Analysis: Democratic nomination contest doesn't look like any from the past

Gina Hammett, of Hinsdale, N.H., leaves the Millstream Community Center, in Hinsdale, after casting her vote in the New Hampshire presidential primary elections, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Halfway through the early state primaries and caucuses, Democrats are no closer to clarifying their nominating contest than they were at the turn of the New Year. In the coming two contests - Nevada's caucuses next Saturday and South Carolina's...

Trump bucks Barr's request to stop tweeting about Justice Department

President Donald Trump on Friday bucked his attorney general's public request to stop tweeting about criminal cases just as the department prepared to reveal it would not charge a former FBI official Trump considers a political foe - significantly...

Justice Department won't charge McCabe, the former FBI official who authorized investigation of Trump

The Justice Department will not charge former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe with lying to investigators about a media disclosure, according to people familiar with the matter and McCabe's legal team, ending a long-running inquiry into a top law...

Facebook to allow paid political messages that aren't ads

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a campaign rally at the Buffalo Soldier Museum in Houston, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner stands at right. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Facebook has decided to allow a type of paid political message that had sidestepped many of the social network's rules governing political ads

Limbaugh draws bipartisan criticism for Buttigieg remarks

First lady Melania Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh as his wife Kathryn watches during the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh is drawing bipartisan criticism for saying the country won't elect openly gay Democrat Pete Buttigieg because it's not ready for a president who 'loves to kiss his husband on the debate stage

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With impeachment over, critics see Trump 'retribution tour'

President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In the week since his acquittal on impeachment charges, a fully emboldened President Donald Trump is demonstrating his determination to assert an iron grip on government

In South, Bloomberg aims to move past stop-and-frisk remarks

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg speaks during a rally at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Michael Bloomberg is on a two-day campaign swing through the South

With field hardly winnowed, a muddled mix departs New Hampshire

The Democratic presidential race burst out of the New Hampshire primary this week into a new and highly unusual phase - with at least a half-dozen viable candidates, each facing an unpredictable path and major hurdles to overcome.

Klobuchar surged in New Hampshire. Can she make it count?

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks at her election night party, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar is hoping her strong third-place finish in New Hampshire will provide enough momentum to be competitive in Nevada and the states that come next in the nominating contest

Analysis: Sanders win ups pressure on moderates to coalesce

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives to speak to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is benefiting from a crowded and fractured Democratic presidential field

Sanders edges Buttigieg in New Hampshire Democratic primary; Klobuchar 3rd; Warren, Biden way back

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., kisses his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders, as he speaks to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary election Tuesday night, narrowly edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight

4 prosecutors quit after Justice decides to recommend reduced prison time for Trump ally

In this Nov. 12, 2019, file photo, Roger Stone, a longtime Republican provocateur and former confidant of President Donald Trump, waits in line at the federal court in Washington. The Justice Department said Tuesday it will take the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it will seek for Stone, an announcement that came just hours after President Donald Trump complained that the recommended sentence for his longtime ally and confidant was “very horrible and unfair.

Four lawyers who prosecuted Roger Stone have quit the case after the Justice Department said it would take the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it would seek for President Donald Trump's longtime ally and confidant

In 2015 audio, Bloomberg advocates targeting minorities

In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to supporters, in Detroit. Bloomberg won the votes of New Hampshire's Dixville Notch community, hanging onto its tradition of being among the first to cast ballots in the presidential primary, early Tuesday, Feb. 11. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Michael Bloomberg is under fire for resurfaced comments in which he says the way to bring down murder rates is to "put a lot of cops" in minority neighborhoods because that's where "all the crime is

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Lamont abandons New London on wind deal

A 2003 state law might allow New London to tax the new wind port planned for State Pier, if the...

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Local Democrats still sorting out the presidential field

Members of the media watch the broadcast of the Democratic presidential primary debate, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Iowa and New Hampshire give voters a lot to consider on who can best combat Trump

Workers, volunteers needed for upcoming census

There are countless ways to make sure your community gets correctly counted in this year's census. In addition to filling out your own census response and encouraging friends and family to do their civic duty, the census is looking for both...

Public hearing to be held Tuesday on Groton City municipal projects

A public hearing will be held Tuesday on proposed municipal projects in the City of Groton.

Police say man stabbed during large fight at Foxwoods

Mashantucket Tribal Police Chief William D. Dittman said a man suffered multiple stab wounds early Saturday following a large fight in the Centrale Bar in the Fox Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino.