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November 8, 2018

OP-ED | Amid The Chaos Of Trump and 2018, Lamont Offers A Glimmer Of Hope

by Terry Cowgill | Nov 8, 2018 8:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Election 2018 | Opinion | SCOTUS | White House | Greenwich

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For Connecticut’s political watchers, the chaotic Trump presidency and the state’s dire fiscal condition have conspired to consume so much of our attention that we’ve scarcely had time to brush our teeth.

But Tuesday’s elections proved an especially enervating experience and one that could have a profound effect on the state and the nation. The so-called “blue wave” that was supposed to sweep the nation was modest, given the fact that Republicans increased their majority in the Senate. Still, Democrats took over the House and they flipped seven governor’s seats.

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November 6, 2018

Connecticut Delegation Returns With House Majority Likely

by Peter Urban | Nov 6, 2018 3:27pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | White House

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WASHINGTON (Updated 10:30 p.m.) — The Connecticut delegation to Congress remained solidly Democratic following Tuesday’s mid-term elections as the party appeared poised to wrest control of the House away from Republicans.

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November 3, 2018

PAC Spending Stirs Up Controversy

by Christine Stuart | Nov 3, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Media Matters | White House | Data

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HARTFORD, CT — Some Connecticut Realtors aren’t happy that a political action committee both launched and funded by the Connecticut Association of Realtors is backing Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Stefanowski.

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November 2, 2018

OP-ED | Enough

by Susan Bigelow | Nov 2, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Election 2018 | Equality | Ethics | Opinion | White House

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I’ve had enough. Here’s a short list of all of the things I’ve had enough of, starting in January, 2017:

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November 1, 2018

Enrollment for 2019 Health Insurance Plans Starts Today

by Christine Stuart | Nov 1, 2018 11:39am
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | White House

HARTFORD, CT — It’s the sixth year of enrollment for individuals purchasing insurance on Connecticut’s health insurance exchange and officials say success would be retaining its current customers.

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October 25, 2018

Long Island Sound Funding Authorized in Newly Signed Law

by Peter Urban | Oct 25, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Environment | Weather | White House

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed legislation that sets aside $65 million a year for public-private efforts to safeguard Long Island Sound over the next five years.

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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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Opioid Bill Heads to White House

by Peter Urban | Oct 5, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | DC News Junkie | Public Health | White House

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The Senate this week overwhelmingly approved sweeping legislation to address the nation’s opioid crisis that now goes to President Trump for his signature.

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote Looms

by Peter Urban | Oct 5, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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Senate Republicans appear to be headed toward forcing a Saturday vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over the opposition of Senate Democrats who want a broader FBI investigation into allegations of his abusive behavior as a high school and college student.

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