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Murphy, other gun control advocates, in search of political wins

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

WASHINGTON — This political season, gun control advocates are bolstered by Hillary Clinton’s embrace of their issue and an increase in the political cash they’ve raised, even as they continue to be outgunned by the National Rifle Association when it comes to campaign spending. Continue Reading →

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CT has outside chance of tilting presidential primary contest

Casting ballots at the Hartford Public Library last November

WASHINGTON – When it comes to presidential primaries, there are states that have a disproportionate impact and others little at all, and Connecticut may be in the latter category this year. But some say there’s a chance of relevance in this unpredictable political year. Continue Reading →

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Murphy slams pro-Cruz ad over Sandy Hook reference

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WASHINGTON — Sen Chris Murphy said a third-party ad supporting Sen. Ted Cruz’s White House bid “makes me want to throw up” because it said the GOP presidential candidate “stopped Obama’s push for gun control laws” in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings Continue Reading →

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Clinton leads fundraising in CT, but Bush not far behind

WASHINGTON – There’s plenty of competition if you are a presidential candidate raising money in Connecticut, especially if you are a Republican. The latest Federal Election Commission reports show Connecticut donors have contributed about $1.8 million to 17 presidential candidates in the first half of the year.
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CT supporters of ACA laud Supreme Court decision

U.S. Supreme Court building

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the legality of federal subsidies that help millions of Americans purchase health insurance was lauded by the Connecticut lawmakers who supported the Affordable Care Act, but it doesn’t end the political fight over the health care law. Continue Reading →

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Bank that boosts Connecticut exports under fire

The U.S. Export-Import Bank seal.

WASHINGTON – For years Connecticut companies, large and small, have benefitted from a federally backed bank that helps them sell their goods overseas — but a bitter fight over whether the Export Import Bank is taxpayer-funded corporate welfare has put its future in question. Continue Reading →

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