In a draft letter to President Obama obtained by BuzzFeed News, Sens. Rob Portman and Dick Durbin write that “sanctions alone are unlikely to deter Putin.”
“Republicans ought to treat people as they are…”
Rob Portman will call President Obama’s clemency plan “a Band-Aid on a deep wound” in a speech Tuesday. Can conservatives end the war on drugs?
From Washington state to Washington, DC, and from the Rhode Island statehouse to the Supreme Court of the United States, the country is very different from just last May.
Ohio’s Republican senator also expressed support for “the concept” of workplace protections for LGBT Americans, although he raised concerns with the current legislation.
At BuzzFeed Brews in DC, Portman answers a burning question.
At BuzzFeed Brews in DC, the Ohio Republican sings Newman’s song about the day the Cuyahoga River caught fire.
BuzzFeed sits down with the Republican senator from Ohio. Live from D.C. on May 6, 2013.
One week left to be remembered as a leader on the issue.
Ryan says he hasn’t read Portman’s op-ed yet.
Rob Portman’s not alone — people with gay friends or family members are much more likely to support allowing them to marry.
“Log Cabin Republicans welcomes Senator Portman’s support, and encourages his GOP colleagues in the Senate to join him on the right side of history,” the group’s head says. Portman is the only sitting Republican senator to have announced support for marriage equality.
“The White House continues to be very confrontational,” complains Barrasso. Portman checks his watch.
Sometimes, they get it so right.
Comity after a protest at a conference on the debt. “They just gave my speech,” says Portman.
A grateful chattering class thanks Joe Biden and John Sununu.
“What else do you have to do?”
Top surrogate and debate sparring partner says Romney has pulled even in Ohio, as he raises expectations for tonight’s town hall.
The benefits of a detail-oriented pool report. Thank you, Jason Horowitz.
According to Senator Rob Portman’s 1985 foreign agent registration form, while working as a lobbyist at the firm Patton, Boggs, and Blow, Portman was a registered foreign agent on the behalf of the Republic of Haiti. In 1985 Haiti was ruled by the notorious Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, who was overthrown by a uprising in 1986. Update In June, Portman’s staff provided ABC News a 2005 signed affidavit from the Democratic managing partner of Patton Boggs, that says Portman did not represent foreign entities during his time at the lobbying firm in the 1980s.
Like pageants, elections are carefully orchestrated displays of candidates’ poise and ability to connect with audiences. I think we can all agree that what this country’s most important politicians are truly missing more than anything is the dramatic styling and beautiful makeup the glitz pageant competitors (as seen on such fine programming as Toddlers & Tiaras) have perfected over the years. Thanks to the power of retouching we can imagine how that would look.
Romney VP hopeful: not so vanilla. Ohio Sen. Rob Portman dodged prying questions about the veepstakes by discussing his wild and crazy yogurt preferences.
Rob Portman’s close ties to the Bush White House, including serving budget director (seen here in his nomination) will be fodder for Democrats. “The OMB has an essential responsibility of implementing the full range of my administration’s agenda”
The Ohio Senator tells reporters he has no plans to meet with the presumptive Republican nominee. Defends his record in the Bush administration.
Republican Ohio Senator Rob Portman is considered a top choice to be Mitt Romney’s running mate. One downside critics cite is his time serving as the Budget Director of Bush Administration. While Republicans hammer Obama for record deficits, Democrats argue Republican hypocrisy because of deficits created under President Bush. In this 2007 interview with Charlie Rose, Portman explains the Bush deficits and his plan for the budget.
Mitt Romney will choose an “incredibly boring white guy” as his running mate, Politico reported Monday. Three of those white guys filed their protests with BuzzFeed; Tim Pawlenty declined to comment.
The veepstakes frontrunner gives no ground on Bain. He’s not trying to be exciting, or boring.
The US Senator from Ohio would be the leading candidate to be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential choice, if he wasn’t widely viewed as a stiff. Actually, according to a Portman ally, he’s kind of a badass.
His name isn’t Marco Rubio. Senador Portman got a zero-percent rating from an anti-immigration group in 2003
The Ohioan wants the candidates to reckon with taxmegeddon. “This is a big deal.”