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  • Connecticut Gun Theft Victim Gets Rest Of His Guns Taken By Police

    10/16/2019 12:15:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 10/9/19 | Tom Knighton
    One thing lawmakers should consider when they pass a law isnít just how it will be enforced but also how that enforcement will sway peopleís behavior. For example, the idea behind the death penalty is, in part, that executing people will dissuade others from committing such heinous crimes. Thatís the goal.However, sometimes the enforcement may actually push people into behaving very differently than originally intended.A case last week in Connecticut is just such an example. Sgt. Jennifer Pinto said police were called to Reynolds Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a car burglary that involved...
  • Harold Bloom, Critic Who Championed Western Canon, Dies at 89

    10/14/2019 1:23:28 PM PDT · by Borges · 33 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/14/2019 | Dinitia Smith
    Harold Bloom, the prodigious literary critic who championed and defended the Western canon in an outpouring of influential books that appeared not only on college syllabuses but also ó unusual for an academic ó on best-seller lists, died on Monday at a hospital in New Haven. He was 89. His death was confirmed by his wife, Jeanne Bloom, who said he taught his last class at Yale University on Thursday.
  • Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds

    10/10/2019 2:04:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 196 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 06:11 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY AND REBECCA KHEEL
    President Trump is barreling toward a showdown with Congress over his decision to pull back U.S. troops in northern Syria despite widespread opposition. The announcement, which caught leadership and traditional GOP allies flatfooted, sparked a wave of condemnation, with Republicans calling it a ¬ďdisaster in the making,¬Ē a ¬ďcatastrophic mistake¬Ē and a ¬ďterrible decision.¬Ē Lawmakers are already weighing how to respond to Trump¬ís decision, setting the stage for a high-profile clash with Trump as soon as Congress returns from a two-week break on Monday. ¬ďCongress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this decision,¬Ē said Rep. Liz...
  • The Ukrainian MP Who Leaked Paul Manafortís Secrets Speaks to Tablet

    04/12/2017 12:41:35 AM PDT · by Fedora · 39 replies
    Tablet ^ | 04/10/2017 | Vladislav Davidzon
    Serhiy Leshchenko, the Ukrainian MP who leaked evidence of Paul Manafortís systematic corruption to The New York Times, kicking off the latest round of Trump-Russia scandals, is a former investigative journalist famed for his pedantic and forensic habits in parliament. . .Leshchenko and some of his journalist reformer friends, such as Mustafa Nayem, were brought into Ukraineís parliament by President Petro Poroshenko on his winning parliamentary slate in 2014 as a way of showcasing his reformist credentials. Leshchenko has since become a fierce critic of Poroshenko, whose parliamentary faction he has never left. . .[Q:] Letís return to Paul Manafort....
  • Judge dismisses high-tax states' lawsuit against Trump tax deduction limits

    09/30/2019 10:24:00 AM PDT · by Conserv · 22 replies
    A federal judge handed the Trump administration a win Monday, dismissing a lawsuit from states with high taxes. The lawsuit asked U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken to block the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's limit on how much people can deduct in state and local taxes (SALT). The provision effectively raised the tax burden on citizens of high-tax states.
  • Connecticut Atty General Tong sees job as battling Ďprofound threatí of Trump administration

    10/01/2019 4:04:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | October 1, 2019 | Josh Kovner
    Connecticut Attorney General William Tong and his 26 Democratic colleagues across the country are acting essentially as one organism as they challenge the Trump administration on nearly every front ‚Ā†¬ó immigration, health care, women¬ís rights, the environment, gun control and social justice. Tong, who took office in January, said the Trump era ¬ďin many ways is posing an unprecedented risk to our country, not just a momentary threat, but a profound threat that colors a lot of what we are forced to talk about and confront.¬Ē As such, he¬ís unapologetic about the crush of press releases flowing out of his...
  • Why He Should Stay (1998 pro-Clinton editorial from CT Post, which says Trump should resign)

    09/28/2019 8:15:39 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 5 replies
    Connecticut Post ^ | September 25, 1998 | Editorial
    PRESIDENT CLINTON should stay in office, at least for now. Independent counsel Kenneth Starr, in his 445-page report to Congress, presented a disturbing portrait of a president who engaged in a stunningly reckless affair with a White House intern, and then took extraordinary means to conceal it. It is now clear that Clinton not only lied about his sexual relationship under oath, but he repeated that lie in a memorably emphatic public statement and in private conversations with his closest advisers.For seven months, Clinton went to great lengths to avoid a confrontation with the truth about his relationship with Monica...
  • Connecticut newspaper calls on Trump to resign, citing 'damning evidence' from Ukraine call

