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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Donald Trump’s Favorite Hobby–Lying

September 16th, 2016 · 73 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

In light of the latest Donald Trump fabrication revealed (everyone has a hobby, right?). After five years as the chief promoter of the false idea that President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States, Donald Trump admitted on Friday that the president was–and claimed credit for putting the issue to rest, we present an OIB […]

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Another Board Of Education Showdown Looms Monday

September 11th, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: meeting cancelled. The Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday night and presumably take up the “Board member vacancy election,” according to the agenda, to fill the term of State Rep. Andre Baker who was elected as a Democrat in 2013. The leading Democratic candidates to fill the spot appear to be former State […]

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Shaban Opens HQ In The Port: I’m A Team Guy … Not About Democrats Or Republicans

September 9th, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Republican candidate for Congress John Shaban on Thursday did something very few GOP regional candidates for office have even thought about: he opened his campaign headquarters in Bridgeport in an effort to broaden his reach against four-term Democratic incumbent Jim Himes in Connecticut’s 4th District.

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McGregor: Trump A Crudely Prejudiced Bigot … I’m With Her

September 7th, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment

The thought of voting for a Democrat, unless of course it’s his wife, is something of a stomach churner for U.S. Marine Jack McGregor. Semper fi, always faithful, is a dedicated McGregor mantra in life. But Donald Trump is a different animal; he’s not a Republican, he’s not even a Democrat, he’s a demagogue, a […]

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Divorce Or Separation? Working Families Party Denies Himes Endorsement, Independent Party Backs Shaban

September 2nd, 2016 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Breakups are hard in any situation but in politics they come and go and sometimes they come back together. Break up, get back together, break up, get back together. The Connecticut Working Families Party has separated from Democratic Congressman Jim Himes–in a disagreement on recent positions he has taken–who enjoyed a second line in the […]

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HUD Urges Ganim To Blowtorch Housing Authority Board

September 1st, 2016 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

The regional director of the federal Housing and Urban Development wants Mayor Joe Ganim to “replace the mayoral appointments to the Board (of the Bridgeport housing authority) within a period not to exceed 30 days,” asserting a “history of board member interference in the daily operations of the agency and the inappropriate use of their authority to […]

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Shake-up Looms Over Troubled Housing Authority

August 31st, 2016 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Rudderless at the top, crime challenged and guideline glitched, the agency that oversees a $51 million budget serving the housing needs of 12,000 residents could experience a major shake-up in the coming weeks as power struggles between board members and staff have gained greater scrutiny by the federal Housing and Urban Development that funds it.

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Worse In Hartford? Connecticut’s Bleeding Cities–Stafstrom: It Doesn’t Matter Who Is Worse Off … State Has Ignored Cities

August 29th, 2016 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

The mil rate in Bridgeport is 54. In Hartford it’s 74–ouch–by far the highest in the state. Mayor Joe Ganim’s spending plan approved by the City Council calls for $4 million in union concessions to balance the budget, some of which he has achieved. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin’s budget anticipates $15.5 million in municipal givebacks. […]

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