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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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July 13, 2018

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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OP-ED | ‘Most Republicans Won’t Believe This’ and Other Media-Literacy Challenges

by Barth Keck | Jul 13, 2018 4:15am
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Education | Immigration | Media Matters | Opinion | White House

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If you’re a Republican, you probably think this op-ed is “fake news.” Indeed, a full 92 percent of Republicans believe that news sources “report news they know to be fake, false, or purposely misleading” either “a lot or sometimes,” according to a recent Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.

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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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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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June 29, 2018

Connecticut Senators Ready To Take Judicial Selection To The People

by Jack Kramer | Jun 29, 2018 2:40pm
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — U. S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy know the numbers aren’t with them in their battle to have the Senate wait until after the mid-term elections to vote on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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SCOTUS Term Ends Big

by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 4:15am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Immigration | Labor | National Security | Public Health | Public Safety | White House

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The U.S. Supreme Court ended its term this week with a bang as Justice Anthony Kennedy — known as a swing vote between the four conservative and four liberal justices — announced his retirement.

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Second GOP Immigration Bill Fails in House

by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Congress | DC News Junkie | Immigration | White House

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Despite a last minute entreaty from President Trump, a Republican-crafted immigration bill was overwhelmingly rejected this week in the House, 301-121, leaving little hope that Congress will address the issue ahead of the November mid-term elections.

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June 27, 2018

Supreme Court Confirmation Battle Looms Ahead

by Peter Urban | Jun 27, 2018 5:31pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | SCOTUS | White House

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WASHINGTON — Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have already dug in their heels when it comes to replacing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement Wednesday. They want to wait until after the mid-term elections.

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