Rhode Island

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…

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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…

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Lincoln Chafee: Moderates ‘taken out’ of party

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee says he didn’t just switch parties to earn brownie points among Democrats — he did so because of the changing dynamics of the Republican party.
“The Southerners…just had a different…

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Same Sex Marriage

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…

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Chairman Race Infighting Stymies Rhode Island GOP

Republicans continue to struggle all over New England, but nowhere has the infighting been more prevalent — and public — than it was in Rhode Island last week.
As the Ocean State’s GOP grapples with…

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Roger Williams Code

Code used by Rhode Island founding father is finally cracked by Brown students

From Associated Press, FOXNews.com
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The obscure book’s margins are virtually filled with clusters of curious foreign characters…

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Occupy Providence protest at bloggers convention

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—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…

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Rhode Island recognizes out-of-state gay marriages

By Ros Krasny
(Reuters) – Rhode Island’s governor signed an executive order on Monday declaring that the small New England state will recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, a move that will give gay and…

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Rhode Island passes civil unions bill; gov. intends to sign

From the Associated Press
The Rhode Island Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, a measure that Gov. Lincoln Chafee‘s office says he intends to sign into…

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No talk radio for Chafee, and on-duty state workers, too

By KATHERINE GREGg and RICHARD C. DUJARDIN, Providence Journal
PROVIDENCE — No one is likely to confuse new Governor Chafee with his Republican predecessor, Donald L. Carcieri, and now here’s another way to tell them…

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Rhode Island Governor: Chafee (I), Caprio (D) Battle for Lead

Rasmussen Reports
The Rhode Island governor’s race continues to be a close contest between Democrat Frank Caprio and Republican-turned-Independent candidate Lincoln Chafee.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Rhode Island shows…

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