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  • Political Notebook: July 17, 2014

    Political Notebook: July 17, 2014

    What voters can learn about the candidates from debates. Is the ground shifting in the Providence mayor's race? And the crisis involving unaccompanied children coming over the border.
    What voters can learn about the candidates from debates. Is the ground shifting in the Providence mayor's race? And the crisis involving unaccompanied children coming over the border.
  • Political Notebook: July 3, 2014

    Political Notebook: July 3, 2014

    What would Roger Williams think of Rhode Island in 2014?
    What would Roger Williams think of Rhode Island in 2014?
  • Political Notebook: June 26, 2014

    Political Notebook: June 26, 2014

    NBC 10's Bill Rappleye and political analyst Wendy Schiller take a closer look at Buddy Cianci's run for mayor.
    NBC 10's Bill Rappleye and political analyst Wendy Schiller take a closer look at Buddy Cianci's run for mayor.
  • Political Notebook: June 19, 2014

    Political Notebook: June 19, 2014

    The worsening situation in Iraq; the rift among Rhode Island Republicans; and are 38 Studios investigators looking in the right place.
    The worsening situation in Iraq; the rift among Rhode Island Republicans; and are 38 Studios investigators looking in the right place.
  • Political Notebook: June 5, 2014

    Political Notebook: June 5, 2014

    The budget battle ahead and not much movement in the latest campaign polls.
    The budget battle ahead and not much movement in the latest campaign polls.
  • Political Notebook: May 29, 2014

    Political Notebook: May 29, 2014

    Mayor Taveras accuses Santander Bank of redlining; political ads appear on local airwaves; and how much is Rhode Island spending on legal fees in the 38 Studios case?
    Mayor Taveras accuses Santander Bank of redlining; political ads appear on local airwaves; and how much is Rhode Island spending on legal fees in the 38 Studios case?
  • Political Notebook: May 22, 2014

    Political Notebook: May 22, 2014

    This week: Paying back the 38 Studios loans, Ken Block's momentum and is Buddy Cianci getting into the race for Providence mayor?
    This week: Paying back the 38 Studios loans, Ken Block's momentum and is Buddy Cianci getting into the race for Providence mayor?
  • Political Notebook: May 1, 2014

    Political Notebook: May 1, 2014

    Who's raised the most money in the race for governor? The debate over the federal minimum wage. And Gordon Fox returns to the State House.
    Who's raised the most money in the race for governor? The debate over the federal minimum wage. And Gordon Fox returns to the State House.
  • Political Notebook: April 17, 2014

    Political Notebook: April 17, 2014

    This week: the General Assembly revisits marijuana laws, the House speaker talks about cutting taxes, and can Rhode Island learn something from Detroit's pension negotiations.
    This week: the General Assembly revisits marijuana laws, the House speaker talks about cutting taxes, and can Rhode Island learn something from Detroit's pension negotiations.
  • Political Notebook: April 3, 2014

    Political Notebook: April 3, 2014

    This week: questionable state spending, campaign finance laws and the new speaker of the House.
    This week: questionable state spending, campaign finance laws and the new speaker of the House.
  • Political Notebook: March 20, 2014

    Political Notebook: March 20, 2014

    Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and the parking ticket scandal; What would a Republican Senate mean for Rhode Island? And has the crisis in Ukraine rebooted the cold war?
    Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and the parking ticket scandal; What would a Republican Senate mean for Rhode Island? And has the crisis in Ukraine rebooted the cold war?
  • Political Notebook: March 13, 2014

    Political Notebook: March 13, 2014

    The distraction of Clay Pell's missing Prius; the politics of climate change; and the debate over raising the minimum wage.
    The distraction of Clay Pell's missing Prius; the politics of climate change; and the debate over raising the minimum wage.
  • Political Notebook: Feb. 27, 2014

    Political Notebook: Feb. 27, 2014

    Potholes and the race for governor; President Obama wants to spend big money on roads and railways; and making cuts in the military budget.
    Potholes and the race for governor; President Obama wants to spend big money on roads and railways; and making cuts in the military budget.
  • Political Notebook: Feb. 20, 2014

    Political Notebook: Feb. 20, 2014

    NBC 10's Bill Rappleye and analyst Wendy Schiller look at the politics of the proposed pension reform settlement.
    NBC 10's Bill Rappleye and analyst Wendy Schiller look at the politics of the proposed pension reform settlement.
  • Political Notebook: Jan. 30, 2014

