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  • Jepsen, Other AGs Ask Congress To Fund Gun Violence Studies

    05/25/2016 4:42:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 25,2016 | Russell Blair
    George Jepsen and 13 other state attorneys general sent a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday asking them to direct funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the causes and prevention of gun-related injuries and death. "There is no time to waste," they wrote. "As the chief civil or criminal law enforcement officers of our respective states, we are charged with keeping our communities safe, and we need evidence-based strategies to combat the epidemic of gun violence that is ravaging our families and communities."
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,May 23-27,2016

    05/23/2016 6:10:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | May 23,2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Why Donald Trump’s Surprising Wins in These Wealthy Suburbs Matter

    05/17/2016 9:54:18 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Time ^ | May 16, 2016 | Tessa Berenson
    Fairfield, Connecticut, doesn’t look like the Donald Trump country you’re used to seeing. The stately homes in Greenfield Hill, with its two-acre zoning requirement, and the charming waterfront in Southport, with sailboats docked in the calm waters of Long Island Sound don’t gibe with the raucous rallies thrown by the Republican frontrunner. But these wealthy Connecticut suburbs are as much hotbeds of Trump support as some coal-mining counties in Kentucky. Statewide, Trump won the April 26 primary with 58% of the vote, including all but three cities in Fairfield County, home to some of the richest communities in America and...
  • Blumenthal Calls For Airlines To Help Reduce Long Lines At Security Checkpoints

    05/16/2016 6:38:33 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 48 replies
    CT News Junkie ^ | May 16, 2016 | Steve Majerus-Collins
    To reduce sometimes lengthy lines at airport security checkpoints, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday that America’s airlines need to drop their baggage fees this summer. Not only would it save people time and money, he said, it would also make them safer. “We are urging the airlines to do the right thing,” Blumenthal said. ... During a press conference at the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley International Airport, Blumenthal called the pileups at many Transportation Security Agency checkpoints soft targets that terrorists are eyeing. ... Given that airlines are “rolling in profits,” they should give up the fees “out of...
  • Connecticut woman says she was harassed in Walmart bathroom (Trunc)

    05/16/2016 3:42:47 PM PDT · by Celerity · 48 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/16/16 | Jason Silverstein
    Even cisgender people aren’t safe from the transphobic mania over bathrooms. A Connecticut woman, who sports a pixie haircut, says she was harassed in a Walmart restroom by a woman who apparently mistook her as transgender. After posting a Facebook video about the incident, Aimee Toms said she’s been threatened by internet trolls and called a “lesbian” and “whore.” “People have irrational fears, I'd like for them to know this simply isn't something to be so angry about,” Toms, 22, told the Daily News. “Transgender people affect their lives in no way, shape, or form.” The alleged incident comes as...
  • Sound Off Connecticut,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,May 16-20,2016

    05/16/2016 5:11:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | May 16,2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • NYC Airports: We Can No Longer Tolerate TSA's 'Inadequacy'

    05/11/2016 9:19:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    ABC ^ | May 10, 2016 | David Kerley
    Management of the New York City area’s three major airports is fed up with long lines at security check points, and they have given the Transportation Security Administration an ultimatum: Either shorten the lines or we’ll find someone else to do it. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, tasked with running John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports, is threatening to privatize the process of screening passengers before boarding their flight, according to a document sent from the Port Authority to TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger. “We can no longer tolerate the continuing inadequacy of the TSA passenger...
  • Video of possible "knockout game" attack leads to arrest

    05/12/2016 6:14:05 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 18 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 05/12/2016 | crimesiderstaff
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- A teenage boy in Hartford, Connecticut, has been arrested after a video circulated around his high school, appearing to show the teen attacking a 66-year-old man from behind, reports CBS affiliate WFSB.
  • Connecticut’s U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro nominated for 14th term (barf alert)

    05/10/2016 12:58:30 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | 5/9/2016 | Mary O'Leary
    NAUGATUCK >> A cancer researcher, an expert on childhood obesity, the former owner of a shuttered factory and an advocate for food stamps highlighted the issues that they said defined why Rosa DeLauro should be nominated for a 14th term as the representative from the congressional 3rd District.There were no surprises Monday night as she was unanimously endorsed, as were the other four Democratic U.S. House representatives from Connecticut, in separate conventions.Dr. Roy Herbst, chief of medical oncology at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital, said DeLauro has focused on growing the country’s investment in basic science and research...
  • New Haven’s first black female police captain sues city, alleges gender, racial discrimination

