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Pelosi skips Himes, naming New Mexico Democrat as DCCC head


WASHINGTON – In a surprise move, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi chose New Mexico Democrat Ben Ray Lujan to head the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, overlooking a handful of Democrats, including Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, who had been considered for the job. Continue Reading →

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Once a heated topic for CT delegation, war bill now stalled

WASHINGTON – Debating and deciding what authority President Obama has to conduct a war against and Islamic group known as ISIS was once a hot topic among lawmakers, including those representing Connecticut on Capitol Hill. But post-election, there’s a little sense of urgency, and little pushback on GOP demands that the issue be handled by the next Congress, which will be controlled by Republicans
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DeLauro opposes bid by pregnant lawmaker to cast proxy vote

Washington – Rep. Rosa DeLauro has caused a stir among House Democrats for opposing a bid by Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who lost her legs in a helicopter accident and is bedridden because of an advance pregnancy, to cast a proxy vote in next week’s leadership elections. Continue Reading →

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Explore: Donations to Connecticut congressional candidates

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More than $11 million has been poured into Connecticut's congressional races. Just days from the election, explore our searchable database of who is giving to the candidates and how much they are donating. Spoiler: One part of the state far outweighs the rest. Continue Reading →

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NTSB blames Metro-North for multiple failures in rail accidents

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WASHINGTON – In final reports on five accidents that resulted in six fatalities, The National Transportation Safety Board faulted Metro North for poor track maintenance and lax inspections, inadequate training and questionable screening and scheduling of train engineers. Continue Reading →

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