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Considering how much time he has spent campaigning in New Hampshire, it's perhaps no surprise that Republican John Kasich took some time Friday to have a snowball fight. The governor of Ohio, whose...

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<![CDATA[Las Vegas Newspaper Endorses Marco Rubio]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:38:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MarcoRubio-AP_480187241596.jpg
The Las Vegas Review-Journal endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Friday, NBC News reported. "Our reasons for endorsing Sen. Rubio are many. Notably, the Florida senator has deep personal connections to the...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Fights Back After Low N.H. Poll Numbers]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:24:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_617541352129-debate.jpg
Hillary Clinton is way behind in the latest New Hampshire polls, and she came out swinging in last night's Democratic Debate.

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<![CDATA[Megyn Kelly Talks Trump Boycott on 'Tonight Show' ]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 01:45:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KELLY_AP_828085981256.jpg
Megyn Kelly explained on "The Tonight Show” that she was just doing her job as a journalist during the Republican debate she moderated that featured a clash with Donald Trump. “We never thought anyone...

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<![CDATA[Poll: Trump Holds Lead in N.H., Rubio Gains Ground]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:50:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rubio-Trump-Split.jpg
Donald Trump continues to lead Tuesday's New Hampshire primary after his second-place finish in Iowa, but Marco Rubio has gained ground on him, according to a new NBC/WSJ/Marist poll conducted after the...

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<![CDATA[Clinton '100 Percent Confident' Emails Won't Hurt Campaign]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:26:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HillaryClintonDebate-GettyImages-508470704.jpg
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was faced with the nagging issue of her private email server once again during MSNBC’s Democratic debate in Durham, New Hampshire on Thursday. Clinton said she is “100...

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<![CDATA[Jeb Bush Campaigns With Mom in New Hampshire]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:47:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/JebBarbaraBush-AP_83444133525.jpg
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has started to rely more on his family as he continues to campaign. Bush was joined by former first lady Barbara Bush Thursday, for the first time since he announced his bid...

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<![CDATA[ABC News Pressured to Include Fiorina in Debate]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:41:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CarlyFiorina-AP_707918705720.jpg
Carly Fiorina is attracting sympathy, as more people are coming to her defense for being excluded from the last Republican debate hosted by ABC News on Saturday, NBC News reported. New Hampshire Sen.

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<![CDATA[Sanders Leads Clinton by 20 Points in NH: Poll]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:19:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bernie-Sanders-Hillary-Clinton.jpg
Bernie Sanders has a significant double-digit lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, NBC News reported. Sanders has the support of 58 percent...]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Bernie Sanders Tries to Help Man Who Falls]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:13:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sanders-concord.jpg
Stand up moment for Bernie Sanders. Sanders briefly halted a campaign event in New Hampshire Thursday to try to help a man who collapsed on stage. "Oh my God," Sanders said when the man fell just after...

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<![CDATA[170 Black Women Leaders Support Clinton]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:43:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HillaryClinton-AP_206070213195.jpg
The Clinton campaign announced Wednesday that more than 170 prominent African American women leaders have endorsed the former secretary of state, NBC News reported. The list includes actress Uzo Aduba,...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Staffer Criticizes Fellow Dreamer on Twitter]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:20:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ErikaAndiola-AP_811293247246.jpg
A Bernie Sanders staffer came under fire Wednesday after publicly criticizing an immigration activist after her endorsement of Hillary Clinton, NBC News reported. Erika Andiola criticized Astrid Silva’s...

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<![CDATA[Jeb Bush Asks N.H. Audience to 'Please Clap']]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:53:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/508009668-jeb-bush-new-hampshire.jpg
Speaking about how he'd lead the United States military as president, Jeb Bush put his leadership skills to the test, imploring an audience in New Hampshire for a round of applause as he pushes for a big showing...

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<![CDATA[Sanders on Contesting Iowa: 'We're Looking at It Right Now']]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:57:29 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/193*120/AP_576595660443-%281%29.jpg
Bernie Sanders said Wednesday his campaign is looking into contesting Hillary Clinton's razor-thin win over him in Tuesday's caucuses in Iowa. "We're looking at it right now," the Vermont senator said on NBC's...

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<![CDATA[Trump Takes to Twitter to Complain of Media Coverage]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:50:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/218*120/AP_933692224883.jpg
Billionaire Donald Trump began complaining about the media’s treatment of his campaign Tuesday morning after his loss to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in Iowa, tweeting that it was covering his “long-shot great finish”...

