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  • How the candidates for governor would fix the traffic mess (Connecticut)

    10/17/2018 10:51:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | October 13, 2018 | Bill Cummings
    More than 300 bridges in Connecticut — carrying 4.3 million vehicles daily — are considered structurally deficient. Highways in the Bridgeport-Stamford area are so congested motorists waste 49 hours a year in bumper-to-bumper traffic. And 62 percent of Connecticut’s major roads are in such poor condition they cost motorists $681 annually in vehicle repairs, according to TRIP, a national transportation think tank. Given those challenges, the three men seeking to replace Gov. Dannel P. Malloy could be making transportation the centerpiece of their campaigns. But instead, these candidates for governor are offering mostly modest plans to fix the state’s infrastructure...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,October 15-19,2018

    10/15/2018 8:48:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl
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  • Trump’s attacks on Sen. Blumenthal are actually more absurd than Blumenthal’s lies about serving ...

    10/12/2018 1:01:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2018 | Becket Adams
    Full title: Trump’s attacks on Sen. Blumenthal are actually more absurd than Blumenthal’s lies about serving ‘in’ Vietnam It’s always sad when one privileged Ivy Leaguer with five Vietnam deferments attacks another privileged Ivy Leaguer with five Vietnam deferments. President Trump went after Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., this week with an absurd retelling of how the senator once fabricated stories about serving in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine. To be clear, Trump isn’t wrong in calling Blumenthal a liar. The senator most absolutely embellished his record years ago, making it sound as if he served in Vietnam. Blumenthal never served...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump rips into 'Da Nang Dick' Blumenthal, claiming he fabricated tales [tr]

    10/11/2018 3:21:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2018 | Salena Zito
    President Trump singled out Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., as one of the Democrats who most mistreated Brett Kavanaugh during Supreme Court confirmation hearings, branding him a hypocrite and launching into an extended tirade lampooning him making false claims about Vietnam. . . . "I just can't believe, it's because of the media, they've taken so much of it all, " Trump said. "But he, apologized like Jimmy Swaggart. Crying, bawling, because he conned the public when he was Attorney General of Connecticut for 15 years, talking about, 'As I went to Da Nang, bullets left and right. My friends going...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton are going on an arena tour [PROJECTILE VOMITING ALERT]

    10/08/2018 10:17:35 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 55 replies
    Consequence of Sound ^ | 8 Oct 18 | Alex Young
    The former President and former Secretary of State will tour throughout 2018 and 2019 Following the lead of former First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are hitting the road for their very own arena tour. “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton” will feature the Clintons in conversation, sharing “stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service, while also discussing issues of the day and looking toward the future,” according to Live Nation, which is producing the tour.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,October 8-12,2018,WTIC AM

    10/08/2018 7:11:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | October 8, 2018 | Jim Vicevich
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  • We were Brett Kavanaugh’s drinking buddies. We don’t think he should be confirmed.

    10/04/2018 7:12:32 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 213 replies
    WaPo ^ | Oct. 4, 2018 | Charles Ludington , Lynne Brookes and Elizabeth Swisher
    Charles Ludington, Lynne Brookes and Elizabeth Swisher attended Yale University from 1983 to 1987 with Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. We were college classmates and drinking buddies with Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. In the past week, all three of us decided separately to respond to questions from the media regarding Brett’s honesty, or lack thereof. In each of our cases, it was his public statements during a Fox News TV interview and his sworn testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that prompted us to speak out. We each asserted that Brett lied to the Senate by stating,...
  • Lawyer for Clinton campaign and DNC gave FBI documents for Russia probe, sources say

    10/04/2018 3:31:41 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/04/18 | Catherine Herridge
    A top lawyer working with the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign contacted the FBI’s general counsel in late 2016 and provided documents for the Russia probe as federal investigators prepared a surveillance warrant for Trump campaign aide Carter Page, sources close to a congressional investigation told Fox News, citing new testimony. The FBI official who was contacted, James Baker, revealed the exchange to congressional investigators during a closed-door deposition Wednesday. He said Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann initiated contact with him and provided documents as well as computer storage devices on Russian hacking. The sources said Baker described the...
  • Blumenthal Hits Back at Trump for 'Nonsense' Personal Attacks About His Military Service

    10/03/2018 3:29:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Obtober 3, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Tweets at link. On Monday, President Trump defended Brett Kavanaugh in part by tearing apart the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He had particularly choice words for Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who claimed that placing Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court would forever be a "stain" on the institution. He has also stated that Trump's prior reluctance to call an FBI probe into the allegations against the nominee was "tantamount to a cover-up." So, Trump took that as an opportunity to zing Blumenthal this week for fabricating his military service back in 2010. In a campaign speech Monday, Trump gave...
  • Two former Yale classmates withdraw support for Kavanaugh

