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Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal

Murphy, Blumenthal stand with Planned Parenthood

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Republicans added another loss to their age-old battle with Planned Parenthood on Monday when Senate Democrats blocked a bill to defund the group in a 53-46 vote. Among those defeating the bill: Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. Earlier this month, pro-life Republicans seized on videos that appear to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing […] [Read More]
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John Kleinhans listens to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton during an interview with Boughton and his campaign team at his campaign office in Danbury, Conn, on Monday, March 31, 2014.

Former Boughton lieutenant starts political consulting shop

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The former No. 2 man at the state GOP is now hanging his shingle at his own political consulting shop. John Kleinhans, who was the party’s executive director for the first half of this year, recently co-founded Octagon Strategy Group in the crowded arena of political strategy and communications. The firm, which will offer a […] [Read More]
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Poll: Which Democrat deserves to be new namesake for state party dinner?

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Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson have gone from immortals in the Connecticut Democratic Party to mothballs. Party leaders have voted out the presidents as two of the namesakes of the party’s annual fundraising dinner because they owned slaves and because of Jackson’s mistreatment of Native Americans. A rebranding campaign is underway, which gives Hearst Connecticut […] [Read More]
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Rep. Rosa DeLauro

DeLauro: Leaked trade deal sides with Big Pharma

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As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) heads to final negotiations in Maui this month, the Obama administration is touting the deal as the most progressive of its kind in history. But a leaked chapter of the draft raises concern that the deal’s biggest champion is Big Pharma. In a conference call with medical research leaders Friday, […] [Read More]
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A screen shot taken July 14, 2015, of LifeZette, a new online venture of Connecticut native and conservative commentator Laura Ingraham.

Conservative by way of CT: Laura Ingraham launches media start-up

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Laura Ingraham has a new slant on media bias. The Connecticut-raised conservative commentator and fill-in for Bill O’Reilly debuted a new media start-up Tuesday, LifeZette. The website is curated with content by Ingraham and other contributors on a host of topics, from Donald Trump’s impact on the Republican brand to plastic surgery in the Heartland, […] [Read More]
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State Rep. David Arconti

State rep. Arconti to focus on energy costs, Candlewood Lake

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State Representative David Arconti (D-Danbury) has been appointed to serve on The Council of State Governments/Eastern Regional Conference’s Energy and Environment Committee through 2016. According to its website, the The Energy & Environment Committee is composed of more than 100 state officials from all levels of government and aims “to foster a cooperative, nonpartisan approach […] [Read More]
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Linda McMahon swings from a bungee cord

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Yes, this is me! Truly having fun with my grandchildren! This was just before the zip line. #brave #grandmother pic.twitter.com/AiC3HrLxLX — Linda McMahon (@Linda_McMahon) July 8, 2015 Linda McMahon is learning the ropes. The twice-foiled candidate for U.S. Senate and professional wrestling matriarch posted a video Wednesday on her Facebook and Twitter page of her […] [Read More]
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President Barack Obama

White House aims to extend overtime protections to five million

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A new White House plan to extend overtime protections for workers could benefit up to 40,000 full-time salaried workers in Connecticut and five million nationwide in its first year. President Barack Obama this morning announced that the U.S. Department of Labor will propose a rule to update requirements for overtime pay eligibility, which currently apply […] [Read More]
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