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Video Interview: Astronaut Rick Mastracchio Reflects on his 6 Month Mission to the Space Station
May 20, 2014 10:22 am
NASA granted CTTechJunkie the opportunity for a short interview with Astronaut Rick Mastracchio, who is readjusting to...more »
ANALYSIS | Connecticut Astronaut Arrives Home on Russian Soyuz to Uncertain Political Environment
May 13, 2014 11:40 pm
Astronaut and Waterbury native Rick Mastracchio landed safely aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule at 9:58 p.m. EST Tuesday...more »

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July 11, 2014

OP-ED | Tom Foley’s Time in Iraq, And Why it Matters

by Susan Bigelow | July 11, 2014 10:00am

In 2003, President George W. Bush, fresh off the conquest of Iraq, needed a director of private sector development for the new Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), which would govern the country from Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone. He found an old Harvard classmate running a business specializing in corporate “turnarounds,” and offered him the job. Thomas C. Foley of Greenwich accepted.

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June 11, 2014

Questions Remain Regarding Obama’s Student Loan Proposal

by Madeline Stocker | June 11, 2014 7:59am

In an attempt to expand the financial accessibility of higher education, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday allowing five million students to cap their federal student loan payments at 10 percent of their monthly incomes.

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May 14, 2014

ANALYSIS | Connecticut Astronaut Arrives Home on Russian Soyuz to Uncertain Political Environment

by Lon Seidman | May 14, 2014 6:49am

NASA/Bill Ingalls Astronaut and Waterbury native Rick Mastracchio landed safely aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule at 9:58 p.m. EST Tuesday evening, capping an eventful six months aboard the International Space Station both in orbit and on the ground as relations between the United States and Russia deteriorated.

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April 23, 2014

With 2 Weeks Left in Session, Key House Dems Divided on National Popular Vote

by Hugh McQuaid | April 23, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid photo Following more than a week of counting votes, national popular vote supporters haven’t managed to wrangle the support needed for a floor debate in the House, where the speaker personally opposes the bill.

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March 5, 2014

Remarks By President Barack Obama On The Minimum Wage

by Staff Report | March 5, 2014 6:01pm

Below are President Barack Obama’s remarks at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain today. They were transcribed by the White House.

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Obama: Raising the Minimum Wage Is ‘Common Sense’

by Hugh McQuaid | March 5, 2014 5:09pm

Hugh McQuaid photo NEW BRITAIN — President Barack Obama is unlikely to get a hike in the minimum wage through Congress, but he encouraged states and businesses to take the lead during a half-hour speech Wednesday at Central Connecticut State University.

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March 2, 2014

New England Govs, Obama Team Up to Promote Minimum Wage Hike

by Christine Stuart | March 2, 2014 4:30pm

CTNJ file photo A group of New England governors, including Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, are teaming up to prove that increasing the minimum wage as a region will have a positive impact on the economy.

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February 28, 2014

OP-ED | Malloy May Reap Political Dividend From Jindal Spat

by Susan Bigelow | February 28, 2014 9:12am

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been making a splash on the national stage this past week, fueling speculation that he has his eye on something beyond Connecticut. At the very least, he’s putting himself in good position for help from national Democrats for his re-election campaign this fall.

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February 25, 2014

Malloy, Jindal Bicker Outside White House

by Christine Stuart | February 25, 2014 6:30am

Screengrab from C-Span It only took a few hours before Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo was using C-Span footage of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy calling Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s comments about raising the minimum wage “insane” in a fundraising email.

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February 13, 2014

Connecticut Governor Declares Salt Emergency

by Christine Stuart | February 13, 2014 7:12pm

Screengrab It was the 12th winter storm this season and the road salt shortage prompted Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to declare a state of emergency Thursday evening.

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