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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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Democrat, Terrorism,

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Wilson's Almanac

No brainer

"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.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Washington Times

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jack Reed, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney

Warwickonline.com

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.

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Related Topix: Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Jack Reed, Warwick, RI

Wed Aug 20, 2014

EcoRI.org

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.

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

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

Sit-in at Whitehouse's Providence office

Six environmental activists sat in Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's office for two hours Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Providence, RI

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Publishing, Media, New Times

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Asia Times

'Paramilitarizing' the South China Sea

'Paramilitarizing' the South China Sea By Peter Lee Usually, my predictions don't pan out so quickly.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, World News, China, Asia

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.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Senator Jim Inhofe

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)

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Opinion

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Switched

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Entertainment, Drama, Television, US Politics, Representative Steven Horsford, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC

News Max

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.

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

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Examiner.com

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.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Southeast Asia, World News, Vietnam, Democrat

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.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, John McCain, Republican, Thailand

Bloomberg

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Democrat

Thu Aug 07, 2014

NewsReview.com

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.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, US News, Democrat

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.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Opinion

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Salon

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."

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Abu Ghraib, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Senator Angus King, Mike Rogers

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