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  • Even this former Democratic presidential candidate says the media’s treatment of Trump is unfair

    02/27/2017 1:18:23 PM PST · by TBP · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb 24, 2017 12:08 pm | Jon Street
    Former Democratic presidential candidate and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chaffee (I) said earlier this week that he disagrees with President Donald Trump on 99.9 percent of his proposals, but there did appear to be at least one thing the two can agree on. During an interview Tuesday with WPRO-AM, Chaffee channeled his inner-Trump, blasting how the mainstream media has covered the 45th president. Trump has repeatedly attacked the media, first as a presidential candidate, then as president-elect and now as president, even going as far as to call the fourth estate a “enemy of the American people.” “It’s just a...
  • Lincoln Chafee exploring 2016 run

    04/09/2015 11:47:06 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/9/15 | Philip Rucker
    Hillary Clinton might have a new headache. On the eve of her presidential campaign launch, Lincoln Chafee, a former U.S. senator and governor from Rhode Island, announced Thursday that he is exploring a run for the Democratic presidential nomination. And unlike other potential Clinton challengers, Chafee appears to be spoiling for a fight.
  • 48 Years Ago Today - Apollo I Fire and the Deaths of Grissom, White, and Chaffee

    01/27/2015 2:45:48 AM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 45 replies
    Jan 27, 2015 | Own
    January 27, 1967 The Apollo I fire R.I.P.
  • 1967: Three astronauts die in Apollo 1 tragedy [RIP 47 years ago today]

    01/27/2014 8:32:09 AM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 61 replies
    BBC ^ | January 27th, 1967 | Various staff
    1967: Three astronauts die in Apollo 1 tragedy Three American astronauts have died after fire swept through the Apollo spacecraft designed for a manned flight to the Moon during rehearsals at Cape Kennedy. It is thought an electrical spark started in the area holding oxygen supplies and other support systems. The fire spread quickly in the oxygen-filled atmosphere of the capsule, killing the crew within seconds. The space crew, flight commander Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee, were taking part in a test run for the launch of the first Apollo mission. Navy Lieutenant Commander Chaffee, aged 31, had...
  • Rhode Island Governor Vetoes Pro-Life, Pro-Adoption License Plate Measure

    07/20/2013 12:04:03 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 7-20-13 | Dave Bohon
    Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (shown) has vetoed a bill that would have authorized the state to offer a “Choose Life” license plate to raise funds for a faith-based crisis pregnancy center in the state. The governor cited the First Amendment's supposed separation of church and state mandate that he insisted prohibited the state government from involving itself in such a campaign. The measure, which was approved by the Democrat-controlled state legislature earlier this month, would have allowed half of the $40 cost of the vehicle plates to go to Providence-based CareNet, a Christian crisis pregnancy center. Supporters said the...
  • RI Governor Insists On 'Holiday Tree'

    11/29/2011 7:21:22 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 1+ views
    NewsCore ^ | Nov. 29, 2011
    (NewsCore) - A Rhode Island lawmaker is calling Gov. Lincoln Chafee "Governor Grinch" for defying politicians and deciding that the state would have a "holiday tree" instead of a "Christmas tree." The governor defended his decision by arguing that it is in keeping with the state's founding in 1636 by religious dissident Roger Williams as a haven for tolerance -- where government and religion were kept separate. Chafee, an independent, said in a statement issued Tuesday that his stand was a continuation of past practice, "and does not represent a change of course on my part." But Rep. Doreen Costa,...
  • Mountain lion chases dog through doggie door trapping family inside home

    03/06/2010 5:32:06 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 78 replies · 2,342+ views
    examiner ^ | March 5 | Penny Eims
    Salida, CO - Fox31 KDVR reports of a dramatic mountain lion encounter on Thursday afternoon in Chaffee County. Around 4 pm, a malnourished mountain lion chased a small dog into the home of Michele Bese and her two young children. The lion entered the home through a doggie door leading to the outside yard. When the lion first entered the home, Michele was unable to tell if it was a coyote or a mountain lion. She made the mountain lion determination after one of her 5 dogs confronted the animal. Michele was able to secure her children in a bedroom...
  • Mountain lion killed after mauling dogs in Salida home

