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  • On Obamacare, could all Democrats really be as clueless as Sen. Schumer?

    The biggest political error committed by Democrats over the last four years has been to run away from their signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act. As a result, they've allowed Republicans and conservatives to depict a measure...
  • Cheese bests Mac in quest for Obama's Thanksgiving turkey pardon

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday pardoned a turkey named Cheese to mark the country's Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, when roasted turkey is the traditional main course. Obama, in a light-hearted ceremony before a small group of White House...
  • Primaries belong to the parties

    Primaries belong to the parties
    Election Day is the open primary day. Democrats have no business being able to help choose Republican Party primary candidates. Republicans have no business being able to help choose Democratic Party primary candidates. I am a registered independent for a...
  • Holder says Justice Department helping to isolate violent protesters in Ferguson

    WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday the Justice Department is helping local officials and citizens in Ferguson identity and isolate people committing violence during demonstrations in that city and surrounding areas. Holder made that...
  • By doing nothing, GOP forces Obama to act on immigration

    By doing nothing, GOP forces Obama to act on immigration
    President Obama took action on the immigration issue. He was not the first president to take executive action on immigration and probably won't be the last. This is something he has promised to do. He waited more than a year for House Speaker John Boehner...
  • Sen. Warner: Virginia ship repair industry should be "part of the fight"

    Sen. Warner: Virginia ship repair industry should be "part of the fight"
    Sen. Mark R. Warner delivered a pre-Thanksgiving Day message to members of the Virginia Ship Repair Association Tuesday, apologizing in advance for giving them some indigestion. Previous spending cuts have put a big dent in maintenance for Navy ships,...
  • Democrats erred by pushing health care overhaul, Schumer says

    WASHINGTON Breaking ranks, one of the nation's top Democrats said Tuesday that the party made a major political mistake when it pushed a health care overhaul instead of programs directly benefiting the middle class. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York,...
  • Top Democrat says Obama focus on healthcare in 2009 was mistake

    A top U.S. Senate Democrat said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats made a major political blunder in 2009 when they chose to focus on healthcare reform instead of concentrating on fixing the economy. Charles Schumer, the...
  • Simsbury Selectmen Vote To Decrease First Selectman's Salary Mid-Term

    SIMSBURY — The board of selectmen voted to decrease First Selectman Mary Glassman's salary by 35 percent effective in July — a move Glassman called "insulting" and "suspicious." "I'm very disappointed that the board of selectmen made a mid-...
  • What's next, what's not in wake of Michael Brown decision

    WASHINGTON What now? Another heated national conversation has begun, following the decision by a St. Louis County grand jury not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. There will be talk, lots of talk,...
  • Democrats vow to thwart emerging Republican budget plan

    Democrats in Congress on Tuesday vowed to reject an emerging Republican effort to split immigration-related funding from a full-year government spending bill that avoids a government shutdown. The plan, being pushed by some conservative Republicans...