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August 10, 2017

Blumenthal: Manafort Search Is A ‘Stunning Development’

by Jack Kramer | August 10, 2017 11:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said the execution of a search warrant on Paul Manafort’s home was a “stunning development” and an indication of “criminal wrongdoing.”

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July 21, 2017

OP-ED | Post-Accountability: Now, The Buck Stops Nowhere

by Barth Keck | July 21, 2017 5:30am

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Post-accountability. That’s the word I predicted would be 2017’s “word of the year.” It seemed a reasonable follow-up to last year’s winners.

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July 6, 2017

Merrill Won’t Comply With Trump Commission Request For Voter Information

by Christine Stuart | July 6, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, said she’s concluded that complying with a request for information from President Donald Trump’s commission investigating the integrity of the 2016 election “is not in the best interest of Connecticut residents.”

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May 26, 2017

Connecticut Senator Says Republicans Are Like ‘The Dog That Caught the Car’

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2017 2:14pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal said there will be political consequences for their Republican colleagues if they continue to try and dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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May 19, 2017

OP-ED | Most State Pols Despise Trump, But Not Pious Joe

by Terry Cowgill | May 19, 2017 5:30am

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Amid the chaos and wreckage of the presidency of Donald J. Trump, a group of Connecticut politicians has emerged in an attempt to display some leadership. This is welcome. After all, we’re all dealing with a chief executive who is at best extremely erratic and, at worst, corrupt to his core.

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May 18, 2017

House Tables Debate On National Popular Vote

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2017 11:19am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 1:43 p.m.) After 90 minutes the House Thursday decided to table debate on a controversial bill that could change how the results of presidential contests are counted.

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April 27, 2017

OP-ED | Rebuilding the Democratic Party Means More Inclusive Message

by Joshua H. Sandman | April 27, 2017 10:00pm

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The Democratic Party had been the traditional home base of the working and middle classes. Over the years, the party substantially backed away from reflecting the concerns of these working and middle class citizens.

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April 25, 2017

Working Families Party Wins Hartford Seat; GOP Holds Onto One In Watertown

by Jack Kramer | April 25, 2017 10:26pm

Courtesy of the WFP Facebook page HARTFORD, CT — Joshua Hall won a three-way special election Tuesday, making him the first Working Families Party candidate to win a seat in the state House of Representatives.

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VOTE! Special Elections In Three Communities Today

by Jack Kramer | April 25, 2017 1:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo Voters in Hartford, Watertown, and parts of Woodbury will go to the polls in a special election Tuesday to fill state House seats vacated by politicians who won seats in the state Senate in February.

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March 7, 2017

SEEC Makes Pitch To Strengthen Campaign Laws

by Jack Kramer | March 7, 2017 6:30am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — Two proposed bills that are designed to strengthen election reporting laws received the backing of the executive director of the State Elections Commission at a public hearing on Monday.

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