Topic: National politics

Brown Students for Hillary hosted an information session about Hillary Clinton Wednesday evening, including a presentation about her personal and political background and an open discussion about her policies. The group hopes to promote Clinton’s presidential candidacy on campus and off — an effort that will include campaigning and canvassing.

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‘Hillary 101’ reflects on Clinton’s past amid campaign launch

April 16, 2015 7 comments

Students gathered Wednesday night for an info session and discussion forum on Hillary Clinton in light of her announcement of her presidential campaign.

Columns

Kenyon GS: Does the State of the Union really matter?

January 22, 2015 0 comments

The address does little to assure me that anything beyond the political status quo is occurring.

Students watch the State of the Union address in a screening hosted by the Brown Democrats in Wilson 102. The president’s address focused on closing income inequality gaps and continuing the economic recovery.

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Obama highlights opportunity, rising inequality in speech

January 29, 2014 0 comments

President Obama emphasized reducing income inequality and expanding opportunity in his sixth annual State of the Union address Tuesday night.

R.I. joins interstate compact to reform presidential elections

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R.I. joins interstate compact to reform presidential elections

October 3, 2013 0 comments

The group of nine states and D.C. hopes to use a popular vote system instead of electoral college.

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Shutdown could harm state economy

October 2, 2013 1 comment

U. financial aid and research grants will be unaffected in the short term, Provost said.

R.I. senator works to manage interest rates on student loans

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R.I. senator works to manage interest rates on student loans

September 23, 2013 1 comment

The bill comes after a 2012 plan by Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., to freeze interest rates for a year.

At the end of the talk, students asked former Congressman Ron Paul, who spoke Tuesday night, about comments he allegedly made regarding race.

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Ron Paul espouses wary view of big government

April 17, 2013 43 comments

The former congressman said his first priorities are ending war and reducing U.S. presence abroad.

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Bipartisan conference encourages student political involvement

April 15, 2013 1 comment

Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I. spoke on legislative careers in their keynote addresses.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who won reelection earlier this month, said he is not interested in joining Obama’s second-term cabinet.

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R.I. senators contemplate roles in 113th Congress

November 27, 2012 1 comment

After R.I. Democrats pulled off a strong showing in this year’s elections, the state’s two senators are weighing their priorities for the next session in Congress.

Though polls predicted a close race, Rep. David Cicilline ’83, D-R.I., defeated Republican challenger  Brendan Doherty by more than 12 points.

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GOP shortfalls clear path for Cicilline ’83

November 15, 2012 0 comments

Once the votes were tallied last Tuesday night, results showed the incumbent defeated his Republican opponent Brendan Doherty 52.9 to 40.8 percent.