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Adrian Gonzalez Refused To Stay With Dodgers At Trump Hotel In Chicago

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When the Dodgers faced the Cubs in Chicago for a regular-season series back in May, the team stayed at the Trump International Hotel and Tower — except for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

The Dodgers’ slugger made accommodations to stay elsewhere during that trip, presumably because the hotel is owned by Donald Trump, according to JP Hoornstra of the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

“I didn’t stay there,” Adrian Gonzalez confirmed. “I had my reasons.”

It’s assumed that Gonzalez’s reasons include an obvious conflict with the Trump, the Republican presidential nominee. Gonzalez is Mexican-American, and one of Trump’s campaign platforms includes a promise to “build a wall” on the Mexican border to ...

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Former Mayor Eddie Perez Has Corruption Convictions Vacated


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Three months after the state Supreme Court found that former Hartford Mayor Eddie A. Perez did not receive a fair trial when he was convicted of corruption in 2010, Perez formally had his convictions thrown out Wednesday.

State prosecutors say they intend to try Perez again on the corruption charges, although no date for the trials have been set. Perez is scheduled to appear again in court on Nov. 14.

Judge Julia D. Dewey, who was the trial judge, took note of the Supreme Court decision and ordered the verdicts vacated.
Perez was convicted in 2010 of five extortion and bribery charges. The convictions were reversed by the state ...

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Lessons Learned By CT Latino ‘Bernie’ Supporters


Last spring, a group of Latinos throughout Connecticut demonstrated their enthusiastic support for the Vermont senator.

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According to Bernie Sanders’ most ardent supporters, Hillary Clinton outmaneuvered Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination.   That allegation not only left many of the Vermont senator’s followers feeling bitter and excluded from the political process, but also left Sanders Latino supporters in Connecticut a bit more pragmatic in their approach to politics in the future. 

As Election Day, November 8th, now nears, members of the “Bernie Sanders movement” say they want to remain politically involved behind people who are inclusive and can be held accountable, even if that means Hillary Clinton, ...

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