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September 24, 2018

Yale Law Students Protest Kavanaugh, Demand Investigation

by Peter Urban | Sep 24, 2018 6:21pm
Posted to: Congress | Courts | SCOTUS | White House

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WASHINGTON – More than 100 Yale Law School students traveled by bus to Capitol Hill on Monday demanding that allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh be properly investigated before the Senate continues its confirmation process.

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September 23, 2018

Blumenthal Wants FBI Investigation As More Women Come Forward Regarding Kavanaugh

by Christine Stuart | Sep 23, 2018 11:49pm
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Ethics | SCOTUS | White House

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called Sunday for an FBI investigation of the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by two and possibly a third woman.

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September 19, 2018

OP-ED | Banned Books? Not So Much in Connecticut

by Barth Keck | Sep 19, 2018 7:59pm
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Education | FOIA | Media Matters | Opinion | Education Opinion | White House | Brookfield | Manchester | Stonington

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What’s a public library to do when a patron offers to donate a copy of Bob Woodward’s recent bestseller Fear, an account of dysfunction in the Trump White House? Why, it politely declines the offer, of course.

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September 14, 2018

Murphy Blasts Pompeo on Saudi ‘Certification’

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | White House

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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 1:30pm
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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Blumenthal Again Complains of ‘Tainted’ Confirmation Process

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal again sought to delay the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, complaining that the Judiciary Committee is failing to do a proper job of vetting as Republicans rush to approve President Trump’s nominee.

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September 12, 2018

Poll Finds Democrats With 14-Point Lead For U.S. House

by Christine Stuart | Sep 12, 2018 11:54am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Poll | White House

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Voters are giving Democratic candidates for the U.S. House a reason to smile as they head toward the November election.

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September 11, 2018

Blumenthal To Join Lawsuit For Kavanaugh Documents

by Christine Stuart | Sep 11, 2018 1:15pm
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he’s not accusing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of lying to the Judiciary Committee, but the only way to know the truth about his time in the White House counsel’s office may be through a lawsuit.

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September 7, 2018

Kavanaugh Confirmation a Raucous Affair

by Peter Urban | Sep 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh survived three days of confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that were punctuated by protests from Democrats on the panel and protestors seated in the public gallery.

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

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 7, 2018 4:00am
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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