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Republicans Have Zero Reaction To Obama's Historic LGBT Order

Jul 26 2014 6:30am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday making it illegal for federal contractors to fire or harass employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, civil rights advocates hailed the move as one of the most important actions ever taken by a president to stem discrimination. Democratic lawmakers raced to issue statements celebrating the advancement for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transge ...
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Land of the unfree and the home of the timid?

Jul 25 2014 5:59pm CDT | Source: WND

America is supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. But as we become bogged down in our many problems, I see, unfortunately, a mentality in which we are becoming increasingly a nation of the unfree, the victim and the timid, in how we’re approaching these challenges. Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman wrote a column this week drawing attention to the latest dire projections from the Congressional Budget Office. CBO projects the nation sinking deeper and deeper into ...
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CBO Predicts Increasing Debt As Baby-Boomers Retire

Jul 25 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: National Center for Policy Analysis

The United States' entitlement system is unsustainable, warns Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) at the Wall Street Journal. Indeed, a new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) predicts a $40 trillion increase in debt over the next 20 years. In the CBO's "alternative" and more realistic forecast, the agency expects $10 trillion in debt over the next 10 years, followed by $100 trillion in the two decades after that. But even that forecast, writes Portm ...
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Fact Checker: Do 10,000 baby boomers retire every day?

Jul 24 2014 5:02am CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

“Each day,10,000 baby boomers retire and begin receiving Medicare and Social Security benefits.” —Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), writing in The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2014 A reader asked about this line in Sen. Portman’s article, which warned of a looming budget crisis because of growth in entitlements. Could this figure possibly be tr ...
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GOP Convention Highlights Portman's Influence

Jul 9 2014 4:02am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

Washington Post: "Tuesday's announcement that the 2016 Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland underscored the importance of Ohio in the party's national strategy to win back the White House and affirmed the influence of Sen. Rob Portman, who pushed for months for the lakeside city to land the coveted nominating convention." "But Portman (R-OH) is interested in more than just hosting the conventio ...
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Congressional Republicans Go Silent On Obama's LGBT Discrimination Order

Jun 16 2014 11:43pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Monday that he’s moving forward with an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The decision marked a huge victory for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, which had been pushing for such action for years. But judging by the reaction from Republican lawmakers, you'd think nothing happened at ...
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Mitt Romney for president again?

Jun 15 2014 12:55pm CDT | Source: WND

(CBSNEWS) — Far from being excommunicated by Republicans after his loss to President Obama, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is enjoying a brand resurgence of late, drawing several potential 2016 candidates to his “ideas summit” this weekend in Utah and even earning some 2016 speculation himself. Meanwhile, some other potential candidates are in Iowa for the state Republican Party’ ...
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GOP Senators Scurry from NRSC HQ After McConnell's 'All In' for Thad Cochran Fundraiser

Jun 11 2014 1:44pm CDT | Source: Big Government

A dozen or so senior GOP senators gathered with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) headquarters to raise funds for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) on Tuesday evening. Noteably, none of them seemed too proud of it, based on how quickly they scurried away from the building—some outright declining to offer even a simple word of praise for Cochran—when asked wh ...
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GOP Senator: WH Exposed CIA Station Chief Forced Out of Afghanistan

Jun 10 2014 1:22pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) told Breitbart News on Monday that the CIA station chief in Afghanistan revealed to reporters through a White House e-mail is no longer serving at that post. “It was irresponsible enough to expose him and it’s my understanding that he had to leave,” Portman said. “I don’t know [if he’s out of job], but this is Governing 101. You don’t mess with the station chiefs,” he added. The Ohio Republican believes the former CIA Station C ...
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