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Entries Tagged as 'Jim Himes'

Himes Addresses Victims Of Trump’s Stockholm Syndrome Presidency

February 23rd, 2017 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Is the bar so low for Donald Trump’s presidency that it’s caused a perverted form of Stockholm Syndrome for a majority of Americans? Will just a mundane act be perceived as an astonishing accomplishment? Wednesday night Congressman Jim Himes greeted a passionately friendly crowd in a packed City Council Chambers to address their fears about […]

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Who Are Watchdogs On City Council?

February 23rd, 2017 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

City fiscal examiner John Marshall Lee Tuesday night encouraged City Council members to step up their watchdog roles in the city budget process. From Lee: Three weeks ago Kenneth Flatto, City Finance Director, sent out the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for FY 2016 as required along with his letter to us all before the […]

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Congressman Calling, Himes To Host Town Hall Meeting

February 20th, 2017 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Wanna vent about Donald Trump? Praise Donald Trump? Health care, immigration, jobs, housing, taxes, infrastructure on your mind? Here’s your chance to sound off to Democratic Congressman Jim Himes at a constituent town hall meeting Wednesday, 6:30pm in City Council Chambers.

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Kohut: Himes Should Declare His District A Sanctuary

February 15th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment

All this talk about sanctuary cities has Bridgeport policy wonk Jeff Kohut thinking about a broader approach. He writes, “If Congressman Jim Himes (a vocal critic of Trump Administration immigration policy) and the Democratic political apparatus of the Fourth District is serious about resisting injustices threatened against benign immigrants by the Trump Administration, then the […]

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Himes Wants Full Russia Investigation, Flynn’s Resignation ‘Only The Beginning’

February 14th, 2017 · 8 Comments · News and Events

Congressman Jim Himes on Tuesday released the following statement on Michael Flynn’s resignation as National Security Adviser: “The Administration is portraying Michael Flynn’s resignation purely as a result of his misleading the Vice President and therefore the end of the story, urging us to move on to other issues as quickly as possible. But this […]

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Rosario Among Connecticut’s Seven Electoral College Voters, Himes: Say No To Trump

December 17th, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

In the end, the national presidential polls were accurate. Hillary Clinton has mounted a nearly three million popular vote lead on Donald Trump, the fifth time a presidential candidate has lost the electoral college count while winning the popular vote. Trump winning razor-thin contests in three traditionally blue states made the difference. Clinton, who won Connecticut […]

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Examine Tuesday’s Election Results

November 11th, 2016 · 3 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Connecticut Secretary of the State’s website is now loaded with statistics from Tuesday’s presidential election, see here. For readers who enjoy keeping score–always nice to examine who ran ahead of others for bragging rights–we’ve shared some numbers below, but some comparisons are difficult due to neighborhood demographic differences. The best comparisons are citywide or […]

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How Does President-Elect Trump Sound?

November 9th, 2016 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A schizophrenic presidential election has come to a close with some national surprises at the polls. Hillary Clinton is leading in the national popular vote, but now President-elect Donald Trump performed strong in traditionally Democratic rust belt states responding to his populist economic message to eclipse the 270 electoral votes required to win the presidency. Clinton […]

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