    05/09/2016 3:47:58 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 45 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | May 9, 2016 | Esteban L. Hernandez
    NEW HAVEN >> Less than three months after her historic promotion, the Police Department’s first black female police captain is suing the city alleging racial and gender discrimination dating to 2012. Police Capt. Patricia Helliger filed the civil complaint at Superior Court in New Haven last week after the complaint was released by the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities on Feb. 29 — 10 days after her ceremonial induction at City Hall. ... Helliger is represented by East Haven attorney Patricia A. Cofrancesco. The city of New Haven is listed as the first defendant, with Police Chief Dean...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,May 9-13,2016

    05/09/2016 5:07:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | May 9,2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Connecticut senate passes affirmative consent bill (before college kids can kiss, etc.)

    05/08/2016 8:20:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 5, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Connecticut is one step closer to ensuring college students are easily accused of sexual assault for not following a government-mandated list of rules for the bedroom. The state senate, late Wednesday evening, passed an affirmative consent bill - or "yes means yes" legislation - designed to force students engaging in sexual activity to follow a question-and-answer formula. From the moment the students are about to touch, they would have to ask: "May I kiss you?" "May I touch you here?" etc. [Snip] The policy decouples context from the totality of the sexual experience. If a student fails to ask for...
  • White House’s lies on Iran deal is humiliating for Chuck Schumer

    05/07/2016 6:50:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 6, 2016
    We hope Sens. Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand are giving that devastating new profile of resident Obama’s foreign-policy guru a careful read. Because they’ll learn how they were all played for fools on the Iran nuclear deal by that aide, Ben Rhodes — and the resident. That applies especially to Schumer, who will be the Senate Democratic leader come January. Booker and Gillibrand hewed to the party line in backing the deal. Schumer gave it a thumb’s-down — but then refused to lobby his colleagues to take his side. Sen. Bob Menendez, on the other hand, is looking...
  • Senate approves gun seizures in violent domestic breakups (Connecticut)

    05/03/2016 12:38:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | May 2, 2016 | Ken Dixon
    Accused domestic abusers would have to surrender firearms within 24 hours under legislation that won final approval in the Senate on Monday afternoon and now heads to the governor for his expected signature. The bill was approved 23-13 after a two-and-three-quarter hour debate, in which Republicans failed in three attempts to amend it. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who proposed the legislation, indicated right after the vote that he supports the bill, which would require alleged domestic abusers — in most cases, men — to immediately give up their guns and ammunition if their partners seek restraining orders. The goal is...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,May 2-6,2016

    05/02/2016 6:29:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | May 2, 2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • UConn again bringing in therapy dogs for finals week

    05/01/2016 11:01:35 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 74 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | May 1, 2016 | unattributed, AP
    STORRS >> The University of Connecticut is providing its students with therapy dogs to help relieve the stress of final exams. The dogs will be available for petting at the school’s Homer Babbidge Library from Monday afternoon through Friday afternoon. ... The school says it is keeping the dogs in a space that won’t impact students with allergies who may also need to use the library.
  • Donald Trump And The Knockout Punch

    04/27/2016 12:50:39 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 42 replies
    CBN News ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Brody
    Donald Trump’s extraordinary Tuesday evening in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware got me thinking: if this GOP presidential process were a prizefight, the referee would have stopped it last night. The announcer would have exclaimed, “ Donald Trump, winner by knockout.” The impressiveness of Donald Trump’s clean sweep of the “Acela Primary States” on Tuesday isn’t in the victories themselves. Everyone knew that Trump would do well on Tuesday in the more moderate northeast. It’s the margin that’s notable. This was a shellacking. The knock on Trump was that he had a ceiling or that when other candidates...
  • April 26 Primary Results

    04/27/2016 8:33:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Here's our analysis. Keep up with the First Draft newsletter.
  • How Donald Trump Dominated Tuesday’s Primaries (Acela Primary Alert)

