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CT Republicans fault Trump’s mixed message on hate groups

Connecticut Republicans unequivocally denounce the torch-wielding white supremacists and neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville, Va., while their criticism of President Trump’s insistence he saw “blame on both sides” of the violent protests and counter-protests was more muted. Continue Reading →

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Tweet, Facebook post generate blowback at GOP

President Trump retweeted a cartoon image of a train running over a CNN reporter to his 35.9 million Twitter followers. Kyle Reyes, owner of a self-described “outrageous” Manchester marketing company, questioned in a Facebook video seen 36,000 times if the white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., actually were actors hired by the political left. Both caused problems for the GOP. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal calls Trump’s new Vietnam tweets about him ‘slurs’

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President Donald J. Trump took to Twitter Monday morning – and again in the afternoon – to renew his attacks on U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., bringing up the senator’s misstatements about service in Vietnam for the third time. Trump called him a “phony Vietnam con artist.” Continue Reading →

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Homelessness fell 24% in three years. How did Connecticut do it?

Advocates fighting to bring an end to homelessness altogether say their once-seemingly unrealistic goal may at last be reachable in Connecticut, a state that not long ago was a laggard nationally but has emerged as a model. Continue Reading →

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CT environmentalists vow to go it alone after Trump’s Paris exit

WASHINGTON — Connecticut environmental groups and the state’s Democrats decried President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris agreement on climate change and vow to keep up their efforts in the state to cut greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. Continue Reading →

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Trump turns Coast Guard address into a rally

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NEW LONDON — It began as a traditional commencement address, but by the end of his speech, President Donald Trump had turned it into a combination rally and commentary on his present adversity. “No politician in history – and I say this with great surety – has been treated worse or more unfairly,” Trump said. Continue Reading →

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Trump is finally almost done resigning from his businesses

Before he took office, then-President-elect Donald Trump said he had signed paperwork “turning over complete and total control” of his business empire to his sons; and his lawyer said the more than 400 businesses would be placed in a trust by Inauguration Day. Now, more than 100 days later, he’s nearly fulfilled this promise. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal: Gorsuch unqualified over Roe ‘litmus test’

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal pledged Friday to oppose the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the  Supreme Court through all available means, saying the Harvard-educated, conservative jurist failed during his confirmation hearings to demonstrate he is not bound by an anti-abortion litmus test imposed by President Trump. Continue Reading →

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Trump’s gesture to coal country falls flat in Connecticut

President Trump’s order rolling back many of his predecessor’s efforts to curb global warming was quickly denounced Tuesday in Connecticut, one of the northeastern states where successive Democratic and Republican gubernatorial administrations have supported policies to limit greenhouse gases. Continue Reading →

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