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  • Is $80 Million the Market Price for a Connecticut U.S. Senate Seat?

    Is $80 Million the Market Price for a Connecticut U.S. Senate Seat?
    Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon has now chucked more than $27 million of her own fortune into her latest Republican campaign for the U.S. Senate. It seems certain she'll spend at least another $3 million before Election Day. So,...
  • In U.S. Senate Race, McMahon And Murphy Sticking To Prepared Scripts

    On the campaign trail today, prepared statements have replaced free-wheeling press conferences, attack ads dominate and reporters are kept at a distance. These highly scripted campaigns have more in common with reality TV than with politics of the past,...
  • Controversies dim GOP hopes to take over Senate

    Controversies dim GOP hopes to take over Senate
    Even before a second Republican Senate candidate tripped over incendiary comments about rape, GOP leaders in Washington knew that their once promising chances of winning control of the Senate had diminished. Whether Richard Mourdock of Indiana can move...
  • Reid urges cooperation as Democrats expand Senate control

    Reid urges cooperation as Democrats expand Senate control
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Republicans to cooperate with an expanded Democratic majority Wednesday, a day after the Democrats picked up at least one more seat in the chamber. "It is better to dance than to fight," said Reid, D-Nevada....
  • Democrats Hold onto Narrow Majority in U.S. Senate

    Democrats Hold onto Narrow Majority in U.S. Senate
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided, and highly polarized, Congress. The balance of power was likely to shift by no more than a seat or two,...
  • One Millionaire to Another: Glad U.S. Senate Seats Can't Be Bought

    One Millionaire to Another: Glad U.S. Senate Seats Can't Be Bought
    One of the more amusing responses to Republican Linda McMahon's defeat in Connecticut's U.S. Senate race came from our other U.S. Senator, Democrat Dick Blumenthal. He was commenting on the fact that ex-World Wrestling Entertainment CEO McMahon spent...
  • Crime & Punishment: Linda McMahon Offers to Repay 35-Year Old Debts

    Crime & Punishment: Linda McMahon Offers to Repay 35-Year Old Debts
    Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon has assailed her opponent, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, about his failure to pay rent and mortgage a few years ago, even challenging the Democrat to release documents about his foreclosure scare. Reporters then asked...
  • UConn Poll Questions: Where Were All the Unaffiliateds Hiding Out?

    UConn Poll Questions: Where Were All the Unaffiliateds Hiding Out?
    A closer look at last week's University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll on our state's heated U.S. Senate race raises some interesting questions about who was actually answering the poll questions. Like, where the hell were all the independent...
  • What Do NFL Replacement Refs, Congress and Political Candidates Have In Common? How About "Stereotype Threat?"

    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...
  • Temperament, Ability Make Murphy Best Democrat For Senate

    U.S. Senate seats in Connecticut open rarely. One of those opportunities for change occurs this year, with the retirement of independent DemocratJoseph I. Liebermanafter four terms — 24 years — in office. The Courant's editorial board...
  • Why Bother To Vote?

    Tomorrow is Connecticut's version of the Olympic trials — the state primary elections for Senate and House seats. Voters choose their party's standard-bearers in two of Connecticut's five congressional districts and in the Senate. Why get up a...
  • 8/19/2012-Silly Season Starts Now

    8/19/2012-Silly Season Starts Now
    Let the hideous campaign ads begin! I'm not a registered Republican or Democrat. My attitude is hey, you folks in the different political parties figure it out and send us independents your choices.   Well, they've done just that. Let the games begin!...