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CT lawmakers: Trump must ask Congress for authority for Syria campaign

WASHINGTON — As they did when President Obama took action against ISIS in Syria, Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers are calling for President Donald Trump to seek Congress’approval before taking any further military action against Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad. But Congress isn’t likely to take action. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro seek to override Obama veto of terrorism lawsuit bill

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WASHINGTON — Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Rep. Rosa DeLauro are at the forefront of an effort to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would help the families of the victims of the September 11th attacks sue Saudi Arabia. Continue Reading →

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Charter school advocates playing in General Assembly primaries

Change Course CT, a political action committee associated with Democrats for Education Reform, a national group Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addressed during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week, has polled voters on two primaries in Bridgeport and one in New London. A second charter group is paying for promotional literature and T-shirts. Continue Reading →

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CT Zika-fighting efforts could feel pinch if Congress doesn’t act

WASHINGTON — Connecticut has received nearly $1 million this week from the federal government to combat the Zika virus – enough for now, state officials say, but not if the crisis worsens. Meanwhile, the blame game continues in Washington over who is responsible for holding up more than $1 billion that could bolster states’ efforts to fight the disease. Continue Reading →

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CT Dems take stand on opioid funding – and lose

WASHINGTON — Despite protests and high drama over the level of money the federal government will spend fighting heroin addiction and prescription pain pill abuse, Democrats lost their battle this week to increase federal funds by nearly $1 billion to pay for additional treatment for addicts. Continue Reading →

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Obama: ‘We will not give in to fear or turn against each other’

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered flags lowered to half-staff Sunday as Connecticut joined President Obama and the nation in mourning the murders of 50 people in an Orlando, Fla., nightclub, an act of terror and the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Some Democrats quickly called for Congress to strengthen measures aimed at preventing gun violence. Continue Reading →

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Obama says he’ll miss Huskies, Auriemma

WASHINGTON – For the fourth time in four years, President Obama on Tuesday praised the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team for winning the NCAA championship. “So there’s an old saying, you can’t win all the time, except this team wants to consistently bust that cliché,” Obama said. Continue Reading →

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