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Sen. Sherrod Brown wants more sick leave, overtime, minimum wage hike as part of plan
 Sen. Sherrod Brown wants voters to feel that Democrats are the party of working Americans — and he’s got 77 pages aimed at showing them why. The Ohio Democrat announced today a sweeping plan aimed at improving conditions for working Americans in a speech at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs on the campus of the Ohio State...

Posted: 20 days ago

Sen. Sherrod Brown wants voters to feel that Democrats are the party of working Americans — and he’s got 77 pages aimed at showing them why. The Ohio Democrat announced today a sweeping plan aimed at improving conditions for working Americans in a speech at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs on the campus of the Ohio State...
Ohio Sen. Portman: AG Jeff Sessions did the right thing
 Sen. Rob Portman said U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions “did the right thing” when he recused himself Thursday any Justice Department probe into allegations that Russian officials may have intervened in last year’s presidential election in an effort to help Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. In a...

Posted: 20 days ago

Sen. Rob Portman said U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions “did the right thing” when he recused himself Thursday any Justice Department probe into allegations that Russian officials may have intervened in last year’s presidential election in an effort to help Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. In a...
Vice President Mike Pence visits local business today
 The solution to the country’s health care issues begins and ends at the state level, Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday morning to invited guests and employees of an online frame manufacturer in northern Hamilton County. Pence, along with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price, spoke to several dozen...

Posted: 21 days ago

The solution to the country’s health care issues begins and ends at the state level, Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday morning to invited guests and employees of an online frame manufacturer in northern Hamilton County. Pence, along with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price, spoke to several dozen...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from Russian investigation
 U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday said he will recuse himself from any investigation into Russian involvement with the November election. Sessions said he did not have any meetings with a Russian ambassador tied to the campaign of President Donald Trump. He did confirm the meeting, but said it was not tied to the election. Sessions...

Posted: 21 days ago

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday said he will recuse himself from any investigation into Russian involvement with the November election. Sessions said he did not have any meetings with a Russian ambassador tied to the campaign of President Donald Trump. He did confirm the meeting, but said it was not tied to the election. Sessions...
Amid grief, a father keeps promise to get Congress to act
 This was often the time of year when John Betts would emerge from another blustery northern Ohio winter to watch his boy play baseball. At Little League fields, then through high school and eventually at Bluffton University, Betts and his wife Joy, of Bryan, would be in the stands watching their son, David, play second base with his usual...

Posted: 21 days ago

This was often the time of year when John Betts would emerge from another blustery northern Ohio winter to watch his boy play baseball. At Little League fields, then through high school and eventually at Bluffton University, Betts and his wife Joy, of Bryan, would be in the stands watching their son, David, play second base with his usual...
Amid grief, Bluffton father keeps promise to make buses safer
 This was often the time of year when John Betts would emerge from another blustery northern Ohio winter to watch his boy play baseball. At Little League fields, then through high school and eventually at Bluffton University, Betts and his wife Joy, of Bryan, would be in the stands watching their son, David, play second base with his usual...

Posted: 21 days ago

This was often the time of year when John Betts would emerge from another blustery northern Ohio winter to watch his boy play baseball. At Little League fields, then through high school and eventually at Bluffton University, Betts and his wife Joy, of Bryan, would be in the stands watching their son, David, play second base with his usual...
More details on Vice President Mike Pence's Thursday visit to the region
 Vice President Mike Pence will be in southern Ohio Thursday for a visit focused on small business concerns. Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price are scheduled to visit Frame USA in the suburb of Cincinnati for a small-business listening session and speech, according to a White House announcement of the event. The group...

Posted: 22 days ago

Vice President Mike Pence will be in southern Ohio Thursday for a visit focused on small business concerns. Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price are scheduled to visit Frame USA in the suburb of Cincinnati for a small-business listening session and speech, according to a White House announcement of the event. The group...
Ohio officials react to President Donald Trump’s speech
 Reaction to President Donald Trump’s address Tuesday night from Ohio senators and members of Congress: “As Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I appreciate President Trump putting the issues that affect America’s 28 million small businesses front-and-center in his first address to Congress. Chief among those...