    04/26/2016 11:05:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2016 | Philip Bump
    rump has won every state touching any of the states that voted on Tuesday, save Ohio. Rhode Island and Connecticut are hemmed in by New York and Massachusetts, which Trump won by 35 and 31 points, respectively. Maryland and Delaware are closer to Virginia, which Trump won by a narrower margin -- but that was back on (the original) Super Tuesday, when Marco Rubio was around to chew up 32 percent of the vote. Geographically, this is Trump territory. If you wanted to drive from Trump Tower to any point in the five states, the most it would take you...
  • Donald Trump Shatters His Ceiling (Trump On Way To Nomination)

    04/26/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/26/2016 | Jim Newell
    There wasn’t any mystery about how Tuesday night’s five Republican presidential primaries would end up: in Donald Trump’s win column. The only thing to watch were his margins: Could he close out against John Kasich in certain highly educated, suburban congressional districts in Connecticut and Maryland, and could he break a 50 percent statewide winner-take-all threshold in Connecticut? Yes, he could! He could do all of that, and he did. He won every state by double digits and cruised in every congressional district awarding bound delegates. He made a joke of his competition and the #NeverTrump cause, just as he...
  • Donald Trump Waltzes to Victory in Connecticut–But Now the Very Humiliating Part for Ted Cruz

    04/26/2016 8:09:56 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 61 replies
    iNDEPENDENT jOURNAL REVIEW ^ | 4-26-2016 | Mallory Shelbourne
    <p>Donald Trump took home another win in the Blue State primaries Tuesday night after defeating John Kasich and Ted Cruz in the state of Connecticut.</p> <p>For Ted Cruz in particular, the night looked very bad, as will be explained further below.</p>
  • Breaking: Promising Exit Polls From PA, MD, CT

    04/26/2016 3:36:32 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 200 replies
    <p>Exit polling from CNN looks promising for Trump. Republican voters feel candidate with most votes should WIN!</p>
  • Trump wins in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Connecticut; Clinton takes Md.

    04/26/2016 5:36:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 26, 2016 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Donald Trump has been projected as the winner of the Republican presidential primaries in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, victories that continued the New York real estate mogul’s dominance in contests along the East Coast. Those projections were made by Edison Research as polls closed at 8 p.m., and they relied on exit polls. In Maryland, the Associated Press projected Trump and Hillary Clinton as winners, even though a few polling places in West Baltimore will remain open until 9 p.m.
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Primary Night Press Conference (4-26-16)

    04/26/2016 5:39:34 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 93 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr. 26 , 2016 | youtube
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016: Mr. Trump will be making post-election remarks from Trump Tower in New York City following the results of the Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island primaries. LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Primary Night Press Conference (4-25-16)
  • ** Live Tuesday 4/26 Election Thread (PA, CT, RI, MD, and DE) **

    04/26/2016 8:30:26 AM PDT · by tatown · 369 replies
    tatown | 4/26/16 | tatown
    Connecticut 28 (P) Closed Delaware 16 (WTA) Closed Maryland 38 (WTA) Closed Pennsylvania 71 (P) Closed Rhode Island 19 (P) Mixed (P) = Proportional, (WTA) = Winner Take All
  • LIVE:Trump Post Election Night Meeting April 26, 2016 Trump Tower 9pm EDT

    04/26/2016 2:51:03 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 2,598 replies
    TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016 NEW YORK, NY TRUMP TOWER 9:00 PM YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to attend a special meeting with Mr. Donald Trump who will make post-election remarks the night of the Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island primaries. Attire-PJs Please RSVP @ nikos1121
  • April 26 GOP Primary Primer (CT, DE, MD, PA, RI) - Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016172 of 2,472 delegates(118 bound)
  • RI and CT GOP Primary Poll, Trump Leads, with Kasich in Second

    04/25/2016 1:56:52 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 23 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 4/25/16 | Gravis
    Coming off a big victory in New York last Tuesday, GOP front runner Donald J. Trump appears to be making a positive impact on likely Republican voters and seems to be on his way to victory in Connecticut and Rhode Island tomorrow. One of the most accurate non-partisan political research firms from Winter Springs, Fla – Gravis Marketing, conducted a random survey of 964 likely Republican Primary voters in Connecticut and 566 likely Republican Primary voters in Rhode Island. The polls were conducted from April 23rd through the 24th and have margins of error of ± 3%/± 4% at a...
  • New Northeast Polls: Donald Trump Beats the Wunderkinds Combined…

