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  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,PAM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,November 12-16,2018

    11/12/2018 5:34:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | November 12, 2018 | Jim Vicevich
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  • Rep. Linda Sanchez withdraws candidacy for Democratic Caucus chair after husband indicted

    11/09/2018 9:46:51 AM PST · by bitt · 33 replies
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 11/8/2018 | ap
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A California congresswoman whose husband was indicted on theft and conspiracy charges in Connecticut cited an “unexpected family matter” Thursday in withdrawing as a candidate for chair of the House Democratic Caucus. U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez, now the caucus vice chair, is married to James Sullivan, one of five people indicted on theft and conspiracy charges this week in connection with a public electricity cooperative and $800,000 worth of trips to the Kentucky Derby and other locations. Sanchez, who represents the 38th District in the Los Angeles area, wrote in a letter to fellow Democrats, “Unfortunately,...
  • Rep. Linda Sanchez's (D) husband indicted for corruption

    11/08/2018 8:19:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | BY BO ERICKSON, PAULA REID AND CLARE HYMES / CBS NEWS
    The U.S. attorney in New Haven, Connecticut announced that a federal grand jury has returned two indictments charging five people with the theft of federal funds. One if the individuals charged is James Sullivan, who is married to California Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez. According to a government release, the U.S. attorney alleges that the defendants conspired to misuse an account that held funds provided by federal grants to the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Corporation (CMEEC), a public corporation that allows municipal electric utilities in Connecticut to provide electricity. Under the membership agreement, six municipalities provided that excess revenues, known as...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,PAM-12NOONPM,EST,November 5-9,2018,WTIC AM

    11/05/2018 9:13:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | November 5, 2018 | Jim Vicevich
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  • NYC SYNAGOGUE VANDALISM SUSPECT IS FORMER CITY HALL ANTI-HATE CRIME INTERN

    11/03/2018 11:07:13 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 88 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11.03.18 | Luke Rosiak
    The suspect in a synagogue vandalism act that forced the cancellation of a Democratic event is reportedly a former City Hall employee who worked on anti-hate crime issues and is a Democratic activist, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The New York Times and a Jewish couple helped the impoverished gay black man attend college where he studied African American studies, according to The Times. He resented New York liberals as patronizing, and railed against Israel and cultural appropriation, according to his Facebook profile. Before knowing his identity, politicians said the vandalism demonstrated why voting Democratic was needed and...
  • NEW POLL: GOP’s Bob Stefanowski Surges To Lead In Connecticut Gov Race

    11/02/2018 7:27:19 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 38 replies
    RGA News ^ | November 2, 2018
    A new poll shows Republican Bob Stefanowski surging to the lead in the closing days of the Connecticut governor’s race. The latest Hearst/Sacred Heart survey shows Stefanowski leading Democrat Ned Lamont as the momentum has shifted decisively in recent weeks toward Stefanowski’s campaign. Those polled cited the “high overall tax burden” and the state budget crisis as their top issues in the election, a clear indication that voters are frustrated after eight years of failed Democrat leadership under Dan Malloy. Bob Stefanowski’s surge in the polls shows that his campaign has the momentum as his pro-jobs message for lower taxes...
  • Stefanowski is ahead in new Hearst/SHU Poll (CT Gov)

    11/01/2018 3:19:30 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 14 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | Nov 1, 2018 | Ken Dixon
    Republican Bob Stefanowski has inched ahead of Democrat Ned Lamont by 2.4 percent in the governor’s race, which remains a statistical tie heading into the final weekend before Election Day, the latest Hearst Connecticut Media Group/Sacred Heart University Poll finds. The poll, released Thursday afternoon, shows that Stefanowski is now up 40 percent to 37.6 percent, with unaffiliated candidate Oz Griebel of Hartford at 9 percent. Just over 12 percent of those surveyed remain undecided. Stefanowski gained a 5.8 percent point swing over two weeks, the poll finds. Lesley DeNardis, executive director of the Institute for Public Policy at Sacred...
  • Koch Brother Joins Fight to Stop America’s Involvement in the Yemen War

    10/31/2018 2:42:20 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10-30-2018 | Spencer Ackerman
    A heavyweight right-wing financier has thrown in with a left-right coalition to end the U.S. military’s involvement in the Saudi-led war on Yemen, one of the world’s most devastating humanitarian catastrophes, The Daily Beast has learned. The Charles Koch Institute, bearing the brand of one of the most influential sources of conservative political money, is backing an effort spearheaded by progressive California Democrat Ro Khanna to demand either an end to non-counterterrorism aid to the Yemen war or a direct congressional vote authorizing it. Multiple congressional and allied sources told The Daily Beast they plan to bring their resolution to...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,October 29-November 2,2018

    10/29/2018 8:53:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | October 29,2018 | Jim Vicevich
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  • Connecticut is circling the drain. Time for a change.

