Former President Donald Trump Threatens Legal Action Against CNN

Former President Donald Trump and his attorney sent a letter to the Cable News Network (CNN), threatening legal action against the news network.

According to the former President, the company made “repeated defamatory statements” against him throughout his presidency and since he returned to life as a private citizen.

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Republican Governors Association Slams Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont over Public Safety Record

The Republicans Governors Association (RGA) slammed Governor Ned Lamont’s record on public safety, following a deadly week in the state.

Over the past days, multiple incidents left individuals in Connecticut in police custody or in the hospital due to gun violence.

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Connecticut Introduces Loan Program for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Connecticut on Monday launched a new loan program that aims to assist small businesses and nonprofits throughout the state.

The agreement is a new “public-private partnership that provides low-interest loans” to various organizations, with the goal of growing the two sectors in “low-income and historically underserved communities.”

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First Lady Jill Biden, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Visit Connecticut

First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited Connecticut on Wednesday to tout summer education programs in the state.

The duo pointed to the American Rescue Plan, which provided funding to states to host the learning programs and make up for learning loss that occurred during the coronavirus pandemic.

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New Connecticut Law Targets Vehicle Theft

A new Connecticut law will target the state’s motor vehicle theft issue, providing updated structure and procedure for law enforcement officials.

Public Act 22-115, which was approved on a bipartisan basis by the Connecticut General Assembly, takes aim at juveniles with a record at repeated theft attempts.

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Republican National Committee Panel Recommends Milwaukee over Nashville for 2024 GOP Convention

The Site Selection Committee of the Republican National Committee voted to recommend Milwaukee as the host city of the group’s 2024 convention.

In a statement announcing the decision, GOP leaders pointed to the “forthright and professional behavior” of the city’s leaders throughout the process.

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Governor Lamont Calls on Companies in States with Abortion Bans to Relocate to Connecticut

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont pitched companies to relocate to the state, if they are currently located in a state that may implement an abortion ban.

Since the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, some states have enacted abortion bans, often correlated to when an infant’s heartbeat is detected.

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont Names New Secretary of the State

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont on Thursday appointed Mark Kohler as the state’s new secretary of the state.

Kohler will take the place of former Secretary Denise Merrill, who announced her resignation in order to take time to care for her husband.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pledges to ‘Turn Out the Vote’ for Democrats in Key Battleground States

Progressive Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) encouraged individuals to support three Democrats in battleground states.

In an appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and in a subsequent social media post, the New York lawmaker advocated that winning U.S. Senate elections in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Wisconsin would allow Democrats to expand the Supreme Court and abolish the filibuster.

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Connecticut’s Minimum Wage Set to Increase

Connecticut is set to raise its minimum wage from $13.00 per hour to $14.00 per hour in compliance with a law passed by the state’s leaders in 2019.

The legislation implemented a plan to raise the state’s minimum wage from $10.10 in 2019 to $15 over the span of five years.

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New Connecticut Tax Could Raise Diesel Prices to New Highs

A new tax will be hitting certain drivers in Connecticut, as the state’s tax commissioner announced an increase of the state’s diesel tax.

According to an announcement from the office, the rate will increase from 40 cents to 49 cents—a 23 percent increase for consumers.

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Alliance for Free Citizens Denounces Department of Education’s ‘National Parents and Families Engagement Council’

The Alliance for Free Citizens, a education-focused advocacy group, denounced a reported plan by President Joe Biden’s Department of Education to create the “National Parents and Families Engagement Council.”

According to a report from Fox News, the new organization will work to improve the relationship between parents and schools.

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Tea Party Patriots Blast FBI for Monitoring Parents

Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) blasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly using “threat tags” to monitor and investigate concerned parents that the FBI deemed unsafe.

According to a letter from GOP members of the House of Representatives, whistleblowers informed House Republicans that the government agency used the tags to launch investigations across the country.

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Naomi Judd Cause of Death Was a Self-Inflicted Firearm Wound, Family Reveals

Naomi Judd, the legendary country music singer, died of a self-inflicted firearm wound, the musician’s family revealed.

The matriarch of the Judd family battled with depression and mental illness, as her daughter Ashley noted in an interview with Diane Sawyer on “Good Morning America” that it is “important to make the distinction between the loved one and the disease.”

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Connecticut Governor Lamont Commits to Signing Pro-Abortion Legislation into Law

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont reaffirmed his commitment to signing pro-abortion legislation, once it arrives on his desk.

The measure, House Bill 5414, would help protect “medical providers and patients seeking abortion care in Connecticut who may be traveling from other states that have outlawed abortion.”

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Latest Report Shows Continued Budget Surplus for Connecticut Leaders

Officials in Connecticut have even more funds to use than originally expected, according to a new Consensus Revenue Forecast from the Office of Policy and Management.

The report projects more than $22 billion in General Fund revenue, a stark increase from estimated funds with the budget passed last year.

