August 17th, 2014
11:07 AM ET
1 month ago

The “Inside Politics” Forecast: Political fallout from teen’s shooting

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on “Inside Politics” to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A Missouri Democratic family feud, a Kentucky Senate tactic worth tracking and some new nuggets about the busy 2016 GOP presidential maneuvering made for an action packed trip around the Inside Politics table: FULL POST

Portman keeps 2016 door open
July 9th, 2014
03:23 PM ET
3 months ago

Portman keeps 2016 door open

Washington (CNN) - Rob Portman isn't shutting any doors to a potential 2016 run for the White House.

But the Republican senator from Ohio Wednesday seemed to down play any talk that he's actively considering a bid for his party's nomination.

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Filed under: 2016 • RNC • Rob Portman • Senate Republicans
Durbin: Unemployment benefits won't make or break budget deal
December 8th, 2013
05:26 PM ET
10 months ago

Durbin: Unemployment benefits won't make or break budget deal

(CNN) - The second-ranking Senate Democrat said Sunday that extending unemployment benefits won't necessarily be a sticking point for his party in budget negotiations, though he hopes they are included.

"No, I don't think we've reached that point where we've said this is it - take it or leave it," Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said on ABC's "The Week" when asked if his party would demand the extension of jobless benefits be included budget talks.
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Filed under: Budget • Dick Durbin • Rob Portman
Talking seen as 'breakthrough' on Capitol Hill
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois
October 13th, 2013
11:20 AM ET
12 months ago

Talking seen as 'breakthrough' on Capitol Hill

Washington (CNN) - The bar seems to be set pretty low on Capitol Hill, as one top lawmaker says just having Democrats and Republicans talking is a “breakthrough” - even though the two sides don’t have a deal in the midst of a multifaceted budget crisis.

Talks both on ending the government shutdown and on avoiding the debt ceiling have shifted to the Senate, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, along with other top senators, began discussions on Saturday.
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Filed under: Dick Durbin • Government Shutdown • Rob Portman
Poll: Portman loses some support over same-sex marriage
April 19th, 2013
12:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Portman loses some support over same-sex marriage

(CNN) – The approval rating for the first Republican senator to back same-sex marriage has edged down, fueled mostly by a drop in support from members of his own party, according to a new survey.

An adviser to Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, responding to the poll, says the senator's change of heart on the controversial social issue had nothing to do with politics.
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Filed under: Rob Portman
March 25th, 2013
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: 'Rob Portman effect' fuels support for same-sex marriage

Washington (CNN) – One day before the Supreme Court hears a high profile case on same-sex marriage, a new national poll indicates that the percentage of Americans who say they have a family member or close friend who is gay or lesbian is on the rise. And that increase matches a jump in the percent of the public who support legal same-sex marriages.

According to a CNN/ORC International survey, 57% say they have a family member or close friend who is gay or lesbian, up 12 points from 2007.
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Portman's son tells story of coming out
March 25th, 2013
09:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Portman's son tells story of coming out

(CNN) – In an op-ed published Monday by the Yale Daily News, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's son, Will, wrote about a private family matter turning into a story that dominated national headlines earlier this month.

"I came to Yale as a freshman in the fall of 2010 with two big uncertainties hanging over my head: Whether my dad would get elected to the Senate in November, and whether I'd ever work up the courage to come out of the closet," stated the first line of Will Portman's column.
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Filed under: Rob Portman • Same-sex marriage
March 15th, 2013
12:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Portman outside comfort zone in same-sex marriage discussion

(CNN) – When Rob Portman signed on to the Mitt Romney campaign in January 2012, he was seen as a key supporter - a rising star in the Republican Party, a swing state campaigner and a staunch conservative who could protect Romney on the right.

For the next 11 months, Portman zipped around the country, pitching the candidate he said was "exactly what our nation needs."

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Filed under: Rob Portman
Will Portman 'especially proud' of father
March 15th, 2013
10:36 AM ET
2 years ago

Will Portman 'especially proud' of father

(CNN) - Sen. Rob Portman's son Will tweeted congratulations to his father for his op-ed piece in Friday's Columbus Dispatch in which he explains his reversal on same-sex marriage.

"Especially proud of my dad today," the Yale junior tweeted in response to the Republican senator telling of his change of heart after Will announced that he was gay.
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Filed under: Ohio • Rob Portman • Twitter
March 15th, 2013
09:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Portman stirs mixed reaction with same-sex marriage reversal

(CNN) - Hours after Republican Sen. Rob Portman announced he reversed his position on same-sex marriage, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he won't second guess Portman but he's not entirely embracing the Ohio senator's change of heart, either.

Portman told CNN's Dana Bash that after his 21-year-old son came out two years ago, he came to the conclusion that same-sex marriage "is something that we should allow people to do."
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Filed under: Newt Gingrich • Rob Portman • Same-sex marriage
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