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  • Donald Trump And The Knockout Punch

    04/27/2016 12:50:39 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 40 replies
    CBN News ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Brody
    Donald Trump’s extraordinary Tuesday evening in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware got me thinking: if this GOP presidential process were a prizefight, the referee would have stopped it last night. The announcer would have exclaimed, “ Donald Trump, winner by knockout.” The impressiveness of Donald Trump’s clean sweep of the “Acela Primary States” on Tuesday isn’t in the victories themselves. Everyone knew that Trump would do well on Tuesday in the more moderate northeast. It’s the margin that’s notable. This was a shellacking. The knock on Trump was that he had a ceiling or that when other candidates...
  • Trump wins every county in Acela primaries

    04/27/2016 6:31:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump won every county on Tuesday night in the five northeastern states that held primaries, sweeping up more delegates in his quest to lock up the GOP nomination. Trump won each county in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island, including Pennsylvania's Allegheny County, where rival John Kasich was born. Trump also won every congressional district in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware to pick up more delegates. He won all but six districts in Connecticut a
  • Donald Trump Waltzes to Victory in Connecticut–But Now the Very Humiliating Part for Ted Cruz

    04/26/2016 8:09:56 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 61 replies
    iNDEPENDENT jOURNAL REVIEW ^ | 4-26-2016 | Mallory Shelbourne
    <p>Donald Trump took home another win in the Blue State primaries Tuesday night after defeating John Kasich and Ted Cruz in the state of Connecticut.</p> <p>For Ted Cruz in particular, the night looked very bad, as will be explained further below.</p>
  • Breaking: Promising Exit Polls From PA, MD, CT

    04/26/2016 3:36:32 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 200 replies
    <p>Exit polling from CNN looks promising for Trump. Republican voters feel candidate with most votes should WIN!</p>
  • How Donald Trump Dominated Tuesday’s Primaries (Acela Primary Alert)

    04/26/2016 11:05:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2016 | Philip Bump
    rump has won every state touching any of the states that voted on Tuesday, save Ohio. Rhode Island and Connecticut are hemmed in by New York and Massachusetts, which Trump won by 35 and 31 points, respectively. Maryland and Delaware are closer to Virginia, which Trump won by a narrower margin -- but that was back on (the original) Super Tuesday, when Marco Rubio was around to chew up 32 percent of the vote. Geographically, this is Trump territory. If you wanted to drive from Trump Tower to any point in the five states, the most it would take you...
  • Donald Trump Shatters His Ceiling (Trump On Way To Nomination)

    04/26/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/26/2016 | Jim Newell
    There wasn’t any mystery about how Tuesday night’s five Republican presidential primaries would end up: in Donald Trump’s win column. The only thing to watch were his margins: Could he close out against John Kasich in certain highly educated, suburban congressional districts in Connecticut and Maryland, and could he break a 50 percent statewide winner-take-all threshold in Connecticut? Yes, he could! He could do all of that, and he did. He won every state by double digits and cruised in every congressional district awarding bound delegates. He made a joke of his competition and the #NeverTrump cause, just as he...
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Primary Night Press Conference (4-26-16)

    04/26/2016 5:39:34 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 93 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr. 26 , 2016 | youtube
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016: Mr. Trump will be making post-election remarks from Trump Tower in New York City following the results of the Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island primaries. LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Primary Night Press Conference (4-25-16)
  • Trump wins in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Connecticut; Clinton takes Md.

    04/26/2016 5:36:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 26, 2016 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Donald Trump has been projected as the winner of the Republican presidential primaries in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, victories that continued the New York real estate mogul’s dominance in contests along the East Coast. Those projections were made by Edison Research as polls closed at 8 p.m., and they relied on exit polls. In Maryland, the Associated Press projected Trump and Hillary Clinton as winners, even though a few polling places in West Baltimore will remain open until 9 p.m.
  • ** Live Tuesday 4/26 Election Thread (PA, CT, RI, MD, and DE) **

