Rhode Island: House Gives Final Approval to Gun Control Bill
House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello summoned lawmakers back to Providence in a rare September session, and the House passed an anti-gun bill Tuesday afternoon. The session… READ MORE
Brown University Providing Tampons in Men’s Bathrooms Because ‘Both Sex’s Menstruate’
Tampons are now a genderless necessity, according to Brown University, who have announced that they will be providing tampons for both men’s and women’s bathrooms… READ MORE
Rhode Island Police Receive Letter Threatening to Behead Elementary School Children in Three Towns
The police chief in Warwick, Rhode Island said Wednesday that on Tuesday police received an anonymous threat to elementary school children in three communities that mentioned beheading. As local Connecticut CBS affiliate WTIC 1080 and Ben Shapiro’s Truth Revolt reported, Col. Steven McCartney said the threat specified that “beheading is planned,” and targeted children in Warwick, Cranston, and Johnston. McCartney… READ MORE
Rhode Island Bottleneck Could Tighten by 2022
It says everything about the state of the GOP in Rhode Island that the last Republican to hold federal office there, Gov. Lincoln Chafee, became a Democrat in 2013.
But there are few states that present as little opportunity for the politically ambitious of either party as Rhode Island, and the avenues could shrink soon. Republicans see a difficult path… READ MORE
RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee Won’t Run for 2nd Term
Gov. Lincoln Chafee isn’t running for a second term, he said Wednesday in an announcement that surprised his political opponents and closest advisers alike and takes him out of what was expected to be a fierce primary in his new Democratic Party.
The governor, who became a Democrat in May, has struggled with poor approval ratings and is a reluctant… READ MORE
Lincoln Chafee: Moderates ‘taken out’ of party
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee says he didnâ€™t just switch parties to earn brownie points among Democrats â€” he did so because of the changing dynamics of the Republican party.
â€œThe Southernersâ€¦just had a different view of where the Republican party should be and as a result the North Easteners and some of the other moderate Republicans slowly were taken… READ MORE
Rhode Island legalizes gay marriage
Rhode Island became the 10th state to legalize gay marriage Thursday, capping a campaign to bring same-sex nuptials to all of New England.
The Democrat-led… READ MORE
Chairman Race Infighting Stymies Rhode Island GOP
Republicans continue to struggle all over New England, but nowhere has the infighting been more prevalent â€” and public â€” than it was in Rhode Island last week.
As the Ocean Stateâ€™s GOP grapples with parochial egos and systemic dysfunction, Republicans risk becoming the stateâ€™s third-tier party.
The chaos started nearly two weeks ago, during the state GOPâ€™s chairman… READ MORE
Code used by Rhode Island founding father is finally cracked by Brown students
From Associated Press, FOXNews.com
PROVIDENCE, R.I. â€“ The obscure book’s margins are virtually filled with clusters of curious foreign characters — a mysterious shorthand used… READ MORE
Occupy Providence protest at bloggers convention
PROVIDENCE, R.I.â€”Dozens of members of Occupy Providence gathered at the site of a gathering of Netroots Nation, a group of liberal political activists and journalists, protesting state aid to Curt Schilling’s video game company.
Protesters oppose a $75 million loan guarantee by the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. to the company owned by the formerÂ Red SoxÂ pitcher. The company …