Politics

N.J.-based group paid for R.I. Senate president’s trip to Madrid

N.J.-based group paid for R.I. Senate president’s trip to Madrid
May 1, 2014 No Comments »

A New Jersey-based organization provided Rhode Island Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed with an expense-paid trip to Madrid last fall.The overseas trip came to light on Paiva Weed’s annual financial-disclosure filing with the Rhode Island Ethics Commission and was ... Read More »

Governor Noel Endorses Gina Raimondo

Governor Noel Endorses Gina Raimondo
April 30, 2014 No Comments »

This week the Gina Raimondo campaign for governor released this letter from former RI governor Philip Noel As a former governor, I am concerned about the future of Rhode Island. The State faces major problems on so many fronts: high ... Read More »

Edward Fitzpatrick: Do governor candidates have any bright ideas?

Edward Fitzpatrick: Do governor candidates have any bright ideas?
April 29, 2014 No Comments »

The candidates for governor have been rolling out multi-part jobs plans and education initiatives, talking about high unemployment and high taxes, the skills gap and the achievement gap, pre-K and STEM, the economic slow-down and business startups. But what’s the ... Read More »

Providence City Council: Who Will Be the Next President?

Providence City Council: Who Will Be the Next President?
April 29, 2014 No Comments »

At least three current Providence City Council members say they plan on pursuing the Council Presidency with current President Michael Solomon running for Mayor — and several others are indicating that they are eying the post. Who Could Be President? ... Read More »

After election of new speaker, chairmanship of powerful R.I. House committees changes hands

After election of new speaker, chairmanship of powerful R.I. House committees changes hands
March 27, 2014 No Comments »

In the aftermath of the fierce fight for control of the Rhode Island Houses of Representatives, the chairmanship of two powerful legislative committees on Smith Hill changed hands on Wednesday. On his first full day as House speaker, Democrat Nicholas ... Read More »

A new speaker in the House

A new speaker in the House
March 26, 2014 No Comments »

Nicholas A. Mattiello easily defeats Michael J. Marcello in bid to replace Gordon D. Fox, who resigned his post after state, federal agents raided his State House office, home. Nicholas A. Mattiello, a lawyer, House majority leader and Harley-Davidson aficionado, ... Read More »

Jack Reed receives Portuguese commendation

Jack Reed receives Portuguese commendation
March 22, 2014 No Comments »

PROVIDENCE – If they were trying to sell Rhode Island to the Portuguese Republic, those gathered at the Rhode Island College Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies on Wednesday gave it a pretty good shot. “In Bristol, 39 percent ... Read More »

Seguro estraga foto de Passos com “divergência insanável”

Seguro estraga foto de Passos com “divergência insanável”
March 17, 2014 No Comments »

Estratégia orçamental ocupou os dois líderes durante três horas. Mas apenas para sublinhar caminhos diferentes Hoje, quando Pedro Passos Coelho se encontrar com Angela Merkel pode apresentar a fotografia da longa reunião de ontem com António José Seguro como prova ... Read More »

Licht Admits Negligence on 38 Studios

Licht Admits Negligence on 38 Studios
February 24, 2014 No Comments »

Eventually, the truth comes out. Sometimes, it just has to slip through the cracks. That’s exactly what happened last week when, after almost two years, Richard Licht finally came clean, albeit inadvertently, about the Chafee administration’s negligence surrounding the financial ... Read More »

After denial, White House now says Obama lived with uncle

After denial, White House now says Obama lived with uncle
December 5, 2013 No Comments »

The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Obama lived with his uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while he was a student at Harvard Law School — despite previously saying there was no record of the two having ... Read More »