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Judiciary Committee advances nomination, but Kavanaugh hits a snag

WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, but the nomination hit a snag when a key Republican pressed for an FBI investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct by the judge. Continue Reading →

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CT senators will support Harvey aid, despite Texans’ opposition to Sandy relief

WASHINGTON — The need for a robust federal response to Hurricane Harvey has reopened old wounds about the contentious and drawn-out fight five years ago for a relief bill for Superstorm Sandy victims. Connecticut’s senators, who joined their colleagues from New York and New Jersey in fighting for the aid, say they are ready to bury the hatchet and help Texas Republicans who opposed Sandy funding. Continue Reading →

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CT Dems willing to compromise on Obamacare, Trump says let it fail

WASHINGTON — After the collapse of the GOP Senate health care bill, Sen. Chris Murphy said Tuesday he is willing to compromise, including allowing health plans on the individual marketplace that are not compliant with the Affordable Care Act. Continue Reading →

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Fiorina keynote speaker for a CT GOP that went big for Trump

Carly Fiorina was announced nine days ago as the keynote speaker of the Connecticut GOP’s annual fundraiser, the Prescott Bush Awards Dinner. She signed on Wednesday to the stop-Trump movement as Ted Cruz’s running mate, less than 24 hours after Donald J. Trump won the Connecticut primary in a landslide. Continue Reading →

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Insurers, hospitals form new campaign to fight drug price spikes

WASHINGTON — The nation’s health insurers are getting a boost from a new coalition that has taken up one of their key causes: halting big increases in drug prices and the cost of medicine. The goal: to press drug price increases and the high cost of many new medicines as an issue in the presidential campaign. Continue Reading →

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Sanders happy to drive the debate, but his goal still: ‘Winning’

The morning after attracting 14,000 to the New Haven Green, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was in no mood Monday to talk about his success in reshaping the Democratic agenda or contemplating that a victory for him could be anything less than winning the presidential nomination. “We are fighting to become the nominee,” Sanders told The Mirror. “We’re going to win here in Connecticut.” Continue Reading →

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Sanders tells New Haven throng he wants a political revolution

NEW HAVEN – Bernie Sanders lit up The Green as the sun set Sunday, railing against an economy and political system he says are controlled by an oligarchy, repeatedly jabbing at his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, as a candidate of wealth and Wall Street. Continue Reading →

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Clinton looks past Sanders, calls Trump, Cruz dangerous

BRIDGEPORT – A hoarse Hillary Clinton closed her Connecticut primary campaign Sunday with an implicit nod to the supporters of her Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, and a loud repudiation of how she says America has been divided by the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Republicans Donald J. Trump and Ted Cruz. Continue Reading →

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In Waterbury, Donald J. Trump mocks going ‘presidential’

WATERBURY – One thing was clear Saturday: Donald J. Trump didn’t come to the Center of the Universe, this city’s defiant if ironic slogan, to pivot or go soft. He says it’s still him against Crooked Hillary Clinton, Lyin’ Ted Cruz, a dishonest media and a rigged political system. Continue Reading →

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Sanders fails to get UConn site, heads to Hartford riverfront

Updated Friday 2:15 p.m.
The presidential campaign of Democrat Bernie Sanders couldn’t come to terms with the University of Connecticut for an event Monday morning, but he is expected to rally Sunday night on the New Haven Green — and substitute the Hartford riverfront for UConn on Monday. Republicans John Kasich and Donald J. Trump have confirmed events, and Democrat Hillary Clinton is expected, too. See our updated schedule of events. Continue Reading →

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Clinton surges in CT fundraising; GOP candidates trail Dems

WASHINGTON — Connecticut donations to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign surged in the first three months of this year, thanks in part to a January fundraiser held in the state by her husband, former President Bill Clinton. So far, Connecticut residents have invested at least $6.7 million in the presidential race. Continue Reading →

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Quinnipiac poll has Trump, Clinton leading in Connecticut

Fresh off decisive wins in neighboring New York, Republican Donald J. Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton each have significant leads among likely voters in next week’s Connecticut primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Continue Reading →

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