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January 14, 2019

Q-Poll: Democrats Are Winning Messaging On Shutdown

by Christine Stuart | Jan 14, 2019 3:16pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | Poll | Public Health | Public Safety | White House

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A Quinnipiac University poll of 1,209 American voters found 63 percent oppose shutting down the government to force Congress to fund a wall along the southern border.

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January 10, 2019

Federal Shutdown Continues With No End in Sight

by Peter Urban | Jan 10, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | White House | Norwalk

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WASHINGTON — Congress made no progress Wednesday in ending a partial government shutdown — now more than two weeks old — that has left some 800,000 federal workers without paychecks and raised concerns over the impact it is having on government programs from small business assistance to air traffic controllers.

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December 13, 2018

Murphy Wins Passage of Resolution Against Saudi-led War in Yemen

by Peter Urban | Dec 13, 2018 9:27pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Congress | DC News Junkie

Courtesy of C-SPAN

WASHINGTON – The Senate on Thursday voted to end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, an outcome Senator Chris Murphy has sought for more than a year.  It also voted unanimously to blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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November 28, 2018

Senate Advances Murphy’s Yemen War Resolution

by Peter Urban | Nov 28, 2018 10:30pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | White House

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday voted to advance a resolution seeking removal of the U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities between a Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis in Yemen — signaling growing disenchantment in Congress with Saudi leadership, fueled in part by the recent murder of a Saudi-born columnist for the Washington Post.

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October 12, 2018

Murphy Renews Call for an End to US Military Support to Saudi Arabia

by Peter Urban | Oct 12, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | DC News Junkie | Media Matters | White House

(Updated Saturday) U.S. Senator Chris Murphy on Thursday called for an immediate suspension of military support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen as news reports say a missing journalist and Washington Post columnist was killed at the Saudi consulate in Turkey.

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October 5, 2018

OP-ED | What We’re Not Talking About: The Environment

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 5, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Congress | Election 2018 | Energy | Environment | Opinion | Weather | White House | Energy Sector

Data source: NASA/GISS; 
Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

Maybe you missed the expiration date for our civilization during all the other news that broke this week, but here it is: according to the Trump administration the world will warm a catastrophic 7 degrees Fahrenheit (~4 degrees Celsius) by 2100. The Trump administration plans to take zero action.

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September 27, 2018

OP-ED | Elephant In The Room: Job Losses From Automation

by Terry Cowgill | Sep 27, 2018 3:17pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | US Foreign Policy | The Economy | Technology sector | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | White House

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By most accounts, the economy is roaring along. As my quarterly TIAA-CREF reports remind me, the stock market is performing well enough for me to retire on time—which is a great relief after precipitous losses set me on edge as the great recession took hold 10 years ago.

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September 14, 2018

Murphy Blasts Pompeo on Saudi ‘Certification’

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | White House

C-SPAN

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy dismissed as a “farce” a statement that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent to Congress this week certifying that the governments of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are taking steps to avoid civilian casualties in their war with Yemen.

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Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Environment | Federal Budget | Taxes | Veterans Affairs | White House

How Connecticut’s congressional delegates voted on key legislation for the week ending Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

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September 7, 2018

OP-ED | Oh, It Can Still Get Much Worse

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 7, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Congress | Courts | Opinion | White House

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This is one of those weeks in which I’m amazed we’re not all out in the streets, shouting our heads off for the preservation of democracy and the republic. I guess we really do get the government we deserve.

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