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Cicilline-Gemma II lands with a thud
After their raucous, televised debate a week previous, there was an air of expectation surrounding Congressman David Cicilline and businessman Anthony Gemma's recent Democratic primary debate on WPRO radio.
| September 07, 2012
A legendary event in the making; Linc at the DNC; plugs, plugs, and more plugs!
There's nothing Phillipe and Jorge like more than a political train wreck.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 07, 2012
Chi Chi and Ant-knee face off; Doherty’s not a diva; great vengeance
Your superior correspondents, after a few belts of Pernod and grapefruit to get us in the mood, tuned in to the Democratic Congressional primary debate on the big screen in Casa Diablo's Boom Boom Room this week.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| August 31, 2012
On politics, the media, and Providence’s ‘hidden gem’
It was quite the week in local news and here at Chez Phoenix .
Week In Review
| May 04, 2012
In the Phoenix: Web Piracy
I've got a cover story in today's Phoenix about the suddenly white hot debate over Internet piracy - a debate that has fired up the...
| January 19, 2012
Cicilline is Opposed to Piracy Bill, Too
Representative David Cicilline has announced his opposition to the anti-Internet piracy bills, too, leaving Senator Sheldon Whitehouse as the lone supporter in the Rhode Island...
| January 18, 2012
Cicilline and Langevin go to war over the redistricting plan
There are rivalries within any state's Congressional delegation. The competition for influence and the back-and-forth over who gets credit for what can get snippy.
| December 16, 2011
Political Punditry: 2022 Edition
Hanging over the Congressional redistricting clash that has dominated the news in recent days is this political reality (and I'm not the first to note...
| December 14, 2011
Cicilline's Latino Support
The parade of witnesses at the state redistricting commission's meetings grew predictable after awhile: a state representative complaining about gerrymandering here, a good-government type arguing...
| December 13, 2011
Langevin, Cicilline at War Over Redistricting
Congressman James Langevin's office is sharply criticizing Congressman David Cicilline tonight after the release of a new redistricting map that would shift large swaths of...
| December 12, 2011
Cicilline's "It Gets Better" video
David Cicilline and other gay and lesbian members of the House of Representatives have added their own video to the huge trove of "It Gets...
| November 09, 2011
In the Phoenix: Cicilline's Comeback
If you haven't yet picked up today's Phoenix - blasphemy! - I've got a cover story on Congressman David Cicilline's steady, if little-noted comeback from...
| November 03, 2011
Cicilline Names New Communications Director
Congressman David Cicilline has named Brandon Naylor his new communications director.Naylor, who worked in the same capacity for former Congressman Dennis Moore of Kansas, has...
| November 01, 2011
The Benefits of Obscurity
When Congressman David Cicilline arrived in Washington, his long-shot bid for a post on the powerful Appropriations Committee proved, well, a long shot. His second...
| October 31, 2011
UPDATE: Cicilline's Common Ground Caucus Convenes
UPDATE: Looks like the Dems are responding a bit better to the bi-partisan push than Republicans. Congressman Cicilline's office provided the following list of the...
| October 25, 2011
Pelosi Due in RI for March Fundraiser
Congressmen James Langevin and David Cicilline will host a March 4 fundraiser in Rhode Island for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. House Minority Leader Nancy...
| October 21, 2011
The Loughlin Message Game
Republican John J. Loughlin II's Congressional campaign formally trotted out the endorsement of House Minority Leader Brian Newberry today. No great surprise. Newberry has been on...
| September 12, 2011
Should We Have An Industrial Policy?
Congressman David Cicilline, in a letter to President Obama ahead of his highly anticipated jobs speech next week, calls for an investment in manufacturing:Nationally, the...
| September 02, 2011
In the Phoenix: Doherty, Old Timer's Tap
I've got a cover story in this week's Phoenix on Colonel Brendan Doherty's nascent Congressional campaign. What struck me in reporting this piece - and...
| August 17, 2011
Why, GOP, Why?
As Washington lurches inexorably toward a lesser budget deal, Congressman David Cicilline must be thanking his lucky stars. The broader deal that President Obama and...
| July 18, 2011
Whitehouse Reports Nearly $800K for First Quarter
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's campaign reports that he raised $780,000 in the second quarter of the year, leaving him with $2.2 million in cash on hand. It's...
| July 12, 2011
Whitehouse, Cicilline and the Budget Showdown
The high-stakes budget showdown in Washington, which has the Obama Administration and Congressional leaders working to cut a major deficit-reduction deal before the federal government...
| July 08, 2011
The Art of Inoculation
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras' top-to-bottom review of city finances, which revealed a two-year, $180 million structural deficit, has badly damaged the reputation of his predecessor, David Cicilline,...
| June 09, 2011
At the height of the David-Cicilline-left-Providence-bankrupt story, it was hard to imagine him ever escaping its harsh glare. But veteran political observers noted that the...
| June 08, 2011
Broesder on Cicilline's Primary Problem
Brett Broesder, former campaign manager for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, has an interesting piece over at golocalprov suggesting that Congressman David Cicilline's biggest challenge will...
| May 24, 2011
Cicilline on Manufacturing
Congressman David Cicilline, who has faced a firestorm over his handling of the city budget as mayor of Providence, got a chance to change the...
| May 18, 2011
The Doherty Message
Colonel Brendan Doherty, set to formally announce his Congressional bid Thursday, has released a statement that provides a glimpse of what we'll see tomorrow and in the coming months....
| May 11, 2011
Cicilline on the hot seat
It's been a brutal couple of months for Providence mayor-turned-freshman Congressman David Cicilline.
But he's not cooked yet
| April 29, 2011
In Today's Phoenix: Cicilline on the Hot Seat
I've got a cover story in today's Phoenix on freshman Congressman David Cicilline and his re-election prospects come 2012. He is, without a doubt, looking...
| April 28, 2011
And to the Left?
Amid all the talk of Congressman David Cicilline's vulnerability, he seems safe - at the moment - on at least one flank: the left. I...
| April 25, 2011
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