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GOP's Portman wins Ohio's U.S. Senate race

GOP's Portman wins Ohio's U.S. Senate race

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Rob Portman won the U.S. Senate race in Ohio Tuesday, keeping the seat in the Republican fold, election results showed.
Senate passes small business bill

Senate passes small business bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate passed small-business legislation that would give small businesses $12 billion in tax cuts after voting to end a Republican-led filibuster.
Obama welcomes GOP aisle-crossers

Obama welcomes GOP aisle-crossers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama Wednesday said Republicans "want to hold middle-class tax cuts hostage" unless taxes are also cut for the wealthiest Americans.

Fisher wins Dem Senate primary in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 4 (UPI) -- Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher won the Democratic primary Tuesday for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring George Voinovich and will face Republican Rob Portman.
Politics 2010: Parties play take-away, keep-away in Ohio

Politics 2010: Parties play take-away, keep-away in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 2 (UPI) -- If Republicans want to capture majorities in Congress, they must run an error-free campaign for the U.S Senate seat in Ohio being vacated by George Voinovich.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Senate OKs jobless benefits debate

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 60-34 Monday to take up the debate about whether to continue extended unemployment benefits.
Voinovich to bow out at end of term

Voinovich to bow out at end of term

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, announced Monday he will retired from Congress when his second term expires in 2011.

Report: Voinovich will retire from Senate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, is set to announce he will retire from the Senate in two years, CNN reported Sunday.
Bush raps Congress on carmaker aid

Bush raps Congress on carmaker aid

LIMA, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush Friday criticized Congress for not voting on a compromise measure to allow automakers access to $25 billion in federal loans.

States approve water pact

SAUGATUCK, Mich., July 10 (UPI) -- The Council of Great Lakes Governors said a pact designed to protect the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin is headed to Congress.

Bush stumps for Ohio's Chabot

CINCINNATI, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- President Bush traveled to the key election state of Ohio Monday to help Republican Rep. Steve Chabot raise money in his re-election bid.

Pro-war group targets GOP lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. pro-war group has begun a $15 million ad campaign targeting members of Congress who have expressed opposition to continuing operations in Iraq.

Iraq visits popular with U.S. senators

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Making visits to troops in Iraq is popular among U.S. senators, as at least 76 of them have done so in the last year, The Hill reported Wednesday.

Petraeus asks for more time in Iraq

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- The top U.S. military commander and the U.S. ambassador in Iraq testified Thursday before the U.S. Senate by video link, asking for time to show progress.

U.S. Republican rift on Iraq grows

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Dissent in the Republican Party over U.S. President George W. Bush's Iraq war policy grew Wednesday as two key party senators co-sponsored a Democratic bill.

Domenici breaks with Bush on Iraq

ALBUQUERQUE, July 5 (UPI) -- Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., Thursday broke with President George W. Bush's Iraq War policy, calling for a major U.S. troop withdrawal by early next year.

Bush's Senate allies show impatience

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush is facing increasing resistance to his Iraq war policy from key Senate allies, with some calling for troop reductions.

OMB seeks 'bloggers' help in reform bills

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has turned to bloggers for help passing government reform and accountability bills through Congress.

Democrats predict Bolton filibuster

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Democratic senators say they may filibuster any attempt to confirm John Bolton's nomination as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Estate tax now up to Senate

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says he will bring a bill permanently cutting the estate tax to the floor if he can be sure it will get a vote.

Bolton nomination to U.N.facing roadblocks

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- A key Republican voiced concern about John Bolton's nomination as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Democrats threatened to stop the process.

GOP senator urges Bolton opposition

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- A Republican senator circulated a letter Tuesday urging colleagues to vote against President Bush's nomination for envoy to the United Nations.

WH confident of full Bolton approval

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The White House expressed confidence Thursday that controversial U.N. ambassadorial nominee John Bolton will receive full Senate approval.

Panel sends Bolton nomination to Senate

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday sent to the full Senate without a recommendation President Bush's nomination of John Bolton to be U.N envoy.

Bolton accusations trumped up, WH says

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- The White House accused Senate Democrats Wednesday of trumping up unsubstantiated allegations against U.N. ambassadorial nominee John Bolton.
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