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Rep. Jim Himes says Egypt must provide tens of millions of poor Egyptians with "an economic alternative to rage."

Himes: Egypt “balancing on a knife’s edge’

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Egypt, Rep. Jim Himes says, is “balancing on a knife’s edge.”

The Democrat from Greenwich just returned from an official visit to Egypt, Morocco and Chad last week with fellow members of the House Intelligence Committee.

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Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy responds to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (second from left) at White House press conference. (Getty)

Malloy, Jindal slug it out at White House press conference

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After lunching with President Obama and Vice-President Biden, the governors emerged mostly in a harmonious frame of mind _ but Louisiana Republican Bobby Jindal stirred things up when he stood at the “stakeout” outside the briefing room and ripped the Obama administration for trying to raise the federal minimum wage. [Read More]
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Blumenthal seeks Metro-North safety records from Federal Railway Agency

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Saying, “Riders have lost their patience with this railroad and so have I,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal has requested 10 years of Metro-North safety-inspection and enforcement records from the Federal Railway Administration. In a letter dated Feb. 12 to Joseph C. Szabo, FRA administrator, Blumenthal said, “Recent incidents involving Metro-North clearly show the need for a […] [Read More]
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SOTU excerpt shows Obama will focus on inequality as theme

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In excerpts from the prepared text of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech released by the White House two and a half hours beforehand, it’s clear the President is focusing on economic opportunity, and aims to reverse the income inequality trend and provide more middle-class opportunities. [Read More]
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Himes, Blumenthal weigh in on Obama’s NSA speech

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Two Connecticut lawmakers closely involved in intelligence matters _ Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes _ had mixed reactions to President Obama’s Friday speech on the NSA and its telephone metadata gathering. Himes, who serves on the House intelligence committee, praised Obama for creating a privacy advocate to be a public representative in […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal makes another anti-gun violence speech on floor, memorializing New Haven high school student Javier Martinez

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal isn’t giving up the fight against gun violence. Thursday, he gave another in a series of speeches on the floor of the Senate, urging his colleagues to take action on the issue. Thursday’s speech memorialized New Haven high school senior Javier Hernandez, 18, who was shot and killed Dec. 28 as he walked from his house to a friend’s house. [Read More]
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Unemployed CT woman introduces Obama at White House event

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Just minutes after the Senate voted to advance a measure to extend unemployment benefits Tuesday morning, Katherine Hackett of Moodus introduced President Obama at a White House event designed to urge the House to approve the measure. Hackett wrote to Obama about her situation, and he responded by  inviting her to Tuesday’s event in the […] [Read More]
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Santorum: Mandela’s fight for freedom like the fight against Obamacare

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Well, you can’t say the GOP isn’t staying on message. These days it seems like if a Republican is asked to comment on anything even remotely negative – from crabgrass to toenail fungus – it’s all about Obamacare. Sometimes, they can even make it work if asked to comment about something incredibly positive – like […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal: ‘We don’t have the luxury of failing democracy’

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In an impassioned speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Richard Blumenthal highlighted the hardships of the government shutdown as it has applied to Connecticut citizens. [Read More]
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Blumenthal pushes for his FISA Court reform bills

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal went to Harvard Law School Thursday to advocate for the legislation he has proposed to modify the secret courts that are charged with regulating America’s surveillance programs. [Read More]
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