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January 26, 2015

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

by Matt DeRienzo | January 26, 2015 5:30am

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 6:15pm

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 10:30pm

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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 3:02pm

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 6:53pm

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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November 21, 2014

Greater New Haven Undocumented Immigrants Cheer Obama Action

by Mary E. O'Leary | November 21, 2014 7:52am

New Haven Register After almost eight years in the country, Jose Luis Piscil is in deportation proceedings, but hopes he can qualify to stay here and raise his two American children.

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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 7:45pm

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 11:37am

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 7:02am

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 Cowgill | October 3, 2014 4:30am

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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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