    10/02/2018 3:27:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/18 | MICHAEL BURKE
    A pair of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's former classmates at Yale Law on Tuesday withdrew their support of him after previously endorsements. Michael Proctor and Mark Osler wrote in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that they can no longer support Kavanaugh's confirmation because of the "nature" of his testimonty in front of the committee last week while addressing accusations of sexual misconduct. “In our view that testimony was partisan, and not judicious, and inconsistent with what we expect from a Justice of the Supreme Court, particularly dealing with...
  • Blumenthal: ‘We Need to Educate the American People’ About Kavanaugh’s Unfitness for the Bench

    10/02/2018 3:32:01 PM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 2, 2018 | Paul Crookston
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) said Tuesday that Brett Kavanaugh’s temperament disqualifies him from the Supreme Court and that Democrats should teach Americans to think likewise. . . . Preventing Kavanaugh from getting onto the Court is a question of "core principles," according to Blumenthal. "I think our core principles and values would be violated," Blumenthal said.
  • Kavanaugh questioned by police after 1985 fight in college bar: report

    10/01/2018 5:29:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 143 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was reportedly questioned by police in 1985 after he was accused of throwing ice on someone during a college bar fight. The New York Times obtained a report from the New Haven Police Department on Monday dating back to when Kavanaugh was an undergraduate student at Yale University. Kavanaugh, then 21 years old, was questioned along with four other men after an early morning altercation at Demery’s bar in September 1985. Kavanaugh was not arrested but was accused of throwing ice on someone for “some unknown reason,” according to the report obtained by The Times....
  • Kavanaugh Was Questioned by Police After Bar Fight in 1985

    10/01/2018 5:16:31 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 150 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 1 Oct 2018 | Emily Bazelon and Ben Protess
    As an undergraduate student at Yale, Brett M. Kavanaugh was involved in an altercation at a local bar during which he was accused of throwing ice on another patron, according to a police report. The incident, which occurred in September 1985 during Mr. Kavanaugh’s junior year, resulted in Mr. Kavanaugh and four other men being questioned by the New Haven Police Department. Mr. Kavanaugh was not arrested, but the police report stated that a 21-year-old man accused Mr. Kavanaugh of throwing ice on him “for some unknown reason.” *** He said that the altercation happened after a UB40 concert, when...
  • Sound Off CT With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,M-F,October 1-5,2018,WTIC AM

    10/01/2018 5:43:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | October 1, 2018 | Jim Vicevich
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  • Democrats walk out of hearing room in protest

    09/28/2018 8:07:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/28/18 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Four Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee walked out of the hearing room in protest after Republicans decided along party lines to schedule a “time certain” vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for 1:30 p.m. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) walked out of the room, causing a burst of activity from photographers in the well of the hearing room who captured the moment. “I strongly object. This is just totally ridiculous. What a railroad job. My answer is no, no, no!” Hirono yelled out shortly before leaving the room....
  • Democratic Sen Dick Blumenthal Calls Kavanaugh ‘Untruthful’ If He Denies Sexual Assault Allegations

    09/26/2018 3:25:27 PM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | September 26, 2018 | Nick Givas
    Democratic Sen. Dick Blumenthal of Connecticut said Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would be “untruthful” if he fails “to acknowledge at least some” of the sexual assault allegations made against him by Christine Blasey Ford at Thursday’s hearing. . . “These allegations are made under oath by a woman, a survivor, who would lose her livelihood if she is incorrect, and … has presented corroborating witnesses,” he continued.
  • Murphy wants government to stop allowing schools to use federal funds to arm teachers

    09/25/2018 12:55:59 PM PDT · by Puppage · 28 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 09/25/2018 | WTNH Staff
    WTNH) - Senator Chris Murphy is urging the U.S. Department of Education to stop allowing school districts to use federal funds to arm teachers. He asked the education panel for research on arming teachers. "Are any of you aware of any data that suggest arming teachers makes our schools safer? Neither am I," he said. Related Content: Connecticut senators speak out against arming teachers In September, Murphy introduced an amendment to a bill that would block federal funds to buy guns. Senate Republicans did not allow for a vote on the amendment.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,September24-28,2018

    09/24/2018 7:00:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl
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  • PD: Woman assaults Hamden deli owner over amount of meat in sandwich

    09/21/2018 11:53:59 AM PDT · by Puppage · 70 replies
    WTNH ^ | 09/21/2018 | Alex Ceneviva
    HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) - A New Haven woman was arrested Monday for allegedly assaulting a Hamden deli owner over the amount of meat in her sandwich. Police say that at around 3 p.m., officers responded to the Krauszer's Food Store at 36 Fairview Avenue on the report of an assault. An investigation revealed that 32-year-old Regina Solomon was upset at the price of a sandwich so she went behind the deli counter and began yelling at the clerk about the amount of meat in the sandwich. Solomon and another man, who has not been identified, then tried to leave the...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,September 17-21,2018

    09/17/2018 6:22:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl
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