Federal Budget News

Reed and Whitehouse pushing to avoid shutdown


 
U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are pressing House Republicans to avoid a government shutdown, saying their failure to pass a short-term measure to keeping the government running would hinder economic recovery, hurt working families and hit Rhode Island.
 
 
 

GOP moderates push back on tea party spending cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Midway between the 2012 and 2014 election campaigns, moderate Republican conservatives...
 

Obama says GOP won't force government shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he doesn't think congressional Republicans will force...
 

Time to take a bite out of food stamps?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Food stamps look ripe for the picking, politically speaking.
 

Pentagon: We're not crying wolf over budget cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon officials insist they are not crying wolf when they say proposed budget...
 

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Political News

'Obama' filmmaker charged in NY in campaign fraud


NEW YORK (AP) ? A conservative scholar and author known recently for his critical works on President Barack Obama was indicted in New York on charges he violated campaign finance laws, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
 
 
 

South Sudan, rebels sign cease-fire
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) ? South Sudan's government and rebels signed a cease-fire deal Thursday that...
 

Obama: South Sudan deal a 'critical first step'
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama says the cease-fire deal in South Sudan is a critical first...
 

Justin Bieber's arrest latest sign of trouble
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) ? When he debuted five years ago, Justin Bieber was a mop-haired heartthrob, clean...
 

Mormon church defends Utah liquor laws
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ? The Mormon church has issued a sweeping defense of Utah's famously strict liquor...
 

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White House News
 
 

Nesi's Notes


3 charts that show how construction has…
The Rhode Island Construction Coalition, a newly formed industry group, released a short paper today put together by Bryant…
 

Moody’s: Failure of RI pension settlement…
By Ted Nesi PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A top Wall Street ratings agency is ringing an alarm bell over the recent rejection…
 

Gordon Fox puts his East Side home on the…
By Tim White PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Former House Speaker Gordon Fox has put his Gorton Street home on the market and…
 

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Newsmakers


Newsmakers 1/16: Gov. Lincoln Chafee
This week: Governor Chafee talks about his proposed budget, his priorities - and Bill Belichick.
 

Newsmakers 1/3: Secretary of State candidate…
Newsmakers: Secretary of State candidate Nellie Gorbea, Quonset Ex. Dir. Steven King
 

Newsmakers 1/9: State Reps. Mattiello,…
This week: House Majority Leader Nicholas Mattiello and House Minority Leader Brian Newberry.
 

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White House News


Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month,…
 

Obama to address situation in Egypt this…
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in…
 

With kids at camp, Obama finds time for…
WEST TISBURY, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is filling his Martha's Vineyard vacation with golf, visits with friends…
 

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Rhode Island (change)

 
Gov. Lincoln Chafee, the first independent in his position, has his work cut out for him: fix the state's finances and help 66,000 unemployed Rhode Islanders get back to work.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Lincoln Chafee
Lieutenant Governor: Elizabeth Roberts
Attorney General: Peter Kilmartin
State Treasurer: Gina Raimondo
Secretary of State: Ralph Mollis

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