Rhode Island Politics

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Do you know the names of your state legislators?<p>If you’re anything like most Americans, you do not — and that’s great news for Democrats running for state legislature in 2018. Most people pay almost no attention to state legislature policymaking or politics and just blindly vote in line with their …

U.S. Politics

North Korea announces plan to shut down nuclear complex, but it comes with a catch

<b>KIM-MOON SUMMIT AGREEMENTS</b>: The smiles and warm feelings on display as South Korean President <b>Moon Jae-in</b> met with North Korean leader <b>Kim Jong Un</b> were …

U.S. Politics

Biden to stump for R.I. Democrats

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former Vice President Joe Biden is returning to Rhode Island later this month to campaign for Democratic candidates for office …

Rhode Island

Dems call for delay of Kavanaugh vote after accuser comes forward

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Democratic senators on Sunday called for the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay its planned vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court after a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct revealed her identity.<p>The woman who went public, Christine Blasey Ford, …

Foreign Policy

Senate Scrambles for Next Move With Kavanaugh Nomination in the Balance

Growing number of senators say accuser, judge should be able to have say<p>A growing number of Republicans said Monday that the Senate should hear from …

Politics

The limitations of the 'pink wave': the governor's mansion

<b>(CNN) —</b> Cynthia Nixon's loss in a longshot bid for New York governor makes one trend increasingly clear: the "pink wave" is not coming to the shores of governors' mansions around the country as strong as it is likely heading to Congress.<p>The odds were particularly stacked against Nixon, who …

Politics

Midterm Elections Preview

The primaries are over, so where does the battle for control of Congress stand now with less than two months until the November midterms?<p>Transcript<p>LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>Welcome to election season. Now, it may feel like we've been in election season for a while now, but those were primary and …

Donald Trump

Women candidates set nationwide records

More women have won major party primaries for offices up and down the ballot than in any other year in American history, setting up a midterm …

Primary Elections

All Eyes in Congress on the Hurricane, and Beto and Willie

Religion, mother nature cut week short in Washington, so it’s back to the campaign trail<p><i>The spectacle of politics and how it fits, or doesn’t, into</i> …

Politics

Floor Charts for the Floor Show — September So Far

Our favorite garish visual aids from a month of congressional floor-watching<p>When it’s all Kavanaugh, all the time, watching the House and Senate …

Politics

Rhode Island governor easily fends off primary challenge

Midterms 2018<p>WASHINGTON — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo cruised to renomination in a Democratic primary Wednesday against a progressive insurgent, even as liberals notched some victories further down the ballot against the state’s moderate Democratic establishment.<p>Raimondo has faced simmering …

Politics

There are more women running for governor than ever before

After last night’s primaries in Rhode Island, there are now a record-breaking 14 female gubernatorial nominees.<p><b>Why it matters:</b> It’s another sign of …

U.S. Politics

Republicans wave the flag in key Senate races. Is that their best message?

Midterms 2018<p>WASHINGTON<p>Here’s a TV ad that Republican Martha McSally’s campaign is airing against Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona:<p><i>“Combat explosion and IED explosions in Iraq left me paralyzed. I was proud to pay the price to defend America. But while I was overseas fighting them, Kyrsten Sinema</i> …

Politics

On Politics: F.D.A. Cracks Down on Vape Makers

<i>Good Thursday morning. H</i><i>ere are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.</i><p><b>•</b> The Food and Drug Administration put electronic cigarette makers on notice to prove they can keep their devices away from minors. [Read the story]<p><b>•</b> A year after Puerto Rico, the Trump administration …

Politics

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: A Sign of the Times

President Trump signed an executive order authorizing sanctions against countries or individuals that interfere in U.S. elections.<p><i>Written by Olivia Paschal (@oliviacpaschal), Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey), and Madeleine Carlisle (@maddiecarlisle2)</i><p>Today in 5 Lines<p>Forecasters expect Hurricane …

Politics

The Note: Primary season highlights Democrats’ leftward march

<b>The TAKE with Rick Klein</b><p>It’s not all about who wins and who loses – not when they’re playing the game differently.<p>The end of 2018’s long primary …

