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  • Democrats fold, of course, on Iran sanctions

    01/27/2015 12:01:39 PM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27 at 1:22 PM | Jennifer Rubin
    Unless there is any doubt, the vast majority of Democrats value partisan support for a failed president over support for our own national security and for that of Israel. Hence, they want to delay once again a vote on the Menendez-Kirk bill imposing sanctions on Iran unless it agrees to an acceptable final deal. The bill was introduced more than a year ago. The timing just isn’t right, you see. Will it ever be? A letter by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) signed onto by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.),...
  • Mayor Thanks Sharpton For Climate Change Work, During Blizzard Report

    01/27/2015 3:26:39 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Bridgeport, CT Mayor Bill Finch (D) thanked MSNBC anchor Al Sharpton for “fighting the good fight on climate change” during a report on Winter Storm Juno on Monday’s “PoliticsNation.”
  • Pelosi gropes for a game plan

    01/26/2015 5:25:26 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 1-26-2015 | Lauren French & Anna Palmer
    Pelosi gropes for a game plan Heading into a retreat in Philadelphia, House members say Democrats have no message and no clear strategy to retake the majority. By LAUREN FRENCH and ANNA PALMER 1/26/15 5:36 AM EST Nancy Pelosi has big problems in her ranks. The California lawmaker is facing some of the most serious unrest she’s ever seen in her dozen years as the leader of the House Democrats: Members complain that the party has no message and no clear plan to retake the majority, despite good news on the economy that should have brought rewards at the polls....
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM, January 26-30,2015

    01/26/2015 4:49:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 26-30, 2015 | Jim Vicevich
    Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt Connecticut powerhouse! Are you outside of Connecticut? Start your day off listening to Jim...
  • New York Times columnist ‘fuming’ after son allegedly stopped by Yale police at gunpoint

    01/25/2015 11:00:28 AM PST · by bgill · 70 replies
    yahoo ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | yahoo
    New York Times op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow says he’s “fuming” after his son was allegedly stopped by a Yale University police officer at gunpoint Saturday night because he apparently fit the description of a possible burglary suspect. “So, my son, a 3rd year chem major at Yale was just accosted — at GUN POINT — by a Yale policeman bc he ‘fit the description’ of a suspect,’” Blow tweeted on Saturday. “He was let go when they realized he was a college student and not a criminal.”
  • Democrats announce 'historic pro-choice' bill

    01/21/2015 7:05:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    hill.com ^ | 01/20/15 | Sarah Ferris
    A group of Democrats is hoping to regain ground in their national fight for abortion rights with a bill that makes it illegal for states to “chip away at women’s reproductive rights.” The group, led by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), said it will introduce a “historic pro-choice bill” on Wednesday. The bill directly targets harsh laws recently passed in Texas and Wisconsin, which now face court challenges. “The protections in this measure are more necessary now than ever before in our history because an avalanche of restrictive, reprehensible state laws is drastically reducing fundamental health care...
  • Hartford state rep. apologizes for parking in handicapped space

    01/19/2015 4:43:18 PM PST · by matt04 · 56 replies
    A state representative from Hartford is taking some heat for parking in a handicapped space. An iWitness snapped a photo of the personal car driven by Rep. Brandon McGee with his state-issued license plate parked in the spot at a Dunkin' Donuts on Capitol Avenue, across the street from the State Capitol. The picture was taken Friday. McGee said he issued an apology on his Facebook page. "Thank you for holding me accountable. The other day (Friday to be exact) I made my usual run to D&D and was in a hurry... parked in a handicap parking space... Major no-no....
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,January 19-23,2015

    01/19/2015 6:06:40 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 19-23, 2015 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Muslims Tell Muslims: No Violence, No Terrorism

