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Jackson, White House doctor and Groton sub base grad, withdraws as VA nominee

WASHINGTON – Embattled Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, White House physician and a graduate of the Navy’s Underseas Medical Officer Program in Groton, on Thursday withdrew as President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue Reading →

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Courtney wins on sub fund in huge defense bill

WASHINGTON – Rep. Joe Courtney beat back a challenge to a special fund that would pay for a new class of nuclear submarines as the House finished work on a massive defense spending bill with billions of dollars for Connecticut defense contractors. Continue Reading →

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Defense bill has billions for new sub class, other CT-made weapons

WASHINGTON – The defense authorization bill making its way through Congress containins billions for submarines, helicopters and other weaponry made by companies in the state. It includes a special $3.5 billion fund for a new class of submarines that could be built by Electric Boat in Groton. Continue Reading →

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Courtney hoping nickname ‘Landslide Joe’ not a joke anymore

WASHINGTON – Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, came into office on the slimmest of victories, a surplus of just 83 votes that earned him the jocular nickname “Landslide Joe” among his colleagues. This time, as he seeks re-election for a fifth term in Congress, Courtney hopes the nickname is no joke. Continue Reading →

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