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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Rips Neil Gorsuch Apart:
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Rips Neil Gorsuch Apart: 'Corporations Think You're Worth the Investment'
Published: 2017/03/22
Channel: The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's BRILLIANT Speech on Dark Money, Fake News, & Climate Denial
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: Dose of Dissonance
Sheldon Whitehouse: White House Won
Sheldon Whitehouse: White House Won't Address Kushner's Security Clearance | Morning Joe | MSNBC
Published: 2017/07/13
Channel: MSNBC
Sen Jeff Sessions Strongly Reminds Sen Sheldon Whitehouse We NOT a DEMOCRACY
Sen Jeff Sessions Strongly Reminds Sen Sheldon Whitehouse We NOT a DEMOCRACY
Published: 2017/01/10
Channel: The PolitiStick
Sheldon Whitehouse on Trump
Sheldon Whitehouse on Trump's first days: ‘A gong show with a nuclear button’
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: Raw Story
Resist Hate RI Confronts Senator Whitehouse
Resist Hate RI Confronts Senator Whitehouse
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: Resistance Film RI
Senator Whitehouse (D) Questions Judge Gorsuch.
Senator Whitehouse (D) Questions Judge Gorsuch.
Published: 2017/03/22
Channel: Rshill7
Sheldon Whitehouse Grills Neil Gorsuch About Dark Money Support
Sheldon Whitehouse Grills Neil Gorsuch About Dark Money Support
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: Russia
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: Russia 'Trolled The FBI Pretty Good’ | For The Record | MSNBC
Published: 2017/05/24
Channel: MSNBC
Rachel Maddow covers protest at Sheldon Whitehouse event
Rachel Maddow covers protest at Sheldon Whitehouse event
Published: 2017/01/31
Channel: Resistance Film RI
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, "Captured: The Corporate Infiltration Of American Democracy"
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, "Captured: The Corporate Infiltration Of American Democracy"
Published: 2017/03/09
Channel: Politics and Prose
Sheldon Whitehouse Conducts Science Experiment on Senate Floor
Sheldon Whitehouse Conducts Science Experiment on Senate Floor
Published: 2017/02/17
Channel: Roll Call
Sheldon Whitehouse opening statement at Gorsuch confirmation hearing
Sheldon Whitehouse opening statement at Gorsuch confirmation hearing
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: Kyle Huston
Politics of Climate Change
Politics of Climate Change
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Crossfire: Sen. (Part 1/3) Ted Cruz and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Obamacare and Govt. Shutdown
Crossfire: Sen. (Part 1/3) Ted Cruz and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Obamacare and Govt. Shutdown
Published: 2013/10/11
Channel: Rebuild The Dream
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse speaks about Neil Gorsuch & Donald Trump / Russia. #POTUS #NeilGorsuch
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse speaks about Neil Gorsuch & Donald Trump / Russia. #POTUS #NeilGorsuch
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Democrat Hilariously Claims Bernie—Not Hillary—Was Wall Street
Democrat Hilariously Claims Bernie—Not Hillary—Was Wall Street's Darling
Published: 2017/04/11
Channel: The Humanist Report
Sheldon Whitehouse Questions Neil Gorsuch 03:21:17
Sheldon Whitehouse Questions Neil Gorsuch 03:21:17
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: Tim Nallon
Angry Mob Storms Senator
Angry Mob Storms Senator's Dinner Meeting Over Trump Cabinet Votes
Published: 2017/02/13
Channel: The Jimmy Dore Show
Sheldon Whitehouse GRILLS Scott Pruitt on donations from Fossil Fuel Companies | EPA Hearings
Sheldon Whitehouse GRILLS Scott Pruitt on donations from Fossil Fuel Companies | EPA Hearings
Published: 2017/01/19
Channel: Real Time Politics
You Can Believe the Senator With a Snowball or Every Major American Scientific Society
You Can Believe the Senator With a Snowball or Every Major American Scientific Society
Published: 2015/02/26
Channel: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Kushner, Trump JR & Manafort to testify next week in Russia Probe. 1
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Kushner, Trump JR & Manafort to testify next week in Russia Probe. 1
Published: 2017/07/20
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
4/11: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on State of Mind
4/11: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on State of Mind
Published: 2017/04/11
Channel: WPRI
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Kushner, Trump JR & Manafort to testify next week in Russia Probe. 2
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Kushner, Trump JR & Manafort to testify next week in Russia Probe. 2
Published: 2017/07/20
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Russia Investigation, Dodd-Frank, 2020 Candidates, SCOTUS | Overtime with Bill Maher
Russia Investigation, Dodd-Frank, 2020 Candidates, SCOTUS | Overtime with Bill Maher
Published: 2017/03/18
Channel: Real Time with Bill Maher
Whitehouse schools Inhofe on climate change
Whitehouse schools Inhofe on climate change
Published: 2014/07/29
Channel: TP Clips 8
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Speaks on Trump Said Of Flynn, "I HOPE YOU CAN LET THIS GO". #Breaking
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Speaks on Trump Said Of Flynn, "I HOPE YOU CAN LET THIS GO". #Breaking
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse On How Corporations Influence The Court System
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse On How Corporations Influence The Court System
Published: 2017/03/16
Channel: Politics and Prose
