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  • Sound Off Connecticut,M-F, 9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,April 22-26,2019,WTIC AM

    04/22/2019 8:50:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich/Pastor Will Marotti ^ | April 22, 2019 | Jim Vicevich/Pastor Will Marotti
    Good Morning And WELCOME!
  • Judge Christopher Droney to retire, creating vacancy for Trump to fill on 2nd Circuit Court

    04/15/2019 12:59:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    courant.com ^ | 4/15/19 | Edmund H. Mahony
    Federal appeals Judge Christopher F. Droney said Monday that he is retiring from active service, a decision certain to focus attention on how President Trump, who has vowed to remake the federal judiciary, chooses a Connecticut lawyer to fill a vacancy on one of the nation’s most influential courts. Droney notified the judiciary by letter that he will assume senior status June 30 on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As a senior judge, Droney remains a member of the court, but with reduced responsibilities.
  • Judge Droney Taking Senior Status in June, Giving Trump Another 2nd Circuit Pick

    04/16/2019 11:56:36 PM PDT · by Jaysin · 7 replies
    Law.com ^ | 4-15-2019 | Colby Hamilton
    U.S. Circuit Judge Christopher Droney of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit plans to take senior status at the end of June, providing President Donald Trump with yet another appointment opportunity, the judge confirmed to the New York Law Journal Monday. The Hartford-based appellate judge said the decision was driven by a desire to spend more time with his family, including grandchildren. He said while he’ll be taking senior status, he expected to remain an active member of the court and to continue to participate fully. “It’s been a privilege for me to be on the court...
  • Sound Off Connecticut,M-F,9 AM-12NOONPM,EDT,April 15-19,2019,WTIC AM

    04/15/2019 6:24:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | April 15, 2019 | Jim Vicevich/Pastor Will Marotti
    Good Morning And WELCOME! Have A Good And Blessed Holy Week/Easter/Passover!
  • Jews face having to find Passover foods without Stop & Shop

    04/13/2019 4:46:22 PM PDT · by matt04 · 61 replies
    The Stop & Shop at 112 Amity Road, which was open Friday but picketed by striking workers, offers a large selection of foods that are kosher for Passover because of the Jewish population in and near the Westville section, which isn’t as large as it once was but still is sizable. “I’m lucky in that I happen to have done a lot of my Passover shopping. To buy the rest I won’t cross the picket line,” said Rachel Bashevkin of Westville, who is on the board of Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel. Recommended Video She said the Amity Stop & Shop...
  • Elizabeth Warren tells Stop & Shop shoppers, ’Do not cross the picket line’

    04/12/2019 12:01:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 92 replies
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat running for president in 2020, delivered donuts and coffee to picketing Stop & Shop workers in Somerville on Friday, and urged shoppers to take their business elsewhere. “Do not cross the picket line,” Warren said. “Understand people on the picket line are not just fighting for their families. They’re fighting for all our families. They’re fighting for basic fairness and equality in this country.” On Thursday, the unions representing 31,000 Stop & Shop workers across Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut voted to go on strike. Their contract expired in February, and they have...
  • John Kerry clashes with Rep. Thomas Massie on his college degree, climate change: ‘Are you serious?’

    04/12/2019 11:21:16 AM PDT · by detective · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/11/2019 | Kathleen Joyce
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry and Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., had a heated exchange Tuesday over Kerry's education and climate change. Kerry, 75, appeared before the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing to talk about climate change. The incredible exchange began when Massie read a quote Kerry said regarding President Trump’s advisers. “It sounds like you’re questioning the credentials of the president’s advisers, but I don’t think we should question your credentials today. Isn’t it true you have a science degree from Yale?” Massie asked Kerry. Kerry replied that he had a bachelor of arts degree from the university.
  • Blumenthal Demands AG Barr Recant Belief That FBI Spied On Trump

    04/11/2019 7:38:12 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 149 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/11/2019 | David Krayden
    Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is demanding that Attorney General William Barr “retract his unfounded, irresponsible claim that American law enforcement ‘spied’ on the Trump Campaign.” Blumenthal made the remarks in a Wednesday tweet and insisted that “the only spies interfering in the 2016 campaign were Russian ones.”
  • Top Democrats Up In Arms Over Barr’s ‘Spying’ Comment

    04/10/2019 10:15:46 AM PDT · by blam · 144 replies
    TPM ^ | 4-10-2019 | Kate Riga
    Attorney General William Barr’s comment that he thinks “spying did occur” by intelligence agencies on the Trump campaign quickly reverberated outside the Senate committee hearing room, raising the hackles of top Democrats. “The top law enforcement officer of the country should not casually suggest that those under his purview engaged in ‘spying’ on a political campaign,” House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) said in a statement. “This type of partisan talking point may please Donald Trump, who rails against a ‘deep state coup,’ but it also strikes another destructive blow to our democratic institutions.” Schiff’s fellow chairman Jerry Nadler...
  • Sound Off Connecticut,M-F,PAM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,April 8-19,2019

    04/08/2019 8:45:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | April 8, 2019 | Jim Vicevich/Pastor Will Marotti
    Good Morning And WELCOME!
  • Yale Law School Yanks Stipends From Students Who Work For Christian Firms

