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5 newsmakers to remember, 5 to forget in 2013 — and 10 to watch in 2014

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Since there just aren’t enough list stories out there this year, here’s my effort to make up for this glaring deficit in American journalism. It’s three list stories in one: 5 newsmakers to remember in 2013, 5 to forget and 10 to watch in 2014. [Read More]
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FOIA release: Tom Foley’s controversial April poll alleged revisionist “voter fraud” in 2010 gubernatorial loss

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The State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC), acting on a request from the Hearst Connecticut Newspapers, this week released investigative records in connection with its recent settlement with Tom Foley of Greenwich, the Republican former ambassador to Ireland who lost the 2010 gubernatorial election to Dannel P. Malloy by 6,404 votes out of 1,128,152 cast. Included […] [Read More]
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Photos from the Bush/Obama road trip to South Africa

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Much has been made of President Obama and former President Bush sharing a ride to South Africa for Mandela’s memorial on Air Force One, but now we have photos. And yes, given a captive audience, President Bush will whip out his iPad and try and show you things he has painted in his retirement.   [Read More]
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Santorum: Mandela’s fight for freedom like the fight against Obamacare

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Well, you can’t say the GOP isn’t staying on message. These days it seems like if a Republican is asked to comment on anything even remotely negative – from crabgrass to toenail fungus – it’s all about Obamacare. Sometimes, they can even make it work if asked to comment about something incredibly positive – like […] [Read More]
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A CL&P lineman works on Route 35 in Ridgefield, Conn. where many of the residents were out of power due to Super Storm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

High voltage: war of words over political donations from power company execs

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The Connecticut GOP might want to invest in a generator. State Republican Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. is calling on rival Democrats to return $46,500 in recent donations the party received from executives of Northeast Utilities, the oft-criticized parent of Connecticut Light & Power. The pattern of contributions came to light both from election filings by […] [Read More]
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Malloy orders flags lowered for Nelson Mandela

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Gov. Dannell Malloy said Thursday night that all U.S. and state flags in Connecticut should fly at half-staff until after sunset Monday as a mark of respect for Nelson Mandela, who died earlier in the day at the age of 95. Malloy’s order is in accordance with a proclamation by U.S. President Barack Obama, which you can […] [Read More]
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State GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. introduces Ann Romney during the Prescott Bush Award dinner at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Conn., April 23, 2012.

Cash crunch befalls state GOP, chairman forgoes salary

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The leader of Connecticut’s cash-strapped Republican Party is forgoing his salary until next year when the GOP is on better financial footing, a somewhat ominous sign heading into a mid-term election year for the state’s minority political bloc. State GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr., who makes $52,000 a year in his elected post, announced the […] [Read More]
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Pelosi stresses the importance of electing women, love of children at POLITICO summit

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There are currently 20 women serving in the U.S. Senate and 78 in the House. Pelosi was the first female Speaker of the House. [Read More]

Kindred spirits: Piers Morgan pledges $3K to Sandy Hook families

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Piers Morgan is personally invested in this story. CNN’s go-to voice for gun control reform and bombastic anchorman pledged $3,000 toward the Plunge for Sandy Hook, a Dec. 8 fundraiser at Lake Compounce amusement park in Bristol benefiting the families of the 26 school shooting victims. Morgan agreed to sponsor Erica Lafferty (daughter of the […] [Read More]
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Discretionary income: Himes donates shutdown pay to charities

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Mailed pay I "earned" during absurd gov shutdown to Carver Ctr/Norwalk, ABCD/Bridgeport & Stamford B&G Club pic.twitter.com/5ZTQQPA0sW — Jim Himes (@jahimes) December 2, 2013 U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., is $5,400 lighter in the wallet. The 4th District congressman wrote personal checks to three Fairfield County charitable organizations over the weekend for $1,800 each, making […] [Read More]
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