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse delivers the Weekly Democratic Address
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse delivers the Weekly Democratic Address
Published: 2017/03/31
Channel: SenateDemocrats
President-elect Trump & Climate Change: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
President-elect Trump & Climate Change: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: Understanding Climate Change
GUNS: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: So What You
GUNS: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: So What You're Saying is you are full of crap? (January 30, 2013)
Published: 2013/02/06
Channel: Tiffany Ondracek
After Words: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, "Captured"
After Words: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, "Captured"
Published: 2017/03/30
Channel: BookTV
Sen. Whitehouse:  Damien Michael Schiff
Sen. Whitehouse: Damien Michael Schiff's History of Troubling Remarks Not Normal
Published: 2017/06/14
Channel: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Calls For Tougher North Korea Sanctions | Morning Joe | MSNBC
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Calls For Tougher North Korea Sanctions | Morning Joe | MSNBC
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: MSNBC
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse One-On-One with Anderson Cooper speaking about Trump
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse One-On-One with Anderson Cooper speaking about Trump's Wiretap Claims.
Published: 2017/03/16
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse - Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse - Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
Sheldon Whitehouse round 3 at Gorsuch confirmation hearing
Sheldon Whitehouse round 3 at Gorsuch confirmation hearing
Published: 2017/03/24
Channel: Kyle Huston
JANUARY 18, 2017 EPA Confirmation Hearing, (P-1) SEN SHELDON WHITEHOUSE
JANUARY 18, 2017 EPA Confirmation Hearing, (P-1) SEN SHELDON WHITEHOUSE
Published: 2017/01/19
Channel: We The People App
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on FBI Chief Publicly Confirms Probe of Trump-Russia Ties.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on FBI Chief Publicly Confirms Probe of Trump-Russia Ties.
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Sen Sheldon Whitehouse Questioning Trump
Sen Sheldon Whitehouse Questioning Trump's FBI Pick Christopher Wray. #WrayHearing #FBI #Breaking
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Sen Sheldon WhiteHouse comments on Attorney General Recuses himself from Trump campaign probes
Sen Sheldon WhiteHouse comments on Attorney General Recuses himself from Trump campaign probes
Published: 2017/03/04
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Time to Wake Up: The Increasingly Extinct Glaciers: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (March 2017)
Time to Wake Up: The Increasingly Extinct Glaciers: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (March 2017)
Published: 2017/03/29
Channel: Understanding Climate Change
Breaking News: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse vs Christopher Wray
Breaking News: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse vs Christopher Wray
Published: 2017/07/13
Channel: Rhonda
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Speaks about Corporate Influence in U.S. Politics. #SheldonWhitehouse #DEMS
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Speaks about Corporate Influence in U.S. Politics. #SheldonWhitehouse #DEMS
Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Sheldon Whitehouse - SCA Lobby Day 2014
Sheldon Whitehouse - SCA Lobby Day 2014
Published: 2014/09/30
Channel: Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science
Getting to the Point with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Getting to the Point with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Speaks about Democrats Prepare For Battle on Gorsuch. #Gorsuch
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Speaks about Democrats Prepare For Battle on Gorsuch. #Gorsuch
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse comments on Susan Rice Declines Request to appear before senate panel.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse comments on Susan Rice Declines Request to appear before senate panel.
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
02122017: Sen. Jack Reed along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Reps. Jim Langevin and David Cicilli
02122017: Sen. Jack Reed along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Reps. Jim Langevin and David Cicilli
Published: 2017/02/13
Channel: Peter Phipps
Keynote: US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for Rhode Island
Keynote: US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for Rhode Island
Published: 2015/09/16
Channel: NYU School of Law
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Sheldon Whitehouse
Sheldon Whitehouse 2010.jpg
United States Senator
from Rhode Island
Assumed office
January 3, 2007
Serving with Jack Reed
Preceded by Lincoln Chafee
71st Attorney General of Rhode Island
In office
January 2, 1999 – January 7, 2003
Governor Lincoln Almond
Preceded by Jeffery Pine
Succeeded by Patrick Lynch
United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island
In office
January 20, 1993 – June 8, 1998
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Lincoln Almond
Succeeded by Margaret Curran
Personal details
Born (1955-10-20) October 20, 1955 (age 61)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sandra Thornton (1986–present)
Children 2
Education Yale University (BA)
University of Virginia (JD)
Website Senate website

Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Rhode Island, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party and previously served as a United States Attorney from 1993 to 1998 and as the Attorney General of Rhode Island from 1999 to 2003.

Early life, education, and pre-political career[edit]

Whitehouse was born in New York City, New York, the son of Mary Celine (née Rand) and career diplomat Charles Sheldon Whitehouse, and grandson of diplomat Edwin Sheldon Whitehouse (1883–1965). Among his great-great-grandfathers were Episcopalian bishop Henry John Whitehouse and railroad magnate Charles Crocker, who was among the founders of Central Pacific Railroad. Whitehouse graduated from St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, and from Yale University in 1978. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1982.

Whitehouse worked as a clerk for Judge Richard F. Neely of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia from 1982 to 1983. He also worked in the Rhode Island Attorney General's office as a special assistant attorney general from 1985 to 1990, chief of the Regulatory Unit (which oversaw utilities) from 1988 to 1990, and also an assistant attorney general from 1989 to 1990.[1]

Whitehouse worked as Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun's Executive Counsel beginning in 1991, and was later tapped to serve as Director of Policy. He oversaw the state's response to the Rhode Island Share and Deposit Indemnity Corporation (RISDIC) banking crisis,[2] which took place right after Sundlun took office. Whitehouse was appointed by Sundlun to be the state's Director of Business Regulation in 1992, where he oversaw a drastic reform in the state's workers' compensation insurance system.[1]

Early political career[edit]

U.S. Attorney[edit]

President Bill Clinton appointed Whitehouse United States Attorney for Rhode Island in 1994. Whitehouse held the position for four years, and was the first prosecutor to convict a member of organized crime under Clinton's "three strikes law".[1] Whitehouse also initiated the investigation into municipal corruption in Rhode Island that led to Operation Plunder Dome, in which Mayor of Providence Vincent "Buddy" Cianci was eventually convicted on conspiracy charges.[3] As US Attorney for Rhode Island, Whitehouse oversaw an increase in environmental protection efforts, including an investigation into a Narragansett Bay oil spill that yielded the largest fine in state history.

State Attorney General[edit]

In 1998, Whitehouse was elected Rhode Island Attorney General. He initiated a lawsuit against the lead paint industry that ended in a mistrial; the state later won a second lawsuit against former lead paint manufacturers Sherwin Williams Co., Millennium Holdings, and NL Industries that found them responsible for creating a public nuisance.[4] This decision, however, was unanimously overturned by the Rhode Island Supreme Court on July 1, 2008. The Court found that under Rhode Island law it is the responsibility of property owners to abate and mitigate lead hazards.

Whitehouse also founded the Rhode Island Quality Institute, "an organization dedicated to improving health care quality in the State of Rhode Island". He also authorized the first Rhode Island State Police wiretap to investigate public corruption.[5]

When black Providence police officer Cornel Young Jr. was shot and killed by two fellow officers while he was off-duty in January 2000,[6] Whitehouse was criticized for not appointing an independent prosecutor to investigate the shooting.[7] Later that year, Whitehouse was criticized when 15-year-old Jennifer Rivera, a witness in a murder case, was shot by a relative of the man she was to testify against later that year.[8] After Rivera's shooting, Whitehouse strengthened the state's witness protection program.

