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A federal judge has ordered the government to bring the parents of two immigrant children currently being held in Connecticut to a court hearing in Bridgeport next week, arguing their separation at the U.S. border was unconstitutional.
A day after Sten Vermund felt “kicked in the gut,” he found himself talking about a new opportunity to fight back against a U.S. government effort to water down and almost completely derail a resolution by the World Health Assembly calling on countries to recognize that breast milk is the healthiest beverage for children and to limit misleading marketing of substitutes like infant formula. The dean of the Yale School of Public Health talks about it in this interview.
While President Donald Trump was off in Europe reshaping the continent’s opinion of the United States, Special Counsel Robert Mueller was reshaping the public’s opinion of Russian President Vladimir Putin by indicting a dozen Russian military intelligence officers for hacking the 2016 election. Connecticut politicians, meanwhile, were at full televised stride in their pursuit of victory in the Aug. 14 primary.
The commissioner of the state Department of Social Services says his agency is increasing staff at its call center to reduce long wait times. Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby wrote about the increase in staffing in a letter to a group of Medicaid advocates, providers, and clients who recently penned a letter to the commissioner demanding action.
The number of party endorsed candidates for Connecticut’s general assembly who are women has risen since the last election cycle, paving the way for more women in the state legislature and following a national trend that has made this a “Year of the Woman” in politics. Continue Reading →
NEW HAVEN — Democrats Ned Lamont and Joe Ganim went head to head for the first time Thursday in a debate of jabs and bravado infused with talking points on who would be a better candidate for governor of Connecticut. Continue Reading →
UNCASVILLE — On a cabaret stage Thursday night, the five Republican candidates for governor shed the reticence that has blurred differences and personalities in the long slog to next month’s GOP primary, prodded by a radio talk-show host intent on producing 90 minutes of engaging programming. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – With bipartisan support, a key House panel adopted two measures sponsored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro aimed at pressing the Trump administration to improve its reunification of immigrant families separated at the U.S. border and boost funding for a mental health program that would help the children recover from the separations. Continue Reading →
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Unwilling to wait further for a long-delayed public financing grant, Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Obsitnik is using $100,000 of his own money to begin a video advertising campaign on cable television and social media, his campaign said Thursday. Continue Reading →
Ned Lamont’s opening television commercial is a casual, almost jaunty conversation with the camera as the presumptive Democratic nominee for governor drives a Chevy Equinox through a middle-class suburb of Hartford. His initial buy puts him on every network affiliate. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – While President Donald Trump had harsh words for NATO on Wednesday, congressional lawmakers stood up for the nearly 70-year-old trans-Atlantic alliance. But lawmakers split largely along party lines when it came to Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin. Continue Reading →
The gubernatorial campaign of Republican Bob Stefanowski filed an amended campaign finance report Wednesday showing it had unpaid expenses of $128,965, not the stunning $1.75 million that appeared in the original filing late Tuesday night. Continue Reading →
The hearing for the two children took place in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut in Bridgeport before a full courtroom including immigrant rights protesters and activists. The father and mother of the two plaintiffs watched the hearing in blue jumpsuits via teleconference from a cinderblock room in a detention facility in Texas. Continue Reading →
They use wrecking balls, floating boxes, and even a candidate’s brain scan. Four of the five Republican candidates for governor are on television, competing for attention with ads that offer dashes of biography with promises to cut taxes, shake up Hartford, cut state employee benefits, clean house, fight insiders, restore growth and, yes, think outside the box. All this in 30-second servings. Continue Reading →