<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut Political News, NY and CT Politics, and More]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut https://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usTue, 21 Nov 2017 23:04:53 -0500Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:04:53 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Trump on Ala. Senate Race: ‘We Don’t Need a Liberal’]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:14:07 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TRUMP_DEPARTS_112117-151129768438000002.jpg
As President Donald Trump departed the White House Tuesday, he stopped to speak with reporters about the ongoing Roy Moore controversy.]]>
<![CDATA[Why Alabama Young Republicans Are Deserting Roy Moore]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:26:16 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/875055874-Roy-Moore-Alabama-Senate.jpg
The Young Republican Federation of Alabama voted this weekend to suspend support of Roy Moore, the party's nominee for U.S. Senate in next month's special election, NBC News reported.The recent allegations of...

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<![CDATA[Laws Stymie Efforts to Trace Guns Used in Crimes ]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:36:59 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/handguns.jpg
How easily a stolen gun can be matched to one used in a crime depends on laws that can either speed or impede the trace.Making the job easier: mandatory reporting of lost or stolen guns and background checks...

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<![CDATA[Fed Chair Janet Yellen to Step Down]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:05:14 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_17324706612780.jpg
Janet Yellen announced Monday that she will step down from the Federal Reserve board of governors once her successor is sworn in next year. Yellen's term as chairperson ends Feb. 3 — but she could have stayed on

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<![CDATA[Trump Was a 'Factor' in Decision to Retire, Says GOP Rep.]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:06:49 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/troAP_17324678770142.jpg
Republican Rep. Dave Trott told CNBC on Monday that President Donald Trump was a "factor" in his decision to retire from the House at the end of his second term."We have different styles and I sometimes don't...

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump Is Shutting Down His Charitable Foundation]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:07:01 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/donaldtrumpatcabinetmeetingfeuerherd.jpg
President Donald Trump's charitable foundation, which last year admitted violating federal rules on "self-dealing," is in the process of dissolving, according to newly filed documents reviewed by NBC News.The...

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<![CDATA[WH: US Increases Pressure on North Korea With Designation]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:56:36 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_NK_TILLERSON_REAX_112017-151121369698300002.jpg
During a White House press briefing Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism is part of a plan to increase pressure on the country.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Designates North Korea a State Sponsor of Terror]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:28:53 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+NK+STATE+SPONSOR+THUMB.jpg
President Donald Trump designated North Korea a state sponsor of terror during a cabinet meeting Monday. Citing repeated nuclear threats, support of international terror and Kim Jong Un's suspected involvement...]]>
<![CDATA[Gun Theft From Legal Owners Is on the Rise, Fueling Violence]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:34:13 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/missingpieces-poster.jpg
Hundreds of thousands of firearms stolen from the homes and vehicles of legal owners are flowing each year into underground markets, and the numbers are rising. Those weapons often end up in the hands of people...
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<![CDATA[Moore Accuser Details How Ala. Senate Candidate 'Seduced Me']]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:05:09 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2017-11-20+at+8.22.28+AM.png
The woman who alleges that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore had sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was 32 says she feels "like a weight has been lifted" since she came forward, after waiting...

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<![CDATA[Trump 'Doesn't Know Who to Believe' About Moore: Mulvaney]]> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:36:46 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/transgender-trump.jpg
Mick Mulvaney, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, defended President Donald Trump for his silence on the sexual allegations against Roy Moore, saying Trump "doesn't know who...

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<![CDATA[Clintons Call Out Trump, Putin at Political Event]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:45:46 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/clintons+irving.JPG
Former president Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared together onstage Friday for the first time since the 2016 presidential election to answer a host of political and personal...

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<![CDATA[Trump to Pay His Own Legal Bills in Russian Probe]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:26:57 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/862049442-Trump-McConnell-Press.jpg
President Donald Trump has began paying for his own legal defense in connection with the FBI's investigation into the influence of Russian meddling in national elections, CNBC reported. The Republican National

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<![CDATA[Moore Scandal Ignites Fundraising Explosion for Opponent]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:52:37 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jonesAP_17318718341273.jpg
The Roy Moore scandal has unleashed a torrent of online donations to Democrat Doug Jones, who was collecting around $250,000 per day in its immediate aftermath, according to two sources familiar with the matter...

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<![CDATA[White House Defends Trump's Reaction to Franken Allegations]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:41:12 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_SHS_FRANKEN_MOORE_111717-151095147671400002.jpg
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump has responded to sexual misconduct allegations against both Alabama Senatorial Candidate Roy Moore and Minnesota Senator Al...]]>
<![CDATA[Senators Hatch, Brown Trade Barbs in Tax Debate]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:11:20 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/US-Taxes-Hatch-Brown-Lon-NR-151093378913800002.jpg
Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch and Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown exchanged heated words in a Senate Finance committee hearing debating the tax bill overhaul. The Senate version of tax bill was approved...]]>
<![CDATA[Franken Fallout: Colleagues Respond to Allegations]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:08:51 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/LV50FWEB11172017_MP4-151092304922800002.jpg
U.S. Senator Al Franken is asking his colleagues to investigate his own behavior after new allegations of sexual misconduct.]]>