<![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 Sat, 28 Nov 2015 06:28:05 -0500 Sat, 28 Nov 2015 06:28:05 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ben Carson to Visit Syrian Refugees in Jordan]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 01:18:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Carson-AP_843823648598.jpg
Ben Carson will visit Syrian refugees in Jordan on Friday, campaign officials said Thursday. Officials confirmed the trip on Thursday night, after the New York Times first reported that the Republican...

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<![CDATA[Trump Slammed After He Appears to Mock Disabled Reporter]]> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:59:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_608044254548.jpg
Donald Trump has come under fire again. The New York Times has slammed the Republican presidential candidate after he appeared to mock a reporter with a congenital joint condition that limits movement in...

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<![CDATA[Trump Says He Can Predict Terrorism Via 'Feel']]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:19:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TrumpSC-AP_314879649945.jpg
Business deals aren’t the only thing Donald Trump says he’s good at executing. The Republican front-runner told South Carolina voters he can also predict foreign policy trends and events, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Special Session Eyed for Budget Deal]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:46:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/181*120/gov+dannel+malloy+2.jpg
Top Democrats, Republicans and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday that they've circled Dec. 7 as their target date to start a Special Session to address a projected budget shortfall of nearly $400 million.

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<![CDATA[Campaign Watchdogs: TV Ads Supporting Rubio Are Illegal]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:34:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_527388600115-Rubio.jpg
Campaign-finance watchdogs say an outside group promoting Republican Marco Rubio's presidential campaign is breaking the law. Conservative Solution Project, an independent group, is behind $85 million in...

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<![CDATA[NJ Residents Outraged by Trump's False Remark on 9/11 'Cheering']]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:55:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_21212478014.jpg
Donald Trump's recent claim that "thousands and thousands of people were cheering" in Jersey City when the twin towers came down on 9/11 is drawing the ire of Muslim residents there.

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<![CDATA[Trump Claims 'World's Greatest Memory']]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:42:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TrumpColumbus-AP_568871122955.jpg
Donald Trump isn’t backing down from comments he made about “thousands and thousands” of U.S. Muslims cheering in Jersey City, New Jersey, after the Twin Towers came down on 9/11, according to NBC News. The...

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<![CDATA[Christie's 'Security Incident']]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:33:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Christie+Airport.jpg
Presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was involved in a security incident on board a flight from San Francisco to Boston on Friday morning, according to a spokesperson for Christie's...

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<![CDATA[GOP Candidates Pan Trump's Call for Muslim Database]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:32:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_102485184838.jpg
Republican presidential candidates swiftly condemned Donald Trump's call for requiring Muslims in the United States to register in a national database, drawing a sharp distinction Friday with the GOP...

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<![CDATA[Trump Fires Back At Pro-Kasich Group ]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 06:55:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_21212478014.jpg
Donald Trump and John Kasich ended up in a Twitter fight Thursday after a super PAC backing the Ohio governor was launching an ad blitz against the billionaire Republican candidate, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Senate Holds Hearing on Syrian Refugee Crisis]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:24:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/159977439.jpg
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee are held a hearing Thursday on the impact ISIS is having on the homeland and refugee resettlement.

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<![CDATA[Trump Knocks Obama, Media]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:41:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Donald+Trump+Worcester+111815.jpg
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rallied Wednesday in front of thousands of supporters and a small handful of protesters Wednesday in Worcester, Massachusetts. Among his targets at the DCU Center...

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<![CDATA[Compare Presidential Candidates on the Issues]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:09:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/candidates-grid.jpg
New England Cable News reached out to each presidential campaign for its positions on education, gun policy, healthcare, taxes, the economy, immigration, and other issues. Click on the photo above to compare...
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<![CDATA[Trump Lays Out New Plan for Refugees, Including 'Safe Zone']]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 01:37:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TrumpKnoxville-AP_141770555656.jpg
Donald Trump laid out a new plan for Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks, NBC News reported. The Republican presidential candidate addressed a crowd of nearly 10,000 people at the Knoxville...

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<![CDATA[Alabama Gov. Seeks to Bar Refugees After French Attack]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 02:15:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bentley-AP_644774718264.jpg
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley declared in a statement Sunday night he will not allow Syrian refugees to enter his state under Washington’s refugee assistance rules following the Paris attacks, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Clarifies Remarks on Fight Against ISIS]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 03:58:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ClintonIowa-AP_156391297688.jpg
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the United States has to lead the global fight against ISIS, but can’t and shouldn’t do it alone, NBC News reported. During a campaign stop on Sunday, she...

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<![CDATA[Jeb Bush: 'We Should Declare War' on ISIS]]> Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:56:09 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jeb-Bush-AP_986935916788.jpg
Two days after terrorists killed 129 people and wounded 352 others in a bloodbath in Paris, U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush told "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd "we should declare war" on ISIS, which...

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<![CDATA[Decision 2016]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:13:53 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/646*120/decision_2016_header.jpg
Full coverage of the race for the White House]]>
<![CDATA[Blumenthal Faces Criticism over Sandy Hook Account]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 00:24:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*126/AP070516024927.jpg
Sen. Richard Blumenthal is facing criticism over claims he lied in a comment he made in an MSNBC interview about being in Newtown when families were being informed about losing their loved ones in the Sandy Hook...

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<![CDATA[First Selectman Challenges Recount After Losing By 1 Vote]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:19:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/clinton+recount+compilation+1200.jpg
Clinton's incumbent first selectman is challenging the results of a recount held Saturday after losing to his challenger by a single vote.

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<![CDATA[Fiorina: 'Anybody Can Write a Plan']]> Sun, 08 Nov 2015 12:11:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fiorina+Defends+Lack+of+Tax+Plan.png
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina defended not having presented a detailed tax plan, saying that politicians put out comprehensive plans all the time for things that never end up happening. “Show...]]>
<![CDATA[Rubio's Campaign Releases Credit Card Records]]> Sun, 08 Nov 2015 06:57:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/RubioAP_695476336270.jpg
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio's campaign on Saturday released nearly two years of credit card records from the time the senator from Florida served in the state House of Representatives.

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<![CDATA[East Hartford Submits Casino Plan]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 13:27:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/East+Hartford+casino+rendering+1200.jpg
East Hartford officials are hoping to build a casino on vacant land that used to house a movie theater and said they have submitted a proposal

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