RI Congress ’08

Congressman Kennedy Would Prefer Less Dissent from the Catholic Church on Abortion and Healthcare

By Carroll Andrew Morse | October 23, 2009 |

CNS News has posted a video of an interview with Rhode Island First District Congressman Patrick Kennedy, where he says that the Catholic Church’s opposition to including funding for abortion in healthcare reform plans “is an absolute red herring” that does nothing but “fan the flames of dissent and discord”. You have to start to…

Patrick Kennedy on Why He Has Better Things to do With His Time than Explain His Positions to the Public

By Carroll Andrew Morse | October 16, 2008 |

Patrick Kennedy just explained to WPRO radio why he refuses to debate his opponent…Debates at this stage are usually theatre and gotcha games.Unbelievably, Congressman Kennedy made this statement while spending the day with actor Martin Sheen! So Congressman Kennedy considers discussing issues with his opponent in front of the public to be theatre. Yet he…

Reactions to the Bailout Bill

By Carroll Andrew Morse | October 6, 2008 |

Reaction from Second District Congressional candidate Mark Zaccaria on the bailout bill that passed Congress on Friday… This week Rhode Island’s entire congressional delegation voted in favor of an open ended plan to nationalize private property on a scale that boggles the mind. If this had been done using the government’s authority under Eminent Domain…

Jon Scott on the Bailout & on Alternatives

By Carroll Andrew Morse | September 30, 2008 |

For the first time I can remember, the government is actually moving as fast as the blogosphere can keep up. I had scheduled up a follow-up interview with Republican First District Congressional candidate Jon Scott for Monday, to give him a chance to go on the record about the big bailout deal as it details…

Mark Zaccaria on the Big Bailout

By Carroll Andrew Morse | September 29, 2008 |

On Saturday, I had the chance to interview Second District Congressional candidate Mark Zaccaria on the big bailout plan that was taking shape. Details were still emerging and not yet final, so I still wanted to keep the questions general. I opened with a reference to Federalist 52. Mr. Zaccaria responded with the best explanation…

Jon Scott on Hot Dogs & the Big Bailout

By Carroll Andrew Morse | September 29, 2008 |

Republican First District Congressional Candidate Jon Scott kicked of his Work-a-Day campaign this past Friday at the Spike’s on Thayer Street in Providence…Jon Scott has invited his opponent, Congressman Patrick Kennedy, to join him as he works one day with various businesses around the First District in the weeks leading up to the November 4th…

Mark Zaccaria on How the Federal Government is Killing the Fishing Industy in Rhode Island and Elsewhere

By Carroll Andrew Morse | September 9, 2008 |

Second District Congressional Candidate Mark Zaccaria doesn’t think that it makes sense to ask a fisherman to go out to sea and come back with less than a full haul… If you’re about to go buy a $7,000 or $8,000 load of diesel fuel, but are only allowed to catch some small amount of the…

Zaccaria Challenges Langevin to A-Debate-Per-Town

By Carroll Andrew Morse | August 7, 2008 |

According to Cynthia Needham of the Projo, Republican Congressional candidate Mark Zaccaria would like to offer each city and town in Rhode Island’s Second District an opportunity to host a Congressional debate…“I look forward to a vigorous race against my opponent and I would like to challenge Mr. Langevin to a minimum of 20 public…

Mark Zaccaria on the Republican Energy Policy Floor Revolt

By Carroll Andrew Morse | August 5, 2008 |

Republican Second District Congressional candidate Mark Zaccaria, last Friday, issued this statement on the U.S. House Republican floor revolt regarding energy policy and domestic drilling for oil…Mark Zaccaria today denounced Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her fellow House Democrats for adjourning for the August recess without having allowed a vote on the offshore…

Jon Scott Applauds the Republican Floor Revolt on Energy Policy

By Carroll Andrew Morse | August 4, 2008 |

Last week, Congressional Democrats voted to take their summer vacation without voting on a bill that would expand the Federally-owned lands and areas of the outer continental shelf that could be drilled for oil. In protest of the Democrats non-action, a number of House Republicans remained on the House floor after Friday’s adjournment, making public…

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