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Mauled In New Hampshire, The Plague Of Presidential Candidates

February 3rd, 2016 · 10 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

OIB webmaster Ray Fusci, the Wesleyan wiz behind the curtain, lives in New Hampshire where presidential candidates have descended “like a Biblical plague of locusts.” What’s it like to be in the thick of the action for the nation’s first primary in the “Live Free or Die” state? Ray shares some insight. “Mauled” might evoke […]

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Religious Leaders To Question Malloy, Ganim, Blumenthal On Key Issues

January 28th, 2016 · 15 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A coalition of religious leaders will engage Governor Dan Malloy, Mayor Joe Ganim and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal to “seek action on gun violence, police reforms and school funding” at a forum tonight (Thursday) at 7 at Congregation B’nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue.

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ICYMI–Let’s Rock! Bill Clinton To Attend Reception On Behalf Of Hillary At Waterfront Jewel In Black Rock

January 10th, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, National Politics

Hold on to your wallets. Bill Clinton is scheduled to attend a fundraiser January 12 on behalf of wife Hillary at the reconstructed Black Rock waterfront gem of technology executive Oni Chukwu, 98 Grovers Avenue, according to a support site of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. This property is now considered one of the highest assessed residential […]

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‘Ugly! Fat! Stupid!’ Fifty Percent Of Americans Embarrassed With Trump As President

December 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · National Politics, News and Events

Would you be embarrassed with Donald Trump as president? Half the country would. From the Q Poll:

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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