Tempest in a teapot

Tempest in a teapot

The headline is predictable: "JPMorgan Knew of Risks," and under that, the subhead is familiar: "Concerning $2 billion loss."
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

Senate no puffing zone includes entrances

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Smokers no longer can take shelter from the elements at entrances to the U.S. Senate wing of the Capitol under new rules enacted before the Memorial Day break.
Money threatens Democrat control of Senate

Money threatens Democrat control of Senate

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- A disparity in advertising firepower due to funding from third-party groups threatens Democratic control of the U.S. Senate, Democratic Party sources say.

Air Force to get 1st woman 4-star general

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, given Senate approval to head the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, will become the branch's first female four-star general.

Senators want more rules for super PACs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Federal Election Commission needs to draw up stricter disclosure rules for donors to super PACs, a group of mostly Democratic U.S. senators said Tuesday.
Group plans protests ahead of China visit

Group plans protests ahead of China visit

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A coalition of U.S. labor unions, Democratic politicians and trade advocacy groups is planning a trade protest ahead the Chinese vice president's U.S. visit.
Foreclosure deal still has holdouts

Foreclosure deal still has holdouts

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Holdouts disagreed with U.S. Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan, who said prosecutors were close to a deal with U.S. banks over their foreclosure practices.
Let the political ad battle begin...

Let the political ad battle begin...

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Ad wars among outside interest groups have begun in several U.S. congressional races -- about a year before Election Day.
Ohio collective bargaining bill important

Ohio collective bargaining bill important

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Political pundits say an Ohio collective bargaining bill could have an impact on the 2012 presidential elections.

Senator wants closer look at green laws

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 1 (UPI) -- Environmental laws in the United States need to be drafted in a way that protects competition and economic growth, an Ohio lawmaker said.

VA agrees to pay wounded vet's bill

WARREN, Ohio, March 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. government, under prodding from Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has agreed to pay $3,000 to settle a medical bill for a soldier seriously wounded in Iraq.

DNC town hall discusses economy

DENVER, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Democratic National Convention opened phone and video lines for U.S. voters in a brief, nationwide town hall meeting Monday.

Senators write to IOC on China's spying

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators called on the International Olympic Committee Thursday to abandon an Internet censorship agreement it reportedly reached with China.

NTSB faults driver, lax laws in bus crash

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. transportation officials say confusing highway signs and driver error were the main factors behind an Atlanta bus crash that killed seven people last year.

Free trade blamed for host of problems

WAS, D.C., March. 3 (UPI) -- The United States' trade pact talks with Colombia, Panama and South Korea have stalled as feelings about its 1994 deal with Canada and Mexico have soured.
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Sherrod Brown
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-MI, participate in a news conference calling for the extension of unemployment benefits on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 17, 2008. Brown is holding hundreds of letters sent to him by constituents pleading for unemployment benefits. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Sherrod Campbell Brown (born November 9, 1952) is the senior United States Senator from Ohio and a member of the Democratic Party. Before his election to the U.S. Senate, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 13th congressional district from 1993 to 2007. He previously served as Ohio Secretary of State (1983–1991) and a member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1974–1982).

Brown defeated two-term Republican incumbent Mike DeWine in the 2006 U.S. Senate election. In the U.S. Senate, he is chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Hunger, Nutrition and Family Farms and the Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy, and is also a member of the Committee on Appropriations, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and Select Committee on Ethics.

Brown was born in Mansfield, Ohio to Emily Campbell and Charles Gailey Brown, M.D. He was named after his maternal grandfather. He became an Eagle Scout in 1967. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian studies from Yale University in 1974. At Yale, he was in Davenport College, the same residential college as U.S. Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush. He went on to receive a Master of Public Administration degree and a Master of Arts degree in education from the Ohio State University in Columbus in 1979 and 1981, respectively. He taught at the Mansfield branch campus of The Ohio State University from 1979 to 1981.

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