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  • Education Expert: Political Elites Only See Children As Cogs In A Machine

    11/08/2015 8:04:38 AM PST · by · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Joy Pullmann, a nationally-recognized education expert, claims that "normal people in fly-over country" feel exploited by cultural and political elites who have moved from not listening to the people, to exploiting them. What worries the education expert - who is now the managing editor of The Federalist - the most about a Hillary Clinton presidency is "the distaste factor" stemming from the former secretary of state raising her child with nannies. According to Pullmann, Hillary is "so out of touch" with so little to share with parents. Pullmann continues in the exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation by...
  • Lincoln Chafee withdraws from Democratic 2016 race

    10/23/2015 6:02:19 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/2015 | Fox News
    Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee withdrew Friday from the Democratic presidential race, further narrowing the already thin field of competitors facing front-runner Hillary Clinton. Chafee, who has struggled to gain traction in the polls, announced his decision at a Women's Leadership Forum conference where other candidates also were speaking. "After much thought I have decided to end my campaign for president today," Chafee said, while reminding the audience of his "prosperity through peace" campaign slogan. Appealing for less U.S. military intervention abroad, he said: "I would like to take this opportunity one last time to advocate for a chance...
  • Democrats Debate: Two Hours Iíll Never Get Back

    10/15/2015 5:41:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | October 15, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Itís over. The Democratic Partyís first debate just ended, and my main takeaway is how sad it is that the party of JFK has been reduced to five elderly white people arguing over who can out nut-job each other. For all his problems, Kennedy was a tax-cutting anti-communist who loved and defended this country whose values have no place in todayís Democratic Party. I donít know what country those candidates were talking about, but it sounds awful. It has a rigged system that keeps down minorities, women, gays, men, aliens, animals, trees, anything living and most things dead. But somehow...
  • Poll: Who won the October 13 Democratic debate?

    10/14/2015 10:59:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | October 14, 2015
    If you want to vote in this poll, click the link.
  • Pressure on Clinton to keep rivals at bay -- and Biden on sidelines -- in 1st debate

    10/13/2015 9:30:58 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | October 12, 2015 | Staff
    Frontrunner Clinton prepares to debate surging Sanders Hillary Clinton faces heavy pressure during the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday to outperform primary rivals cutting into her lead and perhaps keep her biggest potential challenger on the sidelines. Vice President Biden, still mulling a bid, is not expected to be on stage in Las Vegas. But heíll surely be watching as the former secretary of state spars in person for the first time with her 2016 Democratic opponents. And those candidates have not been shy about casting Clinton as a calculating candidate swaying with the political winds. Most recently, Clinton has...
  • Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz Thinks Women Will Really Believe This

    10/12/2015 2:11:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush ^ | October 12, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I'm telling you, Snerdley, do not discount this. We've been making this mistake now since the early nineties. The left will go out, the Democrats, somebody will say something just totally outrageous, like all these clowns that predicted the end of the earth in ten years if we didn't clean up the oceans, or name your prediction. Twenty years ago, or 40 years ago, if we didn't fix global warming in 20 years we weren't gonna be able to inhabit the East Coast, all of these things. Or take this food's gonna kill you, that food's gonna save you,...
  • Why Bernie Sanders isnít going to be president, in five words

    10/12/2015 1:42:41 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/12/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Here's an exchange from Bernie Sanders's appearance on "Meet the Press" on Sunday: CHUCK TODD: Are you a capitalist? @BernieSanders: No. I'm a Democratic Socialist. And, in those five words, Sanders showed why ó no matter how much energy there is for him on the liberal left ó he isn't getting elected president. Why? Because Democrat or Republican (or independent), capitalism remains a pretty popular concept ó especially when compared to socialism. A 2011 Pew Research Center survey showed that 50 percent of people had a favorable view of capitalism, while 40 percent had an unfavorable one. Of socialism, just...
  • Trump says people will turn off tomorrow's Democratic primary debate Ė because he's not in it!