2002 gubernatorial election[edit]

Whitehouse was defeated in the Democratic primary by former State Senator and three-time failed gubernatorial candidate Myrth York, who was unsuccessful in the general election against Republican Donald Carcieri.

U.S. Senate[edit]

Whitehouse speaks in 2008

Elections[edit]

2006

In 2006, Whitehouse ran for the seat occupied by Senator Lincoln Chafee, a Republican seeking a second full term. After winning the Democratic primary by a large margin, Whitehouse went on to defeat Chafee with 53 percent of the vote.

2012

On November 6, 2012, Sheldon Whitehouse won reelection to a second term in office, easily defeating GOP challenger Barry Hinckley, "both in state results and in local towns. Whitehouse won by 30 points, with 64.9 percent of the vote in Rhode Island".[9]

Tenure[edit]

Whitehouse voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Budget Control Act. He voted against Cut, Cap and Balance and the debt ceiling increase. Earlier in his first term, he voted for the Stimulus package and the TARP. He voted against cap and trade, but sponsored Offshoring Prevention and supported the Global Warming Reduction Act.[10] [11]

In traditionally liberal Rhode Island, both the Democratic Whitehouse and his predecessor, Republican Lincoln Chafee, hold liberal political positions. But Whitehouse has been to the left of Chafee on economic issues, a position that separated him from his opponent in the last election.[12] In 2007, Whitehouse was ranked the second-most liberal senator by the National Journal.[13]

Whitehouse supports stem cell research, abortion rights, LGBT rights and gay marriage, as well as affirmative action. He has publicly supported a reintroduction of the Equal Rights Amendment. Like Chafee, Whitehouse opposed intervention in Iraq (Chafee was the only Republican senator to vote against it).

He voted to confirm Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but opposed the nomination of Samuel Alito.

Whitehouse supports a more progressive tax system and strongly opposed the Bush tax cuts and proposals to repeal the Estate Tax and the Alternative Minimum Tax. He is in favor of gun control and has spoken out against the Patriot Act. Whitehouse supported introducing a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq, stating that the United States must use caution in the future and avoid engaging in military action in Iran.[12]

Despite a generally pro-rehabilitation stance on crime, Whitehouse supports the federal use of the death penalty, but opposes its use at the state level in Rhode Island.[14] Whitehouse also opposed the North American Free Trade Agreement and other similar proposals. He has styled himself as a supporter of fair trade and is opposed to using presidential authority to "fast-track" normalized trade relations.[14]

In addition, Whitehouse has stated that he does not want torture abuse by the Bush administration to be "papered over", and supports a commission to uncover its war crimes.

Whitehouse has faced some criticism for alleged insider trading, avoiding big losses by trading stocks after top federal officials warned congressional leaders of "the coming economic cataclysm" in September 2008.[15]

PolitiFact determined that Whitehouse falsely claimed Paul Ryan's 2012 budget blueprint "gets rid of Medicare in 10 years." Whitehouse claimed to have meant that Ryan's plan would have ended Medicare "as we know it", turning it into a voucher program.[16]

Health care[edit]

During the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Whitehouse cautioned that conservative opposition to the bill was moving toward historical incidences of mob violence, saying, "Too many colleagues are embarked on a desperate, no-holds-barred mission of propaganda, obstruction and fear...cautions us of the excesses to which these malignant, vindictive passions can ultimately lead. Tumbrils have rolled through taunting crowds. Broken glass has sparkled in darkened streets. Strange fruit has hung from southern trees".[17]

In December 2009, Whitehouse said "birthers", "fanatics", and "people running around in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups" oppose Obamacare.[18]

Environmental issues[edit]

In November 2011, ThinkProgress reported Whitehouse's introduction of a bill that would require federal natural resource agencies to be concerned with the long-term effects of climate change, and to encourage preparation of natural resource adaptation plans by the states. The Safeguarding America’s Future and Environment Act (SAFE) Act also "would create a science advisory board to ensure that the planning uses the best available science”.[19]

In reference to the proposed action on mandatory emissions curbs, Whitehouse told The Hill that "I am not hearing anybody on our side, even the people who are more economically concerned about the climate legislation who come from coal states, that sort of thing, saying, 'What are we going to say about this, is this a problem?'"[20]

Whitehouse dismissed Climategate: “Climategate should properly be known as Climategate-gate because it was the scandal that was phony.”[21]

In May 2011 Whitehouse introduced legislation to support coastal jobs and protect oceans. The National Endowment for the Oceans, Coasts, and Great Lakes Act (S.973) is pending.

