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I’m Always Surprised

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 8:49am 3/17/2011 at 8:49am

when someone outside of my narrow sphere of influence takes note of something on this blog in other than a childish way.

The Providence Phoenix, a left-leaning local paper (does anyone know of a “Phoenix” paper anywhere which is not left-leaning?) ran a column titled, PolitiFact Faces Its Conservative Critics, quoting extensively...

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PolitiFact Has A Serious Problem, But I Repeat Myself

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 8:35am 3/12/2011 at 8:35am

I have written about PolitiFact before, includine the clear bias shown by The Providence Journal in its application of ratings during the campaign by former Democratic Mayor David Cicilline against Republican John Loughlin in my home RI-01 District. I also have noted an analysis of PolitiFact bias against conservatives.

Two recent examples...

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RI Nominee Left Out of Senate Judicial Confirmation Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 10:48am 12/21/2010 at 10:48am

I have posted numerous times before about John J. “Jack” McConnell, Jr., nominated to the R.I. District Court by Sheldon Whitehouse...

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Meet The Person Who Can Defeat Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 7:31pm 12/5/2010 at 7:31pm

Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic Senator from my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is up for re-election in 2012.

Whitehouse snuck into office in 2006 after a bitter Republican primary between incumbent Lincoln Chaffee and conservative challenger Steve Laffey

Chaffee won the...

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Dems To Force Through Judgeship For Huge Campaign Donor

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 7:04am 11/18/2010 at 7:04am

I have written several times before about the controversial nomination of John J. “Jack” McConnell, Jr. to an open federal court seat in Rhode Island.  It appears that Democrats will use the lame duck session to force through McConnell’s nomination, which has been stalled for most of this year.

McConnell, who m...

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Flash: The Most Important Judicial Nominee You Never Heard Of Up For Another Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 8:34am 9/23/2010 at 8:34am

I have written before about John “Jack” McConnell, Jr., a major Democratic Party campaign donor who had been nominated by Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to an open seat on the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island.

In addition...

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The Most Important Judicial Nominee You Never Heard Of Is On Ice

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 3:40pm 8/7/2010 at 3:40pm

I previously posted about John “Jack” McConnell, Jr., a major Democratic Party campaign donor who had been nominated by Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to an open seat on the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island.

McConnell was a controversial nominee not only...

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Hey, Rhode Island Already Checks Immigration Status At Traffic Stops

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 4:00pm 7/7/2010 at 4:00pm

Rhode Island is the new Arizona. No, actually, Arizona is the new Rhode Island.

Despite the failure of the Rhode Island legislature to pass an Arizona-like immigration bill, Rhode Island already has implemented the critical piece of the Arizona law, checking the immigration status of people stopped for traffic violations where there...

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The Cruel Ones

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 8:08am 7/3/2010 at 8:08am

A California appeals court has upheld an Order by Gov. Arnold Schwarzennager temporarily cutting state employees back to the federal minimum wage since the California legislature has not passed a budget and is facing a $19 billion annual deficit. As reported in The San Francisco Chronicle:

The governor has the authority to...

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Sheldon Whitehouse Can’t Help Himself

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 4:25pm 6/30/2010 at 4:25pm

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is one of the most polarizing Senators. His favorite form of argument is reduced to the following:

“You are bad, we are good.”

If you were from Rhode Island, as I am, you would understand that th...

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Who’s Heartless Now?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 25, 2010 at 8:40am 6/25/2010 at 8:40am

Yesterday I posted about a speech by Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in which Whitehouse accused Republicans of having no compassion for the unemployed. The speech was classic Whitehouse, painting anyone who opposed his view as morally inferior and heartless.

And it is a theme hit not only by Whitehouse, but by Democrats and...

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Sheldon Whitehouse Rewrites History

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 2:55pm 6/24/2010 at 2:55pm

Sheldon Whitehouse has taken to the floor of the Senate again to accuse everyone who opposes driving the country further into debt of being against people who are suffering financially.

But that accusation, much like Whitehouse’s accusations against opponents of ObamaC...

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The Most Important Judicial Nomination You Never Heard Of Set For Vote Today

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 9:37am 6/17/2010 at 9:37am

I previously posted about the nomination of John J. “Jack” McConnell, Jr. to the federal district court in Rhode Island.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote today. The Providence Journal sums up...

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Will Obama Really Fight For This Judicial Nominee?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 5:45am 5/26/2010 at 5:45am

John J. “Jack” McConnell, Jr. is the Obama administration’s nominee for an open seat on the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island.

As documented in my prior post, McConnell donated at least $430,000 to Democrats, including tens of thousands to the Democratic...

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How Much Does A Federal Judgeship Cost? $432,000

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 12:10am 5/13/2010 at 12:10am

Just ask Jack McConnell, who appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee today.

McConnell has been nominated by Rhode Island Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (for whom McConnell used to work) and Jack Reed for an open seat on the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island.

McConnell made a fortune in the tobacco lawsuits, which settled...

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Sheldon Whitehouse for Sup Ct?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 12, 2010 at 10:20am 4/12/2010 at 10:20am

Someone, somewhere is stoking the notion of Sheldon Whitehouse for the Supreme Court spot being vacated by John Paul Stevens. From the Providence Journal:

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, the Rhode Island Democrat, has appeared on some early lists of prospects whom President Obama may consider – or is being urged...

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Strategery Behind Dem Attacks On The Sup Ct

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 29, 2010 at 10:45am 1/29/2010 at 10:45am

Why the sudden slew of attacks on the Supreme Court, specifically Justices Alito and Roberts, by leading Democrats?

The decision in the Citizens United case, which struck down on First Amendment grounds some legislative restrictions on campaign speech by corpor...

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