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Calling Pete. We have some questions for ya'

It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy (dripping with sarcasm). From TP: A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the records of former New Mexico senator Pete Domenici (R) as part of an investigation into whether “former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, other Bush administration officials or Republicans in Congress should face criminal charges” for the 2006 firings of nine U.S. attorneys. Prosecutors, led by acting Connecticut U.S. Attorney Nora R. Dannehy, are also preparing to interview Scott Jennings, a former aide to Karl Rove.

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Just One Left In New England

There is only one Republican U.S. House member left from New England. There are a total of 22 House members from New England. The six New England states are Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The remaining offending House member is Christopher Shays (Photo above) of Connecticut’s Fourth District. Mr. Shays was first elected in 1987. This district includes both affluent New York City suburbs and struggling urban centers such as Bridgeport. Like you and I as individuals, this district is your proverbial study in contrasts.  In some cases, it may be best to keep at least a few Republicans around. For example, a

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Paul Newman Dead at 83

At the age of 83, Paul Newman died of lung cancer in his Connecticut home. Back in high school, I took a film criticism course in which we watched Cool Hand Luke. It is an incredibly amazing movie. Newman deserved not one, but two, Academy Awards for that performance. My favorite Newman movie is called The Verdict. He played a down-and-out lawyer who was given a “slam dunk” case to put him back on his feet. It is a story about standing up for what you believe in and fighting against a powerful enemy. It is a great movie and I

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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