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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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November 27, 2015

OP-ED | Syrian Refugee Policy Exposes Rare Rift In State’s DC Delegation

by Terry Cowgill | November 27, 2015 5:30am

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While I’m inclined to disagree with them on a range of issues, I’m glad to see Connecticut’s congressional delegation, along with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, has come down on the right side of the Syrian refugees crisis.

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November 5, 2015

OP-ED | CUBA – Lift the Embargo

by Patty McQueen | November 5, 2015 10:00am

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In the south central Cuba, where giant sugar plantations once dominated the landscape, vendors make a living today selling hand crocheted and embroidered clothing and linens, carved wooden jewelry and gifts, like dolls that flip over, one side light-skinned and on the other side, dark, and model American cars shaped from soda cans.

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November 3, 2015

Thursday Panel Will Tackle Syrian Refugee Crisis

by Christine Stuart | November 3, 2015 1:59pm

David Eric Paradine photo A panel of experts on Syria and international affairs will gather 6 p.m. Thursday at Center Church in Hartford for a robust discussion on how Hartford can assist with the refugee crisis.

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October 5, 2015

As Syria Crisis Continues, Blumenthal Proposes Expanding and Improving Refugee Intake Process

by Cara Rosner | October 5, 2015 5:57pm

Jordan Fenster / CTNewsJunkie file photo Refugees seeking to enter the United States would undergo a streamlined and expedited process to do so under a plan announced Monday by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal.

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