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October 30, 2014

Michelle Obama Stumps for Malloy in New Haven, Allows Heckler to Speak

by Mary E. O'Leary | October 30, 2014 8:45pm

Arnold Gold / New Haven Register NEW HAVEN — First Lady Michelle Obama made an emotional pitch to a fired up crowd at Wilbur Cross High School about why they have to get out and vote Tuesday for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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October 17, 2014

Greenberg Says CDC Director Should Resign Over Ebola Response

by Matt DeRienzo | October 17, 2014 12:37pm

matt derienzo photo Republican 5th District congressional candidate Mark Greenberg called Friday for the resignation of Thomas Frieden, director of the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over his handling of the country’s response to the Ebola virus.

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October 14, 2014

The Politics of Ebola: Mark Greenberg Wants Tougher U.S. Stance

by Matt DeRienzo | October 14, 2014 8:02am

wikipedia Republican 5th District congressional candidate Mark Greenberg criticized first-term Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty on Tuesday for not urging the U.S. government to do more to protect the country from the Ebola virus.

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October 3, 2014

OP-ED | Who Would’ve Thunk It? Murphy Leads The Way

by Terry D. Cowgill | October 3, 2014 5:30am

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Who would have thought a little known junior senator from Connecticut would be one of the leaders in prodding Congress to exercise its constitutional authority as President Obama’s wages war abroad?

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August 29, 2014

OP-ED | Confronting Evil: Grading Connecticut’s Washington Delegation On ISIS

by Terry D. Cowgill | August 29, 2014 5:29am

On one of the most crucial foreign policy and national security issues of our time, where do the members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation stand? Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to determine their positions on the menace that is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). As of early this week, three had barely said anything on the issue while the others have been careful not to step on too many toes.

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August 26, 2014

Counihan Recruited To Run Federal Exchange

by Christine Stuart | August 26, 2014 2:08pm

Christine Stuart photo Recruited by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, the head of Connecticut’s insurance exchange will be leaving next month to start a new job in Washington.

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August 12, 2014

Malloy Joins White House Call On Minimum Wage

by Christine Stuart | August 12, 2014 4:25pm

CTNJ file photo While his Republican opponents were duking it out at the polls Gov Dannel P. Malloy joined White House officials Tuesday afternoon for a conference call on the minimum wage.

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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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