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Chris Murphy

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  • Jim Shea: CT's 1 Percenters Step Up To The Collection Plate

    Normally, The Weak tries to avoid anything that has to do with state or local budgets because they generally involve leaps of logic, magical thinking, and computations in which the numbers add up to whatever the people doing the figuring want them to....
  • Should political progressives back president on Syria?

    Should political progressives back president on Syria?
    President Obama is facing significant resistance from his own party to his request for congressional approval to strike Syria. Sen. Chris Murphy voted against authorizing U.S. missile strikes in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But others, such...
  • Critics see contradictions in Obama administration's Syria claims

    Critics see contradictions in Obama administration's Syria claims
    WASHINGTON –- The planned military strikes on Syria would be “targeted, limited” and wouldn’t seek to topple the government of President Bashar Assad or even force it to peace talks. They would also be punishing and “...
  • Toni Harp Rolls In New Haven Primary, But Race Not Over

    Toni Harp Rolls In New Haven Primary, But Race Not Over
    It's no surprise that state Sen. Toni Harp ran away with the Democratic primary election for mayor in New Haven Tuesday. But her family's history of tax delinquencies leave a sour taste in the mouth. Ms. Harp was favored to win. Out of the four...
  • Navy Yard shooting near U.S. Capitol unlikely to spur new gun laws

    WASHINGTON – A leading advocate of stricter gun safety laws argued earlier this month that momentum had not stalled in Congress and cited one “inevitable fact” as proof. “There will be another mass shooting. And when it happens,...
  • Navy Yard shooting unlikely to revive gun control legislation

    Navy Yard shooting unlikely to revive gun control legislation
    WASHINGTON — This month, a leading advocate of stricter gun safety laws argued that momentum had not stalled in Congress and cited an "inevitable fact" as proof. "There will be another mass shooting. And when it happens, members of Congress will...
  • A Radical Plan For Solving the Looming Student Loan Problem

    A Radical Plan For Solving the Looming Student Loan Problem
    A guy from Darien named Paul Streitz thinks the only way to solve the $1.1 trillion (that's right, trillion) crisis over college student debt is to get radical. He's launched an online petition drive to force Congress to get off its collective ass and...
  • Murphy Right To Oppose Syrian Rebel Aid

    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut has shown courage and good sense in sponsoring, along with three other senators, legislation that would bar the Obama administration from providing military aid to the rebels trying to overthrow Syrian strongman...
  • Murphy's Push To Strip Rights From Non-People Scary

    Thursday brings our annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in that storied year, 1776. The defiant document was preceded by Americans commanded by George Washington chasing their British masters out of Boston and followed...
  • Perry Does Texas Two-Step In Connecticut

    Gov. Rick Perry was in Connecticut last week touting all the advantages of doing business in Texas, which seem to be: You don't have to pay taxes. You don't have to pay employees. And don't have to pay attention to any of those pesky government...
  • Connecticut Gunmakers Will Host Two Governors Next Week, Not Just One

    Connecticut Gunmakers Will Host Two Governors Next Week, Not Just One
    Connecticut gun manufacturers will welcome not one red-state governor early next week, but two — as Texas Gov. Rick Perry's tour Monday is followed by a visit from South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard later Monday and Tuesday. Both Republican...