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Americans for Limited Government Urges Congress to Defund Biden’s Plan for ‘Disinformation Governance Board’

Americans for Limited Government, an organization that supports reducing the size and scope of government, urged Congress to defund a portion of the federal code that allows President Biden to create a “Disinformation Governance Board.”

Biden created the new board under the Department of Homeland Security and claims it will focus on misinformation about the Southern border, while preparing for Russian disinformation threats.

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Gov. DeSantis Signs Legislation to Strip Walt Disney Company of Self-Governing Status

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation on Friday to strip Walt Disney World’s special status that granted the amusement park broad powers to self-govern.

The old agreement, which took place in 1967, has permitted the venue to work as a quasi-governmental agency and maintain the same authority as a county government.

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New Initiative Seeks to Counter ‘Woke’ Corporate Policies

The Boardroom Initiative, a new joint project from the Job Creators Network Foundation (JCNF), Free Enterprise Project, and Second Vote, aims to counter “woke” policies in corporate America.

The group will be led by former president and CEO of McDonald’s Ed Rensi and hopes to focus corporations on their business goals, rather than political policies.

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Governor Lamont Announces Slew of Judicial Nominations

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont on Wednesday announced a slew of new judicial nominations, including one to fill a future vacancy on the state’s Supreme Court.

In total, Lamont nominated 13 individuals to the judicial branch, ranging from the Supreme Court seat to the Connecticut Superior Court.

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Governor Lamont Awards Contract for Study to Ensure ‘Equitable Outcomes’

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced on Monday a new contract that was awarded to Griffin & Strong, P.C, a law and public policy consulting firm in Atlanta, Georgia.

The contract will give the group almost $900,000 for an “independent disparity study relative to the State of Connecticut’s contracting practices and procedures.”

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‘Gasoline Misery Index’ Details Direct Impact of Record-High Gas Prices

The “Gasoline Misery Index” from the Metro Business Daily Network details the direct impact record-high gas prices have had on consumers across the United States.

Since President Joe Biden took office, prices of gas and other goods and services have continued to increase, as many peaked after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Connecticut Attorney General Investigating Gas Stations for Potential Violation of Gas Tax Holiday

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong is investigating dozens of potential violations of the state’s gas tax holiday by gas stations throughout the state.

If a specific station is found to have violated the law, the Attorney General’s office may impose penalties, including injunctive terms, restitution, and civil financial penalties.

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West Haven Misused Overwhelming Amount of Coronavirus Relief Funds, New Audit Finds

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The city of West Haven misspent roughly 80 percent of the money awarded to the local government through coronavirus pandemic relief funds (CRF), according to a new audit.

The review, published by the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, showed that approximately $893,000 spent by the government “did not meet the CRF criteria.”

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Voter Reference Foundation Sues New Mexico for More Transparent Voter Rolls

The Voter Reference Foundation (VRF) filed a federal lawsuit against Democrat Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Democrat Attorney General Hector Balderas in an attempt to secure more transparent voter rolls.

According to a press release from the group, they “filed a First Amendment lawsuit in federal court against top Democrat officials in New Mexico to ensure the public’s right to view public voter rolls is not blocked.”

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Daily Wire CEO Jeremy Boreing Creates Razor Brand to Compete with ‘Woke’ Brands

Jeremy Boreing, the co-CEO of the Nashville-based Daily Wire, announced the creation of a new razor brand to battle “woke” companies that infuse politics into business.

Specifically, the new brand, entitled Jeremy’s Razors,” targets Harry’s Razors, a company that pulled their advertising from the media outlet.

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Connecticut Gas Prices Dip Down, Remain Above National Average

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Connecticut’s gas prices have slowly dipped down after reaching historic highs following the decision from President Joe Biden to ban the import of Russian oil.

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), drivers are paying $4.337 per gallon at the pump, compared to $4.465 one week ago. 

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U.S. Senate Candidate Leora Levy Blasts Blumenthal over Stock Trading Controversy

U.S. Senate candidate Leora Levy blasted Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) over a controversy that centers around an ethics complaint against the lawmaker.

“Richard Blumenthal parsing & denying that he owns individual stocks is the 2022 version of ‘It depends on what the meaning of is, is…’ Just another double-speaking career politician who has lost his perspective on truth,” the candidate tweeted.

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Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal Calls for Additional Support for Ukraine

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called for additional support for Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion of the sovereign country.

Blumenthal’s remarks, which encouraged the passage of two measures to punish the invading country, follow a bipartisan Congressional visit to Poland and the Ukrainian border.

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Connecticut Files Motion to End Federal Oversight of Department of Children and Families

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and Attorney General William Tong filed a joint motion to end federal oversight of the state’s Department of Children and Families (DCF).

In 1989, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of children that fell under the services of the state agency, arguing the children were subject to alleged abuse and neglect. Therefore, an order gave federal officials continued oversight of the group.