Rhode Island

New emails show Kavanaugh's involvement in controversial nomination

In 2006, Brett Kavanaugh told a Senate committee that he wasn’t “primarily” involved in shepherding the nomination of controversial circuit court nominee Charles Pickering when Kavanaugh worked in the George W. Bush White House. But emails released Wednesday show that Kavanaugh conducted meetings …

Politics

Errant Hyphen May Have Cost Kavanaugh a Vote

pete marovich/epa-efe/rex/shutte/EPA/Shutterstock<p><b>PUNCTUATION COUNTS:</b> Republicans have made Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination a big midterm issue to demonstrate how they can steer the court to the right and Democrats will block their nominees. In one case, though, a senator's no vote may be about …

Government

Democrats deluge Kavanaugh with written follow-up questions

<b>(CNN) —</b> After spending more than 20 hours testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is still answering questions.<p>Although his hearing was gaveled out Friday, Democrats are following committee rules and sending Kavanaugh pages and pages of so …

U.S. Politics

Democratic establishment strikes back in New Hampshire primary

Midterms 2018<p>WASHINGTON ― After being rocked by a string of insurgent upsets, establishment Democrats in New Hampshire saw their favored candidate beat 10 challengers, including Bernie Sanders' son, in one of the swingiest congressional districts in the country Tuesday.<p>Executive Councilor Chris …

New Hampshire

Rhode Island’s Raimondo wins Democratic primary

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo dispatched a Democratic primary challenger tonight, advancing to the general election in her hunt for a second term.<p>Raimondo beat back a challenge on her left by former Secretary of State Matt Brown, who was endorsed by some of the same liberal groups that backed …

Rhode Island

Kavanaugh rebuffs call to open up confidential talks with journalists

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has refused requests from Democratic senators that he free up journalists to speak openly about off-the-record or background conversations he had with them while working for independent counsel Kenneth Starr two decades …

Politics

The Note: As storm approaches, a self-imposed test for Trump

<b>The TAKE with Rick Klein</b><p>Politics would typically take a back seat for a few days while the nation focuses on a giant storm, right after commemorating …

New Hampshire

Rhode Island's Democratic governor fends off challenge from left

(Reuters) - Rhode Island Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo turned back a challenge from her party's left-wing flank in the state's nominating contests on Wednesday, advancing her bid to win a second term in office in November's general election.<p>Raimondo, 47, a former venture capitalist, had about …

Rhode Island

Democrat Raimondo, Republican Fung sail to victory in Rhode Island Gubernatorial primary

Dem. Raimondo, Republican Fung sail to victory in Rhode Island Gubernatorial primary<p>Governor Gina Raimondo and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung bested tough …

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island governor’s race, the left’s next chance for an upset, explained

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo should be a shoo-in for reelection. But she’s not.<p>In a Democratic wave year, in a state where unemployment has finally fallen under 5 percent after one of the nation’s most brutal recessions, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo sure sounds like she should be a shoo-in …

Rhode Island

Mark Warner to oppose Kavanaugh, cites lack of clarify on presidential investigations

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, announced Tuesday he will vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh …

U.S. Politics

2018's Blue Wave needs to take down Trump, and the right-wing establishment of the Democratic Party

California's Democratic Governor Jerry Brown repeatedly vetoed universal healthcare after the state legislature voted it through; Democratic state …

Democratic Party

Concord Election Results Primary 2018

Concord election results for New Hampshire primary voting September 11, 2018.<p>CONCORD, NH — Concord voters hit the polls Tuesday for the state primary …

Elections

Rhode Island's Democratic Governor Faces Challenge From the Left

WARWICK, R.I.—Gov. Gina Raimondo sampled a German-style lager and took in the crowd attending the craft-beer festival at a gleaming 15,000-square-foot brewery that opened in the past year.<p>“Look at this,” she said Sunday. “Look where we are today. This wouldn’t have happened four years ago.”<p>Ms. …

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