<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut Political News, NY and CT Politics, and More]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:48:34 -0400 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:48:34 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Segarra Campaign Questions Motives of Bronin's Wife]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:01:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bronins00000000.jpg
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra supported Sara Bronin many times in the past, but now he's questioning her intentions as the race for mayor intensifies between Segarra and Bronin's husband.]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Mayoral Candidates Hit Airwaves]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:43:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/segarra+bronin+hartford.jpg
Both Hartford mayoral candidates have purchased time on the air in recent days to try to reach voters on television.]]>
<![CDATA[Clinton Says Biden Has 'Very Difficult' Decision]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:16:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_697432409813.jpg
Hillary Clinton pledged to run her campaign as usual, in spite of speculation about Vice President Joe Biden joining the race. Clinton said Biden has a "very difficult decision" to make about the 2016...

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<![CDATA[Blumenthal Lone CT Holdout on Iran Nuclear Deal]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:08:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Richard+Blumenthal+December+2012.jpg
Sen. Richard Blumenthal is the only member of Connecticut's Congressional Delegation who has not yet endorsed the Obama Administration's nuclear deal with Iran.

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<![CDATA['I'm Not a Bully': Trump Defends Ejecting Anchor]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:57:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_865379311727-ramos-trump-iowa.jpg
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wrangled with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos over his immigration policies in an extended — and occasionally personal — exchange, leading to the journalist's...

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<![CDATA[Governor in Talks to Keep GE in Connecticut]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:07:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GEPIC8252015.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy revealed this week that his administration has been in close talks with GE to try to keep the company and its 800 employees in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Fox Chief Defends Kelly, Says Trump Should Apologize]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:49:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/trump-kelly-AP_511867665203.jpg
Fox News chief Roger Ailes said Tuesday that Donald Trump owes the network's Megyn Kelly an apology for an unprovoked Twitter attack that "is as unacceptable as it is disturbing," but Trump isn't backing

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<![CDATA[Governor Names New Chief of Staff]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:42:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Brian+Durand.JPG
Gov. Dannel Malloy has named a new chief of staff.

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<![CDATA[Trump Doubles Down on Building Border Wall at Ala. Rally]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 23:01:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-484797712-Trump-Alabama-Rally.jpg
Thousands of people showed up to hear Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump speak at an Alabama rally Friday, in which the business tycoon vowed, "we're going to make America better than it's...

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<![CDATA[Trump Poses With Bald Eagle for Time Magazine]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:20:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/Trump-Time-Cover.jpg
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump posed with a bald eagle at his New York City office for a spread in this week’s issue of Time magazine. The 27-year-old eagle, named uncle Sam, was flown in from Texas and...
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<![CDATA[Senator Calls for Federal Restrictions on Drones]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:18:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dronestill082015.jpg
Today, Sen. Richard Blumenthal sent a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, demanding that the aviation watchdog implement rules governing drone usage that were due a year ago.

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<![CDATA[Walker Agrees with Trump on Ending Birthright Immigration]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 19:17:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/scott+walker+new.jpg
Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin and GOP presidential candidate, said Monday that he agrees with Donald Trump's position that the United States should end the practice of allowing children...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Draws Big Crowds at Iowa State Fair, Town Hall]]> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 01:12:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_331484957977.jpg
Bernie Sanders may not leave Iowa as popular as the pork chop on a stick or fried PBJ — but the Democratic candidate rolled into the Iowa State Fair to a crowd that wrapped around to the back of the soapbox...

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<![CDATA[Trump: Undocumented Immigrants 'Have to Go']]> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 08:17:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_879695016320.jpg
Donald Trump would reverse President Obama's executive orders on immigration and deport all undocumented immigrants from the U.S. as president, he said in an exclusive interview with NBC's Chuck Todd. "We're...

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<![CDATA[Trump Calls Boston Mayor a 'Clown']]> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 09:57:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Donald-Trump-Michigan.jpg
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was back in New Hampshire on Friday after a recent poll showed his numbers in the state are slipping. Trump hosted a packed rally at Winnacunnet High School...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Video Juxtaposed Obama with 'Jihadi John']]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:44:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_464150734673.jpg
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump posted a video on his Instagram account Thursday showing a masked ISIS executioner, accusing Democrats of "having fun" as foreign policy crises erupt around...

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<![CDATA[Gore Not Considering 2016 Run, Source Says]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:19:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/al+gore+serious.jpg
Former presidential candidate Al Gore will not seek a presidential run in 2016 despite rumors to the contrary, a top Democratic Party source told NBC News. A BuzzFeed report Thursday claimed that Gore's...

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<![CDATA[Joe Biden 'Calling Around' About 2016 Run]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:43:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-451068965.jpg
Joe Biden has been calling close friends to discuss the possibility of becoming a presidential candidate for the 2016 election, a longtime Democratic operative and a source close to the vice president told...]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Mayoral Race Heats Up Amid Ads, Endorsements]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:48:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MayorsRacePic00000000.jpg
From advertisements to endorsements and now a debate, the race for Hartford mayor is heating up.

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<![CDATA[Trump on Megyn Kelly: 'What I Said Was Appropriate']]> Sun, 09 Aug 2015 11:35:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_244099086617.jpg
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wasn't backing away Sunday morning from his "blood" comment regarding Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, that prompted the host of the conservative gathering RedState to...

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<![CDATA['Bulletproof': Female Trump Staffer Dismisses Critics]]> Sun, 09 Aug 2015 09:18:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_7695882324921.jpg
The female co-chair of Donald Trump's Iowa campaign slammed those who have criticized the real estate mogul's remarks about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly as sexist and inappropriate. Trump sparked outrage when he...

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