<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut Political News, NY and CT Politics, and More]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSat, 30 Jul 2016 05:12:53 -0400Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:12:53 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Kaine Contradicts Clinton Statements on Abortion Funding]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 00:59:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kaineImages-583760378.jpg
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine seemingly contradicted the assertion, made by Hillary Clinton's campaign and his own spokesperson, that he would work with the nominee on restoring Medicaid funding...

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<![CDATA[Pence: 'Name Calling' Has No Place in Politics]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:31:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MikePenceMichiganRally-AP_16211005187404.jpg
Mike Pence called out President Barack Obama on Friday for indirectly referring to Donald Trump as a demagogue, saying “name calling” has “no place in public life,” NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA['This Is the Job': Great Balloon Pop Follows DNC]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:40:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DNC+Balloon+Pop+Gif.gif
A massive drop of red, white and blue balloons capped off four days of Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia late Thursday night.But once the balloons dropped and...

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<![CDATA[The Great DNC Balloon Drop of 2016]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:37:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16211130893385-dnc.jpg
After all of the speeches, and the videos, and the cheers, and the tears, and a historic speech by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, there was still one final order of business Thursday...

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<![CDATA[Watch Hillary Clinton's Full Speech at the 2016 DNC]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:56:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000012534105_1200x675_734481475835.jpg
All eyes were on Hillary Clinton as she stepped into history formally accepting the Democratic nomination for president and becoming the first woman to lead a political party's ticket.]]>
<![CDATA[Did Donald Trump Commit Treason?]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:58:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/583804964-donald-trump-press-conference.jpg
After Donald Trump urged Russia to find Hillary Clinton's deleted emails, there was a 76-percent spike in people searching the word "treason" on Merriam-Webster's website, NBC News reported.Trump and...

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<![CDATA[Fact Checking Clinton's Big Speech at DNC]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:43:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hillary+clinton+acepta+2.jpg
On the night Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s nomination for president, Clinton and other Democrats played loose with some facts

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<![CDATA[DNC Day 4: Clinton Makes History and Other Top Moments]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:52:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-584451814.jpg
To President Barack Obama, she is a leader who will “blast through glass ceilings.” To former President Bill Clinton, she is the “best darn change agent” he has ever seen. To former New York City Mayor...

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<![CDATA[Transcript: Hillary Clinton Accepts Presidential Nomination at the Democratic National Convention]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:19:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hillary+clinton-584447920.jpg
Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president on the final evening of the Democratic National Convention. Here are her remarks as prepared.

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<![CDATA[Inside the DNC Protest Lifestyle]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:46:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DNC+Day+4+BXM+home+with+dog+lead+image.jpg
Taralei Griffin began to cry shortly after 9 a.m. and moments later became the nucleus of a 20-person hug. It was during the wake up meeting for protest group Democracy Spring, inside the tiny front room of...

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<![CDATA[Fact Check: Looking at Trump's Comments on Torture]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:30:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16209592514214.jpg
Donald Trump said that “enhanced interrogation … works.” But scientists have shown that the stress and pain induced by techniques like waterboarding can impair memory, and, therefore, inhibit a person from...

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<![CDATA[Melania Trump's Website Taken Down]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:35:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/melania+speech1.jpg
Melania Trump's professional website vanished from the Internet Wednesday, the Huffington Post reported.The wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Trump's website URL, melaniatrump.com,...

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<![CDATA[Wikileaks Posts Alleged Dem Voicemails During DNC]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:27:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-115218062.jpg
WikiLeaks posted 14 minutes of audio of what it claimed were hacked voicemail messages from top Democratic officials Wednesday, NBC News reported.The audio was released just before Vice President Joe Biden and...

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<![CDATA[Trump Jr.: Obama Lifted Frequently Used Line From Speech]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:42:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-577716054.jpg
Donald Trump Jr. suggested Thursday that President Obama lifted a phrase from his Republican National Convention speech. Donald Trump's son pointed out that his RNC speech and Obama's remarks at the Democratic...

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<![CDATA['Bird-Flipping' Delegate Stands by Making Obscene Gesture]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:56:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_birddelegate0728_1920x1080.jpg
Hawaii delegate Chelsea Lyons Kent is defending her decision to make an obscene gesture on national television during the roll call vote at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, July 27, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Bloomberg Blasts Trump at DNC]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:45:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000012519182_1200x675_733583427877.jpg
Former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg took the stage at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday in a bid to reach independents and undecided voters. He blasted Donald Trump, calling him a "risky...]]>
<![CDATA[DNC Day 3 Top Moments: Obama Backs Clinton, Knocks Trump]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:39:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-583840420.jpg
President Barack Obama excoriated Donald Trump's vision of America Wednesday night as he endorsed Hillary Clinton, telling Democrats Trump was betting he could get win in November by scaring enough people...

