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  • Senate Dems Pen Letter Indicating Fight Against Jeff Sessionsí AG Nomination

    11/30/2016 7:57:13 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30, 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Senate Democrats are making it clear that Sen. Jeff Sessions will not have an easy time being confirmed as President-elect Donald J. Trumpís first attorney general. In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Democrats on the committee pushed for extensive confirmation hearings, indicating that they plan resistance, despite the fact that they referred to him as ďa colleagueĒ with whom they ďhave a personal and cordial relationship.Ē The senators also requested that Grassley allow for outside witnesses to testify on Sessionsí track record on immigration, civil and voting rights, womenís rights, and government oversight due...
  • Hillary Clinton spotted browsing books post-election

    11/22/2016 12:52:56 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 119 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 22, 2016 | Jackie Salo
    Whether itís walking in the woods or catching up on reading, Hillary Clinton appears to be enjoying more leisurely activities than running a contentious presidential campaign. On Sunday, Clinton was spotted browsing books at The Savoy Bookstore in Waverly, Rhode Island, according to the Westerly Sun. She was joined by Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and son-in-law Marc Mezvinky, as well as her grandchildren, Charlotte and Aidan. The visit was a surprise to bookstore employees and shoppers, who sensed something was about to happen when black SUVs and men wearing earpieces rolled up to the store. Employee Jessica Wick took to...
  • Long lines frustrate R.I. voters

    11/08/2016 2:10:38 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 30 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | 11/8/2016; 1:04 P.M. EST | Paul Edward Parker
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Reports are coming in from several locations around the state of long lines at the polls, driven by high turnout that has overwhelmed the ballot-counting machines. "The volume is so high it's causing the backlog," said Tony Pires, the director of administration in Pawtucket. "The turnout is so large that one machine can't keep up with the volume." Pires added, "It doesn't seem to be a local issue. It seems to be state-wide." Lines of two hours have been reported at Summit Commons on Hillside Avenue in Providence. Pires also said voting machines were overwhelmed at the...
  • Hundreds in R.I. turn out for parade to defend wearing yoga pants (AP Photos)

    10/23/2016 4:49:09 PM PDT · by tekrat · 93 replies
    Hundreds of women, girls and other supporters proudly donned their yoga pants Sunday afternoon as they peacefully paraded around the Rhode Island neighborhood of a man who derided the attire as tacky and ridiculous. Alan Sorrentino says the response to the letter to the editor, printed in The Barrington Times Wednesday, has been ďviciousĒ and that heís received death threats. He implored marchers to stay away from his home and maintained the letter was meant to be humorous. But organizers say the so-called yoga pants parade wasnít a protest against Sorrentino specifically but part of a bigger movement against misogyny...
  • ĎYoga pants paradeí planned after manís letter to the editor

    10/21/2016 5:15:55 PM PDT · by digger48 · 97 replies
    WISH ^ | October 21, 2016 | Courtney Caligiuri
    BARRINGTON, R.I. (WPRI) ó In just a short amount of time, more than 100 women have made plans to wear yoga pants and march in a parade down a street in Barrington. The parade comes in response to a Barrington Times letter to the editor written by a town man about his dislike for yoga pants. The backlash to Barrington resident Alan Sorrentinoís letter came almost immediately, with many women taking offense and sharing their feelings on social media and the Barrington Times website. WPRIís news partners at The Providence Journal spoke to the woman who organized the event and...
  • First US Offshore Wind Plant Costs $17,600 Per Home Powered

    10/12/2016 6:28:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 11, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    Americaís first offshore wind power plant will cost about $17,600 dollars to build per home it will power. Three miles off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, the wind farm is supposed to generate enough energy to power 17,000 homes, but will cost $300 million to build five turbines. This cost is just to build the turbines, not to operate them. The extremely high cost of offshore wind doesnít worry environmentalists and progressives, however, because, as Salon.com says about the project, ďitís the precedent that counts.Ē Despite the extremely high cost, federal officials want to power a whooping 23...
  • Juanita Broaddrick barraged with dozens of hate messages from Hillary trolls

