Featured

US Polls Show Majorities Oppose National Emergency Declaration

VOA News/Ken Bredemeier Three new polls in the show that a majority of Americans oppose President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build a wall along the country's southern border with Mexico without congressional authorization. In the latest survey released Wednesday, a Politico/Morning Consult poll showed Americans were opposed to Trump's action by a 51-39 percent margin. But as is often the case in polls about Trump's actions, there was a sharp political divide in the survey results. Trump's emergency declaration drew 77 percent support from fellow Republicans, with 18 percent opposed. A total of 81 percent of…
Read More »
Featured

New US Senators Bring Diverse Backgrounds, Voices to Washington

VOA News/Michael Bowman CAPITOL HILL — At the start of a new Congress, Republicans expand their Senate majority to 53 members, while Democrats number 47, including two independents who caucus with them. The 2018 midterm elections featured 33 Senate contests for six-year terms in the 100-member chamber. Up for grabs were 23 seats held by Democrats, eight by Republicans and both independents. Democrats won two Republican-held seats, while Republicans captured four Democratic seats for a net gain of two. Both independents won re-election. VOA takes a look at the senators who are new to the chamber, many of whom are already…
Read More »

DNC on Taking Back the House of Representatives

DNC Chair Tom Perez issued the following statement after Democrats took back the House:   “The Democratic Party is back.   “Nothing is more powerful than the voice of the American people, and they spoke out loud and clear: Donald Trump does not stand for our values, the Republican Party has failed to hold him accountable, and it’s time for bold Democratic leadership in Washington.   “We won back the House because our candidates had a clear message for working families and refused to let Trump and the GOP distract us from the issues that matter most. Democrats believe that…
Read More »

DEMOCRATS, JUST SAY THANK YOU FOR TAX REFORM

Warwick, RI - On December 21, 2017, the day after the Republican Congress passed tax reform, the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission requested that National Grid lowers its rate increase to reflect the impact of tax reform. Today, National Grid is lowering its proposed rate increase by $26 million, a decrease of about 33 percent. Rhode Island Republican Party Chairman Brandon S. Bell commented: “Lt. Governor Dan McKee, Governor Raimondo and all the Rhode Island Democrats who opposed tax reform deserve ZERO credit for this rate reduction. They didn’t even call on Grid to lower their rate increase because of…
Read More »
Politics

US Democratic Party Convention Opens Amid Leaked Email Controversy

  Ken Bredemeier Last updated on: July 25, 2016 3:17 PM Democrats open their national convention Monday, set to affirm former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the party's 2016 presidential nominee, but embroiled in controversy over leaked emails that show how party leaders sought to ease her path to the nomination by mocking her challenger, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee, was pushed out of the post Sunday in the aftermath of the WikiLeaks disclosure of nearly 20,000 emails.  She was jeered Monday by Sanders' supporters as she spoke to a group…
Read More »
Politics

US Survey: Nearly Half of Americans Are Angrier at Current Events

VOA News A new survey shows that nearly half of Americans are angrier at current events than they were a year ago, with whites, Republicans and women the most outraged. Overall, the NBC News/Survey Monkey/Esquire online poll released Sunday said that 49 percent of Americans found themselves feeling angrier about the news in 2015. Whites were the angriest, with 54 percent saying they were more outraged in the last year, compared to 43 percent of Latinos and 33 percent of blacks. The poll also showed Republicans angrier than Democrats, with 61 percent of Republicans saying that current events irk them…
Read More »
Politics

Trump se consolida entre republicanos y Clinton aumenta su ventaja

El senador Marco Rubio pasa al segundo lugar en el campo republicano y se convierte en la mayor amenaza para Hillary Clinton en una hipotética carrera entre ambos. Voz de América - Redacción Once meses antes de la elección presidencial de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump y Hillary Clinton, son los indiscutibles líderes en los campos republicano y demócrata respectivamente, según una encuesta nacional divulgada este miércoles por la Universidad Quinnipiac. De acuerdo al sondeo, Trump obtendría el 27 por ciento de los votos republicanos, seguido por el senador por la Florida, Marco Rubio, con 17%, mientras el neurocirujano Ben Carson…
Read More »

North Smithfield Democrats Endorse Gina Raimondo For Governor Become Sixth Democratic Town Committee to Endorse Her in the Democratic Primary

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Last night the North Smithfield Democratic Town Committee voted unanimously to endorse Gina Raimondo in the Democratic primary for governor. Gina has earned three committee endorsements in the past two days, a sign of the growing support for her candidacy. “Our committee is proud to be backing Gina for governor,” said Chairwoman Katrina Therien. “With so many Rhode Islanders out of work and families struggling, we need a governor who has the ability to help bring back good, middle-class jobs and get our economy growing again. Gina has an innovative, comprehensive approach to job creation and she…
Read More »
Featured

Barrington Democrats Endorse Gina Raimondo For Governor

BARRINGTON – The Barrington Democratic Town Committee overwhelmingly endorsed Gina Raimondo for governor last night. After hearing from each of the candidates in the Democratic Primary, the committee voted to endorse Gina because of her proven track record of solving big problems and commitment to fixing our economy. The final vote tally was 16 for Gina, three for Clay Pell and one for Mayor Taveras. "We are so proud to be endorsing Gina for governor," said Chairwoman Mary Alyce Gasbarro. "Gina gets results and she has what it takes to tackle the big challenges facing Rhode Island. She is a…
Read More »