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August 16, 2018

Unanimous Senate Affirms Press is Not ‘Enemy of the People’

by Peter Urban | Aug 16, 2018 8:43pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Media Matters | White House

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The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution this week condemning attacks on news media as hundreds of newspapers — led by the Boston Globe — published editorials speaking up for a free press and against President Donald Trump’s attacks on journalists as enemies of the people.

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Lawsuits Seeking To Block Citizenship Question Advance

by Brian Woodman Jr. | Aug 16, 2018 9:00am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | Immigration | White House

Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau

For the first time since 1950, the U.S. Census Bureau wants to ask everyone whether they are a U.S. citizen. It may seem to some like an innocent enough question, but it could have a big impact and it’s why states like Connecticut have joined a multi-state lawsuit to block it.

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August 12, 2018

Parkland Students Meet Newtown Students

by Christine Stuart | Aug 12, 2018 6:23pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Public Health | Public Safety | Newtown

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NEWTOWN, CT — It was the last stop on the March for Our Lives tour and it was a chance for the Newtown students to meet the Parkland students and talk about the movement that united them.

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August 9, 2018

Blumenthal Files FOIAs for Kavanaugh Documents

by Peter Urban | Aug 9, 2018 4:52pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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August 8, 2018

Mattei Seeks To Smoke Out Tong

by Thomas Breen | Aug 8, 2018 9:25am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Election 2018 | Legal | Public Health | Public Safety | New Haven

Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent

A passionate debate for the support of the Democratic Party base got into the weeds Tuesday night — or, more specifically, into weed.

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August 3, 2018

Blumenthal Blasts Trump Over Attacks On News Media

by Peter Urban | Aug 3, 2018 3:39pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Media Matters | Public Safety | White House

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal this week introduced a resolution condemning President Donald Trump for his attacks on the media.

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August 1, 2018

Federal Judge Steps In To Prevent Release of Gun Blueprints

by Christine Stuart | Aug 1, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Public Health | Public Safety | White House

HARTFORD, CT — A federal judge in Washington granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday that will prevent the public release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns on Aug. 1.

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July 31, 2018

DOJ Warned of ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Harm to Children

by Peter Urban | Jul 31, 2018 5:02pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Immigration | Poverty | Public Safety | White House

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WASHINGTON — Before launching its “zero-tolerance” policy in April, the Trump Administration was warned that it could do serious harm to children separated from their parents at the border.

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GOP Candidates Duke It Out In Last CD5 Debate

by Christine Stuart | Jul 31, 2018 9:01am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs

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WEST HARTFORD, CT — In what could be their final televised debate before the Aug. 14 primary, three Republicans running for U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s seat in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District embraced President Donald Trump’s trade policy and the Second Amendment on Monday.

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Still More Questions Than Answers About Inmate Medical Care

by Christine Stuart | Jul 31, 2018 12:20am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Health Care | State Budget | Criminal Justice

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HARTFORD, CT — High-ranking University of Connecticut officials spoke Monday about how their teaching hospital has cared for prison inmates under a contract with the state Department of Correction. But those same officials were gone by the time four families testified about how their incarcerated loved ones had died from, or suffered because of, extreme medical neglect.

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