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.
Entries Tagged as 'Barack Obama'
November 23rd, 2015 · 6 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
November 18th, 2015 · 34 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
Education advocate Jessica Martinez is organizing a grassroots community event “to show appreciation and thanks to Mayor Bill Finch and Family for their service and dedication to Bridgeport.” The sendoff will take place Saturday 3 p.m. at Dolphin’s Cove, 421 Seaview Avenue, not far from the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side that […]
October 21st, 2015 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics
The campaign headquarters of Joe Ganim was abuzz the other day when Congressman Jim Himes who had backed Bill Finch in the primary stopped in for a chat with the former mayor, now Democratic nominee. According to Ganim operatives, Himes and Ganim had a friendly conversation in his North End headquarters without a formal endorsement […]
September 6th, 2015 · 30 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
With thousands of solar panels as a backdrop, Mayor Bill Finch conducted a news conference to release his plan for creating green jobs Labor Day weekend.
September 1st, 2015 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
Saying “I will never seek to deprive or limit school voting rights of parents and families who should elect their education officials,” Joe Ganim today offered several education initiatives he says he will implement if returned to City Hall. Ganim’s voting-rights declaration is a criticism of Mayor Bill Finch who engineered a state takeover of schools […]
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.
July 10th, 2015 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
In less than two weeks the 90-member Democratic Town Committee will endorse a candidate for mayor as well as others for municipal offices. The next day challenge candidates will commence to petition onto the ballot for the September 16 primary. Who has an edge?
May 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library, News and Events
Wednesday (May 27) from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. the Black Rock Branch Library will host the “Unusual, Unexpected, Unbelievable but All-True Facts About America’s Presidents.” More from neighborhood librarian John “Salty” Soltis.