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  • Taking on the system: ‘Dreamers’ are getting law degrees

    05/24/2018 6:52:20 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 36 replies
    Denia Perez’s parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called “Dreamers” to earn a law degree. And now, she and others are using their lawyerly know-how to take on the system so they can legally practice. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young immigrants who entered the U.S. before 2007 and before their 16th birthday to go to school under temporary renewable work permits, became law in 2012. That means the first beneficiaries have now had just enough time to graduate...
  • 19 states sue Trump admin to keep funding Planned Parenthood

    05/21/2018 12:09:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/21/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    LOS ANGELES, California, May 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- California’s Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading a coalition of 20 attorneys general, representing 19 states plus Washington, D.C., opposing a Trump administration rule change that prioritizes abstinence education over contraception distribution in family planning funds. In February, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that abstinence messages and natural family planning methods would be given priority in distributing $260 million worth of family planning grants. The announcement did not mention artificial birth control. In response, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin, as well as the American...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,May 21-25,2018

    05/21/2018 8:15:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl
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  • Connecticut labeled “untruthful” for hiding $10 billion in retiree healthcare costs

    05/20/2018 10:03:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Yankee Institute for Public Policy. ^ | May 18, 2018 | Marc E. Fitch
    Connecticut’s official balance sheets will be noticeably worse next year due to changes in how the state reports its retiree healthcare liabilities... Truth in Accounting issued Connecticut a failing grade based on its 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and said the state is “hiding” $10.4 billion in retiree healthcare debt. “Connecticut’s financial condition is not only concerning, but also misleading as government officials failed to disclose significant amounts of retirement debt on the state’s balance sheet,” the report says. “As a result, residents and taxpayers have been presented with an inaccurate and untruthful accounting of the state government’s finances.” According...
  • Tests on skull fragment cast doubt on Adolf Hitler suicide story

    10/01/2009 7:17:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 51 replies · 2,095+ views
    Bone with bullet hole found by Russians in 1946 came from an unknown woman, not the German leader Tests on skull fragment cast doubt on Adolf Hitler suicide In countless biographies of Adolf Hitler the story of his final hours is recounted in the traditional version: committing suicide with Eva Braun, he took a cyanide pill and then shot himself on 30 April 1945, as the Russians bombarded Berlin. Some historians expressed doubt that the Führer had shot himself, speculating that accounts of Hitler's death had been embellished to present his suicide in a suitably heroic light. But a fragment...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,May 14-18,2018

    05/14/2018 6:14:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl
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  • Connecticut school calls police after student makes, points Lego gun at classmates

    05/12/2018 1:06:01 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2018 | Bobby Martinez
    Police were called to a school in Connecticut after a student built a gun out of Legos, according to a local news report. Authorities were called to Jepsen Magnet School in New Haven after a student, who has not been identified, “made the gun and started pointing it at the other kids,” FOX61 reported. In a statement, a spokesperson for New Haven Public Schools told the news station that “school leaders and local police partners were able to investigate and resolve the issue internally with use of restorative practices.”
  • Where New York stands on 5 big transportation projects

    05/09/2018 7:55:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    City & State ^ | April 29, 2018 | Rebecca C. Lewis
    Getting from point A to point B should, theoretically, be a relatively simple task. But in order to travel, the transportation infrastructure needs to be in place and up to par. Across the state, major projects are underway to repair and update that infrastructure so that New Yorkers can get where they need to go – whether that’s through the air, over land or over water. Though some may be on track to be completed while others wallow in planning, here are five major projects underway that should make it easier for New Yorkers to get around.Gov. Mario M. Cuomo...
  • Connecticut To Give Its Electoral College Votes To National Popular Vote Victor

    05/07/2018 2:19:36 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 141 replies
    MSN ^ | 5-7-2018 | Dominique Mosbergen
    Connecticut’s legislature has passed a bill that would give the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationally. The state Senate voted 21-14 on Saturday to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which includes 10 states and the District of Columbia. The state House passed the measure last week, 77 to 73. The compact requires its members to cast their Electoral College ballots for the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. The agreement goes into effect once states representing at least 270 electoral votes — the number needed for a candidate...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,May 7-11,2018

    05/07/2018 8:31:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | May 7, 2018 | Jim Vicevich
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  • Connecticut To Give Its Electoral College Votes To National Popular Vote Victor

    05/07/2018 8:29:42 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 171 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 7, 2018 | Dominique Mosbergen
    Connecticut’s legislature has passed a bill that would give the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationally. The state Senate voted 21-14 on Saturday to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which includes 10 states and the District of Columbia. The state House passed the measure last week, 77 to 73.
  • Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's 1975 murder conviction vacated

