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August 28, 2015

OP-ED | To Improve Democracy, Lower the Voting Age

by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | August 28, 2015 9:00am

Why is our political system so shortsighted? On so many issues, from global warming to fiscal responsibility, our government seems focused on short-term benefits, while it ignores long-term consequences. Our infrastructure is falling apart, our schools are underfunded, and all the while special interests make out like bandits. Why?

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Says His Heritage Isn’t Playing a Part in Decision on Iran

by Jordan Fenster | August 28, 2015 5:30am


Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Thursday that he’s been listening to both supporters and opponents of the multi-national, nuclear non-proliferation agreement that’s been struck with the government of Iran. But the state’s senior senator wouldn’t say whether his Jewish heritage would play a part in his own decision to support or oppose the deal.

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August 27, 2015

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy Hosts Discussion on Mental Health Care Bill in New Haven

by New Haven Register | August 27, 2015 12:00pm

Ryan Flynn/New Have Register photo U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy Wednesday said mental health care in America desperately needs an overhaul, and the self-described “progressive Democrat” has joined forced with “a very conservative Republican from the deep South” to do just that.

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Blumenthal Calls on Insurance Companies to Help Smokers Quit

by Elizabeth Regan | August 27, 2015 5:30am

Elizabeth Regan photo People who purchased health insurance through the state healthcare exchange and who want to quit smoking are entitled to free medications and services — even if their insurer doesn’t appear to want them to know about it.

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August 25, 2015

Esty Announces Support For Iran Deal, Blumenthal Remains Lone Holdout

by Christine Stuart | August 25, 2015 4:06pm

Cash DeRienzo file photo U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty announced Tuesday that after carefully reviewing the Iran nuclear agreement she plans on supporting it.

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August 24, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Connecticut Delegation Cautiously Supports Iran Deal, With Two Holdouts

by Jordan Fenster | August 24, 2015 5:30am

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When President Barack Obama first announced a deal to monitor Iran’s nuclear capabilities, members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation expressed cautious support, pending a thorough review of the agreement. A vote has not yet come to the floor, but that cautious support has turned into explicit approval for all but two of Connecticut’s representatives in Washington.

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August 19, 2015

Frank Offers Frank Discussion on American Politics

by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2015 1:15pm

Christine Stuart photo Described by his former colleague, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, as a person with a wit “quicker than Jon Stewart,” a former Massachusetts Congressman told the faculty at Goodwin College on Wednesday about a seismic shift in American life, as chronicled in his recent memoir.

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August 18, 2015

Blumenthal to Coca-Cola: ‘The World Is Watching’

by Madeline Stocker | August 18, 2015 7:00pm

Madeline Stocker photo After the Coca-Cola company offered what they described as a “scientific” answer to the age-old weight loss question, health officials across the country accused them of sugar-coating their research.

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August 17, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Wants Companies to Disclose Anti-Slavery Efforts

by Jordan Fenster | August 17, 2015 5:30am

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Apple and other companies whose products are made using forced child labor would be required by law to detail the efforts they have in place to halt such practices, if Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal gets his way.

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August 14, 2015

OP-ED | Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation Cautious On Iran Deal

by Terry Cowgill | August 14, 2015 5:30am

Back when George W. Bush was president, it was always interesting to see where members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation would position themselves on Bush’s initiatives. Seemed like most of the time, Democrats stood uniformly in opposition — with the notable exception of Sen. Joe Lieberman, who showed his independence from them by supporting Bush’s Iraq war resolution and giving the commander-in-chief a peck on the cheek at the 2005 state-of-the-union address.

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