    09/30/2016 11:31:25 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    American Mirror ^ | September 30, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    Juanita Broaddrick has accused Bill Clinton of raping her in 1978, and most recently, sheís challenged Chelsea Clintonís complaints about ďattacksĒ on her parents. Now, Hillaryís trolls are making Broaddrick pay the price for speaking up. The retired Arkansas nursing home administrator shared exclusively with The American Mirror some of the awful messages social media users have sent her over the last two days.
  • Fishermen Question Obamaís Ocean ĎMonumentí Preserve

    09/30/2016 11:39:40 AM PDT · by Spaghetti Man · 10 replies
    The Sandpaper ^ | September 28, 2016 | Maria Scandale
    Commercial fishing boat owners and groups are reacting to the executive action taken by President Obama that created a marine national preserve in the North Atlantic on Sept. 15. They say that banning commercial fishing there is unnecessary, since the fishing industry has already been working with government agencies on conservation measures.
  • Navyís futuristic destroyer makes port call in Rhode Island

    09/08/2016 4:50:39 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 37 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | September 8, 2016 4:07 pm | AP
    Not an AP photo: NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) ó The U.S. Navyís futuristic Zumwalt destroyer has arrived in Rhode Island for its first port visit since leaving the shipyard to join the fleet. The stealthy destroyer arrived at Naval Station Newport Thursday afternoon. It left Bath Iron Works in Maine, where it was built, on Wednesday. Itís headed to its commissioning in Baltimore, then to its homeport in San Diego.
  • North Carolina General Election September 8, 2016

    09/08/2016 9:34:34 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 17 replies
    Suffolk University ^ | 9/8/16 | Suffolk U
    Statement of Methodology: This survey of 500 likely North Carolina general election voters was conducted between September 5 and September 7, 2016, and is based on live telephone interviews of adults who indicated they were likely to vote in the November 2016 general election for president. Each areaís quota and demographic information -- including race and age -- was determined from previous like elections and 2010 Census data. Samples of both standard landline and cell phones were called using a probability-proportionate-to-size method, which means that the phone numbers assigned to each county were proportional to the number of likely voters...
  • Trump Is Only Down 3 Points In Rhode Island ó A State Obama Won By 27 Points

    09/07/2016 12:19:56 PM PDT · by FenwickBabbitt · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/07/2016 | Alex Pappas
    Donald Trump, according to a new poll, is down just three points on Hillary Clinton in the traditionally-reliable Democratic state of Rhode Island, a state Barack Obama won by 27 points in 2012. A poll released Wednesday from Bostonís Emerson College shows Clinton at 44 percent, Trump at 41 percent, Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson at 8.4 percent and Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 3.5 percent. ... The college polled the presidential race in six New England states and New Jersey. The results show Clinton ahead in all seven states, though the contests are tight in Rhode Island, New...
  • Free Tampons and Pads Are Making Their Way to U.S. Colleges, High Schools and Middle Schools

    09/06/2016 4:32:57 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 6, 2016 | Abigail Jones
    Brown University's student body president will be hand-delivering menstrual products into all nonresidential bathrooms with the help of 20 other students as classes begin this week, and, as of this fall, New York City public school students will provide free tampons and pads in all school buildings with sixth through 12th graders. [Snip] "There's been a lot of conversation about why pads and tampons are a necessity, not a luxury, but not a lot of action. We wanted to take it into our own hands," says Nguyen, a senior studying education policy. "Low-income students struggle with having the necessary funding...
  • ...HERMINE HEADED FOR THE FLORIDA GULF COAST...