    04/25/2016 1:32:51 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 25, 2016 | Sundance
    In their vain effort to thwart the will of the electorate, that answer is now transparent. Candidate Trump is simply thumping them both in the polling for the Northeast States tomorrow: 3 candidate 3 states According to the latest PPP Polling released today (full pdf below), candidate Donald Trump is not only beating the Wunderkinds individually; he’s also beating them collectively. Additionally interesting is some of the polling internal data which shows Senator Ted Cruz continuing to implode when the electorate is asked if they like him. Cruz’s unfavorable rating continues to skyrocket. (Via PPP) […] Donald Trump getting a...
  • RI and CT GOP Primary Poll, Trump Leads, with Kasich in Second

    04/25/2016 11:17:05 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 31 replies
    Gravis ^ | April 26, 2016 | Gravis Marketing
    Connecticut Trump: 54% Kasich: 27% Unsure: 10% Cruz: 9% Rhode Island Trump: 58% Kasich: 21% Unsure: 11% Cruz: 10%
  • Clinton's Cough Attack Returns

    04/25/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 67 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 24, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton's cough returned today at a rally in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Today's coughing fit occurred as Clinton was on stage, as she rallied in front of her supporters. Watch here:video
  • Clinton, Sanders close in CT/PA/RI; Trump Headed for Big Wins (59% CT, 51% PA, 61% RI)

    04/25/2016 7:23:07 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 34 replies
    hings aren’t nearly so competitive on the Republican side, with Donald Trump getting a majority of voters in each state. He’s strongest in Rhode Island where he gets 61% to 23% for John Kasich, and 13% for Ted Cruz. The numbers are very similar in Connecticut with Trump getting 59% to 25% for Kasich, and 13% for Cruz. Things are a little bit different in Pennsylvania where Trump’s share of the vote isn’t as high (51%) and Cruz edges out Kasich 25/22 for second place. None of these states are particularly amenable to the ‘Never Trump’ movement. Trump has the...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,April 25-29,2016

    04/25/2016 4:32:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | April 25, 2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Waterbury man arrested after threatening to bomb rally for Donald Trump

    04/24/2016 3:31:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    WTNH ^ | 4/23/16 | Sarah Paduano
    A 20-year-old man is in custody after threatening to bomb Saturday’s rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Waterbury. At about 12:45 p.m., the United States Secret Service contacted the Connecticut State Police after seeing a threat posted on Twitter threatening to “bomb” the rally for Trump. According to state police, the Twitter post said, “Is someone going to bomb the Trump rally or am I going to have to?” A second Twitter post warned the suspect’s friend to have his family members leave the rally so they wouldn’t be hurt. Detectives found that the Twitter posts came from...
  • If Trump wins, his campaign will seek CT delegates it can trust

    04/23/2016 6:15:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    CT Mirror ^ | 4/22/16 | Ana Radelat
    Donald Trump aims to win most, if not all, of Connecticut’s delegates in the state's presidential primary Tuesday; and with more to lose than his opponents, his campaign will pick a slate carefully scrutinized for their loyalty.The Trump campaign will come into the July convention with many more delegates than his rivals, but perhaps not the 1,237 that would clinch the nomination on the first ballot. In that event, he is worried delegates might stray in subsequent votes, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be encouraging the Trump delegates to change their support.Connecticut will send 28 GOP delegates and 25 alternates to the...
  • Trump says he's 'not toning it down,' drawing Clinton barbs

