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June 24, 2016

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

Republican Party Chairman Tries To Eliminate Trump Factor

by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2016 8:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Republican Party Chairman JR Romano said he called the State Elections Enforcement Commission earlier this week to make sure Democratic lawmakers running for re-election know the rules about using a candidate for another office in their campaign materials.

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June 21, 2016

OP-ED | Will Hillary Clinton Turn Her Back on Public Education if Elected President?

by Joseph Ricciotti | June 21, 2016 4:58pm

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It would appear more than likely that Hillary Clinton will be elected as the next president of the United States come next fall.

She can be thankful in no small part to the major role that the teacher organizations in the nation such as the National Educational Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) played in their early endorsement of her presidency. Public school teachers and parents are fighting the battle of their lives in attempting to hold off the forces of privatization along with the onslaught of charter schools in the nation.

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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

General Assembly Takes A Stand, Overrides 3 of 8 Vetoes

by Christine Stuart | June 20, 2016 4:39pm

Christine Stuart photo For the first time in six years, the Democrat-controlled General Assembly decided to buck the will of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — a fellow Democrat — overriding three of his eight vetoes in a special session on Monday.

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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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June 14, 2016

OP-ED | Welcome to the Era of Incendiary Rhetoric and Unsubstantiated Finger-pointing

by Barth Keck | June 14, 2016 8:00pm

It took less than 12 hours from the time the first shots were fired at the Orlando nightclub for Donald Trump to tweet the following:

“Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn’t he should immediately resign in disgrace!”

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June 10, 2016

Union Endorsement Comes With Asterisk and A Letter

by Christine Stuart | June 10, 2016 1:54pm

Christine Stuart photo A coalition of Connecticut labor unions may be angry, but they aren’t taking a scorched earth approach to endorsing members of the General Assembly who voted in favor of a budget that cuts services and lays off state employees.

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No Surprise, Union Coalition’s Endorsement Goes To Blumenthal

by Christine Stuart | June 10, 2016 12:39pm

Christine Stuart photo Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Carter joked he made his campaign staff a little nervous by telling them he was ditching the script and was going “rogue” in his pitch to 240 AFL-CIO delegates at their annual convention.

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June 9, 2016

Republicans Challenge Democratic Majority To Override Malloy Vetoes

by Christine Stuart | June 9, 2016 2:01pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Republican legislative leaders are calling on their Democratic colleagues to return to the Capitol Monday to override parts of the 2017 budget the Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed last week.

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