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Dropkick Murphy: GOP’s Westby calls on Senate frontrunner to bow out

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Kie Westby, a Republican State Central Committee member from Southbury who is running for U.S. Senate, released this video today calling on Congressman Chris Murphy, D-5th District, the frontrunner in the race, to drop out and resign his seat in the House. Westby’s contention is that Murphy is usurping the First Amendment of the Constitution […] [Read More]
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Must see TV? Not so fast on Shays vs. McMahon NBC debate

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Sarah Palin is so 2008. But what about a Tiny Fey impersonation of Linda McMahon? Heck, the  comedienne might need to sit in for McMahon altogether at the rate things are going with the scheduling of a supposed April 12 debate between the GOP candidates for U.S. Senate on NBC Connecticut HD. Former Congressman Christopher […] [Read More]
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$earch engine: former Google lobbyist stumps for McMahon

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Rick Murphy, who runs a government relations firm — that’s Washington-speak for lobbyist — steps from Capitol Hill is hosting a March 19 fundraising reception for GOP Senate hopeful Linda McMahon at his DC townhouse. A former  senior staff member for Senator Judd Gregg, R-N.H., Murphy has hosted numerous fundraisers for Republican types, from Senate […] [Read More]
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ATM withdrawal: Romney to return to Connecticut

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Mitt Romney is parachuting into Connecticut’s Gold Coast — again. Once considered a lock to win the Republican presidential nomination, an outcome that is now somewhat in question because of hard-charging Rick Santorum, Romney is scheduled to visit the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa for a March 14 fundraiser, according to multiple sources in the […] [Read More]
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Bishop Lori’s birth control testimony skewered by Daily Show

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Daily Show host Jon Stewart offered his thoughts last night on Thursday’s hearing in Washington D.C. before the House Oversight Committee on the birth control debate. Bishop William Lori, leader of the Bridgeport Roman Catholic Diocese, was a participant. Stewart takes aim at Lori’s comments – specifically the Bishop’s story about a Kosher deli - 5 minutes and 16 seconds […] [Read More]
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Bill would allow longer stays at state parks, but not in the summertime

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Stay all night, stay a little longer… A bill up for a public hearing in the Environment Committee would lengthen the amount of time families may camp in state parks. Currently, there is a 21-day aggregate limit for campers in popular destinations such as Hammonasset Beach in Clinton and Madison. Under Senate Bill 85, which […] [Read More]
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A hairy proposition

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Just when we thought we’d seen it all at Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. The American Mustache Institute, I kid you not, sends us a press release today publicizing its upcoming Million Mustache March scheduled for April 1 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The organization, which has apparently been around since 1965, is seeking a […] [Read More]
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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]