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My Republican Endorsements #1 – Rob Simmons

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I was already prepared to endorse Rob Simmons in the Republican primary for Governor, based not only on his record as a moderate, pro-choice Republican congressman, despite his unfortunate and discontinued dalliance with the Tea Partiers, but also on the total lack of qualifications of his opponents. But now he has sealed the deal, advocating […] [Read More]
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More Fedele-Foley Fun

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Thanks Mike! [Read More]
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Schiff Attacks McMahon

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Again, my favorite – one Republican attacking another – as a liberal of all things. (Don’t you just love the reference to the “Democrat”convention? Why has it become de rigeur for Republican conservatives to treat the other party with such disrespect as to not even get its name right?) [Read More]
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Working Families Endorsements in Democratic Legislative Primaries

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The Working Families Party has announced its endorsements in five state legislative races with contested Democratic primaries: The Working Families Party has endorsed: John Fonfara for State Senate (1st SD) Leo Canty for State Representative (15th HD) Pat Dillon for State Representative (92nd HD) Gary Holder-Winfield for State Representative (94th HD) Roland Lemar for State […] [Read More]
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16 leading education associations endorse accountability systems for schools and districts

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The Learning First Alliance supports the goal of rigorous and fair accountability systems for schools and districts. (The Learning First Alliance is a permanent partnership of 16 leading education associations with more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America’s public schools. Alliance members include: the American Association of Colleges for Teacher […] [Read More]
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FTC Adopts New Rules to Begin Curbing Debt Settlement Industry Abuses

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New Regulations Bar Debt Settlement Companies From Collecting Fees Unless Consumers Get Relief Under new regulations adopted by the Federal Trade Commission yesterday, for-profit debt settlement companies will no longer be allowed to collect fees for their services until they have settled some or all of a consumer’s debt. The new regulations will help curb […] [Read More]
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Dan Debicella’s tendency to play loose with the facts

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by David Kostek, New Canaan resident Congressman Jim Himes’ most likely opponent, Dan Debicella, has starting spending some of the money he doesn’t have on TV ads. I have been keeping an eye on Dan Debicella’s tendency to play loose with the facts for some time now. So when the ad opened with a flat-out […] [Read More]
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Working Families Party Endorses Merrill for Secretary of State

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The Working Families Party has endorsed Denise Merrill for Secretary of the State. “Denise Merrill is someone who wants to empower voters and improve participation in our democracy,” said Urania Petit, who was elected as Working Families Party Registrar of Voters in Hartford and is a member of the Working Families State Committee. “She has […] [Read More]
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An Inflation Hawk Sees the Light

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James Bullard, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and a voting member of the Fed’s policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) worries about deflation in a research paper published today: In this paper I discuss the possibility that the U.S. economy may become enmeshed in a Japanese-style, deflationary outcome within the […] [Read More]
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Legislation to dramatically reduce the sentencing disparity between federal crack and powder cocaine sentences

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Elimination of First Mandatory Minimum Since Nixon Administration Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed landmark legislation to dramatically reduce the sentencing disparity between federal crack and powder cocaine sentences and to repeal the five-year mandatory minimum for simple possession of crack cocaine. The bill, S. 1789, already won unanimous approval from the Senate in […] [Read More]
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