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  • Dem rep slams Facebook: It 'cannot be trusted to regulate itself'

    11/14/2018 8:07:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/18 | John Bowden
    Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline (D) sharply criticized tech giant Facebook on Twitter on Wednesday evening, arguing that the social media company can't be trusted any longer to regulate itself. In a series of tweets, the lawmaker ripped into Facebook executives over a New York Times report detailing how the company used a Republican opposition research firm to link public detractors of the company to billionaire Democratic donor George Soros amid criticism of Facebook for its use by Russian operatives to influence Americans during the 2016 election. The report was based mainly on anonymous, insider accounts. "We’ve known for some...
  • Democratic senators sue to block Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general

    11/19/2018 9:42:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Three Democratic senators on Monday filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Whitaker was appointed by Trump to lead the Justice Department after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of the role earlier this month. Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono filed the complaint against Whitaker in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday. All three issues fiery statements. “Installing Matthew Whitaker so flagrantly defies constitutional law that any viewer of School House Rock...
  • Asians for Allan Fung for RI Governor

    10/26/2018 12:03:46 AM PDT · by Doreener · 4 replies
    There are eleven days left until the general election. On September 12, 2018, incumbent Govenor Gina Raimondo and Cranston mayor and 2014 gubernatorial nominee Allan Fung won the Democratic and Republican primaries for governor of Rhode Island respectively. It is clear Governor Raimondo is happy to have Joe Trillo, a third-party candidate, in the Rhode Island Governor General Election who admitted his goal is to take votes away from Fung. Asian Republicans' support is important to Fung for Governor campaign. A vote for anyone else is a vote for four more years of Rhode Island's current incompetence. Governor Raimondo launched...
  • Rhode Island gubernatorial, attorney general candidates arrested with 48 pounds of marijuana: police

    10/05/2018 11:00:29 AM PDT · by ETL · 50 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 5, 2018 | Suarez Sang | Fox News
    -snip- A pair of Rhode Island political hopefuls, who aspired to be The Ocean State's governor and attorney general, was arrested Thursday after police allegedly uncovered 48 pounds of illegal marijuana in the duo's West Greenwich home. State police said they arrested Anne Armstrong, 58, and Alan Gordon, 48 -- the Compassion Party’s candidates for governor and attorney general, respectively -- after a search at the pair’s home uncovered nearly 50 pounds of marijuana. Officials said they searched the pair’s home after receiving a complaint of a “strong odor of marijuana emanating from marijuana plants being illegally grown outdoors.” -snip-...
  • Let's Help Oust Whitehouse (RI) from the Senate

    09/29/2018 10:41:19 PM PDT · by nerdgirl · 35 replies
    9/29/2017 | Vanity
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, the aristocratic leftist from Rhode Island, put on one of the sleaziest displays ever seen in the history of American politics the other day. His revolting insistence that Kavanaugh and his Catholic teenage classmates, were in fact referring to deviant behaviors such as 3 ways and rapes rather than innocent behaviors of teenage boys like farting and the F word - was revolting to its core. He must be defeated. Good news: he has an opponent that some sources suggest could be internally polling as high as 40% to Whitehouse's 48%, with 12% undecideds in Rhode Island....
  • Constitutional Law Professor: Here's How the Democratic Crusade Against Kavanaugh

    10/01/2018 4:58:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Outside of the partisan bubbles, legal observers concede that Democrats dropping the sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the 11thhour should make Republicans furious. At the same time, they think the GOP should have given ample time to investigate these claims, not establishing an artificial deadline. George Washington Law Professor Jonathan Turley has an op-ed in The Hill, where he lays out his concerns about the probe, noting that we need an end to this drama, not a prolongation of it. Also, he notes the dangerous precedent that Democrats are setting by warning in not so uncertain terms that...
  • Grassley files for criminal investigation against Kavanaugh accuser; potential 10 yrs in prison

