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August 10, 2017

OP-ED | Ending the Threat from North Korea

by Scott Bates | August 10, 2017 5:35am

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For 25 years, America has sought to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of one of the world’s most brutal regimes. We worked to ensure that North Korea would never have the ability to launch a nuclear warhead that could reach the American homeland. Those efforts have been unsuccessful, and now judgment day is at hand.

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March 1, 2017

Trump Gets Good Grades For His Speech From Two Connecticut Professors

by Jack Kramer | March 1, 2017 6:30am

REUTERS / Carlos Barria WASHINGTON — Two experts on relations between presidents and Congress gave Republican President Donald Trump good grades for his first speech Tuesday, and both agreed Democrats made the night tense.

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February 21, 2017

Murphy: Muslim Ban, Trump’s Coziness With Russia Discussed At Length During Security Conference

by Jack Kramer | February 21, 2017 4:11pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, just back from an annual security conference in Munich, said “it is hard to over-hype how badly America’s image and influence has been damaged” since President Donald Trump took office.

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February 15, 2017

OP-ED | When the Russians Come Calling

by Susan Bigelow | February 15, 2017 6:07pm

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It suddenly feels like the bad old days of the Cold War around here, and for good reason. Russia, led by President Vladimir Putin, is constantly and aggressively testing the strength and resolve of the NATO alliance. But unlike the 1980s, the United States has no clear policy on Russia, has weak and vacillating leadership, and is entirely unpredictable.

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Connecticut Lawmakers Tell Trump To Act After Russian Spy Ship Is Spotted Off Coast

by Christine Stuart | February 15, 2017 2:09pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo Connecticut’s Congressional delegation was quick to sound the alarm bells Wednesday morning when it confirmed a Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov was spotted 30 miles off the coast of the Groton submarine base.

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February 13, 2017

Connecticut Lawmaker Calls On Trump To Abandon Legal Appeal of Travel Ban

by Jack Kramer | February 13, 2017 5:44pm

HARTFORD, CT – U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, along with religious, college and legal experts Monday called on President Donald Trump to give up his legal fight to ban travelers to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

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January 4, 2017

Blumenthal Calls For Further Investigation Into Hacks

by Jack Kramer | January 4, 2017 8:02am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Even though initial reports that Russian hackers had penetrated the United States power grid by compromising a utility in Vermont were widely retracted Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal continued his call for Congress to establish a “select committee” to probe deeper into Russia’s actions.

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December 9, 2016

OP-ED | Gloves Come Off As Connecticut Pols Go After Trump

by Terry Cowgill | December 9, 2016 6:30am

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It didn’t take long. Connecticut is almost as blue as they come. Yet most of us sucked it up after the presidential election and vowed to keep an open mind — or as open as we could keep it after the election of Donald Trump, a man whose views and rhetoric are repugnant to the typical Connecticut voter.

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December 7, 2016

Himes Wants Congress To Reclaim War Power

by Jack Kramer | December 7, 2016 1:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Connecticut U.S. Rep. Jim Himes is worried that “we’ll have foreign policy by Twitter” under President-elect Donald Trump, that’s why he introduced the Reclamation of War Powers Act, a bill he claims would return the power to wage war back to Congress.

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September 16, 2016

Is There Hope for Afghanistan? Afghan Visitor Shares Perspective in Bristol

by Kristi Allen | September 16, 2016 2:36pm

kristi allen / ctnewsjunkie Edrees Kakar has lived a life few people in America can imagine: He has walked through war zones, lived as a refugee for 10 years, and survived a terror attack that killed more than a dozen people.

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