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November 29, 2018

Connecticut Disciplinary Counsel Seeks Action Against Manafort

by Staff Report | Nov 29, 2018 10:44pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2016

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Chief Disciplinary Counsel Brian Staines is seeking disciplinary action against Paul J. Manafort Jr. for his criminal conviction in September.

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November 16, 2018

OP-ED | How Safe Are Connecticut’s U.S. House Seats?

by Susan Bigelow | Nov 16, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Analysis | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Election 2018 | Opinion | 2nd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD

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Pretty darn safe. For now.

Jahana Hayes won a big victory in Nancy Johnson’s old stomping grounds on November 6, as what was once a reliable Republican district continues its seemingly unstoppable march into Democratic hands.

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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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