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Sheldon Whitehouse Tag

You know all about Rhode Island's pension and other fiscal problems stemming from an out-of-control public sector which made promises which could be kept only under the most rosy of scenarios, in a state almost completely controlled by unions: Is Rhode Island Our Future Under Obama? High...

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who has lashed out repeatedly at Republicans and the Tea Party movement, is up for reelection. Whitehouse has a lot of money in the bank, and surely will use his connections to the White House in the campaign, but is...

There's a very interesting article in The Providence Phoenix (h/t Hummel Report) regarding plans by the Republican Party in Rhode Island to regain relevance: The Rhode Island Republican Party's reputation for ineptitude is, by any reasonable measure, richly deserved. Sure, the party held the governor's office for much of...

John J. "Jack" McConnell, Jr. was confirmed by the U.S. Senate yesterday after a struggle by Sen. Mitch McConnell and other Republican Senators to block the nomination by opposing an unexpected cloture petition filed by Harry Reid.A key group of Republican Senators, led by Lidsey...

So reports The Providence Journal regarding the nomination of John J. "Jack" McConnell, Jr. for an open seat on the Rhode Island federal District Court.The reason this has become a "war" is that Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has threatened to block future nominees under Republican presidents, as...

That's the phrase that jumped out at me from Paul Ryan's op-ed in The Wall Street Journal setting forth the Republican proposal to reform the system of entitlements which is driving us off a debt cliff (emphasis mine):No one person or party is responsible for...

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...

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...

I have posted numerous times before about John J. "Jack" McConnell, Jr., nominated to the R.I. District Court by Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed.McConnell, by far the largest campaign donor ever nominated to the federal judiciary, has been opposed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the...

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 primary, but the damage was...

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...

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 because he donated several hundred...

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...

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...