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6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | 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

The Washington Post

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A protester contends that the pipeline could add to global warming and damage Arctic ecosystems during an Nov. 2011 protest.

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

Power Line

Koch Industries Responds to Whitehouse and Waxman

I wrote here and elsewhere about Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Henry Waxman's letter to Koch Industries, demanding information about Koch's purported role in 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 Hill

Democrats defend Holder from GOP

They argue Republicans are wrong to suggest he is overly partisan, or that he is more uncooperative with Congress compared to past Attorneys General.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas, John Boehner, US House of Representatives

Philly.com

As leaders meet on climate, Ikea looks to wind power

As business leaders and members of a congressional task force on climate change met in Washington on Thursday to discuss how they were adapting, the Ikea Group trumped them by announcing a new renewable-energy project, its biggest worldwide.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

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