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Bush Favors 'Welcoming' Immigration Policy, Defends Media

Bush Favors 'Welcoming' Immigration Policy, Defends Media

Former President George W. Bush said he believes in a "welcoming" immigration policy, called freedom of religion a bedrock freedom, and forcefully defended the media as "indispensable to democracy," speaking out...

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Hearing Today on Bringing Tolls Back to CT Highways

Hearing Today on Bringing Tolls Back to CT Highways

State lawmakers are considering bringing tolls back to Connecticut highways and residents can weigh in on the proposal this morning during a public hearing.

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Pentagon Presenting Counter-ISIS Plan to White House

Pentagon Presenting Counter-ISIS Plan to White House

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is presenting the White House with a plan to "rapidly defeat" the Islamic State group, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday. The strategy includes significant elements of the approach...

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Gorsuch Rulings in Some Notable Workers' Rights Cases

Gorsuch Rulings in Some Notable Workers' Rights Cases

President Donald Trump's pick to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has heard dozens of workers' rights cases on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Many conservatives hail Neil Gorsuch for sticking to the letter...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 01:22 PM EST

Report Warns of State Money Fallout From Health Law Repeal

Report Warns of State Money Fallout From Health Law Repeal

A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 06:58 AM EST

Father of Navy SEAL Killed in Raid Refused to Meet Trump

Father of Navy SEAL Killed in Raid Refused to Meet Trump

The father of a Navy SEAL killed during an anti-terrorism raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for its timing. Bill Owens told The Miami...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 10:23 AM EST

Malloy Throws Support to Perez for National Party Chairman

Malloy Throws Support to Perez for National Party Chairman

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is among those who backing former Labor Secretary Tom Perez to head the national Democratic Party.

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 09:13 AM EST

Trump's Approval Stands at 44 Percent as Partisanship Reigns

Trump's Approval Stands at 44 Percent as Partisanship Reigns

President Donald Trump's job approval rating stands at just 44 percent — a record low for a newly inaugurated commander-in-chief — and half of Americans say that his early challenges suggest unique and systemic...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 08:30 AM EST

New DNC Chief Faces a Divided Party, Plus Trump

New DNC Chief Faces a Divided Party, Plus Trump

When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 05:16 AM EST

Trump Administration Blocks Changes on Coal Mining Royalties

Trump Administration Blocks Changes on Coal Mining Royalties

The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged...

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