<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut Political News, NY and CT Politics, and More]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usFri, 21 Jul 2017 02:53:59 -0400Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:53:59 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fmr. Trump Aide to Be Named WH Communications Dir.: Sources]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:27:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cnAP_17177648807597.jpg
Anthony Scaramucci, a former Trump transition team official, is expected to be named as the new White House communications director, four sources in and close to the White House told NBC News last...

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<![CDATA[Top 'Trump' Google Searches Reveal Country's Curiosities]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:16:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/trumponhealthcarevotefeuerherd.jpg
A look at a person's search history can reveal their genuine curiosities. A country's search history has the power to unveil what's on the minds of an entire nation.

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<![CDATA[Malloy Holds Bill Signing for Legislation Authorizing East Windsor Casino]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:52:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/East-Windsor-casino-renderings.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy will hold a bill signing ceremony this morning for legislation that authorizes the operation of a casino gaming facility in East Windsor.

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<![CDATA[Trump's First 6 Months: His Wins, Losses and Stalemates]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:32:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-816483790.jpg
President Donald Trump took office promising a pivot for the country on everything from health care to immigration, a transfer of power not from one administration to another but from Washington, D.C., to...

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<![CDATA[Top 10 Donald Trump Google Searches During His First 6 Months in Office]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:56:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/200*120/trumpsimotweet.jpg
Google shared their top U.S. searches involving President Trump heading into his six-month anniversary in office. Can you guess the most-searched term or phrase?]]>
<![CDATA[Jeff Sessions Removes Restrictions on Police Seizures]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:19:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sessGettyImages-695659156.jpg
Attorney General Jeff Sessions just made it easier for police to seize cash and property from people suspected ─ but not necessarily charged with or convicted ─ of crimes.He did it by eliminating an Obama...

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<![CDATA[Trump Campaign Inner Circle Called Before Senate Committees]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:39:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kushner1.jpg
Members of the Trump campaign's inner circle, including his eldest son and son-in-law, are being called before Senate committees next week to talk about the 2016 election.The week has the potential to...

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<![CDATA[17M Fewer Insured Under Republican Obamacare Repeal: CBO ]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:05:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mitchmcconnellfeuerherdIIIVV.jpg
A Republican Senate bill to repeal Obamacare would cause 17 million fewer people to have insurance within one year, premiums to jump by 25 percent, and insurers to pull out of counties across the country...

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<![CDATA[Democrats Call on Vote Fraud Panel Co-Chair to Step Down]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:39:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-624664360-trumpkobach.jpg
House Democrats criticized President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission on Tuesday and demanded that co-chair Kris Kobach step down ahead of the commission's first public meeting on Wednesday, according...

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<![CDATA[State Hackers Targeted UK Energy Companies During Election: Report]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:39:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nuke-plant.jpg
Power supplies and other utilities in Britain were hacked by state-sponsored cyber criminals during last month's general election, according to a document from the U.K.'s electronic spy agency GCHQ that...

<![CDATA[Voters in Trump Counties Support Policies, Not Style: Poll]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:05:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/trump+obamacare+ley+salud+republicanos.jpg
In counties that helped give Donald Trump the presidency in 2016, voters support his stances on American jobs and foreign affairs but don't seem to like his personal style, according to a new NBC News/Wall...

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<![CDATA[Trump, Putin Had 2nd, Private Meeting at G-20 Summit]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:06:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/putin-trump.jpg
President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin a second time during the G-20 summit earlier this month, a White House official confirmed to NBC News.Trump spoke to Putin at the end of...

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<![CDATA[12 Percent in Key Trump Counties Back GOP Health Care Effort]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:49:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/AP_17019801482842.jpg
Twelve percent of Americans living in “Trump counties” support the GOP efforts on health care, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.Respondents to the survey from 439 counties in 16 states...

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<![CDATA[Trump Says He's Ready to Let 'Obamacare' Fail]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:40:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TRUMP_OBAMACARE_071817-150040112240500001.jpg
President Donald Trump said he was disappointed that Republicans have been unable to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and said the best way forward would be to let it fail.]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Senators Pull Support For Health Care Bill]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:36:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gop-senators-reject-latest-hc-bill.jpg
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to blame a failed GOP-backed health care bill on "all of the Democrats and a few Republicans," just hours after two key GOP senators yanked support for...]]>
<![CDATA[Voters Unregister After Trump Panel's Data Request]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:12:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/voting-panels.jpg
A few thousand voters in Colorado, Vermont and other states are removing themselves from state voter rolls, fearing that personal information could be revealed by President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission,...

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<![CDATA[Trump, Lawyer Downplay Trump Jr.'s Kremlin Meeting]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 20:58:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Trump+Lawyer+Defend+Son.png
President Donald Trump and his lawyer continue to make rounds to media to downplay a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign.]]>