Michelle Kwan stars in husband's political ad
July 24th, 2014
03:20 PM ET
2 months ago

Michelle Kwan stars in husband's political ad

(CNN) – U.S. figure skating legend Michelle Kwan has been featured in endorsements for Coca-Cola, Chevrolet and Campbell's Soup.

Now she's promoting something else: Her husband's political campaign.

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Filed under: 2014 • Rhode Island
'Christmas' is back in Rhode Island State House
December 2nd, 2013
01:14 PM ET
10 months ago

'Christmas' is back in Rhode Island State House

(CNN) - "Christmas" is returning to Rhode Island's capitol building.

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee put out a statement Monday announcing that the tree at the State House will be called a "Christmas tree," ending a two-year long controversy.

In 2011, in his first year as governor, Chafee's calling of a "holiday tree" sparked protests, including a competing Christmas tree lighting ceremony. A state lawmaker even called the governor a "Grinch."
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Filed under: Lincoln Chafee • Rhode Island
Seven states reject Obama insurance proposal
November 20th, 2013
04:45 PM ET
10 months ago

Seven states reject Obama insurance proposal

(CNN) - If you like your health insurance plan, you might still be out of luck.

At least if you live in one of the seven states that have rejected the President Barack Obama's proposal to allow health insurance companies to renew plans not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Healthcare • Indiana • Massachusetts • Minnesota • Obamacare • President Obama • Rhode Island • Vermont • Washington State
Rhode Island Gov. changes party ID–again
May 29th, 2013
01:33 PM ET
1 year ago

Rhode Island Gov. changes party ID–again

Updated Wednesday 5/29 5:04 p.m. ET

(CNN) – Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an independent, plans to run for re-election next year as a Democrat, his office confirmed Wednesday to CNN.

The first-term governor became the first governor in the state's history to serve as an independent when he was elected in 2010.
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Filed under: Lincoln Chafee • Rhode Island
Rhode Island becomes tenth state to make same-sex marriage legal
May 2nd, 2013
10:59 AM ET
1 year ago

Rhode Island becomes tenth state to make same-sex marriage legal

(CNN) - Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage after the state legislature approved the measure Thursday, making Rhode Island the tenth state in the nation to give same-sex couples the right to wed.

Last week both the Rhode Island House and Senate approved by large margins measures allowing same-sex marriage, but more votes were required after the legislation was tweaked. The law will go into effect August 1.
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Filed under: Rhode Island • Same-sex marriage
Rhode Island moves toward approval of same-sex marriage
April 24th, 2013
04:49 PM ET
1 year ago

Rhode Island moves toward approval of same-sex marriage

(CNN) - Rhode Island moved toward becoming the 10th state in the nation and the last in New England to approve same-sex marriage after its state Senate voted Wednesday to approve a bill extending marriage rights.

Senators approved the bill 26-12 Wednesday afternoon.

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Filed under: Rhode Island • Same-sex marriage
Romney wins Rhode Island primary, CNN projects
April 24th, 2012
08:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney wins Rhode Island primary, CNN projects

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will win the Rhode Island primary, CNN projected Tuesday.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rhode Island
Romney, Obama in general election mode as 5 states hold primaries
April 24th, 2012
03:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Obama in general election mode as 5 states hold primaries

(CNN) – On the biggest day of Republican primary voting since last month's Super Tuesday, the certain GOPpresidential nominee and the incumbent president he hopes to unseat both appeared to be in full general election mode.

Mitt Romney planned a speech Tuesday night in New Hampshire that his campaign said would signal the virtual conclusion of the GOP primary campaign, while President Barack Obama emphasized the themes of equal opportunity and Republican intransigence in courting the youth vote in speeches on college campuses.

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Filed under: 2012 • Connecticut • Delaware • Mitt Romney • New York • Newt Gingrich • Pennsylvania • Rhode Island • Ron Paul
The nuts and bolts for Tuesday's primaries
April 24th, 2012
07:44 AM ET
2 years ago

The nuts and bolts for Tuesday's primaries

(CNN) - Voters in five states will head to the polls on Tuesday after a three-week lull in the Republican presidential primary season, a time in which Mitt Romney essentially secured his party's nomination.

Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island will hold primaries, with a total of 204 delegates at stake.

Here's a glimpse of the nuts and bolts for Tuesday's contests.
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Filed under: 2012 • Connecticut • Delaware • Mitt Romney • New York • Newt Gingrich • Pennsylvania • Republicans • Rhode Island • Ron Paul
Paul courts Rhode Island voters with ad
April 18th, 2012
02:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Paul courts Rhode Island voters with ad

(CNN) - While Mitt Romney has essentially locked up the Republican presidential nomination, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has his eyes set on Rhode Island's upcoming primary with the release of a TV ad in the Ocean State.

The 30-second spot, 'The Plan,' takes a largely positive tone and aims to outline the candidate's proposals to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget in one year, as well as eliminate five federal bureaucracies and cut U.S. military involvement abroad.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rhode Island • Ron Paul
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