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Analysis: For Obama, a major policy victory will revive political war over health

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The Supreme Court has thrust health-care reform into the center of the 2012 campaign debate, and Republicans are vowing to turn a legal defeat into an electoral victory. The 5-4 decision, with Republican Chief Justice John Roberts joining forces with four Democrats, handed Democrats an unexpected win and gave Republican loyalists even more motivation to […] [Read More]
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Rapid Reax: SCOTUS upholds “Obamacare”

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Connecticut Democrats are understandably rejoicing after the highest court in the land upheld what is known as the “minimum provision” or individual health insurance mandate in the Affordable Care Act championed by President Obama and passed by Congress in 2010. Here’s what they’re saying: U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District: “The Supreme Court did the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Aug. 10 hearing on chimp attack victim’s suit against state

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Some significant developments this week in Charla Nash’s efforts to sue the state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection for $150 million. Nash is the ex-Stamford resident who in 2009 was mauled by late friend Sandra Herold’s pet chimpanzee, Travis, after responding to Herold’s request to help capture the loose animal. The tragedy made national and international headlines. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bob will talk mattresses, not the politics of mattresses

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When city, state and federal officials gathered in Bridgeport today to celebrate the grand opening of Park City Green, a nonprofit mattress recycler, client Bob Kaufman was on hand. You might not immediately recognize the name, but as Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch noted, anyone who watches television should recognize the bearded face of the owner of […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Malcolm in the Middle

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The air was thin. But the checkbooks were plenty fat this past weekend at The Chateaux at Silver Lake, the posh Deer Valley, Utah, hotel/lodge that was descended ascended upon by 800 of Mitt Romney’s top bundlers of cash for the former Massachusetts governor’s White House bid. That’s Chateaux with an “x” — plural for […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Where State failed, Bridgeport to lead way in mattress recycling

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State legislators during the recently concluded 2012 session failed to pass a law making Connecticut the first state in the nation requiring mattress producers recycle old mattresses. The bill – intended to stop folks from littering the landscape with discarded mattresses – made it through the Senate but was not called for a vote in the House of […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Whitnum running as small “i” independent

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For those of you who care about the political future of Israel-opposing, Chris Murphy-bashing, lawsuit-filing, ex-Democrat Lee Whitnum of Greenwich… This weekend we published my report about how infighting among members of the state’s Independent Party complicates Republican Linda McMahon’s efforts to appear on the November ballot as both the GOP candidate and the Independent candidate for U.S. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Decoding the Supreme Court: Five things to look for in immigration, ObamaCare rulings

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As early as today, the U.S. Supreme Court will render its verdicts on two of the most politically divisive issues of the past decade, immigration and health care. As the justices announce the fate of Arizona’s tough immigration enforcement law and the sweeping health care reform law, political and legal analysts will try to determine […] [Read More]
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