    04/26/2016 8:30:26 AM PDT · by tatown · 369 replies
    tatown | 4/26/16 | tatown
    Connecticut 28 (P) Closed Delaware 16 (WTA) Closed Maryland 38 (WTA) Closed Pennsylvania 71 (P) Closed Rhode Island 19 (P) Mixed (P) = Proportional, (WTA) = Winner Take All
  • LIVE:Trump Post Election Night Meeting April 26, 2016 Trump Tower 9pm EDT

    04/26/2016 2:51:03 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 2,598 replies
    TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016 NEW YORK, NY TRUMP TOWER 9:00 PM YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to attend a special meeting with Mr. Donald Trump who will make post-election remarks the night of the Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island primaries. Attire-PJs Please RSVP @ nikos1121
  • April 26 GOP Primary Primer (CT, DE, MD, PA, RI) - Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016172 of 2,472 delegates(118 bound)
  • RI and CT GOP Primary Poll, Trump Leads, with Kasich in Second

    04/25/2016 1:56:52 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 23 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 4/25/16 | Gravis
    Coming off a big victory in New York last Tuesday, GOP front runner Donald J. Trump appears to be making a positive impact on likely Republican voters and seems to be on his way to victory in Connecticut and Rhode Island tomorrow. One of the most accurate non-partisan political research firms from Winter Springs, Fla – Gravis Marketing, conducted a random survey of 964 likely Republican Primary voters in Connecticut and 566 likely Republican Primary voters in Rhode Island. The polls were conducted from April 23rd through the 24th and have margins of error of ± 3%/± 4% at a...
  • RI and CT GOP Primary Poll, Trump Leads, with Kasich in Second

    04/25/2016 11:17:05 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 31 replies
    Gravis ^ | April 26, 2016 | Gravis Marketing
    Connecticut Trump: 54% Kasich: 27% Unsure: 10% Cruz: 9% Rhode Island Trump: 58% Kasich: 21% Unsure: 11% Cruz: 10%
  • PPP: A bumpy ride for Clinton on Tuesday, smooth sailing for Trump?

    04/25/2016 9:51:04 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 25, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    PPP also polled Republicans in tomorrow’s contests. Those surveys showed no surprises: Things aren’t nearly so competitive on the Republican side, with Donald Trump getting a majority of voters in each state. He’s strongest in Rhode Island where he gets 61% to 23% for John Kasich, and 13% for Ted Cruz. The numbers are very similar in Connecticut with Trump getting 59% to 25% for Kasich, and 13% for Cruz. Things are a little bit different in Pennsylvania where Trump’s share of the vote isn’t as high (51%) and Cruz edges out Kasich 25/22 for second place. None of these...
  • Clinton's Cough Attack Returns

    04/25/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 67 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 24, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton's cough returned today at a rally in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Today's coughing fit occurred as Clinton was on stage, as she rallied in front of her supporters. Watch here:video
  • Trump Headed For Big Wins in CT/PA/RI (Trump over 50 in all)

    04/25/2016 3:36:54 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 57 replies
    PPP ^ | 4/25/2016 | PPP
    Things aren’t nearly so competitive on the Republican side, with Donald Trump getting a majority of voters in each state. He’s strongest in Rhode Island where he gets 61% to 23% for John Kasich, and 13% for Ted Cruz. The numbers are very similar in Connecticut with Trump getting 59% to 25% for Kasich, and 13% for Cruz. Things are a little bit different in Pennsylvania where Trump’s share of the vote isn’t as high (51%) and Cruz edges out Kasich 25/22 for second place. None of these states are particularly amenable to the ‘Never Trump’ movement. Trump has the...
  • Clinton, Sanders close in CT/PA/RI; Trump Headed for Big Wins (59% CT, 51% PA, 61% RI)

    04/25/2016 7:23:07 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 34 replies
    hings aren’t nearly so competitive on the Republican side, with Donald Trump getting a majority of voters in each state. He’s strongest in Rhode Island where he gets 61% to 23% for John Kasich, and 13% for Ted Cruz. The numbers are very similar in Connecticut with Trump getting 59% to 25% for Kasich, and 13% for Cruz. Things are a little bit different in Pennsylvania where Trump’s share of the vote isn’t as high (51%) and Cruz edges out Kasich 25/22 for second place. None of these states are particularly amenable to the ‘Never Trump’ movement. Trump has the...
  • CT State Police and Secret Service Arrest 20-year-old Threatening To Bomb Trump Rally

