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Connecticut Politics

Corporations may be like people, too, sez SEC

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Interesting stuff going down at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which is considering a requirement to force publicly traded companies to disclose political contributions. Whoa! That could be huge. But at the front of the Ticked-Off Line are trade associations like the U.S. Chamber, which dropped $30 milllllllllllllllllllllllion last year on campaigns to beat [...] [Read More]
Categories: Citizens United, General, SEC

Gov. Jerry Brown, former AG, slams Oakland, praises Obama on gun violence

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California Gov. Jerry Brown, the former state Attorney General, had some praise for President Obama — and some tough words for Oakland leaders today — on the issue of gun violence. Brown made the statements to Chronicle education writer Nanette Asimov while attending a University of California Regents meeting in San Francisco. The California governor, [...] [Read More]

Murphy unfiltered on the NRA: what’s next, arming kids?

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—- Connecticut’s freshman Sen. Chris Murphy publicly dissed the National Rifle Association via Twitter this afternoon over its support of arming teachers in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. “I would honestly not be surprised if the NRA proposes next that all school children be armed. These guys are unreal,” Murphy Tweeted. [...] [Read More]
Categories: General

CA’s Dianne Feinstein praises Obama for acting with “urgency” on gun control

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California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein Wednesday praised President Obama’s call for a comprehensive gun control program, saying he and Vice President Biden have acted on the issue with “the urgency it deserves.” She said the new legislation to reintroduce the assault weapons bans, which she will sponsor, now deserves a full hearing in the Senate, [...] [Read More]

Republicans ALREADY targeting Ami Bera, John Garamendi for 2014

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Welcome back to the continuous campaign, where the fundraising and politicking never stops. That’s why the National Republican Congressional Committee just rolled out their list of 40 targeted seats for 2014 — it’s never too early to start shopping for Christmas — and on it are Northern California Democratic Reps. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove and [...] [Read More]

Aggressive new NRA ad takes on “elitist hypocrite” Obama — and his kids (VIDEO)

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The NRA’s new ad, released today, attacks President Obama as an “elitist hypocrite” and even brings his daughters in the debate. And it’s sure to fire up both sides on a day when the White House is expected to release its agenda on gun control; but even some GOP strategists say the organization’s aim is [...] [Read More]
Categories: General, NRA, Obama