    01/17/2015 9:46:05 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 36 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 17, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew England, USA — January 17, 2015 … The above mosque is not in Iraq, Syria, Turkey or Iran. But one would have wished it was. The speaker was Dr. Saud Anwar, mayor of South Windsor, Connecticut. Dr. Anwar is respected for saving lives. Saud Anwar is a physician who specializes in Lung Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine of Manchester Memorial and Rockville General Hospitals. Dr. Anwar is involved in humanitarian and peace initiatives nationally and internationally. He is frequently invited to consult for...
  • Connecticut cop who was caught on camera as he repeatedly stomped suspect is found NOT GUILTY of pol

    Full title: Connecticut cop who was caught on camera as he repeatedly stomped suspect is found NOT GUILTY of police brutality A Connecticut police officer was found not guilty Wednesday of violating the civil rights of a man who video showed being stomped and kicked by three cops who’d just tasered him into submission. Clive Higgins was the only officer to plead not guilty in the 2011 incident in which drug dealer Orlando Lopez-Soto was seen in footage being brutalized as he lay face down in the grass following a car chase with police. A jury said Wednesday that Higgins,...
  • Connecticut To Minors: You Can Pick Abortion But Not Chemotherapy

    01/15/2015 2:17:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Federalist ^ | January 14, 2015 | Cheryl Magness
    A 17-year-old girl in Connecticut who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma has decided she does not want to receive chemotherapy to treat her disease. The mother of Cassandra C., as she is known, supports her decision, but the state of Connecticut does not. It has removed Cassandra from her mother’s custody, given itself the authority to make medical decisions on her behalf, and initiated chemotherapy treatments against her will. On January 8, 2015, the Connecticut Supreme Court denied Cassandra’s appeal of the ruling requiring her to undergo treatment and ordered her to continue receiving chemotherapy. If my daughter were...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM January 13-16, 2015

    01/13/2015 7:04:25 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 13-16, 2015 | Jim Vicevich
    Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt Connecticut powerhouse! Are you outside of Connecticut? Start your day off listening to Jim...
  • State Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Teen's Battle Over Forced Chemo [CT, hearing today]

    01/08/2015 7:53:20 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 9 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 01/08/2015 | Josh Kovner
    HARTFORD — For the state's child-protection agency and the cancer doctors at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, there is no debate: 17-year-old Cassandra C. will die of Hodgkin's lymphoma without chemotherapy, and the teen doesn't have the legal standing to reject the treatments on her own. But at a noon hearing Thursday before the state Supreme Court, the justices will consider the constitutional argument from lawyers for Cassandra and her mother, Jackie Fortin, who supports her daughter's decision to reject chemotherapy treatments. The Department of Children and Families won temporary custody of Cassandra at the Superior Court level and Cassandra, of...
  • Victim advocate says Connecticut needs new gun ban

    01/06/2015 10:43:05 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    WTNH ^ | 1-5-15 | Dave Collins
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s new victim advocate is joining other state and federal officials in calling for a stronger gun ban to better protect domestic violence victims. Natasha Pierre took office Monday and technically will be interim victim advocate until the legislature approves her appointment by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. She previously served as policy and legislative director for the state Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and as a legal aid lawyer representing low-income victims of domestic violence. Pierre, 44, of Windsor, said one of her priorities will be pushing state legislators to add a gun ban...
  • Connecticut teen with cancer forced by state to undergo chemo treatments

    01/05/2015 4:35:45 PM PST · by workerbee · 56 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/5/15
    ***SNIP*** Cassandra was taken into temporary custody by DCF in November, and her mother was ordered to cooperate with medical care administered under the agency’s supervision, after the hospital reported her to the agency. Cassandra underwent two chemotherapy treatments before running away from home. When she returned, she refused treatment. The teen’s doctors testified at a trial court hearing, after which it was decided that she was to be removed from her home and remain in DCF custody— and that DCF was authorized to make medical decisions on her behalf. ***SNIP*** “It’s a question of fundamental constitutional rights-- the right...
  • ‘MAN OF THE PEOPLE’: Jeb Bush kicks off 2016 ‘exploration’ in Greenwich, Conn.

