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2:58 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Why are there so few active tweeters in the General Assembly?

Switching to an iPhone from a BlackBerry was all it took for state Representative Jon Brien to become a Twitter enthusiast earlier this year.

The BlackBerry interface for Twitter was “useless,” and Brien says, “I really didn’t get Twitter.” But a new world of information and communication opened up when  he signed up for a Twitter handle on his iPhone last spring.

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On Politics
3:06 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Polisena: voters need to press legislators for answers

Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena tends to get somewhat less attention than some of his counterparts from other cities. But Polisena was candid and quotable during a visit to Rhode Island Public Radio’s Political Roundtable last week. Here are some of the highlights:

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On Politics
2:10 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Taveras boosts Kimzey and Goldin in legislative races

Progressive activist Libby Kimzey got a boost over the weekend in her three-way Democratic primary for state rep — an endorsement from Providence Mayor Angel Taveras (who also backed Gayle Goldin):

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On Politics
4:14 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Dems rip RI GOP for fundraiser with Allen West; Zaccaria fires back

The state Democratic Party is criticizing Rhode Island Republicans for choosing Florida Congressman Allen West to headline a fundraiser tomorrow evening at the Providence Prime steakhouse on Federal Hill.

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On Politics
2:17 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Johnston’s Polisena says he bulked up his campaign account to fend off the firefighters’ union

 It might not be Raimondo-like, but Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena buttressed one of the state’s 10-largest campaign accounts ($135,242) by adding clos

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On Politics
1:22 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

DaPonte and DaSilva go head to head in high-profile Senate race

The marquee race of the primary season in the state Senate contest between Senate Finance Chairman Daniel DaPonte, who faces a challenge from fellow Democrat, state Representative Roberto DaSilva. If you want a sense of the candidates and their stances, check out WPRI/WNAC-TV’s Newsmakers this weekend (including a special 6:30 pm Saturday broadcast on WNAC).

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On Politics
4:25 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Doherty and Cicilline trade punches on DNC’s costly Newport fundraiser

Brendan Doherty’s GOP congressional campaign says a high-priced Newport fundraiser for Congressman David Cicilline this weekend — highlighted in Politico — doesn’t pass the laugh test because of Cicilline’s messaging about fighting for the middle class.

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On Politics
3:30 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

The RI Gay Marriage Debate

Rhode Island has been the stage for contentious debate over same-sex marriage. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says the political landscape is shifting in favor of marriage equality.

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On Politics
2:35 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Democrats, Doherty spar on the Bush tax cuts

The state Democratic Party has sent out a series of news releases criticizing Republican congressional candidate Brendan Doherty over the Bush tax cuts. The GOP candidate’s camp responds by saying that Doherty favors even broader cuts.

Doherty campaign spokesman Ian Prior explains Doherty’s stance this way:

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