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  • DNC considers blocking superdelegates from voting on first presidential ballot

    06/09/2018 5:20:40 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/8/2018 | David Weigel
    Democrats are meeting in Providence, R.I., this weekend to advance changes to their presidential primaries, hoping to end the bitterness that followed the 2016 election — with an emphasis on “hoping.” The push for changes, which began nearly two years ago at the Democrats’ Philadelphia convention, concerns rule revisions proposed by a Unity Reform Commission and vetted by the standing Rules and Bylaws Committee. The most high-profile battles have come over the role of superdelegates, the party leaders and members of Congress whose votes are not pledged to follow the results of any primaries. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who failed...
  • Stormy Daniels to make Providence appearance June 24 (Rhode Island)

    06/06/2018 2:50:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | June 5, 2018 | Madeleine List
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Stormy Daniels is coming to Providence later this month. The pornographic film actress, who made national headlines for publicly speaking about a sexual encounter she said she had with Donald Trump before he became president, will perform at the Cadillac Lounge on June 24. Richard Shappy, general manager of the lounge, said he heard that Daniels was going to be in the New England area and called her manager to see if she could come to Providence. Ever since announcing that she’s going to perform two shows at the club on the last Sunday in June, he’s...
  • More than 60 Dem lawmakers demand ethics investigation into Trump's relationship with China

    05/27/2018 6:12:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | 5-27-2018 | Mary Tyler March
    More than 60 Democratic representatives are demanding an ethics investigation into President Trump's ties to China, following the president's recent push to rescue Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) posted a letter to David Apol, acting head of the federal government's ethics office, to Twitter on Sunday, stating that the request was prompted by Trump "advocating" for ZTE just days after the Chinese government gave one of the president's business endeavors a $500 million loan. In the letter, lawmakers say the business dealing between the Trump Organization and China may have violated U.S. laws forbidding public officials from...
  • Connecticut To Give Its Electoral College Votes To National Popular Vote Victor

    05/07/2018 2:19:36 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 141 replies
    MSN ^ | 5-7-2018 | Dominique Mosbergen
    Connecticut’s legislature has passed a bill that would give the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationally. The state Senate voted 21-14 on Saturday to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which includes 10 states and the District of Columbia. The state House passed the measure last week, 77 to 73. The compact requires its members to cast their Electoral College ballots for the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. The agreement goes into effect once states representing at least 270 electoral votes — the number needed for a candidate...
  • Electric Boat expansion to create 1,300 jobs (Defense work in Rhode Island)

    05/03/2018 2:09:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WPRI-TV ^ | May 3, 2018 | Shaun Towne and Lexi Kriss
    NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) -- Rhode Island officials on Thursday unveiled plans to expand Electric Boat's facility at Quonset Business Park, which would create 600 construction jobs in the short term and pave the way for the submarine manufacturer to hire 1,300 additional workers over the next decade. Flanked by a number of current Electric Boat employees, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced at least $14 million in state tax money will be used to improve and modernize the industrial park, which was included in her budget for the upcoming fiscal year.....
  • Sweeping ‘assault weapon’ ban floated in Rhode Island

    02/16/2018 6:35:31 AM PST · by Simon Green · 38 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 02/16/18 | Chris Eger
    Lawmakers in the nation’s smallest state are planning a large package of bills in conjunction with gun control activists that could see bans on certain types of semi-automatics and their magazines. Allied with the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, and Rep. Jason Knight, D-Barrington, are introducing proposals in both chambers of the legislature that would add the same types of firearms restrictions seen in neighboring Connecticut and Massachusetts. Knight argued the move is needed to protect public safety in the aftermath of a high-profile school shooting in Florida this week. “It will take a multi-pronged...
  • Construction begins on truck toll gantries (Rhode Island)

    02/14/2018 7:48:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    ABC 6 News ^ | February 12, 2018 | Rebecca Turco
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Construction has begun on Rhode Island's new tractor trailer tolling system.The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) crews began installing the first two of 14 planned gantry locations by Exits 2 and 5 on Interstate 95.Lane closures are in effect through next week, then the contractor will test the new system for about a month. These gantries are expected to begin charging trucks by mid-March, once everything is working properly.The ongoing construction is not halting the plans of the Rhode Island Trucking Association (RITA) to sue the state. "It's discriminatory," said RITA President Chris Maxwell. You can't...
  • Inebriated Democrat Asks Intelligence Community to Outline Covert Operations in Public

