by Peter Urban | Jun 15, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Ethics | Law Enforcement | White House
The inspector general for the Justice Department released a detailed report this week critical of senior FBI leaders — including former Director James Comey — over how they handled the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails.
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by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2018 8:29pm
Posted to: Election 2016
MASHANTUCKET — Sen. Joe Markley, who has been running for lieutenant governor for about a year, clinched the Republican Party’s endorsement Saturday to close out the GOP’s two-day convention.
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by Bhumika Choudhary | Apr 16, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Federal Budget
HARTFORD, CT – Connecticut was one of 21 states targeted by hackers in 2016, and while no information was taken from its online voter registration system, the state received $5.1 million in new federal funds to beef up its security.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Election 2016 | Election 2018 | Law Enforcement | Legal | Privacy
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen wrote Facebook on Monday asking the social network to provide his office with information about how it could have allowed a company to harvest personal information from 50 million users.
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by Jack Kramer | Feb 21, 2018 1:09pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election Policy | White House
HARTFORD, CT — Armed with a new statewide poll that shows Connecticut voters support joining the National Popular Vote compact supporters made what seems to be a perennial pitch.
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by CTNewsJunkie | Feb 16, 2018 2:59pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Law Enforcement | National Security | White House
The office of special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies in an organized scheme to rig the 2016 presidential election.
The indictment, available for download below, includes charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft.
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by Peter Urban | Feb 2, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Law Enforcement | Media Matters | National Security
WASHINGTON — Representative Jim Himes, the second-leading Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, voiced growing anger this week as President Donald Trump appeared ready to release a Republican-drafted memo alleging serious misconduct by the FBI and Justice Department in handling the Russian investigation.
“It is full of falsehoods. It is a shoddy and poorly written memo that will be very rapidly refuted by the facts and by the 10-page memo that the Democrats wrote when we saw it,” Himes said during an interview Thursday on CNN.
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by Susan Bigelow | Sep 29, 2017 8:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2016 | Election 2018 | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol
It figures, doesn’t it? You write a budget that is sloppily out of balance and needlessly cruel, just to relieve the boredom of being the permanent minority party, and then all of the sudden some Democrats with a grudge vote for it — and it passes. Instead of being an afterthought and a punchline, you’re suddenly a government-in-waiting.
Welcome back, Connecticut Republicans. It’s been a while.
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by Barth Keck | Sep 29, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Election 2016 | Military Spending | Opinion | Sports | Veterans Affairs | White House
Words matter. Two words that matter a great deal right now are “patriotism” and “racism,” the critical concepts surrounding NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem. Thanks to Donald Trump’s incendiary criticism of that activity, the heated issue got much hotter last weekend.
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 23, 2017 3:17pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election Policy
HARTFORD, CT — The state of Connecticut was one of 21 states the Department of Homeland Security contacted Friday to let them know that Russian hackers targeted their systems during the 2016 election.
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