Politics

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AP
September 12, 2018 - 7:40 pm
The two major party candidates for Connecticut governor clashed over their plans to close the state's budget deficit, criminal justice and other issues Wednesday in a debate that also included acrimonious attacks on each other's business records.
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh smiles as he is visited by young student athletes he coaches over the years, as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
AP
September 06, 2018 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats hoping to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation pivoted Thursday to the deeply contentious issue of abortion after disclosure of an email he once wrote suggesting the high court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling wasn't universally considered settled law. But...
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AP
September 04, 2018 - 12:06 pm
Quarreling and confusion disrupted the start of the Senate's confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, Democrats trying to block the proceedings over documents withheld by the White House, while protesters interrupted the session in a persistent display of...
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AP
September 01, 2018 - 6:25 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is co-sponsoring a bill that would ensure health care and other benefits for military veterans who became ill from radiation exposure after responding to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain. The Connecticut Democrat announced...
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AP
August 31, 2018 - 9:06 am
By SUSAN HAIGH , Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kyle Bailey knows firsthand it can be lonely working on a campaign for an independent political candidate. There's no party structure to rely on to help with campaign fundraising, mobilizing voters, developing policies or even providing a...
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