    02/14/2018 1:03:59 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 17 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | February 13th, 2018
    It’s doubtful you can find a more succinct example of TDS than a seemingly inebriated Democrat Senator asking the aggregate intelligence apparatus, during a public session of congress, to give specific details of U.S. covert intelligence efforts to thwart Russian, Chinese and North Korean cyber-warfare. As Democrat Senator Joe Manchin professionally restrained himself from laughing, even Democrat Senator Kamala Harris couldn’t avoid the eye-roll. ‘Muh Russia’ is real. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), ranking member of armed services committee, began his mid-day sluration with a ‘resist-we-much‘ effort to continue the vast White House Russian conspiracy narrative, and slowly morphed into a...
  • Greek and Armenian Americans Press U.S. Senators to Block F-35 Sale to Turkey

    02/12/2018 1:40:29 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    The Armenian Weekly ^ | February 9, 2018 | Contributor
    WASHINGTON—The Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) and the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) have launched a national advocacy campaign encouraging U.S. Senators to block a planned sale of U.S. F-35 stealth fighters to Turkey’s increasingly erratic and anti-American Erdogan regime. The ANCA and Hellenic American Leadership Council have joined forces to launch a grassroots campaign to block the impending F-35 sale to Turkey (Graphic: ANCA) This joint Hellenic-Armenian American initiative – the most recent in a series of ANCA-HALC advocacy campaigns – warns Senators against the dangers of providing Erdogan with advanced weapons that he may turn against our...
  • These Are the People That Are Going to Win Back the House in 2018?

    01/22/2018 3:20:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s another great piece, another Limbaugh echo. There’s so many Limbaugh echoes out there today that I’m reveling in it here, folks. By the way, from TheHill.com, headline: “Left Says Democrats Caved on Shutdown — Progressives are hammering [Chuck You] Schumer for his agreement … to end the government shutdown on Monday. Even House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has spoken out against the deal, saying there was no reason to support it. ‘I don’t see that there’s any reason — I’m speaking personally and hearing from my members — to support what was put forth,’ Pelosi said…” Pelosi is...
  • Rhode Island Dem lawmaker accused of sexual harassment during anti-sexual harassment training

    01/12/2018 7:50:59 AM PST · by Sopater · 15 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 11, 2018 at 5:30pm | William A. Jacobson
    Welcome to my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.Rhode Island lawmakers are undergoing anti-sexual harassment training after a female lawmaker alleged she was told she could get legislations passed if she slept with the right people. The training seemed to go well, with one exception.One of the male Democrat lawmakers is accused of making sexually harassing comments during the training. He says he was misunderstood because of his heavy accent.News 10 reports: Instead of satisfying concerns about sexual harassment, a training session for Rhode Island lawmakers may have raised more controversy.The training on Wednesday was the same that...
  • RI is now within 157 residents of losing a US House seat, expert warns

    12/20/2017 6:02:59 PM PST · by SMGFan · 71 replies
    wpri ^ | December 20. 2017
    R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Island is now just 157 residents away from losing one of its two seats in the U.S. House, which would give the state a single vote there for the first time since George Washington was president, according to an analysis of newly released population data. Kimball Brace, the reapportionment expert who has been involved in drawing legislative and congressional districts in Rhode Island since the early 1980s, ran the numbers Wednesday after the U.S. Census Bureau announced Rhode Island had added about 2,000 residents between July 2016 and July 2017.
  • Welfare Payout Statistics That Will Make You Really Angry

    02/26/2014 12:31:25 PM PST · by onyx · 53 replies
    seriouslyepicstuff.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Seriously Epic Staff
    Now, don’t tell me that welfare recipients aren’t innovative! No reason to stand on your feet waiting to get your check. Just put your flip-flops next in line and go back and sit on your ass. What a great country! Related Article Corporate Welfare Statistics That Will Make You Sick With all the talk about unemployment benefits and welfare, it’s important to understand just how much money we’re talking about. In 35 states, welfare, housing assistance and other benefits pays more than a minimum wage job, according to a new study by the Cato Institute. The study also found...
  • Democrats Mobilize Against Rod Rosenstein As I.G. Investigation Zeroes In On FBI