    04/23/2016 10:47:28 AM PDT · by McGruff · 68 replies
    AP ^ | April 23, 2016 | SUSAN HAIGH
    WATERBURY, Conn. — A confident Donald Trump told supporters Saturday that he's "not toning it down," a day after his chief adviser assured Republican officials the GOP front-runner will show more restraint on the campaign trail. "I'm not toning it down," Trump told a cheering crowd of 3,000 people, packed into a high school gymnasium in Waterbury, Connecticut. "Isn't it nice that I'm not one of these teleprompter guys?" Trump's new chief adviser Paul Manafort met Friday with top Republican officials and told them his candidate, known for over-the-top persona and brashness, has been "projecting an image." "The part that...
  • LIVE:2 Trump rallies 4/23/2016 Waterbury, CT @ 10am & Bridgeport, CT @ 12:30pm EDT

    04/23/2016 4:52:11 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 588 replies
    Saturday, April 23, 2016: LIVE Stream of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Waterbury, CT at Crosby High School beginning at 10:00 AM EDT. Waterbury is a city in the U.S. state of Connecticut on the Naugatuck River, 33 miles southwest of Hartford and 77 miles northeast of New York City. Waterbury is located in New Haven County, Connecticut. Waterbury had a total population of 110,366. Westbury, CT 1940s Bird’s Eye View Lakewood Park Saturday, April 23, 2016: Live stream of the Donald Trump for President rally in Bridgeport, CT at The Klein Memorial Auditorium. The event is...
  • Hillary To Supporter Who Wants To Restrict 2nd Amendment With Excutive Action: "AMEN"

    04/22/2016 5:34:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday in Hartford, CT, at the state capitol gun violence prevention forum, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton called for an “amen” after being urged by an audience member to use her executive power as president to restrict the Second Amendment right of gun ownership.
  • Ted Cruz: Trump Is ‘Afraid’ to Debate

    04/20/2016 8:23:27 PM PDT · by writer33 · 290 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/20/16 | Pam Key
    Wednesday while campaigning in Hershey PA, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)said his rival Donald Trump was “afraid of a debate” with him because he lacked “substantive solutions” on policy. Cruz said, “What I agree is that the Democratic process works, and Donald whines and complains when the voters reject him. The voters are going to decide. We’ve won five states in a row. Donald won his home state, which surprised nobody. And it’s the people — we are seeing Republicans uniting behind our campaign. Because if Donald is the nominee, Hillary wins and she wins by double digits....
  • Poll: Donald Trump takes commanding lead in Connecticut

    04/20/2016 3:40:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/20/16 | Reena Flores
    With a resounding victory in New York under his belt, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is taking an early lead in another northeastern state: Connecticut, where a new poll has him beating his closest rival by 20 points. A Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday shows Trump leading among likely Republican primary voters with 48 percent, compared to Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 28 percent and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 19 percent. Just five percent of voters say they are still undecided ahead of the April 26 primary. Trump is the clear favorite across nearly all demographic groups, except among...
  • Trump Leads, Kasich Tops Cruz In Connecticut GOP Race,Quinnipiac University Poll Finds;

    04/20/2016 10:51:37 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 60 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 4/20/2016 | Quinnipiac
    Donald Trump is close to the 50 percent mark among Connecticut likely Republican primary voters, while Ohio Gov. John Kasich tops Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in the race for second place, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Likely Republican primary voters give Trump 48 percent, with 28 percent for Kasich and 19 percent for Cruz. Only 5 percent are undecided, but 25 percent of those who name a candidate say they might change their mind before the April 26 primary. By 59 – 33 percent, Connecticut Republicans want an outsider for president, rather than someone experienced in...
  • Democrats Won't Meet With Malloy About Budget

    04/19/2016 11:15:16 AM PDT · by matt04 · 11 replies
    With two weeks left in the legislative session – and Connecticut facing a potential $922 million deficit next year -- the state budget talks have hit a stalemate as Democrats are refusing to meet with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy over personal and policy clashes. Democrats have harshly criticized Malloy's revised budget, which calls for deep cuts in educational cost-sharing funds and even no educational funding for wealthy communities like Greenwich and Madison. Some consider Malloy's cuts on education and the hospitals to be dead on arrival because they lack support from both Democrats and Republicans. Communities like West Hartford and...
  • Electric Boat To Hire Thousands As Military Strategy Shifts Back To Subs

    04/19/2016 9:14:35 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 23 replies
    Hartford Coiurant ^ | April 18, 2016 | Stephen Singer
    ROTON — For the first time in a generation, Electric Boat is hiring thousands of workers as military strategy again turns to submarines to project U.S. sea power. As many as 850 high-skilled, well-paid manufacturing and other jobs are being filled this year and nearly 4,000 in the next 15 years, establishing a workforce of 18,000 at the submarine manufacturer's sites in Groton and Quonset Point, R.I. About 4,000 workers have been hired since 2012 as Electric Boat builds two submarines a year, a coveted expansion of the fleet that was eclipsed by shifting military policies at the end of...
  • NPR defends Palin?