    04/24/2016 10:57:30 AM PDT · by onyx · 52 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | Arril 24, 2016 | Sundance
    CT State Police and Secret Service Arrest 20-year-old Threatening To Bomb Trump Rally.. Posted on April 24, 2016 by sundance Based on the earring inserts Sean Taylor Morkys fits the profile of a Bernie Sanders supporter. Remember: violence leftists approve of is considered “speech”; and speech leftists do not approve of is considered “violence”. If this were a threat against Hillary Clinton, CNN would be airing 24/7 panel discussions about radical right-wing domestic terrorists. Alas… WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A 20-year-old man (Sean Taylor Morkys pictured left) is in custody after threatening to bomb Saturday’s rally for Republican presidential candidate...
  • Waterbury man arrested after threatening to bomb rally for Donald Trump

    04/24/2016 3:31:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    WTNH ^ | 4/23/16 | Sarah Paduano
    A 20-year-old man is in custody after threatening to bomb Saturday’s rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Waterbury. At about 12:45 p.m., the United States Secret Service contacted the Connecticut State Police after seeing a threat posted on Twitter threatening to “bomb” the rally for Trump. According to state police, the Twitter post said, “Is someone going to bomb the Trump rally or am I going to have to?” A second Twitter post warned the suspect’s friend to have his family members leave the rally so they wouldn’t be hurt. Detectives found that the Twitter posts came from...
  • If Trump wins, his campaign will seek CT delegates it can trust

    04/23/2016 6:15:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    CT Mirror ^ | 4/22/16 | Ana Radelat
    Donald Trump aims to win most, if not all, of Connecticut’s delegates in the state's presidential primary Tuesday; and with more to lose than his opponents, his campaign will pick a slate carefully scrutinized for their loyalty.The Trump campaign will come into the July convention with many more delegates than his rivals, but perhaps not the 1,237 that would clinch the nomination on the first ballot. In that event, he is worried delegates might stray in subsequent votes, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be encouraging the Trump delegates to change their support.Connecticut will send 28 GOP delegates and 25 alternates to the...
  • Trump says he's 'not toning it down,' drawing Clinton barbs

    04/23/2016 10:47:28 AM PDT · by McGruff · 68 replies
    AP ^ | April 23, 2016 | SUSAN HAIGH
    WATERBURY, Conn. — A confident Donald Trump told supporters Saturday that he's "not toning it down," a day after his chief adviser assured Republican officials the GOP front-runner will show more restraint on the campaign trail. "I'm not toning it down," Trump told a cheering crowd of 3,000 people, packed into a high school gymnasium in Waterbury, Connecticut. "Isn't it nice that I'm not one of these teleprompter guys?" Trump's new chief adviser Paul Manafort met Friday with top Republican officials and told them his candidate, known for over-the-top persona and brashness, has been "projecting an image." "The part that...
  • LIVE:2 Trump rallies 4/23/2016 Waterbury, CT @ 10am & Bridgeport, CT @ 12:30pm EDT

    04/23/2016 4:52:11 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 588 replies
    Saturday, April 23, 2016: LIVE Stream of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Waterbury, CT at Crosby High School beginning at 10:00 AM EDT. Waterbury is a city in the U.S. state of Connecticut on the Naugatuck River, 33 miles southwest of Hartford and 77 miles northeast of New York City. Waterbury is located in New Haven County, Connecticut. Waterbury had a total population of 110,366. Westbury, CT 1940s Bird’s Eye View Lakewood Park Saturday, April 23, 2016: Live stream of the Donald Trump for President rally in Bridgeport, CT at The Klein Memorial Auditorium. The event is...
  • Hillary Clinton Plays Up Gun Control in Connecticut’s Democratic Primary

