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Entries Categorized as 'National Politics'

Himes Releases Video On Gun Violence Impact, Check Out Alternate Routes “Somewhere In America”

June 29th, 2016 · 3 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Congressman Jim Himes has released a video that documents the impact gun violence has had on families in Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District in conjunction with the National Day of Action for Gun Violence Prevention. Video participants include Solmarie Rivera, who lost her 14 year-old son Luis on Christmas Eve last year, a member of You Are Not Alone (YANA), a […]

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Murphy Pushes Gun Control Sanity

June 15th, 2016 · 14 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

From National Public Radio: Senate Democrats say they are bringing Senate business to a halt in an effort to force some action on gun control. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut said on Twitter that he was prepared to “talk about the need to prevent gun violence for as long as I can.”

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Himes: Forget The Phony Moments Of Silence, Take Action

June 14th, 2016 · 66 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

In an impassioned speech following the massacre of 50 Floridians, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes declared enough with the phony moments of silence from Congress. “I will no longer stand here absorbing the full concern, contrived gravity and tepid smugness of a House complicit in the weekly bloodshed.”

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Reliving Democratic Convention Craziness With Mario And Joe–Plus: Testa Fight Tape

June 13th, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, State Politics

When Democrats converge on Philadelphia next month to officially nominate Hillary Clinton for president, two old buds will be shoulder to shoulder as delegates, Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa and Mayor Joe Ganim. City Councilwoman Mary McBride Lee will also be there as a delegate. Joe and Mario enjoy a heralded history of fascination at party […]

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Himes: Trump A Dangerous Demagogue Running Racist Campaign

June 8th, 2016 · 52 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Democrat Hillary Clinton will have plenty of surrogate support framing her Republican presidential opponent Donald Trump as a demagogue. Congressman Jim Himes obliges in this Tuesday night statement: “Tonight, with another string of victories across the country, Hillary Clinton has secured the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. By winning the national popular […]

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Himes: Opportunity, Equality And Justice

May 9th, 2016 · 5 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic Congressman Jim Himes Monday night was nominated for a 5th two-year term by delegates at Bridgeport’s Roosevelt School. Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District covers 17 towns including Bridgeport. Republicans have endorsed State Rep. John Shaban of Redding to challenge Himes. Himes acceptance speech follows: I am thrilled, honored and humbled to accept your nomination to […]

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OIB Poll: Donald, A Duck Or A Hill For President?

May 1st, 2016 · 22 Comments · National Politics

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Clinton Takes City Over Sanders, Trump Wins Bridgeport

April 27th, 2016 · 13 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Hillary Clinton, in a close statewide primary win over Bernie Sanders on Tuesday, ran up large pluralities across Bridgeport, according to unofficial Democratic primary results winning the city 7,278 to 3,756. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump also carried Bridgeport.

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