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Murphy, McMahon continue sparring on Social Security, Medicare, as Sunday morning debate gets closer

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MERIDEN – Sensing an opening in his political street fight with Republican Linda McMahon, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy on Wednesday continued to punch away on earlier remarks she made to conservative Tea Party members on ending Social Security. During a campaign stop at the Meriden Center, a Genesis HealthCare nursing home and short-term rehab center, […] [Read More]

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]

Malloy, Dodd fire up CT delegates

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The 2012 Democratic convention started off with a bang for CT delegates Tuesday morning as they breakfasted with much of the state’s congressional delegation, and a couple of other luminaries named Malloy and Dodd. [Read More]

Five VP candidates who helped their ticket — and five who failed

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Dick Cheney demolished Joe Lieberman in the 2000 vice presidential debate. Over the years, vice presidential candidates rarely make a difference in presidential contests. Nobody, after all, gives Charles Dawes any credit for Calvin Coolidge’s victory in 1924. And Andrew Johnson certainly didn’t help Abraham Lincoln win re-election in 1864. But in recent decades, vice […] [Read More]

Connecticut Senate race moves up on GOP’s priority list

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There’s a lot of buzz in Tampa about the Connecticut Senate race. At a briefing today sponsored by the National Journal and CBS News, the top staffer for the Senate Republicans’ campaign committee singled out the Connecticut Senate race as the top one in the nation where conventional wisdom is wrong. That “wisdom,” of course, […] [Read More]

Quinnipiac Poll: McMahon also leads Murphy in “annoying” TV ads

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This morning’s poll, which gives Linda McMahon a 3-point lead over U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy in the U.S. Senate race, includes answers to 55 questions. Among the last are queries that focus on their TV presence. Among the likely voters, 42 percent say McMahon’s commercials are more annoying than informative, while 36 percent say Murphy’s ads are […] [Read More]

Joe sees crop of capable candidates

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U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman says he will continue to sit on the sidelines as Tuesday’s primaries to determine which candidates will compete to fill his seat approach. Lieberman hosted a conference Thursday morning in New Haven to discuss the health of Long Island Sound along with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and fellow U.S. Sen. Richard […] [Read More]

Lieberman proposal would force key companies to spend more to defend against cyberattacks

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By EMILY WILKINS Hearst Newspapers Washington Bureau Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman says his cybersecurity legislation would help protect the nation’s private-sector infrastructure from cyberattacks. But U.S. manufacturers worry about the additional costs they would be required to bear to secure critical infrastructure, and Republican senators are trying to slow it down. But to Lieberman, the […] [Read More]

Lieberman accuses Obama of using ‘accounting gimmick’ to mask ‘a larger deficit’

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This report was written by Emily Wilkins of the Hearst Newspapers Washington bureau. President Barack Obama wants to use funding formerly set aside for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to upgrade and repair infrastructure. The projects include highway construction, passenger rail and other programs that would bring federal dollars — and jobs — to Connecticut. […] [Read More]

Lieberman talkin’ bout a revolution?

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Moments after joining 36 fellow Senators to announce the new bipartisan “super committee” that will look for spending cuts, entitlement reform and tax reform, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) took to Twitter, comparing the group’s intentions to those who led Democratic revolutions in Arab nations this spring. “Maybe we 36 began a Washington Spring today,” Lieberman […] [Read More]