    08/31/2016 2:42:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 08-31-2016 | NOAA
  • Tropical Storm Hermine (GOM) and TD 8 (Atlantic)

    08/28/2016 3:03:58 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 216 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 28 August 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is heating up. Two tropical systems are taking aim at the United States. Tropical Depression Eight (Hermine) is expected to brush the Outer Banks of NC. Tropical Depression Nine (Ian) is in the Gulf of Mexico, anticipated to affect the Florida coast. Public Advisories: Ian(TD 9) Hermine (TD 8)Discussions: Ian (TD9) Hermine (TD 8)
  • Anti-Catholic Bias @ Catholic college

    08/19/2016 7:26:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 19, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    With increasing frequency, it is getting harder and harder for conservative Catholics, no matter how well credentialed they are, to get hired in academia, particularly in Catholic universities. When he was still teaching at SUNY, author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., told me that his enthusiasm for the Latin Mass was met with more hostility in Catholic colleges and universities than at the State University of New York, where they thought it was exotic. In the latest issue of Modern Age, a quarterly review, English professor Anthony Esolen recalls his own experiences a quarter century ago when he went to work...
  • Congressman asks Obama to keep classified intel from Trump

    07/28/2016 6:40:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2016 12:13 AM EDT
    A Rhode Island congressman says heís asking President Barack Obama to withhold classified materials and briefings from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the interest of national security. U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Obama on Wednesday. [Ö] Cicilline says Trumpís ďcall for hostile foreign actionĒ goes beyond partisan politics and ďrepresents a threat to the republic itself.Ē Ö
  • Mark Weiner dies at 62; was RI Democratic fixture and friend of Clintons

    07/27/2016 1:53:18 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 35 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | Jul 26, 2016 at 11:03 PM | Edward Fitzpatrick
    Mark S. Weiner died while following his heart, heading to see his lifelong friends, the Clintons. On Tuesday morning, the longtime Democratic Party activist and major fundraiser rose, eager to travel to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to hear a speech by his longtime friend, former President Bill Clinton, and to see Hillary Clinton become the first female nominee for president from a major party. During his speech at the convention Tuesday night, Bill Clinton said he and Hillary cried when they heard of Weiner's death. ďHe was getting dressed to come to the convention,Ē former Providence Mayor Joseph...
  • Senator: Navy Evaluates Commanders Based On Climate Change Views

    07/01/2016 10:21:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse recently told people gathered in New York City that global warming ďdenialĒ hurts U.S. soldiers in the field and that the ďmain problemĒ with the military is its reluctance to join the climate crusade. ďThe problem has been that the uniformed military has been reluctant to put its voice into Ė or its image into this fight,Ē Whitehouse said, according to a YouTube video posted Thursday. [dcquiz] ďBut, itís hard to put a panel of people in uniform in front of the Environmental and Public Works Committee and say, you know, Iím a general,...
  • Hacker Docs Show DNC Allied With Hillary Clinton Against Bernie Sanders

    06/18/2016 6:51:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2016 | Dustin stockton
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sandersí primary campaign was undermined by supposedly neutral party officials, according to a document snatched from Democratic National Committee by the hacker who calls himself ďGuccifer 2.0.Ē The document shows that Clinton and the DNC have been working in together against Sanders from at least the spring of 2015. The document, dated May 26, 2015, shows that the DNC had already chosen Clinton as the partyís expected nominee and was going to work with reporters from mainstream outlets to downplay Clintonís negatives and to highlight her positives throughout the course of the primary. The document was created...
  • Fox News Anchor Joins Left in Calling For Assault Weapons Ban(gretchen)

    06/15/2016 5:58:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/15/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Calling for more gun control in the wake of mass shootings has become the norm for the president, politicians, and pundits alikeóand Orlando has been no different. This time, however, a more surprising face has joined the bandwagon: Fox Newsí Gretchen Carlson. ďYes, the Orlando massacre was terror,Ē she said, ďBut thereís no doubt that Omar Mateen was able to kill so many people because he was firing an AR-15, a military style assault weapon, a weapon easier to buy in the state of Florida than buying a handgun.Ē Letís break for a moment here to point out that right...
  • Rainbow Flags With #ShootBack Written on Them Found in West Hollywood

    06/16/2016 8:22:16 PM PDT · by cll · 48 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 06/16/2016 | Ted Chen
    Rainbow flag signs with "#ShootBack" written on them were found plastered across West Hollywood on Thursday morning, causing a stir among residents and condemnation from city leaders, less than a week after the shooting rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The flags, blending a snake symbol used by the Tea Party with the symbol for gay pride, were found all over the Southern California city Thursday morning, including in front of City Hall and one of the city's most popular gay bars, the Abbey. Crews worked all afternoon to remove the signs. City leaders say even though they're still...
  • Why Democrats aren't pushing an assault weapons ban

    06/16/2016 5:54:13 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/16/16 | Sarah Wheaton and John Bresnahan
    In a private meeting of Democrats on Wednesday, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) begged his colleagues to push a measure that might have actually prevented Sunday morningís carnage in Orlando: an assault weapons ban. Cicilline was answering the call of President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, to keep ďweapons of warĒ off the streets. But Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi nixed it. Better, she said, to focus on barring terror suspects from buying guns. That measureís a no-brainer for Democrats, she reasoned, and easier to explain to the public. "Itís not that weíre not strong enough to make the...
  • Nancy Pelosi Rejects Gretchen Carlsonís ĎAssault Weaponsí Ban

    06/17/2016 11:57:45 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    During a private meeting on Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rejected the ďassault weaponsĒ ban being pushed my Democrat colleagues and Fox Newsí Gretchen Carlson. Pelosi said Democrats should focus on fights that are actually winnable, and she does not see an AR-15 ban as one of those fights. According to Politico, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) put forward the ďassault weaponsĒ ban, and Pelosi shut it down. She said, ďItís not that weíre not strong enough to make the fight. Itís just that we want to win the fight.Ē Breitbart News reported that Gretchen Carlson took time on air...
  • Firefighters Called ĎTerroristsí For Putting American Flag On Truck

    06/03/2016 3:46:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    Daily caller ^ | June 2, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    A Rhode Island city official called the cityís firefighters ďterroristsĒ and compared them to ISIS for putting an American flag on their firetruck. The firefighters say they have been told to remove the flag by city officials. A local NBC affiliate obtained audio of Central Coventry Fire District Chairman Fred Gralinski making the comparison at a board meeting. ďThey look like a bunch of yahoos,Ē Gralinski said. ďLike in the paper, like ISIS in Syria going to take over a city. I donít think they need that big flag on the back of the truck. Thatís not America to me....
  • Vice President Biden applauds RhodeWorks during visit

    05/30/2016 12:39:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Turn To 10 ^ | May 27, 2016 | Associated Press
    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. ó Vice President Joe Biden said Rhode Island needs to invest in its transportation infrastructure after touring a dilapidated highway bridge he joked is being held up by a children's toy. "For 10 years, you've had Lincoln Logs holding the damn thing up. Go look at it," he told a crowd of local politicians and construction trade and labor leaders who gathered Friday to hear him speak.
  • Hillel's Moment of Truth [Judenrein]

    05/17/2016 10:36:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 1 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Caroline Glick
    Two wars today are being waged against Jewish students on American university campuses. One is substantive, the other is institutional. The plight of the Jews at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island is emblematic of both. The purpose of the substantive war is to deny Jews their freedom as Jews. As the guarantor of Jewish freedom, Israel is the subject of a systematic, multidimensional assault, carried out everywhere on campuses. On a growing number of campuses in the United States, the only Jews who can safely express their views on Israel are those who champion Israelís destruction. Those who support...
  • Researchers Believe Captain Cookís Famed ĎEndeavourí Rests at Bottom of Newport Harbor

    05/04/2016 3:22:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    gCaptain ^ | May 4, 2016 | Scott Malone
    The wreckage of the Endeavour, the storied British ship that 18th-century explorer Captain James Cook sailed through the uncharted South Pacific, may lie a few hundred feet off Rhode Islandís coast in Newport Harbor, researchers said Wednesday. The 105-foot (32-meter) long, three-masted bark, later renamed the Lord Sandwich, had been hired out by the British Royal Navy as a troop transport when it was one of 13 ships deliberately sunk by the British in 1778 in an effort to blockade the harbor.
  • Donald Trump And The Knockout Punch

