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Gun-control foe Cruz has ‘cordial’ phone conversation with daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal, agrees to disagree on gun control

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@sentedcruz because she was gunned down in Sandy Hook.I DESERVE TO BE HEARD! — Erica Lafferty (@E_Laffs2) April 9, 2013 Erica Lafferty will be heard. The 27-year-daughter of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung may not have the money to come to Washington to lobby for gun-control legislation. So she’s using a […] [Read More]

Blumenthal proposes bill to fight ‘modern-day slavery’

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By ALISON SULLIVAN Hearst Washington Bureau Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is leading a bipartisan effort to fight what he calls “modern day slavery.” Blumenthal has joined co-sponsors Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., in introducing the Human Trafficking Reporting Act on Thursday. The bill calls for human traffickers […] [Read More]
Categories: Richard Blumenthal

When it comes to Sandy media coverage, Malloy overshadowed by neighboring governors

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Superstorm Sandy kept Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy busy. But you might not know it from the national media coverage. A new survey released today found that Connecticut got only a fraction of the national attention paid to its larger neighbors, New York and New Jersey. And the state’s Democratic governor got only a tiny fraction […] [Read More]
Categories: Dannel P. Malloy, FEMA, Sandy

Five debates that changed the course of presidential campaigns

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There are memorable moments in presidential debates — and then there are important moments. The memorable moments — Rick Perry’s “oops,” Lloyd Bentsen’s “you’re no Jack Kennedy,” Admiral Stockdale’s “who am I, what am I doing here” — are, well, memorable, but they often don’t determine the ultimate winner of the presidential race. Then there […] [Read More]

Ten most memorable moments from presidential debates

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Most presidential debates are lost to history, inconsequential encounters in the wide sweep of presidential campaigns. But a few moments have been locked into our memories. Here are ten of the key most intriguing moments in the 52-year history of presidential debates: 1. Richard Nixon, sick and sweaty, looks bad even though he sounds good, […] [Read More]

Electoral College Update: Bad news for Romney on eve of debates

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Welcome to our weekly Electoral College update. Every Monday morning between now and Election Day, Nov. 6, we will analyze the latest poll results from the 12 most competitive states and let you know which ones are more Republican than the national average and which are more Democratic. We’ll also give you an update on […] [Read More]

Ten races where Mitt Romney could sink Republican candidates

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Mitt Romney’s campaign woes have taken a toll on Republican candidates in Democratic-leaning or swing states. Polls show that some Republicans who had been running ahead of Democratic opponents have now slipped into tight contests, while others who had been surging around Labor Day have now dropped behind. The impact of Romney’s struggles is not […] [Read More]

Ten races where Barack Obama could sink Democratic incumbents

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There’s been a lot of media attention lately focused on Republican candidates who are distancing themselves from struggling presidential nominee Mitt Romney. But Mitt Romney’s not the only presidential candidate who made turn out to be toxic for some of his own party’s candidates. Barack Obama’s lack of popularity in Republican-leaning states is endangering some […] [Read More]

Electoral College Update: Big trouble for Romney in the industrial heartland

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Welcome to our weekly Electoral College update. Every Monday morning between now and Election Day, Nov. 6, we will analyze the latest poll results from the 12 most competitive states and let you know which ones are more Republican than the national average and which are more Democratic. We’ll also give you an update on […] [Read More]

The ten most competitive House races of 2012

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This year’s congressional elections are turning into the most competitive — and unpredictable — in a generation. One conservative operative recently told reporters that the rest of the campaign is likely to resemble “a 48-day knife fight.” Because of reapportionment and redistricting, more than three dozen incumbents (of both parties) are fighting for their political […] [Read More]
Categories: Election 2012