Tag: Sheldon Whitehouse

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Dem Sen Whitehouse: ‘McConnell Rule’ Should Apply to Kennedy Successor

Wednesday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) said since Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement is so close to 2018 midterms, Democrats should demand the standard set by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) when he blocked President Obama’s Supreme Court

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Senator Whitehouse Accidentally Calls SCOTUS Nominee ‘Justice Gorsuch’

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) accidentally called President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, whom he and Senate Democrats have taken strenuous efforts to block from the bench, “Justice Gorsuch” during a press conference that he, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) held on Wednesday.

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Dems Double Down on Climate Lunacy

Under the hashtag #WebOfDenial, they are wasting hours of Senate floor time warning America that she is in the grip of a terrible new threat in which evil denialists (TM) funded – natch – by the even more evil Koch Brothers have been conspiring to block action on “climate change” by disseminating lies through right-wing think tanks like the Heartland Institute and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

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Whitehouse: DOJ Should Sue Climate Change ‘Denial Apparatus’

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) said that he hopes the DOJ files a lawsuit against the climate change “denial apparatus” in a Google hangout with the League of Conservation Voters streamed on May 21, 2015. Whitehouse, in response to a question

Scott Brown Hits Jeanne Shaheen's Energy Tax Agenda

Scott Brown Hits Jeanne Shaheen's Energy Tax Agenda

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Former Sen. Scott Brown, who’s running an aggressive campaign against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), is attacking her over her support for an energy tax he says would cause energy rates to spike. “For New

President Obama's Big Carbon Crackdown Readies for Launch

President Obama's Big Carbon Crackdown Readies for Launch

The EPA is about to impose a new regulation that will reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants starting June 2 and will become permanent in 2015. The new regulation, according to Politico, is the “most dramatic anti-pollution regulation in

A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

From J. Christian Adams in PJ Media: 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

Barbara Boxer Says Keystone Pipeline a Cancer Risk

Barbara Boxer Says Keystone Pipeline a Cancer Risk

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is now accusing the Keystone pipeline of being a cancer risk.  Her first point was that the pipeline “will bring 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil into our nation every day.”  She then segued to

RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee Won't Run for Second Term

RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee Won't Run for Second Term

By MICHELLE R. SMITHAssociated PressCRANSTON, R.I.Gov. Lincoln Chafee isn’t running for a second term, he said Wednesday in an announcement that surprised his political opponents and closest advisers alike and takes him out of what was expected to be a

White House Prepares to Push Climate Change Legislation

White House Prepares to Push Climate Change Legislation

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), advocates for the environmental lobby, met with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough last week so they could coordinate efforts with the Obama administration in pushing their environmentalist agenda.  The

Dem Senator to Global Warming Skeptics: 'Have You Noticed' Tornadoes?

Dem Senator to Global Warming Skeptics: 'Have You Noticed' Tornadoes?

Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse May 20th, 2013 More than 95 percent of climate scientists are convinced that human carbon pollution is causing massive and unprecedented changes to our atmosphere and oceans. You want to go with the five percent,

Dem. Senator Blames Tornado on Republicans

Dem. Senator Blames Tornado on Republicans

On Monday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) used the devastating Oklahoma tornado as an excuse to bash Republicans for denying global warming and implied Republicans were responsible for actually allowing the destructive natural disaster to occur.  “So, you may have a

10 Questions Obama Must Answer on IRS Scandal

10 Questions Obama Must Answer on IRS Scandal

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama said Treasury Secretary Jack Lew asked for and accepted the resignation of the acting Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Steven T. Miller. However, Miller’s  term as acting IRS Commissioner was up in a couple of

Democrats Release 'Discussion Draft' of Carbon Tax Bill

Democrats Release 'Discussion Draft' of Carbon Tax Bill

House Democrats released a “discussion draft” of carbon tax legislation Tuesday and requested feedback on whether pricing per ton of carbon should result in a $15, $25, or $35 tax, as well as whether the price per ton annual increase

US Condemns Anti-Semitic Comments from Egypt's Morsi

US Condemns Anti-Semitic Comments from Egypt's Morsi

By MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMANAssociated PressWASHINGTONThe Obama administration on Tuesday gave a blistering review of remarks that Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi made almost three years ago about Jews and called for him to repudiate what it called unacceptable rhetoric.

Progressives Wish Obama Would Exploit Sandy to Push Climate Change

Progressives Wish Obama Would Exploit Sandy to Push Climate Change

Whether it’s the Sandy Hook massacre or Superstorm Sandy, progressives know how to use tragedies to manipulate public opinion and mobilize it behind a left-wing agenda. Environmental groups are using Superstorm Sandy as a weapon to force the public to

White House Wants Vote to Raise Taxes

White House Wants Vote to Raise Taxes

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) —A Senate vote next week on the so-called Buffett Rule on taxing the wealthy opens a door to broader tax reform discussions, a White House spokesman said Monday. It also will mean senators’ position about how