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14 hrs ago | Washington Times

ISTOOK: Congress on its own can arrest and jail Lois Lerner until she testifies on IRS scandal

On its own, Congress has clear authority to arrest and jail Lois Lerner until she testifies.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, US Senate, US Politics, Democrat

19 hrs ago | AdWeek

Lawmakers Put More Pressure On Advertising Community to Stop Ad-Supported Rogue Sites

Some lawmakers are growing impatient with the advertising community, which they believe hasn't done enough to stop ads from appearing on sites that steal copyrighted material.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Adam Schiff, Democrat, Republican, Bob Goodlatte, US Senate, Orrin Hatch, Advertising

21 hrs ago | ABC News 4 Charleston

U.S. Senator tours climate change effects in Lowcountry

There's nothing like a good climate change discussion on Earth Day. On Tuesday, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island will visit the Lowcountry on his climate change tour of the East Coast.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, University of South Carolina, Georgetown, SC, College of Charleston

Mon Apr 21, 2014

NewsOK.com

BC-RI--Daybook, RI

April 21 - 25. WHITEHOUSE SCHEDULE - U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse continues a "Climate Road Trip" of the southeastern U.S., which began Monday, April 21, and is scheduled to conclude Friday, April 25. 11 a.m. REED SCHEDULE - The chief of the state Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture, Kenneth Ayars, the executive ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jack Reed, Democrat, Agriculture, Science, Cranston, RI, Brown University

The Washington Post

Global Group to Examine Threats to a Our Oceana

Secretary of State John F. Kerry will host a global conference in mid-June focused on addressing three major threats to the sea-- overfishing , marine pollution and ocean acidification --he announced Monday.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Texas, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Democrat

Washington Post

Kerry Hosts 'Our Ocean' Conference to Look at Dead Zones, Garbage Patches, Acidification

Qu Lin, a 45-year-old Chinese fisherman, uses fishing net to fish on his 8 meters long fishing boat lonely as he no money to employ helper in Qingdao, China.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Texas, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Power Line

Whitehouse and Waxman Still Demagoguing Keystone

If you are a regular reader, you know the story: six months ago, a fringe left-wing group put out a silly report that tried to tie Koch Industries to the Keystone Pipeline.

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Related Topix: Koch Industries, Energy, Oil & Gas, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Conservative Political News

The Huffington Post

Congress Criticizes IRS Failure To Audit Most Big Partnerships

The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report released Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, Ron Wyden, Washington, DC

Free Republic

A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

Yesterday was a significant day in the IRS abuse scandal. The scandal evolved from being about pesky delays in IRS exemption applications to a government conniving with outside interests to put political opponents in prison.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Chuck Schumer

Politico

Starbucks caves to tax pressure, moves European headquarters -...

STARBUCKS CAVES TO TAX PRESSURE, MOVES EUROPEAN HEADQUARTERS. David Jolly for the New York Times in Paris: "Starbucks, which has suffered withering criticism in Britain for avoiding taxes, said on Wednesday that it would move its regional headquarters to London from Amsterdam and pay more to the British Treasury.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Democrat

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Hill

Dems press Kerry on Keystone: Face 'reality of climate change'

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Henry Waxman on Wednesday urged Secretary of State John Kerry to face the "reality of climate change" and reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman

Townhall

Awkward: Senate Democrat Stumbles Over Obamacare Talking Points | Guy Benson

As someone who makes part of his living on television , I can attest that delivering a strong, polished message under the bright lights isn't as easy as it looks.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health

Switched

Democratic Congressman Wants Federal Investigation Into ALEC-Backed Laws

APRIL 11: A sign sits at the beginning of a road that goes into thousands of acres of Bureau of Land Management land that has been temporarily closed to round up illegal cattle that are grazing south of Mesquite Nevada.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Raul Grijalva, Democrat, US Senate, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Dutch Ruppersberger, Senator Angus King

Sys-Con Media

Judicial Watch Obtains Internal IRS Documents Showing Lerner in...

The documents were obtained as a result of an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against the Internal Revenue Service after the agency refused to respond to four FOIA requests dating back to May 2013.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, Non-Profit, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Free Republic

Judges Accuse Holder of Disrespecting the Judicial System

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 .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Eric Holder

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Go Local

John Perilli: Peter Neronha, US Attorney & Rising Political Star?

He's a no-nonsense public servant who has battled white-collar crime and rooted out corruption.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, North Providence, RI

CNN

Keystone will worsen climate change

Editor's note: Sheldon Whitehouse is a U.S. Democratic senator from Rhode Island, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and chairman of the Committee's Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Opinion

Star Tribune

HHS pick give GOP opening on health law

Republican lawmakers said hearings on Sylvia Mathews Burwell's nomination as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary provide a fresh opening to raise questions about President Obama's health care law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, US News, Law, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Representative Tim Scott, Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, US Senate, Democrat

Mon Apr 14, 2014

ABC2 Maryland

Cardin promises Putin will 'pay a heavy price'

Freeze Watch issued April 14 at 3:50PM EDT expiring April 16 at 9:00AM EDT in effect for: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Baltimore City Freeze Watch issued April 14 at 3:02PM EDT expiring April 16 at 8:00AM EDT in effect for: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, York ... (more)

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Related Topix: Senator Ben Cardin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Maryland

WLNE-TV Providence

Rhode Islanders Pay Tribute to Nuala Pell

Nuala Pell is being remembered as the first lady of a generation in Rhode Island politics, helping shape her husband Claiborne's 36 years in the U.S. Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jack Reed, Democrat, Johnston, RI

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