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Rep. Rosa DeLauro

DeLauro will support Iran deal

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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 review of the agreement and all of its annexes,” she said, “[…] I have concluded that the best option for preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon is […] [Read More]
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Railroads still years away from critical safety measure, report warns

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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 prevents accidents — until 2020. In 2008, Congress mandated that railroads would have until December 31, 2015 to install the accident-prevention technology known as PTC. As previous […] [Read More]
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Sen. Chris Murphy

Murphy to back Iran deal

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Although he’s shown general support of the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Chris Murphy has been coy on the ultimate question posed to lawmakers: Will you vote for it? Murphy answered that question Wednesday when he became one of the few Senate Democrats to publicly back the controversial agreement. “The test for this agreement is simple: […] [Read More]
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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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