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Marriage Equality Rally And Hearing — Wednesday

Join Ocean State Action and MERI to show your support for same sex marriage, Wednesday, February 9, at the State House. Rally starts outside at 4pm and then moves into the committee hearing. Attendees should enter on the north side of the building. Please be

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Segal Slams Mayor On Misleading Ad

Today’s Projo has this article, providing a retrospective of the First Source battle, and the work David Segal and others did to compel Cicilline to enforce the local hiring law, which Cicilline takes credit for in a recent ad:  Segal organized — and won —

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Segal For Congress Ad

Head on over to Daily Kos — where you can “recommend” it — for more info about the Segal for Congress campaign’s new ad, which hits the air next week:

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Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger.*

The other day I watched Daft Punk’s Around the World video for the first time in a couple years, so naturally ended up watching a number of their vids and stumbled upon this amazing homemade video to DP’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (trust me, be

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I Have Seen The Future Of The Republican Party

And his name is George Hutchins.  Just a couple minutes poking around his campaign website for North Carolina’s Fourth District will make it clear that Hutchins is the real deal, not one of those fake conservatives. And as any REAL conservative knows, the reason that

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Who Laughs This Way – Hohoho?

If you answered, “Must Be Santa” give yourself a star (we also would have accepted Hunter Thompson as a correct answer).  And then be sure to check out this new straight-up weird Bob Dylan music video for his Christmas song of the same name. It’s

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How Do YOU Define Discrimination?

I spoke with Governor Carcieri’s office today about his speaking engagement at the Massachusetts Family Institute Banquet tomorrow night. I asked to confirm the Governor’s belief that homosexuality “is an unhealthy practice and destructive to individuals, family, and society,” as MFI’s website states. His press

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A Crucial Moment for Health Care

Here’s an important call to action today from Ocean State Action. We need your help sticking it to the insurance industry. There’s some real momentum for the public insurance option, but our Senators need to hear from YOU to make it happen. Please call Senators

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Obama to Address Congress About Health Care: “Whatever” Say RI’s Senators

Okay, so our Senators didn’t really say that. But what is true is that, even more important than hearing from Obama, our elected leaders need to hear from their constituents — that means YOU — that we need real health care reform, and we need

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The Left Foreleg of Wild Wolves . . . It’s What’s for (Sarah Palin’s) Dinner

While animal rights might not be at the top of most people’s list of issues to consider when deciding their vote for President, as a vegetarian (with occasional lapses of tuna-eating), I found this to be noteworthy.  As the Humane Society Legislative Fund explains in

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Two-Face Coming to Town. . . to Fix our Health Care Crisis!

 The corporations that are jacking up health care costs, cutting benefits and coverage, all while making record profits, are coming to Providence.     PVD is one of the 10 lucky cities in the country where America’s Health Insurance Plans, the trade group for the nation’s insurance industry, will

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Tunezererwe Hamwe

(We understand that to mean “Let’s be happy together.”) The Rhode Island Burundian community and the International Institute are hosting a festival today, from 2 to 4pm at St. Michael’s Church in South Providence, at 239 Oxford St.

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McCain Top Adviser Leaving Campaign, Citing Obama as His Reason

McCain’s top media consultant, Mark McKinnon, resigned from the GOP leader’s campaign last night, because he doesn’t want to campaign against Obama.  This is just more proof of the Obamicans that aren’t getting the attention that they deserve in the media for the shift they