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CT Dems say Manafort conviction, Cohen plea, proof of ‘criminality’

WASHINGTON – Connecticut Democrats on Tuesday said the conviction of Paul Manafort, and the plea deal of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, is proof of “criminality” in the White House, while the president continued to call special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation “a witch hunt.” Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal: Dems have FOIA’d Kavanaugh White House documents

WASHINGTON – Democrats  have opened an new front in their battle to obtain a mountain of documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh tenure in the White House by filing Freedom of Information Act requests for that information, said Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday. Continue Reading →

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CT senators demand DHS explain ban on Plum Island visitors

WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s senators, joined by one from New York, are demanding Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen explain why her agency has shut down visitor access to Plum Island, a spit of land in the Long Island Sound that for years has been shrouded in mystery. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal presses state for protections in ‘short-term’ health plans

WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Thursday said he’s talked with state officials about placing consumer protections on any new health insurance policies sold in Connecticut once the new Trump administration regulation on short-term plans takes effect in about 60 days. Continue Reading →

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CT Insurance Dept. mulling expansion of ‘short-term’ plans

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Wednesday issued final rules that would allow states like Connecticut to allow the sale of cheaper, skimpier health care plans that were originally intended for short-term use but now be available for 364 days, or nearly 12 months at a time. Now, it’s up to state officials to allow the sale of these short-term plans, which do not have to cover pre-existing conditions. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers seek federal help for homeowners with crumbling foundations

WASHINGTON – As Congress rushes to finish work before its August recess, Connecticut lawmakers are trying to get some federal help for homeowners who have been victimized by tainted concrete that has caused the foundations of their homes to crumble. They’ve made some progress, but final congressional approval of their efforts isn’t guaranteed.
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Blumenthal, other Dems, say Kavanaugh threatens Mueller probe

WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Monday joined other Democrats in assailing Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for suggesting, years ago, that justices were wrong in deciding former President Richard Nixon had to obey a subpoena to turn over the Watergate tapes. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers join Congress’ outcry over Trump-Putin summit

WASHINGTON — Connecticut lawmakers on Monday added to the bipartisan outrage at President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. During that summit in Helsinki, Trump refused to support the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. Continue Reading →

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There’s a reason CT Dems among the first to say they’ll vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON – When President Donald Trump nominated federal judge Neil Gorsuch to fill an open seat on the Supreme Court last year, Connecticut’s Democratic senators waited two months to decide to vote against the candidate. Not this time with Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee, They were among the first out of the gate to say they will vote “no” on Brett Kavanaugh. Continue Reading →

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Drug prices keep rising despite efforts to address problem

Some days, the inflammation and pain from rheumatoid arthritis makes it almost impossible for Tracy Braun to even sit up. “Sometimes I can’t even get up on my own,” she said. Braun is among a growing number of Americans who are finding it difficult to afford needed medicines, and a solution to their problem in Washington D.C. may continue to be elusive.
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Blumenthal sounds alarm over ACA protections

Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Thursday promoted a key Democratic strategy to try to block President Donald Trump’s choice to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court,  warning the candidate would roll back the  Affordable Care Act’s popular guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Continue Reading →

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CT senators say Trump administration blocked visit with immigrant kids

Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy say they were prevented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from touring a facility in Groton on Friday that houses immigrant children. “This denial of access to a facility in our own state is outrageous, and we will keep doing everything we can to support Noank and to reunite these kids with their families,” the senators said. Continue Reading →

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Reuniting immigrant kids with parents? Not so easy.

WASHINGTON – After a day visiting immigration facilities at the Texas border Friday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said  “there is no plan, there is no strategy” to reunify immigrant kids who have been separated from their undocumented parents. Others say it will be difficult, for a number of reasons, for migrant kids to rejoin their parents. Continue Reading →

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