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Monthly Archive for February, 2010

: February, 2010

Himes Gives Back Rangel Campaign Contributions

Following a ruling against Ways & Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel (NY-15) by the House Ethics Committee, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced that he will donate to charity the contributions
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Senate Inaction Holds Up Emergency Health Care, Unemployment Assistance, Transportation Funding

Connecticut’s congressional delegation responds to U.S. Senator Jim Bunning (R – Kentucky) blocking a request by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to move an extension of the unemployment benefits and
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Former MLB Pitcher strikes out at America

I’m a big fan of major league baseball, and I tend to look favorably on former major league players in Congress, even conservatives, but I can’t believe how awful it is that Jim Bunning has thrown a
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Stop & Shop: Stop!

How would you feel if your employer decided one day to dramatically increase your healthcare costs? How would you feel if the company did this even while it was making hundreds of millions of dollars
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Education Research Reports

Below is a brief summary of new education research reported in February. Click on the brief for a much more complete report: 1. The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has issued a report on
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Gerry Garcia, Democratic candidate for Secretary of State

Great article about Gerry Garcia ( who is a good friend of my daughter), candidate for Secretary of State. And here is his announcement:
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Failure to Adopt Health Reform Will Lead to 1,700 Premature Deaths in Connecticut in the Next Decade

Failure to Adopt Health Reform Will Lead to 1,700 Premature Deaths in Connecticut in the Next Decade The failure to enact health reform this year will lead to approximately 1,700 premature deaths of
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RAND Estimates the Potential Impact of President Obama’s Health Reform Proposal

An independent evaluation of the health reform proposal made this week by President Obama shows that the plan would reduce the number of uninsured Americans by 30 million by 2019 — very similar to
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Bye, Bye Mr. Evan Bayh

What a great song! See if you can catch the Connecticut connection.
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Is Rudy Marconi a Democrat?

He’s preaching right-wing nonsense about medical malpractice lawsuits – with a clever but completely obnoxious ad: This isn’t going to win him the Democratic nomination – Democrats know that
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