    10/12/2015 9:34:24 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 12, 2015 | David Martosko
    Trump says people will turn off tomorrow's Democratic primary debate Ė because he's not in it! 'I think people are going to turn it on for a couple of minutes and then fall asleep,' Trump told a Fox News audience Claimed 'a person at CNN' said that 'we have to put Donald Trump in this debate. We're going to die with it' First two GOP debates drew 24 million and 23 million viewers, largely on the strength of Trump's participation Hammered Obama for '60 Minutes' appearance: 'I watched his performance last night and I thought it was terrible' Tuesday's first...
  • Star Parker On Just How Much ĎBlacks Lives Matterí to Democrats

    10/17/2015 10:08:09 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 19 replies
    Black Community News ^ | October 15, 2015 by News Editor | October 15, 2015 by News EditorStarr Parker
    Star Parker appeared on CNN the morning after the Democratic candidate debate to discuss just how much liberals care about black lives. The other guest was Patti Solis Doyle, Hillary Clintonís former campaign manager. And Star didnít waste time getting to the bottom line. ďWell, we had five, white, wealthy liberals trying to convince us ó to one-up each other ó that black lives matter so much to them that theyíre going to do more of the same: big government. Theyíre going to have more policy to trap them in poor communities. Theyíre going to have more policies to trap...
  • Donald Trump 32% Crushes GOP Field In Latest New Hampshire Gravis PollingÖ

    10/09/2015 6:52:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 90 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 9, 2015 | Sundance
    The latest New Hampshire poll shows a far more engaged electorate continuing to be a thorn in the side of the 2015/16 GOPe scheme to anoint Jeb Bush. In addition, the ruse candidates, Fiorina and Rubio have exhausted their media-fueled surge and remain static alongside Jeb Bush at 8%.John Kasichís ground game and almost exclusive attention to New Hampshire has garnered him a position just above Jeb, Carly and Marco. However, the vulgarians are determined to Make America Great Again!Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 1,035 registered voters in New Hampshire regarding the presidential election...
  • Georgia voters throw their peanuts to Trump (Peanut Poll @ Georgia National Fair in Perry)

    10/09/2015 10:31:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    Of nearly 460 people who voted, about 38 percent cast a peanut for Trump. Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon, came in second with about 24 percent of the peanuts. Nearly all candidates - even Joe Biden, who has not announced whether heíll run - found fans at the fair. Lincoln Chafee, the former U.S. senator and governor of Rhode Island, was ďstill looking for his first vote,Ē noted guest announcer Gary Black, the stateís agriculture commissioner. For that matter, so were Republicans Georgia Pataki and Jim Gilmore. For Democrats, Hillary Clinton ended the day with 64 legumes stacked up in...
  • Muslim Rape Gang in Rhode Island ( from Saudi Arabia )

    10/08/2015 7:59:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 8, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. ó Four male Johnson & Wales University students have been arrested in connection with a reported sexual assault and alleged drugging of two female students at the university. The police have charged Mohammed Alsaqer, a 20-year-old sophomore, and Yazeed Alasiri, a 23-year-old senior, both from Saudi Arabia, with assaulting the women at the young menís residence in Pawtucket after meeting the women at a nightclub in Providence on Thursday night. Late Tuesday night, Pawtucket police charged two more Johnson & Wales students ó Mohammed Aljohani, 20, and Tareq Alharbi, 22 ó with first-degree sexual assault.
  • 800-pound man kicked out of hospital for ordering pizza

    10/08/2015 5:00:01 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies ^ | october 7, 2015
    A man who tips the scale at close to 800 pounds says he has nowhere to go after being kicked out of a hospital weight loss program for ordering pizza. Now he rides in the back of an SUV†while his father drives the roads of Rhode Island, looking for someone who can help. Steven Assanti, 33, said his eating addiction has led him to this place, living in the back of his dad's SUV with nowhere else to go. For the past 80 days, Assanti was getting the help he needed in a†Rhode Island hospital†where he lost 20 pounds. But...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Brown University rescinds honorary degree from Bill Cosby....

