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January 18, 2019

Inspector General Says GSA Wrongly Ignored Constitutional Questions Over Trump Hotel Lease

by Peter Urban | Jan 18, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: International Trade | Congress | DC News Junkie | White House

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WASHINGTON — The Inspector General for the General Services Administration this week raised questions about the GSA’s management of its lease of the Old Post Office Building to the Trump International Hotel since President Donald Trump took office.

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January 15, 2019

Prices Drop As Overproduction Goes Hand-in-hand With Record-low Demand for Gasoline

by Kevin Flood | Jan 15, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | International Trade | The Economy | Energy Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Transportation | New Britain

With One Caveat, Analysts Say Gas Prices Will Probably Continue to Drop in 2019

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If you liked 2018’s gasoline prices, you’ll probably love 2019’s, according to analysts, who predict motorists will end up paying even less at the pump this year.

But they’re also quick to employ the word “caveat.”

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December 19, 2018

OP-ED | The 2018 Word of the Year: ‘Delusional’

by Barth Keck | Dec 19, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | International Trade | Election 2018 | Opinion | Poll | State Budget | Taxes | White House

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It’s that time of year when the major dictionaries announce their “word of the year.”

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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

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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

Lamont Says He Will Watch UTC Breakup ‘Like A Hawk’

by Christine Stuart | Nov 28, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | International Trade | Corporate Watch | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Election 2018 | Federal Budget | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | East Hartford | Farmington

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The decision by United Technologies Corp. to break up the company presents an early challenge for Governor-elect Ned Lamont.

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June 22, 2018

Senate Approves Military Spending Blueprint

by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Military Spending | National Security | White House | Manufacturing Sector

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The Senate passed a $716 billion defense policy bill for the next fiscal year that would continue to support Connecticut defense contractors including Electric Boat, Pratt & Whitney, and Sikorsky.

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June 5, 2018

Spartan Aerospace Shows Off F-35 Simulator in Manchester

by Jack Kramer | Jun 5, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Congress | CT Tech Junkie | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Military Spending | National Security | White House | Manchester | Manufacturing Sector

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MANCHESTER, CT — Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II interactive cockpit demonstrator was the highlight of a Spartan Aerospace press conference Monday to demonstrate the fighter jet’s stealth technology and the positive impact building it has had on Connecticut’s economy.

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June 1, 2018

Larson Pushing Natural Gas as Transportation Fuel

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: International Trade | Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment

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Congressman John Larson recently teamed up with Oklahoma Republican Markwayne Mullin to propose legislation aimed at encouraging the use of natural gas to fuel cars, trucks, buses, and planes.

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May 29, 2018

Democrats Take A Play From Republicans On Gas Prices

by Christine Stuart | May 29, 2018 2:16pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Congress | The Economy | Transportation | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — Gas prices are now 25 percent higher than they were last year and Democrats in Congress are borrowing a play from Republicans by blaming the occupant of the White House.

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May 24, 2018

Trump ‘Terminates’ North Korea Summit

by Peter Urban | May 24, 2018 10:13pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Congress | DC News Junkie | National Security | White House

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President Donald Trump walked away this week from a scheduled June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un aimed at ending Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program saying he was disturbed by recent statements out of North Korea that displayed “tremendous anger and open hostility.”

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