    03/06/2010 7:11:36 AM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 32 replies · 1,305+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 03/05/2010 | Howard Pankratz
    Wildlife officials killed a mountain lion yesterday that invaded a home near Salida, attacking five dogs and trapping a mother and two children. The mountain lion entered the home nine miles northwest of Salida about 4 p.m. Thursday after it chased a small dog through a pet door. Michelle Bese, 27, and her two children, ages two and five, were inside with four of her five dogs.
  • Iraq spending hearing dependent on Byrd’s health, sources say

    04/15/2008 3:15:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies · 123+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/15/08 | J. Taylor Rushing
    All eyes will be on Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) Wednesday. The 90-year-old senator is expected to chair a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on an Iraq war spending bill and his appearance should send “an important signal” as to whether he can continue as chairman. But that may not happen. At least two Democratic sources said Tuesday that Byrd’s health remained a question and that staffers had taken the extremely rare step of holding off scheduling a time for the hearing. A notice finally went out at the end of the day, announcing the hearing would take place at noon on...
  • NASA Marks 40 Years Since Apollo Deaths

    01/27/2007 3:27:53 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 37 replies · 1,451+ views
    CBS & AP ^ | January 27, 2007 | MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press Writer
    <p>IT was supposed to be a routine launch pad test.</p> <p>But from the Apollo 1 command module at Pad 34 came a panicked voice saying, "Fire in the cockpit."</p>
  • Divided Nations (great article about Bolton)

    12/05/2006 10:36:35 PM PST · by CyberAnt · 15 replies · 686+ views e-mail ^ | 12-6-06 | Rich Galen
    Elections have consequences. The Democrats will control the US Senate, so, the President had to choose between either getting Robert Gates confirmed for Secretary of Defense or John Bolton confirmed for Ambassador to what is officially, if erroneously, called the United Nations. Interestingly, it was Senator Lincoln Chaffee of Rhode Island who was defeated last month in his re-election bid, who doomed Bolton's confirmation. Bolton is officially, if erroneously, a Republican. But he determined he would not vote to confirm Bolton which effectively killed any chance of confirmation because the Democrats in the Senate were not going to be helpful....
  • Bolton's Goodbye: Bowing to the Inevitable (CHAFEE SAYS "PICK GEORGE MITCHELL")

    12/04/2006 2:13:29 PM PST · by MadIvan · 125 replies · 2,402+ views
    Time ^ | December 4, 2006 | ADAM ZAGORIN
    Some opponents were softening, but the controversial U.N. ambassador's resignation is yet another sign of the changed political landscape after Nov. 7 The resignation of John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations marks another acknowledgement by the White House of the political consequences of the Nov. 7 Congressional elections. .... Chafee, who was defeated for reelection, issued a statement reiterating his opposition. " Mr. Bolton did not demonstrate the kind of collaborative approach that I believe will be called for if we are to restore the United States ' position as the strongest country in a peaceful world,"...
  • (Vanity) Why Was the Hearing on John Bolton's Nomination Canceled Today?

    09/26/2006 8:57:52 PM PDT · by Howlin · 140 replies · 2,442+ views
    Free Republic ^ | September 26th, 2006 Why was this hearing canceled, does anybody know? Without linking the (dreadful) sites that are reporting this, they are saying (hoping) that today was the last day that Bolton could be confirmed and it's over for him. Has anybody heard anything about this?
  • Hardball: 'Moderate, Bi-Partisan' Chaffee vs. 'Hard-Line Conservative' Laffey

    09/12/2006 5:29:38 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies · 1,170+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein September 12, 2006 - 20:16 What would you call someone who within the last six years has received a 100% rating from NARAL and Planned Parenthood and a 0% from the National Right-to-Life Committee? A 100% rating from the ACLU. A 0% rating from Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum. A 100% rating from the League of Conservation Voters and a 0% rating from the conservative Family Research Council? Oh, and someone who voted against George W. Bush for president in 2004, against the confirmation of Sam Alito to the Supreme Court, and who demands the withdrawal of US...
  • To Hold Senate, G.O.P. Bolsters Its Most Liberal