    04/21/2016 5:03:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | apr. 21, 2016 | Joseph De Avila
    HARTFORD, Conn.— Hillary Clinton’s support for stronger gun-control laws has become the central theme of her bid to win the Democratic primary in Connecticut, the state where a deadly shooting at an elementary school sparked a national dialogue about firearms. In her first public campaign stop in the state this year, Mrs. Clinton spoke Thursday at a Hartford YMCA about gun policy. The event included two people who lost family members when a gunman fatally shot 20 children and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in 2012.
  • Poll: Donald Trump takes commanding lead in Connecticut

    04/20/2016 3:40:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/20/16 | Reena Flores
    With a resounding victory in New York under his belt, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is taking an early lead in another northeastern state: Connecticut, where a new poll has him beating his closest rival by 20 points. A Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday shows Trump leading among likely Republican primary voters with 48 percent, compared to Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 28 percent and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 19 percent. Just five percent of voters say they are still undecided ahead of the April 26 primary. Trump is the clear favorite across nearly all demographic groups, except among...
  • Trump Leads, Kasich Tops Cruz In Connecticut GOP Race,Quinnipiac University Poll Finds;

    04/20/2016 10:51:37 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 60 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 4/20/2016 | Quinnipiac
    Donald Trump is close to the 50 percent mark among Connecticut likely Republican primary voters, while Ohio Gov. John Kasich tops Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in the race for second place, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Likely Republican primary voters give Trump 48 percent, with 28 percent for Kasich and 19 percent for Cruz. Only 5 percent are undecided, but 25 percent of those who name a candidate say they might change their mind before the April 26 primary. By 59 – 33 percent, Connecticut Republicans want an outsider for president, rather than someone experienced in...
  • NPR defends Palin?

    06/07/2011 2:59:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2011 | Aaron Gee
    June 7, 2011NPR defends Palin? Aaron Gee While coming home I often listen to our local NPR station. This afternoons "All Things Considered" asked the question "How Accurate Were Palin's Paul Revere Comments?" The story started out with; "Sarah Palin is defending her knowledge of American history."  Here we go again, I was prepared for the usual "Palin is a moron" storyline. Surprisingly that didn't happen. What I got was Robert Allison, a professor and historian at Suffolk University, tell the NPR host that Palin basically got it right. The interviewer, Melissa Block, tries to cajole a different narrative...
  • Historians agree: Palin was right about Paul Revere

    06/06/2011 6:55:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/06/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    One if by land, and two if by sea … and then what? According to historians interviewed by the Boston Herald, Paul Revere then warned the British not to challenge a roused and armed populace. That came as news to many observers who had rushed to criticize Sarah Palin for her response to a gotcha question at the Old North Church: Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate. And...
  • T'was the 18th of April in 75: The midnight ride of William Dawes, Samuel Prescott, and Paul Revere

    04/18/2016 9:15:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 28 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/18/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Paul Revere gets all of the credit, but he never actually finished that famous ride, and in fact warned the British that the Americans were coming. William Dawes and Samuel Prescott were left out of the poem and subsequently most elementary history books: it was actually Samuel Prescott who completed the midnight ride.
  • The Midnight Ride of Sybil Luddington (video)

    03/21/2016 11:31:48 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 21, 2016 | Wild Bill for America
    Sixteen year old Sybil Luddington was a hero of the Revolutionary War.....as revolution number two shapes up, we could learn some lessons from our ancestors.
  • Voices of the Revolution: The Five Riders [Four + One]

    01/26/2015 1:01:46 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Constitution Facts ^ | Oak Hill Publishing
    ...Paul Revere, born in Boston in 1734... After the death of his father in 1754, Paul enlisted in the provincial army to fight in the French and Indian War... When the war was over, he returned to Boston to take over his father's silversmith business, only to fall into financial difficulties during the Stamp Act of 1765. Frustrated by this gave him cause to join the Sons of Liberty... On the night of April 18, 1775, Joseph Warren sent Revere to send the signal to Charlestown that the British troops were on the move... His journey ended in Lexington where...
  • Girl bravely rides to warn Colonials