    06/07/2011 2:59:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2011 | Aaron Gee
    June 7, 2011NPR defends Palin? Aaron Gee While coming home I often listen to our local NPR station. This afternoons "All Things Considered" asked the question "How Accurate Were Palin's Paul Revere Comments?" The story started out with; "Sarah Palin is defending her knowledge of American history."  Here we go again, I was prepared for the usual "Palin is a moron" storyline. Surprisingly that didn't happen. What I got was Robert Allison, a professor and historian at Suffolk University, tell the NPR host that Palin basically got it right. The interviewer, Melissa Block, tries to cajole a different narrative...
  • Historians agree: Palin was right about Paul Revere

    06/06/2011 6:55:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/06/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    One if by land, and two if by sea … and then what? According to historians interviewed by the Boston Herald, Paul Revere then warned the British not to challenge a roused and armed populace. That came as news to many observers who had rushed to criticize Sarah Palin for her response to a gotcha question at the Old North Church: Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate. And...
  • Malloy Proposes Deep Cuts in School Funding, With 28 Districts Losing All Money

    04/18/2016 8:43:21 AM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal this week to eliminate education cost-sharing grants for 28 of the state's wealthiest school districts and to reduce funding significantly for many others was intensely criticized Wednesday by some school officials and key legislators. Malloy's plan calls for protecting the education funds in the state's 30 lowest-performing school districts. "To take a district like mine … and completely eliminate the funding is entirely irresponsible," Madison Superintendent Thomas Scarice said. The district stands to lose $1.57 million. Taken together with the state's "countless unfunded mandates" for districts, Scarice said, Malloy's proposal is "nothing less than unspeakable."...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM,April 18-22,2016

    04/18/2016 5:14:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | April 18, 2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt Connecticut powerhouse! Are you outside of Connecticut? Start your day off listening to Jim...
  • Goodbye, Illinois: residents are leaving for other states

    04/16/2016 3:39:25 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 32 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | 4/16/16
    Even on days when the temperature is above zero, Illinois struggles to keep people here. They're leaving, in droves, for states with sunnier economic opportunities. New census data and other figures reveal the cold hard truth: More people are moving away than coming, tipping Illinois last year into the dreadful category of states with declining populations. From July 2013 to July 2014, Illinois shrank by about 10,000 residents in all, joining other states in decline such as West Virginia, Connecticut and Alaska. When demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution analyzed the annual Census Bureau estimates, two facts jumped out...
  • ILLINOIS WILL SOON OVERTAKE NEW JERSEY AS THE STATE WITH THE HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES

    04/16/2016 3:20:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Illinois Policy Institute ^ | April 14, 2016 | Austin Berg
    Illinois' 859 local school districts consume nearly two-thirds of the $27 billion in local property taxes collected across the state each year. Illinois has nearly 7,000 units of local government. That’s the highest count of any state in the nation, and the runner-up is not even close. One of those units of government is the Naperville Township Road District, where seven employees maintain less than 20 miles of road at a cost of $116,000 per mile. City officials have said they could maintain the same distance at half the cost, and have moved to take over the road district’s duties...
  • New York Sun Endorses Ted Cruz

    04/16/2016 8:18:06 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 91 replies
    Brietbart ^ | April 16, 2016 | Susan Berry
    The New York Sun announced it is endorsing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% in the Republican primary Tuesday. According to the Sun: It hasn’t been our normal practice to endorse in the primaries, but this year the vote, set for Tuesday, will take on outsized importance as we career toward a contested convention. The junior senator from Texas has emerged from a crowded field by dint of his fidelity to principles — limited, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a strong foreign policy — that couldn’t be at higher premium. They are the true New York Values. Regardless of the...