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November 17, 2017

Defense Authorization Bill Clears Congress

by Peter Urban | November 17, 2017 4:49pm

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The House and Senate this week sent a final version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act to the President’s desk.

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House GOP Approve Tax Overhaul, Senate Readies Its Version

by Peter Urban | November 17, 2017 4:26pm

Rob Crandall via shutterstock On a largely party-line vote, the House this week approved a massive rewrite of federal tax policy that has been strongly opposed by the Connecticut delegation. The five House Democrats say the plan would result in higher taxes for many state residents while also increasing the national debt.

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November 16, 2017

OP-ED | What’s There to be Thankful For, Anyway?

by Susan Bigelow | November 16, 2017 7:35am

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This has been an exhausting, dispiriting, bewildering, and painful 12 months. It’s only a year since the election, but we still haven’t begun to reckon with everything that we’ve lost, and with all the damage our egomaniacal liar of a president and all those demons who surround him have yet to do.

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Connecticut Officials Pan Individual Mandate Repeal

by Christine Stuart | November 16, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Responding partly to a Tweet from the commander-in-chief Monday, the Senate Republicans decided to add a repeal of the individual healthcare mandate to their tax reform package.

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November 14, 2017

Connecticut Officials Say Republican Tax Package Wouldn’t Benefit Most Residents

by Christine Stuart | November 14, 2017 5:29am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s tax collector, Kevin Sullivan, told U.S. Rep. John B. Larson Monday that the tax reform proposals making their way through Congress are “fundamentally flawed” and will have a big impact on most Connecticut taxpayers.

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November 10, 2017

DC News Junkie | Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | November 10, 2017 4:06pm

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November 3, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | November 3, 2017 3:19pm

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October 20, 2017

OP-ED | Of Timid Politicians, Good Journalism, And Harvey Weinstein

by Terry Cowgill | October 20, 2017 4:30am

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Ever since my ninth-grade English teacher introduced me to the term, I’ve always enjoyed oxymorons. Indeed, I even like saying the word oxymoron. Classics like “jumbo shrimp” come to mind, along with the self-deprecating “military intelligence” — the latter invented, I’m told, by no less than the military itself.

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October 16, 2017

Blumenthal Calls On FCC To Quiet Trump’s Press Threats

by Jack Kramer | October 16, 2017 11:47am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Monday asked the Federal Communication Commission to pledge to uphold the First Amendment amidst a series of tweets from President Donald Trump threatening to revoke broadcaster licenses.

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October 13, 2017

Connecticut Joins Lawsuit To Save Obamacare Subsidy

by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2017 2:03pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has teamed up with attorney generals from California, Massachusetts, and Kentucky in challenging President Donald Trump’s elimination of the cost sharing reduction payments.

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