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  • Sen. Brown: Why Not ‘Medicare for the Whole Country?’ It ‘Would Be Terrific’

    03/10/2015 6:16:22 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 40 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 9 2015 | Craig Millward
    While speaking with liberal talk-radio host Thom Hartmann last week, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said he agreed with the idea of lowering the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 0, and essentially establishing a national, government-run health care system, claiming it “would be terrific.” Hartmann, while discussing the King v. Burwell case now before the Supreme Court, which could potentially end federal Obamacare subsidies for people in 34 states, said to Sen. Brown on Mar. 3, "Might it be a good time to start talking about alternatives, like, for example what Robert Ball, the guy who wrote the Medicare bill...
  • 'Agitated' Dems vent on ObamaCare woes (Senate Dems vent frustrations in WH meeting)

    11/01/2013 7:08:11 AM PDT · by Qbert · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats vented their frustrations over the faulty rollout of the Affordable Care Act in a meeting Thursday with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior officials. “There’s a lot of frustration, everywhere,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said after the meeting. McDonough tried to assure angry senators he is personally taking charge of the disparate federal offices in charge of implementing the massive law, which has been plagued by technical errors. “He gave us the impression that he’s taking charge of the different elements and cracking the whip. He said to let him know if we had...
  • Democrats prepare tax-cut bills in case nation goes over 'fiscal cliff'

    12/30/2012 7:09:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/29/12 | Peter Schroeder
    Leading Democrats are putting together fallback proposals if Washington fails to reach a deal on the “fiscal cliff” that would allow the party to cast itself as seeking to cut taxes. “Of course, I’ve got a backup plan in the event that we don’t succeed here,” Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Friday. “I’m sure the White House has one too.” Tax rates are set to expire on most households in January if Congress does not act to extend some of the rates, something some Democrats have long seen as giving their party an advantage....
  • How Sherrod Brown Pleased The Communist Party (Newly discovered Brown editorial in Communist paper)

    11/03/2012 1:04:48 PM PDT · by Qbert · 11 replies ^ | 30 Oct 2012 | KURT RAND
    Newly uncovered press items from the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) are raising concerns about how the CPUSA might be influencing Sherrod Brown’s policy stances. The CPUSA appears to believe it has a vested interest in the senator.  Prior to his public announcement of candidacy for the Ohio Senate seat, Brown exhibited affinity with the CPUSA by permitting an editorial he authored to be published in the communist paper, the People’s World.  In the piece, Brown argued that mild entitlement reforms passed in 2003 justified lamenting that “democracy crumbles under the cover of darkness.” Apparently, CPUSA agreed with the senator. In the midst of Brown’s first...
  • Election 2012: Ohio Senate Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 48%, Mandel (R) 48%

    11/03/2012 9:00:06 AM PDT · by barryobi · 18 replies
    rasmussen ^ | 11/03/2012 | ras
    The U.S. Senate race in Ohio remains a close one. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown and his Republican challenger Josh Mandel each earning 48% support. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and another two percent (2%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Ohio was conducted on November 1, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin...
  • Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 48%, Mandel (R) 44%

    10/24/2012 12:13:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 24, 2012
    Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown continues to hold a modest advantage over his Republican challenger, Josh Mandel, in Ohio's U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Buckeye State finds Brown with 48% support to Mandel's 44%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, while five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • Sherrod Brown’s ACORN Video Disappears Just in Time for The Election

    10/21/2012 7:36:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/12 | Matthew Vadum
    When you’re America’s most liberal senator locked in a tight race with a conservative challenger, it’s always a good thing when a damning YouTube that shows you praising organized crime disappears. Hard-left Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) appears in a 2008 video praising the gangster group known by the acronym ACORN. In the video dated May 12, 2008, called “ACORN Grassroots Democracy Campaign,” Brown praises the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now to the heavens: I’ve met with ACORN lots of times in Ohio. They’re a terrific grassroots organization that is working to connect politics with working families and low-income...
  • There is a ‘war on coal’ (Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown)

