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Clay Pell, grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, D-RI, and his wife, two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Michelle Kwan, enter the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

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Clay Pell, grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, D-RI, and his wife, two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Michelle Kwan, enter the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

Michelle Kwan Skates Into Politics

Olympian Michelle Kwan skated into politics today. The two-time Olympic medalist figure skater and five-time world champion released a web video in support of her husband Clay Pell’s candidacy for governor of Rhode Island. The 60-second spot, which comes nine...

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U.S. President Barack Obama stands with Elena Kagan, confirmed associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, claps during a reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., in this Aug. 6, 2010 file photo.

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U.S. President Barack Obama stands with Elena Kagan, confirmed associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, claps during a reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., in this Aug. 6, 2010 file photo.

Supreme Court @Parchment.com — ‘Hasn’t Really Gotten to E-Mail’

No e-mails in chambers at the Supreme Court: Justice Elena Kagan, who says she brought a certain sense of social media with her to the high court, says communications among the justices look the same as they did when she...

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The Honorable U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) speaks on stage with other female members of Congress during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The Honorable U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) speaks on stage with other female members of Congress during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Super-PAC to Aid Democratic Women Seeking Governorships

Democrats generally lead Republicans among female officeholders and voters. In Congress, Democratic women outnumber Republican women by 59 to 19 in the House and by 16 to four in the Senate. President Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney by 11 points among...

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Lincoln Chafee, governor of Rhode Island, in New York, on April 29, 2013.

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Lincoln Chafee, governor of Rhode Island, in New York, on April 29, 2013.

Obama: ‘Linc’ Joins Party of Jeff, Jack, FDR, JFK — and Bill?

President Barack Obama welcomed a new Democrat to the fold today: Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a former Republican senator elected governor as a Republican and announcing his membership in the Democratic Party today. “I’m delighted to hear that Gov....

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Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Chafee Hears Providence Footsteps

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, the nation’s only Independent governor, said this morning that he expects to face a challenge from state General Treasurer Gina Raimondo in 2014. Chafee was mum on whether he’ll switch parties and become a Democrat,...

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Moody's Investors Service Inc. headquarters in New York.

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Moody's Investors Service Inc. headquarters in New York.

Pension Poetry: Moody’s Haiku

Marcia Van Wagner, a senior analyst at Moody’s Investors Service speaking at a conference in Providence, Rhode Island, has so far offered the most succinct description of the pension woes facing states and cities. She opened her remarks at the Bond Buyer Symposium...

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People celebrate in front of the White House on Nov. 7, 2012.

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People celebrate in front of the White House on Nov. 7, 2012.

Reddest Reds, Bluest Blues: Obama-Romney Contest

Now that we’ve left behind the obsessive coverage and minute slicing-and-dicing of the swing states that constituted the end-all and be-all of the 2012 presidential election, we were left wondering: Where did the landslides occur? Defining that as any place where one of...

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Sen. Jack Reed, left, and Sen. Sherrod Brown on the Capitol.

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Sen. Jack Reed, left, and Sen. Sherrod Brown on the Capitol.

Reed’s Read: `Let’s Get This Done’

Sen. Jack Reed dropped in for coffee this afternoon, arriving with a reasonable amount of faith that some of the heaviest lifting required to avert the so-called fiscal cliff at year’s end will be possible in the lame-duck session after...

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U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, left, and challenger Anthony Gemma participate in the 1st Congressional District primary debate at Rhode Island College.

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U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, left, and challenger Anthony Gemma participate in the 1st Congressional District primary debate at Rhode Island College.

Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island Last to Vote Before Nov. 6

It’s primary election day in Delaware, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, the last states to select major-party nominees for Congress in the Nov. 6 general election. The top contest probably is in Rhode Island, where one-term Democratic Rep. David Cicilline is...

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