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Entries Tagged as 'Newt Gingrich'

Pass The Stuffing Please, Turkey Of The Year Nominations

November 19th, 2012 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Time for the annual Turkey of the Year nominations. So many choices, so many pols stuffed with everlasting narcissism, excuses, whining, bewildering actions, statements and despair. We at OIB are equal opportunity chestnut crushers so we invite your nominations for local, state and federal office. It’s hard not to close nominations right here and now and […]

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How Many Times Have You Voted?

April 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics

What do you mean you’re not a registered Republican? Why does that matter? Okay okay, it does. Connecticut is a closed primary state which means only electors registered with the GOP may vote. Yes, it’s a foregone conclusion Mitt Romney will win Connecticut on his way to locking up the GOP presidential nomination. Bring on the […]

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Q Poll: Shays Trails McMahon In GOP Primary, But Edging Closer–Shays Runs Stronger Against Dems

March 22nd, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, State Politics

From the Quinnipiac Poll: Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon leads former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays 51 – 42 percent in the Republican primary for Connecticut’s U.S. Senate seat, but Shays runs better against possible Democratic candidates, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 50 – 35 percent McMahon lead September […]

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Newt, Romney, Santorum, Paul On State GOP Primary Ballot

February 10th, 2012 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, State Politics

The Republican presidential primary has taken more twists and turns than Old Town Road. Mitt Romney’s been up and down so many times who could blame him for suffering from the shakes. Romney’s up, then Newt Gingrich, then Romney again and now Rick Santorum surges into contention. So this thing is going to play out […]

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Mayor And Malloy–Newt The Hoot–A Barrel Of Conservation

September 20th, 2010 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy, joined by Mayor Bill Finch, will share his plans at the Bridgeport Ferry Terminal Tuesday morning for developing state ports “in an effort to grow jobs, increase economic growth and trade flow, and improve transportation infrastructure.” The city has a choppy relationship with Captain Brian McAllister, president of the Bridgeport and Port […]

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Mayor And Max Strike A Deal, Plus: This Is Nuts! And Sarah’s Loaded Speech

June 9th, 2009 · 27 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, Education, National Politics, State Politics

After the charges, counter charges, letter war and turf protection, Mayor Bill Finch and Board of Education President Max Medina have reached common ground on the BOE easing the city’s deficit. The mayor had requested $7 million or so, Max and company said way too much. The agreed upon figure is $2.5 million. Every little […]

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