    10/21/2012 1:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Neil W. McCabe ^ | 10/19/2012
    Seen here first, this ad, produced by the advocacy group Checks and Balances for Economic Growth, was funded with what a spokesperson called “a significant statewide buy in Ohio.” The ad calls out incumbent Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown for his claim that there was no “War on Coal.” Brown made this statement during an Oct. 15 debate with his GOP challenger Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel.
  • A message from Bruce Springsteen

    10/21/2012 9:00:51 AM PDT · by dennisw · 102 replies ^ | October 17, 2012 | Bruce
    Dear Friends: The election is coming up on all of us and we all have strong feelings about it. IÂ’ve been getting asked a lot about where I stand, so for those who are interested, here goes. This presidential election is different than the last one because President Obama has a four year record to run on. Last time around, he carried with him a tremendous amount of hope and expectations. Unfortunately, due to the economic chaos the previous administration left him with, and the extraordinary intensity of the opposition, it turned into a really rough ride. But through grit,...
  • Sherrod Brown, Josh Mandel meet in Cleveland for first Ohio Senate debate (OHIO)

    10/16/2012 6:44:35 AM PDT · by Eagle of Liberty · 4 replies
    News Net 5 ^ | October 15, 2012 | Bob Jones
    CLEVELAND - The candidates in the combative campaign for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat faced off for the first time. Incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican challenger Josh Mandel met at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland on Monday afternoon for the first of three debates. In the first few exchanges, Brown and Mandel traded barbs. "He hired political cronies to try to do his jobs," Brown said of Mandel. "He has failed for the middle class. He has failed for our state," Mandel said of Brown. The two candidates traded jabs and debated over several issues, including health care, the economy...
  • BIG NEWS: Republican Josh Mandel Tied Up in Ohio Senate Race

    10/08/2012 6:48:31 AM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 7, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    This is big news…Republican Josh Mandel is now tied up in Ohio with liberal Senator Sherrod Brown according to the latest senate race. Rasmussen reported: The U.S. Senate race in Ohio is now a tie. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters finds incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown and his Republican challenger Josh Mandel each earning 46% support. Two percent (2%) like another candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Ohio now shifts back from Safe Democrat to a Toss-up in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings. With the...
  • Ohio: Mandel Pulls Within One in Senate Race

    09/25/2012 12:19:03 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 16 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/25/2012 | Matthew
    Josh Mandel doesn't know how to quit. The State Treasurer, who turns 35 in two days, is a man to be respected, even at his young age. The Marine Corps veteran spent eight years in the military, including two tours in Iraq. As a City Councilman he pushed tax reformed and knocked on almost 20,000 doors in his campaign for the Ohio House of Representatives. Elected as Treasurer in 2010 by 14 points, he is now taking on Sherrod Brown, one of the most liberal members of the Senate. Coming from a large deficit, Mandel is only down by one....
  • Ohio Jew Tossed Out of Sen. Brown Event for Asking about J Street Funding

    09/22/2012 6:46:56 PM PDT · by Zionista Feminista · 21 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | September 22, 2012 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In what originally was supposed to be a slam dunk, US Senator Sherrod Brown’s race for reelection in Ohio against the youthful Republican Josh Mandell may instead be turning into a squeaker, and Brown is none too happy about it. Brown originally had as much as a 17 percentage point lead, but according to a report in Bloomberg, several polls last month showed the race to be deadlocked. Mandell claims the race has become intense because Ohioans are increasingly turned off by the “ultra-liberal, hyper-partisan” Brown, while Brown claims that millions of dollars in negative ads have been run against...
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: It's what we need in Washington D.C. and Josh Mandel gets it! [OH] (Update #5,9,10)

