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  • Tea Party hits Whitehouse on ethics

    06/02/2014 12:47:20 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 2 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    The Tea Party Patriots group has accused Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) in a formal complaint of breaking ethics rules by pressuring the administration to target conservative groups engaged in political activities. Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, sent a letter to the Senate Ethics Committee Monday urging an investigation of Whitehouse’s activities. She argues the senator's “inflammatory attacks” against conservative groups appear to constitute “improper conduct which may reflect upon the Senate,” citing the Senate’s ethics manual. She claims Whitehouse “publicly berated” the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice for not prosecuting conservative groups classified...
  • Judges Accuse Holder of Disrespecting the Judicial System

    04/16/2014 5:41:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Judges Accuse Atty General Holder of Disrespecting the Judicial SystemPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 15, 2014 @ 12:32 pm In The Point | No Comments But as Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse already pointed out, Attorney General Eric Holder doesn’t follow the law, he advocates a certain point of view.His own.Like Obama, Holder makes up his own laws as he goes along, abusing power by acting like a tyrant. The United States Sentencing Commission Thursday unanimously approved an amendment to revise sentencing guidelines for non-violent drug offenders, but not before one commissioner accused Attorney...
  • Keystone report can't have it both ways

    04/15/2014 3:51:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Sheldon Whitehouse (M-RI) and Henry A. Waxman (M-CA)
    For all the noise about the State Department's final environmental review of the Keystone XL Pipeline being a "blow" to pipeline opponents, the report contains more than enough information for Secretary of State John Kerry -- a respected environmental champion -- to conclude that the pipeline is not in the national interest. Although you have to dig a bit, the report recognizes the dangers associated with the tar sands fuel that the pipeline would transport. Kerry's obligation is to determine what is in the national interest. For all its flaws, the report acknowledges that the tar sands that would get...
  • Dem senator ‘couldn’t be happier’ defending Obamacare — but can’t remember what he likes about it

    04/13/2014 7:57:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | april 13, 2014 | brendan bordelan
    “Well, we couldn’t be happier to have that conversation,” the senator declared, starting off strong by highlighting people in his state who received timely preventive care thanks to their new insurance. But that one point was about all the Democratic lawmaker could muster. “Over and over again,” he went on, “people still on the uh… healthcare benefits from uh, the… um… um… of the seniors who are… uh… getting their, uh, pharmaceuticals paid for… I’m struggling for the, for the — donut hole! There we go!” “It’s been very good for most Rhode Islanders,” an embarrassed Whitehouse continued. “And there...
  • Reporter detained by Capitol Hill police for trying to ask EPA chief a question [Question unreveald]

    03/28/2014 11:34:47 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/28/14 | Michael Bastasch
    <p>The Daily Caller: A reporter has been detained by Capitol Hill police for trying to ask a question of Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy.</p> <p>Bloomberg BNA energy reporter Ari Natter tweeted about being detained.</p> <p>Natter was detained while covering the American Council On Renewable Energy conference, where McCarthy spoke. Also speaking at the conference was Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a staunch supporter of green energy who regularly takes the Senate floor to sound the alarm on global warming.</p>
  • Reporter detained by Capitol Hill police for trying to ask EPA chief a question

    03/28/2014 11:34:50 AM PDT · by shepardspie33 · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    A reporter has been detained by Capitol Hill police for trying to ask a question of Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy. Bloomberg BNA energy reporter Ari Natter tweeted about being detained. #transparency RT @AriNatter: I am being detained by Capital Police for trying to ask @EPAGina a question after her remarks. — nickjuliano (@nickjuliano) March 28, 2014 Natter was detained while covering the American Council On Renewable Energy conference, where McCarthy spoke. Also speaking at the conference was Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a staunch supporter of green energy who regularly takes the Senate floor to sound the...
  • Bombshell In WaPo/Keystone Scandal: Did the Post Coordinate With Congressional Democrats?

