<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut Political News, NY and CT Politics, and More]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSun, 01 May 2016 07:46:10 -0400Sun, 01 May 2016 07:46:10 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Obama Roasts GOP Candidates at WH Correspondents' Dinner]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 07:06:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WhiteHouse-GettyImages-526666530.jpg
President Barack Obama pulled out the punches during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., Saturday, taking jabs at the candidates vying for the Republican nomination.

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<![CDATA[Cruz Responds to Caitlyn Jenner's Bathroom Break]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:00:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CruzMTP-Screen-Shot-2016-04-30-at-7.53.59-PM.jpg
Sen. Ted Cruz doubled down on his criticism of Donald Trump and others who are against so-called “bathroom bills,” and responded to reality TV star and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner. In an interview with

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<![CDATA[White House Correspondents' Dinner 2016]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:13:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WhiteHouseDinner-GettyImages-526658212.jpg
President Barack Obama hosts the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, also known as the "Nerd Prom." The biggest names in politics and entertainment will come out to watch the event, also known...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Team Shifting Staff to General Election States]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:18:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-524679204.jpg
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is preparing to hire staffers in some of the general election’s battleground states, NBC News reported.A Clinton campaign official told NBC News the first wave of new hires...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Bill Unpaid After 3 Months]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:13:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Trump-GettyImages-503927392.jpg
The city of Burlington, Vermont, is considering calling a debt collection agency on a billionaire: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.Mayor Miro Weinberger, a Democrat, said Trump is nearly...

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<![CDATA[Do Celebrity Endorsements Help or Hurt?]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:48:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DAWSON_GettyImages-521061462.jpg
Celebrity surrogates have been ubiquitous on the campaign trail this season, frequently been driving the 2016 news cycle — and in some cases, forcing their preferred candidates off message.In a crowded...

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<![CDATA[The Rocky History Between Cruz and Boehner]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:40:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/split2-cruz-boehner.jpg
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz personally told NBC News he had not met John Boehner, when he addressed comments made about him by the former House Speaker.But the two men do have a past: Ted Cruz was once Boehner’s...

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<![CDATA[Cub Reporter Broke 'Lucifer' Story]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:06:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/boehner-Ada_Throckmorton.jpg
Stanford Daily cub reporter Ada Statler-Throckmorton, 20, has spoken with big names and tackled weighty topics in the past.The student from Prairie City, Kansas, has done a Q&A with Whole Foods Market CEO John...

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<![CDATA['If We Win In Indiana, It's Over': Trump]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:48:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TrumpIndiana-AP_16119692031356.jpg
Donald Trump set the stakes of the Indiana primary Thursday, saying he refused to take time off from the campaign trail because of the importance of the primary, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[USHCC Endorses Clinton, Kasich]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:46:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/split2-march15-kasich-clinton.jpg
The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday it is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John Kasich, in its first ever endorsement of any presidential candidate, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Testimony At Hastert Sentencing]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:04:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hastert+Arrival.png
For seasoned court watchers, attorneys, even veteran prosecutors, the sentencing of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert proved to be powerful and troubling."Nothing is more disturbing than having 'serial child...

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<![CDATA[Tapping Fiorina Early, Cruz Echoes Reagan's Gamble]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:49:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CRUZ_AP_16118751601761.jpg
Ted Cruz's unconventional decision to tap Carly Fiorina on Wednesday as his running mate echoes Ronald Reagan's gambit heading into the 1976 convention, a history that offers cautionary notes for Cruz.Reagan...

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<![CDATA[Get More Census Info for LGBTQ Community: Rep. Grijalva]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:35:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/RaulGrijalva-AP_82052430668.jpg
Arizona Democratic congressman Raúl Grijalva believes sexual orientation should be included in the Census to strengthen the LGBTQ community's access to resources and legislation, NBC News reported.Rep.