    09/28/2019 6:37:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 28, 2019 | Jessica Campisi
    One of Connecticutís largest newspapers on Friday published an editorial calling on President Trump to resign, citing ďdamning evidenceĒ that surfaced this week surrounding his interactions with Ukraine. ďEven given the incredibly fast pace of news in the Trump era, the speed with which the Ukraine scandal has moved from vague complaint to impeachable offense has been stunning,Ē reads the editorial published by the Connecticut Post, the stateís second-largest newspaper by circulation. ďThough weíre still at the beginning of the process, there is already a mountain of evidence implicating President Donald Trump with conduct far outside the accepted norms of...
  • PRESIDENT TRUMP Hammers Crooked Democrat Senators Menendez, Durbin, Murphy and Leahy for Threatening

    09/25/2019 6:07:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 9/25/2019 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced impeachment investigations against President Donald Trump for allegedly putting pressure on Ukrainian President Zelensky to investigate the Biden Crime Family for laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars from Ukraine. The bogus accusations were based on hearsay from an anti-Trump ďwhistleblowerĒ who supports a rival political opponent. On Wednesday the transcript of the call between President Trump and President Zelensky was released. By late Wednesday morning we all know the allegations were false. President Trump did not put pressure on the Ukrainian leader and did not even bring up the subject with him during...
  • Democratic Voting Fraud--The Bridgeport, CT Democratic Mayoral Primary "Absentee Ballots" Trick

    09/24/2019 11:45:17 AM PDT · by cgbg · 34 replies
    The CT Mirror ^ | September 11, 2019 | Mark Pazniokas
    Bridgeport Connecticut September 2019 Democratic Mayoral Race Blatant Voter Fraud
  • Democrats are now trying to blackmail the Supreme Court

    09/04/2019 11:15:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 04 2019 | Marc Thiessen
    In 2017, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) accused President Trump of showing ďa disdain for an independent judiciary that doesnít always bend to his wishesĒ after Trump criticized a judge who ruled against his administration. Senate Democrats, by contrast, have launched an unprecedented attempt to actually bend the Supreme Court to their wishes ó threatening to restructure the court if the justices do not rule as they see fit. The threat came over the Supreme Courtís decision to hear a challenge to New York Cityís restrictions on how gun owners who have residential permits can transport their guns. In...
  • Russia denies Republican, Democratic senators visas for delegation trip

    08/27/2019 11:27:47 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 15 replies
    ABC by Yahoo! ^ | August 28, 2019
    Two U.S. senators say that they were denied visas as part of an official delegation to Russia for talks with their counterparts in the country's parliament. Amid tensions over arms control, human rights, and Russian aggression in Ukraine, Venezuela, and Syria, it's a sign of the frayed ties between Washington and Moscow, despite President Donald Trump's consistent calls for better relations with President Vladimir Putin's government -- including its readmission to the G-7. Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Democrat Chris Murphy of Connecticut were scheduled to leave on their trip next week, according to aides, with stops in Ukraine,...
  • Report: Hollywood Trade Association Executive Fired from MPAA After Arrest

    08/27/2019 6:40:52 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08-27-19 | Matthew Boyle
    Charles Rivkin, former President Barack Obamaís former ambassador to France and a former top State Department official under Obama who was Obamaís 2008 campaign co-chair and has since taken over the MPAA as its chairman, announced on Monday morning to the board of the MPAA that Fabrizio has been terminated as a result of the arrest.Rivkin took over the MPAA from former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), a longtime top Democrat who ran for president and has deep connections in Washington. When he retired from the Senate in 2011 after 30 years, he took the job at MPAA as its chairman....
  • Cop disciplined for handling of dispute at abortion provider

    08/24/2019 11:40:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    WTNH.COM ^ | AUG 23, 2019 | AP
    <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) ó A Hartford police officer who responded to a city clinic that provides abortions has been disciplined for the way he treated a clinic volunteer.</p> <p>The Hartford Courant in a story published Friday reported that Officer Michael Flynn was disciplined for a discourteous attitude in his handling of the March incident outside the Hartford GYN Center. Interim Chief Jason Thody says Flynn was counseled by his patrol captain and ordered to get retrained on procedural justice.</p>
  • 5 men, 1 woman face sex charges after conservation area arrests in Fairfield (ct.)

