Log in Register


GEICO Insurance Downtown Cabaret Theatre
TheBijouTheatre OIB Classifieds

Entries Categorized as 'National Politics'

Blumenthal, Murphy Call On Obama To Leverage Executive Authority To Reduce Access To Guns

November 23rd, 2015 · 6 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy joined 22 of their Democratic colleagues today in urging President Obama to use his executive power to eliminate a loophole that they assert allows individuals without a federal license to conduct gun sales at gun shows and over the internet without conducting background checks. Letter follows.

[

Tags: ··

GOP Chair Slater Calls Out Bridgeport Legislators On Syrian Refugees

November 18th, 2015 · 129 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The municipal election cycle is over. Up next, the legislative election. Bridgeport Republican Town Chair John Slater isn’t wasting any time putting the city’s eight-member legislative delegation on the spot regarding their stance on Syrian refugees entering the state, an emotional issue that could find its way into state elections during a presidential year.

[


Low-Income Children Vulnerable To Government Shutdown

September 28th, 2015 · 8 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

News release from Senator Chris Murphy and Congressman Jim Himes: Today, just days before congressional Republicans could potentially shut down the U.S. government, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (CT-4) visited Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) via Head Start–a federally-funded program that provides free meals, medical services, and early […]

[

Tags: ·

Finch Endorses Clinton For President

August 14th, 2015 · 41 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events

From the Finch campaign: Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced that he is officially endorsing Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President of the United States.

[

Tags: ····

City Councilor Mary McBride Lee Honored On 50th Anniversary Of Voting Rights Act

August 6th, 2015 · 24 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart weighs in here From Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill: Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today honored Bridgeport Reverend and City Councilor Mary McBride Lee with a citation on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act being signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Reverend […]

[


Kohut: Vote Out Status Quo

June 17th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, National Politics, State Politics

Whether local, state or federal elected officials, policy wonk Jeff Kohut, a 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, says Bridgeport’s interests have not been served well by any of them. Kohut commentary: When Bridgeporters contemplate the mass shooting of nine people (resulting in the death of an innocent man) in a Bridgeport neighborhood very early in […]

[

Tags: ···

Malloy Endorses Hillary, Balks At Endorsement For Finch

June 8th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

WFSB 3 Connecticut Although he has attended a fundraiser for Mayor Bill Finch, Governor Dan Malloy stopped short, for now, of endorsing him for a third four-year term before the expected Democratic primary that could include both former Mayor Joe Ganim and Finch’s 2011 primary opponent Mary-Jane Foster whom the governor described as a friend. […]

[

Tags: ·····

Got Milk? How About A Fair Minimum Wage Too?

April 18th, 2015 · 6 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

OIB friend Doug Wade (Milkman) who operates the family-owned Wade’s Dairy on Barnum Avenue advocates automatic adjustments for the minimum wage to rise along with the inflation rate. Last year the businessman was recognized by President Obama for bringing attention to a hike in the minimum wage. In an essay that first appeared in the […]

[