by Barth Keck | Nov 15, 2018 6:50pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Opinion | White House | Norwalk
It was not all that surprising when staffers for GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski prevented reporter Kaitlyn Krasselt and photographer Peter Hvizdak from entering his election-night headquarters, telling the Hearst Media journalists they must leave because of the Stefanowski camp’s “objections to coverage.”
Continue reading "OP-ED | Try As They Might, Politicians Will Never Silence Journalists" »
by Christine Stuart | Nov 8, 2018 6:48am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy | Town News | Local Politics | Media Matters
HARTFORD, CT — Early Wednesday morning, both the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial campaigns sent their supporters home without knowing the outcome of the election because several towns, including New Haven, had still not reported their results.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 3, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Media Matters | White House | Data
HARTFORD, CT — Some Connecticut Realtors aren’t happy that a political action committee both launched and funded by the Connecticut Association of Realtors is backing Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Stefanowski.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 23, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Data
HARTFORD, CT — Republicans have scored big when it comes to outside political spending on Connecticut’s election this year. According to two watchdog groups, an estimated 80 percent of the roughly $6 million spent so far by outside super PACs is going to Republicans.
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by Peter Urban | Oct 12, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | DC News Junkie | Media Matters | White House
(Updated Saturday) U.S. Senator Chris Murphy on Thursday called for an immediate suspension of military support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen as news reports say a missing journalist and Washington Post columnist was killed at the Saudi consulate in Turkey.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 7, 2018 8:29pm
Posted to: Analysis | Media Matters | Member Drive
I was recently asked to explain to a group of high school students what I do everyday as a journalist. My answer: “I hold powerful people accountable.”
It’s not a popular job.
Continue reading "Asking Hard Questions Is What Real Journalism Is All About" »
by Barth Keck | Oct 4, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | DC News Junkie | Entertainment | Media Matters | Opinion | White House | Mental Health Care | Pop culture
As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified last week in the U.S. Senate, I was struck by the overwrought drama of the process.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Kavanaugh Hearings: Show Business Posing As Politics" »
by Christine Stuart | Sep 26, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Media Matters | State Capitol | Transparency
HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 7 a.m.) Oz Griebel, who petitioned his way onto the ballot as an unaffiliated candidate, is the first gubernatorial candidate to release three years of personal income taxes. It’s unclear if the two major party candidates will follow suit.
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by Barth Keck | Sep 19, 2018 6:59pm
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Education | FOIA | Media Matters | Opinion | Education Opinion | White House | Brookfield | Manchester | Stonington
What’s a public library to do when a patron offers to donate a copy of Bob Woodward’s recent bestseller Fear, an account of dysfunction in the Trump White House? Why, it politely declines the offer, of course.
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Media Matters | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency | Transportation
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.
Continue reading "Malloy Seeks to Clarify ‘Pesky Facts’ In Era of False Claims" »