Whitehouse: GOP may bend on sequester, taxes


U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
 
Sheldon Whitehouse is the only Southern New England lawmaker taking part in major budget talks.
 
 
 

House worker yells during vote, escorted away
A woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer has been removed from the...
 

Shutdown blocks new pens from RI's AT Cross Video
The CEO of Iconic pen-maker A.T. Cross also quashed rumors the company is leaving Rhode Island.
 

Jack Reed, other RI Dems still undecided on Syria Video
No Democrat in Rhode Island's delegation has publicly supported President Obama's request so far.
 

Q&A: Jack Reed on the latest in the Syria crisis Video
WPRI 12 will have more reaction to a possible military strike starting on Eyewitness News at 5.
 

Joe Kennedy III ranked 23rd-richest in Congress
The 32-year-old Massachusetts Democrat's net worth is at least $15.2 million.
 

GOP pushes rising stars amid calls for solutions
BOSTON (AP) — Republican officials are looking to promote a fresh group of diverse rising stars to...
 

7 Democrats, 5 Republicans vying for US House seat
BOSTON (AP) — Seven Democrats and three Republicans have qualified for the primary ballot in the state's...
 

Brown rejects bill to pay egg donors for research
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have made it legal to pay women...
 

Jesse Jackson sees ex-congressman son sentenced to 2 and a-half years
WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson says it's been "an extraordinarily difficult time"...
 
 
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Political News


'Obama' filmmaker charged in NY in campaign…
NEW YORK (AP) ? A conservative scholar and author known recently for his critical works on President Barack Obama was indicted…
 

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

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

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Nesi's Notes


Taveras loses campaign field director
With less than three weeks before the Democratic primary, Providence mayor and gubernatorial candidate Angel Taveras has…
 

WPRI 12/Journal Poll: Raimondo takes the…
By Ted Nesi PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – General Treasurer Gina Raimondo has overtaken Providence Mayor Angel Taveras in…
 

WPRI 12/Journal Poll: Magaziner takes big…
By Ted Nesi PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Democrat Seth Magaziner has jumped out to a double-digit lead over his rival…
 

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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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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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