    03/26/2014 9:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Power Line ^ | March 26, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    A major development occurred today in the scandal surrounding the Washington Post’s attempt to advance Democratic Party talking points by falsely linking Koch Industries to the Keystone Pipeline. In the unlikely event that you are not already familiar with the story, you should begin by reading this post and this one, as well as the one from last October where I dismantled the International Forum on Globalization report that was the basis for the Washington Post’s story of March 20. The facts, very briefly, are these: Koch Industries has no interest in the Keystone Pipeline; it has not lobbied in...
  • Senate Democrats plan all-night global-warming talkathon in support of … er …

    03/10/2014 7:28:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Talk about hot gas. Rick Perry may have affectionately mistaken our site name once, but Senate Democrats could be in position to trademark it for themselves after tonight. The caucus will hold an all-night talkathon to demand action on climate change, which has USA Today very confused. After all … don’t Democrats control that chamber? A majority of Senate Democrats on Monday will launch an overnight “talkathon” until approximately 9:00 a.m. Tuesday to draw attention to climate change.The overnight effort, organized by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, is part of the recently launched Senate Climate Action Task Force headed by Sens....
  • Climate Change All-Night Session Set for Monday

    03/09/2014 5:23:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 6, 2014 | Niels Lesniewski
    Senate Democrats are about to burn the midnight oil to make their case on climate change. The previously rumored all-night session on the effects of climate change will take place Monday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse confirmed. “It’s locked in,” the Rhode Island Democrat told CQ Roll Call. “An all-nighter is an all-nighter. We’re going to go all the way through to eight or nine in the morning or whenever they need to clean it up for the next day.” That would clearly meet the established definition of an all-night session. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Whitehouse are coordinating the campaign. Whitehouse...
  • Senate Democrats plan an all-nighter Monday for climate change

    03/07/2014 1:27:32 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 76 replies
    Washingyon Post ^ | 3/7/14 | Ed O'Keffe
    At least 28 Senate Democrats plan to spend hours Monday night and early Tuesday speaking on the Senate floor in a push for congressional action on climate change. It's a strategy that's been in the works for several months, organized by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who've been seeking to raise awareness about their concerns on and off the Senate floor. Adopting a strategy used in the past year by some Senate Republicans, the Democrats will begin speaking Monday night after a series of votes and continue until about 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to...
  • GOP Senator Apologizes for McCain Tantrum at Syrian Christian Leader Meeting

    02/05/2014 11:58:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 5, 2014
    Hell-bent on arming opposition forces in Syria—despite strong evidence that they’re run by Islamic terrorists—John McCain displayed behavior unbecoming of a United States Senator during a recent meeting with Syrian Christian leaders touring Capitol Hill. The delegation of Syrian clergy came to Washington to raise awareness among lawmakers of the growing crisis among the region’s minority Christian community. Christians make up about 10% of the Syrian population and they are being targeted and ruthlessly murdered by radical elements of the rebel forces, according to the visiting church officials. They say the media and human rights groups in the west have...
  • Senate Dems to set up global warming task force (Boxer leads the hoax)

    01/10/2014 3:19:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/09/14 | Michael Bastasch
    Senate Democrats are planning on setting up a global warming task force to revive the issue in Congress and help President Obama achieve the goals set out in his climate agenda. Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer and Sheldon Whitehouse told reporters on Thursday that they would launch the task force with more than a dozen members. They say they have the full support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “The purpose is to use the bully pulpit of our Senate offices to achieve that wakeup call,” Boxer told reporters who gathered in her office. “We believe that climate change is a...
  • Heritage Shock [Paul Krugman steps in it, again]

    06/08/2013 10:23:42 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 5, 2013 | Paul Krugman
    OK, this is really shocking: a Heritage Foundation economist [Dr. Salim Furth] has been accused of presenting false, deliberately misleading data and analysis to the Senate Budget Committee.What’s so shocking? Not the false, misleading data and analysis — that’s SOP at Heritage. Remember the disappearing forecast of 2.8 percent unemployment under the Ryan plan, and various other Heritage escapades? What’s shocking is that they got called on it, in real time.The claim in particular, by the way, is widely popular on the right; it’s the claim that there isn’t any real austerity in Europe. Wonkbook goes through some of the...
  • Sen. Whitehouse says he had no idea about Okla. tornado when he gave his global warming remarks

