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June 20, 2018

Trump Reverses Course on Child Separation

by Peter Urban | Jun 20, 2018 5:19pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Immigration | White House

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WASHINGTON –  President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to end his administration’s controversial policy that separated children from parents of foreigners arrested at the border without proper documentation.

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Republicans In Race for 5th CD Find Common Ground on Immigration Policy

by John F. Silver | Jun 20, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Courts | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Immigration | White House | 5th CD

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Republican candidates running for the open 5th Congressional District seat are all calling for a comprehensive solution to the crisis at the southern border that has resulted in children being separated from their parents and placed in detention centers.

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June 19, 2018

Jepsen Joins Call To End ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy

by Christine Stuart | Jun 19, 2018 11:08am
Posted to: Immigration | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen was one of 21 Democratic attorneys general who signed onto a letter calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse his zero tolerance policy regarding family separation at the border.

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June 17, 2018

Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Jun 17, 2018 11:36pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Military Spending | National Security | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | White House

Key votes for the week ending Friday, June 15, 2018.

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June 15, 2018

Internal Report Criticizes Comey’s Handling of Clinton Investigation

by Peter Urban | Jun 15, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Ethics | Law Enforcement | White House

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The inspector general for the Justice Department released a detailed report this week critical of senior FBI leaders — including former Director James Comey — over how they handled the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails.

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Kudlow Released From Hospital

by Peter Urban | Jun 15, 2018 4:10am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | White House | Redding

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President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow was released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center this week after suffering a mild heart attack on Monday.

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June 14, 2018

OP-ED | It’s Easy to be Numb to it All - Don’t Be

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 14, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Ethics | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Opinion | White House

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U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro joined Democratic legislators this week in condemning the Trump administration’s ghastly, cruel, and inhumane policy of separating children from their undocumented migrant families. She called it “child abuse.”

But for just about everyone I know, the reaction has been to sigh, shake their heads, and let it pass through them. After all, it’s only one of many soul-destroying, terrifying, and deeply unjust things to happen this week.

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June 13, 2018

Democrats Test Message on Healthcare In Floor Speeches

by Jack Kramer | Jun 13, 2018 5:46pm
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | White House

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and a group of Democratic senators took over the Senate floor Wednesday to send a warning that huge increases in insurance premiums are underway across the country.

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June 8, 2018

Social Security Fix Divides Congress

by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Social Security | White House

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The Board of Trustees for the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds released their annual reports this week once again reminding Congress that time is running out on maintaining Social Security as we know it. Without action, the trust funds will deplete forcing a 21 percent across the board cut to beneficiaries in 2034.

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Courtney Helps Pull Plug on Air Force One Fridges

by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Taxes | White House

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A $24 million contract for new refrigeration units aboard Air Force One were canceled after Congressman Joe Courtney raised questions about the no-bid award.

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