PROVIDENCE, R.I. – White House spokesman Bill Burton says President Obama decided to stay out of Rhode Island's gubernatorial race because quote, "out of respect for his friend Lincoln Chafee."
When questioned by White House reporters on Air Force One, Burton elaborated. According to the press report, Burton says, "the president's feeling is he has respect for his friend Lincoln Chafee and he's not going to get involved in this race."
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Congressman Patrick Kennedy says mental illness in military personnel needs to become a national priority.
He says a new Department of Defense study finds more active duty members of the military are killing themselves than dying on the battlefield. Kennedy says the stigma needs to be lifted when it comes to mental illnesses.
Rhode Island famers hope to shine at a democratic fundraiser tonight headlined by President Barack Obama. Much of the food for the dinner will come from local growers, including Red Planet Vegetables in Johnston, Scratch Farm in Cranston and City Farm in Providence.
Chefs and owners from the Providence restaurant Al Forno have planned a special menu for the event, which will be hosted in a private home.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The last time you came to Rhode Island an overflow crowd of 10,000 supporters braved slush-clotted streets in Providence's Mount Pleasant neighborhood and a freezing winter rain to cheer you at Rhode Island College.
That was three days before the state's presidential primary and you vigorously touted your themes of hope and change. A week earlier, your then-opponent, Senator Hillary Clinton mocked your message at the same venue.