WASHINGTON — Congress has taken the first step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, and Sen. Chris Murphy on Thursday was on the front lines of Democratic efforts to stop, or at least slow, the process. “There is a cruelty to this enthusiasm for immediate repeal that is a little bit hard to understand,” Murphy said.
Himes seeks to curb Trump’s war powers
WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Himes is on a quest to rein in President-elect Donald Trump’s ability to take the United States to war, shifting that authority to Capitol Hill. “For decades Congress has wimped out on its authority to declare war,” he said.
Murphy on Podesta list of vice presidential candidates
WASHINGTON — It wasn’t a short list, but Sen. Chris Murphy was on John Podesta’s tally of possible vice presidential candidates, according to a hacked e-mail released by Wikileaks. There were 39 possible candidates on the list.
At Democratic convention, DeLauro defies Obama on trade
PHILADELPHIA — What’s one thing Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Donald Trump have in common? Their shared opposition to a new trade pact with Pacific Rim nations that President Obama hopes Congress will approve before he leaves office.
Kaine a hard sell to some CT delegates
PHILADELPHIA – Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, will be officially introduced to the nation Wednesday evening, but he isn’t the first choice of some Connecticut delegates, a few of whom still have reservations. They would have preferred a more progressive candidate or a minority.