President Barack Obama

White House aims to extend overtime protections to five million

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
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GOP leader flies Confederate flag

   UPDATE 5:30 p.m. Saturday: The Confederate flag has been removed from a Republican State Central Committee member’s house, according to perennial GOP candidate Joe Visconti. Visconti said
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Dinner with Malloy: $3K

Remember, the bread plate is always to the left, especially with this crowd. If you’ve ever wanted an audience with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy over rubber chicken, here’s your chance, only it’ll cost you
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Rep. Elizabeth Esty

Esty presses for answers on wavering future of Positive Train Control

At a House Railroad Subcommittee hearing Wednesday morning, Rep. Elizabeth Esty pressed panel members to “get down to brass tacks” on the consequences for railroads that fail to meet Congress’
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Murphy calls on Senate to address gun violence (w/video)

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) called on Congress to take action to curb gun violence during a “Voices of Victims” speech on the floor of the U.S. senate Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Murphy opened
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Lawmakers join effort to rescue the Sound from decades of pollution

With new legislation to continue the restoration of the Long Island Sound, Connecticut and New York area lawmakers hope to reverse the effects of over-development, pollution, dumping of dredged
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Senate approves defense bill with goodies for Sikorsky

The Senate offered up some good news for beleaguered Sikorsky Aircraft, approving a defense authorization bill that includes more than $3 billion for helicopter purchases and upgrades from the
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Rep. Jim Himes voted again to support President Obama on trade fast track.

Himes again votes for trade fast track

For the second time in a week, Rep. Jim Himes voted in favor of giving President Obama unfettered fast-track authority to negotiate a controversial trade deal with 11 Pacific rim trading partners –
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