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Neil Vigdor

Mohegan Sun casino is seen in this Sunday, June 10, 2012 photo, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Connecticut GOP: convention venue complies with state law, party rules

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Maybe Republicans don’t have all the answers about “foreign policy” after all. And maybe they do. Before booking Mohegan Sun for their upcoming nominating convention for the midterm elections, Connecticut GOP leaders asked the party’s general counsel to look into the legal aspects of holding their biennial conclave in what the federal government recognizes as […] [Read More]
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Conn. prof rebuked by GOP for calling conservatives “racist, misogynist”

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They don’t call it liberal arts for nothing. A part-time English professor at Eastern State Connecticut University in Willimantic is public enemy No. 1 in Republican circles — from the state GOP headquarters to the website of the William F. Buckley Jr.-founded National Review — for an anti-conservative lecture he gave to students in his […] [Read More]
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Pokerchips

Hello, Mr. Chips

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Sal Lilienthal is all-in. The lesser known of two Republicans running for Congress in Connecticut’s 5th District, Lilienthal has been handing out casino chips to delegates from his area in the lead-up to next month’s state GOP convention at Mohegan Sun. They won’t get a seat at the high-stakes table or get you comped at […] [Read More]
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Pelto

Malloy gets “Pelto-ed” from the left?

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Just when the denizens of Connecticut thought the debate over Common Core was caustic. Now there’s this. Jonathan Pelto, a relentless opponent of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s education agenda and former state representative, is entertaining a run for the state’s highest office, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers has learned. The 53-year-old from Storrs, who has expended significant […] [Read More]
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Air ball: GOP trolls Malloy over Auriemma mispronunciation

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Just because you’re in the pantheon of college basketball coaches and the highest paid employee of the State of Connecticut doesn’t mean the governor can pronounce your name. Case in point, Geno Auriemma. That’s Oar-EE-Emma for you non-Italophiles. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy garbled Auriemma’s name during a victory rally Sunday outside the Capitol for the […] [Read More]
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No retreat: Bush stands by his rhetoric on illegal immigration

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STAMFORD — In the dog house of hard liners in his party who oppose amnesty for undocumented immigrants, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush doubled down Thursday night on his recent remark that those who stay in the country illegally are doing so out of an “act of love.” “The simple fact is, there is no […] [Read More]
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy basks in the afterglow of UConn's victory over Kentucky in the Men's NCAA Championship Game on Monday, April 7, 2014, the fourth title for hoops program in the last 15 years. Contributed photo.

UConn titles a validation of Malloy’s hoops IQ, ahem luck

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Even Gov. Dan Malloy isn’t above “jersey popping.” No, that’s not a reference to Chris Christie. Connecticut’s top office holder is puffing up his chest after his top-3 finish in a NCAA tournament pool organized by state Democratic Party, in which Malloy correctly picked the UConn Huskies to cut down the nets Monday night against […] [Read More]
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Parties send in reinforcements in the 61st House District

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It’s a dress rehearsal for November. Republicans and Democrats are treating this week’s special election in the 61st House District that way. Voters in East Granby, Suffield and part of Windsor will go to the polls Friday to fill a vacancy created by the death of Democratic State Rep. Elaine O’Brien of brain cancer in […] [Read More]
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Jason Paul, Democratic candidate for General Assembly in the 48th House District, holds up a pro-gun control side at a Second Amendment rally outside the Capitol in Hartford Saturday, April 5, 2014. Contributed photo.

If you want to destroy my sweater

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Argyle was a bold choice. Even more so, was the decision by Jason Paul, a Democrat from Colchester running for the General Assembly on a gun control platform, to picket a Second Amendment rally outside the Capitol in Hartford this past Saturday all by his lonesome. Paul, 27, posted the photo above on his Facebook […] [Read More]
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Elizabeth Kerr, communications director for Congressman Jim Himes, D-Conn., during a meeting of the editorial board of the 
Connecticut Post May 1, 2013.

Help wanted: Himes loses longtime aide Kerr

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If you can’t explain what a derivative is, this probably isn’t the job for you. And don’t count on lunching with the boss at Five Guys. But so far as the food chain of Capitol Hill flacks goes, your prospective employer is no back bencher — Jim Himes is on the House Financial Services Committee […] [Read More]
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