    05/21/2013 8:02:09 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 22 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 5/21/13 | David Freddoso
    If you can believe that President Obama doesn’t know anything about his own administration, then I’m sure it isn’t hard to believe this:
  • One Democrat Wasted No Time Blaming the Oklahoma Tornado on Global Warming

    05/21/2013 10:33:20 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-21-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I wish we could say this type of nonsense couldn't have been expected from the left, but that wouldn't be true.Someone should start a countdown for when Chris Matthews thanks mother nature for a deadly and destructive storm...it wouldn't be the first time he did it.
  • Time to Wake Up: GOP Opposition to Climate Science (Full Sheldon Whitehouse Bizarre Tornado Rant)

    05/20/2013 7:36:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    Sheldon Whitehouse (Senate Website) ^ | May 20, 2013 | Sheldon Whitehouse
    Mr./Madam President, every week we’re here I try to remind this body of the damage that carbon pollution is doing to our atmosphere and oceans, try to awaken us to our duty.  I’ve done it thirty-three times now.  I’ve tried to kick out the underpinnings of any argument the deniers could stand on. I’ve kicked out the scientific denial argument, which properly belongs in the category of falsehood.  I’ve kicked out the economic denial argument, pointing out that in a proper market the costs of carbon must be in the price of carbon.  I tried to kick out the religious denial...
  • Democratic Senator uses Okla. tornado for anti-GOP rant over global warming

    05/20/2013 5:20:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 179 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Monday, May 20, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    While many Americans were tuned into news coverage of the massive damage from tornadoes ravaging the state of Oklahoma, Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse took to the Senate floor to rail against his Republican colleagues for denying the theory of anthropogenic global warming. Whitehouse spent 15 minutes chastising GOP senators and justified his remarks by alluding to states that seek federal assistance in the wake of natural disasters. “So, you may have a question for me,” Whitehouse said. “Why do you care? Why do you, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, care if we Republicans run off the climate...
  • Democratic Senator uses Okla. tornado for anti-GOP rant over global warming

    05/20/2013 5:16:06 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/20/2013 | Jeff Poor
    While many Americans were tuned into news coverage of the massive damage from tornadoes ravaging the state of Oklahoma, Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse took to the Senate floor to rail against his Republican colleagues for denying the theory of anthropogenic global warming. Whitehouse spent 15 minutes chastising GOP senators and justified his remarks by alluding to states that seek federal assistance in the wake of natural disasters. “So, you may have a question for me,” Whitehouse said. “Why do you care? Why do you, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, care if we Republicans run off the climate...
  • Senate votes highlight Dem divisions over Keystone pipeline, carbon taxes

    04/06/2013 9:39:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 03/24/13 1 | Ben Geman
    Senate votes on climate change and the Keystone XL oil pipeline laid bare divisions among Democrats — and underscored why the White House, not Congress, will be where the critical climate decisions reside in President Obama’s second term.Several votes during the freewheeling debate over a nonbinding budget plan provided a political barometer of where the chamber, including vulnerable Democrats, stand on the topics. Advocates of the proposed pipeline scored a symbolic victory Friday when 62 lawmakers voted for an amendment backing the project to bring oil from Canadian tar sands projects to Gulf Coast refineries. Seventeen Democrats supported Sen....
  • NEW: RI (Democrat) Lobbyist Gave $300,000 Loan to Sister of Jill Kelley

    11/13/2012 3:10:16 PM PST · by Arthurio · 108 replies
    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 GoLocalProv News Team A prominent Rhode Island lobbyist and Democratic fundraiser gave a $300,000 personal loan to the twin sister of Jill Kelley, the woman tied to the love affair that ended CIA Director David Petraeus’ career, court documents show. Bankruptcy records filed by Natalie Khawam last April list Gerald Harrington, the founder of the Capitol City Group, as an unsecured creditor on the loan. Khawam owes nearly $4 million in total. The loan was first reported by the New York Post. A message left at Harrington’s Providence law firm was not immediately returned. The Post...
  • Hinckley, Whitehouse battle it out during first debate

