WASHINGTON — In what is becoming a spring ritual, “Team 26” a group of cyclists, arrived here from Newtown Tuesday to honor victims of gun violence – and participate in a bit of Congress bashing.
WASHINGTON — As the competition for Connecticut’s Democratic primary voters escalates, Hillary Clinton is hoping her stance on gun control is a magic bullet in her fight against Bernie Sanders. “There’s a big difference between the two candidates,” said Clinton supporter, Sen. Chris Murphy.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign says it will begin airing television commercials in Hartford and New Haven on Saturday, the latest evidence that Connecticut remains in play in her race with the surging Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders, meanwhile, is going up no later than Monday, according to FCC filings.
WASHINGTON — As the presidential primary campaign enters its final stretch, competition for delegates by candidates from both parties has intensified, along with an interest in winning support in Connecticut.
The strength of Bernie Sanders’ appeal in Connecticut was evident Monday night at the opening of a headquarters for Hillary Clinton in the North End of Hartford: Each speaker took care to say something nice about the U.S. senator from Vermont.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy said Thursday that he and other state Democratic officials are helping to launch a phone bank aimed at helping Hillary Clinton win the state’s April 26 Democratic primary.
There has been no substantive conversation about K-12 education in the Democratic debates, town hall meetings, or candidate rallies. Perhaps that’s because Democrats want to walk away from the contentious education policies and practices of the Obama administration and focus, instead, on the many other noteworthy accomplishments of Barack Obama’s presidency. Whatever the back story, we voters deserve to know what the candidates will do as President about the education of our children. What follows are key topics about K-12 education and what the candidates have said about them so far.
WASHINGTON — The Newtown Alliance, a group created after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings to promote gun control, said it is “outraged” that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders doesn’t think gun manufacturers should be liable for harm caused by their firearms.
It is difficult to believe as a life-long educator that the media has yet to ask any of the presidential candidates about their views on K-12 public education. It is a well known fact the public education in Connecticut and across the nation has suffered immensely as an outgrowth of the policies of the George W. Bush administration with its No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program. Likewise, public education continued its downward spiral as a result of President Barack Obama’s appointment of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who ushered in the disastrous Race to the Top along with the Common Core State Standards.
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, will join House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and nearly two dozen other progressive Democrats on a trip to Flint, Mich., on Friday to rally behind the victims of the city’s water crisis – and perhaps try to give Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a boost.
WASHINGTON – No GOP presidential candidate raised as much campaign money or made as many stops in Connecticut as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whose departure from the race gives those remaining in the GOP field a better shot at the state’s delegates. But members of the state’s Republican power structure haven’t, for the most part, indicated who they will support.
WASHINGTON –After a meeting with President Obama late Friday, Gov. Dannel Malloy accused Republican senators of “terrible lies” in claiming it’s too late in the president’s term for him to pick a Supreme Court nominee.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and at least three of Connecticut’s seven-member congressional delegation are campaigning for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire over the next few days, all elements of an establishment firewall of super delegates trying to protect against a surging Bernie Sanders.
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WASHINGTON – As part of a ramped-up gun safety campaign, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty have asked the Connecticut Food Association to implement a gun “open carry” ban in the state’s retail stores. “Customers should feel safe while shopping,” the lawmakers said.
BALTIMORE – Connecticut lawmakers are gathering here with their House Democratic colleagues to network and plan strategy in a key political year for their party. Connecticut’s all-Democratic House delegation has been in the minority since 2011 and likely will continue to be after November’s elections.