    08/30/2012 7:12:57 PM PDT · by Syncro · 12 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 08/30/2012 | Staff
    . ACCOUNTABILITY: It's what we need in Washington D.C. and Josh Mandel gets it! Here at the Tea Party Express we strive to hold politicians accountable.  That means all politicians, both Democrat AND Republican.  It wasn't just one party that got us in this mess and it will take leaders that are willing to hold both sides accountable to get us out.  We have found such a leader in Josh Mandel and that is why we are proud to endorse his candidacy for U.S. Senate.Josh Mandel is one of us when he says that we need to reduce the...
  • Poll: Sherrod Brown, Mandel Neck-And-Neck

    08/23/2012 5:26:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Hotline ^ | August 21, 2012 | Kevin Brennan
    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is locked in a neck-and-neck battle with Treasurer Josh Mandel in the Ohio Senate race, according to a new poll released Thursday by the University of Cincinnati. Brown leads Mandel 48 percent to 47 percent in the survey, but the senator's advantage is within the poll's margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.4 percentage points. Five percent said they are undecided. The results stand in contrast to a Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll released earlier Thursday, which shows Brown leading Mandel 48 percent to 41 percent. The Cincinnati poll also yields better results for the GOP...
  • Rasmussen poll has Mandel even with Brown in Ohio

    08/15/2012 10:01:59 PM PDT · by RC one · 14 replies
    powerlineblog ^ | August 15, 2012 | by Paul Mirengoff
    Josh Mandel is one of “The Power Line Pick Six” that you see featured on the right side of our home page. His selection was a no-brainer; he and Tom Cotton were the first two candidates we informally agreed on. Josh is a Marine Corps veteran who served two tours in Iraq and then as a State Representative. Currently, he’s the State Treasurer. Josh faces incumbent Senator Sherrod Brown, one of the very most liberal members of the Senate. Early polling showed Brown with close to a double digit lead. And yesterday, PPP released a poll that had Brown ahead...
  • Election 2012: Ohio Senate (Rassmussen Reports---Tied!)

    08/15/2012 6:50:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 13, 2012
    Republican challenger Josh Mandel now runs even with incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Ohio shows Mandel and Brown each earning 44% support. Three percent (3%) favor some other candidate in the contest, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.
  • Obama/ Sherrod Brown War on Coal Causes More Layoffs

    08/04/2012 12:07:48 PM PDT · by Qbert · 14 replies ^ | 24 Jul 2012 | NICK MASCARI
    We've spoken previously about how Barack Obama is waging a war against the coal industry. Even though Candidate Obama openly told us that he aimed to bankrupt the industry, he has his toadie, former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, traveling around the state making a fool of himself by insisting that Obama is actually a friend to the coal industry.  Recently, ultra-liberal Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Obama in attacking the energy source that provides 86% of Ohio's electricity. Brown had a chance to join other Senators, including other Democrats, in getting rid of the EPA's new Utility MACT rule, which...
  • The Current "Top Ten Least Intelligent" And "Top Ten Most Despised Democrats" Lists.

    07/12/2012 3:53:03 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 28 replies
    Based on the most embarrassing moments and inexcusable scandals of the Obama Administration, these two "Top Ten Democrat Lists" should be pretty accurate. Take a look at them and express your opinions of accuracy. There is likely a few more that can be added to the lists,so please feel free to add if you feel some Democrats are missing. TOP TEN WORLDS DUMBEST DEMOCRATS: 1)Debbie Wasserman, 2)Maxine Waters, 3)Nancy Pelosi, 4)Elizabeth Warren, 5)Sheila Jackson, 6)Hank Johnson, 7)Chuck Schumer, 8)Barney Frank, 9)Frederica Wilson, 10)Dick Durbin Top Ten Most Hated Democrats: 1)Eric Holder, 2)Van Jones, 3)David Axelrod, 4)O'Bozo, 5)Harry Reid, 6)Baba Boxer,...
  • Obamacare Democrats Find Themselves in GOP Crosshairs

