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  • What Do NFL Replacement Refs, Congress and Political Candidates Have In Common? How About "Stereotype Threat?"

    There's a psychological phenomenon called "stereotype threat," which boils down to the idea that poor expectations can often lead to poor performance. The subject came up in this article about the horrible job done by the NFL's replacement refs during...
  • Connecticut Politicians Use Digital Advertising To Target Highly Specific Voter Groups

    Connecticut Politicians Use Digital Advertising To Target Highly Specific Voter Groups
    Linda McMahon is promoting her U.S. Senate candidacy on the "personalized" radio website Pandora — possibly targeting Connecticut listeners who are both likely Republican primary voters and enjoy wrestling theme songs. Over on Capitol Report...
  • Connecticut Campaign Weirdness: Garfield and New SuperPAC To Help An Anti-SuperPAC Candidate Named Murphy

    Connecticut Campaign Weirdness: Garfield and New SuperPAC To Help An Anti-SuperPAC Candidate Named Murphy
    You know we’ve reached a new stage of uber-weirdness when Connecticut’s former election law watchdog becomes a front-man for a new SuperPAC formed to raise millions of dollars for a candidate who allegedly hates SuperPACs. The former state...
  • Murphy Wins Democratic Primary For U.S. Senate

    Murphy Wins Democratic Primary For U.S. Senate
    With wide advantages in fundraising, endorsements, and the Democratic party's backing, Chris Murphy roared to victory Tuesday night over former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz in the U.S. Senate primary. With this win, Murphy, 39, solidified his...
  • Linda McMahon Pins Connecticut Senate Nomination

    Linda McMahon Pins Connecticut Senate Nomination
    Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon has won the Connecticut Senate nomination.  On Tuesday, McMahon defeated former U.S. Representative Christopher Shays in the Republican GOP Primary.  This is the second time McMahon has been chosen over a veteran...
  • Congressman Chris Murphy Faces His First Race As An Incumbent

    Congressman Chris Murphy Faces His First Race As An Incumbent
    It's a brilliant September Sunday, and U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy is striding across driveways in Tariffville, trawling for votes one door at a time, like a guy running for small-town selectman. Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut's 5th District, tells a...
  • Chris Murphy Wins 2nd Term

    Riding a national wave of anti-Republican discontent, freshman Congressman Chris Murphy won an easy victory in the sprawling 5th District Tuesday, winning in nearly every municipality as he turned back a challenge from state Sen. David Cappiello. Murphy,...
  • Tiny Working Families Party A Coalition Pushing Labor Agenda

    Of the 1.9 million voters in Connecticut, only 15 are registered with the Working Families Party. "I don't know who any of them are," said Jon Green, executive director of the party. Is he one? "No," he said, laughing. Confused? What the Working...
  • Cappiello, Murphy Debate

    U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, D-5th District, and Republican David Cappiello faced one another in a debate Monday morning — but it was a third politician who sparked the most heated arguments. President Bush was, of course, far from the Four Points by...
  • Will Smith Producing 'Karate Kid' Remake for Son

    Jaden Smith is set to star in a remake of "The Karate Kid," to be produced by his daddy, Will. The long-rumored project is moving forward with a 2009 shoot date, according to Variety. Will Smith will produced the Columbia Pictures release through his...
  • Deluca's Fate Hard For Senate To Decide

    There are things about Sen. Louis DeLuca's case that no one, including the senator himself, disputes. ``I pled guilty because I was,'' DeLuca told a Senate committee last Monday under oath. That guilty plea, for conspiracy to threaten, had its roots in a...