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By AL DIAMON  |  February 22, 2013

Bill Requires Reporting of Inmate Deaths


Three years after the death of Chinese immigrant Hiu Lui Ng at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, a bill is making...
By David Scharfenberg  |  November 23, 2011

Cicilline Lands on Small Business, Foreign Affairs


It's official: Congressman David Cicilline has landed posts on the House Small Business and Foreign Affairs committees. These were not his top choices. Early on,...
By David Scharfenberg  |  January 19, 2011

Cicilline Picks Former Ted Kennedy Aide to Run Office


Congressman-elect David Cicilline has tapped Scott Fay, a former top aide to late Senator Ted Kennedy, as his chief of staff. Fay served Kennedy in...
By David Scharfenberg  |  December 23, 2010

Republicans Drop Out of Harvard


Congressman-elect David Cicilline sends word that he will be attending Harvard University's prestigious Congressional Issues Conference for freshmen members of Congress. Well, he won't find...
By David Scharfenberg  |  December 01, 2010

Rhody Under Fire!


It's a long shot. But a new federal lawsuit seeking a major restructuring of the US House of Representatives claims Rhode Island, among other states,...
By David Scharfenberg  |  May 28, 2010


McKee's Play


Political insiders say Cumberland Mayor Daniel J. McKee is still seriously weighing a run for Congress. And with other potential candidates for Patrick Kennedy's seat...
By David Scharfenberg  |  February 26, 2010

Lynch to Appear at Drinking Liberally


Drinking Liberally, the lefty drinking club, will be hosting Congressional candidate Bill Lynch at the Wild Colonial bar Wednesday nigt at 8 p.m. The event...
By David Scharfenberg  |  February 19, 2010

Loughlin and the Tenth Amendment


Gail Collins, perhaps the most amusing columnist in America, has an op-ed in the New York Times today that notes a workshop at the upcoming Conservative...
By David Scharfenberg  |  February 18, 2010

The Great Ripple


My look at the wide-ranging fallout from Representative Patrick Kennedy's decision to stand down at the end of this term should be on-line shortly and...
By David Scharfenberg  |  February 17, 2010

Roberts Out


Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts has taken a pass on the race to succeed Patrick Kennedy, as expected. With Myrth York weighing a run for Providence...
By David Scharfenberg  |  February 16, 2010


The Woman in the Race?


As noted at RI Future, the latest name to surface in the Congressional sweepstakes is lawyer Donna Nesselbush, known for her work to combat domestic...
By David Scharfenberg  |  February 16, 2010

Yurdin Soliciting Support


Providence City Councilman Seth Yurdin is sending around an email soliciting support for a potential Congressional run, yet another in a long list of Dems...
By David Scharfenberg  |  February 12, 2010

Cicione: Won't Run


Just spoke with Republican party chairman Giovanni Cicione. A CNN report had him voicing interest in the Kennedy seat. He told me he has the...
By David Scharfenberg  |  February 12, 2010

Report: Cicione Interested in Kennedy Seat


From CNN: Rep. Patrick Kennedy already had a Republican challenger, businessman John Loughlin, before he decided to retire from his Rhode Island seat late Thursday....
By David Scharfenberg  |  February 12, 2010

Contenders, II


Matt Jerzyk over at RI Future and his legal blog Closing Argument suggested, last night, that State Representative Ed Pacheco might run for Congressman Patrick...
By David Scharfenberg  |  February 12, 2010


The Contenders


Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy's decision to retire from Congress has already unleashed a torrent of speculation about which Democrats might hop into the race to...
By David Scharfenberg  |  February 12, 2010

Rhode Island Pivot


President Obama's pivot to jobs last night finds an echo in Rhode Island, where the Congressional delegation - no doubt a little spooked by Scott...
By David Scharfenberg  |  January 28, 2010

Report: Loughlin Gets Piece of Brown Team


Republican State Representative John Loughlin, who is challenging Congressman Patrick Kennedy this fall, suggested after Scott Brown's monumental upset in Massachusetts that he was aiming...
By David Scharfenberg  |  January 25, 2010

Movement in Casinoland


Interesting bit of movement in casinoland. As those who read my cover story on the prospects for full-scale casino gambling in this week's Phoenix will...
By David Scharfenberg  |  December 18, 2009

Langevin and the Politics of Abortion


The Providence Journal ran a recent piece suggesting, rightly, that pro-life Congressman Jim Langevin will play a more central role in the Congressional tussle over health care...
By David Scharfenberg  |  December 03, 2009


Fallout for Dems from Tuesday's Election


Republican victories in gubernatorial contests in New Jersey and Virginia yesterday were striped across the nation's newspapers this morning. The GOP and some in the...
By David Scharfenberg  |  November 04, 2009

Pundits, Politicians at RIC


We don't like to flog too many events here at N4N. But for all you political junkies, this is one worth knowing about.  Rhode Island College's "Congress to...
By David Scharfenberg  |  October 19, 2009

Whitehouse: Health Care Moderates Get Boost


Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, who favors a public option in the push to reform health care, tells D.C. publication The Hill that Senator Max Baucus' relatively...
By David Scharfenberg  |  October 09, 2009

The Value of an Endorsement


State Representative Elizabeth Dennigan's announcement, last night, that she is resigning her seat to focus on her primary challenge to Congressman Jim Langevin came with...
By David Scharfenberg  |  October 02, 2009

Reed on Afghanistan


The New York Times has a piece today on doubts, within the Democratic Party, about the wisdom of a possible troop buildup in Afghanistan. Senator...
By David Scharfenberg  |  September 11, 2009


Report: Dennigan to Challenge Langevin


For those who may have missed it, Ian Donnis reports over at WRNI that State Representative Elizabeth Dennigan plans to challenge US Representative James Langevin...
By David Scharfenberg  |  July 14, 2009

Kennedy Puts Forth a New Mental Health Bill


US Representative Patrick Kennedy, recently returned from rehab, is co-sponsoring a new mental health bill. Kennedy has used his own struggles with addiction and mental...
By David Scharfenberg  |  July 14, 2009

Langevin to Chair Armed Services Subcommittee


This just in from Representative Jim Langevin's office: Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today was named the new Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on...
By David Scharfenberg  |  July 09, 2009

Langevin on "Cyberresilience"


U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin, D-RI, is the co-author of a scary op-ed in the Washington Times to...
By David Scharfenberg  |  May 26, 2009