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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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Sen. Jack Reed is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate ties between Russian interests and President Donald Trump’s campaign. Reed said in a statement that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes of California is too partisan to lead a credible probe into links between Russian interests and the president and his campaign advisers.

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After President Trump released his proposed budget, Rhode Island’s congressional delegation was quick to denounce various cuts that would affect the state.

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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed stopped by our studio recently to discuss the early months of the Trump administration, including the impact of judicial nominees, the outlook for the GOP healthcare plan, and the next step in examining Russian influence in the US presidential election last year.

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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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This week, Mike Stenhouse from the conservative leaning think-tank the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity joins us. 

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Ranking member Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and chair of the Senate Judiciary’s subcommittee on crime and terrorism Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, have asked the head of the FBI and the acting Attorney General to release information on the alleged wiretapping of then-candidate Donald Trump and his residence, Trump Tower.

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Rhode Island’s two U.S. Senators, Democrats Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, both denounced President Trump’s revised executive order banning immigration and travel from six Muslim majority countries.

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The town of Johnston has been a Democratic stronghold for years, but in 2016 Johnston voters gave Republican Donald Trump a decisive 14 point victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. That was the sharpest swing in partisan support since 2012 for any Rhode Island community.

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State Rep. Jason Knight (D-Barrington) joins Political Roundtable to discus why he ran for the General Assembly; whether he supports Governor Raimondo's college tuition plan; and his reaction to President Donald Trump's address to Congress this week.

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Reaction to President Donald Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday night is breaking along partisan lines.

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Rhode Island’s congressional delegation expressed skepticism after President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday.

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Governor Gina Raimondo said President Trump tells her the federal government will not go after otherwise law abiding undocumented immigrants, and will focus instead on those who commit crimes.

Happy Weekend! 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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Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steve Pare doesn’t want city police used as deputy immigration  agents. RIPR Political Analyst Scott MacKay says Pare’s stance makes sense.


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