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In the Phoenix; and Chafee on Civil Disobedience


I've got a cover story in today's Phoenix about Rhode Island's tricky shift to what I call Medical Marijuana 2.0.After a threatened federal crackdown, Governor...
By David Scharfenberg  |  January 12, 2012

Doherty Backs Romney


Republican Congressional candidate Brendan Doherty endorsed Mitt Romney for president today. And it's hard not to see a defense of his own candidacy in his...
By David Scharfenberg  |  January 04, 2012

And We're Back...


Not for Nothing is back after a New Year's hiatus. Happy 2012, people. A few political/media notes and Occupy ruminations as we get back into...
By David Scharfenberg  |  January 03, 2012

Super PACing


Matt Thornton, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's former press secretary, has been dominating the Super PAC-related news in these parts of late, having taken a job at...
By David Scharfenberg  |  August 22, 2011
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Bad news for Mitt?

If former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney runs for president again in 2012, he will start with some distinct advantages over his likely opponents for the GOP nomination.
Presidential primary schedule might ruffle Romney's chances
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 23, 2010
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New and improved Romney

Scott Brown's unexpected victory in last month's special US Senate election captured the attention of the country — and particularly of core Republican voters, who huddled eagerly before their TV screens to watch their hero du jour give his acceptance
He's more fiscal, less social. And he's got millions. But will GOP voters give a Mitt?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 12, 2010