7 hrs ago
New York Daily News
Senators told to close loophole that lets some domestic abusers buy guns
Rep. Gwen Moore , left, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Donna Edwards hold news conference this week to propose legislation that would encourage states to remove firearms from domestic abusers.
9 hrs ago
New York Daily News
Democrats push to protect 'dating' women from gun violence
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse led the calls to expand those covered by the federal Violence Against Women Act.
10 hrs ago
Paul Ryan Says Climate Change Is An Excuse To Illegally Grow Government And Raise Taxes
Rep. Paul Ryan said Wednesday that "climate change occurs no matter what," but that the EPA's recent efforts to reduce emissions from existing power plants are "outside of the confines of the law," and "an excuse to grow government, raise taxes and slow down economic growth."
14 hrs ago
Medicare should pay for skilled nursing services without a qualifying ...
The time has come to eliminate hospital stay requirements for beneficiaries to qualify for Medicare coverage of skilled nursing services, experts told a Senate committee Wednesday.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Still Squabbling Over Amendments, Senate Remains Stalled on Appropriations
The Senate is taking up only the second spending bill to reach the floor this year-the $3.57 billion supplemental for the border crisis, wildfires, and the defense of Israel-and prospects for passage are as slim as they were for the first one that died in June.
Spotlight on green news & views: Arctic methane releases, meat inspections, unwise coal exports
Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve.
Global Warming NOT Dictated By Oklahoma Weather
As everyone in Oklahoma enjoys the cooler weather today and tomorrow this summer, it might be a good time to note that both May and June were the hottest months on records for the planet.
Cybercast News Service
Gun Control Advocates Want to Close 'The Dating Partner Loophole'
Domestic abuse is more often committed by dating partners than spouses, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse told a Senate hearing on Wednesday, as he urged Congress to close what he called the "dating partner loophole."
Tue Jul 29, 2014
The DISCLOSE Act: Fantasy or Future?
Following a wave of judicial decisions that have cleared the way for more soft money in politics, federal legislators have continued to press for the passage of laws creating more stringent regulations on donor disclosures and transparency in political contributions.
Senator Denies Climate Change On Senate Floor And Gets A Science Lesson From His Colleague
Here at ClimateProgress, we spend a lot of time debunking politicians who deny climate change based on scientifically murky grounds.
Media Research Center
Five Climate-Change Claims as Ridiculous as Sharnado
"Sharnado 2: The Second One" is poised to take a bite out of Manhattan and devour many of the week's water-cooler conversations.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Inhofe blocks climate change resolution
Sen. James Inhofe blocked Senate Democrats on Monday from passing a resolution that would have acknowledged the reality of climate change.
The Coventry Courier
Valley Vet Honored
World War II veteran Anthony D'Abrosca received a long overdue honor Monday in the Coventry Town Council chambers when Senator Sheldon Whitehouse presented him with seven medals from his tour in the Philippines while he served in the Army's 38th Infantry Division.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
World War II Veteran Waited 70 Years for His Medals
Tony D'Abrosca enlisted in the U.S. Army just months before graduating from high school at the height of World War II.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Ethanol mandate: Going up?
White House adviser John Podesta has indicated that the administration plans to raise the amount of ethanol and other biofuels that must be blended into the nation's fuel supply, Sen. Al Franken said Thursday.
EPA chief defends limits on carbon emissions
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Wednesday defended administration efforts to reduce pollution during her first Congressional appearance since the President announced his plan to regulate carbon emissions for the first time ever.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Democrats at odds over Big Oil's bid for East Coast drilling
Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is an advocate for expanded offshore oil and gas drilling in the US.
The Narragansett Times
Great Island Bridge just one of many in disrepair in RI
If you've ever driven a car in Rhode Island then you probably know that many of the state's roads and bridges are in need of repair.
New York Magazine
Washington and Wall Street Are in the Grips of the Big Lull
Despite chaos abroad, an end-of-summer malaise has settled in early this year and there's no end in sight.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Maryland State Senator Must Drop Hershey Bar-Like Signs
JULY 16: In this photo illustration, Hershey's chocolate bars are shown on July 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.