    09/29/2015 4:28:20 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 1:17 AM | Ginger Adams Otis
    Bill Cosby lost yet another honorary degree Monday, this time from Brown University. It was the first time the Rhode Island institution ever rescinded an honorary degree, a top official told the Brown Daily Herald, the universityís newspaper. It was the third honorary degree stripped from Cosby in recent weeks amid an ongoing scandal that he drugged and sexually assaulted more than 50 women.
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. ďWe will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,Ē wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. ďIndeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.Ē ďThis is...
  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the presidentís foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as ďone of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country.Ē ďI know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion,Ē Corker added, according...
  • New Labor Day Polls Show Trump Leading in GOP Favorability & Defeating Every Democrat Challenger

    09/05/2015 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 47 replies
    Two Labor Day Polls Portend ĎSplodey Heads For The Anti-Trump AdvocatesÖ. Earlier today Gallup released a poll showing that Trump is the most heavily favored candidate (63% Approval Rating) amid Republicans. A devastating defeat for the establishment GOP (GOPe) who are seeking to push their preferred candidate Jeb Bush. Such substantive favorable opinion of candidate Trump puts the RNC/GOPe in a difficult position as they plot to begin their collective assault against the unpalatable frontrunner. But tonight the news for the Vichy Republican crowd is infinite degrees worse. As they plot the best course of Trumpís annihilation Ė national polls...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitanoís Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channelís Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Foolís Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitanoís core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • Rhode Island Church Taking Unusual Step to Illuminate Its Slavery Role

    08/24/2015 11:31:40 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 23, 2015 | By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. ó One of the darkest chapters of Rhode Island history involved the stateís pre-eminence in the slave trade, beginning in the 1700s. More than half of the slaving voyages from the United States left from ports in Providence, Newport and Bristol ó so many, and so contrary to the popular image of slavery as primarily a scourge of the South, that Rhode Island has been called ďthe Deep North.Ē That history will soon become more prominent as the Episcopal diocese here, which was steeped in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, establishes a museum dedicated to telling that story, the...

    08/22/2015 3:25:13 PM PDT · by Nep Nep · 30 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Fri, Aug 21st 2015 @ 11:08 am EDT | Roy Beck
    BUSH: changed Rating from No Action to VERY HARMFULCARSON: from No Action to VERY GOODCHRISTIE: from No Action to GOODCRUZ: from No Action to VERY GOODFIORINA: from Unhelpful to VERY HARMFULJINDAL: from No Action to VERY GOODPERRY: from No Action to UNHELPFULRUBIO: from No Action to VERY HARMFULTRUMP: from No Action to EXCELLENTIn addition, the following candidates stuck with the positions (and Ratings) that they had previously staked out. (Santorum and Paul deserve special recognition for taking strong stands long before Trump stirred the media's interest this past week.)EXCELLENT: SantorumVERY GOOD: Paul1st STEPS: GrahamNO POSITION: Chaffee, WalkerUNHELPFUL: Biden, Clinton, Sanders,...
  • As Hillary implodes, the Democrats have no real Plan B

    08/22/2015 1:26:48 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 84 replies
    The summer has not been kind to Hillary Clinton. The drip-drip-drip of revelations about her possible misuse and mishandling of classified information threatens to become a deluge in the fall. They have taken a serious toll on her reputation ó and even more notably, her treatment by liberal media figures who surely would rather she be elected even if the Risen Christ were to be the Republican nominee. Democrats are worried ó so worried five donors who raised millions for President Obama as well as Obamaís chief Florida strategist have both sworn off Hillary and joined an effort to draft...
  • East Providence Puts Perfect Puppy Out Of Business -- Must It Pay?

