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Blumenthal snares a chairmanship

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., in office for a little over two years, has been given the chairmanship of a new Judiciary Committee panel apparently created just for him. Blumenthal will chair the Subcommittee on Oversight, Federal Rights and Agency Action, says Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. The new panel is authorized to investigate possible […]

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Hagel skirts question on submarines

During a long, tough confirmation hearing, Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel deftly avoided being pinned down on the number of new submarines he thinks the Navy needs, despite prodding by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. At Thursday’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Blumenthal asked Hagel, a former Republican senator from Nebraska, if he supported the […]

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Mobile Transportation Applications Mean Less Trouble Commuting? Hopefully.

By: Georgia Lobb The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) just announced a series of mobile applications that are intended to make commuting easier for passengers in Connecticut. They are listed here on DOT’s webpage. These applications, which are accessible via iPhone or Android devices, include maps, traffic advisories, and public transit announcements. CDOT hopes that these apps […]