    Political Notebook: Jan. 30, 2014

    The president's State of the Union address; immigration reform; and who will the unions back in the race for governor?
    The president's State of the Union address; immigration reform; and who will the unions back in the race for governor?
  • Political Notebook: Jan. 23, 2014

    Political Notebook: Jan. 23, 2014

    Campaign finance. Will the unions back Clay Pell? And corruption? Not in Rhode Island.
    Campaign finance. Will the unions back Clay Pell? And corruption? Not in Rhode Island.
  • Political Notebook: Jan. 16, 2014

    Political Notebook: Jan. 16, 2014

    Topics include the Cranston police ticket scandal, the State of the State address, and is another Pell going to run for office in Rhode Island?
    Topics include the Cranston police ticket scandal, the State of the State address, and is another Pell going to run for office in Rhode Island?
  • Political Notebook: Jan. 9, 2014

    Political Notebook: Jan. 9, 2014

    Sen. Jack Reed fights to extend jobless benefits; our education system gets a failing grade; and a governor finds himself in the middle of Bridgegate.
    Sen. Jack Reed fights to extend jobless benefits; our education system gets a failing grade; and a governor finds himself in the middle of Bridgegate.
  • Political Notebook: Dec. 12, 2013

    Political Notebook: Dec. 12, 2013

    Congressional negotiators agree on a two-year budget deal, a "Christmas" tree returns to the Rhode Island State House, and President Obama's selfie.
    Congressional negotiators agree on a two-year budget deal, a "Christmas" tree returns to the Rhode Island State House, and President Obama's selfie.
  • Political Notebook: Nov. 27, 2013

    Political Notebook: Nov. 27, 2013

    Politics for nonprofit organizations, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp., and giving political thanks.
    Politics for nonprofit organizations, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp., and giving political thanks.
  • Political Notebook: Nov. 21, 2013

    Political Notebook: Nov. 21, 2013

    Early polling is good for Angel Taveras; the 195 land presents an opportunity for Providence and the state; and who will break out from the pack in the Providence mayor's race?
    Early polling is good for Angel Taveras; the 195 land presents an opportunity for Providence and the state; and who will break out from the pack in the Providence mayor's race?
  • Political Notebook: Oct. 31, 2013

    Political Notebook: Oct. 31, 2013

    Why the rush to declare for office so soon? President Obama goes on damage control in Boston. And Ray Kelly shouted down at Brown.
    Why the rush to declare for office so soon? President Obama goes on damage control in Boston. And Ray Kelly shouted down at Brown.
  • Political Notebook: Oct. 10, 2013

    Political Notebook: Oct. 10, 2013

    This week: the Rhode Island governor's race, the Woonsocket mayor's race and how long will the shutdown drag on?
    This week: the Rhode Island governor's race, the Woonsocket mayor's race and how long will the shutdown drag on?
  • Political Notebook: Oct. 3, 2013

    Political Notebook: Oct. 3, 2013

    This week: a GOP gun raffle, health exchanges open for business and the partial government shutdown.
    This week: a GOP gun raffle, health exchanges open for business and the partial government shutdown.
  • Political Notebook: Sept. 26, 2013

    Political Notebook: Sept. 26, 2013

    Speaker Gordon Fox faces an ethics investigation; Rhode Island's health care exchange is about to open; and the federal government could shut down.
    Speaker Gordon Fox faces an ethics investigation; Rhode Island's health care exchange is about to open; and the federal government could shut down.
  • Political Notebook: Sept. 19, 2013

    Political Notebook: Sept. 19, 2013

    NBC 10's Bill Rappleye and political reporter assess an internal Angel Taveras poll, discuss the Newport connection to the Navy Yard shooting, and ask if Providence is tarnishing its own image.
    NBC 10's Bill Rappleye and political reporter assess an internal Angel Taveras poll, discuss the Newport connection to the Navy Yard shooting, and ask if Providence is tarnishing its own image.
  • Political Notebook: Sept. 12, 2013

    Political Notebook: Sept. 12, 2013

    Political reporter Bill Rappleye and analyst Wendy Schiller discuss the 38 Studios investigation, Allan Fung's political aspirations and Russia's role in the Syria crisis.
    Political reporter Bill Rappleye and analyst Wendy Schiller discuss the 38 Studios investigation, Allan Fung's political aspirations and Russia's role in the Syria crisis.
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