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Amid Democratic discord, Malloy takes reins of party platform committee

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy seemed to make amends with the Bernie Sanders campaign at the Democratic Party Platform Committee meeting in Orlando, Fla., Friday.

Gov. Dannel Malloy presided Friday over the Democratic Platform Committee meeting in Orlando, Fla., an event held under the pall of the shooting deaths of five police officers the night before in Dallas and shootings this week by police officers of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. The platform is usually overshadowed by the drama of officially nominating candidates for president and vice president at the convention. But not this year. Continue Reading →

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After Dallas shooting, Murphy knocks Congress for inaction on gun control

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy filibusters on the Senate floor Wednesday.

WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s members of Congress called for calm, prayers, healing and justice in the wake of the shooting of five police officers in Dallas and the slaying by police of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. But Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., also slammed Congress for inaction on gun control. Continue Reading →

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No Ex-Im bank, so GE says it may move jobs overseas


WASHINGTON – General Electric announced Tuesday that it may move about 500 U.S. jobs to France, Hungary and China because of Congress’s failure to extend the charter of the Export-Import Bank. It is an issue that could also influence the Connecticut-based company’s search for a new headquarters. Continue Reading →

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