    12/15/2017 9:13:54 AM PST · by Signalman · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/2017 | Peter Hasson
    Democrats are attacking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s credibility after the Department of Justice released text messages showing a top FBI agent on both the Clinton email investigation and the Russia probe rooting for Clinton while he was investigating her and discussing an unknown “insurance policy” against Trump in case he won the election. The pro-Clinton, anti-Trump messages were, ironically, discovered as part of an investigation into the DOJ and FBI launched by the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (IG) in response to Democratic politicians demanding a probe into possible anti-Clinton bias at the FBI. Democratic politicians and...
  • Watch: Fireball Shooting Across The Sky Captured By Police Dashcam

    12/09/2017 9:01:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    newsweek ^ | 12/09/2017
    The American Meteor Society (AMS) took to Twitter on December 7 to confirm that what he saw was in fact, a meteor. AMS received reports from 146 people about the fireball event. The society noted it was primarily visible from Pennsylvania, but eyewitness accounts were also reported from twelve other states: New York, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Washington, DC.
  • Joe Trillo to run for governor as an independent (Rhode Island)

    12/05/2017 10:31:32 PM PST · by Impy · 5 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | 12-5-2107 | Joe Trillo to run for governor as an independent
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Joseph A. Trillo, the former Republican state lawmaker who became the leading Rhode Island advocate for President Donald Trump, said Tuesday he will run for governor as an independent, shocking many in the party he is leaving and adding a new wrinkle to the developing 2018 race. “To win with my message in Rhode Island I will need Democratic support. I feel this can only be accomplished by shedding party politics and running as an independent,” Trillo said as he formally launched his campaign on radio station WPRO Tuesday afternoon. “I feel that my message is more...
  • FL Turnpike breaks ground on test track for smart highway tech

    10/15/2017 12:14:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | July 19, 2017 | Mary Tyler March
    Dive Brief: The Florida Turnpike broke ground earlier this month on a new test track where it will experiment with high-speed toll technology as well as systems for vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communications, according to FleetOwner. The 400-acre SunTrax site, in Auburndale, FL, will test toll equipment and interoperable tolling systems, as well as smartphone-based payment methods. Other technologies to be tested include high-speed connected platooning trucks, moveable barrier systems and machine vision and materials testing for new pavement types, lane markings and signage. Construction on the site's oval track is expected to be complete in spring 2019 with the first...
  • Jacobs Engineering wins 10-year PA traffic management contract

    09/20/2017 11:09:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | June 27, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group a 10-year, multimillion dollar contract to design an active traffic management (ATM) system for Interstate 76 through Philadelphia, according to Traffic Technology Today. Jacobs' services for the Schuylkill Expressway will include preliminary and system engineering, design, analysis of alternatives, right-of-way acquisition and construction consultancy.The final ATM system could include occasional use of the shoulder, connected vehicle technology, variable speed limit signage and traffic jam detection and alerts. PennDOT could also implement features like ramp metering, junction control, dynamic lane assignments, and multimodal strategies in tandem with shoulder use....
  • Gail Ciampa: Racial issues simmer in R.I. food community

    08/22/2017 2:17:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | August 21, 2017 | Gail Ciampa, Journal Food Editor
    Bakery owners and a chef are pushing fairness, equity and hoping to change the status quo. Debates on racism are raging today. You’ve seen the images and read the stories of what’s happening around the country. Very close to home, in Providence, bakery owners and a chef are addressing difficult issues that are simmering in their businesses. The hospitality community, it seems, is hardly immune to many forms of racism. Last week, an argument between patrons at Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street took on racial overtones that the store manager didn’t recognize and deal with. A woman of color...
  • Rhode Island pols criticize Trump transgender military ban

    07/26/2017 1:15:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Rep. David Cicilline and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed are among the Rhode Island politicians criticizing President Donald Trump's announcement that he would bar transgender people from serving in the military. Cicilline, who is gay, tweeted out shortly after Wednesday's announcement that transgender service members are heroes. The Republican president should "stop using them as political props," he wrote. Fellow Democrat Reed, the ranking member on the Armed Services Committee, pointed out that Wednesday was the anniversary of President Harry Truman's order desegregating the United States Armed Forces.....