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The Columbus Dispatch: For Democrats, Sherrod Brown is key voice in Trump era

WASHINGTON — As close friends and family members gathered in the living room of Sen. Sherrod Brown’s Cleveland home in November, they all were confident Democrat Hillary Clinton would be the next president. But as it became obvious to the stunned guests that Republican Donald Trump would win, Brown rapidly adjusted to the new reality….

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Toledo Blade: Sen. Sherrod Brown says he’ll vote against Trump’s HHS secretary pick

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) today declared his opposition to President Trump’s nominee of U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R., Ga.) as secretary of Health and Human Services. Mr. Brown said the nominee has in the past supported privatizing Medicare and raising the retirement eligibility age. He said Mr. Price also voted against the Children’s…

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Ironton Tribune: Brown introduces legislation to prevent Trump from lifting Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, introduced bipartisan legislation on Wednesday to codify U.S. sanctions on Russia and require authorization by Congress before they could be waived or terminated. Brown discussed the legislation, which he introduced with U.S. Sens. John McCain, R-Arizona, Lindsay Graham, R-South Carolina, Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, and Marco…

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Toledo Blade: Sen. Brown reads Coretta Scott King letter on Senate floor

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) today read on the Senate floor the same letter from Coretta Scott King that got U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) silenced one day earlier. The letter, written in 1986, criticized Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) when he was a nominee for a federal judgeship. Mr. Sessions is now…

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Toledo Blade: Brown to oppose EPA, labor picks

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) will oppose President Trump’s nominees for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and secretary of Labor, he said Monday. Senator Brown’s decision to oppose Scott Pruitt for the EPA followed Mr. Pruitt’s hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee last week. “The core mission of the EPA…

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Business Insider: LeBron James: Why I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton

Two years ago, I told you I was coming home to Northeast Ohio — where I was born and raised. When I came back, I had two missions. In June, thanks to my teammates and all your support, I accomplished my on-the-court mission. We came back from being down 3-1 in the NBA Finals to…

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Cleveland.com: Senate must do its job on Supreme Court nomination: Sherrod Brown

The sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia leaves us with a vacancy to fill on our country’s highest court, but it shouldn’t leave us with a yearlong political standoff.

Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution is clear that the president “shall” nominate Supreme Court justices with the advice and consent of the Senate. It doesn’t say “may,” and it certainly is not followed by a clause that says, “Senators don’t have to do their jobs in election years.”