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CT lawmakers defy Obama with override of veto on terrorism lawsuit bill

Connecticut U.S. Sens. Christopher Murphy, right, and Richard Blumenthal

Updated at 4:15 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Every member of Connecticut’s all-Democratic congressional delegation voted Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of of legislation allowing lawsuits against foreign sponsors of terrorism. It is the first override of an Obama veto. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro seek to override Obama veto of terrorism lawsuit bill

President Obama addresses the nation.

Updated at 8:20 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Rep. Rosa DeLauro are at the forefront of an effort to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would help the families of the victims of the September 11th attacks sue Saudi Arabia. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers wary of Obama’s war powers request

President Obama

WASHINGTON – Connecticut lawmakers were skeptical and cautious in their response to President Obama’s request for authorization to expand the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic state, especially when it came to the president’s request to allow troops to operate on the ground for limited periods. Continue Reading →

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CT insurers, businesses press balky Congress to approve terrorism risk bill

WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s property and casualty insurers and other vulnerable businesses are urging Congress to beat a Dec. 31 deadline to renew a program designed to help pay for the costs of a terrorist attack. The GOP-led House is balking at considering a bill approved by the Senate in April with strong bipartisan support. Continue Reading →

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