    07/07/2012 12:31:46 PM PDT · by Qbert · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 28 Jun 2012 | Henry J. Reske and Paul Scicchitano
    The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare puts a number of Senate Democrats who voted for the healthcare overhaul and are seeking re-election in the crosshairs of the GOP. Of the 60 Democrats and independents that voted to approve President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, 15 are up for re-election this year. The GOP needs to pick up four seats to take control of the Senate should Obama win re-election; three should Mitt Romney win, as his GOP vice president would break the tie. Of those seeking re-election, the GOP’s best chance for pickups are most likely in Florida, Missouri, Montana,...
  • AFL-CIO super PAC casts U.S. Senate hopeful Josh Mandel as LeBron James in $100,000 online ad buy

    06/19/2012 4:13:29 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | June 19, 2012 | Henry Gomez
    Deep-pocketed groups supporting U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown or Republican challenger Josh Mandel have spent millions of dollars to beat up the other guy. Each side is constantly accusing the other of being out of touch with average Ohioans. But a $100,000 online advertising push launched today by Workers' Voice, the super political action committee affiliated with the AFL-CIO, aims to tug at the emotions of the put-upon Cleveland sports fan. The web ads depict Mandel, the Republican state treasurer, in ex-Cavaliers' star LeBron James' iconic pre-game pose under the tagline "Witness the Mandel investigation" -- a reference to the federal...
  • Thirty GOP senators to raise cash for Ohio's Josh Mandel

    06/13/2012 4:43:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2012 | Josh Lederman
    More than 30 Republican senators — including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) — will host a fundraiser in Washington on Monday for Josh Mandel, Ohio's state treasurer and the Republican nominee challenging Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). Ohio's other senator, Republican Rob Portman, will headline the reception, which is being held at the headquarters at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. NRSC Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) is also expected to attend, as are Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Jim DeMint (S.C.), Susan Collins (Maine), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Mike Lee (Utah). Tickets to attend start at $500 and go up to...
  • Mandel Cuts Into Sherrod Brown's Lead (Ohio update)

    05/10/2012 7:41:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 10, 2012 | Julie Sobel
    Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel has cut Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown's lead to just six points in the latest Quinnipiac University poll, released Thursday morning. Brown leads Mandel 46 percent to 40 percent. The last time Quinnipiac released a poll on the race, on March 29, Brown led Mandel 46 percent to 36 percent. And a February Quinnipiac poll showed Brown up by 13 points, 48 percent to 35 percent. Brown leads Mandel narrowly among independent voters, 42 percent to 38 percent. In the previous Quinnipiac poll, Brown held a heftier lead of 46 percent to 28 percent among independents.
  • GOP money floods battlegrounds, threatens Dems' hold on Senate

    05/01/2012 2:33:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/01/12 | Alexander Bolton
    GOP money floods battlegrounds, threatens Dems' hold on SenateBy Alexander Bolton - 05/01/12 05:00 AM ET Third-party groups allied with the Republican Party have vastly outspent Democratic incumbents and their backers in Senate battlegrounds. The disparity in advertising firepower threatens Democratic control of the Senate and could have an impact on the presidential race as well. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a first-term Democrat from Ohio, has been the primary target of outside groups, which have outspent his allies by a ratio of 10-1 this election cycle. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Crossroads GPS and 60Plus Association have funded the bulk of...
  • Sherrod Brown lies about oil company "subsidies"

    04/21/2012 4:36:22 AM PDT · by reaganator · 19 replies
    Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown's comment on reducing the federal deficit, his number one point; "Cut $20 billion in spending by ending taxpayer-funded subsidies for the five biggest oil companies. The Big Five oil companies made a record $137 billion in profits last year and made more than $1 trillion in profits over the last decade. Every penny more at the pump increases their profits by another $200 million. Meanwhile, taxpayers spend billions each year giving handouts to these mega-corporations. I'm fighting to pass the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act, which would end tax subsidies for big oil companies...
  • Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 44%, Mandel (R) 41%

