Sherrod Brown's file:

Democrat from Ohio

Sherrod Brown is a Democratic U.S. Senator representing Ohio.

Recent statements involving Sherrod Brown

"Some of these members of the House of Representatives get hundreds of thousands of dollars in farm subsidies" but want to cut food stamps.

Wall Street megabanks that received bailouts in 2009 now get taxpayer-funded advantages not available to community banks in Ohio.

 "Three in four low-income workers don’t have any paid sick days available."

Says the New Year’s Day "fiscal cliff" deal "reduces the deficit."

"There is no war on coal. Period. There are more coal jobs and more coal produced in Ohio than there were five years ago, in spite of the talking points and the yard signs."

Recent stories featuring Sherrod Brown

"The deciding vote?" All 60 of them!:

We look at TV ads claiming various senators were "the deciding vote" for the health care law. 

Even in an age of fact checking, the whopper lives:

Politicians of all parties have been bending the truth since the beginning of the republic.

The two previous presidential administrations are perhaps best known for lies or untruths -- see Lewinsky, Monica, and weapons of mass destruction. And even in this, another presidential election year, rare is the day when a candidate does not utter or repeat a claim that will be debunked by an independent truth squad.

Why do they do it?

Those who study politics and communications say the consequences appear to be minimal.


Sherrod Brown's Red Sox claim one of 2011's big hits:

Sen. Sherrod Brown hurled a high hard one in defense of the Cleveland Indians when he got some good-natured ribbing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program.

We raised our Chief Wahoo mug of morning Joe in salute and picked his claim about the Red Sox as one of the year's favorites.

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