    10/24/2012 4:33:36 AM PDT · by bt_dooftlook · 1 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | 10/24/2012 | Randal Edgar
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Meeting for their first debate, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Republican challenger Benjamin B. "Barry" Hinckley jousted Tuesday over a long list of topics that included the economy, foreign policy and education. The candidates were cordial but direct during the one-hour encounter, each questioning the other's statements as they maintained a respectful tone. Hinckley, borrowing a line that Democrats often use on House Republicans, said liberals such as Whitehouse have shut down debate in the Senate. Whitehouse said Hinckley favors policies that would change social security and turn Medicare "into a voucher system." More than 300 people...
  • Dem senator: Humans causing climate change, saying otherwise is 'bogus'

    06/14/2012 8:22:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 14, 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) declared on the Senate floor Thursday that the debate over whether humans are causing climate change is over, and that it has been shown conclusively that human activity is leading to global warming. "People say there are questions about the theory," he said. "No, there are not. "The argument that the jury is still out on climate change is a false and bogus argument," he added. "The jury is not out. In fact, the jury is in, the effects are obvious, they surround us every day, and we need to take action." Whitehouse said the theory...
  • The 18 Senators Who Approve Breaking The Internet To Protect Hollywood

    06/07/2011 3:22:34 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 30 replies
    techdirt.com ^ | 05/26/2011
    The 18 Senators Who Approve Breaking The Internet To Protect Hollywood from the not-cool dept Last fall, we noted that the Senate Judiciary Committee had unanimously voted to approve COICA, a bill for censoring the internet as a favor to the entertainment industry. Thankfully, Senator Ron Wyden stepped up and blocked COICA from progressing. This year, COICA has been replaced by the PROTECT IP Act, which fixes some of the problems of COICA, but introduces significant other problems as well. A wide cross section of people who actually understand technology and innovation have come out against PROTECT IP as written...
  • Senator wants alcohol breath-test machine in your car!

    03/12/2011 6:53:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 126 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 11, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is the lead player in a legislative effort, already endorsed by a handful of other senators, that would spend $60 million to develop a program that would charge consumers for the costs of installing drunk-driving interlock devices in vehicles. The proposal, S.510, was introduced this week in the U.S. Senate by Udall, who was joined by Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Al Franken, D-Minn., Amy Klobuchar D-Minn., West John D. Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. The legislation actually doesn't call for the technology to be installed in...
  • Poll: Sen. Whitehouse job performance down 11 points since December

    It looks like it just does not pay for a Senator to go on an ill-subscribed diatribe about opponents of the the Democrats' health care reform. The Providence Journal is reporting that Rhode Island Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's 2012 re-election prospect is looking dour these days. Pollster Joseph Fleming attributes Mr. Whitehouse's vitriolic floor remarks about opponents of health care reform as part of the reason:
  • Former Sen. Chafee to announce gubernatorial bid

    01/04/2010 10:35:05 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 713+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 4, 2010
    (CNN) - Lincoln Chafee Monday will formally announce his bid for Rhode Island governor Monday. The former Republican senator-turned-independent will officially jump into the race at an event in Warwick, where he once served as mayor. The 56 year old Chafee lost his U.S. senate seat in 2006 to Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse after a bitter Republican primary battle against Stephen Laffey. Chafee eventually left the GOP and is now an independent.
  • Secondhand Hate- Another step downhill for modern liberalism.

    01/01/2010 8:16:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 15 replies · 1,372+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1-4-2010 | Noemie Emery
    Secondhand Hate Another step downhill for modern liberalism. by Noemie Emery 01/04/2010, Volume 015, Issue 16 "They have ardent supporters who are nearly hysterical at the very election of President Barack Obama," Senator Sheldon Whitehouse roared about his Republican opponents in the closing hours of the Senate health care debate on December 20. "The birthers, the fanatics, the people running around in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups. It is unbearable to them that President Barack Obama should exist." Two weeks earlier, Majority Leader Harry Reid likened opponents of his bill to those who opposed the end of slavery. On...
  • MSNBC’s Barnicle and Senator Whitehouse: the GOP is Aryans and Birthers

