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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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November 12, 2015

OP-ED | Pay Attention To the Man Behind the Curtain - It’s Time for H1B Visa Reform

by Sarah Darer Littman | November 12, 2015 6:23pm

While millions of SuperPAC dollars are being spent to convince voters that job losses in Connecticut are all the fault of greedy unions and high taxation, I’d like to draw your attention to the “man behind the curtain” — a program they’d rather we don’t look at, which has contributed to a loss of thousands of jobs in our state and depressed middle class incomes: namely, H1B visas being used by outsourcing companies to export American jobs.

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November 5, 2015

OP-ED | CUBA – Lift the Embargo

by Patty McQueen | November 5, 2015 11:00am

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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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October 5, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Co-Sponsors Bill to Strengthen Iran Oversight

by Jordan Fenster | October 5, 2015 11:30am

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Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is among a group of senate Democrats pushing a bill that would increase oversight of Iran’s nuclear development program and increase military assistance to Israel.

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September 8, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Says ‘Yes’ To Iran Nuclear Deal

by Christine Stuart | September 8, 2015 12:09pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is no longer on the fence regarding the nuclear deal with Iran. “While this is not the agreement I would have accepted at the negotiating table, it is better than no deal at all,” Blumenthal said Tuesday.

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July 15, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Connecticut Delegation Reacts to News of Deal with Iran

by Jordan Fenster | July 15, 2015 5:30am


While they praised the long-term diplomacy that brought the United States and Iran to a deal on nuclear weapons, members of Connecticut’s Washington delegation said more review is necessary before Congress grants its approval.

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June 23, 2015

More Connecticut Companies Export, As Congress Moves To Approve Trade Deal

by Cara Rosner | June 23, 2015 2:43pm

Christine Stuart file photo As Congress moves toward “fast-tracking” approval of large international trade bills, a growing number of Connecticut companies are exporting products to other countries, according to a recent survey by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.

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