Category Archives: Politics

Democratic challenger Brown outlines jobs & economy plan

Democratic challenger Brown outlines jobs & economy plan

A Democratic challenger in the race for governor of Rhode Island is proposing significant changes in direction for the state’s economy. Matt Brown, who is hoping to unseat incumbent Gov. Gina Raimondo in the September 12 primary election, is critical of her economic development approach. MORE

Massachusetts delegation blasts Trump meeting with Putin

Massachusetts delegation blasts Trump meeting with Putin

  BOSTON (AP) – Members of Massachusetts all-Democratic congressional delegation are criticizing President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted that Trump took to the international stage Monday to “embarrass America, undermine our institutions, weaken our alliances, & embrace a dictator.” Sen. Edward Markey said it was a “national embarrassment…MORE

Rhode Island’s members of Congress criticize Helsinki Summit

Rhode Island’s members of Congress criticize Helsinki Summit

  By Tessa Roy, WPRO News and the Associated Press Rhode Island’s members of Congress, who last week called on President Donald Trump to cancel his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reacted negatively to their joint appearance in Helsinki, Finland on Monday. They primarily focused on his comments on Russian election meddling. Trump did…MORE

Trump & Putin Meet in Helsinki

Trump & Putin Meet in Helsinki

HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin arrived Monday at Helsinki’s presidential palace for a long-awaited summit, hours after Trump blamed the United States, and not Russian election meddling or its annexation of Crimea, for a low-point in U.S.-Russia relations The drama was playing out against a backdrop of fraying Western alliances,…MORE

Rhode Island Democrats to Trump: don’t meet with Putin

Rhode Island Democrats to Trump: don’t meet with Putin

By WPRO News and the Associated Press Three members of Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation called on President Donald Trump to cancel his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after 12 Russian intelligence officers were indicted for alleged hacking offenses during the 2016 presidential election. Trump and Putin are to meet Monday in Helsinki. The Justice…MORE

Report: Surveillance video of lawmaker lost or destroyed

Report: Surveillance video of lawmaker lost or destroyed

  By the Associated Press and Tessa Roy, WPRO News The lawyer for a former Rhode Island state representative charged with lying about where he lives says more than 1,400 hours of undercover surveillance video recorded by state police during the investigation have been lost or “destroyed.” WPRI-TV reports that William Dimitri, attorney for Democratic…MORE

Flanders, Reed criticize Trump on NATO

Flanders, Reed criticize Trump on NATO

  By WPRO News Former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Robert Flanders said that it’s wrong for President Donald Trump to treat NATO like a “real estate deal.” “When he starts doing things such as badmouthing NATO and saying it’s obsolete when I think it’s still an indispensable…MORE

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