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What It Means To Be an Anti-War Legislator From CT

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Press Release From Rosa DeLauro: DELAURO VOTES TO SUPPORT TROOPS, BRING THEM HOME Defense Appropriations bill also includes Sikorsky and Pratt contracts Washington, DC— Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Ranking Member on the Labor, Education, Health, and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee, voted in support of the final passage of the FY 2012 Defense Appropriations Bill today, […] [Read More]
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Good News, Bad News

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America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2011 Good news: The adolescent birth rate declined for the second consecutive year, preterm births declined for the third consecutive year, adolescent injury deaths declined, and fewer 12th graders binge drank, according to the federal government’s annual statistical report on the well-being of the nation’s children and youth. […] [Read More]
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More on Unemployment Is Tragic

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Here’s a summary of the tragic effects of unemployment from Dylan Matthews (click on this link for full details and links!) Obviously, the immediate effects of high unemployment are terrible. As a Pew study last summer found, many if not most unemployed people report having trouble getting medical care or paying rent, having to borrow […] [Read More]
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Unemployment Is Tragic, Failure To Act Is A Disgrace

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics latest report: The number of unemployed persons (14.1 million) and the unemployment rate (9.2 percent) were essentially unchanged over the month. Since March, the number of unemployed persons has increased by 545,000, and the unemployment rate has risen by 0.4 percentage point. The labor force, at 153.4 million, changed little […] [Read More]
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Romney Denies Saying What He Said

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And ignores the facts of job growth under Obama (and the fact that stimulus failed to do even better because it wasn’t large enough – due in large part to Republican opposition to it) [Read More]
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Donovan Raises More Than $230,000 in Partial Fundraising Quarter

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Next week, Democratic candidate for the 5th congressional district seat Chris Donovan will file a report showing that he has raised more than $230,000 in the second quarter of 2011. Since officially filing as a candidate in mid-May, Donovan has raised money from more than 750 individual donors, more than 90% of whom are from […] [Read More]
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Gender Disparity in Jobs Recovery

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In Sluggish Economic Recovery, Women Fare Worse than Men A new report from the Pew Research Center, “In Two Years of Economic Recovery, Women Lost Jobs, Men Found Them,” highlights gender disparities in the rates men and women are gaining and losing jobs in the recession. Although men lost more jobs in the first two […] [Read More]
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Medicaid increases use of health care, decreases financial strain, improves health

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Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and Providence Health & Services have found that expanding low income adults’ access to Medicaid substantially increases health care use, reduces financial strain on covered individuals, and improves their self-reported health and well-being. This is […] [Read More]
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Candidates gain votes by taking a “green” position on climate change

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Candidates gain votes by taking a “green” position on climate change — endorsing the existence of warming, human causation, and the need for taking action to address it, according to a new study of U.S. adults, “The Impact of Candidates’ Statements about Climate Change on Electoral Success in 2010: Experimental Evidence,” Among citizens who are […] [Read More]
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What Failure To Raise The Debt Limit Really Means

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An analysis released by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) confirms that at some point in early August, unless the debt ceiling is raised, the federal government will be unable to meet all of its spending obligations. BPC’s analysis also shows that, after that date, federal spending would be reduced by as much as 44% for […] [Read More]
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