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My Own New York Exploratory Republican Presidential Preference Poll

Yesterday, I received a New York Voter Exploratory Republican Presidential Preference Polling Ballot in the mail. Why would I receive a presidential preference poll from the Republicans, when I’ve never voted for a Republican in my life? I suppose the GOP data bots were programmed to note that I’m a political independent, and bring me [...]

Senators Helping Neglected Football

Banking

Housing

Urban Affairs

Most people agree that these are important matters, and see that the work of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs has a lot of work to do.

Senator Rob Portman is asking the committee to put this work aside, however, in order to consider other important legislation: S. [...]

Senator Brillo Pad

The United States faces a crisis of overspending by the military, decade-long erosion of civil liberties, accelerating climate change, and massive budget cuts threatening education and basic social services. So, how did Senator Rob Portman choose to address these problems yesterday?

He rose to the floor of the United States Senate and gave a speech [...]

The Superbowl Pandering Act of 2013

Yesterday, instead of dealing with the serious challenges confronting our nation, several U.S. senators introduced legislation that would compel the U.S. government to make NFL nickels. [...]

Rob Portman’s High Profile Elevated by Karl Rove’s American Crossroads

In the Ohio Senate contest between Rob Portman and Lee Fisher, an Ipsos pollster declares that “Portman is really solidifying his lead — it’s starting to look insurmountable…. Fisher hasn’t been able to raise his profile enough to make a dent.”

Why hasn’t Lee Fisher been able to raise his profile? Consider the gap in [...]