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Election 2016

October 10, 2018

Poll: Women Voters Go With Lamont

by Christine Stuart | Oct 10, 2018 5:27am
Posted to: Election 2016 | Poll

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated with Facebook video) Female voters are giving Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont their support and an 8 point lead over Republican newcomer Bob Stefanowski, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

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August 24, 2018

Impeach Trump? Not So Fast

by Peter Urban | Aug 24, 2018 10:11am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | White House

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WASHINGTON — Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative Jim Himes said it is too soon to talk impeachment of President Donald Trump as two more of his associates face jail time for illegal activities.

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August 21, 2018

Election Regulators Close 2016 Case Involving Trump

by Christine Stuart | Aug 21, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2016 | Election Policy | CEP | White House

HARTFORD, CT — It took nearly two years, but state election regulators found that it was improper for a state Senate candidate to use Republican President Donald Trump in a mailing.

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July 27, 2018

Himes Critical of Freedom Caucus Resolution to Impeach Rod Rosenstein

by Peter Urban | Jul 27, 2018 10:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Law Enforcement | Legal | White House

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th, this week slammed members of the conservative Freedom Caucus for introducing a resolution to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.

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June 15, 2018

Internal Report Criticizes Comey’s Handling of Clinton Investigation

by Peter Urban | Jun 15, 2018 10:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Ethics | Law Enforcement | White House

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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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May 12, 2018

Markley Wins Endorsement, But Will Face Primary

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2018 7:29pm
Posted to: Election 2016

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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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April 16, 2018

Connecticut Gets Federal Funds To Protect Voting Systems

by Bhumika Choudhary | Apr 16, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Federal Budget

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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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March 20, 2018

Jepsen Requests Information From Facebook Over Data Breach

by Christine Stuart | Mar 20, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Election 2016 | Election 2018 | Law Enforcement | Legal | Privacy

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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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February 21, 2018

National Popular Vote Proponents Say New Poll Shows Support

by Jack Kramer | Feb 21, 2018 12:09pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election Policy | White House

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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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February 16, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Mueller Indicts 13 Russians in Scheme to Rig 2016 Election

by CTNewsJunkie | Feb 16, 2018 1:59pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Law Enforcement | National Security | White House

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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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