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Entries Tagged as 'Dick Blumenthal'

Baraka Named Chair Of Bridgeport Working Families Party, Endorsements For School Board Announced

August 22nd, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Sauda Baraka has carried the banner of the Connecticut Working Families Party since her election to the Board of Education on that line in 2009. She’s leaving the school board in November but her presence with the WFP will remain as the chair of the newly created Bridgeport WFP Town Committee.

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In Praise Of Whitehead And Immigrants, Blumenthal Jabs Trump, ‘What Really Made America Great’

August 14th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Last week U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal engaged in a heated Twitter exchange with Donald Trump regarding a special prosecutor’s probe of the Trump campaign’s complicity with Russia. On Monday Blumenthal took a subtle dig at Trump declaring German aviation innovator Gustave Whitehead–who some historians argue flew before the Wright brothers–embodies the spirit of immigration. He […]

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It’s The ‘Baby’ Versus The ‘Bully’–Donald And Dick’s Twitter Duke Out

August 7th, 2017 · 3 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Always titillating to read two septuagenarians blasting each other on Twitter. U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal has joined a bipartisan effort to limit Donald Trump’s ability to can special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of the White House. The Donald tweeted and Dick responded.

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Does Ganim’s “Welcoming City” Provide The Right Balance?

May 30th, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

What was proposed as a “sanctuary city” to Mayor Joe Ganim was spun into a “Welcoming City” that now includes a municipal Park City identification card that can access city services, register a child for school, obtain a library card, cash a check, file a complaint with the police department “regardless of the individual’s immigration […]

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Blumenthal: Trump Fired Comey For Being Potential Target In Russian Collusion Probe

May 9th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Donald Trump loved it when FBI Director James Comey last November unprecedentedly inserted himself into a federal election that benefited Trump regarding Hillary Clinton’s emails, but now that Comey was closing in on Trump campaign operatives’ cozy relationship with Russia’s effort to promote Trump’s election, he’s not so happy. Thus, he fired him. U.S. Senator […]

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Ganim, Himes, Blumenthal, Murphy To Attend Rally Against Federal Cuts

April 17th, 2017 · No Comments · News and Events

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City Council Junket Debate, Good For Taxpayers Or Waste Of Money?

March 15th, 2017 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Waste of taxpayer dollars or prudent lobbying work on behalf of the city? The majority of the 20-member City Council are in Washington DC this week attending a conference junket hosted by the National League of Cities. They attended government symposiums, were greeted by Connecticut’s U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and even met […]

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Council Meeting Features Sanctuary City Speakers, Ganim Weighs Trump’s Help (Paging Lowell Weicker)

February 6th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Three speakers are scheduled to address the City Council Monday night on the subject of Bridgeport’s prospects as a sanctuary city designation that would shelter undocumented immigrants from federal policies. A number of city councilors support it while Mayor Joe Ganim has not signed on, preferring to leverage his relationship with Donald Trump that he built […]

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