    04/27/2016 12:50:39 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 42 replies
    CBN News ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Brody
    Donald Trumpís extraordinary Tuesday evening in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware got me thinking: if this GOP presidential process were a prizefight, the referee would have stopped it last night. The announcer would have exclaimed, ď Donald Trump, winner by knockout.Ē The impressiveness of Donald Trumpís clean sweep of the ďAcela Primary StatesĒ on Tuesday isnít in the victories themselves. Everyone knew that Trump would do well on Tuesday in the more moderate northeast. Itís the margin thatís notable. This was a shellacking. The knock on Trump was that he had a ceiling or that when other candidates...
  • April 26 Primary Results

    04/27/2016 8:33:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
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  • How Donald Trump Dominated Tuesdayís Primaries (Acela Primary Alert)

    04/26/2016 11:05:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2016 | Philip Bump
    rump has won every state touching any of the states that voted on Tuesday, save Ohio. Rhode Island and Connecticut are hemmed in by New York and Massachusetts, which Trump won by 35 and 31 points, respectively. Maryland and Delaware are closer to Virginia, which Trump won by a narrower margin -- but that was back on (the original) Super Tuesday, when Marco Rubio was around to chew up 32 percent of the vote. Geographically, this is Trump territory. If you wanted to drive from Trump Tower to any point in the five states, the most it would take you...
  • Donald Trump Shatters His Ceiling (Trump On Way To Nomination)

    04/26/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/26/2016 | Jim Newell
    There wasnít any mystery about how Tuesday nightís five Republican presidential primaries would end up: in Donald Trumpís win column. The only thing to watch were his margins: Could he close out against John Kasich in certain highly educated, suburban congressional districts in Connecticut and Maryland, and could he break a 50 percent statewide winner-take-all threshold in Connecticut? Yes, he could! He could do all of that, and he did. He won every state by double digits and cruised in every congressional district awarding bound delegates. He made a joke of his competition and the #NeverTrump cause, just as he...
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Primary Night Press Conference (4-26-16)

    04/26/2016 5:39:34 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 93 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr. 26 , 2016 | youtube
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016: Mr. Trump will be making post-election remarks from Trump Tower in New York City following the results of the Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island primaries. LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Primary Night Press Conference (4-25-16)
  • ** Live Tuesday 4/26 Election Thread (PA, CT, RI, MD, and DE) **

    04/26/2016 8:30:26 AM PDT · by tatown · 369 replies
    tatown | 4/26/16 | tatown
    Connecticut 28 (P) Closed Delaware 16 (WTA) Closed Maryland 38 (WTA) Closed Pennsylvania 71 (P) Closed Rhode Island 19 (P) Mixed (P) = Proportional, (WTA) = Winner Take All
  • EXCLUSIVE: Kerry, Heinz Family Have Millions Invested In Offshore Tax Havens

    04/26/2016 6:00:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 25, 2016 | Richard Pollock
    Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz have invested millions of U.S. dollars through family trusts in at least 11 offshore tax havens, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The revelation comes on the heels of the release of the Panama Papers, a treasure trove of 11.5 million legal and financial records documenting how some of the worldís richest and most powerful people have used offshore bank accounts to conceal their wealth and avoid taxes.
  • LIVE:Trump Post Election Night Meeting April 26, 2016 Trump Tower 9pm EDT

    04/26/2016 2:51:03 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 2,598 replies
    TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016 NEW YORK, NY TRUMP TOWER 9:00 PM YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to attend a special meeting with Mr. Donald Trump who will make post-election remarks the night of the Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island primaries. Attire-PJs Please RSVP @ nikos1121
  • April 26 GOP Primary Primer (CT, DE, MD, PA, RI) - Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016172 of 2,472 delegates(118 bound)
  • RI and CT GOP Primary Poll, Trump Leads, with Kasich in Second

    04/25/2016 1:56:52 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 23 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 4/25/16 | Gravis
    Coming off a big victory in New York last Tuesday, GOP front runner Donald J. Trump appears to be making a positive impact on likely Republican voters and seems to be on his way to victory in Connecticut and Rhode Island tomorrow. One of the most accurate non-partisan political research firms from Winter Springs, Fla Ė Gravis Marketing, conducted a random survey of 964 likely Republican Primary voters in Connecticut and 566 likely Republican Primary voters in Rhode Island. The polls were conducted from April 23rd through the 24th and have margins of error of Ī 3%/Ī 4% at a...
  • New Northeast Polls: Donald Trump Beats the Wunderkinds CombinedÖ

