Chris Murphy http://wamc.org en Murphy Calls For Economic Sanctions Against Russia http://wamc.org/post/murphy-calls-economic-sanctions-against-russia <p></p><p></p><p>Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is calling for economic sanctions against Russia in response to its military presence in Crimea.</p><p>The Connecticut Post reports that Murphy told a gathering of Ukrainian-Americans on Saturday that refusal by the U.S. to participate in the planned Sochi summit of the eight wealthiest nations would send a strong message.</p><p>He also said the U.S. could cut off discussions on new trade agreements and suspend all current economic trade with Russia.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:21:41 +0000 Jaired Crofut 84977 at http://wamc.org Murphy Calls For Economic Sanctions Against Russia VP Biden to give address on gun violence in Conn. http://wamc.org/post/vp-biden-give-address-gun-violence-conn <p>Vice President Joe Biden will be in Connecticut this week for a discussion on gun violence hosted by some of the state's Congress members.</p><p>Biden is expected to deliver the keynote address at the conference on federal efforts to curb gun violence.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:55:43 +0000 Jaired Crofut 58079 at http://wamc.org VP Biden to give address on gun violence in Conn.