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July 17, 2018

Connecticut Republicans Walk The Line In Criticizing Trump for Helsinki Summit

by Jack Kramer | Jul 17, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Congress | White House

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It came as no surprise that Connecticut’s all-Democratic Congressional delegation criticized President Donald Trump for his refusal to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin over interference in the 2016 elections.

What did come as a surprise is that Trump’s conduct is getting its share of criticism from Republicans — both nationally and in Connecticut.

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Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Challenging Federal Tax Law

by Christine Stuart | Jul 17, 2018 11:39am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | Equality | Federal Budget | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut joined three other states Tuesday and filed a federal lawsuit against U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service over the new new $10,000 cap on the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes.

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July 13, 2018

Courtney Alone in Backing Magnuson Fish Bill

by Peter Urban | Jul 13, 2018 5:30pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Environment | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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Representative Joe Courtney was the lone member of the Connecticut delegation to vote in favor of a reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, a 1976 law that governs marine fisheries management in U.S. waters.

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Supreme Court Nomination Faces Partisan Battle

by Peter Urban | Jul 13, 2018 11:25am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | SCOTUS | White House

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President Trump this week nominated Yale Law School alumnus Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court, drawing immediate opposition from Senate Democrats who want to slow down the confirmation process past this fall’s mid-term election.

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Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Jul 13, 2018 12:18am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie

July 12, 2018

Larson Concerned by Trump Executive Order on Social Security Judges

by Peter Urban | Jul 12, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | White House

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WASHINGTON — Representative John B. Larson raised concerns Tuesday that disabled individuals seeking Social Security benefits could be jeopardized by partisan politics under a newly signed executive order by President Donald Trump.

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July 9, 2018

Connecticut Senators Will Vote ‘No’ On Kavanaugh

by Christine Stuart | Jul 9, 2018 11:07pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy tweeted that they won’t be voting in favor of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

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Standing Room Only for Democrats’ Debate in 5th CD

by John F. Silver | Jul 9, 2018 11:45am
Posted to: Congress | Election 2018

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WASHINGTON, CT — Voters who flocked to town hall Sunday for a candidate forum didn’t find much of a difference between former Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman and Waterbury teacher Jahana Hayes, both of whom are vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination to fill the open 5th Congressional District seat.

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July 8, 2018

Immigration Dominates Murphy’s Trek From Hartland to New Haven

by Jack Kramer | Jul 8, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | Election 2018

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NEW HAVEN, CT — Even though he was surrounded by nothing but supporters when he wrapped up his 70-mile walk through Connecticut Sunday at Long Wharf in New Haven, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said he found something different this year in his third trek across the state.

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July 5, 2018

Yale Law Sues Federal Government On Behalf of Immigrant Children

by Christine Stuart & Allan Appel | Jul 5, 2018 6:26pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | White House | Groton

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NEW HAVEN, CT —(Updated 3:30 p.m. July 6) A 9-year-old boy from Honduras and a 14-year-old girl from El Salvador are suing the federal government after being separated from their parents at the U.S. border and then transported Connecticut.

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