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For some time now, we at Casa Diablo have been aware of what is either a heinous conspiracy involving the timing of local news revelations or just another unfair law of nature.
Kennedy sets off a free-for-all; bad news for Loughlin and Dennigan
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| February 19, 2010
Does Scott Brown’s victory mean doom for RI Democrats?
Republican Scott Brown's stunning victory this week in the race for the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in Massachusetts has created something approaching panic in the ranks of Congressional Democrats.
| January 22, 2010
Is the party over for the GOP in RI?
In a state known for its political obsessions, there is remarkably little in the way of rabid protest here.
A disastrous election in '08. A depleted war chest. Dismal approval ratings for the outgoing governor. Yet the faithful see hope for a Republican revival
| May 15, 2009
A well-connected Rhode Island couple has donated $100,000 for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Weiners donate $100K for Obama's inauguration
| January 07, 2009
A field guide to activism in Rhode Island
If you’re interested in becoming an agent of change, identify a cause close to your heart and connect with one of the groups working on it.
Issues + organizing = real-world experience
| August 27, 2008
The trouble with Carcieri’s musical chairs
Well, so much for the Carcieri administration’s assurances that the governor’s latest round of musical chairs would not bring with it an increase in staff positions and/or salary costs.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| March 12, 2008
The battle of the smallest state
Clinton bathed in the intense affection of an adoring crowd, her every statement punctuated by wild applause, chants, and a rising sea of blue signs touting her campaign.
The Rhode Island wields a rare impact as Clinton and Obama go head to head
| February 29, 2008
Mark Weiner for President?
There has been much hand-wringing recently over whether superdelegates will hijack the Democrats’ presidential-selection process.
Superdelegates are not so super in a punitive democracy
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| February 13, 2008
Patrick Lynch goes for broke
One small basketball photo lurks inconspicuously on a far wall in the spacious South Main Street office of Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch.
In gunning for Governor, the term-limited AG has little to lose
| January 23, 2008
What’s next for Steve Laffey?
Can you imagine Steve Laffey — a tireless self-promoter and all-around media hog — not returning a phone call from a reporter?
With a forthcoming book about his senatorial campaign, he looms as a prospective gubernatorial candidate in 2010
| May 31, 2007
Déjà vu all over again for RI GOP
Lincoln Chafee should be the next head of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
Carcieri faces failure in having fostered a real two-party system
| November 15, 2006
Campaign winners and sinners
It’s almost all over but the counting.
A pre-election dissection of the tasty, the terrible, and the in-between
| November 01, 2006
The politics of tragedy
It was perfectly understandable that Bill Harsch was reluctant to answer the question.
Will anger over the station plea bargain enable Harsch to topple Lynch?
| October 04, 2006
The latinos take it to the next level
The latest US Census data — showing a growing number of immigrants living in the US, including many from Mexico — won’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with Rhode Island politics.
More candidates, more challenges, and the quest for clout
| August 29, 2006
Mollis seeks opinion on fundraising letter sent to town employees
North Providence Mayor A. Ralph Mollis has asked for a legal opinion on whether it was acceptable for his chief of staff, who also co-manages his campaign, to send a fundraising letter to municipal employees who have given him previous campaign donations
| June 27, 2006
Depena leaving RI Democratic Party post for city job
After attracting mixed reviews during two-and-a-half years in the job, Depena is leaving to take a position next month as executive director of the moribund Providence Human Relations Commission.
| June 14, 2006
Caprios on the rise
Like professional athletes employing a well-worn phrase — the familiar expression about focusing on the task at hand and not looking too far ahead — brothers Frank T. Caprio and David A. Caprio strike the same muted tone in separately discussing their re
Frank and David Caprio could challenge the Lynches as Rhode Island’s leading political family
| March 02, 2006
Carcieri’s no-show at Follies raises eyebrows
Suffering the merciless slings and arrows of the Providence Newspaper Guild’s Follies has become a time-honored rite of passage for the state’s politicians since the festive event was first held in 1974.
| March 02, 2006
Rhode Island’s great communicator
The Governor's message mastery is a prime asset — and a leading challenge for democrats — in the 2006 campaign
Is Carcieri RI's Barry Goldwater?
| January 13, 2006
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