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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 3:11pm

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 5:07pm

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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 1:09pm

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 4:44pm

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 7:02am

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 5:30am

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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 12:00pm

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 1:36pm

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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August 26, 2016

Republican Seeks To Leverage Local Experience In Run For Congress

by Max Moran | August 26, 2016 12:55pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The 41 cities and towns in the 5th Congressional District last elected a Republican in 2006, but Sherman First Selectman Clay Cope is hoping to end his party’s losing streak.

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November 28, 2015

Refugee Question Draws Both Sides of Issue to Capitol, Governor’s Mansion

by Doug Hardy | November 28, 2015 6:03pm

Doug Hardy / ctnewsjunkie A steady rain did not deter people from gathering Saturday for a pair of political events on opposites sides of the State Capitol, and opposite sides of the Syrian refugee issue.

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