The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut has left the community reeling. Colin McEnroe, host of "The Colin McEnroe Show" on Connecticut Public Radio, explains how the state is trying to move forward.
Senate races are tightening around the country, and we’re back on their trail today to take a look at the races in two key states: Connecticut and Missouri. Jason Rosenbaum is a political reporter for the St. Louis Beacon, and Colin McEnroe is the host of "The Colin McEnroe Show" on WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio.
Yesterday, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) announced that he will retire next year. From his public shaming of President Clinton after the Lewinsky affair in 1998, to his Vice Presidential bid with Al Gore in 2000, to his endorsement of John McCain for President in 2008, Joe Lieberman has had a career full of surprises. What is Lieberman's legacy?
Bridgeport's mayor has announced that Democrat Dan Malloy won his city and in turn is the overall winner in Connecticut's gubernatorial election. But Republican Tom Foley has refused to concede. Colin McEnroe, host of the The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR and political columnist for the Hartford Courant, talks about the race and the latest news on the vote count.
Voters in Colorado and Connecticut head to the polls today to vote in primary elections. In Colorado, incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet, who was endorsed by President Obama, is facing a surprisingly hard primary battle. A loss could bring insight into how voters feel about Washington and President Obama. Kirk Johnson, Denver bureau chief for The New York Times, joins us with the latest from the Centennial State.
Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, has spoken at different military gatherings about his time in Vietnam. However, The New York Times dug into his stories and found that he never actually served in that war. Raymond Hernandez broke the story for The New York Times and details his investigation.
A 2007 triple murder of a family in a small town in Connecticut horrified the state, and has become central to the debate over abolishing the death penalty.
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Senate, will announce today that he won't seek re-election for a sixth term. Colin McEnroe joined us from WNPR to talk about the decision.
The Senate needs 60 votes to pass a health care bill, and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) is one of several '60th votes' the Democrats need in order to seal the deal. But the independent Senator from Connecticut has a list of demands he wants met before pledging his support... demands which contradict plans he endorsed as recently as three months ago. We talk with David Kirkpatrick, of The New York Times, and Colin McEnroe, host of WNPR's The Colin McEnroe Show in Connecticut, about Lieberman’s ever-evolving role in American politics.
[See this clip from an interview Lieberman did with the Connecticut Post in September, via Greg Sargent's The Plum Line]