Bangor Daily News
Federal study showing increased teen pot use rekindles legalization debate in Maine
A federal study on teen drug use - showing increased marijuana use among eighth- and 10th-graders - is being used by Maine legalization advocates and their opponents alike to bolster their respective cases.
Moving U.S. Embassies: Vatican City? Jerusalem?
The Obama administration is at pains to tamp down the latest controversy on the diplomatic front.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
New York Daily News
Nancy Pelosi crosses Vatican official over abortion rights
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, in 2008 kissing the papal ring worn by Pope Benedict XVI during the Pope's visit to the United States, has said abortion is a 'sacred issue' for her given her Catholic faith.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Whitehouse Praises Obamacare for Access to Mental Health
According to data released today by the White House, 172,000 Rhode Islanders will gain access to expanded mental health and substance use disorder benefits and federal parity protections thanks to the Affordable Care Act .
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Has Rhode Island Become A No Enforcement Zone For Pot?
Decriminalization of marijuana possession has freed up law enforcement resources in Rhode Island, according to supporters, after the same change in nearby Massachusetts in 2009 prompted the lowest rate of possession arrests in the nation .
RI bishop: Mandela support for abortion 'shameful'
The Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence weighed in on Nelson Mandela's death by calling his support for abortion ''shameful.'
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Rhode Island man recalls meeting Nelson Mandela
"And we get to the door and the Secret Service says, 'You are not a Kennedy!'" said Ray Rickman as he laughed.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Rep. Kennedy joins immigration fast
Since Nov. 12, several immigration activists have abstained from food to bring attention to their push to enact comprehensive immigration reform.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Providence woman still inspired by JFK
The glamour President John F. Kennedy brought to the political scene was unequalled then in American politics, and maybe not since.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Nov. 22, 1963: SouthCoast loses beloved adopted son, John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy enjoys a day out on the water in the early 1950s in Cape Cod. Kennedy, a Democrat, served three terms in the House of Representatives, and in 1952 he was elected to the U.S. Senate.
Can Trey Radel stay in Congress after cocaine charge?
It is a good and telling measure of a community when it knows how to honor the lives of those who... Congressman Trey Radel addresses the news media after pleading guilty to cocaine possession Nov. 20. / Kinfay Moroti, The Fort Myers News-Press WASHINGTON - Rep. Trey Radel's decision to seek treatment after pleading guilty to a cocaine possession ... (more)
The Providence Journal
Ex-RI Rep. Kennedy, wife bring baby home in NJ
Former Rhode Island congressman Patrick Kennedy and his wife left a New Jersey hospital with their newborn one day before the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Kennedy's uncle .
Wed Nov 20, 2013
PHOTO: People walk down the steps of the Capitol building, Oct. 16, 2013, in Washington.
When Rep. Trey Radel pleaded guilty today to cocaine possession and promised to enter rehab, he joined the ranks of one of Capitol Hill's most secretive and exclusive clubs -- addicts.
US News & World Report
AMA Reaffirms Opposition to Marijuana Legalization
A cancer patient waters a marijuana plant that is being grown in a private backyard garden on June 13, 2013, in Central Florida.
US News & World Report
Trey Radel Could Teach Rob Ford About How to Handle a Cocaine Scandal
Since Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., avoided a bizarre spectacle along the lines of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's " war rant " at court Wednesday, the likelihood is that his cocaine scandal will fade quickly from public view.