    08/19/2015 1:30:59 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 19, 2015 | George Leef
    In an ideal world, the law would shield people from aggression by others, allowing them to peacefully use their lives, liberties, and property as they desire. In our actual world, however, many people cannot resist the urge to turn the law into a sword Ė into a weapon they can use against anyone who doesnít live or act in ďthe rightĒ way. Examples of such legal plunder and coercive busybodyism pop up constantly. Hereís one that recently came to my attention. The Perfect Puppy is a family owned business in Rhode Island. It sells healthy, well cared-for puppies. Pet stores...
  • Itís too late for Democrats to start rethinking Clintonís 2016 viability [shill alert]

    08/16/2015 10:57:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Dear Democrats: Itís too late to start over. As in, thereís no replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton as your partyís front-runner for the presidential nomination. Not with Vice President Biden ó even if he runs. Not with former vice president Al Gore. (I mean, come on.) Not with your ideal rich-person-with-no-record-and-a-fresh-faced-appeal. This may come as a shock to some of you. After all, you argue, itís only August! The Iowa caucuses wonít be until February! Thatís, like, four political lifetimes. Sure. But modern presidential politics isnít as simple as announcing that youíve decided to run and watching yourself soar to the...
  • Planned Parenthood and the Eugenics Movement

    08/15/2015 9:49:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/15/15 | Joseph Loconte
    There is a haunting familiarity to the arguments defending Planned Parenthoodís sale of body parts from aborted babies for medical research: an echo of another era of medical innovation amid moral ambiguity. Then, as now, the response of cultural leaders ó especially religious leaders ó is a story about the corruption, and potential renewal, of Western civilization. Today weíre told there is no other way to achieve the research results we desire, because fetal tissue is a ďuniquely rich sourceĒ of stem cells, which provide invaluable clues to human development. Second, weíre led to believe that research on aborted babies...
  • Millennial hawk: Why the GOP needs to answer Hillaryís $350B college subsidy plan

    08/13/2015 5:23:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Forget the Twitter blog for emoji responses to how millennials feel about student debt. As the New York Daily News‚Äô Alejandro Alba notes, the condescending approach didn‚Äôt generate much respect from Hillary Clinton‚Äôs target audience. The beleagured Democrat tried to shift attention to policy from the e-mail scandal, focusing on her $350 billion proposal to overhaul higher-education finances, which is in a shambles largely due to federal government intervention in the first place.Mission not accomplished: While some users thought the question was ‚Äúrelatable,‚ÄĚ others believed the question was offensive and condescending.Many users began to reply to the tweet with...
  • Oceanographers solve mystery of beach explosion

    08/13/2015 12:10:33 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | August 13, 2015 | by Todd Mcleish & Provided by: University of Rhode Island
    URI Oceanography Professors John King (second from right) and Arthur Spivack (right) watch as core samples are collected at Salty Brine State Beach following the explosion in July. Credit: Chris Deacutis ============================================================================================================================================= When an explosion beneath the sand at Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett injured a visiting vacationer, state and local police and the bomb squad found no evidence of what may have caused the blast. So state officials turned to scientists at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography for answers. It didn't take long before they had solved the mystery. Janet Coit, director of the...
  • O'Malley: Sparse debate schedule 'undemocratic' (Outrage before the coronation?)

    08/10/2015 9:03:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/10/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is keeping pressure on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to increase the number of Democratic presidential debates. "We're making a big mistake, as Democrats, if we try to limit debate and have an undemocratic process," O'Malley said Monday on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports." "Shame on us as a party if the DNC tries to limit debate and prevents us from being able to put forward a better path for our people that will make the economy work for all of us again," he said. O'Malley ó who trails front-runner Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders...
  • MSM Fails to Note that #SorosMoneyMatters Only Targeting Hillary Opponents

    08/09/2015 10:25:41 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 9, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine if the Koch brothers had financed a group that was regularly disrupting and shutting down events of candidates that they opposed. Does anybody doubt that the Koch connection would come up in the first paragraph, if not the first sentence, of most news stories about such disruptions? Yet somehow, complete silence from the MSM on the connection of George Soros to #BlackLivesMatter†even though he is the providing most of the finances to that organization. Also mysterious is how the MSM also fails to note that Hillary Clinton, whom Soros supports, has not had her events disrupted by #SorosMoneyMatters (also...
  • Sherrod Brown Dodges Obamacare Question At Netroots Nation; Al Gore Deletes Tweet

