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Larson sponsors measure authorizing use of force if Iran breaks nuclear deal

U.S. Rep. John Larson

WASHINGTON – Rep John Larson, D-1st District, said he supports a deal with Iran aimed at curbing the nation’s nuclear ambitions – but he also introduced legislation that would give the Obama administration authority to use military force against Tehran. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers hopeful, but adopt wait-and-see stance on Iran deal

Former Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman testifies on the Iran nuclear agreement before a U.S. House committee Tuesday. On the right is retired general Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency.

WASHINGTON — Reaction in Congress to the historic Iran deal ranged from condemnation to hope it will curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Most Connecticut lawmakers praised President Obama for negotiating with Iran and other world powers, although former Sen. Joe Lieberman helped rally opposition to the deal. Continue Reading →

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As Iran deal nears, Lieberman prepares to help its GOP critics

Lieberman, Joesph 2009

Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, whose hawkish views hurt him politically in his home state, will be a star witness Tuesday at a hearing organized by House Republicans, who are critical of President Obama’s attempt to reach an agreement with Iran over nuclear weapons. Continue Reading →

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Murphy helps give Congress a say on Iran nuclear deal

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

WASHINGTON — After the White House reluctantly withdrew its objections, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy voted for a bill Tuesday that would give Congress a say in any agreement with Iran over its nuclear power program. The bill also bridges a disagreement between Murphy and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal over the role Congress should play on an Iran deal. Continue Reading →

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