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Republican from Ohio

Rob Portman was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. He is a former Republican congressman who also was a U.S. trade representative and director of the Office of Management and Budget under President George H.W. Bush.

Recent statements involving Rob Portman

"The average family (is) now bringing home $4,000 less than they did just five years ago."

"About 2 percent of Americans get paid the minimum wage."

Says the State Department spent $630,000 to get 2 million Facebook "Likes."

"I was filibustered."

The Obama administration has put out "more of these major rules than the Clinton administration or the Bush administration during comparable times."

Recent stories featuring Rob Portman

A look at claims about minimum wage:

Increasingly, state Sen. Nikiya Harris is making a push to raise the minimum wage in Wisconsin.

Here is a recent look at claims related to the minimum wage from elsewhere, and how they fared on the Truth-O-Meter.

Fact-checking the Dec. 8 Sunday shows:

Fox analyst Brit Hume said Sunday that President Barack Obama’s decision to start talking about raising the minimum wage and income inequality was a political calculation to shift the discussion away from the health care law. If so, it worked.

Fact-checking the Dec. 8 news shows:

Fox analyst Brit Hume said Sunday that President Barack Obama’s decision to start talking about raising the minimum wage and income inequality was a political calculation to shift the discussion away from the health care law. If so, it worked.

Convention speakers throw verbal jabs at Obama:

President Barack Obama quipped that Republicans have said some "wonderful" things about him during this week’s national convention in Tampa.

Speakers contrasted the president’s record to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s. Others claimed Obama has never worked in business and doesn’t want farm kids to do basic chores.

PolitiFact looked at those claims and others.

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Wednesday night at the GOP convention: the running mate and more:

We're fact-checking the second full night of speeches at the Republican National Convention.

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