President Trump

The May Revenue Estimating Conference is in the books, signaling the beginning of the end of the legislative session, and all the excitement that comes with that. 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.

Chuck Hinman

After the 2016 presidential election, Rob Blair, an assistant professor of political science at Brown University, began teaching a new course. It's designed to answer one question: is our democracy failing? And it’s proven to be popular enough to go nationwide. Blair claims that this is not an anti-Trump course.

One need not suffer from triskaidekaphobia to question Rhode Island's budget outlook. But lawmakers are heading off on their spring break, and the weather shows some (brief) signs of improvement, so it will have to wait. Thanks, regardless, 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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Independent candidate for governor Joe Trillo joins Political Roundtable to discuss his campaign and President Trump's stance on Dreamers.

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Rhode Island's two U.S. senators have expressed reservations about President Trump’s choice to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, who faces scrutiny for her role in running a black site in Thailand after 9/11.

President Trump used a tweet over the weekend to fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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Gabriela Domenzain, director of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss President Trump's appeal to voters in communities like Johnston, the case of Lilian Calderon, why undocumented immigrants want driver's licenses and more.

Haitian community activists, politicians and local leaders held a press conference and rally on Sunday to support Rhode Island's Haitian community, in reaction to the vulgar comments about certain immigrants attributed to President Trump on Thursday.

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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.