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Author: Ken Dixon

From the White House press pool, POTUS lands in CT

This from Washington newsman Mark Knoller, of CBS: “POTUS landed in Groton/New London at 10:29 a.m.  He disembarked with Jeh Johnson at his side, then broke away to shake hands at a rope line across

State GOP says House leader is a credit to her gender?

Wouldn’t a People’s Choice award or something be more gender neutral in the 21st Century? This from the Republican State Central Committee: “Connecticut Republican Party Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren to speak at state Democrats’ fundraiser

Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren , a liberal icon who many Democrats would like to see join the 2016 presidential field, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Jefferson Jackson Bailey

Former New Haven Mayor John C. Daniels, dies

John Daniels, (photo from C-SPAN) a high school football star while at Hillhouse High, graduated from Villanova and served in the state Senate before becoming New Haven’s first African-American mayor

Dems swat Senate staffer who defended Rudy Giuliani

“Rudy has a point,” tweeted Chris Healy, the former state GOP chairman and now an upper-level state Senate staffer. “Our President has for 6 years either apologized or belittled the American

Feb. 24 set for chilly special elections in Brookfield, Bethel, Danbury, Bridgeport, Stratford

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

Source: Rep. Auden Grogins will be nominated to Superior Court

Political wannabes in Bridgeport are already lining up to replace Sen. Andres Ayala, who last week was nominated to head the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Now, veteran Rep. Auden Grogins, a

Nancy DiNardo of Trumbull, Democratic State Central Committee chairman for 10 years, to step down

A source indicates that Nancy DiNardo, possible the longest-serving state Democratic chairman in the Northeast, will not seek re-election when her terms ends on January 21.

Barnes and Ojakian Malloy’s solid inner circle, gluttons for punishment, to stay for second term

Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that Chief of Staff Mark Ojakian and Benjamin Barnes, secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, will remain on the job when his next terms starts on

Bridgeport Election Day turnout was less than 38 percent; Stamford 51-plus; Greenwich 59 %; Danbury 46.57

Let’s be kind and say that Election Day didn’t exactly galvanize Connecticut voters, who turned out at a mediocre 55.57 percent. That’s a whopping one percent higher than the 2010 throwdown between