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Entries Categorized as 'National Politics'

Questioning FBI Director Comey, Himes Morphs Into Jeff Daniels, ‘Most Honest Three Minutes In Television’

March 20th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics

Congressman Jim Himes, a member of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, had a starring role Monday questioning James Comey on a day the FBI director announced an ongoing federal investigation into Donald Trump’s political operatives colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Himes’ latest appearance resembles actor Jeff Daniels’ Will McAvoy role in […]

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House Intelligence Hearing Into Russia–Hurt Clinton, Help Trump–No Evidence To Support Trump Wiretap Claim

March 20th, 2017 · 1 Comment · National Politics, News and Events

The House intelligence committee begins hearings Monday into Russia’s role in cybersecurity breaches at the Democratic National Committee, as well as President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that his predecessor had authorized a wiretap of Trump Tower. FBI Director James Comey and Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, testify.

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Murphy’s Power Point On TrumpCare

March 16th, 2017 · 5 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

In response to last week’s presentation by Speaker Paul D. Ryan, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, uses a PowerPoint presentation to lay out the facts of Trumpcare.

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Did Jeff Sessions Lie To Congress?

March 2nd, 2017 · 56 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Hmmm, U.S. Senator Al Franken, interrogating Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the above video, bears a resemblance to OIB contributor John Marshall Lee. Did Sessions lie about his Russian contacts? Time will tell.

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Himes Addresses Victims Of Trump’s Stockholm Syndrome Presidency

February 23rd, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Is the bar so low for Donald Trump’s presidency that it’s caused a perverted form of Stockholm Syndrome for a majority of Americans? Will just a mundane act be perceived as an astonishing accomplishment? Wednesday night Congressman Jim Himes greeted a passionately friendly crowd in a packed City Council Chambers to address their fears about […]

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Congressman Calling, Himes To Host Town Hall Meeting

February 20th, 2017 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Wanna vent about Donald Trump? Praise Donald Trump? Health care, immigration, jobs, housing, taxes, infrastructure on your mind? Here’s your chance to sound off to Democratic Congressman Jim Himes at a constituent town hall meeting Wednesday, 6:30pm in City Council Chambers.

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City Business Leader: Make America Kind Again

February 9th, 2017 · 10 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

In his weekly Mickey’s Mail eblast, the Chief Executive Officer of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council Mickey Herbert writes “>My emotional reaction is primarily one of abject sadness, and a wish that we could return to an earlier period when we could discuss our political differences in a calm, rational way without resorting to name-calling […]

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Ganim Tweet Subject: ‘Using My Individual Voice To Support Those Who Live In Fear’

February 8th, 2017 · 33 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Fairfield resident Ann McCarthy, the subject of Mayor Joe Ganim’s tweet to highlight suburban responsibility regarding sanctuary communities, works for a social service organization in Bridgeport. “Mothers, fathers, and grandparents are calling us seeking help for themselves and their children,” McCarthy wrote to the CT Post Wednesday. “That is why I attended the rally. To use […]

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