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Bachmann’s Craziest Comments, Ricin Letter Sent to Bloomberg, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the likely next head of the FBI is revealed and a governor up for re-election in 2014 gets set to switch political parties this week.

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Same-Sex Marriage Is Coming to the Ocean State

Rhode Island joined the march of progress Thursday when it became the 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. The decision marks the culmination of a 16-year effort to expand marriage rights in the heavily Roman Catholic state.

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Controversial 2013 NDAA Now Law, Biden’s Awkward Swearing-In Jokes, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the start of the 113th Congress, the GOP continues its war against women and two more states weigh legalizing gay marriage.

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Disappointment in Rhode Island

Same-sex couples suffered a bitter legislative defeat in Rhode Island on Wednesday night when a bill allowing only civil unions—but not marriage—passed the state Senate, less than one week after New York granted gays and lesbians the right to marry. (more)

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 READ MORE


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Rep. Patrick Kennedy Says He Won’t Run for Re-Election

Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, announced in a video released late Thursday that he won’t be seeking re-election this year. Kennedy doesn’t address the reasons for his decision in his vague video, but he signals his gratitude to the people of Rhode Island and folds in a nice tribute to his dad while he’s at it.

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Give Kennedy His Cracker

The name Kennedy is just about synonymous with American Catholicism, but (at least) one of the brood is publicly feuding with the church. Patrick Kennedy, son of Ted and U.S. representative of Rhode Island, has been forbidden by his bishop to take communion since 2007.

Posted on Nov 23, 2009 READ MORE


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That’s 5 Down, 45 to Go

Hey, everyone—same-sex marriage is now legal in Maine! Take that, Miss California! There are rumors that New Hampshire may be next, leaving Rhode Island as the last bastion of heteronormativity in all of New England.

Posted on May 6, 2009 READ MORE


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Clinton Holds the Line

Hillary Clinton scored major victories Tuesday with three projected wins, including Ohio and Texas, which had been described by her campaign as must-win states. Barack Obama won the Vermont primary and kept it close in Texas.

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Chafee May Leave GOP

Rhode Island’s Sen. Lincoln Chafee says he may leave the Republican Party after losing in Tuesday’s election despite voting against the war in Iraq.

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Pay Your Bills, Become Terror Threat

A retired Texas schoolteacher pays off a larger-than-usual chunk of his credit card bill—and the payment gets frozen as Homeland Security investigates. “It’s scary how easily someone in Homeland Security can get permission to spy,” says the teacher.

Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


Rhode Island Legalizes Medical Marijuana

It is the 11th state to do so, but users can still be prosecuted under federal law. more

Posted on Jan 4, 2006 READ MORE


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