Monday, October 22, 2012
The senator from Rhode Island spoke about tonight's debate, the Benghazi document release, and other issues following a senior citizens forum Monday in Smithfield.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) today said that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is "way off the mark" in his criticism of Pres. Barack Obama's foreign policy Reed — who is up for re-election in 2014 — also spoke about Mr. Obama's record on foreign policy and the weekend release of 166 pages of intelligence documents that appear to identify Libyan rebels who were working with the CIA in Benghazi, the site of a terrorist attack on Sept. 11 that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The three-term senator also flatly denied that he would consider accepting the post of Secretary of Defense, should President Barack Obama win reelection in two weeks. To that specific question, Reed answered simply: "No" before …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Your reaction to Tuesday night's Presidential poll, plus two killer contests [not literally] make the list of 5 Things to Know Today for Oct. 18.
1. Feedback: People are still talking about Tuesday night's debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney — what's your take? Click here to speak your mind. 2. Flick: Mohr Library in Johnston hosts a free screening of "HalloweenTown II: Kalabar's Revenge" today at 2:30 pm. Rated PG. Later, at 3:30 pm, Ms. Melyssa hosts art for kids in grade 7 and up. Both programs are free. 3. Photos, Pt. 1: All the Patch sites in Rhode Island are hosting a Best Pumkpin Contest — add your photos here. 4. Photos, Pt. 2: Patches across America are also looking for great Halloween costumes — check out the recent submissions, and add your own. Winner gets $5,000. 5. Weather in 10 Words: Sunny and cool. Highs around 60. Chance of rain tonight.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney squared off in the second presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Here's how Rhode Island Republicans and Democrats reacted.
Rhode Island Democrats are more confident this time around in President Obama's debate performance over the first, while state Republicans feel former Gov. Mitt Romney's debate performance was less encouraging than the first. That's the major finding of the Red and Blue Rhody flash polls sent out to local political influencers immediately after the debate ended Tuesday night. Obama and Romney faced off on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. in a town hall format, with CNN's Candy Crowley moderating a debate that covered both domestic and foreign policy. At the conclusion of the debate, Patch surveyed 52 Republicans and 51 Democrats, asking who they thought won the debate. Among those who responded, 61% of the Republicans …
Did Obama redeem himself? Was Romney as masterful as in the first debate?
The town-hall-style debate at Hofstra University on Tuesday night proved much more combative than the first debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Obama, who was roundly panned for his performance in Denver Oct. 3, came out much stronger, but Romney was equally forceful. JohnstonPatch Asks You: who won? Was it enough for Obama to do better? Or was Romney's ability to stay the course the deciding factor? Let us know in the comments section below. And share your favorite debate moment.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duke it out in Denver, Colorado in first of three presidential debates.
In the first of three presidential debates held Wednesday night, Republican nominee Mitt Romney was the winner. That, according to our flash poll of Rhode Island Republican political influencers taken following the debate. By contrast, 25% of Rhode Island Democrats surveyed felt President Obama was the victor. At the conclusion of the debate, Patch surveyed 52 Republicans and 51 Democrats, asking who they thought won the debate. Fifty-seven percent of the republicans surveyed said Romney won by a large margin, while 43% said he won by a slim margin. When we asked the Democrats the same question, the results were divided. Fifty-percent responded that they were neutral as to who won the debate, while 25% admitted that Mitt Romney won the …
The first Presidential debate of the 2012 campaign leads our 5 Things to Know for Oct. 4, 2012.
1. Round 1: President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney had their first debate last night — tell us what you think. 2. Freaky Flick: Mohr Library continues its Halloween theme with a showing of Corpse Bride, the 2005 movie by Tim Burton. For kids in grades 6 to 12; movie starts at 2:30 pm. 3. Get Creative: Also at Mohr Library today, Ms. Melyssa kicks off a five-week drawing class at 3:30 pm. Offered to students in grade 7 and older. 4. For Locavores: The Fruit Hill Farmers Market sets up shop for the final time this afternoon beginning at 4 pm at Rhode Island College. 5. Weather in 10 Words: Rainy with fog. Highs around 55. Clear and sunny Friday.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Patch readers from across the state will discuss the October 3, 2012, presidential debate live in our chat room. Join in with your comments!
Patch readers from across Rhode Island will discuss the Oct. 3 presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney live in our chat room above. We'll start at 8:30 p.m. with some pre-debate talk, before the debate begins at 9 p.m. If you have a comment you'd like to add to the discussion, type it in the chat room above once we're under way. Patch staff will pick out the best comments and questions to add to the chat.
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The first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled for tonight. 9 p.m. Topic: Domestic policy Time: 9 to 10:30 pm Location: Denver, CO Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Moderator: Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor of the PBS NewsHour TV Channels – C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC among others. Watch it online: YouTube's Election Hub The next debate is scheduled for Oct. 11. JohnstonPatch wants to know: What did you think of the debate? Was there a clear winner or loser? Did the debate change your mind on who to support for President? Let us know in the …