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.

New defense bill boosts MRAP funding

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate passed a defense authorization bill Monday that included a boost in funding for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.

Brown defeats DeWine in Ohio Senate race

CLEVELAND, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, got an early birthday present with his victory over two-term Republican Sen. Mike DeWine in the midterm elections. With 99 percent of precincts reporting Wednesday, Brown, who turns 54 on Thursday, defeated the incumbent D

Brown projected as Ohio winner for Senate

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- At least one news outlet is projecting Democrat Sherrod Brown has beaten incumbent U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, in Tuesday's midterm election.

Republicans pull funds from Ohio race

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The Republican National Committee has said it will no longer fund TV ads to help Sen. Mike DeWine defend his Ohio seat.

Democrats complain about Medicare handbook

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DeWine ad uses faked footage of 9/11

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Ohio Sen. DeWine supports gay marriage ban

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Report: Business chief issues CAFTA threat

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Health Biz: Generics key to cost control

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Health Biz: Drug importation moves closer

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Space Watch: How politics drives NASA

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining the human exploration of space. This week: Part 2 of 2. For NASA's management culture truly to change, there must be fundamental reforms, not only within NASA, but also -- more important -- in the way Congress and the president o

Coleman enters race for Ohio governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Michael Coleman has joined his state's 2006 gubernatorial race with a promise to pull Ohio from what he calls an economic crisis.

Ohio Dems blast Bush on job losses

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- Prominent Ohio Democrats hit back Wednesday at upbeat economic predictions and a defense of free trade from Commerce Secretary Don Evans.

Powell defends Bush, decision to go to war

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell, on Capitol Hill, defended the decision to invade Iraq and challenged criticism of President Bush's National Guard service.
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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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