Posted: 22 days ago

Reaction to President Donald Trump’s address Tuesday night from Ohio senators and members of Congress: “As Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I appreciate President Trump putting the issues that affect America’s 28 million small businesses front-and-center in his first address to Congress. Chief among those...
This time Democrats providing the anger at town halls
 Rep. Mike Turner was out of the country last week, but that didn’t stop the demand for a town hall with the Dayton Republican. Turner, a member of the House Armed Services and House Intelligence Committees, was in Europe, receiving briefings at NATO and the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters. But Tuesday, several dozen...

Posted: 26 days ago

Rep. Mike Turner was out of the country last week, but that didn’t stop the demand for a town hall with the Dayton Republican. Turner, a member of the House Armed Services and House Intelligence Committees, was in Europe, receiving briefings at NATO and the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters. But Tuesday, several dozen...
President Trump to withdraw guidance on transgender bathrooms
 The Trump administration is expected to rescind guidance issued last year by President Barack Obama calling on public schools to provide transgender students with access to bathrooms that matches the gender they identify with. The apparent decision by President Donald Trump, will be cheered by legal conservatives. But word of the move provoked...

10:48 PM Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

The Trump administration is expected to rescind guidance issued last year by President Barack Obama calling on public schools to provide transgender students with access to bathrooms that matches the gender they identify with. The apparent decision by President Donald Trump, will be cheered by legal conservatives. But word of the move provoked...
Trump plans changes to overtime rule: How will it impact you
 Last May, then-Vice President Joe Biden swept into Columbus on Air Force Two, sampled a bit of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, and announced a rule change that would allow some 4.2 million more Americans to receive overtime pay. Less than one year later, that rule’s future is very much in doubt. A federal judge in November issued...

8:17 PM Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017

Last May, then-Vice President Joe Biden swept into Columbus on Air Force Two, sampled a bit of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, and announced a rule change that would allow some 4.2 million more Americans to receive overtime pay. Less than one year later, that rule’s future is very much in doubt. A federal judge in November issued...
Why has the nomination process been so slow?
 Nearly a month into his presidency, President Donald Trump’s cabinet is not quite empty. But compared to previous White Houses, it’s nowhere near full. As of Thursday — 27 days into his presidency — 13 of Trump’s nominees had been confirmed, with secretaries of Commerce, Energy, and Housing and Urban Development...

5:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017

Nearly a month into his presidency, President Donald Trump’s cabinet is not quite empty. But compared to previous White Houses, it’s nowhere near full. As of Thursday — 27 days into his presidency — 13 of Trump’s nominees had been confirmed, with secretaries of Commerce, Energy, and Housing and Urban Development...
Ohio senators split votes on Trump pick to lead Treasury
 The U.S. Senate Monday night confirmed Steve Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury, putting an end to yet another contentious nomination process in the Senate this year. By a 53-47 vote, the Senate confirmed Mnuchin, the former chairman and chief executive officer of OneWest Bank after a lengthy debate. Democrats were so disturbed by the...

2:02 AM Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017

The U.S. Senate Monday night confirmed Steve Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury, putting an end to yet another contentious nomination process in the Senate this year. By a 53-47 vote, the Senate confirmed Mnuchin, the former chairman and chief executive officer of OneWest Bank after a lengthy debate. Democrats were so disturbed by the...
Betsy DeVos confirmed as Education secretary after VP breaks tie vote
 Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the United States Senate today after Vice President Mike Pence broke a 50-50 tie. As they'd previously announced, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, opposed DeVos' nomination while Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, supported it. Brown said DeVos "made her career helping for-profit charters when Ohio is known as the 'wild...

