Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Tom Foley spent a fast-paced hour in their first debate Wednesday night straining to make the race for governor turn on questions of each other’s records, Malloy’s as governor and Foley’s as a businessman.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said President Obama does not have the authority to wage a military operation against Islamic militants known as ISIS in Syria who beheaded an American journalist and are trying to destabilize the Iraqi government.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the first-term Democrat, and Republican Tom Foley are scheduled to debate Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Norwich Free Academy, but tickets for the event are gone and there is no live television coverage.
Jim Wadleigh, the top information technology official at Connecticut’s health insurance exchange, will lead the agency on an interim basis after chief executive Kevin Counihan leaves for a top federal job next week.
Eighteen years after its bankruptcy and four years after its introduction to Connecticut voters in series of political ads, the defunct Bibb Co. of Bibb City, Ga., continues to haunt the political ambitions of its former owner, Tom Foley of Greenwich, Conn.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to use Republican Tom Foley’s aversion to policy details against him in their first debate tonight, but the GOP challenger is betting that voters want to hear his vision for the future, not read turn-by-turn directions on how he intends to get there. It is a calculated risk.
Fear of the federal government’s interference with Second Amendment rights and suspicion that elected officials are ignoring the “will of the people” have provoked a resurgence of self-described patriots who say they are preparing to defend themselves and their rights by any means necessary.