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Hawaii's Eric Cantor Moment

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 08.14.2014 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

The only question now is if the anyone-but-Abercrombie guy, David Ige, can wage an effective statewide race against two guys who have already done it (Aiona and Hannemann).

Tom Foley Wins Republican Nomination To Challenge Dannel Malloy

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Businessman Tom Foley has won the Republican nomination to challenge Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) to lead Connecticut, the Associated Press reports. Fol...

Gov Makes Newtown Response A Campaign Issue

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is making a campaign issue of his handling of the 2012 mass school shooting in Newtown, using it as he ...

Randi Weingarten, Twitter, and 'Secret Society' Membership

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 09.09.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

I wonder exactly what "progressive agenda advancing" organizations Weingarten and her sidekick Ringuette have decided to "invest" in on behalf of AFT members. Just don't ask her about those investment specifics.

Governors Join Forces To Take On Major Crisis

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

By Scott Malone WALTHAM, Mass., June 17 (Reuters) - The governors of five New England states said on Tuesday they would begin to share...

Adoptees Are Finally Winning Birth Certificate Rights

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., June 16 (Reuters) - Marco Vasi was adopted nearly 28 years ago and as an only child is still very cl...

Connecticut Almost Banned Chocolate Milk In School Lunches Thanks To Big Screwup

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

If this week's bill in Connecticut is any proof, politics and chocolate milk are a bad mix. On Wednesday, state lawmakers passed legislation that w...

New Poll Brings Troubling News For Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

A slight plurality of Connecticut voters say that Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) does not deserve to be reelected, and public opinion is divided on the job he...

Dems Challenge State's Campaign Finance Law

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

By Scott Malone April 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Democratic Governors' Association on Wednesday sued the state of Connecticut, saying it...

Ex-Connecticut Governor Charged In Campaign Scheme

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, a rising Republican star before he resigned 10 years ago in a corruption scandal th...

Connecticut Raises The Bar With Latest Minimum Wage Hike

AP | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation Thursday that will raise Connecticut's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour...

Connecticut Legislature Passes Minimum Wage Bill

Reuters | Richard Weizel | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

(Adds statements from President Barack Obama, paragraphs 8-9) By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., March 26 (Reuters) - Con...

Connecticut Senate Approves Bill To Raise Minimum Wage To $10.10

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., March 26 (Reuters) - Connecticut's senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would raise the minimum ...

Minimum Wage Increase Gets Boost In Connecticut

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill pushed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to increase Connecticut's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017 has cleared a key leg...

GOP Governor Makes Surprising Move To Preserve Food Stamps In His State

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) made a shocking move to protect food stamp recipients on Wednesday, forestalling congressional cuts to the benefits ...

Obama To Campaign For Minimum Wage Hike Despite Opposition

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will take his campaign to increase the minimum wage on the road in the coming week in an effo...

Friday Talking Points -- Republicans' Foot-Shooting Party

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Even when Republicans weren't shooting at their own feet this week, it appears they were conducting a circular firing squad instead. The 2014 campaign, in other words, is off to a raucous start... and it's only February.

Louisiana Governor Defends Harsh Obama Criticism

AP | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal is defending his harsh criticism of President Barack Obama within yards of the Oval Office, saying "in America w...

Dem Gov Doubles Down On GOP Rival's 'Baseless' Criticism

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) doubled down Tuesday on his criticism of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), calling his GOP colleague's minimum wage ...

Governors: Obamacare Is Here To Stay

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive politics of health care have divided the nation, but America's governors, Republicans and Democrats alike, suggest t...

Governors To Warn Obama Against Downsizing The Military

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

(Corrects that the governors cited the National Guard as a planned topic of discussion with Obama) By Aruna Viswanatha ...

Here's When You Can Buy Medical Pot In Connecticut

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., Jan 28 (Reuters) - Medical marijuana will go on sale in Connecticut by summer 2014, dispensed throug...

State's Gun Owners Rush To Register Firearms Ahead Of New Laws

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut gun owners are rushing to register certain firearms and ammunition that will be considered illegal contraband in ...

State Police Commissioner Retiring Amid Sandy Hook Criticisms

The Hartford Courant | Dave Altimari | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

State Police Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford is leaving his post this week, ending his three-year tenure as the first African American to lead the sta...

Deadly Crash Prompts Governors To Press Safety Debate

Pew's Stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...