RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Thomas R. Carper

A collection of news and information related to Thomas R. Carper published by this site and its partners.

Top Thomas R. Carper Articles

Displaying items 1-11
  • Connecticut Democrats face tough choice opposing trade deal

    Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a liberal stalwart from New Haven, finds herself in an unusual spot: She's fiercely opposed to President Barack Obama on a key issue. The 13-term congresswoman is organizing opposition to legislation backed by Obama that would allow...
  • Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt

    Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt
    The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but a companion bill in the Senate may lack votes to pass next week....
  • Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

    Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction
    Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
  • Border surge could be windfall for Senate candidate's air charter firm

    Border surge could be windfall for Senate candidate's air charter firm
    As a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, retired Marine Col. Allen Weh says it's time for tougher border security. As a businessman, Weh stands to benefit from the border crisis. His air charter company, CSI Aviation Inc., is the largest...
  • In a stalemated Capitol, lawmakers embrace political theater

    In a stalemated Capitol, lawmakers embrace political theater
    WASHINGTON — On the first day of the federal government shutdown, Republican leaders shucked their jackets, sat at a conference table and faced empty chairs — and cameras — to show that Democrats wouldn't negotiate. With the shutdown...
  • Free the Postal Service

    Free the Postal Service
    The U.S. Postal Service has been caught for years in a lose-lose situation. It's supposed to be an autonomous, self-sufficient agency, yet Congress limits its independence by demanding the impossible. The Postal Service is somehow supposed to cope with...
  • Smooth confirmation hearing for Homeland Security nominee

    Smooth confirmation hearing for Homeland Security nominee
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's choice to lead the Homeland Security Department soared through his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday with little of the usual partisan politics that have blocked many of the president's recent nominees....
  • U.S. officials urge greater oversight of virtual currency Bitcoin

    U.S. officials urge greater oversight of virtual currency Bitcoin
    WASHINGTON — Warning that virtual currencies are attracting money-launderers and drug dealers, U.S. officials called for greater government oversight of Bitcoin and other peer-to-peer payment systems during the first-ever congressional hearing on...
  • Obama's Homeland Security nominee easily advances to full Senate

    Obama's Homeland Security nominee easily advances to full Senate
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security moved a step closer to confirmation Wednesday, advancing to the full Senate after a swift committee vote. At a time when many top presidential appointments have been...
  • Ex-L.A. federal prosecutor clears hurdle toward Homeland Security post

    Ex-L.A. federal prosecutor clears hurdle toward Homeland Security post
    WASHINGTON — After a contentious debate, a Senate panel on Wednesday approved President Obama’s pick for the No. 2 job at the Department of Homeland Security without a single Republican vote. The party-line maneuver opens the way for the...
  • Obama's drug czar confirmed as border chief

    WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Gil Kerlikowske on Thursday to be the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, allowing the White House "drug czar" to take on his new post overseeing the Border Patrol. Kerlikowske came to the White House as...