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Himes votes for Dodd-Frank revision; Esty against

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The Republican-dominated House today overwhelmingly approved legislation to trim back the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, with Rep. Jim Himes voting “yes.” The bill, the “Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act,” passed the House by a 271-154 vote. Himes was one of just 29 Democrats voting in favor of it, joining 242 Republicans. A […] [Read More]
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FILE PHOTO: Craig Roberts Stapleton, former U.S. ambassador to France and the Czech Republic before that under President George W. Bush, in his Greenwich, Conn., office in 2007.

Bush’s France ambassador apoplectic about no-show

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Likening the scourge of terrorism in France to 9/11, the former top U.S. envoy to “America’s oldest ally” under President George W. Bush blasted the Obama administration for its no-show at a solidarity march Sunday in Paris. Craig Roberts Stapleton, a Greenwich resident who served as ambassador to France to from 2005 to 2009, said […] [Read More]
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Feb. 24 set for chilly special elections in Brookfield, Bethel, Danbury, Bridgeport, Stratford

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy, left, today announced that special elections to fill three vacancies in the Connecticut General Assembly will occur on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 for the 23rd Senatorial District, which covers portions of Bridgeport and Stratford; the 107th Assembly District, which covers all of Brookfield, and parts of Bethel and Danbury; and the 129th Assembly District, […] [Read More]
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Jeb Bush takes swipe at Hillary Clinton

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GREENWICH — A physically-fit and newly “unemployed” Jeb Bush took a veiled shot at Hillary Clinton Wednesday night when the former Florida GOP governor was asked to handicap the 2016 presidential field by a well-heeled network of contributors in his father’s hometown. Bush, 61, did not mention Clinton by name but told supporters at a […] [Read More]
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Malloy: Time to put politics on the backburner

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HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy expressed relief Wednesday morning that the rough-and-tumble midterm election is in his rear-view mirror. Speaking to Hearst Connecticut Media from inside the governor’s office, the newly-re-elected Democrat said he is eager to roll up his sleeves tackle a second term agenda that will be marked by fiscal challenges and […] [Read More]
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Live updates: Inauguration 2015

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Follow along as the 2015 Connecticut legislative session begins and Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are sworn in for their second terms. As this is a livestream from WFSB, you may occasionally have a black screen. Check back often for more live footage. WFSB 3 Connecticut   [Read More]
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State Supreme Court Justice Andrew J. McDonald, a former state senator from Stamford who had been Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s chief legal counsel, will administer the oath of office to his former boss Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the state armory in Hartford.

Stamford’s McDonald to administer oath to Malloy

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HARTFORD — Sixty-three words. When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is sworn-in to a second term Wednesday afternoon at the state armory in Hartford, his longtime Stamford confidante Andrew McDonald will do the honors of administering the oath of office. “I think I pretty much know it by heart,” McDonald told Hearst Connecticut Media Wednesday morning. […] [Read More]
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President Barack Obama raises the hand of Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, during a rally at Central High School in Bridgeport, Conn. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Obama visited Bridgeport to rally the heavily Democratic city in an effort to re-elect Malloy in Tuesday's midterm election where he will rematch with GOP candidate Tom Foley. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Malloy scraps visit to White House because of weather, flight delay

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Gov. Dan Malloy’s victory lap was supposed to take the midterm election survivor to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on the eve of his second inaugural. But a flight delay caused by wintry weather in the Northeast Tuesday has forced Malloy to scrap his travel plans. For the first time since President Barack Obama campaigned for him […] [Read More]
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