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Entries Categorized as 'National Politics'

Ganim Calls For Legalized Sports Betting

April 24th, 2018 · 6 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to issue a decision soon on legalized sports betting, Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday released a statement calling on the General Assembly to pass like-minded legislation in anticipation of federal approval.

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Highlights Of Comey Interview

April 16th, 2018 · 22 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

In case you missed the ABC News George Stephanopoulos interview with former FBI Director James Comey, check out video highlights. Full transcript of interview here.

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Whale Politics–’Thar She Blows’–Kohut Pages Captain Ahab

April 13th, 2018 · 1 Comment · National Politics, State Politics

Bridgeport policy wonk Jeff Kohut, in a commentary, declares “Connecticut’s “Pequod voyage” has not yet actually begun and won’t begin until we elect our real “Captain Ahab” governor in this year’s elections and we begin the journey of socioeconomic-political “redemption” that will either take the Republican form of killing the Great Democratic Populist White Whale […]

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Retired High Court Justice: Repeal Second Amendment

March 27th, 2018 · 18 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

John Paul Stevens, retired associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, writes in a commentary for The New York Times, “a constitutional amendment to get rid of the Second Amendment would be simple and would do more to weaken the N.R.A.’s ability to stymie legislative debate and block constructive gun control legislation than any […]

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Young Voices Mobilize Against Gun Violence, Will It Last?

March 25th, 2018 · 30 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Hundreds of communities across the country participated in student-organized rallies against gun violence. In Hartford, Mayor Joe Ganim attended a rally there with city school students and Chief Administrative Officer Kim Staley. See video above. Will the young voices sustain the movement? More from the CT Mirror:

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OIB Poll: Trump’s Stormy Daniels Political Storm

March 24th, 2018 · 54 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

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Ganim, Blumenthal Push Firearm Reform

March 9th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Law Enforcement, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

News release from Mayor Joe Ganim: Mayor Joe Ganim today joined Connecticut US Senator Richard Blumenthal and a number of Bridgeport community leaders in calling for common sense gun safety reforms at the state level in Connecticut and at the national level in Congress. Specifically, Mayor Ganim is calling on members of the Connecticut General Assembly […]

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OIB Poll: Will Congress And Trump Do Something?

February 18th, 2018 · 11 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

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