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Can we blame the Oklahoma tornado on climate change?

The Oklahoma twister was a ‘classic look’, but the data shows we are experiencing more volatility in the US tornado season Global climate change and politics are linked to each other – for better or worse. No clearer was that the case than when Democratic senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode…

Sen. Whitehouse introduces the DISCLOSE Act of 2012

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) on Wednesday introduced the DISCLOSE Act of 2012, legislation that would prevent political donors from hiding their monetary contributions. “The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has subjected the American people to a flood of political ads funded by anonymous donors,” said Whitehouse. “The American people deserve…

Sen. Whitehouse proposes ‘Buffett rule’ bill to tax millionaires

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced a bill to the Senate on Wednesday that would require those earning more than $1 million per year to pay at least a 30 percent effective tax rate on their income. The bill, The Paying a Fair Share Act, would establish the so-called “Buffett rule,”…

White House dragging its feet on wiretapping rules

Citing the need to protect intellectual property and consumer information like the emails that were leaked in this week’s massive Epsilon hack, the Senate Judiciary Committee called a hearing Wednesday to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Committee member Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) emphasized that while amending the law and…

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