    06/11/2009 8:08:56 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 37 replies · 937+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 11, 2009 | Peter Cliffe
    Revere thoroughly deserves his place in American history, but another courageous American has been ill-served by those who write books about the Revolutionary War. Revere was 40 at the time of his journey, but she was a girl of 16. Born at Patterson, Putnam County, N.Y., on April 5, 1761, she was the eldest of 12 children born to Henry and Abigail Ludington. On the stormy night of April 26, 1777, she is said to have been putting her younger siblings to bed when the family had a visitor. Close to exhaustion, a messenger had come to tell her father...
  • Malloy Proposes Deep Cuts in School Funding, With 28 Districts Losing All Money

    04/18/2016 8:43:21 AM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal this week to eliminate education cost-sharing grants for 28 of the state's wealthiest school districts and to reduce funding significantly for many others was intensely criticized Wednesday by some school officials and key legislators. Malloy's plan calls for protecting the education funds in the state's 30 lowest-performing school districts. "To take a district like mine … and completely eliminate the funding is entirely irresponsible," Madison Superintendent Thomas Scarice said. The district stands to lose $1.57 million. Taken together with the state's "countless unfunded mandates" for districts, Scarice said, Malloy's proposal is "nothing less than unspeakable."...
  • Cruz cheerleaders grabbing at straws now deconstruct California poll two months away

    04/18/2016 8:53:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/18/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The holdouts at Fort Cruz are beginning to understand the grave situation their candidate is in. The Colorado Disaster has taken its toll on Ted Cruz and it is showing in all of the new polls. In New York, Cruz’s numbers show he will be mathematically eliminated from any chance of reaching the 1,237 delegates that would give him the nomination in Cleveland this summer. On top of that, given his very poor showing so far, Cruz is on the brink of finishing 3rd behind John Kasich who has already been mathematically eliminated himself. In Pennsylvania, Cruz is fading and...
  • Trump Will Bulldoze Through the Northeast - Any claim that he’s lost his momentum is about to end

    04/15/2016 5:20:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    Slate ^ | April 14 2016 | Jim Newell
    Those Republicans united in opposition to Donald Trump’s candidacy pulled off the perfect victory in the April 5 Republican primary in Wisconsin. Through a combination of paid and earned media and successful rallying behind Sen. Ted Cruz as the alternate candidate—rather than splitting votes between him and Ohio Gov. John Kasich—the anti-Trump apparatus was able to keep the GOP front-runner’s support ceilinged to 35 percent, roughly the same number he was polling at when there were still six candidates in the race. It was a humiliating loss for Trump, and the one that finally taught him to at least marginally...
  • 2 LIVE Trump rallies today! Plattsburgh, NY @ 3pm EDT and Hartford, CT @7pm EDT

    04/15/2016 3:33:20 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 677 replies
    Plattsburgh, NY Friday, April 15, 2016: LIVE Stream of the Donald J. Trump for President Rally in Plattsburgh, NY at the Crete Civic Center beginning at 3:00 PM EDT. Plattsburgh is a city in and the county seat of Clinton County, New York, in the United States. The population was 19,989 at the 2010 census. Plattsburgh was founded by Zephaniah Platt in 1785 after he was granted the land by George Clinton. In granting land to Zephaniah Platt of Poughkeepsie, New York - who went on to establish the new city of Plattsburgh to buffer emerging American interests in the...
  • US Judge Rules Sandy Hook Victims Can Sue "Military-Style" Gun-Maker

    04/14/2016 3:48:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/14/15 | tyler durden
    In a somewhat stunning decision, SkyNews reports that a US judge has ruled that the families of victims in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School can sue the maker of the weapon used in the attack, arguing the Bushmaster rifle is a military weapon that should not have been sold to civilians.As SkyNews reports, Gun companies had sought to reject the negligence and wrongful death lawsuit filed two years after the attack by nine victims' relatives and a survivor. But Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis said a 2005 federal law protecting gun-makers from lawsuits does not shield the companies...
  • Ted Cruz calls Donald Trump a Sicilian Mobster.

