An overwhelming number of lawmakers voted Thursday evening in favor of legislation that would legally bar the Obama administration from making further cash payments to Iran amid a congressional investigation into how the White House secretly sent nearly $2 billion in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Tehran in what many have described as a ransom payment.
Senator Rob Portman of Ohio is not exactly Mr. Personality. He’s not a culture warrior or a populist firebrand. He’s a soft-spoken wonky Baby Boomer interested in budgets, finance, and taxes. He won’t be seen with Donald Trump but welcomed former boss George W. Bush to a private fundraiser last month. Also, he enjoys a significant lead over challenger Ted Strickland.
Patrick Murphy used his first day as the Democrats’ official Senate candidate in Florida to accuse Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of ignoring a plea for help from the family of a wounded veteran and is now having that line of attack rebuked by both Rubio and Florida’s Senior Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.