Topic: National politics

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Prof. explores racial prejudice in politics

October 31, 2012 0 comments

Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Tesler found that racial attitudes still play a major role in politics.