    04/13/2016 8:40:04 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 206 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz went off on Donald Trump during an interview Tuesday with host, Glenn Beck. Cruz called the New York businessman a "Cosa Nostra" mobster...insulting all Italian-America with his contiuing, hate lie telling!!! First Cruz insults all New Yorkers, now, he, insults all Italian-Americans. Who is next, Irish-Americans, Jewish-Americans, African-Americans, etc. My....what a low life bigot...Mr. Ted Cruz is. Certainly not POTUS caliber material. I might remind the ignorant bigot, Cruz that New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, California have vast numbers of Italian-Americans...who will not take kindly to his hateful remarks. I think Cruz...
  • RCP: Latest Election Polls: New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Pennsylvania (Trump +Wow)

    04/13/2016 5:58:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 123 replies
    RCP ^ | 13 Apr 16 | RCP
    13 Apr, Maryland, NBC4/MARIST Trump 41, Cruz 29, Kasich 24 12 Apr, New York, Quinnipiac, Trump 55, Kasich 20, Cruz 19 12 Apr, New York, NY1/Baruch, Trump 60, Kasich 17, Cruz 14 12 Apr, Connecticut, Emerson, Trump 50, Kasich 26, Cruz 17 10 Apr, Pennsylvania, Fox News, Trump 48, Kasich 22, Cruz 20
  • Trump's support at 50 percent in Connecticut

    04/12/2016 12:59:43 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 12, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has a 24-point lead in Connecticut, with 50 percent support of likely GOP primary voters, according to a new Emerson College Polling Society survey released Tuesday. If the front-runner surpasses 50 percent, he could sweep all 28 of the state's delegates in the April 26 GOP primary. Rival John Kasich is in second place in the new poll, with 26 percent of the vote. Ted Cruz comes in last at 17 percent. If the Texas senator fails to break 20 percent of the statewide or congressional district vote, he may not secure any of Connecticut's...
  • Suddenly It Matters: GOP And Democrats Gear Up For Connecticut Primary

    04/12/2016 7:59:17 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 19 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 4/12/2016 | Christopher Keating
    HARTFORD — While the Connecticut Democratic establishment is supporting front-runner Hillary Clinton, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is spending big and banking that history will be on his side in two weeks in Connecticut's presidential primary. On the Republican side, Donald Trump is bolstering his political operation in Connecticut with the planned opening this week of a campaign headquarters. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is supported by a number of key GOP leaders, has already visited the state and his political PAC has opened three offices. Suddenly, Connecticut is in play as the national campaigns scramble for delegates and move to...
  • CT GOP (Emerson): Trump 50, Kasich 26, Cruz 17

    04/12/2016 11:11:57 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 32 replies
    Emerson Polling ^ | 4/12/16 | Emerson College Polling Society
    Trump leads large statewide and in every CD. 28 Total Delegates at stake. April 10-11. 254 Likely GOP Voters. MOE: 5.2%
  • Guess which states lost retail jobs while hiring overall increased?

    04/09/2016 6:52:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | April 9,2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The first one is probably fairly obvious to any of you who follow this site regularly. North Dakota has seen a drastic cut in energy production jobs due to sustained low oil prices and it’s dragging down every other sector with it. But the other two may not be as intuitive. It’s probably no coincidence that Connecticut and Massachusetts, the first two states to approve hikes in their statewide minimum wage to north of $10 an hour, now stand out because of retail-employment contractions. Massachusetts has lost 2,200 retail jobs since employment in the sector peaked last July, seasonally adjusted...
  • Cruz will be eliminated after New York; Trump will then say “It’s me or Romney.” Good luck GOPe

    04/08/2016 8:57:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 53 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/8/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The worst 10 days of Donald Trump’s campaign got him whooped by Ted Cruz in Wisconsin. Nevertheless, Trump’s chances of winning the Republican nomination on the first ballot are good. Trump continues to lead Cruz in states/territories won and has a 226 delegate lead. The math is foreboding for Cruz. He has 517 delegates. There are just 769 delegates to be awarded. This means Cruz must win 720 of these 769 remaining delegates to reach the required 1237 and win a first round nomination. Trump has won 743 delegates so he must win 494 of the remaining 769. This gives...
  • Newtown (CT) teacher arrested at school, accused of having gun