    01/01/2010 6:45:29 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 42 replies · 1,397+ views
    In all the joy of the holiday season, sometimes journalists can miss out on stories involving Grinches and Scrooges. Shortly before Christmas Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) dropped one of the most outlandish statements of the year, if not the decade, and most in the press missed it. However, one member of the press has decided to agree with the crazy talk. Surprise, surprise… “They [the GOP] are desperate to break this president. They have ardent supporters who are nearly hysterical at the very election of President Barack Obama. The birthers, the fanatics, the people running around in right-wing militia and...
  • Democrats' Unintended Consequences - It Isn't Over, Far From It

    12/23/2009 6:26:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1,792+ views
    Political Cortex ^ | December 22, 2009 | Skip MacLure
    First of all, SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE. You sir, and I say that with VAST qualification, are a SCOUNDREL and a BALD FACED LIAR. The people of your state will challenge you in 2012. Don't think, you smarmy RAT, that you will be forgotten. 2012 just gives us more time to prepare to oust you. This paragon of virtue put on his best TRIAL LAWYER'S FACE and spewed enough venom to wipe out a small city, saying that we AMERICAN CONSERVATIVES are desperate to `break' Barack Obama. No Senator, we are not desperate because Barry Hussein is breaking himself and he'll...
  • Sen. Whitehouse: foes of health care bill are birthers, right-wing militias, aryan groups

    12/21/2009 7:21:32 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 34 replies · 859+ views
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today took shots at those who are not supporting the health care legislation. During a floor speech, he excoriated Senate GOP members for up holding the pending health care bill and accused their supporters of being birthers and fanatics in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups. He started off by citing an editorial from the Manchester Journal Inquirer, which used insults like "lunatic fringe."
  • Sheldon Whitehouse Just Wants Some Attention

    12/21/2009 11:00:44 AM PST · by RIRed · 8 replies · 421+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | December 21, 2009 | Mike
    Fewer things in politics are as pitiful as an obscure back bench politician desperately seeking attention. Take my Senator, backbench Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse for example. A few weeks ago, he desperately tried to get his name in the headlines by using the term for one of San Francisco’s favorite indoor sports to describe Tea Party goers. That tirade didn’t exactly get Shelly the attention he craved because the Senator wasn’t smart enough to realize that when he dropped Bill Clinton’s name the way he did, the story would inevitably be about the former President of the United States and not...
  • Sen. Whitehouse: foes of health care bill are birthers, right-wing militias, aryan groups

    12/20/2009 2:17:39 PM PST · by paltz · 76 replies · 2,130+ views
    Washingtontimes.com - Water Cooler ^ | 12/20/09 | Kerry Picket
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I) today took shots at those who are not supporting the health care legislation. During a floor speech, he excoriated Senate GOP members for for holding the pending health care bill and accused their supporters of being birthers and fanatics in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups.
  • Acorn's Cash For Hookers

    09/15/2009 5:52:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,615+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 15, 2009
    Oversight: As the Senate votes to de-fund Acorn, add pimping, tax evasion and human trafficking to voter fraud paid for with taxpayer dollars and you have an organized criminal enterprise. It's time to investigate.After Acorn workers were caught on tape in three cities allegedly abetting what they believed was a fraudulent-mortgage and sex-trafficking scheme, the Senate has voted overwhelmingly to strip the group of funding in the Transportation/Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. The amendment, offered by Nebraska Republican Sen. Mike Johanns, passed by an 83-to-7 margin and marked the third time this year that Republicans have tried to block...
  • Sen Sheldon Whitehouse/Reed Townhall: Federal Government called a Parasite and a Ponzi scheme

    08/22/2009 8:32:21 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 11 replies · 1,097+ views
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | August 21, 2009 | RIHeron76
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  • Dem Senator: Second Stimulus ‘Probably Needed’

    07/06/2009 5:08:36 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 35 replies · 737+ views
    ACB News ^ | July 6, 2009
    ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: As job losses mount, Democrats are growing impatient about the impact of the massive stimulus package passed earlier this year, with talk beginning on Capitol Hill about a possible second stimulus bill. Today on ABCNews.com’s “Top Line,” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., said a second stimulus is “probably needed,” and predicted that Congress is likely to act before the end of the year to inject even more federal dollars into the economy.
  • Dem Senator: Second Stimulus ‘Probably Needed’

