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12 hrs ago | Washington Times

Transparency's end: Sen. Richard Blumenthal fights subpoena of own records in union case

Sen. Richard Blumenthal has pushed for more transparency in financial markets, contracting and higher education since taking office in 2011, but he recently went to federal court to keep some of his own records from public view.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, US House of Representatives, New Jersey, Dan Malloy, US Governors

Yesterday | Brandon Sun

Broad US-Japan TPP trade deal elusive ahead of Obama arrival, snagged by auto, farm issues

Japanese and U.S. negotiators are struggling to reach a preliminary agreement on a free trade pact that might have served as a centerpiece for President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo this week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Agriculture, Science, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Washington Times

Obama to renew pitch for big free-trade agreement

President Obama will try to revive a massive free-trade agreement, the centerpiece of his Asia policy, when he departs Tuesday for a weeklong trip to four Pacific Rim nations.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Hill

Accelerating chicken slaughter comes at inhumane cost

In America, we like to believe that bigger and faster are usually better. After all, what's better for business than reaping bigger and faster profits? But sometimes we pay a terrible price for this obsession with efficiency and nowhere is this more apparent than in America's chicken farms and slaughterhouses.

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Related Topix: Food Science, Animal Rights, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Bennie Thompson, United States Department of Agriculture

WGBH

Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying

Next week, President Obama is going to Asia, where he'll talk up a proposed deal to increase U.S. trade with that region.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Day

Huffington talks metrics and more at Read to Grow luncheon

The impetus for Arianna Huffington's 14th book, "Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-being, Wisdom, and Wonder," was a nasty fall due to a lack of sleep and exhaustion.

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Related Topix: Thrive, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, New Haven, CT

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Miami Herald

All eyes will be on trade when Obama heads to Asia

KRT OLYMPIC SPORTS STORY SLUGGED: OLYMPICS KRT PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID BERGMAN/MIAMI HERALD NAGANO, Japan, February 22 -- The American flag is raised next to the Japanese flag during the playing of the respective national anthems Sunday at closing ceremonies for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

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Related Topix: World News, Japan, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Washington, DC, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Esty Ramps Up Fundraising In First Quarter

Freshman U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty ramped up fundraising in the first three months of the year, raising more than Reps.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Elizabeth Esty, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Larson, Litchfield, CT, Willington, CT

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Environmental Economics

I don't care about the lives saved, just tell me how many jobs were created

Just last week, at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, a member of Congress cited a well-traveled number: $2.21.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Washington Post

Did USDA mislead the public, Congress about injury risks for poultry workers?

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture officials are publicly feuding over the results of a study that found the same double-digit injury rates among poultry plant workers both before and after processing lines had accelerated.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Food Science, Activism, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Concord Monitor

Roll call for April 13

By a vote of 257 for and 159 against, the House on Wednesday failed to reach a two-thirds majority needed to pass a bipartisan bill that would exempt Americans abroad and foreigners working in the United States from the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jim McDermott, Chris Van Hollen, Representative John Yarmuth, Representative Cheri Bustos

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Washington Examiner

Lawmakers urge Jack Lew, John Kerry to stop U.S. purchases of Russian helicopters

The effort to rally opposition to Russia n company Rosoboronexport , which the Pentagon is procuring Mi-17 helicopters from for the Afghan National Security Forces, was led by Reps.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Kay Granger, Jack Kingston

The Hartford Courant

DeLauro Proposing Bill Offering More Patient Protections In Medicare Advantage Rules

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro announced Friday she will propose legislation to tighten restrictions on insurers that sell Medicare Advantage plans, giving patients more advance notice when insurers change their physician networks.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Medicine

The Hartford Courant

Defense Contractors Increase Political Donations

Connecticut's largest defense contractors are stepping up political donations to key lawmakers as competition increases for shrinking defense dollars.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Elizabeth Esty, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Financial Services, Federal Election Commission, Sikorsky Aircraft, Aerospace-Defense, Manufacturing, United Technologies, Hamilton Sundstrand

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Washington Post

Lean in at the bar: Discounts for Equal Pay Day

Dacha is offering 23 percent discounts on two Weihenstephan draft beers to mark Equal Pay Day.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, US News, Entertainment

Tue Apr 08, 2014

UPI

Democrats push Equal Pay Day in early campaign effort

Democrats in Washington launched an all-out push Tuesday, led by a pair of executive orders signed by President Barack Obama , in an effort to close the lingering wage gap between men and women.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Barbara Mikulski

The Hartford Courant

Feds Issue Rules To Protect Seniors Enrolled In Medicare Advantage Plans

UnitedHealthcare 's decision last fall to drop thousands of doctors from its Medicare Advantage plans in Connecticut and across the country has spurred Medicare officials to improve protections for seniors who lose their doctors.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut, Medicaid, Fairfield County, CT

SFGate

Obama signs actions taking aim at gender pay gap

President Barack Obama pauses as he listens to Women's rights activist Lilly Ledbetter speak in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, during an event marking Equal Pay Day where he will announce new executive actions to strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws for women.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Business News

Washington Times

Womena s wage gap not part of Democrata s election-year strategy: DeLauro

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut Democrat, said Tuesday that Democrats' push to close the gender gap is not part of an election year strategy.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Connecticut Post

Ted Kennedy Jr., the eldest son of the late lion of the U.S. Senate, will make his debut Tuesday as a candidate for the Legislature in his hometown of Branford, multiple sources told Hearst Connecticut Media.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Branford, CT, Connecticut, Guilford, CT

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