    04/20/2012 3:18:00 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 20, 2012
    Ohio’s U.S. Senate race continues to be a close one, with incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown now inching slightly ahead of Republican challenger Josh Mandel. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Buckeye State shows Brown with 44% support to Mandel’s 41%. Three percent (3%) like another candidate, and a sizable 12% remain undecided.
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown denounces ‘niggardly’ colleagues

    03/15/2012 5:08:30 PM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 21 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3/15/2012 | Jeff Poor
    niggardly: Not generous; stingy (adjective/adverb) It’s a word that has caused job-ending consequences in the past for politicians and others in the public eye because of its similarities to a racial slur. However, that didn’t deter Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown from using it during an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Dylan Ratigan Show” on Thursday, to describe how he thought some of his colleagues were acting toward veterans. “Of course we’re falling short,” he said. “There are people, as you know Matt, in this Congress who will always send a blank check when it comes to spending money on defense...
  • We Won Our First Contested Primary of the Year! ([TPX] Taking on Sherrod Brown)

    03/07/2012 10:04:29 AM PST · by Syncro · 12 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 03/07/2012 07:03:11 am | Sal Russo
    Tea Party Express endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel was victorious this evening in winning the Republican primary in Ohio and will now move on to defeating Democrat incumbent Sherrod Brown.Thank you for all your support of the Tea Party Express and Josh Mandel. This was the first of many successes for Tea Party Express candidates in 2012.As the State Treasurer of Ohio and a Marine Corps veteran with two tours in Iraq, Josh is running to shake up Washington and end the good old boy politics that has put our country on a path to bankruptcyPlease take time...
  • Tea Party Express Makes Major Endorsement (Senate/Ohio)

    02/21/2012 2:09:50 PM PST · by Syncro · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | 02/21/2012 11:02:43 am | Staff
    The Tea Party Express traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio this week to proudly endorse Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate. . . Josh Mandel, US Senate Candidate from Ohio. It is the focus of the Tea Party Express to take conservative control of the U.S. Senate, and we are proud to announce our endorsement of Treasurer Josh Mandel in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race. Josh is the perfect candidate to replace Sherrod Brown, Washington’s most liberal senator according to National Journal. . . Josh Mandel accepting the Tea Party Express endorsement from Chairman Amy Kremer and Chief Strategist Sal...
  • ‘Fair Share’ (Democrat) Sherrod Brown Delinquent on His Taxes

    02/17/2012 4:06:11 AM PST · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    big government ^ | 2/16/2012 | staff
    The U.S. Senate’s leading proponent of tax increases on the American people — Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) was delinquent on his property taxes on until a reporter called him to ask him about it. Brown who supports higher income, energy and investment taxes did not pay his property tax on a luxury condo in Washington, DC. He was late on his payment since last September. Curiously, Brown paid his “fair share” after a reporter called his office to inquire about why he was late.
  • Sherrod Brown won't appear with Obama in Ohio

    01/04/2012 6:31:09 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/3/2012 | Josh Lederman
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) will be in Ohio on Wednesday when President Obama delivers a speech on the economy at a Cleveland-area high school, but he won't be appearing with the president. Brown has a series of his own appearances Wednesday, including a visit to the Ohio Farm Bureau and a tour of a specialty-vehicle factory, his congressional office said. Brown will be joined at the factory by Veterans Affairs officials and will tout the creation of 30 jobs through programs to provide mobile care units for veterans. A source close to Brown's campaign said that the commitments were scheduled...
  • Josh Mandel gains momentum against Sherrod Brown in Ohio

