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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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Despite GOP leader’s statements, Rowland had “connection$” with the party’s grassroots

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“…the fact is John Rowland has no connection to the Connecticut Republican Party, nor has he for over 10 years.” That’s the operative quote from Republican State Central Committee Chairman Jerry Labriola in reaction to claims from Democrats yesterday, tying Rowland to the state party. But nothing says “connection” like checks, such as the 10 […] [Read More]
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal adjusts his Husky-logo UConn tie _ on Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, who lost a bet on the NCAA men's basketball championship game and had to don the tie on the Capitol's Senate steps. (Photo by Will Brown)

Blumenthal, Murphy indulge in some Husky gloating

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.,  and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., took time out from politics Wednesday  afternoon to settle more important matters – their bet on the outcome of the men’s NCAA basketball championship. Blumenthal’s challenge to Paul on Twitter read: “@Team_Mitch@SenRandPaul: want to add to the bet? If @UConnHuskies win tonight, you wear my #Huskies […] [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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A safe bet for positive press

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In politics and the media, the big-game bet  or friendly wager has become a cliche. With the UConn men and women both reaching the finals, we in the media have become deluged with emails from politicians of every rank betting their counterparts for some signature product from their respective state. So, in the case of […] [Read More]
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Secretary of the State Denise Merrill slams Tom Foley’s wacky suburban humor describing Bridgeport voter officials as complicit to fraud

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In the days after the 2010 gubernatorial election, when Bridgeport’s votes were finally counted amid a voter tidal wave generated by President Barack Obama’s appearance and a gross shortage of ballots for the city’s optical scanners, Republican Tom Foley of Greenwich declined a legal challenge to the tight, 6,404 loss to Democrat Dan Malloy. There […] [Read More]
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Which 4th Congressional candidate called Congress “morons” in Monday’s GOP forum in Fairfield? Read on.

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The 60 folks scattered around the Fairfield Ludlowe High School auditorium still had plenty of time to get home for the crucial second half of the NCAA men’s championship on Monday night. But for a hardcore Republicans, especially delegates, the forum of candidates – just six weeks from the party’s convention – may have been […] [Read More]
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