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Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Attending House Democratic Retreat

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) on Saturday announced she tested positive for COVID-19, after attending a retreat in Philadelphia for Democrats in the House of Representatives. According to DeLauro, she contracted the virus despite being fully vaccinated and boosted and has only experienced mild symptoms. “While I tested negative earlier this…

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Connecticut Attorney General William Tong Announces Historic Settlement with Purdue Pharma

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong on Thursday announced an historic settlement that will force members of the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma to pay out $6 billion for their role in the opioid epidemic.

The drug company, which distributed OxyContin, must be “dissolved or sold by 2024 and [ban] the Sacklers from the opioid business in the United States.”

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Connecticut School District Moves to Optional Masking After Relaxed, Statewide Restrictions

Waterbury Public Schools will shift to optional mask requirements on March 7, according to a letter distributed to students, parents, and staff.

The district, which had previously remained hesitant, will allow students to continue to wear a mask, if they do not feel comfortable.

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Watchdog Group Files Ethics Complaint Against Senator Blumenthal over Stock Trades

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is facing an ethics complaint related to stock trading and filed by a nonpartisan watchdog group.

The organization, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), urged the Senate Select Committee on Ethics to investigate the Connecticut lawmaker for failing to disclose multiple stock transactions.

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Report Shows Connecticut Gas Prices Continue to Rise, Impact Residents

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Gas prices continue to rise throughout Connecticut, inflicting pain on residents throughout the state

According to data compiled by AAA, the state’s prices are above the national average, sitting at $3.75 per gallon. The number is an 8-cent increase from the previous week alone.

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Husband and Wife Plead Guilty to Espionage-Related Charges, Disclosed Restricted Data to Undercover FBI Agent

A husband and wife, Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to communicate restricted data, as the husband attempted to disclose confidential information to someone he believed was a representative of a foreign government.

Originally, Jonathan Toebbe sent a package to a foreign government, listing an address in Pittsburgh for the return. The package contained a sample of restricted data, related to his work as a nuclear engineer assigned to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.

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Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler Calls for Release of State’s Standardized Test Scores

Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) called on the Pennsylvania Department of Education to release the scores of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) for students throughout the state.

The test, which is a “standards-based, criterion-referenced assessment which provides students, parents, educators and citizens with an understanding of student and school performance related to the attainment of proficiency of the academic standards,” measures scores in English language arts, mathematics, and science and technology.

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Former President Trump Backs Wyoming Legislation to End Crossover Voting

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday backed state-level legislation that would end crossover voting in Wyoming primary elections.

The bill, introduced by State Senator Bo Biteman (R-Ranchester), would prevent an individual from changing party affiliations on the day of the primary elections.

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San Francisco Parents Lead Recall of Three School Board Members

Parents and residents of San Francisco overwhelmingly voted to recall three school board members in the city’s first recall election since 1983.

Alison Collins, Faauuga Moliga and Gabriella Lopez all lost their positions on the governing body, as the “Yes” option to the recall question gained more than 70 percent in all three cases. 

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Tea Party Patriots Action Slam Clinton Campaign, Media over Campaign Spy Allegations

Tea Party Patriots Action slammed members of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the media, after Special Counsel John Durham filed a motion that detailed Clinton’s team paid individuals to “infiltrate” servers in Trump Tower and the White House.

The filing comes after former President Donald Trump made similar statements in the past; however, members of the media quickly dismissed the claims.

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Governor Ron DeSantis Shreds Biden over Decision to Revoke Emergency Use Authorization for Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis shredded President Joe Biden’s administration over the decision to revoke the emergency use authorization for Regeneron and Eli Lilly monoclonal antibody treatments.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the treatments are not effective against the Omicron variant. Because the variant accounts for most cases of the coronavirus across the country, leaders of the agency limited its use.

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First Liberty Institute Amends Lawsuit, Sues for Religious Protections for All Members of the Navy

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The First Liberty Institute (FLI) on Monday amended their lawsuit against the Department of Defense and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to sue for religious protections for all members of the U.S. Navy.

The suit, which originally only included U.S. Navy SEALs, claims the Navy has been unwilling to grant religious exemptions to the coronavirus mandate handed down by President Joe Biden.

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Governor Whitmer Touts ‘Delivering for Older Michiganders,’ Despite Newly-Released Report on Nursing Home Deaths

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Saturday touted her record for “delivering for older Michiganders,” ahead of her State of the State address.

Seemingly, the governor ignored a recent report that demonstrated thousands of additional deaths in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities that were not reported by her administration’s Department of Health and Human Services.

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Professor Jordan Peterson Surrenders Full Time Status at University of Toronto, Warns of Dangers of Certain ‘Social Justice’ Initiatives

Jordan Peterson, a long time professor at the University of Toronto, announced on Wednesday that he will surrender his full time status, largely due to social justice initiatives of the university and higher education in general.

However, Peterson will remain at the school. He will receive the title of professor emeritus, a title normally awarded to a retired professor who wishes to remain involved in academia.

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