    04/25/2016 1:32:51 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 25, 2016 | Sundance
    In their vain effort to thwart the will of the electorate, that answer is now transparent. Candidate Trump is simply thumping them both in the polling for the Northeast States tomorrow: 3 candidate 3 states According to the latest PPP Polling released today (full pdf below), candidate Donald Trump is not only beating the Wunderkinds individually; heís also beating them collectively. Additionally interesting is some of the polling internal data which shows Senator Ted Cruz continuing to implode when the electorate is asked if they like him. Cruzís unfavorable rating continues to skyrocket. (Via PPP) [Ö] Donald Trump getting a...
  • Trump relentlessly mocks Kasich: 'I have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion'

    04/25/2016 1:18:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/25/2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump relentlessly mocked Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign-trail eating habits on Monday. During a rally in Rhode Island, the Republican presidential frontrunner said that the Ohio governor should learn from Trump's children, whom Trump has urged to eat modest portions of food. "Did you see him? He has a news conference all the time when he's eating. I have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion," Trump said of Kasich. He continued: "I'd say, 'Children, small, little bites.' This guy takes a pancake and he's shoving it in his mouth. It's disgusting. Do you want...
  • RI and CT GOP Primary Poll, Trump Leads, with Kasich in Second

    04/25/2016 11:17:05 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 31 replies
    Gravis ^ | April 26, 2016 | Gravis Marketing
    Connecticut Trump: 54% Kasich: 27% Unsure: 10% Cruz: 9% Rhode Island Trump: 58% Kasich: 21% Unsure: 11% Cruz: 10%
  • Clinton, Sanders close in CT/PA/RI; Trump Headed for Big Wins (59% CT, 51% PA, 61% RI)

    04/25/2016 7:23:07 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 34 replies
    hings arenít nearly so competitive on the Republican side, with Donald Trump getting a majority of voters in each state. Heís strongest in Rhode Island where he gets 61% to 23% for John Kasich, and 13% for Ted Cruz. The numbers are very similar in Connecticut with Trump getting 59% to 25% for Kasich, and 13% for Cruz. Things are a little bit different in Pennsylvania where Trumpís share of the vote isnít as high (51%) and Cruz edges out Kasich 25/22 for second place. None of these states are particularly amenable to the ĎNever Trumpí movement. Trump has the...
  • LIVE:3 Trump 4/25/2016, Warwick, RI @ 1pm West Chester PA @ 4pm @ Wilkes-Barre PA @ 7pm EDT.

    04/25/2016 3:15:38 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,303 replies
    Warwick, RI Warwick (Listeni/ňąw…ír…™k/ WORR-ik, more locally /ňąw…Ēňźrw…™k/) is a city in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States. It is the second largest city in the state, with a population of 82,672 at the 2010 census. Its mayor has been Scott Avedisian since 2000. Founded by Samuel Gorton in 1642, Warwick has witnessed major events in American history. The City of Warwick (and T.F. Green Airport) is located approximately 12 miles (19 km) south of downtown Providence, 63 miles (101 km) southwest of Boston, Massachusetts, and 171 miles (275 km) northeast of New York City. Warwick was decimated during King...
  • Rhode Island Poll: 90% of Female Voters Reject Senator Ted Cruz (LOL)

    04/25/2016 1:04:55 AM PDT · by onyx · 36 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | APRIL 25, 2016 | Sundance
    Rhode Island Poll: 90% of Female Voters Reject Senator Ted Cruz For the past several weeks Senator Ted Cruz has been running a presidential campaign based on a strategy to ‚Äėwin despite the voters‚Äô. The latest Brown University poll (full pdf below) of Rhode Island voters highlights why.The Brown U Poll shows Donald Trump with a lead of 38%, Governor Kasich second with 25% and Ted Cruz in dead last with only 14% support.(FULL POLL DATA LINK) The poll surveyed a random sample of 600 registered Rhode Island voters who are likely to vote in the presidential primaries. It...
  • Ted Cruz: Trump Is ĎAfraidí to Debate

