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Fixing No Child Left Behind

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By Gordon A. MacInnes, a fellow at The Century Foundation, a public policy research organization. The federal government pays 90 percent of the bill for interstate highways, and even secessionist states such as Texas and South Carolina go along with its specifications for lane width, signage, and speed limits. Now, the Obama Administration seeks to […] [Read More]
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Highlights From the Reconciliation Bill

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by Maggie Mahar, a fellow at The Century Foundation, a public policy research organization. – – – – Overall, the changes in the reconciliation bill will make the Senate bill more progressive – and fairer. My prediction: The bill will pass. Those who oppose universal coverage are becoming angrier, louder, more abusive, and more frantic. […] [Read More]
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Immigration Reform Next Item On The Agenda

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The Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress have already tackled bank bailouts, automobile bailouts, help for mortgagors, help for home buyers, stimulating the economy, and helping employers hire. They are hard at work at a variety of other initiatives including health care reform, finance reform, energy reform, education reform, don’t ask, don’t tell reform, expanding […] [Read More]
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US to Israel: Stop Building In Occupied Areas – Many Israelis Agree

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The Christian Science Monitor has the story: The Middle East quartet issued a call from Moscow today for an Israeli settlement freeze in the West Bank as well as East Jerusalem.. The joint statement from the European Union, the United Nations, Russia and the US, ratchets up diplomatic pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […] [Read More]
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Letter From Jim Himes Re: Health Care Costs

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On Sunday, after a year of deliberation, Congress will complete consideration of comprehensive health care reform legislation. I cannot overstate the urgency of health care reform. Every day, 123 Americans die because they don’t have access to health insurance. And every day, small businesses call my office with stories of doubled premiums, sick workers they […] [Read More]
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Rosa DeLauro Speaks Out on Health Care Reform

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Click link below to see her in action: flash_video.cfm?filename=hcr_3_16_10.flv [Read More]
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Republicans Racing Rightwards

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Fairfield County Weekly did a Q&A with the Republican candidates four Congress in the 4th District. Only 2 of the 6 candidates did not completely embarrass themselves in the process – the two mentioned in the second paragraph below: Six men face off in the Republican primary for the privilege of running against Democrat incumbent […] [Read More]
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Habeas Corpus, An Essential Right, Is Threatened In CT, Despite Dramatic New Evidence Of Its Value

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And this case proves it. The New Haven Independent has the (truly awful) story: Declaring that two convicted murderers suffered a “manifest injustice,” a judge ordered two New Haven men set free after serving 16 years —but prosecutors have blocked their release, for now…. In a blistering, 58-page decision Wednesday—labeled “unprecedented” by one longtime criminal […] [Read More]
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