    01/05/2015 12:32:51 PM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 5, 2014 | Staff
    Last month, Jeb Bush announced that he would actively explore a run for president in 2016, and it’s never too early to start lining up the dollars: 2016 “exploration” has kicked off: The Republican will raise money for his newly-created leadership PAC at a reception Wednesday in the hometown of his father, former President George H.W. Bush. Proof that not all of Greenwich winters in Florida, a popular tax-Haven for Connecticut residents, Bush will be hosted by an assemblage of relatives and political allies with ties to his father and brother. The excitement among conservatives is not palpable.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,January 5-9,2015,WTIC AM

    01/05/2015 5:47:59 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 5-9, 2015 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • The Unconstitutional State

    01/04/2015 9:10:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    In a cruel twist of fate, Connecticut is nicknamed “The Constitution State.” This small slice of New England, once known as the “Land of Steady Habits,” is these days most famous for its abuse of the property rights — thus abridging the constitutional rights — of its inhabitants. A decade ago, local government officials thought it so important that they be able to take the homes of Susette Kelo and other families in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood, in order to simply hand their property to a ritzy private development — and moreover, to guard that awesome governmental power in perpetuity...
  • Happy New Year!

    01/02/2015 6:46:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 1, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    My old alma mater—the University of Scranton—recently made the news with a year-old study on New Year’s resolutions. Richard Asa reported in the Chicago Tribune on December 16, 2014 that “a 2013 University of Scranton study found that 8 percent of people achieve their New Year's goals. Part of the reason: Resolutions are often not accompanied by an achievable or realistic plan, says Carrie Krawiec, executive director of the Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a practicing therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic in Troy, Mich.” “When it comes to children, ‘parents can start by helping (them) set reasonable...
  • NY Governor vetoes Common Core protections for failing teachers

    12/31/2014 8:03:01 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 31, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Here’s a story which you didn’t expect to see coming out of the New York State government. There was a bill on the table which would have exempted New York teachers from being fired if they received the lowest proficiency ratings based on Common Core guidelines. In a bit of irony, this was a bill that Governor Andrew Cuomo had originally proposed himself. But when it came time to finalize it, Cuomo had harsh words for the current system. Declaring the state’s teacher-evaluation system a joke, Gov. Cuomo on Monday night vetoed legislation that would have barred the use of...
  • Malloy (D-CT) appointees get holiday raises of up to 12%

    12/30/2014 1:27:17 PM PST · by matt04 · 7 replies
    The holidays will be a little merrier for about 200 appointees of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other constitutional officers: They are getting raises ranging from three percent to 12 percent at an annual cost of $1.4 million. The raises were announced by Ben Barnes, who oversees the budget as the secretary of policy and management. His salary jumps by 12 percent, from $186,999 to $209,439. All the raises take effect on Dec. 26. For Barnes and most of the other top officials, including the governor's chief of staff, Mark Ojakian, the raises are the first since joining the Malloy...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,December 29-January 2,2014-15,WTIC AM,EST

    12/29/2014 6:26:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | December 29-January 2, 2014-15 | Jim Vicevich
    Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt Connecticut powerhouse! Are you outside of Connecticut? Start your day off listening to Jim...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,December 22-24,2014

    12/22/2014 7:07:13 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | December 22-24, 2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • [USA] "Gun Control’s" Nazi Connection

    12/20/2014 7:13:38 AM PST · by VA Voter · 21 replies
    Startling evidence suggests that the Gun Control Act of 1968 was lifted, almost in its entirety, from Nazi legislation. snip... We are not the first to have seen this hearing record. But we appear to be the first to have recognized its importance. This hearing record suggests strongly that the late Senator Thomas J. Dodd (D-CT) himself implanted the Nazi Weapons Law into American law, or, at very least, helped others to do so. snip... This original article appeared in Guns and Ammo Magazine May 1993
  • Court Overturns Ex-Army Medic's Weapons Conviction (CT)