    10/23/2018 7:54:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/23/2018 | Bill Lalor
    Connecticut Democrats' evasive campaigns are an insult to voters. Let's put this bluntly: the 2018 elections are as close as we will ever get to a referendum on Democratic economic policy in Connecticut. Voters are right to want answers. In spite of a economic and job boom across the country, Connecticut's "death spiral" is accelerating. Taxes keep going up, jobs are disappearing, and property values are in the tank. Connecticut's budget deficit in 2020 will be $1.9 billion; in 2021, it will be about $2.5 billion. Those are just pick-up notes to more staggering problems, as more taxpayers move out...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,October 22-26,2018

    10/22/2018 8:56:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | October 22, 2018 | Jim Vicevich
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  • How the candidates for governor would fix the traffic mess (Connecticut)

    10/17/2018 10:51:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | October 13, 2018 | Bill Cummings
    More than 300 bridges in Connecticut — carrying 4.3 million vehicles daily — are considered structurally deficient. Highways in the Bridgeport-Stamford area are so congested motorists waste 49 hours a year in bumper-to-bumper traffic. And 62 percent of Connecticut’s major roads are in such poor condition they cost motorists $681 annually in vehicle repairs, according to TRIP, a national transportation think tank. Given those challenges, the three men seeking to replace Gov. Dannel P. Malloy could be making transportation the centerpiece of their campaigns. But instead, these candidates for governor are offering mostly modest plans to fix the state’s infrastructure...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,October 15-19,2018

    10/15/2018 8:48:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | October 15, 2018 | Jim Vicevich
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  • Trump’s attacks on Sen. Blumenthal are actually more absurd than Blumenthal’s lies about serving ...

    10/12/2018 1:01:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2018 | Becket Adams
    Full title: Trump’s attacks on Sen. Blumenthal are actually more absurd than Blumenthal’s lies about serving ‘in’ Vietnam It’s always sad when one privileged Ivy Leaguer with five Vietnam deferments attacks another privileged Ivy Leaguer with five Vietnam deferments. President Trump went after Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., this week with an absurd retelling of how the senator once fabricated stories about serving in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine. To be clear, Trump isn’t wrong in calling Blumenthal a liar. The senator most absolutely embellished his record years ago, making it sound as if he served in Vietnam. Blumenthal never served...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump rips into 'Da Nang Dick' Blumenthal, claiming he fabricated tales [tr]

    10/11/2018 3:21:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2018 | Salena Zito
    President Trump singled out Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., as one of the Democrats who most mistreated Brett Kavanaugh during Supreme Court confirmation hearings, branding him a hypocrite and launching into an extended tirade lampooning him making false claims about Vietnam. . . . "I just can't believe, it's because of the media, they've taken so much of it all, " Trump said. "But he, apologized like Jimmy Swaggart. Crying, bawling, because he conned the public when he was Attorney General of Connecticut for 15 years, talking about, 'As I went to Da Nang, bullets left and right. My friends going...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton are going on an arena tour [PROJECTILE VOMITING ALERT]

    10/08/2018 10:17:35 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 55 replies
    Consequence of Sound ^ | 8 Oct 18 | Alex Young
    The former President and former Secretary of State will tour throughout 2018 and 2019 Following the lead of former First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are hitting the road for their very own arena tour. “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton” will feature the Clintons in conversation, sharing “stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service, while also discussing issues of the day and looking toward the future,” according to Live Nation, which is producing the tour.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,October 8-12,2018,WTIC AM

    10/08/2018 7:11:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | October 8, 2018 | Jim Vicevich
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  • We were Brett Kavanaugh’s drinking buddies. We don’t think he should be confirmed.

    10/04/2018 7:12:32 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 213 replies
    WaPo ^ | Oct. 4, 2018 | Charles Ludington , Lynne Brookes and Elizabeth Swisher
    Charles Ludington, Lynne Brookes and Elizabeth Swisher attended Yale University from 1983 to 1987 with Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. We were college classmates and drinking buddies with Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. In the past week, all three of us decided separately to respond to questions from the media regarding Brett’s honesty, or lack thereof. In each of our cases, it was his public statements during a Fox News TV interview and his sworn testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that prompted us to speak out. We each asserted that Brett lied to the Senate by stating,...
  • Lawyer for Clinton campaign and DNC gave FBI documents for Russia probe, sources say

    10/04/2018 3:31:41 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/04/18 | Catherine Herridge
    A top lawyer working with the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign contacted the FBI’s general counsel in late 2016 and provided documents for the Russia probe as federal investigators prepared a surveillance warrant for Trump campaign aide Carter Page, sources close to a congressional investigation told Fox News, citing new testimony. The FBI official who was contacted, James Baker, revealed the exchange to congressional investigators during a closed-door deposition Wednesday. He said Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann initiated contact with him and provided documents as well as computer storage devices on Russian hacking. The sources said Baker described the...
  • Blumenthal Hits Back at Trump for 'Nonsense' Personal Attacks About His Military Service

    10/03/2018 3:29:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Obtober 3, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Tweets at link. On Monday, President Trump defended Brett Kavanaugh in part by tearing apart the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He had particularly choice words for Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who claimed that placing Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court would forever be a "stain" on the institution. He has also stated that Trump's prior reluctance to call an FBI probe into the allegations against the nominee was "tantamount to a cover-up." So, Trump took that as an opportunity to zing Blumenthal this week for fabricating his military service back in 2010. In a campaign speech Monday, Trump gave...