    10/28/2011 9:33:29 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 26 replies
    Senator Jim DeMint Email | Oct 28, 2011 | Senator Jim DeMint
    Fellow Conservatives: I'm writing to give you a brief update on the U.S. Senate race in Ohio and the amazing progress made by our endorsed candidate, Josh Mandel (R-OH). Liberal incumbent U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is in deep trouble. According to a recent poll conducted by a Democratic polling firm, less than half the voters in the Buckeye State want to re-elect him even though he's almost universally known. The poll also shows growing momentum for Josh Mandel (40%) against an increasingly vulnerable Sherrod Brown (48%). Mandel has already closed this race down to a single-digit gap (-8%), which...
  • 10 most vulnerable U.S. senators in 2012

    10/24/2011 9:24:16 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 28 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | October 20, 2011 | Source: (
    1. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. 2. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. 3. Jon Tester, D-Mont. 4. Scott Brown, R-Mass. 5. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah 6. Dick Lugar, R-Ind. 7. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio 8. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. 9. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine 10. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
  • Latest brainstorm. Let’s sue companies who refuse to hire the unemployed!

    09/23/2011 1:05:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/23/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Well, at least they’re focusing on jobs, even if only for trial lawyers.The latest brilliant plan to get people back to work seems to focus on… wait for it… punishing potential employers by dragging them into court on a whole new class of discrimination based lawsuits. The idea, spearheaded by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and a handful of other Democrats, would identify employers who run advertisements which specifically seek to avoid hiring people who are currently unemployed and allow them to be taken to court on some form of discrimination charge. Lawyers should be allowed to win financial damages from...
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) wife quits newspaper job after covering Josh Mandel campaign event

    09/20/2011 8:00:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/20/11 | Paula
    Today the Cleveland Plain Dealer announced the resignation of Connie Schultz, wife of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Schultz had come under fire recently for attending a Tea Party rally near Cleveland at which her husband’s likely opponent in 2012, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, was a featured speaker. Schultz was spotted videotaping Mandel’s speech, but she conspicuously neglected to mention in her article that Mandel was even at the rally. (Read the details in my previous diary). Once news about Schultz’s covert-op became known, the Pulitzer prize winning journalist and 18-year veteran of the Plain Dealer issued a breathless apology, claiming...
  • Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel raises whopping $2.3 million for U.S. Senate race

    07/14/2011 5:41:02 PM PDT · by freespirited · 8 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 07/13/11 | Steven Koff
    National political parties have a test for potential candidates: Do they have what it takes to raise eye-popping amounts of money? Josh Mandel has passed that first test, and moves on with honors. The Ohio treasurer, barely in office seven months, raised $2.34 million in his initial foray into a U.S. Senate race, according to preliminary figures that he'll finalize in a filing with the Federal Election Commission this week. It takes more than money to win a Senate seat, and the election isn't until November 2012. But Mandel, a 33-year-old Republican whose youthful appearance is tempered by his two...
  • In Ohio, GOP Challenger Outraises Sen. Brown… by $800,000

    07/13/2011 6:12:21 AM PDT · by sunmars · 33 replies
    This may be the most unexpected bit of good news to come along for Republicans in a while: Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel raised an outstanding $2.3 million for his bid against Sen. Sherrod Brown(D-Ohio), the Republican’s campaign announced Wednesday. Mandel raised more in the second quarter of this year than Brown, who announced last week that he collected $1.5 million during the same period. The Ohio Democrat also reported $3.5 million in the bank at the end of June. Mandel’s campaign did not disclose the candidate’s cash on hand at the end of the quarter. Brown boasted one of...
  • Senator wants alcohol breath-test machine in your car!

    03/12/2011 6:53:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 126 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 11, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is the lead player in a legislative effort, already endorsed by a handful of other senators, that would spend $60 million to develop a program that would charge consumers for the costs of installing drunk-driving interlock devices in vehicles. The proposal, S.510, was introduced this week in the U.S. Senate by Udall, who was joined by Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Al Franken, D-Minn., Amy Klobuchar D-Minn., West John D. Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. The legislation actually doesn't call for the technology to be installed in...
  • Did Sherrod Brown Go to Public Schools?

