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Ex-members of religious group mixed on Barrett nomination

Oct 11 2020 — Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s affiliation with the Christian community People of Praise is drawing scrutiny because of what former members and observers describe as its ultraconservative views on women. Her defenders say scrutinizing her beliefs and relationship to the mostly Catholic organization is akin to anti-religious bigotry. But in interviews with a dozen […]

Ex-members of religious group mixed on Barrett nomination

Oct 11 2020 — Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s affiliation with the Christian community People of Praise is drawing scrutiny because of what former members and observers describe as its ultraconservative views on women. Her defenders say scrutinizing her beliefs and relationship to the mostly Catholic organization is akin to anti-religious bigotry. But in interviews with a dozen […]

Candidates for Rhode Island governor snipe in 1st debate

Sep 27 2018 — Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press — PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island's Democratic Gov Gina Raimondo went after Republican Cranston Mayor Allan Fung for what she called "public corruption" in his police department during their first gubernatorial debate Thursday, while he fired back that she is a Statehouse insider whose leadership has failed. The debate on WPRI-TV also included independent Joe Trillo, […]

Rhode Island Democrats rescind backing for Trump supporter

Jul 5 2018 — Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press — PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island Democratic Party, which unleashed a dayslong furor by endorsing a Donald Trump-voting male candidate over an incumbent woman, backtracked Thursday and withdrew the endorsement. The party rescinded its backing of Michael Earnheart over state Rep. Moira Walsh, who is running for re-election in a district in Providence that voted […]