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Mohegan Sun casino is seen in this Sunday, June 10, 2012 photo, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Connecticut GOP: convention venue complies with state law, party rules

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Maybe Republicans don’t have all the answers about “foreign policy” after all. And maybe they do. Before booking Mohegan Sun for their upcoming nominating convention for the midterm elections, Connecticut GOP leaders asked the party’s general counsel to look into the legal aspects of holding their biennial conclave in what the federal government recognizes as […] [Read More]
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Conn. prof rebuked by GOP for calling conservatives “racist, misogynist”

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They don’t call it liberal arts for nothing. A part-time English professor at Eastern State Connecticut University in Willimantic is public enemy No. 1 in Republican circles — from the state GOP headquarters to the website of the William F. Buckley Jr.-founded National Review — for an anti-conservative lecture he gave to students in his […] [Read More]
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Hello, Mr. Chips

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Sal Lilienthal is all-in. The lesser known of two Republicans running for Congress in Connecticut’s 5th District, Lilienthal has been handing out casino chips to delegates from his area in the lead-up to next month’s state GOP convention at Mohegan Sun. They won’t get a seat at the high-stakes table or get you comped at […] [Read More]
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Malloy gets “Pelto-ed” from the left?

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Just when the denizens of Connecticut thought the debate over Common Core was caustic. Now there’s this. Jonathan Pelto, a relentless opponent of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s education agenda and former state representative, is entertaining a run for the state’s highest office, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers has learned. The 53-year-old from Storrs, who has expended significant […] [Read More]
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State Democrats may have over-reacted to Tea Party comments by John McKinney, the GOP gubernatorial hopeful who might be more of a threat than known-quantity Tom Foley.

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The Democratic State Central Committee today was apparently looking at Senate Minority Leader John McKinney with rose-colored glasses, hopefully dredging up a few remarks in his Wednesday night appearance in far-off Putnam. The scene was the Quiet Corner Tea Party Patriots meeting. “John McKinney said that if he were governor, he would sign legislation to […] [Read More]
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Air ball: GOP trolls Malloy over Auriemma mispronunciation

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Just because you’re in the pantheon of college basketball coaches and the highest paid employee of the State of Connecticut doesn’t mean the governor can pronounce your name. Case in point, Geno Auriemma. That’s Oar-EE-Emma for you non-Italophiles. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy garbled Auriemma’s name during a victory rally Sunday outside the Capitol for the […] [Read More]
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Rep. John Shaban drops out of 4th District race

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Second-term state Rep. John Shaban, an attorney from Redding who has earned a reputation as a thoughtful, articulate lawmakers in the state Capitol, has dropped his bid to win the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, clearing the way for Dan Debicella, the former state senator and 2010 runner-up to Himes, to win […] [Read More]
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Jeb Bush: Undocumented aliens ‘act out of love’

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made it clear Thursday night in Stamford that immigration reform is needed — and coming. Speaking at the annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner, he said not until President Obama “leaves the stage” will the nation be able to fix its broken entitlement programs and languishing immigration┬áreform. While Connecticut Republicans gave […] [Read More]
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