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With Democrats still reeling from their losses in the election earlier this month, Congressman David Cicilline and Jim Langevin continue to support Nancy Pelosi as the minority leader in the US House of Representatives. Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan is challenging Pelosi, arguing that fresh leadership is needed to help move Democrats forward. A vote is scheduled for Wednesday. Rhode Island's two congressmen are sticking with Pelosi, who has led House Democrats for more than 12 years. "She is a...

Trump-world continues to assemble before our eyes, even as America prepares to pause next week for Thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome and you can follow through the week on the twitters . Here we go. 1. Although Steven Frias remains on the losing side of his challenge to House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello , the race will have a lasting impact on the General Assembly. On election night, the Democratic speaker downplayed the...

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Longtime Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin has a new chief of staff. Kristin Nicholson is leaving Democrat Langevin’s office to take a job at Georgetown University. Nicholson, who has been with Langevin since his first election to the House in 2000, will become director of the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown. Taking over for Nicholson as chief of staff is Todd Adams, currently Langevin’s legislative director. Adams has worked in Congress since 2004. He has spent the past nine...

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Rhode Island officials, citizens, faith groups and more have been reacting today to the violence in Dallas. Many Tweeted their reactions, posted on Facebook, or sent statements to our newsroom. We've collected many of them in this Storify below (scroll down).

Happy June, and thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome , and you can follow me through the week on the twitters . Here we go. 1. The criminal case involving the Institute For International Sport resurfaced this week when Dan Doyle used a news conference to proclaim his innocence and to skewer the media. "No industry is in greater need for introspection than the media, and no amendment, with the possible exception of the Fourth Amendment, is...

Congressman Jim Langevin joins RI Public Radio's Bonus Q&A this week to discuss a broad range of issues, including how Hillary Clinton is conducting her campaign; the Burrillville power plant; cyber-terrorism; and much more.

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U.S. Representative Jim Langevin stopped by our studio to discuss the no-show by legislative leaders during last week's visit by Vice President Joe Biden, his record while in office, and whether the Democratic delegate process needs to be changed.

It's peak presidential politics in Rhode Island, with a trio of candidates set to stump in the state this weekend. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome , and you can follow me through the week on the twitters . Here we go. 1. With Rhode Island's presidential primary looming on Tuesday, the Democratic race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders pits establishment power versus an ornery electorate. On the surface, Clinton has a host of...

It was quite the week in Rhode Island politics, and the fallout led to tardy publication of this week's column. So thanks for stopping by. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome , and you can follow me through the week on the twitters . Here we go. 1. Better late than never: Governor Gina Raimondo lost control of the narrative of the big story of the week, the error-plagued rollout of the state's new tourism campaign, letting days go by before taking a page from crisis communications...

After a mid-November slowdown, politics near and far remains roiled by fallout from the Paris attacks. Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. Your tips and thoughts are welcome via email , and you can follow me through the week on the twitters . Here we go. 1. Rhode Island got some unexpected attention in the national debate over admitting Syrian refugees, thanks to an email sent by state Senator Elaine Morgan (R-Hopkinton). Although Morgan declined to return reporters' calls after the...

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Don’t be fooled by the recent blush of September-like weather; New Englanders know winter is on the way. In this vein, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation announced today that the state is getting an additional $2.4 million in federal money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help defray cleanup costs from last winter’s big January snowstorm. The money will help with road damage caused by the severe snowstorm that occurred between January 26 th to January 28 th . Governor Gina...

Congressman David Cicilline announced Tuesday that he is supporting the Obama administration's nuclear agreement with Iran , and believes the world will be safer with the deal than without it.

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Rhode Island's two Democratic congressmen, David Cicilline and Jim Langevin, remain undecided on the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, even after President Obama secured enough US Senate support Wednesday to assure passage of the deal .

Rhode Island’s two U.S. House members, Democrats David Cicilline and Jim Langevin, will both vote against President Obama’s plan to `fast track’ the Trans-Pacific Partnership when the issue comes before the House, which is expected this afternoon. ``Any agreement that promotes fast track trade to advance the TPP without through review and congressional input is a bad deal for Rhode Island workers,’’ Cicilline said in a statement. ``The fast-track model undercuts oversight of trade agreements...

US Senator Jack Reed and Representatives David Cicilline and Jim Langevin are among the Democrats planning to attend a controversial address Tuesday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint session of Congress. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is passing on the address. “I’m interested in what the prime minister is going to say,” Reed said in a statement released by his office. “I think it’s already been made an unnecessarily complicated political issue, but there is still this need...

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