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Entries Tagged as 'Dick Blumenthal'

How To Reduce Shootings, Plus Himes: It Might Prevent The Next One … Or The One After That … Or The One After That

November 6th, 2017 · 36 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Sandy Hook. Las Vegas. Sutherland, Texas. Donald Trump tossed out the default line “mental health” after the latest mass shooting. Some would argue, based on his first-year decisions in office, he knows an awful lot about that subject. Others describe it as a double standard. What if a guy named Mohammad blew up that church? […]

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Puerto Rico Relief Center

October 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

News release: November 1, 2017 Career Resources, Inc. in collaboration with the American Job Center, The WorkPlace, and Department of Labor, have partnered to officially open the Puerto Rico Relief Center. This initiative is designed to help families transition from Puerto Rico to the Bridgeport Community. The center will provide employment assistance, referrals for housing, […]

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Murphy, Blumenthal To Host Meeting With Puerto Rican Community

October 10th, 2017 · 7 Comments · News and Events

Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal will meet with members of the Puerto Rican community Wednesday, 3:15 pm in Conference Room A of the Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Board Street, to provide an update on relief efforts and receive feedback after Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico without many critical resources such as power, shelter, running […]

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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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