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  • Catholic Bishop: Joe Biden “Should Not Present Himself for Holy Communion” Because He’s Pro-Abortion

    12/21/2020 6:39:18 PM PST · by xomething · 12 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/18/2020 | Steven Ertelt
    Rhode Island Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin joined a growing chorus of Catholic leaders this week in urging Joe Biden not to present himself for communion because of his pro-abortion stance. Biden claims to be a devout Catholic but holds positions on abortion, family and religious freedom that contradict his faith. Catholic and other Christian leaders have been urging Biden to repent of his support for the evil of abortion, and some bishops have warned him not to receive communion until he does. This week, Tobin told WJAR News 10 that he would ask Biden not to receive communion if he...
  • Democrat governor caught at wine bar after issuing lockdown orders for state residents [RI]

    12/17/2020 5:35:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    https://hotair.com ^ | Karen TownsendPosted at 9:01 pm on December 16, 2020
    Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, a Democrat, issued lockdown orders to the state’s residents and posted a tweet on December 7. She told everyone to stay home and if they do go out, to wear a mask. She relayed the usual kind of we’re-all-in-this-together rhetoric in the post. It’s week two of our pause. I know it's been hard, but I want to thank every Rhode Islander who's following our guidance. Please, stay home except for essential activities & wear a mask anytime you’re with people you don’t live with. Together, we can turn our case numbers around. — Gina...
  • Alert: Republican Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung has ousted Rhode Island's Democratic House speaker, Nicholas Mattiello

    11/03/2020 6:08:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 3, 2020
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Republican Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung has ousted Rhode Island’s Democratic House speaker, Nicholas Mattiello.
  • Rally for victim of officer-involved moped crash devolves into chaos; 21 arrested

    10/21/2020 10:08:31 AM PDT · by VanShuyten · 9 replies
    WPRI 12 ^ | Oct 21, 2020 | Sarah Doiron
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) ─ The revving of ATVs and dirt bikes could be heard throughout the South Side of Providence Tuesday evening as hundreds of people gathered to demand justice for the victim in an officer-involved moped crash from over the weekend. ... Cell phone video from a witness shows Gonsalves take an abrupt right turn before losing control of his moped and slamming into a building. It’s still unclear at this time whether Endres actually hit Gonsalves before he crashed. ... The rally was organized by the Party for Socialism and Liberation, which is calling for an independent investigation...
  • Riot in Providence, RI (vanity)

    Cars blocking roads, fireworks thrown at cops, riot police respond with charge. At least 6 arrest so far. Seconds ago ongoing. Not too major yet, but they aren't dispersing either. Line of riot police across road now.
  • Supreme Court fight pushes Senate toward brink

    09/26/2020 9:59:05 PM PDT · by robowombat · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/20 01:02 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Supreme Court fight pushes Senate toward brink BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 09/26/20 01:02 PM EDT The burgeoning fight to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat is pouring fuel onto already simmering tensions in the Senate and threatening to fundamentally reshape the institution. Senators in both parties acknowledge the level of dysfunction in a chamber where the bulk of their time is spent processing nominations amid failures to break stalemates on pressing national issues such as coronavirus relief and police reform. “I’m praying to God that the better angels start flying with my colleagues. That’s all I can tell...
  • Questions for Senator Whitehouse: A chance to ask the Democrat about his ties to ‘dark money.’

    09/22/2020 5:34:11 AM PDT · by karpov · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 21, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board
    The Supreme Court is now a central issue in the election campaign, and House Democrats are helpfully holding a hearing Tuesday on the subject. This is a chance for the Republican minority to ask Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse about his ties to what he likes to call “dark money” and court packing. The subject of Jerry Nadler’s Judiciary Committee hearing is "Maintaining Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law: Examining the Causes and Consequences of Court Capture.” One purpose of the hearing is to give Mr. Whitehouse, who is in the Senate minority, a chance to showcase his political...
  • Rhode Island professor says killing by Portland activist OK from 'moral' perspective: 'He killed a fascist'

