debates en TGIF: 11 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media <p>Welcome back to my Friday column. The news keeps coming fast and furious, from near and <a href="">far</a>, although the local pace is bound to include just a few more leisure moments with the approach of summer. Feel free to share your tips and thoughts at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and to follow me <a href="">on the twitters</a>. Here we go. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:13:02 +0000 Ian Donnis 35140 at What do James Diossa and Sheldon Whitehouse share in common? <p>Q: What does <a href="">James Diossa</a>, a rising political star&nbsp;from hardscrabble Central Falls, have in common with <a href="">one of Rhode Island’s members </a>in&nbsp;Washington, DC’s “<a href="">Millionaires Club</a>“?</p><p>A. They both act like incumbents when it suits their political interests.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 8482 at Six things to watch for in Tuesday’s CD1 debate between Cicilline and Doherty <p>WPRI’s <a href="">debate this evening </a>between Congressman David Cicilline and Republican challenger Brendan Doherty comes as the First Congressional District race remains up for grabs. Just consider last week’s <a href="">Brown University poll</a>: it showed Cicilline with a lead of slightly less than 6 percentage points. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:44:12 +0000 Ian Donnis 8723 at Unsurprising: Cicilline set for more, not fewer, TV debates <p>Congressional incumbents tend to limit their appearances in debates. The thinking can be boiled down to: why give your opponent more, not fewer, opportunities to duke it out?</p><p>But <a href="">David Cicilline</a>, a good talker,&nbsp;is drawing attention to his intention to meet Republican <a href="">Brendan Doherty </a>in a series of televised debates:</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:45:07 +0000 Ian Donnis 8583 at