sen. Rob Portman
Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Rob Portman said today the Obama administration must move quickly to stop ISIS, the extremist group in Syria which beheaded a second American journalist Tuesday.

In an interview with WVXU, the junior senator from Ohio the situation is much worse because the U.S. did not keep more non-combat forces on the ground when it left Iraq during President Obama's first term.

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