More gun laws could be the ‘beginning to the end’ of domestic violence

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A News21 investigation found that more people were murdered by intimate partners with guns than by criminals they didn’t know. Analysis of FBI data showed at least 3,464 people were shot to death in an act of domestic violence from 2008 to 2012, compared to 3,226 people killed in the same period — by guns or other means — by attackers they did not know, or where the relationship to the victim was unknown. Continue Reading →

Washington Watch, Week of Aug. 24

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President Obama returns from his two-week vacation in Cape Cod, but Congress remains on its summer break. That does not mean Connecticut lawmakers won’t be busy. Rep. Jim Himes, D-5th District, continues his “17 Towns in 17 Days Tour” and other state politicians will be touching base with constituents, too. Continue Reading →

DGA puts $1.25 million into Connecticut affiliate to oppose Foley

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The Democratic Governors Association has made its first major expenditure supporting the 2014 re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, giving $1.25 million to its Connecticut affiliate for television ads attacking the Republican nominee, Tom Foley. Its first ad takes viewers back to Fusion Paperboard in Sprague, where Foley went to criticize Malloy's economic policies, but ended up in an argument with a local official and workers. Continue Reading →