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Trump On GOP Failures: 'I'm Not Going To Blame Myself, I'll Be Honest'

Updated at 2:20 p.m. ET Not much of significance has gotten through this Congress, despite the House, Senate and White House all being controlled by the same party — Republicans. President Trump says, don't blame him. "We're not getting the job done. And I'm not going to blame myself, I'll be honest," Trump said during short remarks in a Cabinet meeting. He then shifted away from "we" to "they." "They're not getting the job done," the president said of Congress. It's a continued attempt by...

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Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling on officers of the Federal Communications Commission to pledge their support of free speech.

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New England electricity consumers paid billions of dollars more than necessary over a three-year period, according to a report by a national environmental group. It's prompted a review by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy, but one utility named in the report is calling it an outright fabrication.

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As direct flights from Puerto Rico to Connecticut are re-established, the state is ramping up its efforts to help people who may be relocating from the ravaged territory. 

More than half a million Hoosiers have been diagnosed with diabetes, and many of them rely on insulin to live healthy lives. But patients say the skyrocketing price of the medicine —which more than doubled from 2002 to 2013 — is squeezing them to the point of outrage.

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Governor Dannel Malloy has issued a new budget proposal as legislators continue to negotiate their own compromise document.

The city of Bridgeport, Connecticut, is getting ready for an influx of Puerto Ricans fleeing the devastation left by Hurricane Maria.  

Scott Wilderman, the CEO of Career Resources, which operates the American Jobs Center for the city, met with other city officials and community leaders on Friday to develop a transition center, where incoming families can get services. 

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban after leaving his base in Afghanistan in 2009, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Bergdahl was freed in 2014 in exchange for five Taliban detainees.

Bergdahl, a native of Idaho, pleaded guilty before the military judge in the case, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance, at a hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C., on Monday, according to The Associated Press.

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It's only a matter of time before Michael McCotter says he'll lose his job.

President Trump has recently taken a series of what appear to be bold executive actions to reverse Obama-era policies: declining to re-certify the Iran nuclear deal, halting subsidy payments to insurance companies and setting an expiration date for the DACA immigration program. But, in so doing, he's dumping thorny problems on a GOP-controlled Congress already struggling to rack up significant legislative accomplishments.

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