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Obama’s night in Connecticut on Twitter

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President Obama spent Monday evening in Fairfield County, attending fundraisers in Stamford and Westport before heading back to Washington. Here’s how the night unfolded on Twitter: [View the story "#obamainct recap " on Storify] [Read More]
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Sights and sounds from the president’s visit

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The presidential motorcade outside Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s home Monday. (AP) President Barack Obama’s visit to Fairfield County Monday was a whirlwind of suits and high heels, security agents and applause. As a one-day member of the press pool, for me the experience was mainly long periods of waiting punctuated by quick trips to hear […] [Read More]

Come November, first-time voters say they will cast ballots for Obama

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Anna Burns, 19, of Fairfield (left) and Annika Heumann, 18, of Southport, camped out near movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s estate on Beachside Avenue in Westport Monday afternoon in hopes of catching a glimpse of President Barack Obama. In November, Burns and Heumann will cast their first vote as American citizens. They said they will vote […] [Read More]
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‘Westport loves Obama’

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Westporters Victoria Sybelnik, Randy Henkels, Pearl Keehan, Kim Keehan and Sophia Henkels await the arrival of the presidential motorcade on Greens Farms Road. [Read More]
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Obama protestors chanting for Chick-Fil-A

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About an hour before President Barack Obama was scheduled to speak at the Stamford Marriot, a group of several dozen protestors camped out across the street from the hotel shuffled through several chants and rally speeches through megaphones (including a new rendition of the Christmas carol, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” in which chanters […] [Read More]
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A chance to catch a glimpse

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Stamford resident Diane Griffin brought her children Kaylie,13, Taylor, 8 and Sean, 5 along with their friend Emily, 13, to the corner of Tresser Boulevard and Canal Street Monday afternoon for a chance to catch a glimpse at President Barack Obama and his motorcade. “This doesn’t happen every day, and I thought it would be […] [Read More]
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Obama lands in Westport, not Stamford

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The first of President Obama’s two fundraising stops Monday evening was at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa. But unlike Obama’s trip to Stamford in 2010 — when the President headlined a fundraisser for Richard Blumenthal’s Senate campaign — Marine One, the helicopter carrying the president, didn’t land in the City that Works. Kosciuszko Park, […] [Read More]
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Lights, cameras … not much action so far

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While there will likely be very limited — if any — public access in the stretch of Beachside Avenue in Westport tonight during the hours that President Obama attends a fundraising reception hosted by movie producer Harvey Weinstein at his waterfront estate, the street through the exclusive neighborhood was open most of the day beforehand. […] [Read More]
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Real political ‘power’?

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People talking about Greenwich’s massive town-wide power outage seem to think it’s all a conspiracy related to President Barack Obama’s visit this evening to Stamford and Westport. One woman, who wouldn’t give her name, sitting outside the Greenwich Avenue Starbucks, theorized that Connecticut Light & Power had taken away electricity from Greenwich to make sure […] [Read More]
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West Wing creator hanging with Obama

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“West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin is reportedly one of the co-hosts of the Harvey Weinstein reception for President Obamain Westport tonight. Sorkin’s latest show, “The Newsroom,” featured a segment Sunday night that showed the cable TV newscast covering the killing of Osama bin Laden. It was classic Sorkin — black humor laced with rapid-fire repartee […] [Read More]
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