    03/04/2011 7:10:44 AM PST · by jazminerose · 6 replies ^ | 3/4/11 | Joy Tiz
    That would explan why he shares the typical liberal ignorance of history, claiming Hitler and Stalin didn’t like unions. Brown claims the first thing tyrants do is go after the trade unions. No, the first thing all tyrants do when they seize power is disarm the citizens. Their overrated idol, FDR, didn’t get the memo about embracing public unions. He was adamantly opposed to them, understanding the inherent conflict of interest in allowing public “servants” to collude with politicians against the tax paying public. Hitler and Stalin would never have put up with a bunch of smelly slobs taking over...
  • The Saucer is as Hot as the Tea

    02/27/2011 7:07:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | February 27, 2011 | Salena Zito
    WASHINGTON – The only sound visitors hear on the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol on an early Sunday morning is the click of heels on the marble floor, echoing off the 20-foot ceiling. Hard to imagine that, less than 100 years ago, the men serving here weren’t elected by voters. “That is because the Framers did not want two chambers to be controlled by the frenzy of popular opinion,” said Senate historian Donald Ritchie. From 1789 to 1912, senators were elected by state legislatures. That changed in 1913 with ratification of the Constitution's 17th Amendment. The Senate joined the...
  • Early Polling Shows Long, Tough Battle for Sherrod Brown (Ohio Dem Senator)

    12/17/2010 9:11:22 AM PST · by Qbert · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Ohio Daily ('Blue Colored State') ^ | 12/16/2010 | Anthony Fossaceca
    With the election a lifetime away (23 months to be exact), Public Policy Polling released the first, post-mid-term snapshot of how Ohio views Senator Sherrod Brown and some possible opponents for his re-election in 2012. The poll, taken over the last week, shows some troubling, but very, very early warning signs for the man who will become Ohio's Senior Senator following the retirement of George Voinovich next month. In the first head-to-head match-ups, Brown does rather poorly against a number of would-be challengers. He and Attorney General-elect Mike DeWine are tied at 43% in what would be a rematch of...
  • Dems signal push for filibuster reform

    12/15/2010 8:45:52 AM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 15, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Democrats will make an attempt to reform the Senate's filibuster rules, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Wednesday. Brown joined other members of his party who have been signaling, in the closing days of the lame-duck Congress, that their party is likely to seek changes to longstanding Senate rules that require 60 votes (instead of a simple majority of 51) to advance most pieces of legislation in the chamber. "I think you're going to see attempts to do that," Brown said Wednesday morning on MSNBC, referring to the prospects for filibuster reform. The filibuster, or at least the implied threat of...
  • Huge Senate majority votes to advance $858B tax package ( 5 R's Vote NO)

    12/13/2010 11:40:41 PM PST · by onyx · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/10 07:10 PM ET | Alexander Bolton
    _resident Obama's $858 billion tax package won a huge bipartisan majority in the Senate Monday evening, setting it up for a contentious debate in the House. In a 83-15 vote, the Senate quashed a filibuster by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Va.). Fifteen lawmakers voted against it, including five Republicans: Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), John Ensign (Nev.) and George Voinovich (Ohio). Nine Democrats and one independent voted against the bill: Sens. Jeff Bingaman (N.M.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Russ Feingold (Wis.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Pat Leahy (Vt.), Carl Levin (Mich.), Mark...
  • Democrat senator says that unemployment benefits, not tax cuts, create jobs

    12/02/2010 4:20:20 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 34 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 2, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Democrat senator Sherrod Brown says that unemployment benefits, not tax cuts, create jobs. Appearing on the lowly rated and hardly watched "Hardball" program on MSNBC on Tuesday, Brown took a page out of his Minority Leader’s playbook by ineptly declaring that unemployment benefits are the way to economic prosperity in the US. In the same breath, Brown also decried tax cuts as not doing anything for the US economy in terms of growing jobs for people who want them. Sane people would think that Brown was doing unfunny stand-up comedy, but Brown was being 100% serious. He is the second...
  • Sen. Durbin traveling in Africa this week (not enough on his plate here)