    12/16/2014 11:35:23 AM PST · by aimhigh · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/16/2014 | David Collins
    e Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the acquittal of a former Army medic who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for transporting a knife and police baton in his vehicle during a move out of state. Justices issued a 7-0 decision in the appeal of former Clinton resident Jason DeCiccio. The court said part of the state law on illegal possession of weapons in a motor vehicle violates the Second Amendment because it bans people from transporting weapons between residences when they have the right to possess those weapons in their homes.
  • Families of Newtown shooting victims sue gunmaker, seller

    12/15/2014 9:37:46 AM PST · by Boomer · 100 replies
    Fox News - Crime and Courts ^ | December 15, 2014 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. – The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting. The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it was designed for military use and is unsuited for hunting or home defense. "The AR-15 was specifically engineered for the United States military to meet the needs of changing warfare," attorney Josh...
  • America continues to protect gun nuts, even though Newtown remains wounded 2 years after shooting

    12/15/2014 8:15:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 14, 2014 | Mike Lupica
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Peg Brokaw, 95, had missed the early Saturday morning Mass at St. Rose of Lima, on Church Hill Road in Newtown, but said she would go inside and say a prayer, anyway. She has lived in this town a long time, and tells you her son is a retired policeman here, one who still directs traffic in front of the church occasionally. And because this was another December in Newtown, two years now since 20 children and six adults were shot dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary, because Peg Brokaw stood outside what became the church of small coffins in...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,December 15-19,2014

    12/15/2014 6:11:35 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | December 15-19, 2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt Connecticut powerhouse! Are you outside of Connecticut? Start your day off listening to Jim at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT) - you have a conservative/libertarian option on the Internet streaming live! Radio Vice Online (http://radioviceonline.com) is the offical Web site and blog for the Sound Off Connecticut radio program. The site is updated all the time with video clips, commentary, and opinions from Jim, Steve and...
  • Don’t Forget the Children Massacred at Sandy Hook (HURL)

    12/14/2014 7:34:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2014 | John Stoehr
    President Barack Obama has wisely chosen to ignore bipartisan bleating over the lawful use of his executive authority to address pressing issues long championed by the so-called professional left. He has instead decided to flex his muscle, at long last. He struck a deal with China to reduce greenhouse gases by 30 percent over the coming years, pushed for regulating the Internet as a public utility, raised the minimum wage of workers employed by companies with federal contracts, created gender equity rules for such employees and protected from deportation as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. Also, his Environmental Protection...
  • New York City Council Will Weigh Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages ( Follow the money )

    12/08/2014 5:16:53 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    npr ^ | December 08, 2014 | Bill Chappell
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's bill to ban horse-drawn carriages reached the City Council on Monday, in a move to phase out the carriages that often give tours around Central Park. The legislation says that as of June 1, 2016, "it shall be unlawful to operate a horse-drawn vehicle in the city of New York or offer rides to the public on a vehicle drawn or pulled by a carriage horse." ... It also boosts the penalty for breaking horse-carriage rules to a maximum of $25,000 instead of the current $500. The proposed ban was introduced one day after...
  • Sound Off CT With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,December 8-12,2014

    12/08/2014 6:00:42 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | December 8-12, 2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • ObamaCare's costly menu-labeling mandate is destined to fail

    12/07/2014 7:13:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | December 6, 2014 | Jason Pye
    The Food and Drug Administration is going to try its hand at shaming consumers into making healthier choices when they go out to eat. Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, the FDA announced a controversial and expansive rule that will require certain establishments with 20 or more locations -- including chain restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, and movie theaters -- to post calorie information on their menus and menu boards. A separate rule was also issued requiring operators of 20 or more vending machines to post calorie information. Section 4205 of the Affordable Care Act, a provision included in the law...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,December 1-5,2014,WTIC AM

