<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut Political News, NY and CT Politics, and More]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:05:47 -0400 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:05:47 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Decision 2014: The Q-Poll]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:58:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/visconti+foley+malloy+decision.jpg
This week’s episode of "Decision 2014" focuses on the first Quinnipiac poll of the general election.

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<![CDATA[Visconti Says He'll Be a Factor in November]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:35:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SEGMENT_1_091414_1200x675_328698435972.jpg
Unaffiliated candidate for governor Joe Visconti says all you have to do is look at the numbers in the recent Quinnipiac Poll to see why he’ll be more than a doormat during the November election.

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<![CDATA[Malloy Ad Not Endorsed by NBC Connecticut]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:23:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloyadforweb.jpg
A political advertisement supporting Governor Dannel Malloy began airing on NBC Connecticut and other media outlets on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Rowland's Attorneys Cross-Examine Brian Foley ]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:13:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/brian+foley.JPG
A judge has denied a request by former Gov. John G. Rowland to dismiss federal charges that accused him of trying to create secret consultant roles with two congressional campaigns.

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<![CDATA[Blumenthal Calls on Pharmacies to Stop Selling Tobacco]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:55:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/061314Cigarettes.jpg
CVS, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned, The Associated Press reported. CVS Caremark said it will now...

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<![CDATA[Decision 2014: The Fighting 5th]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:33:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/decision+2014+episode+9.jpg
On this week’s episode of "Decision 2014," the ficus turns to the 5th Congressional District.

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<![CDATA[Esty Battles Greenberg in 5th District]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:30:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/esty+greenberg.jpg
Rep. Elizabeth Esty is fighting off a familiar opponent from the Republican side, GOP candidate Mark Greenberg, in her race to retain Connecticut’s fifth congressional seat.

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<![CDATA[Meet Chuck Todd of "Meet the Press"]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:22:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/090714_LSP_Chuck_Todd_1200x675_325741123764.jpg
David Gregory will leave NBC's "Meet the Press" in September and will be replaced by Chuck Todd, who is currently the NBC News political director and the host of "The Daily Rundown" on MSNBC.]]>
<![CDATA[Social Conservative Group Endorses Foley for Governor]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:10:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/6pfoleystill090414max00000001.jpg
The Family Institute of Connecticut's Political Action Committee decided that the Republican in the race for Connecticut's governor's office is the right man for the job.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonnells Guilty on Most Charges]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:16:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mcdonnell-guilty-AP977255973421.jpg
The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has him trying to prove that his wife's infatuation with the former CEO of a dietary supplements company is proof that the married couple didn't try to...

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<![CDATA[2016 Presidential Contenders Flock to NH]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:26:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rand-paul.jpg
A third American aid worker who has contracted Ebola has been identified as Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, of Boston, according to officials with the aid group SIM USA. The news was announced at an 11 a.m. news conference

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<![CDATA[Decision 2014: The Education Show]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:12:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloy+foley+first+debate.jpg
In Episode 8, CT Mirror's Mark Pazniokas wraps up the first debate of the general election season with George Colli, Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor talks with Max Reiss about what's gone right and...]]>
<![CDATA[Departing Education Chief Reflects on Successes]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:40:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stefan+pryor.jpg
As he prepares to leave his three-year post as Connecticut’s Commissioner of Education, Stefan Pryor says he’s perhaps most of proud of how the dialogue has shifted in and around schools.]]>
<![CDATA[CEO of Access Health CT Heads to Washington]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:25:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Access+Health+CT.jpg
Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan is getting a promotion and leaving the department to take a job in Washington to oversee the federal health exchange.]]>
<![CDATA[Decision 2014: The Democrats Fight Back]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:15:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/decision+2014+episode+7.jpg
On this week’s episode of NBC Connecticut's "Decision 2014," the Democrats fight back following the GOP primary election.

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<![CDATA[Decision 2014]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:31:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+capitol_722_406.jpg
NBC Connecticut's in-depth coverage of the race for governor and other races throughout the state.]]>
<![CDATA[Perry in NH: Charges All Politics]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:03:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/edtAP259994489655.jpg
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate...

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<![CDATA[GOP Staffer in Chicken Suit Faces Charges After Clucking at NH Governor, Senator]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:25:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/zona+chicken+suit.jpg
A GOP state committee staff member has been charged with disorderly conduct after heckling New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Governor Maggie Hassan at this past Saturday's Old Home Day

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<![CDATA[NYC Council Speaker Tweets About HPV Diagnosis, Urges Annual Check-Ups]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:34:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MarkViverito.jpg
In an interview published in the Guardian newspaper, Douglas appeared to blame his own battle with throat cancer on oral sex — although that interpretation was later disputed by one of his representatives.

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<![CDATA[Former Vt. U.S. Sen. Jeffords Dead at 80]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:57:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/James+Jeffords.jpg
The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80. Diane Derby, a former aide,...

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<![CDATA[Decision 2014: General Election Challengers]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:22:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/decision+2014+ep+6+seg+1.jpg
Hear from the gubernatorial challengers on this week’s episode of “Decision 2014.”]]>
<![CDATA[Foley and Somers Make Debut Together]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:21:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FOLEYSOMERS1PIC814.jpg
They're ready to put the primaries behind them and unify the party.]]>
<![CDATA[McKinney Throws Support to Foley]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:20:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FOLEYMCKPICK81314.jpg
They promise to unite the Republican party and work together to defeat Governor Malloy in November.]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Candidates for Governor Complete Ice Bucket Challenge]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:30:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/foley+ice+bucket.jpg
The "Ice Bucket Challenge" is raising awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS, and a spokesperson for the the association tells NBC News donations are pouring in.]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Ad Tries to Connect Pot With Date Rape]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:56:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/potdaterapead.jpg
Robin Williams stood in the eye of his own humor hurricane, a human perpetual motion machine of comedy who unleashed manic streams of pop-cultural consciousness with the improv intensity of a be-bop great...

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<![CDATA[John McKinney Concedes Primary]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:35:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DECISION_2014_SEG_1_AIR_DATE_081014_1200x675_316713539728.jpg
State Sen. John McKinney, of Fairfield, has conceded to Tom Foley in the primary election that will determine GOP candidate for governor, according to campaign spokesperson Jodi Latina.

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<![CDATA[Low Voter Turnout on Primary Day]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:25:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/VOTERPIC81214.jpg
Many polling places saw only a trickle of voters come through the door.]]>