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February 21, 2017

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

by Jack Kramer | Feb 21, 2017 3:11pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | Military Spending | National Security | White House

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 | Feb 15, 2017 5:07pm
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Congress | Military Spending | Opinion | White House | Groton

Nikolay Androsov via Shutterstock
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 | Jan 23, 2017 4:08pm
Posted to: Business | Election 2016 | Jobs | Military Spending | White House | Manufacturing Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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 | Dec 12, 2016 2:54pm
Posted to: Business | Congress | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Election 2016 | Federal Budget | Jobs | Labor | Military Spending

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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September 21, 2016

Partisan Fight Breaks Out Over Call To Special Session

by Christine Stuart | Sep 21, 2016 9:19pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Election 2016 | Jobs | Labor | Military Spending | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

CTNewsJunkie file photo If the General Assembly holds a special session to approve a package of economic incentives for Lockheed Martin, Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday that it should be expanded to include a handful of other proposals.

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September 20, 2016

Connecticut Offers Stratford-Based Sikorsky Incentives To Stay

by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2016 10:57pm
Posted to: Economic Development | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Election 2016 | Town News | Stratford | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | State Budget | State Capitol

Courtesy of Gov. Malloy's office The General Assembly will be asked to return to Hartford in the next few weeks to vote on a $220 million deal to ensure Lockheed Martin keeps Sikorsky headquarters in Connecticut for more than a decade.

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November 5, 2015

Murphy Asks Pentagon to Look At ‘Misconduct’ Dismissals For Soldiers with Mental Health Disorders

by Elizabeth Regan | Nov 5, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Federal Budget | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Military Spending | Veterans Affairs

File photo A public radio exposé in Ft. Carson, Colorado, has prompted a Connecticut senator to lead the call for a Pentagon investigation into the wrongful discharge of service members with mental health disorders amid evidence of systemic injustice.

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August 25, 2015

Connecticut’s Manufacturing Sector Shed Jobs This Year, But GE Was A ‘Bright Spot’

by Cara Rosner | Aug 25, 2015 11:40am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Energy | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | Taxes | Fairfield

shutterstock Connecticut’s manufacturing sector continued to shed jobs over the past year, but the losses came at a slower pace than in previous years, according to a recent report.

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August 3, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Connecticut-built F-35 Fighter Jet Ready for Takeoff

by Jordan Fenster | Aug 3, 2015 4:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | Military Spending | East Hartford | Groton | Middletown | Stratford

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Remington Hall/Released
The U.S. Marine Corps has announced that its version of the controversial F-35 joint strike fighter is ready for use. The aircraft was developed in part in Connecticut and has been hailed by members of Connecticut’s delegation, some of whom have taken many thousands of dollars in campaign cash from the plane’s developers.

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July 15, 2015

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

by Jordan Fenster | Jul 15, 2015 4:30am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Congress | Military Spending | White House


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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