Category: Lincoln Chafee

Lincoln Chafee

Report says RIDOT plagued by problems, overspending on consultants

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A report commissioned by the Chafee administration — that almost didn’t see the light of day — catalogs many of the problems that have plagued the Rhode Island Department of Transportation for years, including a huge over-reliance on consultants.

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Lincoln Chafee: The Heir Apparent to Ron Paul on Foreign Policy?

During the last two election cycles, U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) attracted support from liberals, libertarians, and independents who were drawn to his non-interventionist anti-war message. Paul advocated a truncation of the military budget and called for U.S. troops overseas to come home. He argued that the U.S. presence abroad effectuated enmity toward the U.S. Paul’s argument was showcased in a 2007 GOP Presidential debate when Paul, referring to the 9/11 hijackings, averred: “They attack us because we’ve been over there.” Paul was referring to the stated reasons asserted by Osama bin Laden to justify the attacks on the U.S.

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Lincoln Who?

The Buena Vista University Democrats appear to have snubbed Lincoln Chafee, the former Rhode Island senator and governor who is running for the Democratic nomination for president. A booth they’ve set up at the Unite Iowa Immigration Forum on this late summer Saturday is festooned with signs and paraphernalia for Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley—but poor Governor Chafee has been left out. The young woman manning the station tells me the snub isn’t intentional—“We’d be happy to put up a sign for Chafee,” she avers, “if he had any.”

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Conversation with the Candidate: Lincoln Chafee

As we approach the presidential election in 2016, many potential candidates will be making their way to New Hampshire, the first state to hold its primary election leading up to the general election.

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A funny thing happened at the forum

SANDOWN, N.H. — Things really are a matter of perspective. Take this week’s forum for Democratic presidential candidates, which really was a forum for surrogates to stump in their stead.

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Clinton lead shrinks in Monmouth University Dem poll

Hillary Clinton’s lead in the Democratic field has shrunk over the past month, mainly due to increased support for a candidate who isn’t even in the race. The latest national Monmouth University Poll of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters shows Joe Biden’s support rising as speculation swirls around his potential entry into the race. The poll also found that the prospect of a Biden-Elizabeth Warren ticket appeals to many Bernie Sanders voters.