    09/09/2020 11:00:59 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 09 2020 | Bradford Betz
    A Rhode Island professor with a history of incendiary comments against conservatives is under fire this week for appearing to suggest that the fatal shooting of a Patriot Prayer supporter during unrest in Portland last month was morally justified. The comment from Erik Loomis, a history professor at the University of Rhode Island, came in response to a comment on his blog post: “Why Was Michael Reinoehl Killed?” The post questioned whether police deliberately “murdered” 48-year-old Michael Reinoehl, the man who fatally shot Aaron “Jay” Danielson on Aug. 29, the night Trump supporters clashed with backers of Black Lives Matter...
  • Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in Covid-19 hospitalizations

    08/17/2020 12:53:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    MSN - CNN ^ | 8/17/2020 | Naomi Thomas,
    Black, Latino and American Indian and Alaskan Native people were disproportionately hospitalized for Covid-19, according to a new analysis of 12 states' populations published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. ... In a nearly two-month period from late April to late June, there were 48,788 cumulative Covid-19 hospitalizations in the states that reported race and hospitalization data -- Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia and Washington. "The share of the hospitalizations of White patients was substantially smaller vs. their share of the population in all 12 states," the authors found. The authors...
  • Dr. Fauci: Schools should be outdoors as much as possible

    08/14/2020 3:09:07 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    FOX5 ^ | 8/14/20 37 minutes ago | Associated Press
    School districts developing their plans for reopening for the new academic year should find ways to offer as many outdoor activities as possible, from classes to recess and lunchtime, the nation's top infectious disease expert recommended in an online discussion Thursday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, who heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also suggested in his Facebook Live chat with Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo that, on school buses, windows should remain open and students wear their masks as much as possible. "Get as much outdoors as you can. If you look at the superspreader events that have...
  • U.S. Supreme Court allows easing of Rhode Island voting restrictions

    08/13/2020 9:39:40 AM PDT · by Coronal · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 13, 2020 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday left in place a lower-court ruling that relaxes voting restrictions in Rhode Island during the coronavirus pandemic. The justices rejected an emergency request made by the Republican National Committee and the state’s Republican Party. The decision means that mail-in ballots will not, as usual, have to be accompanied by the signatures of two witnesses or one notary. The unsigned order left intact a decision by Rhode Island-based U.S. District Court Judge Mary McElroy, who ruled on July 30 that the Republican groups had waited too late to intervene in the case....
  • Rhode Islanders must quarantine beginning Friday as coronavirus cases there surge

    08/05/2020 10:42:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    bostonherald ^ | 08/05/2020 | ERIN TIERNAN
    Rhode Island is now considered a high-risk state and anyone traveling to or from the Ocean State will be required to quarantine for two weeks, produce a negative test result or face fines beginning on Friday, state health officials announced. The Department of Public Health confirmed in a tweet late Tuesday afternoon that Rhode Island was removed from its lower-risk state list “due to increases in both RI’s positive test rate and cases per 100,000.” Rhode Island is the first Northeast state added to Massachusetts’ travel advisory list, which requires anyone traveling from all but seven states to complete a...
  • Rhode Island Dropping Part of Its Official Name from State Documents

    06/25/2020 10:36:14 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 25 2020 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Rhode Island is dropping the latter part of its official name on state documents, per an executive order signed by Gov. Gina Raimondo (D). The state, formally known as the “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,” will be removing “and Providence Plantations” due to its connection to the history of slavery, officials say. Raimondo signed an executive order on Monday, citing ongoing public discussion of the word “plantations” in Rhode Island’s official name, which was established in 1790.
  • Rhode Island considers name change due to slavery connotations

    06/23/2020 7:25:20 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 23 2020 | New York Post
    What’s in a name? For the state of Rhode Island, years of acrimony over an official designation with connotations of slavery. But change is brewing in the union’s smallest state, as Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order on Monday taking the "first steps" to change the state’s full name: "The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations." The "plantations" part of the name has come under increased scrutiny following widespread protests after the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
  • Raimondo to sign executive order removing ‘Providence Plantations’ from official documents

