John mccain http://ripr.org en Reed Hopes Government Shutdown Has Not Caused Lasting Damage http://ripr.org/post/reed-hopes-government-shutdown-has-not-caused-lasting-damage <p>U.S Senator Jack Reed said the deal ending the partial government shutdown in the U.S. is long overdue.</p><p></p><p>“It should have not been contemplated or undertaken in the first place and now we have to get down to real, serious, principled negotiations.”</p><p>He added that he hopes the partial shutdown hasn’t caused lasting harm to relationships formed across the aisle in the senate.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:15:56 +0000 Catherine Welch 23352 at http://ripr.org Reed Hopes Government Shutdown Has Not Caused Lasting Damage Rhode Island and Leibovich's `This Town' http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-and-leibovichs-town <p>John O.&nbsp; Pastore was a legendary Rhode Island political figure, the son of immigrants and the first Italian-American elected as a governor and a U.S. Senator. A dominant figure in state politics, Pastore had a distinguished 26-year tenure&nbsp; in the Senate and never lost an election in a long career that began in the doldrums of the Great Depression in the General Assembly and ended with his decision in 1976 to retire rather than run again for a seat he would have easily kept.</p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:24:40 +0000 Scott MacKay 20238 at http://ripr.org