Rob Portman http://wmub.org en Howard Wilkinson's Monday politics chat: presidential politics and a little baseball http://wmub.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-politics-chat-presidential-politics-and-little-baseball <p>WVXU's politics reporter, Howard Wilkinson, talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the chances of an Ohio or Kentucky candidate being nominated for president if the GOP convention comes to Cincinnati in 2016. And, of course, a little baseball talk on the Reds' Opening Day.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:54:32 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24909 at http://wmub.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday politics chat: presidential politics and a little baseball A GOP convention here might end up nominating a neighbor for president http://wmub.org/post/gop-convention-here-might-end-nominating-neighbor-president <p>Alright, let’s assume for the moment that Cincinnati does land the 2016 Republican presidential nominating convention.</p><p>What would the chances be that the eventual nominee of the GOP turns out to be from Ohio, the host state, or right across the river in Kentucky?</p><p>It’s a long shot, but by no means outside the realm of possibility.</p><p>Despite having an Electoral College map that works decidedly against them, the Republicans seemingly have more potential 2016 presidential contenders than Heinz has varieties.</p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24823 at http://wmub.org A GOP convention here might end up nominating a neighbor for president Howard Wilkinson's Monday Morning Politics Chat http://wmub.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-morning-politics-chat <p></p><p>WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the chances of the 2016 Republican National Convention coming to Cincinnati, Rand Paul's support in the CPAC straw poll and how Paul will help the local GOP raise money in May.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:54:34 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24003 at http://wmub.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday Morning Politics Chat Portman: Delay Obamacare sign-up until website problems fixed http://wmub.org/post/portman-delay-obamacare-sign-until-website-problems-fixed <p>It is time to delay the health insurance sign-up under the Affordable Care Act until the multitude of computer glitches that have frustrated millions of Americans can be worked out, Sen. Rob Portman said in Cincinnati Thursday.</p><p>“I support repeal of the whole thing and replacing it with something that is better, but I do think that a delay is appropriate now,’’ the Republican senator from Terrace Park told reporters Thursday morning.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:16:26 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 18789 at http://wmub.org Portman: Delay Obamacare sign-up until website problems fixed Portman opposes use of military force in Syria http://wmub.org/post/portman-opposes-use-military-force-syria <p>Ohio's junior senator, Rob Portman of Terrace Park, took to the floor of the U.S. Senate Tuesday morning to say he would not vote to authorize the Obama administration's proposed use of military force against Syria.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:03:53 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 17137 at http://wmub.org Portman opposes use of military force in Syria