President Barack Obama http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay Commentary: We Remember: Patriot's Day 2014 http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-we-remember-patriots-day-2014 <p>It’s been a year since bombs and blood in the streets shattered one of New England’s treasured civic celebrations.&nbsp; RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay parses the lessons of the Boston Marathon bombings as this year’s race approaches.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:35:06 +0000 Scott MacKay 31921 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: We Remember: Patriot's Day 2014 Ted Kennedy Jr. to enter family business http://ripr.org/post/ted-kennedy-jr-enter-family-business <p>Ted Kennedy Jr., is about to enter the family business. Kennedy, son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy and brother of former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy, is slated today to announce his candidacy for state Senate in Connecticut, where he has lived for many years.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:52:07 +0000 Scott MacKay 31693 at http://ripr.org Rhode Islanders Head To Washington For The President's State Of The Union Address http://ripr.org/post/rhode-islanders-head-washington-presidents-state-union-address <p>Four Rhode Islanders are joining the congressional delegation for tonight’s State of the Union Address.</p><p></p><p>Rhode Island’s senior Sen. Jack Reed’s guest will be Anne Nolan, president of the non-profit homeless agency Crossroads RI. Sen.</p><p>Sheldon Whitehouse is bringing businessman Scott DePasquale, the CEO of Utilidata, a company that moved to Rhode Island from Washington state two years ago.</p><p>Over in the House, Congressman Jim Langevin’s guest is Davide Dukcevich of Daniele Foods, a Burrillville company specializing in gourmet Italian meats.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:28:05 +0000 Catherine Welch 28269 at http://ripr.org Sens. Reed, Whitehouse back Senate filibuster change http://ripr.org/post/sens-reed-whitehouse-back-senate-filibuster-change <p>Both Rhode Island Democratic U.S. Senators supported Majority Leader Harry Reid’s &nbsp;decision to change Senate rules to break Republican filibusters of President Obama’s nominees.</p><p>Sen. Jack Reed said he doesn’t see the change to get a majority rule threshhold for nominees as a victory for either Democrats or Republicans. Rather, Reed said, ``the goal is to get Congress working more effectively because the country deserves better.’’</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:04:43 +0000 Scott MacKay 25170 at http://ripr.org