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May 24, 2018

Trump ‘Terminates’ North Korea Summit

by Peter Urban | May 24, 2018 11:14pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Congress | DC News Junkie | National Security | White House

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President Donald Trump walked away this week from a scheduled June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un aimed at ending Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program saying he was disturbed by recent statements out of North Korea that displayed “tremendous anger and open hostility.”

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$716 Billion Military Spending Blueprint Clears House

by Peter Urban | May 24, 2018 11:00pm
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Military Spending | National Security | Veterans Affairs | White House | Manufacturing Sector

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The House this week easily approved, by a vote of 360-59, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that spells out how the Pentagon can spend its funds in the next fiscal year as well as establishes other policy changes for the Armed Forces.

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DeLauro Again Raises Safety Concerns over Chinese Chicken

by Peter Urban | May 24, 2018 10:52pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Congress | DC News Junkie | Public Health | White House

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U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro this week urged Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to walk away from plans to allow poultry raised in China to be imported to the United States.

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Courtney Gives DeVos an Earful Over East Hartford High

by Peter Urban | May 24, 2018 10:39pm
Posted to: Congress | 2nd CD | DC News Junkie | Education | White House | East Hartford

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U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney this week blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for failing to respond to letters sent a year ago from Connecticut officials and students upset by comments she made then that characterized East Hartford High as a dangerous and struggling school.

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Health Insurance Premiums Are On The Rise

by Christine Stuart | May 24, 2018 11:37am
Posted to: Congress | Health Care | Insurance

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s health insurance rates for 2019 won’t be submitted until July, but they are likely to increase based on the most recent data from Washington.

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May 21, 2018

Connecticut Scores Big On Opportunity Zone Designation

by Jack Kramer | May 21, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Congress | Economic Development | The Economy | Poverty | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT —Connecticut batted a thousand, getting all 72 of the areas it nominated as Opportunity Zones to induce long-term investments in low-income communities approved by the U.S. Treasury Department.

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May 11, 2018

Corey Endorsed By Republicans for U.S. Senate

by Christine Stuart | May 11, 2018 8:45pm
Posted to: Congress | Election 2018

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MASHANTUCKET — Outspent 30 to 1, Matthew Corey of Hartford won the Republican Party’s endorsement to run against U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.

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Santos Wins The Republican Party’s Endorsement in the 5th

by Christine Stuart | May 11, 2018 6:02pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Election 2018

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MASHANTUCKET— Former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos was able to wrestle up the votes necessary to win the Republican Party’s endorsement in the 5th Congressional District race, but Ruby O’Neill, a late entrant to the race, won enough support to primary.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Team 26 Returns to Capitol

by Peter Urban | May 11, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Military Spending | National Security | White House | Newtown | Manufacturing Sector

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Monte Frank and the rest of Team 26 rolled up to the U.S. Capitol this week, completing an annual 400-mile cycling trek to memorialize the twenty children and six educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.

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May 8, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Murphy in Full Campaign Mode on Gun Issue

by Peter Urban | May 8, 2018 10:17am
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Public Health | Public Safety

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WASHINGTON – Standing outside the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Senator Chris Murphy predicted that no gun safety legislation will come out of Congress until voters clear away the current leadership.

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