    04/01/2019 5:00:30 PM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 1, 2019 | Aaron Haviland
    Several weeks ago, I wrote about the challenges of being a Christian and a conservative at Yale Law School. A few days ago, the law school decided to double down and prove my point. After the Yale Federalist Society invited an attorney from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a prominent Christian legal group, to speak about the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, conservative students faced backlash. Outlaws, the law school’s LGBTQ group, demanded that Yale Law School “clarify” its admissions policies for students who support ADF’s positions. Additionally, Outlaws insisted that students who work for religious or conservative public interest organizations such as...
  • Connecticut woman says VP Biden touched her inappropriately at fundraiser in 2009 (trunc, new claim)

    04/01/2019 12:01:35 PM PDT · by abb · 110 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | April 1, 2019 | Neil Vigdor
    A Connecticut woman says Joe Biden touched her inappropriately and rubbed noses with her during a 2009 political fundraiser in Greenwich when he was vice president, drawing further scrutiny to the Democrat and his history of unwanted contact with women as he ponders a presidential run “It wasn’t sexual, but he did grab me by the head," Amy Lappos told The Courant Monday. “He put his hand around my neck and pulled me in to rub noses with me. When he was pulling me in, I thought he was going to kiss me on the mouth.” Lappos posted about the...
  • SCHILLING: New Legislation Would End Women’s Bathrooms, Changing Rooms — In The Name Of Equality

    03/31/2019 7:09:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 13, 2019 | Terry Schilling, American Principles Project
    Donald Trump Jr. is exactly right: when female athletes train their whole lives to be the best at their sport, only to be denied their rightfully earned victory — as well as opportunities for scholarship money — by men who enjoy the performance-enhancing advantages of XY chromosomes, it is indeed a “grave injustice.” But this week, Democrats have introduced legislation to normalize such injustice on a national level through an Orwellian twist of language, calling their bill the “Equality” Act. This bill would make sweeping changes to civil rights laws, replacing our cherished values of freedom and liberty with intimidation...
  • Trump campaign sends memo to television producers warning about 'credibility' (trunc)

    03/25/2019 2:52:47 PM PDT · by grayboots · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/25/2019 | Tucker Higgins
    Full Title: Trump campaign sends memo to television producers warning about 'credibility' of six Trump critics who it says spread false claims about collusion Trump's re-election campaign sent a memo to television producers on Monday instructing them to "employ basic journalistic standards when booking" six current or former government officials that the campaign said "made outlandish, false claims, without evidence" while on air. The memo names: Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., the chair of the House Judiciary Committee Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez John Brennan, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency Rep. Adam Schiff,...
  • Sound Off Connecticut,M-F,PAM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,March 25-29,2019

    03/25/2019 5:19:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | March 25, 2019 | Jim Vicevich/Pastor Will Marotti
    Good Morning And WELCOME To Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich/Pastor Will Marotti!
  • Hundreds of Trump supporters gather outside Trump Tower for a 'Happy No Collusion Day' rally [tr]

    03/23/2019 8:31:14 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 80 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | March 23, | Chantalle Edmunds
    Full Title: Hundreds of Trump supporters carrying placards and wearing MAGA clothing gather outside Trump Tower in New York City for a 'Happy No Collusion Day' rally to celebrate the end of Robert Mueller's Russia probe Local grassroots pro-Trump organizations throughout the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania areas had called supporters to gather, rally and network. [snip] They rallied on the corner of 5th Avenue and 56th Street in New York City, outside Trump Tower. Banners were held aloft emblazoned with a host of different messages, like, 'Happy No Collusion Day' while others showed their support for the...
  • Connecticut Assisted Suicide Bill Would Allow Doctors to Kill Mentally Disabled Patients

    03/22/2019 4:47:40 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 32 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 3/19/19 | Lisa Blumberg
    Let’s not be confused by double speak. The bill (HB 5898) that the Connecticut legislature is poised to consider has nothing to do with “aid in dying.” Aid in dying is palliative care to improve the quality of a person’s remaining life. The World Health Organization views such care as a human right. The bill would not expand desperately needed access to palliative care or expand patient autonomy – patients already have the right to refuse any type of treatment. Instead, the bill concerns the authority of doctors. It sets forth the circumstances under which a doctor could actively prescribe...
  • Audit transportation dollars before considering tolls

    03/20/2019 7:55:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Day ^ | March 3, 2019 | Timothy M. Herbst
    I recently had the privilege of representing residents in eastern Connecticut that were opposed to the construction of the proposed state police gun range immediately adjacent to Pachaug State Forest. I personally thanked Gov. Ned Lamont for keeping his word in opposing this project. In politics, you are only as good as your word. That is why Lamont must also keep his word and not institute tolling on cars in Connecticut. Leaders in Hartford are missing the mark when it comes to tolling. They always seek to find alternate revenue sources through taxes or fees before first examining priorities, spending...
  • Sound Of Connecticut,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,March 18-31,2019

    03/18/2019 7:36:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut ^ | March 18, 2019 | Jim Vicevich/Pastor Will Marotti
    Good Morning And WELCOME To Sound Of Connecticut!
  • Blumenthal: Trump Rhetoric ‘a Factor’ in New Zealand Massacre

    03/16/2019 9:41:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2019 | Pam Key
    Friday on CNN’s “New Day,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said President Donald Trump’s rhetoric was “a factor” in the mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques that left 49 dead. Partial transcript as follows: BLUMENTHAL: A heartbreaking day, and of course our prayers go out to the people of New Zealand, particularly the loved ones and survivors and victims. But words do have consequences and we know that at the very pinnacle of power in our own country people are talking about good people on both sides. CAMEROTA: You mean the president talking about it. I mean I know it’s...