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  • The Stan Simpson Show: Obama's Second Term, Capitol News, UConn Sports

    In the first segment, Stan talks with University of Hartford associate professor Bilal Sekou about some of the controversial issues that have arisen during President Barack Obama's second term. Up next, Christine Stewart of www.ctnewsjunkie.com talks...
  • President Obama prepares to increase sanctions on Russia

    U.S., European nations to levy coordinated sanctions on Russia
    President Obama and European leaders have agreed on a new, coordinated set of sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s continued role in supporting separatist fighters in neighboring Ukraine, a senior administration official said Monday....
  • U.S. officials defend Kerry from Israeli criticism

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obama administration officials rallied to the defense of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday after withering criticism in Israel of Kerry's failed attempt to secure a ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians. The...
  • U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says

    U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday. Large-scale surveillance, on top of the Obama administration's crackdown on...
  • Netanyahu rebuffs UN cease-fire call, warns Israelis of 'prolonged campaign'

    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Monday that there would be no letup in the battle against the militant Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip and warned Israelis to be prepared for a long conflict. Netanyahu made his vow as...
  • Absent on immigration reform

    WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's paralysis on immigration is so complete -- and so utterly irresponsible -- that President Obama has no choice but to act on his own. Just say the word immigration and most GOP members of Congress either change the...
  • Democrats' impeachment fixation

    Democrats' impeachment fixation
    "Sorry to email you late on a Friday, but I need your urgent support," Nancy Pelosi wrote me. The House minority leader went on to explain that, "for the first time in history, Congress voted to sue a sitting president." And "Today: the White House...
  • U.N. disabilities treaty deserves ratification

    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities should not be controversial: It requires equal access for the disabled and bans discrimination against them in all countries that sign on. There is no question that the Senate should...
  • Republican calls to impeach President Obama? Great news for Democrats

    Republican calls to impeach President Obama? Great news for Democrats
    Political enemies of President Obama have pretty much been calling for his impeachment since shortly after he took the oath of office in 2009. But this month, the volume of impeachment chatter rose a few notches, goosed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah...
  • Employer health insurance mandate a political orphan

    Employer health insurance mandate a political orphan
    When President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, its requirement that large employers provide health coverage or pay a penalty seemed to many supporters a key pillar of the effort to guarantee health coverage to Americans. Four years later and after...
  • Online Poll Shows Foley Leading Malloy In Race For Governor

     Online Poll Shows Foley Leading Malloy In Race For Governor
    Republican candidate Tom Foley is leading Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a new online poll that its sponsor acknowledges has shortcomings in its methodology and accuracy. The online poll found 42 percent of voters surveyed supported Foley, with only...