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Murphy tweets: Trump’s foreign policy pivots are ‘how wars start’

Sen. Chris Murphy

Updated Saturday at 11:45 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, attacked Sen. Chris Murphy for tweeting that Trump’s recent calls with foreign leaders, especially the president of Taiwan, are “how wars start.” Murphy lit up the twitterverse late Friday by attacking Trump for his overtures to foreign leaders. Continue Reading →

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CT business community on watch over ACA repeal effort

The Access Health CT website offers health care coverage for small businesses.

WASHINGTON — GOP plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act would affect individuals who’ve been purchasing their coverage on state exchanges or through the expansion of Medicaid the most, but some who receive their health care from their employers are also likely to be affected. Continue Reading →

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CT Democrats blast Trump’s pick of Price to head HHS

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-!st District

WASHINGTON — Connecticut Democrats on Tuesday sharply criticized President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Rep. Tom Price, the architect of the House GOP’s repeal of the Affordable Care Act, as the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Continue Reading →

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CT senators blast Trump’s infrastructure plan, but hope for compromise

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge was one of hundreds of Connecticut projects, large and small, that were built with earmark funds.

WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s senators on Monday joined a growing Democratic chorus of criticism for President-elect Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan, saying it is unrealistic and unworkable and would result in the building and repair of very few roads and bridges. Continue Reading →

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Lieberman praises Trump’s national security picks

KT McFarland

WASHINGTON — Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, once the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and a Democratic vice presidential candidate, on Friday praised President-elect Donald Trump’s picks for the White House office of national security. Continue Reading →

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Romano, other CT Republicans open to Trump administration jobs

J.R. Romano is congratulated by Ruby O'Neill, the wife of Rep. Art O'Neill.

WASHINGTON — After the Trump transition team selects candidates for top jobs, it will turn its attention to thousands of other positions it must fill – including the entire West Wing staff – and Connecticut GOP Party Chairman J.R. Romano and other state Republicans say they would not mind being in the mix. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal: Sessions to receive ‘exacting, serious scrutiny’

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama speaking to supporters at an August immigration policy speech hosted by Donald Trump in Phoenix. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons)

Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee vowed to give Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, tough scrutiny, setting the groundwork for a contentious confirmation hearing. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal: Lame duck need not be lame

U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON — Congress returns to work this week for a lame-duck session aimed at trying to set aside partisan differences long enough to keep the government from closing. Connecticut’s two Democratic senators also hope some of the state’s priorities will survive in the next six weeks. Continue Reading →

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