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Whitehouse Blows More Hot Air On Climate Legislation

Though he talks big on the issue of climate change, Sheldon Whitehouse has declined to add his name as a cosponsor of the Climate Protection Act.. […]

Senator Whitehouse Outraged That Other Senators Are Like Him

Sheldon Whitehouse is urging the Senate to wake up, and take action on climate change, just as he’s settling down for a nap. […]

Whitehouse and Waxman Form Partnership To Talk More About Climate Change

Forming a task force, to talk about climate change – for all his hot talk, that’s all that Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is willing to do. Whitehouse has not introduced any legislation in the 113th Congress that would actually do anything to slow down climate change. […]

Consequences for Senate Democrats Who Voted To Trash Constitutional Liberty Yesterday

The following seven Democrats are among those who voted against the Udall amendment yesterday. They are all up for re-election in 2012. Americans who believe that liberty is worth keeping, and that imprisonment of people without criminal charge is wrong, should withhold their support from these Democrats’ campaigns. […]

Americans Elect: Crossing Every i, Dotting Every t for the 2012 Election

Is Americans Elect really ready to run the nation’s first ever 50-state presidential nomination, all privately carried out, all online? That’s a hefty technological feat, considering the need for an unquestionably secure and stable software platform, for voter verification and anonymity, and all in less than six months’ time. That’s right — according to the […]

S. 2929 … What do Feingold and Whitehouse Know About Secret Executive Orders?

The Executive Order Integrity Act, S. 2929, isn’t the sort of bill that a member of Congress just up and decides to write on the spur of the moment. The bill, sponsored by Senator Russell Feingold and cosponsored by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, requires the president to make formal notifications of executive orders and changes to […]

DHS and State Spying Nominees Hesitate to Allow Senate Oversight

Federal News Radio seems to be the only journalistic enterprise in the nation to have picked up on this exchange, in which the nominees for the Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (Caryn A. Wagner) and the Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research (Philip Goldberg) attempt to reserve for the […]

Agenda Emerges: Put Military NSA in Charge of Domestic Cybersecurity

In their questions to witnesses in a hearing this morning, members of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security revealed a bipartisan interest in having the National Security Agency put in charge of domestic “cybersecurity” efforts.

Republican Senator Jon Kyl asked witnesses to evaluate the idea of the NSA — a military intelligence […]

DOJ, FBI, NSA, DHS Agree: Government Doesn’t Have Enough Cybersurveillance Power

Although he is apparently not on the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has just dropped by its hearing on cybersecurity to ask witnesses representing the Department of Justice, FBI, National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security if they are satisfied with their current authority under law to engage in online […]

Reprise: Patriot Act Heroes and Zeroes on the Senate Judiciary Committee

(A hat tip to Ramone for the suggestion)

If you were hibernating in the early part of October, you missed the spectacle of eight blind donkeys rearing on their hind legs in an acrobatic effort to form the shape of an all-seeing eye.

On October 1 and October 8, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to […]

Senate Democrats Against Probable Cause

Eight other Democrats still didn’t seem to comprehend what they were dealing with. They argued that the Constitution is just a suggestion that needs to give way when Americans feel scared. They voted in favor of keeping the unconstitutional abuses of the Patriot Act. […]