    12/01/2014 5:37:02 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | December 1-5, 2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Image by Cool Text: Free Logos and Buttons - Create An Image Just Like ThisListen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in...
  • Connecticut to offer driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

    11/27/2014 6:54:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/27/2014 | Richard Weizel
    MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut said on Wednesday that it will provide special driver's licenses for illegal immigrants starting next week to help stop them from driving the state's roads unregistered and uninsured. The move comes days after President Barack Obama issued an executive order protecting millions of undocumented immigrants across the country from deportation, which state officials said could boost participation in their drivers' license program. "There are many undocumented immigrants driving without a driver's license who aren’t insured or registered, and we believe making that possible is very important," said Mike Lawlor, Connecticut's undersecretary for criminal justice policy...
  • Ted Cruz: Joe Lieberman for Defense secretary

    11/24/2014 4:02:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 24, 2014 | Seung Min Kim
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has a person in mind to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Joe Lieberman. Cruz floated the former Connecticut independent senator as a “strong” option to succeed Hagel, who announced his resignation earlier Monday. President Barack Obama has not yet named a proposed replacement. “One strong option would be former Sen. Joe Lieberman, a member of the president’s own party with deep experience and unshakable commitment to the security of the United States,” Cruz said. “I urge the president to give him full and fair consideration for this critical position.”(continued)
  • Connecticut life insurance executive stabbed to death running near her home: cops (VIDEO)

    11/24/2014 11:08:41 AM PST · by george76 · 59 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | November 24, 2014 | JASON MOLINET
    A popular bike path became the scene of a gruesome murder late Thursday when a life insurance executive was killed while running near her Connecticut home. Melissa Millan, 54, a triathlete and mother of two, was found stabbed at about 8 p.m. in the Hartford suburb of Simsbury, Conn. Police have stepped up patrols of the bike path and scoured the area on Saturday, but no suspect has been named and the murder weapon has not been recovered, WFSB reported. Millan, a senior vice president who had been with MassMutual Financial Group since 2001, was transported to an area hospital,...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,November 24-28,2014

    11/24/2014 6:15:36 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | November 24-28, 2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Lanza's mental issues went untreated by officials who allowed SH shooter's mother to overpower them

    11/21/2014 12:56:41 PM PST · by matt04 · 60 replies
    Adam Lanza had always been a child in need of help. At age 3, he was referred to special education after he began to exhibit oddly repetitive behaviors and couldn't socialize like most kids. By fourth grade, he had been diagnosed with anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and autism. Yet year after year — as psychiatrists insisted that Lanza should be on treatment and strict medication — his mother Nancy refused to follow through on the requests. She chalked up her son's behavior to a presumed superior intelligence, seeing him as a gifted student, despite testing done by experts showing he...
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • Rosa DeLauro Supports Obama's Executive Action, Doesn't Fear More Gridlock

    11/20/2014 12:23:51 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    wnpr.org ^ | November 20, 2014 | Tucker Ives
    Republican lawmakers are already denouncing President Barack Obama's planned executive action on immigration and the idea of another government shutdown has been floated. But Connecticut Representative Rosa DeLauro says the gridlock is a product of her chamber in Washington. "The House has been recalcitrant. [It] refuses to do it because I believe [that] they believe that it is better to deal with gridlock, and not to move in any direction that the Senate has," said DeLauro. She complimented the Senate's ability to compromise on an immigration bill they eventually passed. When asked if Obama's executive action could result in more...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,November 17-21,2014

    11/17/2014 5:40:02 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | November 17-21, 2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • CT advocates join in pushing Obama to limit deportations

    11/15/2014 7:49:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The CT Mirror ^ | November 14, 2014 | By: ANA RADELAT
    Fed up with inaction from the Obama administration, Jose Luis Piscil, an undocumented worker who lives in New Haven, has sued federal immigration officials to limit deportations -- even as President Obama is on the verge of taking steps to change the status of millions of undocumented workers. Piscil, 26, is one of five immigrants currently in deportation proceedings who filed an official rulemaking petition with the Department of Homeland Security in February, asking the agency to delay deportations of immigrants with ties to the community and no criminal records. Since DHS did not respond, Piscil and the other plaintiffs...
  • Two officers injured, trespasser taken into custody at Groton Naval Submarine Base

