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June 24, 2016

After Sit-In, Connecticut Democrats Say They Remain Committed

by Christine Stuart | June 24, 2016 1:34pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, who was responsible for planning the 25-hour sit-in this week on the floor of the U.S. House, said it started after a chat with Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia.

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OP-ED | Looking for the Turning Point on Guns

by Susan Bigelow | June 24, 2016 10:00am

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After the heartbreak and agony of Newtown, I had just the faintest stirring of hope that we’d reached a turning point on guns. Maybe, just maybe, we could put aside the intractable cultural battle over guns for just a few moments to put into place a few very basic, common sense controls like universal background checks.

I was wrong.

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June 23, 2016

Blumenthal: Feds Should Deny Both ‘Mega-Mergers’

by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Without addressing recent conflict-of-interest allegations against state insurance regulators, Connecticut’s senior senator wrote Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice should deny the mergers of Aetna with Humana and Anthem with Cigna.

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June 22, 2016

Connecticut Delegation Joins Sit-In For Vote On Gun Legislation

by Christine Stuart | June 22, 2016 12:41pm

Courtesy of Esty's staff (Updated 7 a.m. Thursday) Connecticut’s Congressional delegation joined other Democratic representatives Wednesday in a sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in an effort to force a vote on gun control legislation.

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June 21, 2016

Wolf’s Signature Drive To Get On Republican Primary Ballot Falls Short

by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2016 3:05pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Republican August Wolf told supporters Tuesday that he didn’t collect enough signatures to challenge the endorsed Republican, state Rep. Dan Carter, for U.S. Senate.

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June 20, 2016

Murphy: ‘NRA Has Vice-like Grip On This Place, Even When 90% of the American Public Wants Change’

by Jack Kramer | June 20, 2016 8:11pm

youtube / senate democrats channel Four measures designed to toughen up gun ownership laws following the mass murder at an Orlando nightclub failed to get the three-fifths necessary approval to pass the U.S. Senate on Monday.

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Branford Widow Leads The Fight For Education Aid For Veteran Families

by Jack Kramer | June 20, 2016 1:15pm

Jack Kramer photo Sarah Greene of Branford, in her own words, had it “hard enough as a single parent” raising two young children when her husband was killed during enemy action in Iraq 12 years ago.

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June 17, 2016

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Rowland Conviction

by Christine Stuart | June 17, 2016 4:00pm

Douglas Healey file photo A federal appeals court upheld former Gov. John G. Rowland’s conviction for violating campaign laws during the 2010 and 2012 Congressional contest in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District. 

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OP-ED | Gun Control: The ‘Silence’ Is Deafening

by Terry Cowgill | June 17, 2016 5:30am

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After a savage attack last week in a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed more people than any mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Connecticut and America are waking up with a gun hangover. They only question is whether it’ll wear off and allow the nation to return to business as usual, or whether the headache and shame are so severe as to effect a real change in lifestyle. I’m hoping for the latter.

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June 16, 2016

Democrats In Congress Claim Momentum In Gun Control Debate

by Christine Stuart | June 16, 2016 1:39pm

Screengrab from Senate stream It’s still unclear after U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy’s nearly 15-hour filibuster what version of the two amendments Republicans in the U.S. Senate will raise, but that didn’t matter too much Thursday morning.

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