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The Donald’s Apprentice?

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Only Donald Trump can seemingly turn an act of charity into the plague. The single largest contributor to the Donald J. Trump Foundation — as listed on 990 forms filed with the Internal Revenue Service — is denying it gave $5 million to the coiffed one. World Wrestling Entertainment, which now just goes by the [...] [Read More]
Categories: General

TMI on the campaign trail for the 4th CD. Obsitnik’s afraid. Himes says GOP will hold U.S. House of Reps

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At their separate-but-equal appearances this afternoon before the Stamford Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and Republican challenger Steve Obsitnik each had their Too Much Information occurrence. Even Chamber Chairman Hamid Malakpour of TD Bank had a moment or two, or three, or four, in mispronouncing Obsitnik’s name a bunch of times while introducing […] [Read More]
Categories: 2012 debate

Obsitnik, Himes, together again (separately) at Stamford Chamber of Commerce

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STAMFORD – U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and Republican congressional challenger Steve Obsitnik on Wednesday differed on ways to continue the nation’s emergence from under the shadow of the crippling five-year recession. Several times during a forum sponsored by the Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Obsitnik blamed Himes for the slow growth in the economy. Himes countered […] [Read More]
Categories: 2012 election

Obama camp buckles, relents on press bullying move with Iowa editors (VIDEO)

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While President Obama is unlikely to release the transcripts that Donald Trump wants, his campaign did relent to a lesser demand Wednesday. But only after being publicly shamed for its lameosity in trying to bully the press. Days before announcing the paper’s endorsement, the editor of The Des Moines Register – Iowa’s largest newspaper — [...] [Read More]
Categories: Media and Politics

Veteran Dem strategist: Obama ground game could be the decider

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In the final two weeks of the presidential campaign, it’s all going to come down to ground game. And Donnie Fowler, the Silicon Valley-based veteran Democratic strategist — and a regular on Jennifer Granholm’s Current TV show, “The War Room,” — says that he’s done a recent analysis that should make Democrats feel a little [...] [Read More]

Ishtar 2? Clint Eastwood stars in new ad for Mitt Romney (VIDEO)

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Nobody in Hollywood has been clamoring to make “Ishtar 2.” Or re-imagine “Howard the Duck.” Why? Because they were BOMBS, that’s why. So why in the name of “Gigli” would Mitt Romney’s campaign — er, Karl Rove’s American Crossroads superPAC – dust off Clint Eastwood to make a campaign commercial touting Mitt? All it does [...] [Read More]

CT-SEN Snapshot: Did McMahon peak too soon?

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The bad news for Republican Linda McMahon: five of the last six polls conducted in Connecticut’s topsy-turvy Senate race give the edge to her opponent, Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy. Murphy leads the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) co-founder by as many as 6 points in the latest Quinnipiac University poll, released Wednesday, and as little as […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Donald Trump’s Dr. Evil “blockbuster” — a $5 million hostage offer? (VIDEO)

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We knew it would be wild, but not this wild. So after all the hyperventilating buildup, mega-business guy Donald Trump is actually playing “Dr. Evil” in his much-trumpeted October surprise announcement made today. He’s offering “$5 millllll-ion dollars” to charity for Barack Obama’s college enrollment and passport applications. We kid you not. This one is such a laugh [...] [Read More]
Categories: General