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<![CDATA[Fact Check: Democratic National Convention Day 3]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:10:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Obama-583835804.jpg
The president headlined the night’s speeches, and a few of his boasts of his record headline our fact-checking report

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<![CDATA[Clinton Joins These Female 'Firsts']]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 04:53:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/20160727+elizabeth+blackwwell+victoria+woodhull+first+women.jpg
Tuesday marked a historic moment as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominated for president by a major political party. Clinton joined good company when she claimed the...

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<![CDATA[Read President Obama's Speech to the DNC]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:30:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Obama-583835804.jpg
President Barack Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday evening to back Hillary Clinton as the party's nominee and its leader.

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<![CDATA[Tim Kaine Dad Jokes Take Twitter by Storm]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:01:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_16210125790685.jpg
The Democratic Party may be losing the beloved goofiness of "Uncle" Joe Biden, but they could be gaining a new cult hero.Tim Kaine, who was tapped by Hillary Clinton as her running mate, introduced himself to...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Reddit Q&A: Appeals to Youth, Sanders Fans]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:46:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TrumpScrantonRally-AP_16209751831494.jpg
As the Democratic National Convention prepared to receive President Barack Obama Wednesday, Republican nominee Donald Trump jumped online for an appearance of his own, answering questions from some of his...

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<![CDATA[Read Sen. Tim Kaine's Speech at the DNC]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:24:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TKaine-583832380.jpg
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine accepted the nomination for vice president at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday evening. Here are his remarks as prepared.

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<![CDATA[Fact-Checking Donald Trump's Press Conference]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:08:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/583804964-donald-trump-press-conference.jpg
Donald Trump made several false and misleading statements in an hour-long press conference — on Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton’s emails and more.

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<![CDATA[Trump Wants Female President, 'Just Not' Clinton]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:42:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TrumpScrantonRally-AP_16209751831494.jpg
Speaking to supporters in Pennsylvania, Donald Trump warned women to be “careful what they wished” for if they were supporting Hillary Clinton in her bid to become the first female president, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Fact Check: Trump Blasts Kaine for Syrian Refugee Plan]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:07:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-583519916.jpg
Donald Trump falsely claims that Tim Kaine signed a letter recently asking to bring in even more Syrian refugees to the U.S. than Hillary Clinton has proposed. But Kaine recently only asked President Obama...

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<![CDATA[Tim Kaine's Left Eyebrow Captures Attention]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:37:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/072616+tim+kaine+eyebrow+button.jpg
As Virginia delegates root for Sen. Tim Kaine at the Democratic National Convention, they also are poking good-natured fun at a distinctive part of his face -- his left eyebrow.Virginia delegates cheered...

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<![CDATA[Protests, Marches and More From the DNC in Philly]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:11:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-584445438.jpg
The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia from July 25 to 28 made history by officially nominating Hillary Clinton for president, the first woman ever chosen to head a major political party.

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<![CDATA[Sarah Silverman's Twitter Hacked for Anti-Clinton Message]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:35:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-580958410-dnc.jpg
Comedian Sarah Silverman said Wednesday on Twitter that her account had been hacked, after an earlier message linked to a YouTube video criticizing Hillary Clinton."MY TWITTER ACCT GOT HACKED THIS IS NOT ME,"...

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<![CDATA[Obama: Clinton More Qualified Than Me, Bill to Be President]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:48:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-583839280.jpg
Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama implored with voters Wednesday to elect Hillary Clinton, appealing to the women, minorities and young people who powered his rise and are now crucial to...

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<![CDATA['Stay Worried': Obama Urges Dems to Take Trump Seriously]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:28:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Obama+Russia+Hack+Today.png
President Barack Obama, who's set to address the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, urged Democrats to take Donald Trump seriously, saying "anything is possible in November." "It is the nature of...

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<![CDATA[Why Vladimir Putin Hates Hillary Clinton]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:45:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-151488296.jpg
Russian president Vladimir Putin's admiration for Donald Trump is rivaled by his passionate hate for Hillary Clinton, adding credence to the accusations that Russia is behind the damaging Democratic Party email...

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<![CDATA[Fact Check: DNC Day 2]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:54:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/583559136-hillary-clinton-dnc-video-glass-ceiling.jpg
On a night headlined by President Bill Clinton’s admiration for his wife — the now official Democratic nominee — there was a less-than-glowing treatment of some facts.

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