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<![CDATA[14 DCF Employees Laid Off Wednesday]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:30:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Connecticut+State+Capitol+edited.jpg
More employees from the Department of Children and Families were laid off on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Hastert Gets 15 Months in Prison]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:07:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hastert+Update.png
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for breaking federal banking rules in a hush-money scheme attempting to cover up decades of sexual abuse.He was also...

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<![CDATA[Trump: Clinton Playing Woman Card]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:38:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TRUMP_AP_16118114842811.jpg
Coming off a huge win on Tuesday night, Donald Trump said he has all but clinched the Republican nomination, NBC News reported. "I consider myself the presumptive nominee, absolutely," Trump said at a...

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<![CDATA[Primary Day: Voters in 5 States Cast Ballots]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:57:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/election-27-GettyImages-524665434.jpg
Democratic and Republican primary voters in five Northeastern states went to the polls on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Berlin Police Patrol Schools Where Voters Are Casting Ballots]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:22:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/berlin+police+generic+3.JPG
Berlin Police are continuing their voting day practice of dispatching officers to town schools that double as polling sites today.

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<![CDATA[Bernie Sanders Floats Elizabeth Warren's Name for VP]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:53:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sanders-Warren.jpg
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said a female vice president would be a "great idea" and mentioned Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as an example of a woman qualified to hold the office.

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<![CDATA[Names on Ballots May Surprise Primary Voters Tuesday]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:26:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/primary+ballot+surprise.jpg
Primary voters in Connecticut on Tuesday may be confused by a few names on the ballots.

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<![CDATA[Voter Hotline Set Up for Presidential Primary]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:46:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Voting-Sign-Generic-Ballot-1.jpg
Polls for the presidential primary open at 6 a.m. on Tuesday and a hotline has been set up to help voters.]]>
<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Talks Guns, Economy and Conn. Connections]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:03:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hillary+Clinton+1200.jpg
Following her campaign rally at the University of Bridgeport over the weekend, Democratic presidential candidate provided NBC Connecticut with her only interview to all Connecticut media and was asked about her...

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<![CDATA[Candidates Descend on Philly Region]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:23:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Candidates-Collage.jpg
With dozens of delegates up for grabs for both parties, presidential hopefuls descended on the Philadelphia region Monday before voters head to the polls in Pennsylvania and Delaware on Tuesday.Republican...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Won't Say Whether She's Considering Malloy for Cabinet]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:14:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/181*120/Hilalry.jpg
In the event that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton becomes President Hillary Clinton, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy may or may not have a role in her administration.

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<![CDATA[Former President Bill Clinton Campaigns for Hillary]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:27:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BILL_AP_324987905464.jpg
The Clinton campaign has pulled out all of the stops, bringing former President Bill Clinton back to Connecticut to campaign for Hillary Clinton on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Bernie Sanders Holds Campaign Rally in Hartford]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:58:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bernie+sanders+on+stage+in+Connecticut.JPG
Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders stopped by Hartford on Monday to make his second campaign stop in Connecticut ahead of the primary on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Cruz Goes All Out in Indiana, Dismisses Kasich]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 23:40:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TedCruz-GettyImages-513726142.jpg
Ted Cruz has gone all out in Indiana, even though John Kasich’s campaign said last week it locked down the support of a majority of the state’s delegates, NBC News reported. Cruz said Sunday that only...

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<![CDATA[ Cruz Wins Support of Majority of Maine Delegates]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 18:26:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TedCruz-GettyImages-513726142.jpg
The majority of Ted Cruz’s delegates in Maine were picked for the Republican National convention over the weekend, NBC News reported.That means at least 19 of the 23 delegates Maine will send to the convention...

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<![CDATA[10,000 Turn Out to See Sanders in New Haven]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:51:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bernie+sanders+new+haven.jpg
Sen. Bernie Sanders made his first campaign stop in Connecticut on Sunday evening.

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<![CDATA[Poll: Clinton, Trump Lead in Pennsylvania]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 06:49:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/split2-clinton-trump-NY.jpg
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hold double-digit leads in the April 26 primary contest of Pennsylvania, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll.In the Republican race, Trump gets support...

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