PHILADELPHIA — Led by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic National Convention shook off shook off two nights of intra-party dissent Wednesday to deliver a relentless assault on the character and temperament of Republican Donald J. Trump and his dark view of an America in decline.
PHILADELPHIA — He started his speech with a standing ovation from members of the Connecticut delegation and ended it bringing the entire convention floor to its feet. Sen. Chris Murphy’s impassioned prime time speech on gun control Wednesday helped the Democratic Party showcase its commitment on the issue and helped raise a profile that has been elevated since he led a filibuster on the Senate floor to press GOP leaders to hold votes on gun legislation.
PHILADELPHIA — What’s one thing Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Donald Trump have in common? Their shared opposition to a new trade pact with Pacific Rim nations that President Obama hopes Congress will approve before he leaves office.
PHILADELPHIA — The latest step on Joseph P. Ganim’s road to political redemption came over breakfast Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, where Congressman John B. Larson cheerfully introduced the mayor-to-felon-to-mayor to the Connecticut delegation as “the comeback kid.”
A Republican official, Trumbull First Selectman Timothy A. Herbst, filed a complaint Wednesday with the State Elections Enforcement Commission over the Connecticut Democratic Party’s acceptance of free legal representation in defending against a previous GOP complaint.
Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford, recently closed to the public because of budget cuts, will soon lose the paintings, antiques and other historic memorabilia it has housed for years — for the same reason. Continue Reading →
PHILADELPHIA – Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, will be officially introduced to the nation Wednesday evening, but he isn’t the first choice of some Connecticut delegates, a few of whom still have reservations. They would have preferred a more progressive candidate or a minority. Continue Reading →
PHILADELPHIA — Bill Clinton ambled onto the Democratic National Convention stage Tuesday night like a man dropping in on old friends, walking from one side to the other, drinking in the applause. He came to put a fresh spin on an old story, a tale that began in Connecticut. It was about the day in 1971 he met a girl. Continue Reading →
PHILADELPHIA — After 24 hours of disruption and anxious appeals for unity, Democrats nominated Hillary Clinton for president Tuesday, making the former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state the first woman to win a major party’s presidential nomination. Continue Reading →
PHILADELPHIA – Gun control has rarely been an issue in a presidential campaign, but with the help of some advocates from Connecticut, it is front and center at the Democratic National Convention. Continue Reading →
PHILADELPHIA — Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana had two reasons for being the featured speaker Tuesday at a Democratic National Convention breakfast sponsored by the owners of Connecticut’s two tribal casinos: He can help them in their fight with MGM Resorts International, and they can help him raise money to take back the Senate. Continue Reading →
State government added more than $550 million to its enormous debt burden over the past five years through its controversial practice of using borrowed funds effectively to support operating costs. An analysis prepared by Treasurer Denise L. Nappier’s office also noted, however, that the interest costs on these bond premiums are more manageable than some critics realize. Continue Reading →
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy condemned the Republican ticket of Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence as bullies in a speech Monday night to the Democratic National Convention, winning cheers by noting Connecticut welcomed the Syrian refugee family Pence turned away from Indiana. Continue Reading →
PHILADELPHIA — Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sought unity on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, but the long, bitter primary race between the Democratic candidates and the insurgent nature of the Sanders campaign would not be erased in one evening. Continue Reading →