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September 29, 2017

OP-ED | So Your Party is Relevant Again: Advice for Connecticut Republicans

by Susan Bigelow | September 29, 2017 8:30am

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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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OP-ED | Words Matter: ‘Patriotism’ and ‘Racism’ in the National Anthem Controversy

by Barth Keck | September 29, 2017 5:30am

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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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September 23, 2017

DHS: Connecticut Was One of 21 States Targeted By Russian Hackers Before Election 2016

by Christine Stuart | September 23, 2017 3:17pm

ct.gov 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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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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