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Kaine a hard sell to some CT delegates

Virginia Sen. Tim Caine on stage with Hillary Clinton for the announcement of his selection as her vice presidential running mate.

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.
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Quinnipiac poll drawing scrutiny in a heated White House race

Douglas Schartz, director of the Quinnipiac poll.

WASHINGTON — Quinnipiac University’s polls have come under fire recently, especially from liberals supporting Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House, for results that differ from those in other presidential polls this year. The reason why is unclear, but several of the university's polls have shown more support for GOP candidate Donald Trump than other polls have. Continue Reading →

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Post-Baton Rouge, CT GOP delegates have security on their minds

The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, where the GOP convention will convene Monday.

WASHINGTON — The shooting deaths of three police officers in Baton Rouge heightened tensions at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Monday. Some Connecticut delegates have questions about security, said Rep. John Frey, R-Ridgefield, who has attended several meetings on convention security plans and will attend many more. Continue Reading →

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Murphy urges Aetna, Cigna to stay, doesn’t oppose mergers

Sen. Chris Murphy

With decisions from the Justice Department pending on two potential mergers involving Aetna and Cigna, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., sent a pair of letters Monday urging both companies to maintain a "strong presence" in Connecticut regardless of the outcome. He did not oppose the mergers. Continue Reading →

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House approves measure that would halt Plum Island sale

An aerial view of Plum Island

WASHINGTON — Those who want to prevent the development of Plum Island won a key victory Thursday as the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure that would stop the sale of the island that for years has been the site of a biological lab and off limits to most of the public. Continue Reading →

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CT Dems take stand on opioid funding – and lose

Drug bottles

WASHINGTON — Despite protests and high drama over the level of money the federal government will spend fighting heroin addiction and prescription pain pill abuse, Democrats lost their battle this week to increase federal funds by nearly $1 billion to pay for additional treatment for addicts. Continue Reading →

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