Yearly Archive for 2013

: 2013

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

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.

FOIA release: Tom Foley’s controversial April poll alleged revisionist “voter fraud” in 2010 gubernatorial loss

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

Photos from the Bush/Obama road trip to South Africa

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.  

Santorum: Mandela’s fight for freedom like the fight against Obamacare

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 […]
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

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

Malloy orders flags lowered for Nelson Mandela

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
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

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

Pelosi stresses the importance of electing women, love of children at POLITICO summit

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.

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

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

Discretionary income: Himes donates shutdown pay to charities

Mailed pay I "earned" during absurd gov shutdown to Carver Ctr/Norwalk, ABCD/Bridgeport & Stamford B&G Club— Jim Himes (@jahimes) December 2, 2013