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February 18, 2019

Connecticut Joins 15 Other States In Suing Trump Over Emergency Declaration

by Christine Stuart | Feb 18, 2019 9:22pm
Posted to: Courts | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said Monday that Connecticut will join 15 other states in suing President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to build a wall with funding that wasn’t appropriated by Congress.

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February 11, 2019

Blumenthal: ‘The Wall Is Dead’

by Christine Stuart | Feb 11, 2019 1:43pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Immigration | Law Enforcement | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — The federal government is scheduled to shut down on midnight Friday if Congress can’t reach a deal on the part of the federal budget that funds about one-quarter of the government.

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February 4, 2019

Blumenthal Won’t Support AG Nominee Barr

by Peter Urban | Feb 4, 2019 7:33pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Law Enforcement | White House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal emerged Monday afternoon from a private meeting with William Barr saying he will vote against confirming Barr as the next attorney general.

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Professor: New Strain Of Fascism Filters Into U.S. Politics

by Kevin Flood | Feb 4, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Equality | Immigration | National Security | Public Safety | White House | Hartford

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HARTFORD — Get used to the term “identitarianism.”

Christopher Vials, associate professor of English and director of American Studies at the University of Connecticut, told an audience at the Charter Oak Cultural Center Thursday night that the identitarian movement, a 21st century variation of fascism, needs scrutiny because it has spread from Europe to American alt-right groups — and from there into the Trump administration.

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January 25, 2019

Shutdown Is Over For Now

by CTNewsJunkie | Jan 25, 2019 6:22pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | White House

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Shortly after the Federal Aviation Administration began limiting flights to New York City’s LaGuardia Airport and two others Friday based on air traffic controller shortages, President Donald Trump announced a deal to temporarily reopen the federal government.

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Government Shutdown Continues

by Peter Urban | Jan 25, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | White House

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WASHINGTON — For the second time this month, some 800,000 federal workers won’t be getting paychecks as President Donald Trump refuses to reopen the government without funding for a border wall.

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January 24, 2019

Aviation Safety Specialists Hit The Picket Line

by Christine Stuart | Jan 24, 2019 6:30pm
Posted to: Congress | Transportation | Aviation | BDL | White House

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WINDSOR LOCKS, CT — A day after the presidents of three aviation unions warned that they had growing concerns about airway safety, members of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists were handing out leaflets explaining the risks at Bradley International Airport.

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January 23, 2019

Domestic Violence Victims Also Impacted By Government Shutdown

by Jack Kramer | Jan 23, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | Federal Budget | Public Health | Public Safety | White House | New Britain

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NEW BRITAIN, CT —The federal government shutdown is impacting people besides federal workers going without paychecks.

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January 22, 2019

Lawmakers Approve Interest Free Loans For Federal Workers

by Christine Stuart | Jan 22, 2019 4:26pm
Posted to: Congress | The Economy | Jobs | Labor | Public Health | Public Safety | State Capitol | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — With bipartisan support the House and the Senate adopted legislation Tuesday that allows the state of Connecticut to back interest free loans to federal workers impacted by the shutdown.

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January 19, 2019

Women’s March Smaller In Numbers, But Loud With Its Message

by Jack Kramer | Jan 19, 2019 3:58pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Equality | Health Care | Housing | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | State Capitol | White House | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Whether the newness had worn off or concerns about frigid temperatures and the impending snowstorm — or perhaps it was the controversy over the movement’s national organizers — Saturday’s Women’s March didn’t have quite the look or feel of the first one in 2017.

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