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Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, in Washington, D.C.

Brown: Banking Bill Moribund — Boehner ‘Speaker of Tea Party’

Sen. Sherrod Brown, co-sponsor of a bill to prevent any one financial institution from growing so large that it could jeopardize the economy or require another federal bailout, sees little likelihood of anything passing this year — not his plan,...

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A Choice Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia.

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A Choice Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia.

Six Republicans Help Advance Unemployment Benefits in Senate

Updated at 10:25, 11:11, 111:20 am and 1:45 pm EST Five votes. That’s what the Democrats in the Senate said they needed from Republicans this morning for a delayed vote on the extension of unemployment benefits for more than 1...

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This September 15, 2008 file photo shows the sign for Lehman Brothers headquarters in New York.

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This September 15, 2008 file photo shows the sign for Lehman Brothers headquarters in New York.

Dodd-Frank’s Missing Link

Many critics of the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory overhaul will say that the bill’s biggest shortcoming is its failure to reduce the size of the largest banks — the ones that are “Too Big To Fail.” Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo,...

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, center, takes his seat beside Sen. Jon Tester and Sen Robert Menendez, right, before the confirmation hearing of Richard Cordray, nominee for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Mary Jo White, nominee for chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on March 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, center, takes his seat beside Sen. Jon Tester and Sen Robert Menendez, right, before the confirmation hearing of Richard Cordray, nominee for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Mary Jo White, nominee for chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on March 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Could ‘Break Up the Banks’ Senator Take Johnson’s Spot?

Lawmakers and lobbyists in Washington are busy chewing over the possibility that one of the main advocates of breaking up the big banks could be in the running to take over the Senate Banking Committee in 2015. The current chairman...

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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown waves to supporters after speaking at a campaign event for President Barack Obama at Nationwide Arena on Nov. 5, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown waves to supporters after speaking at a campaign event for President Barack Obama at Nationwide Arena on Nov. 5, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio Poll, like Ohio, Getting it Right

There’s been a lot of talk about wrong polls this year, because there have been a lot of them. One that’s come out right again is The Ohio Poll. The University of Cincinnati’s Ohio Poll projected President Barack Obama’s re-election...

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Senator Charles Schumer, vice chair of the Democratic Conference and chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center, speaks at the Monitor Breakfast, on Nov. 8, 2012.

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Senator Charles Schumer, vice chair of the Democratic Conference and chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center, speaks at the Monitor Breakfast, on Nov. 8, 2012.

Whack-a-Karl Rove: The Piling-On

Democrats are having some fun at the expense of Karl Rove this week. First it was Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown, re-elected this week, taking stock of how little impact the super-PAC engineered by the former Republican White House political strategist...

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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, left, is hugged by his daughter, Liz, as they celebrate at the Ohio Democratic party election night celebration  on Nov. 6, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, left, is hugged by his daughter, Liz, as they celebrate at the Ohio Democratic party election night celebration on Nov. 6, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

Rove’s Bad Night: Sherrod Brown

It was a bad night for Karl Rove. That’s the assessment this morning of  Sen.  Sherrod Brown of Ohio after yesterday’s election results. First, Brown survived what he said was $40 million spent against him in his race with Republican...

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