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R.I. urged to pardon man hanged in 1845

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Gov. Lincoln Chafee is being urged to pardon the last man executed in Rhode Island, 166 years after the fact.
New governors take oaths of office

New governors take oaths of office

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- California's one-time governor took office again and Nevada welcomed its first Hispanic governor to the mansion Monday as five governors took their oaths.

Chafee elected Rhode Island governor

WARWICK, R.I., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Republican-turned-independent Lincoln Chafee was elected Rhode Island's next governor, narrowly beating John Robitaille Tuesday.
Political potpourri: News and notes from the campaign trail

Political potpourri: News and notes from the campaign trail

So many political stories ... so little time to read them. This by-no-means-thorough digest reviews some of the stories that may have flown under the radar and includes a sample of polls as Election Day draws closer.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Caprio on no Obama endorsement? 'Shove it'

Caprio on no Obama endorsement? 'Shove it'

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- President Obama can take his non-endorsement of Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio and "shove it," the Democrat said in a radio interview Monday.
Political Potpourri: News and notes from the campaign trail

Political Potpourri: News and notes from the campaign trail

So many political stories ... so little time to read them. This by-no-means-thorough digest reviews some of the stories that may have flown under the radar and includes a sample of polls as Nov. 2 draws closer.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Bloomberg campaigns for center

Bloomberg campaigns for center

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to work for candidates of all political stripes who are opposed by the Tea Party movement.
Voters may elect independent governors

Voters may elect independent governors

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Voters in the United States could elect a trio of independent governors when they go to the polls in November, political experts say.

Ex-Sen. Chafee will run for R.I. governor

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee officially announced Monday he will run for governor of Rhode Island.

2010 could be a good year for independents

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Dissatisfaction with both major U.S. political parties could be a boon for independents running for governor in the United States, strategists say.

Chafee announces run for R.I. governor

PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 29 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., says he will mount a run for governor of Rhode Island as an independent.

Republicans come out for Obama

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Former Republican Congressman Jim Leach of Iowa Tuesday endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president.
Critics say McCain flip-flopped on taxes

Critics say McCain flip-flopped on taxes

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain will be pushed to explain why he changed his mind about taxes, campaign analysts say.

Sen. Chafee may sink Bolton nomination

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Lame-duck U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., said Thursday the congressional election has only confirmed his opposition to U.N. Ambassador John Bolton.

Whitehouse beats R.I. Sen. Lincoln Chafee

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse ended the long political legacy of moderate Republican U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee in Rhode Island in a close midterm election race.

Report: Whitehouse wins R.I. Senate seat

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse has defeated incumbent U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., CNN and others projected.

Bolton's U.N. confirmation in doubt

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate confirmation vote to formalize John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has ground to a halt, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

Chafee wins Rhode Island primary

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island beat a conservative challenger in Tuesday's primary, fueling Republican hopes to keep Senate control.

U.S. flag amendment fails by one vote

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- A constitutional amendment that would have allowed laws banning flag burning fell one vote short of passage Tuesday in the U.S. Senate.

Estate tax now up to Senate

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says he will bring a bill permanently cutting the estate tax to the floor if he can be sure it will get a vote.

Senate rejects Democratic Iraq resolutions

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- The Senate rejected two Democratic-sponsored resolutions Thursday that called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, albeit on different schedules.

High energy scans more efficient at ports

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- A new imaging system could make cargo screening more accurate and able to catch threats such as radioactive or nuclear material.
JESSICA TAYLOR, UPI Correspondent

Kennedy tries to block Cape Cod wind farm

HYANNIS PORT, Mass., April 30 (UPI) -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., has teamed up with Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, to block a 130-turbine wind energy project off Cape Cod near Kennedy's home.

Final Alito vote set for Tuesday

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. senators voted late Monday to end debate on the Supreme Court nomination of Samuel Alito, clearing the way for a final confirmation vote.

U.S. Senate passes defense bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate has passed a $491.6 billion defense bill, but voted down an amendment that calls for a timetable on withdrawing from Iraq.
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