<![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-usTue, 25 Apr 2017 03:04:22 -0400Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:04:22 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[7 in 10 Back Independent Probe of Russia, Election: Poll]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:05:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/189*120/quien-es-putin17.jpg
Committees in both the House and Senate are looking into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election, but nearly three-quarters of Americans would prefer an independent, non-partisan commission, according to...

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<![CDATA[Analysis: Can Bernie Sanders Save the Democratic Party?]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:31:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/670413724-Bernie-Sanders-DNC-Rally-Miami.jpg
Boos, blowback and a American flag falling during a live interview have plagued the Democratic National Committee's national "unity tour" featuring Sen Bernie Sanders and DNC chairman Tom Perez, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[California Gears Up to Fight Trump on Car Emissions]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:18:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/134002821-405-traffic-generic.jpg
Even as President Trump pulls back on regulations governing car emissions, part of a broader policy of overturning environmental protections enacted by the Obama administration, California is determinedly headed...

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<![CDATA[Pelosi: Border Wall Is ‘Immoral, Expensive, Unwise’]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:07:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pelosibudgetfeuerherd.jpg
A deal to fund the federal government this week won't necessarily include all the funds needed for a border wall, but White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Sunday said there will be "enough to get going"...

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<![CDATA[Majority Give Trump Low Marks for First 100 Days: Poll]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:21:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-642088032.jpg
About two-thirds of Americans give President Donald Trump poor or middling marks for his first 100 days in office, including a plurality who say he's off to a "poor start," according to results from a new...

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<![CDATA[Mike Pence Discusses North Korea With Australia Leader]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:41:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-04-22-at-6.46.52-PM.jpg
Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's Prime Minister have joined forces on the issue of North Korea. They urged China to pressure the North Korean regime to drop its nuclear weapons program.]]>
<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Warns Trump Admin. Threatens LGBT Rights]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:32:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hcAP_17096774888472.jpg
Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump Thursday at a fundraiser, saying his administration is a threat to LGBT rights, NBC News reported.The former presidential candidate said the administration...

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<![CDATA[Groups Take Aim at USDA for Animal Welfare Document Takedown]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:06:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/USDA-Headquarters-GettyImages-71752176.jpg
Thousands of public records about animal welfare have vanished from the internet, part of a government database that included atrocious puppy mill conditions, improper veterinary care and other mistreatment...

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<![CDATA[4,200 State Layoffs Possible if No Union Concessions: Malloy]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:51:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Connecticut+State+Capitol+edited.jpg
Gov. Dan Malloy said Thursday that his stance, and budget figures for that matter, haven't changed. As many as 4,200 state positions might need to be eliminated if his administration didn't achieve a...

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<![CDATA[Ivanka Trump's Chinese Fan Club Worships 'Goddess Ivanka']]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:40:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ivankatrumpinauguration_1200x675.jpg
The White House's first daughter Ivanka Trump is a star among the young Chinese population, news agencies such as China's official news agency Xinhua has described Trump as "capable and stylish," and the...

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<![CDATA[Trump Welcomes Palin, Nugent and Kid Rock to the White House]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:27:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kidrockandthenuge.jpg
Rockers Ted Nugent and Kid Rock joined former reality-show star and one-time Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin for dinner at the White House with President Donald Trump Wednesday night, an...

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<![CDATA[White House Defends Aircraft Carrier Claim]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:52:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_trump160419_1500x845.jpg
White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended the Pentagon's claim of sending the Carl Vinson strike group to North Korea as a nuclear deterrent. The Carl Vinson was reportedly heading the opposite direction,...]]>
<![CDATA[More Candidates Consider Run for Governor, Statewide Office]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:24:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Connecticut+State+Capitol+edited.jpg
The race for governor and statewide offices in Connecticut grew significantly Wednesday morning. Two Democrats formally entered the race and one Republican threw his name into the ring as well.

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