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The foulest of the fowl: the Phoenix presents its fourth annual dishonor roll

Turkey time
Ah, Thanksgiving. Mashed potatoes, football, that asshole uncle of yours.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 21, 2012
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How Cicilline won

A Congressman's comeback
It was Tuesday morning and Eric Hyers, Congressman David Cicilline's lanky, sharp-tongued campaign manager, was sitting in a Starbucks on the bottom floor of the Biltmore Hotel gripping a wiffle ball and furiously sending text messages.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 07, 2012

Blowhards blown away; our humble endorsements; do your part!

Saved by the storm
Cock-eyed optimists that Phillipe and Jorge are, we always look for the silver lining in hurricane-driven clouds.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 31, 2012
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Election 2012: the big finish

Cicilline and Doherty go to the wire — and what it all means
If you live in Rhode Island, own a television, and have a pulse, you know there is a quite nasty Congressional race underway, pitting Representative David Cicilline against Republican challenger Brendan Doherty.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 31, 2012

David Cicilline for Congress

Plus, progressive voices on Smith Hill, and 'yes' to casinos
Even admirers of Congressman David Cicilline can find him maddening.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 31, 2012

The gloves are off; Abel’s TV battle; parsing the polls

Playing hardball
Phillipe and Jorge got a chuckle out of the recent complaint by GOP Congressional candidate Brendan Doherty that incumbent David "Little Chi-Chi" Cicilline was misrepresenting his record.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 03, 2012

Cicilline’s comeback foretold

Survey Says
WPRI-TV released a new poll this week giving Congressman David Cicilline a six-point edge on his Republican rival Brendan Doherty.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 03, 2012
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Did Gemma land enough blows on Cicilline?

Debates
Early this week, WPRI-TV released a poll giving Congressman David Cicilline a 12-point lead on his Democratic primary rival, businessman Anthony Gemma.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 30, 2012
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Embattled Congressman David Cicilline’s re-election strategy

Win with women?
Standing before a crowd of about 100 at a fundraiser at The Dorrance bar and restaurant in downtown Providence a couple of weeks ago, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards left little doubt about her organization's top political priority in Rhode Island.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 20, 2012

We voted!; the old ball game; hear them roar

Poll dances
Like all good Vo Dilunduhs, Phillipe and Jorge used our unaffiliated voter status to become "Republicans for a day," cast our ballots in the GOP primary, and then switch back to being independents immediately afterward.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 25, 2012

Measuring up; the GOP isn’t making friends; get some soup

You must be this tall . . .
Phillipe and Jorge would suggest that anyone in Vo Dilun's First Congressional District with a stock of empty milk cartons to stand on or telephone books to sit on get in contact with the campaign offices of David "Little Chi-Chi" Cicilline and Antknee Gemma toot sweet.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 18, 2012
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Matt Jerzyk goes to City Hall

From activist to insider
Not long after helping David Cicilline win election as mayor of Providence nearly a decade ago, Matt Jerzyk, then a ponytailed activist and budding political operative, made a decision that has come to define his place in the rough-and-tumble world of local politics.
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  April 18, 2012
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Can Cicilline’s apology clear the decks?

Mea Culpa
This week, Providence mayor-turned-Congressman David Cicilline appeared on WPRI-TV to apologize.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 11, 2012
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Can Anthony Gemma’s feel-good wonkery and pent-up rage beat David Cicilline this time?

Jekyll and Hyde
There is a strange duality to businessman Anthony Gemma's all-but-official Congressional campaign.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 21, 2012
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After another dismal poll, Cicilline’s (narrow) path to victory

Survey Says
Another week, another God-awful poll for freshman Congressman David Cicilline. The latest: a WPRI-TV-commissioned survey that found voters favoring Republican challenger Brendan Doherty 49 to 34 percent in a head-to-head matchup.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 29, 2012

In 2012, election year intrigue awaits

Punditry Dept.
The new year is, of course, an election year. And while the presidential race will probably be less-than-dramatic in Rhode Island, there will be plenty of other intriguing fare for the political junkie.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 28, 2011
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Loughlin, returning from Iraq, faces a tough challenge

Political Science Dept.
John J. Loughlin II — Army Reservist, former state representative, and all-but-official Republican candidate for Congress — is due back in Rhode Island late this month after a seven-month deployment in Iraq. And he'll encounter a political scene quite different from the one he left behind in May.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 01, 2011
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Turkey time

Injustice, deception, and simple boneheadedness: the Phoenix presents its third annual dishonor role
It's time for the Phoenix 's third annual turkeys issue, wherein we call out Rhode Islanders for acts most fowl.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 22, 2011
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On the rebound

Months after his political career seemed doomed, Congressman David Cicilline has made a slow, steady comeback. Will it hold?
Nine months ago, first-term Congressman David Cicilline's Washington career seemed over before it had begun.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 02, 2011

The Urinal does it again; more on Thayer Street; no joke; fun in the Bucket

The whole truth?
Phillipe and Jorge were agitated to see the wrap-around over the front section of our September 13 issue of the Urinal, as we had grown quite fond of finding garish stickers in these parts, informing us what local firms would buy our gold or pursue a personal injury accident claim.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 14, 2011
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From top cop to capitol hill?

Former State Police superintendent Brendan Doherty could mount a serious challenge to Congressman David Cicilline. But first he has to tame his restive GOP
It is hard to imagine a better Republican candidate for Rhode Island's First Congressional District than Colonel Brendan Doherty, the retired superintendent of state police.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 17, 2011
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The debt crisis is only on hold

Plus, what does congressman Bill Keating have against Cuban families?
The United States was only hours away from joining in the international community of deadbeats and bunko artists — think Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Portugal — when President Barack Obama signed the legislation raising the national debt ceiling and cutting trillions of dollars in federal spending.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 03, 2011
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Segal weighs another race

Thinking It Over
David Segal hasn't decided whether he'll run for Congress. Far from it. But it is mulling season. And he is mulling.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 01, 2011
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Bob's Karma: A little more red meat

Woe is Watson; the Chi Chi cha-cha; getting warmed up in East Providence
What has befallen Republican State Representative Bob Watson — arrested for driving under the influence and caught with marijuana in his car — is not all that surprising to me.
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  April 27, 2011
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Cicilline on the hot seat

But he's not cooked yet
It's been a brutal couple of months for Providence mayor-turned-freshman Congressman David Cicilline.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 27, 2011

Chi chi chi chi changes

Cicilline's rapid decline; riding RIPTA; the art of architecture; two artistic losses
The title of this item sounds like I blatantly lifted if from some old David Bowie song. Would I stoop so low? (Don't answer that.)
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  March 30, 2011
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Chafee’s talk radio ban

On the Air
Governor Lincoln Chafee's announcement this week that his administration would forsake talk radio sparked all manner of outrage.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 12, 2011
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The 2011 political forecast

Getting Back To Business
The great wave election of 2010 did little to reshape Rhode Island's Congressional delegation. Neither of the state's senators faced re-election and Democrats held onto both House seats, with Congressman-elect David Cicilline replacing the retiring Patrick Kennedy.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 15, 2010
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Electric cars: Rhode Island plugs in

Can the smallest state make the biggest use of electric cars — and help save the world?
“I’m not a car guy,” says Al Dahlberg, sitting in his office on a recent afternoon.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 12, 2011
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Nine things to watch for on Election Day

Solidarity forever! Tea Party froth! Providence Rising!
It is, perhaps, a sign of a troubling derangement. But I'll say it anyway: I'm going to miss this election season when it's over.  
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 27, 2010

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