    04/20/2016 8:23:27 PM PDT · by writer33 · 290 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/20/16 | Pam Key
    Wednesday while campaigning in Hershey PA, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)said his rival Donald Trump was ďafraid of a debateĒ with him because he lacked ďsubstantive solutionsĒ on policy. Cruz said, ďWhat I agree is that the Democratic process works, and Donald whines and complains when the voters reject him. The voters are going to decide. Weíve won five states in a row. Donald won his home state, which surprised nobody. And itís the people ó we are seeing Republicans uniting behind our campaign. Because if Donald is the nominee, Hillary wins and she wins by double digits....
  • Donald Trump Loses Weekend Delegate Fight in Five States

    04/10/2016 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 225 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | Apr. 10, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    Donald Trumpís effort to reset his campaign following defeat in Wisconsin showed no signs of paying off this weekend, as a series of technical failures by his campaign set his hopes back even further. From Thursday to Saturday, Trump suffered setbacks in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina and Indiana that raise new doubts about his campaignís preparedness for the long slog of delegate hunting as the GOP race approaches a possible contested convention. He lost the battle on two fronts. Cruz picked up 28 pledged delegates in Colorado. In the other states, rival campaigns were able to place dozens of...
  • 16 Democrat AGs Begin Inquisition Against ĎClimate Change Disbelieversí

    04/04/2016 9:02:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 101 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4/4/16 | Hans von Spakovsky. Cole Wintheiser
    Beginning in 1478, the Spanish Inquisition systematically silenced any citizen who held views that did not align with the kingís. Using the powerful arm of the government, the grand inquisitor, Tomas de Torquemada, and his henchmen sought out all those who held religious, scientific, or moral views that conflicted with the monarchís, punishing the ďhereticsĒ with jail sentences, property confiscation, fines, and in severe cases, torture, and execution. One of the lasting results of the Spanish Inquisition was a stifling of speech, thought, and scientific debate throughout Spain. By treating one set of scientific views as absolute, infallible, and above...
  • $15 minimum-wage movement sets sights on more states

    04/01/2016 1:48:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 4:26 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz and David Klepper
    California and New York ó where almost 1 in 5 Americans live ó are on their way to raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the activists who spearheaded those efforts are now setting their sights on other similarly liberal, Democratic-led states. Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington are among the states with active ďFight for $15Ē efforts, and even economic experts who oppose the increased rate see it gaining momentum. ďThere is lots of pressure to do this,Ē said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former Congressional Budget Office director who is now president of...
  • House bans use of EBT food-assistance cards at strip clubs, casinos, liquor stores

    03/18/2016 3:30:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 69 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | March 17, 2016 | Katherine Gregg
    Before voting nay, Rep. Edith Ajello, D-Providence, said she supported the thrust of the bill, but felt ó as the state's director of human services does ó that the proposed penalties are too harsh. First offense: a one-month reduction in benefits; second offense: a three-month reduction in benefits. Anyone caught three times would be disqualified from the direct cash assistance program for a year.
  • The Left Is Embracing Orwellian Policies to Go After ĎClimate Deniersí

    03/14/2016 2:06:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 3/14/16 | Kim Holmes
    Just when we thought liberalism can‚Äôt get any more authoritarian, the Obama administration reminds us that it can.Attorney General Loretta Lynch recently confirmed that she had ‚Äúreferred‚ÄĚ the ‚Äúmatter‚ÄĚ of whether climate change ‚Äúdeniers‚ÄĚ should be brought to court on racketeering charges to the FBI.Yes, that‚Äôs right. If you happen to disagree with the administration‚Äôs views of global warming, you could face a civil suit accusing you of fraud and corruption. This represents a breathtaking corruption of the law. Laws designed to catch mafia figures on corruption charges could be twisted to punish Americans whose only crime is to contest...
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    03/09/2016 6:37:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 74 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/9/16 | melanie hunter
    .....Loretta Lynch acknowledged Wednesday that there have been discussions within the Department of Justice about possibly pursuing civil action against so-called climate change deniers.