Brandon Bell

It's starting to actually feel like fall, and the news keeps coming fast and furious. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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Democratic victories in elections Tuesday are mostly a comment on President Trump. That’s according to a former chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party.

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Construction is under way at the Wexford Innovation Complex in the I-195 District in Providence. Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo calls the project a game-changer for the state’s economy. But is the governor’s optimism justified?

Rhode Island inexorably moves toward a fresh campaign season as we leave summer behind. So thanks for stopping by. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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Rhode Island Republican Party Chairman Brandon Bell joins Political Roundtable to discuss President Trump's criticism of NFL players; the use of incentives to spark the Wexford Innovation Complex in the I-195 District; and the ongoing debate over the PawSox.

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Rhode Island Republican Chairman Brandon Bell joins Bonus Q&A this week to discuss President Trump's job performance, competition among Republicans for state office in 2018, and the new GOP tax plan, among other issues.

We're edging ever closer to a lively election year, as seen by the events of the past week. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

We'll skip the opening quip this week, because, this week. Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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Some Rhode Island Republicans describe President Donald Trump's controversial remarks about weekend violence in Charlottesville as a communications lapse, while Democrats said Trump made a false equivalency between hate groups and their opponents.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, generally considered the most popular governor in the U.S., is slated to headline an August 28 fundraiser for the Rhode Island Republican Party.

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Providence city officials are facing criticism for backing legislation that aims to create a regional water authority in the state. 

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Gov. Gina Raimondo’s campaign organization says it’s donating to charity contributions from a man convicted of running a Ponzi scheme.

Just another quiet week in Rhode Island politics, right? Lots to chew on here, so thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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U.S. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed announced Friday their opposition to Neil Gorsuch's U.S. Supreme Court nomination.

The move comes after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats announced their opposition to Gorsuch earlier this week.

Whitehouse shared many of his concerns about Gorsuch during a recent meeting in Providence.

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U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha is among the Obama-era federal prosecutors who stepped down Friday following a request from the Trump administration.

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