    09/09/2006 8:22:19 PM PDT · by docbnj · 43 replies · 907+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10 Sep 2006 | Adam Nagourney
    With a barrage of television advertisements and the mobilization of its get-out-the-vote machine, the national Republican Party has lined up in Rhode Island to beat back a conservative primary challenge to the most liberal Republican in the Senate, Lincoln Chafee. The outcome on Tuesday could help determine whether Democrats have a shot at taking back the Senate. In an extraordinary pre-emptive announcement, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has said it will concede Rhode Island to the Democrats should Stephen Laffey, the mayor of Cranston, defeat Mr. Chafee in the primary.
  • Second time's a charm?

    09/09/2006 5:12:39 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 9 replies · 633+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09-18-06 | Fred Barnes
    George Voinovich's change of heart gives U.N. Ambassador John Bolton another shot at confirmation. This was an important moment, maybe not historic but surely unusual. Voinovich had been the catalyst for the defeat of Bolton's nomination to the U.N. post in 2005. Without his unflinching opposition, Bolton most likely would have been confirmed.
  • Running Against the Big Shots (GAG!! MULPH!!! AAARRGH! PUKE! Alert!)

    08/21/2006 7:13:00 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 6 replies · 494+ views
    Time Gagazine ^ | Aug. 19, 2006 | Joe Klein
    Is there room left in the Senate for a courageous moderate Republican? Not if Steve Laffey, who wants to oust Lincoln Chafee in Rhode Island, has anything to say about it "I just saw you on television," the elderly woman is saying from behind her screen door. "Were they attacking me, or was I talking?" Steve Laffey, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate from Rhode Island, asks. It was an ad, the woman says. About your parents. Alzheimer's, she says. Laffey's father has Alzheimer's. The ad is about the working-class modesty of the Laffey family. The candidate is going...
  • Republicans eating their own?

    07/12/2006 9:05:47 AM PDT · by aceintx · 60 replies · 1,131+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/12/2006 | Greg Pierce
    The campaign arm of Senate Republicans has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against the Republican candidate that they don't want in Rhode Island. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is backing Sen. Lincoln Chafee, a liberal Rhode Island Republican who is being challenged by conservative Stephen Laffey, the mayor of Cranston. The complaint focuses on a letter that Mr. Laffey sent to city property owners with their tax bills last month. In the letter, Mr. Laffey said he ran for mayor to put the city back on its feet and saved it from bankruptcy by creating a...
  • Of RINOs and DINOs

    06/30/2006 1:14:04 PM PDT · by qlangley · 10 replies · 219+ views
    Quentin ^ | 21 June 2006 | Quentin Langley
    Two US Senators face serious primary challenges this year. Neither is guaranteed victory. They are Lincoln Chafee (R, RI) and Joe Lieberman (D, CT). Except that a great many people would change the party names to RINO and DINO. That’s Republican/Democrat In Name Only. The charge of party disloyalty is easier to make against Chafee, who rarely votes with other Republicans, and even suggested that he would not vote Bush in advance of the 2004 election. Lieberman, of course, was ON his party’s Presidential ticket just six years ago. It has been said that (without much exaggeration) that Chafee casts...
  • 2006: the year of the Constitution Party?

    05/27/2006 4:31:32 AM PDT · by FerdieMurphy · 170 replies · 2,110+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 5/27/2006 | Tom Kovach
    As the "Big Tent" collapses, make way for the true "third" party According to research that I conducted in 1998, there were more than 400 political parties in America. (That number has grown smaller in recent years, but is still over 200 — far larger than the "mainstream" media admits.) According to research by Richard Winger, the publisher of Ballot Access News, the third-largest political party in the United States is the Constitution Party. Thus, the CP is the true third party. Statistically, the CP has more members than any political party other than the Big Two. And, statistically, there...