Environmental Defense Fund praised him for working to protect the Gulf Coast wetlands.[22]

Whitehouse has said that development of alternate energy sources, including solar power, will eliminate U.S. dependence on foreign oil. He has cited the installation of new solar panels on three new bank branches in Rhode Island, saying that the projects “created jobs, they put people to work, they lowered the cost for these banks of their electrical energy, and they get us off foreign oil and away, step by step, from these foreign entanglements that we have to get into to defend our oil supply”. In regard to these comments, PolitiFact investigated the economics of renewable energy and determined that solar and wind investments would not have a large effect on oil consumption, calling Whitehouse's comments "mostly false" due to "this misimpression—and because of the other inaccuracies in Whitehouse’s speech".[23]

On November 14, 2013, Whitehouse gave his 50th weekly Senate speech on climate change. The series of speeches highlights the science of climate change and offers paths for the United States to take strong action.

In a May 29, 2015, Washington Post editorial, Whitehouse advocated prosecution of members of the fossil fuel industry under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), in order to investigate their interest in anti-global-warming advocacy.[24]

U.S. Attorney controversy[edit]

Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy

In the spring of 2007, Whitehouse joined other Senators in pressuring for Gonzales's resignation.[25] After Gonzales's first appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee related to the controversy, Whitehouse told NPR, "[Gonzales] had a hard sell to make to me, and he didn't make it."[26] He continued to question Gonzales's service in the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy.[27]

Committee assignments[edit]

Whitehouse is a member of the following committees:[28][29][30]

On August 3, 2007, it was announced that Whitehouse would receive the Golden Gavel award, having presided over Senate debates for more than 100 hours in his first six months in office.

Caucus memberships[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Rhode Island Attorney General Democratic Primary Election 1998
Party Candidate Votes % +%
Democratic Sheldon Whitehouse 36,530 49.34
Democratic Eva Mancuso 18,960 25.61
Democratic William Guglietta 18,549 25.05
Rhode Island Attorney General Election 1998
Party Candidate Votes % +%
Democratic Sheldon Whitehouse 200,411 66.57
Republican Nancy Mayer 100,635 33.43
Rhode Island Governor Democratic Primary Election 2002
Party Candidate Votes % +%
Democratic Myrth York 46,806 39.16
Democratic Sheldon Whitehouse 45,880 38.39
Democratic Antonio Pires 26,838 22.45
Rhode Island U.S. Senate Democratic Primary Election 2006
Party Candidate Votes % +%
Democratic Sheldon Whitehouse 69,290 81.53
Democratic Christopher Young 8,939 10.52
Democratic Carl Sheeler 6,755 7.95
Rhode Island U.S. Senate Election 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Sheldon Whitehouse 205,274 53.5
Republican Lincoln Chafee (incumbent) 178,548 46.5 -7.0
Rhode Island U.S. Senate Election 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Sheldon Whitehouse (incumbent) 254,718 65.0 +11.5
Republican Barry Hinckley 137,056 35.0

United States Attorney General and U.S. Supreme Court speculation[edit]

Upon Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement in September 2014 of his intention to step down, some speculated that Whitehouse could be nominated as Holder's replacement.[32][33]

In February 2016, after the death of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, USA Today named Whitehouse as a possible nominee to fill the vacancy. Whitehouse's service as a U.S. Attorney and as Attorney General of Rhode Island gives him both legislative experience and experience as a legal official, though not as a judge.[34]

Personal life[edit]

In 1986 Whitehouse married Sandra Thornton, a marine biologist and granddaughter of James Worth Thornton and Elena Mumm Thornton Wilson. Her step-grandfather was prominent essayist and critic Edmund Wilson. They live in Rhode Island with their two children, Molly Whitehouse and Alexander "Xander" Whitehouse.

