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Thursday Apr 17 | 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

Thursday Apr 17 | 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

Thursday Apr 17 | 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

Thursday Apr 17 | 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

Sun Apr 13, 2014

CBS News

Kathleen Sebelius' legacy on Obamacare: Failure or success?

President Barack Obama applauds after announcing Director of the Office of Management and Budget Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his nominee to replace outgoing Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius , during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, April 11, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Healthcare Law, Law, US Senate, Democrat, Elijah Cummings, US House of Representatives

Fox News

GOP: Burwell confirmation hearings will be fair, but focused on ObamaCare

A Senate Republican said Sunday that party members will use the upcoming confirmation hearing for a new Health and Human Services secretary to get more information about ObamaCare, but dismissing the notion GOP lawmakers intend to turn the proceeding into a political witch hunt.

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Related Topix: Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat

Politico

Whitehouse: HHS swap probably 'a good thing'

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Sunday praised the leadership changes at the Department of Health and Human Services as the Obama administration emerges from the first, rocky enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act.

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

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Hill

Sunday show lineup: Sebelius resignation to dominate

Sebelius announced Friday that she would step down from President Obama's cabinet, ceding her role as the top official in charge of ObamaCare's implementation.

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Related Topix: Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Marsha Blackburn, Elijah Cummings, Steve Israel

In-depth Africa

Should the Attorney General be an "Advocate for a Different Point of View."

There are few quotes that better sum up how lawless and ignorant the Democrats have become than this defense of Attorney General Eric Holder's misconduct by Senator Whitehouse.

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

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Switched

Dem Rep Stands By His Claim That Congress' Pay Is Too Low

One week after revealing his belief that Congress is "underpaid," Rep. Jim Moran stood by that claim, explaining why he's pushing for more compensation.

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Related Topix: US News, Roll Call, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Entertainment, Drama, Television

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