    04/06/2016 6:48:13 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    A teacher in the Connecticut town that was site of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history was arrested Wednesday after police say he brought a gun onto school grounds. Jason M. Adams, a teacher at Newtown Middle School, was carrying a concealed firearm for which he had a permit, Newtown police said. He was stopped inside the school by security personnel Wednesday before 9 a.m., the Newtown Public School District and police said. Newtown police said Adams faces a charge of possession of a weapon on school grounds, a Class D felony, according to Connecticut law. Adams,...
  • 2 Arrested After Dispute Over Crab Legs Turns Violent

    04/04/2016 9:46:31 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 104 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | 4/4/2016 | Staff
    Police in Manchester, Connecticut arrested a husband and wife after an argument at Royal Buffet got out of hand on Saturday night.Manchester police say they were called to 410 West Middle Turnpike for a dispute that started as an argument over crab legs at the buffet table and escalated into a physical confrontation. During the scuffle, a 21-year-old man was punched in the face and lost a tooth.That man's mother jumped in and used pepper spray on her son's attackers. Her actions were in self-defense and she is not facing any charges, according to police. Police arrested Clifford Knight, 45,...
  • John Kerry Threatens to Kill President Bush on Bill Maher (2008)

    03/30/2010 2:40:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies · 1,020+ views
    Feed Blog ^ | October 8, 2006 | Kevin Burton
    John Kerry Threatens to Kill President Bush on Bill Maher http://feedblog.org/2006/10/08/john-kerry-threatens-to-kill-president-bush-on-bill-maher/ The recent episode of Bill Maher was awesome. Robin Williams and Richard Clarke were great but what I found really interesting was when John Kerry seemingly threatens to kill President Bush (which is a crime). (Maher asks Kerry what he got his wife for her birthday) kerry: I did not get her catchup *laughs* maher: … you could have gone to New Hampshire and killed two birds with one stone. *laughs* kerry: I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone. *laughs* (You...
  • Dem says Russian subs 'dangerously close' to U.S.

    03/21/2016 10:32:58 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/21/16 | Joel Gehrke
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is deploying nuclear-armed submarines "dangerously close" to the United States and European allies, a Senate Democrat said following a trip to the Arctic Circle. "No one is suggesting that Putin is contemplating a nuclear launch against a NATO country, but it's not clear how tethered to reality Putin is," Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy told reporters Monday. "And it should make us nervous that many of his submarines are starting to get dangerously close to the U.S. and our allies." Murphy made the comments while arguing that the U.S. Navy needs to pursue an aggressive plan to...
  • CT Bill Would Confiscate Guns Before Allegations of Abuse Proven

    03/18/2016 4:35:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 16, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    A new bill introduced in Connecticut changes state law so that guns are confiscated from the subject of a protective order the moment the request for the order is filed rather than waiting until the accused has an opportunity to have his or her case heard by a judge. The measure is supported by state senator Mae Flexer (D-Killingly), who says, "The minute a woman comes forward and asks for a temporary restraining order is the most dangerous moment of her life." Opponents of the measure point out that the request for a protective order on the accusation of criminal...
  • Democrats propose allowing Puerto Rico to declare bankruptcy

    03/14/2016 12:13:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 14, 2016 | Peter Schroeder
    Senate Democrats have unveiled legislation to alleviate Puerto Rico’s debt woes, urging that the island be allowed to declare bankruptcy on all of its debt. The bill, released Monday, would allow the U.S. territory to restructure its $72 billion in outstanding debt and create a fiscal oversight board for the island. “For the 3.5 million American citizens living on the island of Puerto Rico, time is running short,” said Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), one of the bill’s sponsors. “Congress has to act immediately to fix the federal funding shortfalls and give Puerto Rico the tools it needs to fully restructure...
  • Boston bombing survivor dies in car crash

    03/07/2016 1:24:35 PM PST · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/7/2016 | Natalie O'Neill
    A college student who miraculously survived the Boston bombing — and was featured in an iconic rescue photo from the tragedy — died in a car crash in Dubai, her mom said Monday. We are stunned, shocked and heartbroken,” Jill McGrath, mother of Victoria McGrath, told NBC in an email. The beautiful 23-year-old Northeastern student, a native of Weston, Connecticut, was in a car with fellow student Priscilla Perez Torres during the fatal accident, according to a spokeswoman for the university.