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Larson: Dems will defy fines, other sanctions, aimed at stopping protests

John Lewis, center, and John Larson, rear, organized a sit-in. At left, Elizabeth Esty.

WASHINGTON — Rep. John Larson, an architect of a sit-in rebellion of House Democrats last summer, said he and his colleagues will not be deterred by new House rules that will levy fines on such future behavior. He calls the Republicans’ proposed new punishments “Putin-esque.” Continue Reading →

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Protesters block Hartford’s Main Street over immigration ruling

Hartford police officers approach a protester holding a banner that blocked a portion of Main Street Monday.

Just days after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidated a White House plan to protect millions of immigrants living in the United States from deportation, more than 150 protesters gathered Monday afternoon outside the state’s federal immigration enforcement office in Hartford and blocked a portion of Main Street. Continue Reading →

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GOP cuts off Dems’ revolt, CT lawmakers say they won’t quit

John Lewis, center, and John Larson, rear, organized a sit-in. At left, Elizabeth Esty.

Updated at 2 p.m.
WASHINGTON — House Republicans pulled the plug on a revolt by Democrats led by Connecticut Rep. John Larson and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis by adjourning in the middle of the night for the long July 4th break. Larson and other Democrats vowed to continue fighting for votes on gun control measures. Continue Reading →

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