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Mrs. Warren goes to Washington
Elizabeth Warren was the only senator on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, aside from the chair and ranking minority, to show up at last Thursday's hearing on indexing the minimum wage to inflation.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s credentials, support, and savvy make her almost untouchable — and she knows it.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| March 22, 2013
RIP, Richard Walton; speaking truth to power; folks we love
Flags have been at half-mast at Casa Diablo all week as your superior correspondents mourn the passing of a great man.
An irreplaceable man
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| January 04, 2013
In the Phoenix: Web Piracy
I've got a cover story in today's Phoenix about the suddenly white hot debate over Internet piracy - a debate that has fired up the...
| January 19, 2012
Reed Opposes Internet Piracy Bill
With the tide quickly turning on a pair of anti-Internet piracy bills before Congress - the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and...
| January 18, 2012
Reed and Whitehouse on Detainee Policy
The US Senate last week, in a vote that scrambled the usual partisan calculus, approved a controversial detainee policy - with Rhode Island Senators Jack...
| December 05, 2011
It's time for the Phoenix 's third annual turkeys issue, wherein we call out Rhode Islanders for acts most fowl.
Injustice, deception, and simple boneheadedness: the Phoenix presents its third annual dishonor role
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| November 25, 2011
Question of the Day
Ian Donnis over at WRNI chats with Senator Jack Reed, who remains hopeful that Congress, afte the failure of the supercommittee, can work out a...
| November 21, 2011
Memo to Jack Reed: Cut the bull on Afghanistan; iPad iLliteracy; hazing Cain
Phillipe and Jorge love Senator Jack Reed, but there comes a time when you just have to say, "Don't try to bullshit two bullshitters."
Lipstick on a pig
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| November 04, 2011
Gay Marriage Proponents Target Reed
A coalition of local and national advocates for same-sex marriage have launched a campaign urging Senator Jack Reed to join the other three members of...
| September 27, 2011
A decade of turmoil
9/11 has become such a given — such a fixed star in American culture and politics — that as the tenth anniversary approached, it was easy to imagine we had somehow come to terms with the attacks.
Rhode Island’s brightest minds on where we are now
| September 09, 2011
Reed's Housing Crisis Fix
Senator Reed's quirky housing fix lands on Time's web site: There’s an old Lily Tomlin joke where she says, “Wouldn’t it be great if all...
| August 09, 2011
Reed Draws Line on Medicare
Senators Jack Reed and Tom Harkin demanded in a conference call with reporters this morning that the GOP take Medicare reform off the table in the debt-ceilings negotiations. From The Hill:...
| June 03, 2011
Those Pesky Debt Ceiling Votes
Government shutdown averted, the next major battle in Washington will be over raising the federal government's debt ceiling. Republicans are threatening to vote against it unless...
| April 13, 2011
Capitol Hill Shocker!: Reed Won't be SecDef
Senator Jack Reed issued his 12,343rd denial of interest in the Secretary of Defense post today. You've got to wonder when the national press corps...
| April 12, 2011
How Dependent is the RI Delegation on Defense Industry Contributions?
The alleged $10 million kickback scandal involving a Rhode Island-based Navy official and defense contractor Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow (ASFT) has focused attention on campaign contributions offered up...
| February 14, 2011
Reed to Leave HELP, Whitehouse Steps In
Senator Jack Reed, who serves on the Appropriations Committee, is in line to become Rhode Island's first chairman of a Senate appropriations subcommitee since John Pastore....
| January 27, 2011
Reed on the Arizona shootings, the Tea Party, and why Bob Gates might stick around
Just days after the Arizona tragedy, the Phoenix sat down with Senator Jack Reed for a Q+A about the shooting, the Tea Party, and some troubling news out of Pakistan.
Ask the Senator
| January 14, 2011
The 2011 political forecast
The great wave election of 2010 did little to reshape Rhode Island's Congressional delegation. Neither of the state's senators faced re-election and Democrats held onto both House seats, with Congressman-elect David Cicilline replacing the retiring Patr
Getting Back To Business
| December 17, 2010
In the Phoenix: TFA and the Delegation
A new issue of the Phoenix hits the stands today. And I've got pieces on Teach for America, the controversial program that recruits top-tier college...
| December 16, 2010
UPDATED: Reed, Bedazzled
UPDATE: Senator Reed's office writes to say that his bling is a West Point class ring. Here's a Wall Street Journal piece on the significance of...
| December 03, 2010
Reed's National Security Bona Fides
With President Obama under fire for supporting the proposed mosque and community center near Ground Zero in Manhattan, Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed played the...
| August 16, 2010
Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed is one of seven Senate Democrats named to a House-Senate panel that will iron out the differences between the two...
| May 26, 2010
How Rhode Island can eliminate homelessness
Making it a reality is a matter of political will.
The concept is as simple as it is radical: give the homeless a place to live, with no strings attached
| May 14, 2010
Reed's New Role: Kagan Defender
President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court has quickly become a political football in the run-up to a crucial fall election. Senate candidates from...
| May 12, 2010
Reed and Financial Reform
Senator Jack Reed has been at the center of a months-long effort to tighten restrictions on derivatives - financial instruments at the heart of the economic...
| April 26, 2010
Reed's Office: No Deal on Derivatives Reform
I made reference in this space, yesterday, to a report from Washington publication The Hill that had Senator Judd Gregg, Republican of New Hampshire, saying...
| April 21, 2010
Report: Reed and Gregg Close on Derivatives Deal
Washington publication The Hill is reporting that Senator Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Senator Judd Gregg, a New Hampshire Republican, are close to...
| April 20, 2010
Reed Hints at GOP Senators Who Might Back Financial Reform
Washington insiders' publication The Hill reports that Senator Jack Reed, in an appearance on MSNBC this morning, hinted at some of the Republicans who might...
| April 16, 2010
On Friday, I wrote about the Obama Administration's new approach to the foreclosure crisis, suggesting it was a victory of sorts for Senator Jack Reed...
| March 29, 2010
The Obama Administration's announcement today of a broad new effort to deal with the nation's foreclosure crisis represents, in part, a triumph for Senator Jack...
| March 26, 2010
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