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<![CDATA[Iowa Entrance Polls: Who Backed Clinton, Sanders]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:14:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sanders-clinton-split.jpg
Hillary Clinton did best in the Iowa caucuses with married women, moderates and Democrats at least 65 years of age, while Bernie Sanders outperformed among Democrats between the ages of 17 and 44, first-time...

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<![CDATA[Ben Carson: Other Campaigns Sabotaged Us With 'Dirty Tricks']]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:13:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BenCarson-AP_753332390053.jpg
Ben Carson accused his rivals of spreading rumors that he was dropping out of the presidential race, and singled out Ted Cruz's campaign for trying to thwart his chances in the Iowa caucuses.

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<![CDATA[Why Clinton and Sanders Are in a Dead Heat]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:26:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sanders-clinton-split.jpg
The NBC News Entrance Poll shows age, issues and ideological differences strongly influenced which groups of Democrats supported Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the Democratic caucus in Iowa. Clinton was...

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<![CDATA[Election 2016: Scenes From the Iowa Caucuses]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:01:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/giphy.gif
After months of campaign ads, rallies and bus tours, Democratic and Republican candidates will face voters for the first time on Feb. 1, 2016, when Iowa voters head into the evening caucuses.

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<![CDATA[Carson Speaks at Church Before Iowa Caucus]]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:17:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BenCarson-AP_753332390053.jpg
Republican candidate Ben Carson prayed and took part in a two-hour service at Oskaloosa’s First Assembly of God in Iowa on Sunday. The service didn’t have the flashy fanfare and cameras that other candidates...

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<![CDATA[DNC Sanctions MSNBC's Democratic Debate in N.H.]]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 15:30:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_755972581346-Debate.jpg
The Democratic National Committee, under pressure from voters and candidates to add more debates to the primary schedule, has sanctioned Thursday's New Hampshire debate hosted by MSNBC and the Union Leader...

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<![CDATA[Bernie Sanders: 'Hillary Clinton Will Be the Problem']]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 11:13:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sander+MTP+Iowa.png
With just one day to go before the critical Iowa Caucuses, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders suggested that rival Hillary Clinton would hurt Democrats' chances of retaking the House of...
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<![CDATA[Trump, Clinton Lead in Iowa: Poll]]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 09:12:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Trump+Clinton+.jpg
Donald Trump has surged past Ted Cruz in Iowa, while Hillary Clinton is holding a three-point lead over Bernie Sanders, according to the final Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll before the Iowa...

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<![CDATA[Liz Cheney to Announce Bid for Wyoming's U.S. House Seat]]> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 13:38:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_548722292991.jpg
The elder daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is running for Congress. Liz Cheney has filed federal election documents showing she's running for Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S.

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<![CDATA[New York Times Endorses Clinton, Kasich]]> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 13:04:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Clinton+Kasich.jpg
The New York Times' editorial board announced Saturday it is endorsing Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination and Ohio Gov. John Kasich for the Republican primary. The endorsements, published online...

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<![CDATA[ Clinton Says She 'Can Actually Produce Results']]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:44:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HillaryClinton-AP_206070213195.jpg
Hillary Clinton said she’s welcoming the rivalry that’s developed with her closest Democratic opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, NBC News reported. In an interview with NBC News, Clinton accused Sanders of...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Increases Jabs on Clinton in Iowa]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:58:29 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Clinton-Sanders.jpg
Democratic candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is setting his sights on Hillary Clinton before the Iowa caucuses, NBC News reported. Sanders, who was in Iowa Friday, went after Clinton on her opposition...

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<![CDATA[Cruz Holds Iowa Campaign Event]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:28:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ted-cruz-debate.jpg
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz holds a campaign event in Ringsted, Iowa. Check here for a live stream.

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<![CDATA[Sanders Holds Iowa Town Hall Event]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:15:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SandersIowa-AP_612418691468.jpg
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders holds a town meeting in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Check here for a live stream.

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<![CDATA[Trump Dominates Social Media During No-Show Debate]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:14:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_166032631184.jpg
Donald Trump skipped the Republican primary debate Thursday night but he still managed to dominate the social media world, NBC News reported. He trounced the other top contenders — Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio,...

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<![CDATA[Indian-American PAC Forms To Support Donald Trump]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:08:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DonaldTrump-AP_601140118696.jpg
There’s a new political action committee that aims at gaining support of Indian-Americans for Donald Trump, NBC News reported. The group “Indian-Americans for Trump 2016” was registered with the Federal...

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<![CDATA[Mayor of West Hartford Steps Down After Promotion at Lego]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:16:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Scott+Slifka+1200.jpg
The mayor of West Hartford has announced that he is stepping down after getting a promotion at Lego.

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