<![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-usSun, 22 Jan 2017 17:26:17 -0500Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:26:17 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Despicable': Ex-CIA Boss Rips Trump Speech at Memorial]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:07:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/trumpattheciafeuerherd.jpg
Donald Trump traveled to CIA headquarters Saturday to offer reassurance to the workforce after he spent weeks criticizing American intelligence, but his unscripted, self-referential remarks before a wall...

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<![CDATA[Conway: White House Gave ‘Alternative Facts’ on Crowd Size]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:42:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/conwayfeuerherdINB.jpg
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, said the White House press secretary gave "alternative facts" when he inaccurately described the inauguration crowd as "the largest ever" during his...

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<![CDATA[Analysis: How Russia Plans to Trump US as Superpower]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:54:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Putin.jpg
Just this week, Moscow hosted a summit of divided Palestinian factions that yielded a fresh unity agreement.And on Sunday, Russian diplomats will again unite prominent Syrian rebel groups and regime...

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<![CDATA[From Antarctica to Europe: Women's Marches Around the World]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:01:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/London_England_1_March1.jpg
From Antarctica to the Netherlands, global marches and rallies for women's right were held around the world in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of people gathered for the Women's March in Washington, as...

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<![CDATA[Women's March Mosaic: Social Posts from Washington, DC]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:16:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dc-social-mosaic.jpg
The day after President Donald Trump's inauguration, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in rallies and marches across the globe in support of women's rights. The largest such march was in Washington D.C....]]>
<![CDATA[Watch Women's Marches From Across the Country]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:49:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/marches-streams-th.jpg
Hundreds of thousands of people massed in the nation's capital for the Women's March on Washington Saturday and more than 600 "sister marches" were underway across country. Other rallies in solidarity were...
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<![CDATA[Follow the Inaugural Parade in Real Time]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:28:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ap-inaug-parade-th.jpg
The inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump is followed by a parade from the U.S. Capitol building to the White House. Six AP reporters share their photos and videos from along the route.

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<![CDATA[WhiteHouse.gov Switches Hands, Gets Trump Refresh]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:45:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-632199332.jpg
Many of the pages on the White House's website were taken down Friday, shortly after Donald Trump's inauguration as president, including pages on LGBTQ rights, climate change and the Affordable Care Act.

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<![CDATA[Inaugural Words: America, Country, People, Carnage]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:32:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/trump-inaug-speech-wordcloud.gif
America. Country. People. These were the most commonly used words by President Donald Trump in his inaugural address on Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Inauguration Mosaic: Social Posts from the National Mall]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:32:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/trump-mosaic.jpg
People from across the country gathered at the National Mall to watch the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United Stated. The above mosiac shows social posts from people watching...]]>
<![CDATA[Full Text: President Donald Trump's Inaugural Address]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:46:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632195944.jpg
Read the full text of President Donald J. Trump's inaugural address.

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<![CDATA[Obama's Final Moments in the Oval Office]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:44:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Obama_Oval_Final_Getty.jpg
Watch some of President Obama’s final moments in the Oval Office as he leaves a letter for President-elect Donald Trump on the desk.

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<![CDATA[CT Residents Head to DC for Trump Inauguration]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:34:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/186*120/GettyImages-632002110+%281%29.jpg
Many people from Connecticut are heading to Washington, DC to be there for Donald Trump’s inauguration today as he is sworn in as the 45th president while others are making the trip to protest.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump Is Getting the Nuclear Football]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:36:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/trumGettyImages-632105686.jpg
Sometime before he's sworn in Friday, President-elect Donald Trump will sit down with the top military officers who control America's massive military arsenal and get "THE Briefing," the one that provides...

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<![CDATA[Over 600 Sister Marches Join Women's March on Washington]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:11:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/marches-map-th.jpg
More than one million people are expected to join the Women's March on Washington and its sister marches around the world on Saturday, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, according to their organizers.
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<![CDATA[The Perks of Donating to Trump's Inauguration]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:09:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17013713721598-Trump-head.jpg
How much is lunch with members of Donald Trump's cabinet and House and Senate leadership worth?

According to the Presidential Inaugural Committee, a cool $1 million.

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<![CDATA[Why Kanye Isn't in Inauguration]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:06:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/trump+kanye.png
Despite being famous friends, President-elect Donald Trump’s team passed on considering Kanye West as a performer for his inauguration Friday. Tom Barrack, the chair of Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee...

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<![CDATA['Pussyhat Project' Founders Talk Pink Hats to Protest Trump]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:04:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pussyhat_Project_Trump_Inauguration_1200x675_857874499624.jpg
Activists from Southern California founded what they call the Pussyhat Project – a symbolic rebuke of the infamous remarks made by President-elect Donald Trump. They plan to take their knitted hats on a march in...]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Says Goodbye to 'People's House' in Video]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:31:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16334714356686.jpg
The boxes are taped, the moving vans are filling up and the staffers have said their goodbyes. On Friday, the first family will move out of the house they’ve called home since 2009. But before they turn over the

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Would Beat de Blasio for NYC Mayor: Poll]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:29:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/de+blasio+clinton.jpg
Hillary Clinton would crush New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in a head-to-head matchup if she ran as an independent, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Scores of US Lawmakers to Boycott Trump Inauguration]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:06:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/AP_17011739079713.jpg
More than 40 Democratic representatives of Congress from across the country have announced plans to boycott Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Presidential Children: Post-White House Years ]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:56:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/HarrySTruman.jpg
The sons and daughters of United States presidents, most of whom were children and teenagers when they followed their parents into the White House, each made a life for themselves away from the shadow of...

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<![CDATA[A History of the Presidential Inaugural Procession]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:53:29 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Clinton---1993-Inauguration-USSS-0001.jpg
From the horse and buggy to reinforced limousines, see the century-long history of Secret Service agents - and their rides - at the side of newly elected presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama. ]]>
<![CDATA[Why Obamacare Name May Have Done More Harm Than Good]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:16:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Obamacare-501447632.jpg
Obamacare was such a catchy nickname for the 2010 healthcare reform law. Even President Barack Obama himself embraced it when his Republican enemies coined the term.But it may have done more harm than good for...

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