    11/14/2014 6:43:27 AM PST · by BronzePencil · 20 replies
    Fox News CT ^ | November 14, 2014 | Samantha Schoenfeld
    GROTON– Two Navy Civilian Police Officers were hurt after an unauthorized person tried to enter the Naval Submarine Base New London.
  • New England coastal communities threatened by feds' ban on cod fishing

    11/12/2014 9:57:04 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2014
    Federal regulators slapped a six-month ban on most cod fishing off New England this week and are threatening to cut next year’s catch by up to 75 percent, in a move some say will destroy the livelihoods of fishermen across the region. ... NOAA announced several measures, including the ban which expands no-fishing zones, on Monday. But fishermen whose livelihoods rely on catching cod, as well as the coastal communities that depend on money coming in from that industry, worry the new regulations will devastate them.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,November 10-14,2014

    11/10/2014 6:12:28 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | November 10-14,2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Man found on fire atop Metro-North train

    11/09/2014 8:17:01 PM PST · by Ray76 · 64 replies
    WTNH-TV (New Haven, CT) ^ | Nov 9, 2014 | Elizabeth Hess and Brian Spyros
    An Ohio man caused a great deal of commotion early Sunday after officials say he was found on the roof of a moving Metro-North train. He was also on fire.
  • Man wearing CCDL shirt temporarily denied his right to vote

    11/07/2014 10:12:36 PM PST · by Daffynition · 45 replies
    videoify.me ^ | Nov 6, 2014 | Andrew Krzeminski
    Poll monitors in Haddam, CT attempt to turn away Andrew Krzeminski and his brother on 11/4/2014 while attempting to vote with a CCDL shirt on. State police officer is called. Camera protects the voter's rights.
  • Undocumented immigrants call Obama’s hand in New Haven

    11/07/2014 6:15:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    New Haven Register (CT) ^ | November 6, 2014 | By Mary E. O’Leary
    Maria Praeli stood crying at the podium as she held the hand of her mother, Chela Praeli. Maria Praeli, 21, has a special status bestowed by President Barack Obama on young adults brought here as children by their undocumented parents that allows her to go to school and work without fear of deportation. But Chela Praeli, a psychiatrist when she was living in Peru, but who now cleans houses for a living, lacks that protection. “The thought of her being taken away from me is unbearable. My mother deserves to be included in President (Barack) Obama’s administrative relief,” she told...
  • Did you know the GOP now controls 66 of 99 state legislative houses?

    11/06/2014 8:18:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/6/2014 | Rick Moran
    Another underreported fact from Tuesday's election is the extraordinary night Republicans had in winning state legislative seats. The GOP now controls two thirds of state legislative houses – 66 of 99 (Nebraska's legislature is unicameral).  They upped the number of states where they control both house and senate to 24 – one more than they had before the election.  And according to this article in Vox, they cut the number of Democratic-held legislatures from 14 to 7. Republicans made historic gains in state legislatures in 2010. They held on in many states in 2012, or made up for losses...
  • Not everyone in New Haven may get to vote (More CT Dem trickery)

    11/04/2014 5:44:41 PM PST · by Third Person · 24 replies
    WTNH ^ | November 4th, 2014 | Jesse Gosselin
    New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven voting officials were overwhelmed with more than 1,000 people who showed up the polls today to register to vote. Large crowds developed at several polling locations across the city, including the Edgewood School in Westville, City Hall, and the Nathan Hill School in the East Shore neighborhood. A New Haven Registrar of Voters told News 8 that crowds they never anticipated would show up on Election Day to register to vote, did show up. They said the mood was peaceful, and people were having fun, but tensions rose when the people in line...