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Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal react to story on National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Murphy, Blumenthal cite Hearst report in criticizing gun-maker lobby

Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal reacted strongly to a report that the Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation is outspending the National Rifle Association on lobbying, saying it
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Murphy wins battle to halt lethal aid to Syrian rebels.

Murphy win: White House ends lethal aid to Syrian rebels

Sen. Chris Murphy scored something of a foreign policy victory Friday when the Obama administration adopted his position and halted the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian
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Rep. Esty's STEM bill wins House approval.

Esty tech-ed bill heads to president’s desk

Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s bipartisan measure to expand grants for technical education passed the House on Thursday and is heading to President Obama’s desk for enactment. The bill, co-authored with House
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Rep. Esty's STEM bill wins House approval.

Esty gets `Gold-Star Dad’ bill through House

The House of Representatives on Monday approved bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Elizabeth Esty that gives federal job-application preference to “Gold Star Fathers’’ – dads who are parents
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Live Updates: Fact-checking the Republican presidential debate

The fun starts at 8 p.m. tonight when 11 of the GOP’s slate of presidential hopefuls enter into the second debate of primary season. Follow along for updates and fact-checking.
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U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy wants CT and other states to accept Syrian refugees.

Murphy says CT should take in Syrian refugees

Sen. Chris Murphy said today that Connecticut should be willing to accept refugees from Syria who are flooding into Europe in the wake of the civil war decimating the Middle Eastern nation. In a
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Blumenthal backs Iran nuclear deal 

  U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., will back the U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, joining the rest of Connecticut’s Democratic congressional delegation and defying foes of the pact that include
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Lamont, Lieberman renew rivalry over Iran

   A notorious hawk promulgates a hard-line approach against a Middle East regime, while his dove counterpart errs on the side of caution. Where have we heard that before, Connecticut? It’s
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Rep. Rosa DeLauro

DeLauro will support Iran deal

Rep. Rosa DeLauro became the latest Connecticut lawmaker to back the controversial Iran nuclear deal on Thursday, calling the P5+1 agreement a “historic diplomatic accomplishment.” “After strenuous
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Railroads still years away from critical safety measure, report warns

A new report by the Federal Railroad Administration warns that the vast majority of railroads won’t implement Positive Train Control — a technology that automatically halts speeding trains and
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