    07/06/2009 4:24:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 51 replies · 1,088+ views
    ABC ^ | 7/6/09 | Ricky Klein
    ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: As job losses mount, Democrats are growing impatient about the impact of the massive stimulus package passed earlier this year, with talk beginning on Capitol Hill about a possible second stimulus bill. Today on ABCNews.com’s “Top Line,” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., said a second stimulus is “probably needed,” and predicted that Congress is likely to act before the end of the year to inject even more federal dollars into the economy. Said Whitehouse: “I think that it is probably needed. We’re going to need to have some further discussion. It will probably take place towards...
  • Schultz Seems To Accuse Bush Admin Of ‘Butchering’ Detainees

    05/12/2009 6:10:33 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies · 749+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Most FinkelBlog readers might think it’s not worth tuning into The Ed Show on MSNBC at all. But tonight it paid to watch till the very last second. Because that’s when he showed what’s really in his soul: Schultz seemingly accused the Bush administration of “butchering” suspected terrorist detainees. For good measure, Schultz announced that he’s “wishing” Dick Cheney winds up in jail.
  • Renewed Attack on Privacy of Gun Buyers

    05/03/2008 12:54:42 AM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 212+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | May 02, 2008 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Renewed Attack on Privacy of Gun Buyers   Friday, May 02, 2008   This week, anti-gun U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) registration legislation that would invade the privacy rights of law-abiding gun owners.Cosponsored by like-minded Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Carl Levin (D-MI), Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Charles Schumer (D-NY), S. 2935 would, among other things, require the FBI to retain records of cleared firearm transactions for at least 180 days.  Current law requires...
  • Poll: Rhode Island Senate race close as election day nears

    11/06/2006 4:05:33 PM PST · by Smogger · 7 replies · 396+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 6, 2006 | AP
    By The Associated Press, By The Associated Press | November 6, 2006 THE RACE: U.S. Senate, Rhode Island THE NUMBERS: Sheldon Whitehouse (D): 48 percent Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R): 45 percent USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, 880 registered voters interviewed by phone from Nov. 1-3, sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. OF INTEREST: Recent polls indicate Chafee tightening the race. The same poll a month ago showed Whitehouse leading Chafee by 11 points, 50-39 percent. A poll out Sunday by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research poll for McClatchy Newspapers-MSNBC showed Chafee leading 46-45, with a margin of error of plus...
  • Chafee in Dead Heat with Whitehouse, While Whitehouse Leads Laffey in U.S. Senate Race

    06/28/2006 7:45:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies · 1,180+ views
    U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee is locked in a close race with Democrats Sheldon Whitehouse in the Senate general election, according to a new statewide survey conducted by researchers at Brown University. The survey was conducted June 24-26, 2006, at Brown University by Darrell M. West, director of the Taubman Center for Public Policy and the John Hazen White Sr. Public Opinion Laboratory. It is based on a statewide random sample of 719 registered voters in Rhode Island. Overall, the poll had a margin of error of about plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. If the general election is held today,...
  • Rhode Island Senate: Lincoln Chafee still struggling

    06/14/2006 9:41:59 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 699+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 12, 2006
    The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll of the race for the U.S. Senate in Rhode Island shows Senator Lincoln Chafee (R) still neck-and-neck with former Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse (D), nominally besting him by 44% to 42%. In late April, Chafee could only boast a mere three-point edge.
  • New Senator Polls in RI, NJ and PA

    In Rhode Island, Chafee Leads by Double Digits A new Rhode Island College poll shows Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) with a double-digit lead over Sheldon Whitehouse (D), 51% to 32%. When Steve Laffey (R) is the GOP nominee, Whitehouse wins, 50% to 27%. However, in the GOP primary Chafee is ahead of Laffey by a wide margin, 56% to 28%. In Pennsylvania, Santorum Continues to Trail The latest Rasmussen Reports poll shows Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) trailing rival Bob Casey (D) by 13 percentage points, 51% to 38%. "Santorum is struggling with his base, consistently earning less than 70% of...