    09/30/2018 6:04:44 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 63 replies
    https://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | September 30, 2018 | Vivek Saxena
    One of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers has already been found to be a liar and now faces potential criminal prosecution and a potential 10-year prison sentence, thanks to actions taken Saturday by Senate Committee Judiciary chairman Chuck Grassley. Last Monday an unnamed male accuser contacted Democrat Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse to accuse Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge of having sexually assaulted a “close acquaintance” 33 years ago on a boat in Newport, Rhode Island. Instead of performing any due diligence, Whitehouse promptly forwarded the allegations to his fellow members on the Senate Judiciary Committee, who subsequently broached the...
  • Are Republicans Releasing Anonymous Kavanaugh Claims to Discredit Legitimate Ones? (They're serious)

    09/26/2018 9:35:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 26, 2018 | Adam K. Raymond
    With Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford hours away from testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a bombshell dropped Wednesday afternoon. The committee released the transcript of a call between GOP staffers and the Supreme Court nominee that included two new allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. The dam, it appeared, had broken. But the claims quickly drew skepticism, largely because they’re anonymous, unlike the first three allegations made against Kavanaugh, in which Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick went on the record to tell their stories of Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual misconduct. One of the new claims came in the...
  • Kavanaugh denies two additional accusations to Senate Judiciary Committee(number 4 and 5)

    09/26/2018 6:17:46 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 73 replies
    Kavanaugh then was asked about, and categorically denied, an allegation made by a Rhode Island man -- whose name was redacted from the transcript -- raised in a call to Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's office "concerning a rape on a boat in August of 1985."
  • Man Apologizes For Claiming Kavanaugh Sexually Assaulted His Friend, Says He ‘Made A Mistake’

    09/26/2018 6:33:39 PM PDT · by snarkytart · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8:46 PM 09/26/2018 | Peter Hasson
    A Rhode Island man who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting his friend apologized on Wednesday and said he “made a mistake.” The man called Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s office and claimed that Kavanaugh and Mark Judge, a high school friend of Kavanaugh, drunkenly sexually assaulted one of his friends, according to interview transcripts released by the Senate Judiciary Committee. A committee investigator asked Kavanaugh about the allegation during an interview on Tuesday, which he denied. The man’s name was redacted in the transcripts released to the public but the investigator quoted verbatim several outlandish...
  • Rubius Therapeutics breaks ground (150 jobs in Rhode Island)

    09/26/2018 9:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Valley Breeze ^ | September 26, 2018 | Jacquelyn Moorehead
    Town officials welcomed new business Rubius Therapeutics to town almost a year to the day since the closing of the previous tenant, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, at 100 Technology Way. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, town officials joined by Rubius executives and Gov. Gina Raimondo held a ground-breaking ceremony for the 135,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. Rubuis, based in Cambridge, Mass., plans to open the building in 2020, investing $95 million in construction and renovations at the facility before opening, and up to $155 million total over a five-year period. The facility will create 150 jobs at the facility, primarily in manufacturing, according to Rubius...
  • Row over whether America, Australia, or Britain gets the wreck of James Cook's ship [tr]

    09/20/2018 9:14:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20, 2018 | Khaleda Rahman
    As American scientists prepare to announce the location of the remains of Endeavour, a battle is expected over whether Britain, the United States or Australia gets the wreck of James Cook's famed ship. A team of marine archaeologists from Australia and the US said they believe they may have found the resting place of the ship – used by the British explorer on a voyage of discovery to Australia in 1768 - 25 years after beginning their search. They are expected to announce on Friday 'one or two' sites in Newport Harbour in Rhode Island, where the Endeavour was scuttled...
  • Dem Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: We’ll Investigate Kavanaugh If We Take Back Congress

    09/20/2018 7:33:57 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 100 replies
    hotair.com ^ | September 20, 2018
    If Senate Democrats sweep into power in November, they will likely probe the sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a Democrat in the chamber. "I am confident of that, and I think we'll also be investigating why the FBI stood down its background investigation when this came up in this particular background," said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Thursday during a interview with CNN. He also acknowledged that such an effort would happen even if Kavanaugh has already been appointed to the court.
  • More Than 200 'Resistance' Protesters Arrested During Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