    05/04/2018 12:51:41 PM PDT · by Puppage · 69 replies
    WTNH.COM ^ | 05/04/2018 | WTNH.com Staff
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - The Connecticut Supreme Court has overturned the 1975 murder conviction of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel. The Hartford Courant reports that the Connecticut Supreme Court voted 4-3 that Skakel's trial lawyer was so ineffective, that his right to a fair trial was violated. Skakel was convicted in the murder of his friend, Martha Moxley, when the two were neighbors in Greenwich. Skakel has been free since late 2013 while the court considered this latest appeal. He is expected to remain free unless state prosecutors make what many lawyers predict would be an unlikely decision to retry him...
  • State police issue safety warning after ‘chilling’ crash

    05/04/2018 8:14:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | April 27, 2018 | Tara O'Neill
    After a crash that state police called chilling, the agency has issued a reminder about highway safety. Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, state police Troop G in Bridgeport and West Haven fire units and emergency medical services responded to a crash on Interstate 95 northbound near exit 43 in West Haven. The call reported a crash involving two tractor trailers. But when troopers arrived at the scene, they found a more serious crash and closed the highway. The crash involved four tractor trailers and a Toyota Corolla. “Troopers, firefighters and EMS immediately checked on the crash victims and, despite what...
  • Explosion, fire reported at Connecticut home amid barricade situation

    05/02/2018 9:17:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Matt Richardson
    There were reports of a hostage situation and a man with bombs inside the home, although that wasn't immediately confirmed. Neighbors also reported shaking following the blast. ... “We don’t know if she is safe right now, but we believe she is. That was really the flash point on what happened here today," North Haven’s First Selectmen Michael Freda said. "Apparently there was a very very serious domestic dispute and it manifested itself to this explosion you saw here a few minutes ago.” It was not immediately known if any children were inside the home, Freda said. Firefighters worked to...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,April 30-May 4,2018

    04/30/2018 6:23:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
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  • How Democrats Suppressed the #MeToo Movement in the Party - Greenfield

    04/29/2018 6:54:09 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    FrontPage ^ | April 27, 2018 | Greenfield
    How Democrats Suppressed the #MeToo Movement in the Party Threats, blacklisting and sex scandals in the feminist party. April 27, 2018 Daniel Greenfield aniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. A funny thing happened to the #MeToo movement in the Democrat Party. While #MeToo burned a fiery trail through the media, leaving behind the wrecked careers of top talent, after suffering some initial losses, the Democrats built a firewall by ruthlessly targeting activists. Their approach was eerily similar to that of Harvey Weinstein....
  • Connecticut lawmakers pass measure to give electoral votes to presidential candidate who

    04/27/2018 4:30:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 26, 2018 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    The Connecticut state House passed a measure Thursday that would give the state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who won the popular vote, if enough states promise to do the same. The bill would have the state join an interstate compact that grants participating states’ votes to candidates who win the popular vote, the Hartford Courant reported. However, the compact doesn’t go into effect until enough states join for the group to have 270 electoral votes — the amount a presidential candidate must earn to win the Electoral College.  Ten states have joined the group so far, representing a total of...
  • Kelo's Demolished 'Little Pink House' Stands as a Monument to Injustice

    04/26/2018 5:56:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2018 | Veronique de Rugy
    The United States is supposed to be the "land of the free," a country where individualism and private property are sacrosanct. Yet it's difficult to maintain this belief while watching Courtney Moorehead Balaker's newly released movie, "Little Pink House." The film portrays the real-life story of the determined families who fought to protect their homes in New London, Connecticut, during and after city officials' shameful attempts to evict them starting in 1998. Shockingly, in 2005, it was the Supreme Court that inflicted the ultimate defeat to the homeowners, who lost everything in the process. Depressing, right? Actually, the movie turns...
  • Mock Shooting Alarms Crowd, Triggers Police Response At Movie Theater In CT

    04/25/2018 8:20:19 AM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | April 24, 2018 | Tony Aiello
    STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – The sound of gunfire and someone shouting “Everybody down, everybody” shocked moviegoers sitting in the lobby of the Bow Tie Majestic 6 movie theaters Sunday night, but the incident appears to have been a juvenile prank. Five children ranging in ages from 10 to 16 were arrested and face both criminal charges and potential school disciplinary action after police say they used toy cap guns to stage the mock attack in Stamford, reports CBS2’s Tony Aiello. Police say three members of the group had noisy toy guns and fired them in the theater while shouting “everyone...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich, M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM,EDT,April 23-27,2018

    04/23/2018 8:21:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl
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