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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has joined opposition to President Donald Trump’s plan to drill for oil and gas offshore in protected federal areas of New England waters. 


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As we near the end of 2017, Rhode Island Public Radio Political Analyst Scott MacKay has been reflecting on the year in politics and the year ahead. Today he brings us his annual ode, 'Twas the night before the New General Assembly session, with thanks to poet Clement Moore. 

More proof positive this week that Rhode Island politics *is* the gift that keeps on giving. So thanks for stopping by. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Without further ado, here we go.

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Robert Flanders joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss his GOP run for the U.S. Senate and the Republican tax plan in Congress.

RIPR has repeatedly invited Flanders' GOP rival, Robert Nardolillo, to appear as a guest on Political Roundtable. Nardolillo has yet to accept the invitation.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Robert Flanders joins Bonus Q&A to talk about his campaign, along with his view of President Trump, safety net programs, whether the Israeli capital should be moved to Jerusalem and other topics.

Amid a rising chorus of calls Wednesday for U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota to resign, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said Franken should step down.

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Former Rhode Island Supreme Court justice Robert G. Flanders Jr. announced Thursday his Republican campaign for the U.S. Senate seat

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Nancy Pelosi, the U.S. House Minority leader, railed against the proposed Republican tax overhaul during a visit to the Ocean State Monday. Pelosi joined the state’s congressional delegation during a tour at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick.

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Former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert G. Flanders Jr., a Republican, appears poised to launch his campaign for the seat held by Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, on November 16.

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John Kerry, former secretary of state and Democratic U.S. senator for Massachusetts, wants environmentalists to bring their activism to the voting booths.

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Lawmakers and environmentalists are disappointed in and concerned about the federal Environmental Protection Agency's decision to stop three agency scientists from talking about their research on climate change. 

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EPA head Scott Pruitt wants to dismantle the policy known as the Clean Power Plan, adopted in 2015 to help reduce greenhouse gases. 

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Are Americans ready to consider a single-payer health care system? What’s next for the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama's signature health care law?

Rhode Island Public Radio’s health reporter Lynn Arditi and political analyst Scott MacKay sat down with Rhode Island’s U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse to find out.

Mid-September is here and with it a burst of General Assembly activity. So thanks for stopping by for the return of my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and your can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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Joining forces with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is the latest lawmaker to announce plans to co-sponsor legislation to create a single-payer health system.

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