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Larson blasts Colombia trade deal

Rep. John Larson said Thursday that he would “actively oppose” a free-trade deal with Colombia negotiated by the White House. Larson said the deal would be bad for workers in the U.S. and in Colombia, because Republican had blocked the inclusion of provisions aimed at improving labor rights in the deal. Here’s Larson’s full statement: […]

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Supreme Court spurns CT Green Party case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up an appeal from the Green Party of Connecticut, contesting the state’s requirements for third-party candidates to qualify for public financing. The justices made the decision without comment. The Green Party suit, filed in 2006, said the thresholds set for participation in Connecticut’s Citizen Election Program […]

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Lieberman, Rubio criticize planned House vote to nix funding for Libya

Sen. Joseph Lieberman is warning his congressional colleagues-Democrats and Republicans alike-against efforts to nix the U.S. military campaign in Libya. Lieberman teamed up with Marco Rubio, a Tea Party conservative from Florida, to pen an oped in this morning’s Wall Street Journal. The piece argues that the U.S. has an “unequivocal national interest in ensuring […]

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Larson pushes bill to expand health services for military families with autistic children.

Rep. John Larson introduced legislation Wednesday that would increase health care services for military families with autistic children. Right now, there is a spending cap on behavioral health services for autistic children covered by TRICARE, the military health insurance program. And there’s no coverage for the dependents of military retirees. Karen Driscoll, the wife of […]

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Bernier announces support of 60 Republican leaders

Republican candidate Justin Bernier announced the support of 60 Republican leaders for his campaign in the 5th Congressional District Tuesday afternoon, one year ahead of the 2012 Connecticut Republican Convention. Justin Bernier The list of supporters includes Republican activists, officeholders, and town committee members from 27 municipalities across western Connecticut. Thirty-eight of the 60 supporters […]