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January 12, 2007

Nedheads Renew Resolve at Bar

by Allan Appel | January 12, 2007 4:01pm

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“I know Bush would not have mentioned me in his speech,” Ned Lamont told his beloved Nedheads – more than 300 of whom gathered for a celebratory reunion bash at Bar, where the bloggers and “netroots” activists renewed their determination to fight for change not just in Iraq, but on health care here at home.New Haven was a major center of support for Lamont’s spirited antiwar challenge to U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman last fall. And it was the scene of Thursday night’s spirited reunion—with the Bush- and Lieberman-supported war in Iraq once again a central theme.

December 28, 2006

Relive the Lieberman-Lamont Primary Battle

by Christine Stuart | December 28, 2006 6:12pm

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See the primary race between U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman and Ned Lamont through the eyes of political bloggers in the documentary film “Blog Wars”,which airs 10 p.m. tonight and 7 p.m. Sunday on the Sundance channel. Filmmakers James Rogan and Phil Craig from the BBC examined how online activism helped shape the David (Lamont) and Goliath (Lieberman) battle for Connecticut’s Senate seat.

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December 14, 2006

Murphy to serve on House Government Reform Committee

by Gale Courey Toensing | December 14, 2006 12:12pm

Chris Murphy, the Democratic Congressman-elect for the state’s Fifth District, will be a member of the House Government Reform Committee when the 110th Congress convenes in Washington in January.

December 7, 2006

Audit Finds New Voting Machines Mostly Accurate

by Christine Stuart | December 7, 2006 3:12pm

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An audit of the new Diebold AccuVote Optical Scan voting machines used by some voters this November found the machines made few errors, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz announced Thursday. The University of Connecticut audit found that there were small disagreements between the results counted by the machines and the results counted by auditors looking at the printed ballots afterward.

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November 16, 2006

Radio Report on New Voting Technology

by Dori Smith | November 16, 2006 6:11pm

A Talk Nation Investigation into AccuVote Optical Scan Machines used in the Second District recount reveals a lack of clear protocols on the handling of ballots and machines. There were paper trails, but also a trail of confusion over who should have access to the machines. Despite warnings in October from state voting machine evaluators the Secretary of State failed to provide adequate information.

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November 15, 2006

Do the New Voting Machines Pass the Test?

by Christine Stuart | November 15, 2006 10:11pm

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In the 10 towns in the Second Congressional District where the new Diebold Accu-Vote machines were used there were nowhere near the vote counting mistakes made in towns that used old lever voting technology, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz said Wednesday. In the 10 towns using the new machines that will be used next November throughout the state, there were 18 total changes made. The 18 changes pale in comparison to 306 changes made in the 55 towns that used the old voting technology.

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November 14, 2006

New Voting Machines and the Second CD

by Christine Stuart | November 14, 2006 7:11pm

More towns in the Second Congressional District were chosen as test sites for the new optical scan voting technology than any other Congressional District. Of the 25 towns chosen at least 10 of them were in the Second Congressional District where there has been a recanvas in the race between Democrat Joe Courtney and Republican incumbent Rob Simmons. Coincidence?

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November 13, 2006

Say It Ain’t So Joe

by Christine Stuart | November 13, 2006 10:11am

When asked if he would consider caucusing with Senate Republicans the day following his election victory over Democratic candidate Ned Lamont, U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman said “No.” But when asked Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” if he would consider leaving the Democratic party to become an independent like Vermont Sen. Jim Jeffords did when he left the Republican party to in 2001, Lieberman didn’t rule out a swing to the right to give Republicans control of the Senate.

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November 10, 2006

DeStefano: “We’re Ready to Move”

by Paul Bass | November 10, 2006 8:11pm

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He hasn’t taken a day off in three months, but Mayor John DeStefano got right back to work after the end of his three-year quest for the governor’s office. He vowed Thursday that the city is “ready to move” on a new policing policy toward immigrants and hinted that the cops’ round-‘em-up “ID-Net” program may have reached its end.

November 9, 2006

In Dodd We Trust

by Christine Stuart | November 9, 2006 4:11pm

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A few years ago Congressman John Larson, D-1st., said there’s a saying amongst the Connecticut Congressional delegation: “In Dodd We Trust.” The saying which is a play on words from the dollar bill, may be appropriate if the Democrats win a majority in the Senate, in which case Sen. Christopher Dodd would ascend to the chairmanship of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.

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