Harris’s personal story as the daughter of immigrants resonated with CT delegates.
Their political road began in CT and led to Mueller
The meteoric political careers of CT natives Roger Stone and Paul Manafort are crashing and burning because of one man — Donald Trump.
Murphy helps raise campaign cash to defeat NRA-backed Republicans
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy will join other gun control advocates and coalition of progressive groups in a one-day fundraising effort for eight Democrats hoping to defeat Republican incumbents with “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association in November’s mid-term elections. It’s an effort show the gun control lobby has political clout, and help flip the U.S. House — and maybe also the Senate — to Democratic control.
Blumenthal asks Twitter, Facebook, about fake ads in Russian troll probe
WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday asked Twitter and Facebook executives what they knew about specific attempts by Russian trolls to disseminate information through fake ads and stories, and received little response. Facebook says as many as 126 million people may have seen content from accounts tied to Russian sources.
Blumenthal, other Dems call for greater protections for Mueller
WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort’s indictment on Monday widened a partisan split, with Democrats, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, calling for an increased pace of investigation and added protections for special counsel Robert Mueller and Republicans demanding equal effort be spent on a probe of ties between Democrats and the Russians.
As Blumenthal ups Trump emoluments battle, Grassley asks ‘What about Clinton?’
WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who is leading a group of Democratic lawmakers in a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, has been chided by Sen. Charles Grassley for not taking possible violations of that clause by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton into consideration.
Trump Jr. emails about Russia offer rock Washington
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s senators joined most Democrats Tuesday in condemning Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian attorney with connections to the Moscow government who offered to give him incriminating information about Clinton. Republicans deflected questions or downplayed the disclosures.
Roger Stone and the Trump phenomenon
If anyone is familiar with the inner workings of President Donald Trump’s political campaign, it is Connecticut native and author Roger Stone. In this Sunday conversation, he talks about Trump’s rise to power and dismisses as “nonsense” a recent New York Times report that intelligence agencies are investigating him and two other Trump political operatives for alleged ties to the Kremlin.
Himes: Trump ‘unhinged’ and Electoral College should block him
WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Himes said President-elect Donald Trump’s dismissal of U.S. intelligence agencies was “the last straw” that prompted the lawmaker to send out an incendiary tweet Sunday night saying Trump is “unhinged’‘ and the Electoral College should stop him from becoming president.
CT election autopsy: Trump expands map
After a night of big gains in the state legislature, Republicans say the unpopularity of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy outweighed any negative effects from President-elect Donald J. Trump at the top of the ticket.
Trump agenda clashes with that of CT lawmakers
WASHINGTON – The day after Donald Trump’s stunning victory, Connecticut lawmakers said they would give the new president-elect a honeymoon period, but it may be short lived.
Clinton carries CT but not the nation amid voter angst
While Connecticut voters backed Hillary Clinton in a losing effort against Donald J. Trump Tuesday, one of the most contentious presidential races in modern history polarized residents on both sides of the debate. Many of the state’s voters reflected national polls showing they weren’t excited about either presidential contender, and – in some cases – repulsed by both.
Blumenthal: Comey’s comments ‘cryptic’ and actions ‘highly unusual’
While stepping back from demanding James Comey’s resignation, as some Democrats have done, Blumenthal, a former federal prosecutor, said Comey has a lot of explaining to do about his “cryptic” comments.
As ACA faces new challenges, fixes not assured
WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act is facing more challenges than at any time since its initial enrollment period in 2013, when the program was bedeviled by technical glitches. Besides rising premiums and fewer choices in Connecticut and elsewhere, there’s uncertainty a new Congress and a new administration will make fixes to the ACA that will improve its health.
In CT, most Republican mega-donors steer clear of Trump
WASHINGTON — With the notable exception of Linda McMahon, Connecticut’s Republican mega-donors have largely steered clear of helping their party’s standard bearer – Donald J. Trump. Instead, some of Connecticut’s richest Republicans gave to other candidates running in the GOP primaries and even to the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC.