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Trump administration plans to host a G-7 Summit at a Trump family resort in Florida -- the kind of behavior Sen. Richard Blumenthal is trying to stop with a lawsuit -- has put a new focus on an obscure section of the U.S. Constitution known as the emoluments clause.
The latest FEC filings show Rep. Jahana Hayes has raised more than $1 million for her re-election, while Republicans in Connecticut running for Congress have hardly raised any political cash.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who has asked federal regulators to take e-cigarettes off the shelves, tackled the twin threats posed by teen vaping and an epidemic of lung injuries.
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro would rather talk about e-cigarettes, women’s wages, and health care. But first there’s this impeachment business — a topic she now feels Congress can no longer ignore.
Rep. Jim Himes' role on the House Intelligence Committee has thrust the lawmaker into the center of the Trump impeachment inquiry.
I’m a big fan of high speed trains, which means I often ride Amtrak’s Acela to Boston or Washington. It’s the best train in North America, though it pales in comparison to true HSR (high speed rail) in Europe or Asia. While Acela can hit a top speed of 150 mph, it does so on only 34 of the 457 miles between DC and Boston. Over the entire run, what with congestion and station stops, it only averages about 70 mph.
Lately, it seems that every other week, Connecticut’s news audience is treated to a new essay by a disaffected resident planning on quitting the Nutmeg State for good. This genre seems particularly robust among writers who are white, well-off, and somewhere in the neighborhood of retirement age.
As a student in nursing school, I’ve learned that one of the most important goals for a registered nurse, as well as all nursing staff, is to provide efficient care to all patients. Each patient’s caregiving must be individualized to meet the specific needs of that person. This is why nursing staff ratios are such a fiercely debated topic in the health care industry. It is not a question of whether patients are receiving the high-quality care they trust our nurses to provide, but rather of why the voices of nurses are not being heard when they say their patients are not being properly cared for.
It wasn’t that long ago that people feared crippling diseases like polio, measles or rubella and faced iron lungs, leg braces, lifelong disabilities or even death because of outbreaks. These images are no longer fresh in people’s minds because vaccinations, one of medicine’s greatest achievements, helped to all but eradicate these diseases -- until recently.
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