For several years, community fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee has been a painstaking presence at City Council meetings haranguing councilors on open and accountable government, fund balances, audits, financial reports, spending and taxes. He asks questions, but fields no answers to his satisfaction. Now he’s decided to be the guy to provide answers to the […]
Entries Tagged as 'Joe Lieberman'
April 21st, 2015 · 21 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
November 10th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events
Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate who supported Republican John McCain for president in 2008, has been named co-chair of No Labels, the national group that seeks common ground among political leaders. Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, co-founded the organization. Walker, who has his Black Rock house […]
January 3rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · News and Events
From AP: Chris Murphy has taken the oath of office to become Connecticut’s newest U.S. senator, replacing the retiring Joe Lieberman.
November 30th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Mayor Bill Finch has been mumbling the past few days about some of his political appointments derailing city progress. Yes, what if Finch bolted the ranks of the donkeys? Ciao. Sayonara. Adiós. See ya. You’re on your own. Bye bye. I’ve changed my registration to unaffiliated. He has three full years left in his second […]
November 16th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport
So I gave up the idea of a circus, and concluded he was from an asylum. But we never came to an asylum–so I was up a stump, as you may say. I asked him how far we were from Hartford. He said he had never heard of the place; which I took to be […]
November 9th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Anything about election day shock you? Barack’s national win? Chris Murphy’s 12-point win over Linda McMahon to replace Joe Lieberman in the U.S. Senate? Speaking of Joe, what’s his legacy? Were you surprised the charter revision question designed to empower Mayor Bill Finch to appoint school board members was shot down by voters?
November 5th, 2012 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
The eve of the election is upon us, the majority of the work is finished: door knocking, phone calls, lawn signs, mail pieces, radio, television. Field operations are poised to hit the ground, final phone calls will flood districts. Rev. Al Sharpton, Governor Dannel Malloy and Mayor Bill Finch rallied Dems at Mount Aery Baptist […]
October 4th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy are in a virtual tie in the race to replace a retiring Joe Lieberman in the U.S. Senate, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University. Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney in Connecticut by 12 points. Romney appeared to do himself some good Wednesday night in the first […]