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September 19, 2018

Malloy Seeks to Clarify ‘Pesky Facts’ In Era of False Claims

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Media Matters | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — With the spotlight on the gubernatorial contest, outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sought to correct the record regarding a few things that have been said recently during the debates.

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September 17, 2018

Despite Ballot Access, Third Party & Unaffiliated Candidates Left Off Debate Stage

by Christine Stuart | Sep 17, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Media Matters | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 10 a.m.) The head of the Connecticut Association of Realtors (CTR) said his staff has a podium ready for Oz Griebel if a poll happens to be released that shows the petitioning candidate with more than 10 percent of the vote.

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September 14, 2018

Calling All Candidates!

by Christine Stuart | Sep 14, 2018 6:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Election 2018 | Town News | Media Matters | State Capitol

November 6 is fast approaching and Vote.CTNewsJunkie.com, our Voter Guide & Candidate Questionnaire, is back for a third time to help you navigate what is shaping up to be one of the hardest fought elections of our lifetimes.

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September 12, 2018

Poll Finds Democrats With 14-Point Lead For U.S. House

by Christine Stuart | Sep 12, 2018 11:54am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Poll | White House

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Voters are giving Democratic candidates for the U.S. House a reason to smile as they head toward the November election.

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August 17, 2018

OP-ED | Reveling In The Agony Of Social Media Titans

by Terry Cowgill | Aug 17, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Corporate Watch | Ethics | Media Matters | Opinion

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Ask anyone who knows me. I’m generally supportive of the business community. After all, hundreds of businesses in my area support my efforts here at CT News Junkie and at my day job in the Berkshires. And businesses bear an enormous share of the tax burden that allows us to have the kinds of government services we want and deserve.

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August 16, 2018

Unanimous Senate Affirms Press is Not ‘Enemy of the People’

by Peter Urban | Aug 16, 2018 8:43pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Media Matters | White House

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The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution this week condemning attacks on news media as hundreds of newspapers — led by the Boston Globe — published editorials speaking up for a free press and against President Donald Trump’s attacks on journalists as enemies of the people.

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August 14, 2018

Connecticut Campaigns Stick With TV Ad Buys

by Christine Stuart | Aug 14, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Media Matters

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HARTFORD, CT — In 2017, digital advertising spending surpassed television advertising, but sometimes politicians, especially in Connecticut, are slow to change a formula they believe has been working.

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August 13, 2018

Will Outside Spending Sway Voters?

by Christine Stuart | Aug 13, 2018 1:07pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Media Matters

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HARTFORD, CT — There are three independent expenditure groups backing three of the five Republican candidates for governor. But will their spending, which is much less than the candidates themselves are spending, have an impact?

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August 9, 2018

Murphy Spars with Trump Jr. Over Censorship

by Peter Urban | Aug 9, 2018 4:44pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Media Matters | White House

A Twitter feud erupted this week between U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and Donald Trump Jr., after Facebook, YouTube, Apple and Spotify decided to no longer allow Infowars publisher Alex Jones use of their platforms to advance demonstrably false conspiracy theories.

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August 3, 2018

Blumenthal Blasts Trump Over Attacks On News Media

by Peter Urban | Aug 3, 2018 3:39pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Media Matters | Public Safety | White House

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal this week introduced a resolution condemning President Donald Trump for his attacks on the media.

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