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  1. Rating Update: Race for Esty's Seat Remains Solid Democratic for NowRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 3 | Roll Call

    Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., has announced she won't run for re-election amid reports she recommended her former chief of staff for a job after he was accused of harassing a subordinate. Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty announced Monday she won't run for re-election following reports that she  waited three months before dismissing her chief of staff, who was accused of physically and verbally harassing another staffer, and then recommended him for a job  "Too many women have been harmed by harassment in the workplace," Esty said in a statement .


  2. Esty Says She Won't Step Down Over Handling of Abusive Top StafferRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 2 | Roll Call

    Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., has not expressed any intentions to resign as she receives criticism for how she handled allegations of abuse and harassment against her former chief of staff. Rep. Elizabeth Esty stood her ground over the weekend, weathering a series of calls from state Democratic leaders and Republicans for her to step down over how she handled abuse, battery, and sexual harassment allegations against her former chief of staff.


  3. No special election for Donoghue seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 30 | Lowell Sun

    No special election will be held to field a successor for state Sen. Eileen Donoghue, according to the outgoing senator, who said her district will nonetheless be "well cared for" in the hectic final months of the legislative session. The Lowell City Council on Tuesday night picked Donoghue as the next city manager.


  4. No special election for Senate seat Donoghue has occupiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 29 | Home

    No special election will be held to field a successor for Sen. Eileen Donoghue, according to the outgoing senator, who said her district will nonetheless be "well cared for" in the hectic final months of the legislative session. The Lowell City Council on Tuesday night picked Donoghue as their next city manager.


  5. New strategies to combat opioid addictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 | PhysOrg Weblog

    In 2000, a doctor from tiny St. Paul, Virginia, asked the School of Medicine for help with a terrible problem. Art Van Zee, M.D., a physician in a community clinic, reported that opioid abuse was sweeping Appalachian coal country like a tsunami.


  6. Senators Will Vote on Pulling Troops Out of Yemen, But WhenRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | Roll Call

    Sen. Mike Lee is said to be eager to get a vote on the Yemen resolution this week. A resolution that would direct the withdrawal of U.S. forces from ongoing hostilities in Yemen is ripe for Senate action, but the clogged calendar means supporters might not immediately get it to the floor.


  7. PSEG, pastors to meet over jobs fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | Connecticut Post

    They may have God on their side, but the pastors at war with PSEG, a South End power plant owner, also know when to replace the power of prayer with that of political pressure. At the request of U.S. sens.


  8. U.S. Judge Nominee Has Senate HearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2018 | The Hartford Courant

    President Donald Trump 's nominee to become Connecticut's newest federal judge breezed through a U.S. senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, largely ignored by Senators focused on pressing another nominee about tension between the between the White House and senior justice department officers. Kari A. Dooly, the sitting state Superior Court judge and former federal prosecutor nominated by Trump in December, easily handled the few questions she received about the law from members of the Judiciary Committee in Washington.


  9. FactCheck: The Gun Debate15 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2018 |

    President Trump pauses during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, with members of Congress to discuss school and community safety. President Trump and some members of Congress met Feb. 28 at the White House for a freewheeling discussion on how to reduce gun violence at schools.


  10. Republicans irate, Democrats press after Trump gun control meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2018 | Courier-Tribune

    As Republican leaders scrambled to address the apparent disconnect between themselves and President Donald Trump on gun control legislation at a bipartisan meeting of lawmakers on Wednesday, Democrats pressured the president to keep his word. "We're not ditching any Constitutional protections simply because the last person the President talked to today doesn't like them," GOP Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska said in a statement Wednesday.


  11. Sanders, Lee and Murphy Try to Pull U.S. Out of Yemen WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2018 | Roll Call

    Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., is one of three senators who plan to use a provision the 1973 War Powers Act to get the United States to pull out of Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. Three senators will attempt to use congressional authority to get the United States to pull out of Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen.


  12. NRA chief slams Democrat anti-gun 'elites' after Florida school massacreRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 | The Japan Times

    The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to erode the country's constitutionally guaranteed gun rights. NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre echoed President Donald Trump's call to arm teachers to prevent school shootings, and weighed into a long-running political and cultural divide over access to weapons that has been inflamed by last week's massacre at a Florida high school that killed 17 students and staff.


  13. Gun violence: How governors of Conn., N.J., N.Y., R.I. think they can fight it togetherRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 | WHAS11

    Democratic governors of Northeastern states announced they have formed a coalition, "States for Gun Safety" to work together in the battle against gun violence. The governors of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island said they would sign a memorandum of understanding to develop ways the states can jointly address the scourge of illegal guns and develop shared law-enforcement efforts.


  14. Schumer: Trumpa s gun overtures a wona t come closea to solving problemRead the original story

    Feb 21, 2018 | Washington Times

    Top Democratic Sen. Charles E. Schumer said Wednesday that Republicans are undergoing a "welcome shift" on gun control, but said the proposals they're talking about don't go far enough to clamp down on availability of firearms. Mr. Schumer said President Trump has led the way in the past on opposing new laws, but appears to be softening that stance, after announcing Tuesdayhe had ordered the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to regulate bump stocks that allow semiautomatic rifles to achieve the firing rate of automatic rifles.


  15. Blumenthal, Murphy stand for party, not ConnecticutRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2018 | World News Report

    Shirley Anderson, Naugatuck Sens. Christopher S. Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., do not represent me. They are doing everything in their power to destroy the presidency of Donald Trump.


  16. Community News For The West Hartford EditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | The Hartford Courant

    Christopher L. Stimson, member of Troop 163 in West Hartford, was awarded his Eagle Scout rank on Jan. 27. He is a senior at Conard High School. Stimson was awarded numerous certificates of recognition,, including those from Mayor Shari Cantor, State of Connecticut State Assembly, Governor Dannel Malloy , Attorney General Jefferson Sessions, U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy and the American Legion.


  17. Saving Butch Cassidy's charitable legacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2018 | OUPblog

    Paul Newman died in 2008, leaving behind a wonderful legacy of films and philanthropy. Of his many iconic movie roles, my favorite is Butch Cassidy.


  18. Connecticut Students Selected for United States Senate Youth ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 | Orange Live

    The United States Senate Youth Program announced that high school students Ananya Kachru and Annie Jin Wang will join Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Christopher Murphy in representing Connecticut in the nation's capital during the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week, to be held March 3 - 10, 2018. Ananya Kachru of Woodbridge and Annie Wang of Cheshire were selected from among the state's top student leaders to be part of the 104 national student delegation who will also each receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study.


  19. Stratford: Gresko corrals big endorsements for 121stRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2018 | Westport News

    State Representative Joe Gresko on the opening day of the 2017 legislative session at the Capital in Hartford, Conn. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017.


  20. The news in 2017 accelerated to Trump speedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2017 |

    Really, eyewitness accounts from the period confirm this. It lasted nearly three weeks, it seems, or roughly the time elapsed since a Democrat won a Senate seat in Alabama, if memory serves, which it generally does not anymore.