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November 15, 2018

OP-ED | Try As They Might, Politicians Will Never Silence Journalists

by Barth Keck | Nov 15, 2018 6:50pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Opinion | White House | Norwalk

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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.”

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November 8, 2018

Connecticut Continues To Lag In Election Results Reporting

by Christine Stuart | Nov 8, 2018 6:48am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy | Town News | Local Politics | Media Matters

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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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November 3, 2018

PAC Spending Stirs Up Controversy

by Christine Stuart | Nov 3, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Media Matters | White House | Data

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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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October 23, 2018

In Connecticut, One Party Benefits More From Outside Spending

by Christine Stuart | Oct 23, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Data

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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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October 12, 2018

Murphy Renews Call for an End to US Military Support to Saudi Arabia

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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October 7, 2018

Asking Hard Questions Is What Real Journalism Is All About

by Christine Stuart | Oct 7, 2018 8:29pm
Posted to: Analysis | Media Matters | Member Drive

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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.

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October 4, 2018

OP-ED | Kavanaugh Hearings: Show Business Posing As Politics

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

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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.

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September 26, 2018

Griebel Releases Taxes, Gets Up On TV

by Christine Stuart | Sep 26, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Media Matters | State Capitol | Transparency

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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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September 19, 2018

OP-ED | Banned Books? Not So Much in Connecticut

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

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

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2018 3:00am
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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