    06/10/2012 6:48:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/10/12 | Dana Loesch
    Yesterday afternoon at Netroots Nation in Providence, RI, I attempted to ask the embattled Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) about his campaign, specifically his record as the deciding vote for Obamacare. Ohio voters passted an amendment to their constitution outlawing the Democrats' health care law by a wide margin in 2011: Ohioans overwhelmingly rejected the healthcare mandate provisions of Obamacare. They did this by handily passing an amendment to the stateís constitution that reads, in part, as follows: No federal, state, or local law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in...
  • America Tires of Hillary Again

    08/04/2015 1:19:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush ^ | August 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A new Fox poll out yesterday, last night shows Donald Trump is just soaring. Trump is gaining ground on everybody in the GOP field and over Hillary. It's a Fox News poll, NBC poll, and in both of these polls, Hillary, the bottom is starting to fall out identically, exactly as it started to happen in 2008. And that's why the Democrats are starting to push out these stories about what a great guy Biden is and those gaffes that he makes, why, they just make him more lovable. That's old Joe. Telling the guy in a wheelchair to...
  • MSNBC Guest: Hillary ĎWill Die A Death Of A Thousand Cutsí [VIDEO]

    08/02/2015 10:57:31 AM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 65 replies
    Former SC Democratic party chair Dick Harpootlian told MSNBCís Steve Kornacki Sunday Vice President Joe Bidenís consideration of a presidential run actually gives Democrats the best chance of retaining the White House in 2016. Harpootlian said Hillary Clintonís track record will cause her and the Democrats to ďdie a death of a thousand cuts,Ē yet Biden is ďan inspirational figureĒ that voters can rally around. HARPOOTLIAN: I think Hillary comes into the race, as she did in í08 with all kinds of baggageÖ Thereís going to be distractions, we saw just this week with the Wall Street Journal about payments...
  • Rhode Island mandates HPV vaccine for seventh-graders

    07/31/2015 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | By Associated Press
    Seventh-graders in all public and private schools in Rhode Island are now required to get the HPV vaccine. Starting this fall, seventh-graders who do not get the vaccine will not be allowed to attend school unless their parents seek an exemption for medical or religious reasons, the Providence Journal reported Tuesday. Tricia Washburn, chief of the office of immunization for the Rhode Island Department of Health, said the Centers for Disease Control found no safety concerns with the vaccine. "The bottom line is that HPV is the most sexually transmitted disease in the U.S." she said. "We are interested in...
  • Hillary's Such a Terrible Candidate, Obama's Talking About a Third Term

    07/28/2015 3:34:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Craig in Scarsdale, New York. Great to have you on the program. Hello, sir. CALLER: Thank you very much, Rush. I can't believe all these reporters out there who are just dumping on Trump. It's unbelievable. They gotta go back 30 years to find something that can actually stick to this guy. RUSH: No, no. They have to go back 30 years to make up something. CALLER: I'm sorry? RUSH: They had to go back 30 years to make up something. CALLER: To make up something. And not just that. Why don't we go back 30 years and look...
  • R.I. offshore wind farm starts construction

    07/28/2015 9:25:06 AM PDT · by thackney · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/27/15 | Timothy Cama
    The developer of the nationís first commercial-scale offshore wind farm installed the first steel foundation for the project off Rhode Islandís coast. The Sunday installation of Deepwater Wind Block Island Wind Farm came just in time for a Monday tour of the site that will include Obama administration officials, lawmakers and Rhode Islandís governor, among others. ADVERTISEMENT ďIt was a very big moment,Ē Jeffrey Grybowski, Chief Executive Officer of Deepwater Wind, told the Providence Journal shortly after watching the first foundationís installation from a boat. The company had hoped to install the foundation on Thursday, but the weather did not...
  • Researchers predict material with record-setting melting point [4,400 kelvins / 7,460įF]

    07/27/2015 10:36:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | 07-27-2015 | by Kevin Stacey & Provided by: Brown University
    Using powerful computer simulations, researchers from Brown University have identified a material with a higher melting point than any known substance. The computations, described in the journal Physical Review B (Rapid Communications), showed that a material made with just the right amounts of hafnium, nitrogen, and carbon would have a melting point of more than 4,400 kelvins (7,460 degrees Fahrenheit). That's about two-thirds the temperature at the surface of the sun, and 200 kelvins higher than the highest melting point ever recorded experimentally. The experimental record-holder is a substance made from the elements hafnium, tantalum, and carbon (Hf-Ta-C). But these...
  • De Blasio raves about presidential hopeful, but itís not Hillary

