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As June ends can Donovan MoveOn from campaign scandal?

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As I type this at 5 p.m. Friday, these final two weeks of June have generally been good for Chris Donovan, particularly compared to how the month began for the 5th District candidate. On May 30 federal authorities arrested the retiring House Speaker’s congressional campaign finance director for alleged fundraising misdeeds. Donovan subsequently fired Robert Braddock Jr. as well as his deputy […] [Read More]
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Bysiewicz’s 1st primary ad focused on women, legislative past

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Ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz’s campaign just provided the media with a preview of an advertisement the campaign will begin airing Saturday morning. Bysiewicz is competing with fellow Democrat  U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy in their party’s August primary for U.S. Senate. She’s been attempting to portray Murphy as a friend of Wall Street executives and […] [Read More]
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McMahon: Shays a shill for Obamacare before Obamacare

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Linda McMahon’s campaign is accusing GOP Senate rival Christopher Shays of having selective amnesia. In 2008, which was his final year in the House, Shays co-sponsored the American Health Benefits Program Act of 2008 (H.R. 5348). The bill, introduced by Rhode Island Democrat James Langevin, was intended to be a catalyst for universal health care. […] [Read More]
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Shays: McMahon enabled Obamacare-loving Dems, Pelosi

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Christopher Shays, a member of the House from 1987 to 2008, says some of the blame for “Obamacare” rests with his GOP Senate primary opponent, Linda McMahon. Reacting to today’s Supreme Court ruling, Shays sought to paint McMahon as an enabler of Democrat Nancy Pelosi, who went from House speaker to minority leader in the […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal: ruling validates CT’s decision not to sue feds

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Richard Blumenthal, who made the transition from activist attorney general of Connecticut to U.S. senator, has a message for all his former red state counterparts: I told you so. The first-term Democrat balked two years ago at joining a multistate lawsuit against the feds over “Obamacare.” In an interview with Hearst Connecticut Newspapers, Blumenthal said […] [Read More]
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Tempered praise from Lieberman on ruling

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Joe Lieberman, who is hardly a BFF of President Obama, had a somewhat favorable reaction to today’s Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act. I say somewhat, because a statement issued by Lieberman’s office was nowhere near as gushing to the same degree as other supporters of “Obamacare.” Read for yourself: “I am pleased […] [Read More]
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Bernier: Obama is a “liar”

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Some strong comments out of the campaign of 5th District GOP Congressional hopeful Justin Bernier on today’s Supreme Court ruling. “While I haven’t had the opportunity to read the entire Supreme Court decision yet, I have some initial impressions. The first is that, with the ruling focused on the ability of Congress to tax the […] [Read More]
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Stung by SCOTUS ruling, GOP rails on tax implications

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Will today’s landmark Supreme Court ruling galvanize Republican foes of “Obamacare” in Connecticut and around the country? Republicans on the ballot are already recrafting their message in the wake of decision, which they say opens the door to higher taxes on small businesses without fixing the ills of the health care system. And so resumes […] [Read More]
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Analysis: For Obama, a major policy victory will revive political war over health

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The Supreme Court has thrust health-care reform into the center of the 2012 campaign debate, and Republicans are vowing to turn a legal defeat into an electoral victory. The 5-4 decision, with Republican Chief Justice John Roberts joining forces with four Democrats, handed Democrats an unexpected win and gave Republican loyalists even more motivation to […] [Read More]
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Rapid Reax: SCOTUS upholds “Obamacare”

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Connecticut Democrats are understandably rejoicing after the highest court in the land upheld what is known as the “minimum provision” or individual health insurance mandate in the Affordable Care Act championed by President Obama and passed by Congress in 2010. Here’s what they’re saying: U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District: “The Supreme Court did the […] [Read More]
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