Among Whitehouse's distant ancestors are William Bradford, colonial governor of Massachusetts, and theologian Archibald Alexander.[35][36]

After meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson in September 2008, Whitehouse came under scrutiny due to possible insider trading, when he sold a number of positions, valued at least at $250,000, over the next six days.[37][38] Whitehouse was trading anywhere from 5–20% of his net worth.[39] In Senate candidate Barry Hinckley's book, he said that it was "implausible that much of someone’s net worth would be traded without someone’s knowledge".[39] A spokesperson for Whitehouse's office explained that the senator "is not actively involved in the management" of the accounts implicated, and that he "neither directed his financial advisor to undertake any transaction during that time, nor ever took advantage of any exclusive or secret information".[40]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ [1] Archived November 20, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Rhode Island Cancer Council, "Sheldon Whitehouse"
  4. ^ Peter B. Lord, "3 companies found liable in lead-paint nuisance suit," The Providence Journal, February 23, 2006.[2]
  5. ^ "Rhode Island Quality Institute, "Who We Are"". Riqi.org. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  6. ^ Ken Mingis, "Off-duty Providence police officer shot, killed by 2 other officers," The Providence Journal, January 28, 2000.[3]
  7. ^ Jonathan D. Rockoff, "Minority leaders seek independent inquiry," The Providence Journal, February 6, 2000.[4]
  8. ^ Mark Arsenault, "Grounded in law, Whitehouse builds his case on leadership," The Providence Journal, August 25, 2002.[5]
  9. ^ "2012 Election Results". NARRAGANSETT-SOUTH KINGSTOWN PATCH. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  10. ^ "The U.S. Congress Votes Database". Washington Post. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
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  12. ^ a b "Sheldon Whitehouse on the Issues". Ontheissues.org. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  13. ^ "National Journal's 2007 Vote Ratings" Archived September 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ a b "Sheldon Whitehouse on the Issues". Issues2000.org. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  15. ^ "Sen. Whitehouse mentioned in book on Congressional 'insider' trading". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says budget proposed by vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan would eliminate Medicare in 10 years". Tampa Bay Times Politifact. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  17. ^ Milbank, Dana (2009-12-21). "An ugly finale for health-care reform". The Washington Post. 
  18. ^ "Sen. Whitehouse: Foes of health care bill are birthers, right-wing militias, aryan groups". Washington Times. 2009-12-20. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  19. ^ "Climate Hawk Sheldon Whitehouse Introduces Climate Resilience Legislation". ThinkProgress. 
  20. ^ "'Climategate' hasn't swayed swing votes on climate change bill". The Hill. 
  21. ^ "Climate Hawks Whitehouse And Franken Hold Climate Crisis Colloquy". ThinkProgress. 
  22. ^ "Environmental Defense Praises Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse for Working to Protect Wetlands". Environmental Defense Fund. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  23. ^ "U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says that the development of solar power and other forms of renewable energy will "get us off" foreign oil". PoliFact. 
  24. ^ "The fossil-fuel industry’s campaign to mislead the American people". WashingtonPost. 
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  26. ^ "Sen. Whitehouse: Gonzales Not Convincing". WBUR. 2007-04-19. 
  27. ^ David Johnston and Scott Shane (2007-07-25). "Gonzales Denies Improper Pressure on Ashcroft". The New York Times. 
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  32. ^ Matt Apuzzo & Michael D. Shear (25 September 2014). "Attorney General Eric Holder, Prominent Liberal Voice in Obama Administration, Is Resigning". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  33. ^ Camia, Catalina (25 September 2014). "After Eric Holder: Potential attorney general choices". USA Today. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  34. ^ http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/who-could-replace-scalia-here-are-10-names/ar-BBptsEf?li=BBnb7Kz
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  36. ^ "Sheldon Whitehouse ancestry". Freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  37. ^ "FULL DETAILS: How Congress Insider Traders Abused The Public's Trust During The Financial Crisis". Business Insider. 
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  39. ^ a b "Hinckley jabs at Whitehouse over insider trading accusations". WPRO. 
  40. ^ "Breaking News | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal". News.providencejournal.com. 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 

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Preceded by
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U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island
1993–1998
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