The White House approved Connecticut’s plan to invest nearly $43 million in affordable broadband access through a program launching in 2023.
White House approves disaster aid for towns hit by May storm
WASHINGTON – The White House on Monday agreed to provide some, but not all, of the money the state requested to help the victims of May’s severe storms and tornadoes.
Trump drug czar nominee meets with CT officials after K2 crisis
President Donald Trump’s nominee for “drug czar” visited New Haven on Monday, prompted by the massive medical emergency caused by the synthetic cannabinoid K2, to discuss the ongoing and deadly addiction epidemic that continues to grip Connecticut.
Blumenthal writes FBI over White House security clearances
WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday joined five other Democratic senators in asking the FBI to provide them with the name and status of all individuals who currently hold interim security clearances at the White House, and asking the agency whether any of them have access to classified information.
CT residents join others who blast White House voting panel
WASHINGTON — Connecticut voters were among those who provided public comment to the White House about the work of its voter fraud commission, and like most of those who weighed in, were highly critical of the effort.
Hillary Clinton has long-lasting Connecticut ties
WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton spent four years in Connecticut — turbulent years caused by unrest over the Vietnam War and racial strife. But for the future first lady, senator, secretary of state and presidential nominee, they were also formative.
Analysts: Manafort departure won’t right floundering Trump campaign
WASHINGTON — The departure of New Britain native Paul Manafort from Donald Trump’s campaign on Friday isn’t likely to help revive a candidate who is plagued by problems, analysts say, but it will tone down distracting noise.
Trump, Clinton kick off battle for Connecticut
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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s plans to hold a rally in Connecticut this weekend will rev up the campaign season in Connecticut, sharpening the state’s focus on the race for the White House. Meanwhile Connecticut Democrats urged state Republicans Friday to repudiate Trump.
Obama says he’ll miss Huskies, Auriemma
WASHINGTON – For the fourth time in four years, President Obama on Tuesday praised the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team for winning the NCAA championship. “So there’s an old saying, you can’t win all the time, except this team wants to consistently bust that cliché,” Obama said.
Trump loyalty test for delegates may shut out many in CT GOP
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s big win in Connecticut means he’ll take dozens of Connecticut delegates and alternates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to support his presidential bid, but some state GOP insiders won’t be in the mix, and others will be screened for their loyalty to a candidate they had not openly endorsed.
Obama calls to congratulate Huskies on latest championship
It’s happening so often President Obama should put Geno Auriemma on speed dial or his cell phone favorites list.
As battle for delegates intensifies, so does interest in CT primary
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.
CT has outside chance of tilting presidential primary contest
WASHINGTON – When it comes to presidential primaries, there are states that have a disproportionate impact and others little at all, and Connecticut may be in the latter category this year. But some say there’s a chance of relevance in this unpredictable political year.
Governors ask for money, share strategies to combat opioid crisis
WASHINGTON — The nation’s governors have pressed the federal government for money to help them combat the opioid abuse and heroin addiction that has resulted in a spike of overdoses and strained state public health systems. They also shared with the Obama administration and each other policies they’ve implemented to confront the crisis.
Among CT campaign donors, Clinton overwhelms Sanders
WASHINGTON — The tight race in Iowa between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is not reflected in Connecticut among donors to the two candidates. As of Dec. 31, Clinton’s campaign had taken in six times as much as Sanders’.