Lamont skips governors-elect meeting with Trump

WASHINGTON – Connecticut Gov.-elect Ned Lamont, a Democrat, declined an invitation tendered to all the nation’s new governors to meet with President Donald Trump Thursday to discuss a number of ways the federal government could help their states. Lamont was too busy with the transition to travel to Washington D.C., his spokeswoman said.
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Murphy’s Yemen measure advances as lawmakers seek tougher sanctions on Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy inched closer to victory Wednesday in his longstanding campaign to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen as the Senate took a historic vote to begin debate on a measure that would end that relationship. Other lawmakers want to go further and end arms sales to the kingdom as punishment for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Continue Reading →