<![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-usThu, 21 Sep 2017 04:55:05 -0400Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:55:05 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Scam': Kimmel Slams 'Kimmel Test' Senator's Bill]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:02:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kimmel-Cassidy.jpg
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel sounded off on Tuesday to blast Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy for his part in crafting the latest GOP health care proposal that, Kimmel said, goes against the promises the senator had...

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<![CDATA['America First': Read Trump’s Full United Nations Speech]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:21:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17262554457466.jpg
The full text of President Donald Trump's speech on Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly, as provided by the White House.

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<![CDATA[Lawmakers Arrested in Protest at Trump Tower]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:42:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DACA+PROTEST+TRUMP+TOWER+RAW+-+02000709_WNBC_000000017889024.jpg
New York congressman Adriano Espaillat, City Council President Melissa Mark Viverito and other lawmakers have been arrested in a protest outside Trump Tower.They were fighting President Trump's decision to end...]]>
<![CDATA[Alabama GOP Senate Candidate Uses Racial Slurs in Speech]]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:43:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP382302279534.jpg
Roy Moore, the Republican frontrunner in next week’s special Senate election in Alabama, referred to "reds and yellows fighting" in a campaign speech, a video obtained by NBC News shows.Moore, the...

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<![CDATA[Trump Administration Wants to Increase CIA Drone Strikes]]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:37:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mike-Pompeo-AP_17103727968359.jpg
When President Donald Trump visited CIA headquarters in the first weeks of his presidency, he toured the secure floor where agency officers direct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, current and...

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<![CDATA[Trump Mulling Parade to Show US 'Military Strength']]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:26:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TRUMP_PARADE_091817-150576544939000002.jpg
President Donald Trump enjoyed France's Bastille Day celebration so much while he was visiting France that he is considering a July 4th parade to showcase the U.S. military.]]>
<![CDATA[Malloy Promises to Vet GOP Budget, but Vows to Veto It]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:34:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MALLOY-2.jpg
Governor Dannel Malloy renewed his vow Monday to veto the Republican-backed budget that passed the General Assembly, but also promised it a “full vetting.”

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<![CDATA[Trump and the United Nations]]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:45:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_lv50mweb0918207_1500x845.jpg
As a candidate President Trump called the United Nations weak, incompetent, not a friend of democracy. Now he needs the U.N. to deal with North Korea. Tracie Potts reports.

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<![CDATA[Analysis: Political Comedy Scores Huge at Emmys]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:42:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/oliver-colbert-baldwin-split.jpg
Stephen Colbert kicked off the Emmys Sunday with an old-school production number straight out of "The Music Man," a classic show about a con artist who hoodwinks Middle American townsfolk by spouting false...

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<![CDATA['No Kidding': Sanders Refutes Clinton's Criticism of Him]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:13:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bernie-Sanders-EM.jpg
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday pushed back against criticism from Hillary Clinton that he did not do enough to bring his supporters to her in the 2016 general. Sanders chalked up the fact that some of...

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<![CDATA[Trump Retweets Meme of Him Driving Golf Ball Into Clinton]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:07:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/trumptweetclintonfeuerherd.jpg
President Donald Trump on Sunday morning retweeted a number of internet memes, including an altered video that shows him driving a golf ball into the back of Hillary Clinton. The retweeted video is captioned...

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<![CDATA[GOP Scores Budget Victory, Governor Vows Veto]]> Sat, 16 Sep 2017 18:22:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Connecticut+State+Capitol+edited.jpg
Connecticut Republicans saw their budget pass the Connecticut Senate in an unexpected and politically shocking development more than two and a half months into a budget stalemate.

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<![CDATA[Trump's Push to Ax the Iran Nuclear Deal May Alienate Allies]]> Sat, 16 Sep 2017 06:39:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17256689156650.jpg
President Donald Trump's repeated promises to end the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal may accomplish what Tehran has been trying to do for decades — drive a damaging wedge between the U.S.

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<![CDATA[Japan Reacts to North Korean Missile Fired Over Country]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:26:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT+JAPAN+REAX+NK+MISSILE+THUMB.jpg
North Korea fired another missile over Japan Friday. The missile flew over the island of Hakkaido and landed in the Pacific Ocean. Experts estimate the ballistic missile flew over 2,300 miles, which would mean...]]>
<![CDATA[Sanders Doubles Down on Calls for ESPN Host to Be Fired]]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:43:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sanders_Doubles_Down_on_ESPN_Statement-150549960225800002.jpg
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders doubled down on her statement Friday in a back and forth with NBC's Hallie Jackson, calling for ESPN to fire "SportsCenter" host Jemele Hill for...]]>
<![CDATA[Proposed State Budget Provides Millions for Help Hartford]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:15:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford+city+hall+new+1200.jpg
The proposed state budget could be a game changer for Hartford because it calls for the state to provide more than tens of millions of dollars to the cash-strapped city.

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<![CDATA[ESPN Emails Staff After Anchor's Criticism of Trump]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:08:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hilltrump1.jpg
President Donald Trump lashed out at ESPN on Twitter Friday after "SportsCenter" host Jemele Hill tweeted earlier this week that Trump was a "white supremacist" and "bigot."Hill later apologized for her tweets...

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<![CDATA[Trump Signs Resolution Condemning White Supremacists]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:17:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tru8AP_171977140962552.jpg
President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a resolution passed by Congress condemning white supremacists, Neo-Nazis and other hate groups, NBC News reported."As Americans, we condemn the recent violence...

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<![CDATA[Mixed Messages Surround Trump's DACA Deal]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:34:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Trump160914_MP4-150543071739300002.jpg
President Trump landed in Florida Thursday afternoon to survey damage from Hurricane Irma, but not before making a statement on immigration. "We are not talking about amnesty.]]>
<![CDATA[Blue Paint Dumped on Wall Street Bull's Head]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:33:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wall+street+bull+redo.jpg
Police are looking for vandals who dumped blue paint over the iconic "Charging Bull" statue on Wall Street.Authorities say the paint was noticed on the bull's head at about 7:30 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Lawmakers Say They've Reached Budget Deal, Votes to Come]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:08:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+capitol+722.jpg
The state has not had a budget for two and a half months and lawmakers said they have reached a deal with Governor Dannel Malloy.

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