Obama http://ripr.org en URI Tapped For President Obama’s Latin American Initiative http://ripr.org/post/uri-tapped-president-obama-s-latin-american-initiative <p>Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated the University of Rhode Island Friday for being selected to take part in a presidential initiative to send more students to Latin America. URI is one of four school selected for the project.</p><p></p><p>The goal of the presidential initiative is have 100,000 American students studying in Latin America and to bring 100,000 Latin American students to the United States.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:42:24 +0000 Catherine Welch 27831 at http://ripr.org URI Tapped For President Obama’s Latin American Initiative Frank Caprio Announces Bid for Old Job as Rhode Island's Treasurer http://ripr.org/post/frank-caprio-announces-bid-old-job-rhode-islands-treasurer <p>It&rsquo;s official. Former state treasurer Frank Caprio is running for his old job. And he&rsquo;ll be running as a member of his old party.</p><p></p><p>After disaffiliating from the Democratic Party and toying with the idea of running as a Republican, Frank Caprio has decided to run for his old job as general treasurer as a Democrat.&nbsp; Announcing his candidacy at a Federal Hill pizzeria, he explained his reasoning.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:07:57 +0000 Flo Jonic 22884 at http://ripr.org Frank Caprio Announces Bid for Old Job as Rhode Island's Treasurer Federal Prosecutors Feel Pinch of Shutdown http://ripr.org/post/federal-prosecutors-feel-pinch-shutdown <p>The federal government shutdown is having an impact on the prosecution of federal cases in Rhode Island.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha has had to furlough a third to a half of his 45-person staff because of the federal government shutdown.&nbsp; He said they&rsquo;re managing by bringing in people who are working on the most urgent cases and then rotating them as the cases change.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:23:38 +0000 Flo Jonic 22595 at http://ripr.org Federal Prosecutors Feel Pinch of Shutdown KHN breaks down Medicare cuts http://ripr.org/post/khn-breaks-down-medicare-cuts <p>Confused by that number you keep hearing from the candidates in connection with Medicare – $716 billion dollars? Who’s cutting what? Which side is right? <strong>Kaiser Health News</strong>‘ Mary Agnes Carey cuts through the campaign clutter for you with an <a href="http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2012/August/17/faq-716-billion-medicare-reductions.aspx?utm_source=khn&amp;utm_medium=internal&amp;utm_campaign=viewed">excellent FAQ</a>.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8304 at http://ripr.org