    09/09/2018 5:04:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    God bless the stupidity of the far left. In an effort to prove to America that the Democratic Party is actually the one that knows how to best govern, party leaders and protesters alike turned last week's Supreme Court confirmation hearings into a clown show resulting in fake news , theatrics , and more than 200 'resistance' left-wing protesters being arrested by Capitol police. According to NPR , "At least 227 demonstrators were arrested between the start of the nomination hearings on Tuesday and the end of testimony on Friday, according to the U.S. Capitol Police. Most of those...
  • Body of Missing Priest Allegedly Part of Gay Network Reportedly Found in TX

    08/21/2018 9:10:39 PM PDT · by Fedora · 19 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 08/21/2018 | Anita Carey
    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (ChurchMilitant.com) - Police believe a body found buried in a shallow grave is a retired priest with a scandalous past linked to a gay network of priests in Massachusetts.Reports are suggesting that human remains found buried near Santa Monica, Texas on Friday are that of a retired priest that has been missing since Aug. 1. Father William M. Costello, from the diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, was living in the resort town of South Padre Island about 60 miles south of where the body was found.Nikki Soto, the public information officer from South Padre Island told...
  • Dem senator: ‘Smelly special interest network’ involved in Kavanaugh nomination process

    08/21/2018 7:35:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/21/18 | Megan Keller
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Tuesday said that he thinks a “smelly special interest network” of dark money was involved in Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination process. “There is a very smelly special interest network that is operating through this nomination process and I think we’ve gotta put a spotlight on that as well,” Whitehouse told CNN Tuesday. Kavanaugh has been under the Democrat’s scrutiny since President Trump nominated him to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy in July. Whitehouse told CNN, “I think that to the extent that the focus in these proceedings is entirely on Kavanaugh and misses the...
  • From one end of the country to the other Democrats are in trouble, a tale of two Governor’s races

    08/10/2018 10:55:53 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    vanity | August 10,2018 | By Kevin Collins
    It isn’t supposed to happen this way in Democrat Medialand. In deep blue Oregon and super nova blue Rhode Island Democrats are thought to be just so loved by the people that the governor’s race in both states should be donkey party walkovers. But that’s just not happening. The two Democrat damsels in distress, Governor Kate Brown of Oregon and Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island aren’t supposed to be home campaigning to save their jobs, they are supposed to be out organizing fund raisers to bring Venezuelan socialism to all of America not just their states; but they aren’t....
  • Rhode Island Senate race may be in play, as media and political pros oblivious

    08/06/2018 4:58:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/6/18 | Thomas Lifson
    If good presents come in small packages, the Rhode Island Senate race this year may be a great example for the GOP. William Jacobson, the founder of Legal Insurrection and an astute political analyst who has spent many years in Rhode Island, writes that the Big Surprise of the 2016 election could be the defeat of incumbent Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: The Rhode Island Senate race between incumbent Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse and Republican challenger Robert Flanders is not on anyone's radar as competitive. It should be. The Cook Political Report rates it a Safe Democrat seat. The Real Clear Politics...
  • NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship Question

    07/04/2018 4:24:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 59 replies
    SW Dutchess Daily Voice ^ | 07/04/2018 | Zak Faila, Joe Lombardi
    NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship QuestionCiting “bad faith,” a federal judge has ordered President Donald Trump’s administration to disclose additional information regarding its decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Judge Jesse Furman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York announced on Tuesday that lawyers representing the government must produce a log of documents that were being withheld, as well as provide an explanation for why the administration did so. Furman further demanded that the government include documents from the Commerce and Justice Departments...
  • Rubius Therapeutics to build manufacturing facility in R.I. (160 good paying jobs)

    06/30/2018 1:38:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 29, 2018 | Jonathan Saltzman
    Rubius Therapeutics, a Cambridge biotech, plans to build a 135,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Smithfield, R.I., after the State of Rhode Island on Thursday approved about $6.4 million in tax credits. The plant is expected to create 160 highly skilled jobs in manufacturing and biotech operations, according to Governor Gina M. Raimondo. Rubius is developing technology intended to turn our own red blood cells into potent new medicines. Rubius plans to invest up to $155 million over about five years to renovate a manufacturing facility in an existing building in Smithfield....