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Hillary Clinton accepts nomination, steps into history

Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.

PHILADELPHIA — On a night choreographed to mark the moment as an overdue breakthrough for women, Hillary Rodham Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday, opening what promises to be a bruising campaign against one of the most unconventional candidates ever to run for president, Donald J. Trump. Continue Reading →

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Obama says election a choice ‘about who we are as a people’

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton after the president's address supporting her candidacy. Read the story here.

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. Continue Reading →

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Tribes serve DNC breakfast and a case for casino expansion

Rodney Butler, tribal chairman of the Mashantucket Pequots, and Kathy Regan-Pyne, a member of the Mohegan Tribal Council, are seated with former senator Chris Dodd and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Standing at left are Sens. Jon Tester and Chris Murphy. The tribal officials sponsired a breakfast for the Connecticut delegations and sought help in blocking federal legislation that would bar the tribes from establishing a casino off their reservations. Read the story here.

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 →

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Wasserman Schultz is out, Malloy stays on convention roster

Bernie Sanders responding to the email hack Sunday 0 CNN.

PHILADELPHIA — Connecticut backers of Bernie Sanders applauded the announcement Sunday that Debbie Wasserman Schultz would resign as Democratic National Committee chairwoman in response to the release of internal emails showing the party had worked to hobble Sanders’ presidential campaign. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who also had his scrapes with Sanders, is one of the opening night speakers Monday at the Democratic National Convention. Continue Reading →

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