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John McCain Calls For 'Strong Measures' Against ISIS
Sen. John McCain takes questions during a press conference held jointly with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse in Hanoi on Aug. 8, 2014.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
"Waterboarding dates to the Spanish Inquisition and has been a favorite of dictators through the ages, including Pol Pot and the regime in Burma," Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Sheldon Whitehouse said in an op-ed in 2008.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Inside the Beltway: Let the fundraising begin for President Obama
From our La-di-da Desk comes news of a series of fabulous weekend fundraisers that would not be complete without the presence of the Leader of the Free World.
Chafee in spotlight as Apponaug Circulator starts
DIRECT HIT: Governor Lincoln Chafee laughs after a gust sent the flag behind him down on his head.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Activists Urge Whitehouse to End Pipeline Support
Activists opposing a natural-gas pipeline expansion project took their cause to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Aug. 19 by holding a sit-in at his downtown office.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Sit-in at Whitehouse's Providence office
Six environmental activists sat in Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's office for two hours Tuesday.
Sentencing Law and Policy
Senator Whitehouse defends risk-assessment tools for some sentencing determinations
The New York Times today published this letter-response by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse to this recent NYT commentary expressing concern about the use of risj-assessment tools in sentencing decision making.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
'Paramilitarizing' the South China Sea
'Paramilitarizing' the South China Sea By Peter Lee Usually, my predictions don't pan out so quickly.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The Big Picture
The Science of Climate Change
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse rips into Sen. Jim Inhofe for blocking a resolution that would have acknowledged the reality of climate change Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge.
Foster's Daily Democrat
Dark Money Threatens Our Democracy
How do we respect and enhance the freedom of expression enshrined in the First Amendment while protecting the government from being corrupted by the unchecked flow of money to public officials? We have wrestled with this problem for well over a hundred years through periodic scandals and periodic corrections, new laws and new ways to evade those ... (more)
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Congress Knows It Has A Lot Of 'Work' To Do, But Clearly, Something Is 'Not Working'
As Congress enjoys a five-week summer recess , its body of "work" has already reached historically low levels in one key area.
Democrats Increasingly Side With Oil, Gas Industries
The oil and gas industries are getting a surprising boost from Democrats as they join Republicans in backing legislation sought by companies to maintain the energy boom, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Sen. McCain returns to Hanoi and urges U.S. to sell them lethal weapons
After being held prisoner and being tortured by Vietnamese soldiers, Sen. McCain now wants to arm the Vietnam army with lethal weapons.
The News Tribune
Bill would add injury to an already flawed bankruptcy law
Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island has introduced a bill that would allow people with high medical bills to bankrupt their student loans.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Malaysian National News Agency
US Ready To Work With Vietnam To Complete TPP
The US is ready to work with Vietnam to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse told the media here.
Former POW McCain Says Time to Lift Vietnam Weapons Ban
U.S. Senator John McCain , who spent almost six years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, has vowed to push Congress to lift a ban on the sale of lethal weapons to the Southeast Asia nation.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Senate grinds to halt
The bad feelings between the party floor leaders in the U.S. Senate is dragging business to a halt, according to the Washington Post.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Salt Lake Tribune
Commentary: McArdle: Adding injury to an already f...
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D.-R.I., has introduced a bill that would allow people with high medical bills to bankrupt their student loans.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
The media's big torture lie: "Enhanced...
Americans tortured. We've seen pictures. Reports prove it. Why does the media still refuse to call it what it is? "U.S. Senate 'Torture' Report Summary to Be Declassified in a Few Days," a Reuters headline reported Tuesday , complete with scare quotes around the word "torture."
Sun Aug 03, 2014
The Washington Post
CIA director chastised by some, defended by others on Sunday shows
CIA Director John Brennan apologized this week after an internal agency report showed that CIA employees improperly searched computers used by Senate staffers probing the agency's interrogation techniques.