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August 28, 2017

Connecticut Sends Airmen To Help with Hurricane Harvey Response

by Staff Report | August 28, 2017 4:02pm

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut sent eight airmen from the Connecticut National Guard with a C-130H cargo plane to help with the Hurricane Harvey response.

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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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July 20, 2017

Connecticut Adds Jobs In June; Officials Say State Could See Full Recovery By 2018

by Christine Stuart | July 20, 2017 2:00pm

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Pratt & Whitney Flying High With New Commercial Engine

by Peter Urban | July 20, 2017 5:30am

Peter Urban / CTNewsJunkie WASHINGTON — Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc was all smiles Wednesday standing in front of the company’s future — a shiny new “PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine” or GTF — on display on Capitol Hill. The engine, which took the company 20 years and $10 billion to take from idea to reality, drew a steady stream of sweaty lawmakers and staff into the July heat.

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May 5, 2017

House Republicans Approve Repeal And Replace Of Obamacare

by Peter Urban | May 5, 2017 5:00pm

peter urban / dc news junkie House Republicans this week narrowly approved a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, drawing harsh criticism from Democrats who claim the alternative will jeopardize coverage for millions of Americans receiving health insurance under Obamacare.

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April 3, 2017

Connecticut Senators Aim To Help Veterans With Mental Health Challenges Get Services

by Jack Kramer | April 3, 2017 3:30pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT — Recent investigations show that the Department of Defense has issued thousands of other-than-honorable (OTH) discharges to veterans, including hundreds in Connecticut, with mental health and behavioral health diagnoses.

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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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January 23, 2017

Murphy Says He’ll Work With Trump to Encourage the Federal Gov’t to Buy American

by Jack Kramer | January 23, 2017 5:08pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — He grilled President Donald Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary on the issue of guns in schools and said Rex Tillerson’s testimony “confirmed that he is not prepared to be our next secretary of state.” But that’s not stopping U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy from working with the president on an area where they agree.

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December 12, 2016

Connecticut Officials Defend F-35 Strike Fighter Program Following Trump’s Tweet

by Christine Stuart | December 12, 2016 3:54pm

Courtesy of United Technologies Corporation President-elect Donald Trump’s tweet about the F-35 strike fighter program seems to suggest cuts are coming.

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