    07/25/2015 4:23:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2015 | Rich Calder
    Mayor de Blasio is a big fan of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders ó because the Vermont senator is a proud ďDemocratic socialist.Ē [Snip] De Blasio was quick to correct CNNís Carol Costello after she called Sanders a ďsocialist,Ē telling her the senator is a ďDemocratic socialist.Ē ďI think thereís a lot to like in that title,Ē he gushed.
  • Red-state Democrats fret about leftward shift

    07/25/2015 4:44:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | July 24, 2015 | Kyle Cheney and Rachana Pradhan
    Governorís races in South and Midwest could be lost if party brand becomes too liberal. Centrist Democrats were wiped out in the 2014 elections and in their absence emerged a resurgent liberal movement, embodied most recently by the surprisingly competitive presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. But the suddenly ascendant left ó its populist overtones becoming part of the mainstream Democratic pitch ó is worrying Democrats who want to compete on Republican-leaning turf. The party lost every competitive gubernatorial and Senate race in the South last year. And Democrats didnít fare much better in the heartland. Now, as Bernie...
  • Headstones for veterans' graves plundered to build carport floor

    07/25/2015 6:02:12 PM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/25/15 | Rein
    When headstones on the graves of fallen servicemen crack or fade with age, they're hauled away to be honorably destroyed. Then the Department of Veterans Affairs replaces them. But at veterans' cemetery in Rhode Island, an employee who was supposed to be taking care of the graves pillaged more than 150 granite headstones, many of them still inscribed with the names of the veterans. Then he took the markers home to build a floor for his carport. When investigators arrived at Kevin Maynard's house in Charlestown, R.I., this spring, they came upon an eerie scene, according to a federal affadavit:...
  • Hillary Clintonís Unfavorable Rating Higher Than Those of All Her 2016 Democratic Rivals

    07/25/2015 2:02:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 24, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Hillary Clintonís favorable rating has sunk to a new low as that of her 2016 rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has doubled since March. A Gallup poll released Friday demonstrates that the share of Americans with a favorable view of Clinton has declined from 48 percent in April when she first announced her presidential campaign to 43 percent today. Meanwhile, Sanders is enjoying an incredible surge; the Vermont senatorís favorable rating has doubled since Gallup tested it in March, jumping from 12 to 24 percent. Unfortunately for Clinton, her unfavorable rating has been rising. The share of Americans holding...
  • Lincoln Chafee: Awful Bad, Awful Sad

    07/25/2015 9:39:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 25, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    For the first time in national history, a Rhode Island native son is running for President: Lincoln Chafee. ďStumblingĒ is more accurate, since shortly after declaring an exploratory committee, he fumbled into making himself a full-fledged candidate, and all the campaign finance hoopla which accompanies it. A one-term Republican US Senator, then one-term Independent Governor, Chafee entered the 2016 Presidential Election as a Democrat. Confused? Cable news program Common Sense openly derided his ambitions: ďAre you kidding me?Ē MSNBC took his campaign seriously enough, asked him serious questions, and Chafee already looked like a deer in headlights. Joining the repeal...
  • 911 call from Salty Brine beach blast released

    07/21/2015 11:10:09 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    NBC 10 ^ | 7-21-15 | unattributed
    Narragansett police on Tuesday released a 911 call made after an explosion on Salty Brine State Beach. A Waterbury, Connecticut, woman was injured in the blast. A family member said she was thrown about 10 feet. The caller tells the 911 operator she doesn't know exactly what happened, but that the injured woman needs help. Caller: "Hi, I'm at Salty Brine Beach ... The rock, like, fell on her." Operator: "The rock fell on her? At Salty Brine? Do you know if they're pinned under the rock?" Caller: "I heard a bang. People are saying that the rocks exploded." Operator:...
  • Itís not Dixieís fault

