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April 3, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Ban Shackles on Juveniles, Murphy Tells State Lawmakers

by Jordan Fenster | April 3, 2015 5:30am

A bill that would prevent juvenile offenders from being shackled in courtrooms got some support from Washington this week from Connecticut’s junior senator.

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March 27, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Will Congress Work Before November 2016?

by Jordan Fenster | March 27, 2015 5:00am

The first official entrant in the 2016 presidential Grand Prix started his engines this week. But if the pundits are right, he won’t be the first sitting legislator to seek the highest office in the land. Quite the opposite, six members of Congress so far have been said to be actively seeking the presidency, all running against each other.

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March 10, 2015

Senate, House Focus On Student Loan Debt

by Christine Stuart | March 10, 2015 4:00pm

Christine Stuart photo The same day President Barack Obama signed a memorandum directing federal agencies to do more to help student loan borrowers, the legislature’s Banking Committee passed legislation increasing regulation of lenders.

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March 9, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | McCain and Murphy Express Support for a Democratic Ukraine

by Jordan Fenster | March 9, 2015 1:57pm

Christine Stuart photo Addressing a crowd of Ukrainian-Americans in Hartford on Monday, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Christopher Murphy, D-Conn. said that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimate goal is the re-establishment of an empire, and that security in Europe and the Balkans is hanging in the balance.

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February 3, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Senate to Debate Homeland Security Funding and Immigration

by Jordan Fenster | February 3, 2015 6:30am

Among the heavy discussion items up for debate on the Senate floor this week is H.R. 240, which would fund the Department of Homeland Security and, in its present form, severely curtail presidential control of national immigration policy.

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January 26, 2015

November Turnover Boosts Connecticut’s Seniority in U.S. Senate

by Matt DeRienzo | January 26, 2015 6:30am

Christine Stuart photo Six retirements and a Republican wave that ousted five incumbents in November cost Connecticut its place with the majority party in Washington. But the turnover has lifted up Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy from their previous standings near the bottom of the seniority list in the U.S. Senate.

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January 22, 2015

OP-ED | A Call to Action for Children

by Ellen Shemitz | January 22, 2015 7:15pm

I applaud President Obama for his State of the Union remarks this week for at least two reasons. First, he laid out the economic imperative of investing in the health and education of our children. Second, he called for specific policies that will make a concrete difference for children and families today and into the future — nationally and in Connecticut.

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January 19, 2015

OP-ED | Selling Out For Big Business: Business As Usual On Capitol Hill

by Wendell Potter | January 19, 2015 11:30pm

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Obamacare Bills Reflect A Narrow Agenda

In coming weeks, we can expect the Republican-controlled Congress to push two Obamacare bills that would hike profits for some businesses. What we can’t expect, from either Republicans or Democrats, unfortunately, is any effort to help families, even those with insurance, to stay out of bankruptcy court because of mounting medical bills.

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January 6, 2015

Weather Causes Malloy To Cancel Trip To D.C.

by Staff Report | January 6, 2015 4:02pm

CTNJ file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s trip to Washington was delayed by weather Tuesday.

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December 13, 2014

OP-ED | Omnibus? Try Ominous

by Sal Luciano | December 13, 2014 7:53pm

In case you missed it, there’s a monster lurking in our nation’s capital. It’s assumed the form of a 1,603-page, $1.1 trillion spending package written (allegedly) to avert another government shutdown.

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