    02/14/2010 8:14:23 PM PST · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 412+ views
    SunTimes ^ | 2-14-10 | SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin will travel to Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, and Sudan this week to examine U.S. foreign assistant programs in the region, Durbin's office announced Saturday. The trip by Durbin and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will focus on global health, maternal/infant mortality, clean water, sanitation, refugee, and economic development activities, according to a release from Durbin's office. The senators will also discuss regional peacekeeping and diplomatic issues. Because of security concerns, the full itinerary will not be released in advance. Durbin and Brown departed Friday, traveling first to Tanzania where they plan meet with embassy...
  • Public Option Would Loosen Insurers' Grip

    10/28/2009 7:38:04 AM PDT · by Loyal Buckeye · 16 replies · 588+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 28, 2009 | U.S. SEN. SHERROD BROWN
    For an editorial promoting fiscal responsibility, The Dispatch overlooked one of the best ways to lower health costs: a public option that competes with private insurers to lower costs and keep the industry honest ("Honest accounting," Oct. 19). The newspaper called the public option "the way for a government takeover of health care," but I ask: A takeover from whom? The two insurance companies that control more than 50 percent of Ohio's health-insurance market? The insurance companies across the nation that deny care based on gender or pre-existing conditions? The insurers that place arbitrary limits on how much medical care...
  • Some animosity against Obama is 'race-based' says Brown

    09/18/2009 1:01:51 PM PDT · by Faith · 36 replies · 1,810+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | September 18, 2009 | Tim Tresslar, Staff Writer
    DAYTON — Sen. Sherrod Brown said Friday, Sept. 18, that he believes President Obama should have a health reform bill — one with a government-run insurance plan and universal coverage — on his desk by late fall. The Ohio Democrat said he would be “hard-pressed” to vote for a bill that does not include a government insurance plan as one of the options available to people. He made his comments following a breakfast speech sponsored by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Also Friday, an audience member asked Brown about comments by Nancy Pelosi, the...
  • Obama begins speaking to local union members

    09/07/2009 10:52:36 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 53 replies · 1,939+ views
    Middletown Journal ^ | September 7, 2009 | Josh Sweigart
    "Thank you Cincinnati. Thank you, Ohio. Thank you labor," yelled President Barack Obama over the cheers of roughly 4,000 as he took the stage at the PNC Pavilion next to Coney Island moments ago. This followed fiery speeches by labor organizers at today'a annual AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic in Cincinnati. This is the first time a sitting president has addressed the annual picnic, the largest of its kind in the nation. White House officials estimate roughly 10,000 tickets were distributed to the speech, which was moved to the pavilion from the park grounds because of rain. "This is a unique...
  • Obama tells Ohio gathering recovery plan working

    09/07/2009 11:20:36 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 50 replies · 2,788+ views ^ | Sep 07 2009 | DAN SEWELL ap
    <p>President Barack Obama told thousands of cheering union members and activists gathered at Cincinnati's Coney Island park Monday that his economic recovery plan is working.</p> <p>"We're on the road to recovery, Ohio, don't let anybody tell you otherwise," said Obama, who took the stage as the sky cleared following a morning that threatened rain.</p>
  • Just One Word: Factories

    08/12/2009 6:11:35 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 82 replies · 1,429+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2009 | Harold Meyerson
    ...In "The Graduate"...Dustin Hoffman's Benjamin is given a one-word bit of career counseling by one of those shallow and corrupt grown-ups at a shallow and corrupt grown-up cocktail party: "Plastics." Forty-two years later, the line has picked up a meaning that the makers of "The Graduate" could not possibly have anticipated.. today, the reaction is, "Oh, right: America still made things then." We don't any more...Since 1987, manufacturing as a share of our gross domestic product has declined 30 percent. Once the world's leading net exporter, we have become the world's leading net importer. In 2007, we exported $1.2 trillion...