    06/22/2020 10:35:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    WPRI, CBS 12, Providence Plantations ^ | Jun 22, 2020 09:50 AM EDT | Melanie DaSilva
    The smallest state in the country has the longest name, and it’s not sitting well with some. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced plans to sign an executive order Monday afternoon to remove the phrase “Providence Plantations” from all gubernatorial orders and citations, executive agency websites, official correspondence, and state employee pay stubs. “Our work to dismantle systemic racism in Rhode Island did not start today and it will not end today, but we can rise together and make meaningful progress toward racial equity now,” Raimondo said. Officially, Rhode Island was established as “The State of Rhode Island and Providence...
  • Thousands sign petition to help save Pawtucket teacher’s job after arrest.

    06/18/2020 11:47:56 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 25 replies
    WLNE TV ^ | June 15, 2020 | Brooke Taylor
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE): A parent started a petition, which thousands have signed, to help save a Pawtucket teacher’s job after he was arrested over the weekend. However, not everyone is agrees with the cause. Derrick Garforth, 34, was charged over the weekend following vandalism at the Christopher Columbus statue on Elmwood Avenue. According to Police, Garforth with the help of 2 others, splattered paint towards the statue, which had already been boarded and fenced off out of precaution. Garforth was charged with desecration of grave/monument, which is a felony. Garforth teaches social studies at Joseph Jenks Junior High School. He’s...
  • Suspect involved in Christopher Columbus vandalism is teacher at Pawtucket Public Schools

    06/13/2020 7:54:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    abc6.com ^ | June 13, 2020 | Brooke Taylor
    One of the suspects involved in vandalism at the Christopher Columbus statue in Elmwood Avenue is a teacher at Pawtucket Public Schools who is now out on leave pending an investigation, according to the superintendent. Derrick Garforth, 34, was charged with desecration of grave/monument, which is a felony. Superintendent of the Pawtucket School Department, Dr. Cheryl McWilliams, told ABC6 News, “I have just learned about this and the School Department is investigating it.” Around 1:30 a.m.,  on Saturday morning detectives noticed a man and woman getting out of a car and running across Elmwood Avenue towards Columbus square. The two began to...
  • Fall River man accused of attacking 82-year-old Trump supporter

    06/04/2020 7:23:58 PM PDT · by rintintin · 49 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | June 4 2020 | Jack Perry
    27-year-old Fall River man has been arrested, accused of attacking an 82-year-old man who’d been holding a “Trump” sign at a Fall River rotary, according to the Fall River police. The police say they were called Tuesday after an elderly man was “violently targeted for his political views and violently assaulted.” The 82-year-old man told the police he was standing in a grassy areas off North Main Street and Airport Road when a man stopped his car, got out, and walked toward him, screaming, “Give me the (expletive) sign!,” the police said in a news release. The man, later identified...
  • Carrie Severino: Far-left Obama-appointed judge launches political attack on conservative Federalist Society

    05/23/2020 9:18:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mat 23, 2020 | Carrie Severino
    U.S. District Judge John McConnell is an unabashed liberal, big donor to the Democratic Party, and a longtime friend of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a far-left Democrat from the judge’s home state of Rhode Island. McConnell owes his job to Whitehouse, who asked President Barack Obama to nominate him to become a federal judge. A recent CQ Roll Call investigation showed that McConnell gave about $500,000 to Democratic political committees before becoming a judge – more than any other judge nominated by Presidents Obama or Trump. Why should you care? Because McConnell sits on the Committee on Codes of Conduct of...
  • CT Governor Lamont delays reopening hair salons, barbershops

    05/18/2020 11:13:58 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 59 replies
    WTNH.com ^ | May 18, 2020 | Alex Ceneviva
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Governor Ned Lamont has announced on Monday that he is delaying the reopening of hair salons and barbershops. Salons and barbershops were originally due to reopen on Wednesday, May 20, during phase one of the state’s reopen plan amid the coronavirus pandemic. Both Governor Lamont and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo now intend to reopen hair salons and barbershops in their respective states in early June. Read entire article at the link above.