    07/20/2015 8:02:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 17,2015 | Thomas J. Sugrue
    Education remains separate and unequal nearly everywhere in the United States, but Confederate-flag-waving Southerners arenít responsible for the most racially divided schools. That title goes to New York, where 64 percent of black students attend schools with few, if any, white students, according to a recent report by the Civil Rights Project. In fact, the Northeast is the only region where the percentage of black students in extremely segregated schools ó those where at least 90 percent of students are minorities ó is higher than it was in the 1960s. Schools in the South, on the other hand, saw the...
  • The Daily 202: Bernieís base problems

    07/20/2015 5:50:05 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/20/15 | James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck
    PHOENIXóBernie Sanders is unaccustomed to being heckled by protesters. The self-identified democratic socialist was caught off guard here Saturday when African-American and Latino activists jeered him at Netroots Nation. Sandersí inability to control the audience Ė he tried to shut them up and then he tried to yell over them Ė underscores his broader struggle to expand his appeal and highlights why his summer surge is unlikely to last. The huge crowds Sanders draws are overwhelmingly white, and polling consistently shows that virtually all of his support comes from whites. After Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two contests on...
  • Itís time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, itís clear neither Hillary nor Sanders..

    07/18/2015 1:10:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | July 17, 2015 | Sean Illing
    Itís time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, itís clear neither Hillary nor Sanders is the way The presidential election is still sixteen months away, but this much is clear: Hillary Clinton is a vulnerable candidate. Since announcing her candidacy in April, Clintonís stature has steadily slipped. Things got even worse this week. We learned, first, that Bernie Sanders eclipsed Clinton in small, individual donations, which is an indicator of popular support among likely voters. Second, and more problematic, the newest AP poll revealed significant weaknesses among Democrats on a host of issues, including trust, character, and...
  • Feds: Headstones for veterans' graves plundered to build carport floor

    07/14/2015 6:28:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/14/15 | Lisa Rein
    <p>When headstones on the graves of fallen servicemen crack or fade with age, they're hauled away to be honorably destroyed. Then the Department of Veterans Affairs replaces them.</p> <p>But at veterans' cemetery in Rhode Island, an employee who was supposed to be taking care of the graves pillaged more than 150 granite headstones, many of them still inscribed with the names of the veterans. Then he took the markers home to build a floor for his carport.</p>
  • Rhode Islandís Chafee largely funding his own 2016 bid

    07/13/2015 2:15:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2015 1:26 PM EDT | Jennifer McDermott
    Donors have given just $30,000 to Lincoln Chafeeís Democratic run for president, leading him to acknowledge that Democratic competitor Bernie Sanders is filling the role he hoped to play in the 2016 contest. Chafee lent his campaign $364,000, according to federal campaign finance filings. The former Rhode Island governor trails by a wide margin in fundraising. The campaign for Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton said it raised $45 million since mid-April, while Sanders, a Vermont senator, has raised $15 million since he joined the race in late April. ďI always thought that there was fundraising potential for an honest progressive...
  • Report: explosion at Salty Brine Beach (RI)

    07/11/2015 10:25:05 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies ^ | July 11, 2015 | Neil Remiesiewicz
    NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) -Police and firefighters have responded to Salty Brine Beach for a report of an explosion. The Department of Environmental Management confirms that they received reports of an explosion on the beach and a person injured at about 11:15 Saturday morning.
  • Dem. Senator Hopes The DOJ Sues Global Warming ĎDeniersí

    06/25/2015 1:12:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies ^ | june 25, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is not a fan of anyone who disagrees with him about man-made global warming. And at an event hosted by environmentalists, he made it clear just how much he doesnít like skeptics. ďBut, this vast denial apparatus that propagates the false doubt, that props up the phony science, that gets these yahoos who canít survive Ö peer-reviewed scrutiny onto Fox News, onto the cable shows, saying that their scientists, they create an artificial conflict about this and thatís why I think thereís doubt,Ē the Rhode Island Democrat told attendees at a League of Conservation Voters event in...
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>