3 hrs ago
Democrats clock all-nighter with climate talk
Associated Press photo by Evan Vucci -- Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., talks Monday with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., during a meeting of the Senate Climate Action Task Force prior to taking to the Senate Floor all night to urge action on climate change in Washington.
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4 hrs ago
Was Your Senator #Up4Climate or In Bed with Oil Industry?
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, right, and Brian Schatz of Hawaii, were leading Democrats in the all-night speechathon for the climate.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
The Huffington Post
They're Up All Night To Get Wonky: 30 Senators Hold Overnight Climate Session
Senators planning to stay up all night Monday talking about climate change say the marathon session is the "opening salvo" in a renewed effort to pass legislation curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
ACT: Is Your Senator #Up4Climate?
I've made a Twitter list of the Democrats and Independents signed on to the #Up4Climate effort: @climatebrad/up4climate .
Republican seeks to challenge Reed
A Republican seeking to challenge Senator Jack Reed this November says he will make a formal announcement in the next couple of weeks.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Senate Democrats, Republicans spar over restoring unemployment benefits
Senate Democrats and Republicans both say they want to renew benefits for the long-term unemployed, but in their newest proposals the two sides are still far apart on details such as how to pay for an extension and how long it should last.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Half of the Senate Democratic Caucus Will Pull An All-Nighter for Climate Action on Monday
On Monday, after votes finish that evening and until approximately 9 am Tuesday morning, a group of 28 senators , led by Sheldon Whitehouse and Barbara Boxer , will hold the floor to urge action on climate change.
The Left Coaster
Ten Democratic Cowards
These are the ten Democratic senators who voted today to kill Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's bill to remove sexual harassment cases from the military chain of command, and voted instead to support Senator Claire McCaskill's bill to trust the military chain of command to fix itself: Tom Carper Tim Kaine Carl Levin Joe Manchin Claire McCaskill Bill ... (more)
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Arthur Schaper: Reid and Reed's ObamaCare Screeds
Despite Reed's pleas to "move forward," voters in 2014 will more likely read Reed the riot act for Obamacare, believes Arthur Schaper.
US News & World Report
Education Advocates Launch Campaign to Combat Student Debt
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the launch of a student loan debt advocacy campaign on March 6, 2014.
Senate blocks change to military sex assault cases
The Senate on Thursday blocked a bill that would have stripped senior military commanders of their authority to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses, capping an emotional, nearly yearlong fight over how best to curb sexual assault in the ranks.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Unemployment insurance vote could happen next week
Majority Leader Harry Reid , Nevada Democrat, said Wednesday that he will need to "pull out all the stops" to get enough GOP support for a 6-month extension to unemployment benefits that could come up for a vote next week.
Reed tries again to extend emergency benefits
Rhode Island's senior U.S. senator has filed legislation that would extend emergency unemployment benefits for six months, retroactive to when the program expired last year.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
S.RES.367 Latest Title: A resolution designating March 3, 2014, as "Read Across America Day".
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Wall Street Journal
5 Things Janet Yellen Said That Distance Her From Others' Views
The main takeaway from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's testimony before the Senate Banking Committee was that central bank policy is on cruise control until officials get a better read on the economy's performance.
True or Not, Del's & 'Gansett Shandy Big Hit
OK, it may not be a real can if you read the fine print on @petemfboyd's Instagram post, but that didn't stop social media from offering it's complete seal of approval for his Del's lemonade and Narragansett beer shandy .
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Rob Portman blames Harry Reid for impasse on unemployment benefits
Sen. Rob Portman is blaming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for the holdup in extending unemployment benefits for millions of longterm jobless Americans.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Is There a Way Forward on Unemployment Insurance in the Senate?
Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speak on unemployment insurance last month on the Hill.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
RI To Get $1 Million Fed. Reimbursement for Snow Removal Costs
Rhode Island's congressional delegation announced today that Rhode Island will be on the receiving end of a $1 million infusion of federal money to make up for the cost of winter cleanup from a blizzard last February.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
RI Jewish group to host congressional delegations
The four members of the Rhode Island congressional delegations are set to speak at a breakfast forum organized by a state Jewish organization.