WASHINGTON – As colleagues and friends gave emotional tributes to John McCain this week, former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, has chosen instead to mourn his “amigo” more privately. Lieberman will speak at the memorial service for McCain in Washington on Saturday, but has declined to speak to the press about his friend and former Senate ally.
‘Joementum’ slows as Dems criticize Lieberman as possible FBI choice
WASHINGTON – Momentum slowed Friday on the expected nomination of former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman to head the FBI as the White House decided to postpone an announcement of President Donald Trump’s pick for the job held by James Comey before his firing.
Trump interviews Lieberman for job as FBI director
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump interviewed former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman Wednesday as a candidate to replace fired FBI Director James Comey, a White House official said.
Shays joins ‘Republicans for Hillary’ campaign
WASHINGTON — Former GOP Rep. Chris Shays was one of 50 prominent Republicans on Wednesday to launch “Together for America,” a group that supports Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency. Shays said he decided to support Hillary Clinton, instead of this party’s nominee Donald Trump, for president after watching the national parties’ conventions..
Connecticut tribe says it has made federal bid, hopes for casino
WASHINGTON — The Schaghticoke Indian Tribe of Kent says it filed a voluminous petition for federal recognition with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, a bid it hopes will result in the rights to open a casino in the Danbury area. But Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who has fought efforts by tribes to win acknowledgement, called the effort “frivolous.”
Pelto: Can a political consultant give himself the right advice?
There’s never been anyone in Connecticut politics quite like Jonathan Pelto, the Democrat threatening a third-party run for governor. No one has worked in top jobs on so many successful campaigns as a precocious teen and 20-something. And no one has burned so many bridges.
Jepsen begins campaign with rare, if brief, press conference
Attorney General George Jepsen’s re-election announcement Monday was a reminder of a major stylistic difference with his predecessor, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. It was only his second news conference in a month, compared to a dozen for Blumenthal.
Revolving door spins for Connecticut delegation
WASHINGTON — Many Connecticut lawmakers who have retired recently have become lobbyists. An analysis by The Connecticut Mirror shows that dozens of staffers for the state’s lawmakers have also swung through the revolving door, the term used for an ingrained, and growing, Washington phenomenon for when lawmakers and their staff leave Capitol Hill for more lucrative lobbying jobs.