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Dangerously Uninformed: Religion and Violence

Kelly James Clark | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

There is no psychological profile of today's terrorist. They are not crazy, they are often well-educated and many are relatively well off. They are motivated, like many young people, by a sense of belonging, a desire for an exciting and meaningful life, and devotion to a higher cause.

Yes, I Was a Smoker

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

My mother was a gentle soul. In her best disciplinary voice, a whisper at most, used one time during my teenage years, she said, "Bill, I wish you would not smoke -- it's bad for you."  

Hobby Lobby, Climate Change, and the GOP's Women Problem

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

When did climate change become a women's issue? When women made it clear they care deeply about it. Women in battleground states understand (by a margin of 72 percent to 19 percent) that we have a moral obligation to future generations to make the air safer to breathe and the climate more stable.

Why We Need the DISCLOSE Act

Sean McElwee | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

On at least two occasions then, the Court has chosen to remove limits on political spending on the implicit premise that this spending would be disclosed. Sadly, Citizen's United did not lead to more disclosure but instead to a wave of dark money.

Senate: Two Different Worlds

Edward Flattau | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Recent back-to-back speeches given by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) illustrate the sharp contrast in that chamber between environmental activists and their opposition.

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Democrats To Push 'Buffett Rule' Bill This Week | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) announced Monday that he will unveil "Buffett Rule" legislation this week. President Barack Obama high...

Interview: White House's Dan Pfeiffer on How Twitter Pressured Congress to Act on Debt Ceiling Bill

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology
Shira Lazar

On Friday, President Obama urged citizens to tweet their congressmen and women using the hashtag "#compromise." In the 48 hours after the president's call to action, the hashtag was used more than 22 thousand times, and reached an estimated 36 million users.

Friday Talking Points [170] -- Newt Loses Two, Huntsman Gains An "H"

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John Huntsman... whoops, took that from their own campaign materials, sorry... let's start over... Jon Huntsman announced he was running for president, to a giant collective yawn outside the Beltway.

Reese Witherspoon: 'Tongue Tied' In Obama Meeting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Even Oscar-winning movie stars forget their lines sometimes, and Reese Witherspoon told Entertainment Weekly that meeting President Obama left her abs...

Friday Talking Points [139] -- Three Years Of FTP

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week was a busy one, and also a pretty good one for Democrats, all around. But we'll get to all of that in a moment. First, though, we simply mu...

Volcker Optimistic About Financial Reform Bill

Reuters | Jonathan Spicer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reuters) - There is a good chance that a sweeping U.S. financial reform bill will be passed in a "reasonable form," White House economic adviser Paul ...

Every Day We Delay...

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

As the Gulf Coast oil disaster shows, America has a failed national energy policy. We need a new clean energy policy to break our addiction to oil, en...

Lucia Graves

Dems Push For State Caps On Credit Card Rates | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the fight for Wall Street reform enters its final stage, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) has introduced an amendment to let states cap credit-card...

Tom Carper Is Attacking Consumers and Defending Wall Street

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

There are two consumer protection amendments getting serious attention on the Senate floor this week, one of them positive, one of them incredibly destructive -- the kind of amendment that can actually sink the bill if adopted.

Ryan Grim

Sen. Whitehouse To Oppose Bernanke | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), a well-respected member of the chamber, took to the floor on Thursday to announce for the first time his opposition ...

White House Honeybees Produce Tons Of Honey! | Elisabeth Goodridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Meet the White House honeybee. Numbering more than 65,000 at one point, the bees produced a bumper crop of honey this year, the first time honey has e...

Bo Obama's Birthday Party Photo With Brother Cappy (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Looks like someone was jealous of all the attention that Bo Obama was getting on his birthday! In this adorable photo, Bo's brother Cappy jumps up on ...

Sheldon Whitehouse: Second Stimulus "Probably Needed"

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As job losses mount, Democrats are growing impatient about the impact of the massive stimulus package passed earlier this year, with talk beginning on...