5:30 PM Tuesday, Feb. 07, 2017

Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the United States Senate today after Vice President Mike Pence broke a 50-50 tie. As they'd previously announced, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, opposed DeVos' nomination while Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, supported it. Brown said DeVos "made her career helping for-profit charters when Ohio is known as the 'wild...
Ohio Sen. Portman says he’ll back Trump education pick despite pressure
 Don’t expect Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, to be the 51st vote Democrats need to thwart Michigan philanthropist and billionaire Betsy DeVos in her quest to be the next Secretary of Education. Portman announced Thursday that he backs DeVos for Secretary of Education, saying “during the confirmation process she committed to strongly...

8:14 PM Thursday, Feb. 02, 2017

Don’t expect Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, to be the 51st vote Democrats need to thwart Michigan philanthropist and billionaire Betsy DeVos in her quest to be the next Secretary of Education. Portman announced Thursday that he backs DeVos for Secretary of Education, saying “during the confirmation process she committed to strongly...
Call volume overwhelmes Senate switchboard
 Callers overloaded the Senate phone system this afternoon as the Senate approaches votes on a handful of President Donald Trump’s controversial cabinet nominees. At around 3 p.m., staff for Sen. Sherrod Brown posted a notice on his Senate website: “Due to extremely high call volume, Washington, D.C., Senate offices are experiencing...

10:43 PM Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2017

Callers overloaded the Senate phone system this afternoon as the Senate approaches votes on a handful of President Donald Trump’s controversial cabinet nominees. At around 3 p.m., staff for Sen. Sherrod Brown posted a notice on his Senate website: “Due to extremely high call volume, Washington, D.C., Senate offices are experiencing...
Ohio Sen. Brown joins Senate boycott of Trump nominees
 The Senate Finance Committee today sent President Donald Trump’s picks for Secretary of Health and Human Services and Secretary of the Treasury to the full Senate for final approval, despite the boycott of Democrats on the panel. Under committee rules, the Senate Finance Committee needs at least one Democrat to have a quorum. However...

5:43 PM Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee today sent President Donald Trump’s picks for Secretary of Health and Human Services and Secretary of the Treasury to the full Senate for final approval, despite the boycott of Democrats on the panel. Under committee rules, the Senate Finance Committee needs at least one Democrat to have a quorum. However...
Ohio senators split on Trump’s Supreme Court pick
 Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio praised President Donald Trump’s choice Tuesday of federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court while Sen. Sherrod Brown swiftly announced he would oppose the nomination. Portman, among a group of Republican senators briefed by White House officials before he attended the announcement in the...

5:24 PM Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2017

Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio praised President Donald Trump’s choice Tuesday of federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court while Sen. Sherrod Brown swiftly announced he would oppose the nomination. Portman, among a group of Republican senators briefed by White House officials before he attended the announcement in the...
Democrats block votes on two nominees
 Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee blocked votes on President Donald Trump’s nominees for Treasury Secretary and Health and Human Services Secretary today, citing media reports that both nominees had misled the panel. Democratic members of the committee, which has jurisdiction over both nominees, failed to appear at a scheduled...

4:30 PM Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee blocked votes on President Donald Trump’s nominees for Treasury Secretary and Health and Human Services Secretary today, citing media reports that both nominees had misled the panel. Democratic members of the committee, which has jurisdiction over both nominees, failed to appear at a scheduled...
Will progressives learn lessons from the tea party to fight Trump?
 In the days after she and some 150 Kenyon College students went to Washington for the Women’s March on Washington, Emily Carter became a whirling dervish of activism. She had newsletters to send out. Senators to call. Action networks to create. “I am literally staying up at night, like, ‘what can I do next?’&rdquo...

3:49 AM Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

In the days after she and some 150 Kenyon College students went to Washington for the Women’s March on Washington, Emily Carter became a whirling dervish of activism. She had newsletters to send out. Senators to call. Action networks to create. “I am literally staying up at night, like, ‘what can I do next?’&rdquo...
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