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July 30, 2018

Connecticut Joins Lawsuit To Stop Release of 3D Printed Firearm Plans

by Christine Stuart | Jul 30, 2018 10:05pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | Public Safety | White House

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Following a push from groups like Connecticut Against Gun Violence, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced Monday that he would join a multi-state lawsuit against the federal government for settling with a Texas nonprofit that plans to make blueprints for a 3D gun available online.

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Groups Ask Jepsen to Stop Texas Nonprofit From Publishing Instructions For ‘3D Printer’ Guns

by Christine Stuart | Jul 30, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Public Health | Public Safety | SCOTUS | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Against Gun Violence is asking Attorney General George Jepsen to stop a Texas nonprofit from releasing to the public its blueprints for 3D printing guns on Aug. 1.

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July 27, 2018

Himes Critical of Freedom Caucus Resolution to Impeach Rod Rosenstein

by Peter Urban | Jul 27, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Law Enforcement | Legal | White House

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th, this week slammed members of the conservative Freedom Caucus for introducing a resolution to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.

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July 26, 2018

Blumenthal Slams Education Rule on For-Profit Loans

by Peter Urban | Jul 26, 2018 8:51pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | White House

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-CT, objected this week to a newly proposed “borrower defense” rule announced by Department of Education officials, claiming it would hurt thousands of students defrauded by for-profit colleges.

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July 19, 2018

Himes Joins Call to Protect Mueller Investigation

by Peter Urban | Jul 19, 2018 11:48pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | National Security | White House

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes this week joined other Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee in calling for full protection of Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.

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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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