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Entries Categorized as 'National Politics'

Oops! The Old Gray Lady Misfires Rob Russo’s Orbit, Names Him Star Of Planet Hillary

February 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Former Republican State Senator Rob Russo’s getting ribbed for The New York Times Magazine article last week that named him “One of the people that do all the work” in Hillary Clinton’s political operation for president. Russo’s wife Carolyn, a Hillary supporter, was pleased hubby was among the names featured in Hillary’s political planet that included Democratic powerhouses Lady […]

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Turnout Brisk In Black Rock, Low In Most City Neighborhoods

November 5th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, National Politics

At 1 p.m., the halfway point of voting, turnout at Black Rock School was tracking well ahead of the rest of the city where Democratic City Councilors Sue Brannelly and Steven Stafstrom face a major test from Republicans Rick Torres and Phil Blagys in the 130th District that also includes a portion of the West […]

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Malloy: Feds Should Cover Unemployment Costs From Shutdown

October 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

New release from Governor Malloy: (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement calling on Congress to pass a resolution that includes compensation for the cost of unemployment benefits to furloughed workers, as well as for the costs incurred by the state Department of Labor for administering Unemployment Insurance program.

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Is This Government Shutdown A Plague On Both Houses?

October 2nd, 2013 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

What are you making of this so-called federal shutdown? It’s having early impact on the poor in Bridgeport. Charlie Tisdale, executive director of the anti-poverty agency Advancement for Bridgeport Community Development that was forced to shut down 13 Head Start programs serving more than 300 city children, tells the CT Post: “We should be closing […]

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What? It Can’t Be! A Code Of Ethics For The Supremes?

July 31st, 2013 · 3 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

From U.S. Senators Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy: WASHINGTON—Tomorrow, U.S. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) will announce the Supreme Court Ethics Act of 2013, which will require the United States Supreme Court to adopt a code of ethics for Supreme Court Justices. Unlike every […]

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Living On Food Stamp Budget, Chris Murphy Dines On Bagel

May 21st, 2013 · 9 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Trying to better understand folks existing on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), U.S. Senator Chris Murphy this week is surviving on a food stamp budget of $4.80 per day or $1.60 per meal that is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Food Stamp Program’s average monthly benefit is $143.89 per Connecticut family member.

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Malloy Issues Gun Control Proposal–Universal Background Checks, Bans Large Capacity Magazines

February 21st, 2013 · 28 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

On a day Vice President Joe Biden visited Connecticut to discuss gun control, Governor Dan Malloy “outlined a plan for common sense gun violence prevention that I believe can serve as critical first steps in our efforts to make Connecticut safer.” Frustrated by the pace of gun control proposals in the state legislature, Malloy says […]

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