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Murphy Denounces Budget Cuts While Visiting Defense Firms

Senator Chris Murphy visited defense contractors Wednesday to denounce what he called damaging automatic federal budget cuts and said he expected smaller contractors in the state to be hit worst.

03/27/2013

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President Obama Continues Tourney Tradition, Reveals His NCAA Bracket

In 2012, President Obama’s men’s bracket ranked 2,347,421 out of 6.45 million entries, placing him in the 63.6th percentile.

03/20/2013

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Making Sense Of Obama’s Housing Market

Is the Obama administration failing the housing market? Maybe.

03/06/2013

President Obama stated that too many children have been killed as a result of gun violence across the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Says Gun Violence Links Deaths Of Children In Chicago And Newtown

President Barack Obama says that every four months, his hometown of Chicago suffers the loss of as many children as were killed in the Connecticut elementary school shooting.

02/15/2013

Students at the Connecticut school where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in December are returning to classes in a neighboring town. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama To Honor Six Slain Newtown Teachers

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) _ President Barack Obama is honoring the six educators killed in the Newtown school shooting with the nation’s second-highest civilian honor. The American Federation of Teachers, which represents Sandy Hook Elementary School […]

02/15/2013

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President Declares a State of Emergency in Connecticut

President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency for Connecticut after the massive storm that blanketed the state with several feet of snow. The order means federal money will be used to help state […]

02/10/2013

Some experts say that gun buyback programs are ineffective tools for curbing violent weapon crimes. (Photo credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts Say Gun Buyback Programs Are Popular But Ineffective

Despite the growing popularity of gun buyback programs, experts say that the events are largely ineffective.

01/14/2013

Vice President Joe Biden speaks alongside Attorney General Eric Holder as he meets with representatives of victims? groups and gun safety organizations at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden: ‘It’s Critically Important We Act’ On Gun Control

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday heard personal stories of gun violence from representatives of victims groups and gun-safety organizations as he drafts the Obama administration’s response to the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. He pledged that action would be taken.

01/09/2013

President Barack Obama speaks as Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid look on during a meeting with bipartisan group of congressional leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Nov. 16, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Voter: Obama, Congress Holding Country ‘Hostage’ Over Fiscal Cliff

Fear and frustration course through the lunch crowd at Robie’s Country Store and Deli, a popular outpost 500 miles from where Washington is again locked in tense negotiations over taxes and spending as a critical deadline looms.

12/11/2012

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses during a news conference on facility closures of U.S. Postal Service on Dec. 13, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Sanders: I Will Oppose Any Effort To Raise Medicare Eligibility Age

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday he’ll oppose any effort to raise the age when people become eligible for Medicare health insurance coverage.

12/10/2012

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