    08/23/2019 7:08:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 38 replies
    Fox61 ^ | 8-22-19 | Fox61
    Six people ranging in age from 62 to 85 face sex charges after being arrested in a conservation area in Connecticut. Police say the six, five men and an 85-year-old woman, were involved in lewd and sexual activity in the Grace Richardson Conservation Area in Fairfield earlier this month. Police say the area was being publicized on the internet as an area for people to meet and have sex. Police say they set up surveillance in the area and observed several violations. Those arrested face charges ranging from breach of peace to public indecency. They were released on promises to...
  • Investigators: Yale Prof Performed Sick, Sexual ĎMedical Examsí on Students at Offshore Research

    08/21/2019 8:17:19 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies ^ | 8/21/19 | Andrew J. Sciascia
    Full title: Investigators: Yale Prof Performed Sick, Sexual ¬ĎMedical Exams¬í on Students at Offshore Research Site A former Yale professor and student advisor allegedly sexually assaulted and performed depraved genital and rectal ‚Äėexams‚Äô on several student research assistants throughout his career, investigators revealed this week.Dr. D. Eugene Redmond ‚ÄĒ a¬†Yale¬†School of Medicine psychiatry professor of 44 years ‚ÄĒ sexually assaulted five students at a research location on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, according to an independent investigation carried out by former U.S. Attorney Diedre Daly.Daly‚Äôs damning¬†54-page report¬†only scratches the surface, the¬†New York Postreported, as Redmond stands accused of sexually...
  • Economist reacts to high numbers of New Yorkers fleeing to Florida because of high state taxes

    08/20/2019 7:22:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20 Aug 2019 | Frank Miles
    Heritage Foundation chief economist Steve Moore reacted to the high numbers of New Yorkers who are fleeing to Florida because of high state taxes. ďThis is the big demographic story of our country that may be the biggest economic story,Ē Moore said on "The Daily Briefing." He said there are ďfour states of the apocalypseĒ Ė New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Illinois Ė which have the most residents fleeing over high taxes and huge budget problems. They are leaving for Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and North Carolina. ďYou can buy a house just with the money you save on...
  • GOP wins crushing victory in 2 Special Elections (PA & SC).

    08/20/2019 7:58:22 PM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 48 replies
    PA votes ^ | 08/20/2019 | PA SOS
    Remember in 2017-2018 when the media hyped every special election as a disaster for the GOP. Remember when certain Freepers would post "THE SKY IS FALLING" on every special election? Well... Two GOP won two state legislative special elections tonight by crushing margins: Republican David Rowe Defeated Democrat Jennifer Rager-Kay in the 85th Legislative District in Pennsylvania by a 62.62%-37.38% Margin. This is a R+18 seat, and Rowe won by 25 points. Republican Patrick Haddon defeated Democrat Carrie Counton 60.99% - 39.01% in South Carolina Legislative District 19. This is a R+13 seat, and Haddon won by 21 points. While...
  • SCOTUS Is Considering Hearing This 2A Case...And Dem Senators Aren't Happy

    A handful of Democratic Senators signed onto an amicus curiae brief in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York,†defending New York City's blatant attack on the Second Amendment. For years, those who live in NYC could transport handguns, as long as it was to a few select gun ranges in the area. If you were a gun owner in NYC and wanted to take your firearm outside of city limits to a different gun range, that wasn't allowed.The Senators who signed alongside New York City include Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Mazi Hirono (HI), Richard Blumenthal (CT),...
  • Graham to offer bipartisan 'red flag' bill with Trump's support

    08/05/2019 10:42:57 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/19 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Monday that he will introduce bipartisan legislation encouraging states to create "red flag" laws and that President Trump is "very supportive" of the idea. Graham, in a statement, said he has reached a deal with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on a bill that would start a federal grant program to help and encourage states to create "'red flag' protection order" laws, which are meant to make it easier for law enforcement to identify mentally ill people who should be banned from purchasing guns. ďThese grants will be given to law enforcement...