Earthquake rumblings in Rhode Island Senate race — Sheldon Whitehouse down to single digit lead

William A. Jacobson Legal Insurrection 10/22/2012

I have been following the Senate race in my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations since last December, when I asked you to meet Barry Hinckley, the guy who can take down Sheldon Whitehouse.

I wrote at the time: ”The Senate seat in Rhode Island could be […]

Hey Paul Ryan haters, your congressional insider trader suspect actually is Sheldon Whitehouse

William A. Jacobson Legal Insurrection 8/13/2012

Paul Ryan falsely was accused today by left-wing bloggers, most notably Matthew Yglesias (formerly of Think Progress now of Slate), of insider trading based on confidential information provided by the Treasury Secretary to Congress on September 18, 2008.

That day, Ryan traded Citigroup stock.

The accusation fell apart when […]

National Republicans Showing Interest in Whitehouse-Hinckley Race

Dan McGowan GoLocalProv 7/31/2012

The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and eight other Republican Senators will host a $500-a-head fundraiser this evening in Washington, D.C. for Senate candidate Barry Hinckley.

Joining chairman John Cornyn (TX) will be Senators Pat Toomey (PA), David Vitter (LA), Ron Johnson (WI), Michael Lee (UT), Chuck Grassley (IA), […]

Top Dem Leaves DISCLOSE Act Vigil

Alana Goodman Commentary Magazine 7/17/2012

After Senate Republicans blocked the DISCLOSE Act from a vote yesterday, Senate Democrats held a “midnight vigil” to support the donor disclosure legislation. The lead sponsor of the bill, Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, felt so strongly about fundraising transparency that he stayed at the debate all night long.

Kidding! He […]

This explains a lot about Rhode Island: Van Jones and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

US Senator: ‘I Don’t Know a Single Small Business‘ That Will Be Affected ’By Tax Rates’

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). Click on the image to enlarge

Benny Johnson The Blaze 7/3/2012

“We don’t have a tax problem in this country, we have a revenue problem.”

So was the message on a panel entitled […]

Dem senator: Humans causing climate change, saying otherwise is ‘bogus’

Pete Kasperowicz The Hill 6/14/2012

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) declared on the Senate floor Thursday that the debate over whether humans are causing climate change is over, and that it has been shown conclusively that human activity is leading to global warming.

“People say there are questions about the theory,” he said. “No, there are […]