October 2, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | October 2, 2015 3:42pm
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy called the U.S. Congress an accomplice Friday following Thursday’s mass shooting at an Oregon community college because of its failure to act on gun control legislation.
September 25, 2015
by Christine Stuart | September 25, 2015 1:39pm
September 14, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | September 14, 2015 12:15pm
A group of government watchdog organizations called upon the House Committee on Ethics last month to release a report on free trips to Azerbaijan taken by 10 members of Congress in 2013. They might have to wait a while on that request. The Ethics Committee has no meetings scheduled and only a single bill for consideration.
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September 11, 2015
by Jason Paul | September 11, 2015 10:58am
by Terry Cowgill | September 11, 2015 5:30am
Ralph Nader has had quite a life. But now the legendary consumer advocate and Winsted’s native son is set to embark on a second career at 81 years of age: owner of a tourist attraction.
September 8, 2015
by Christine Stuart | September 8, 2015 12:09pm
by Jordan Fenster | September 8, 2015 5:30am
The Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a rather provocatively titled hearing on Planned Parenthood the day after Congress returns to Washington from summer recess, and it’s clear where members of Connecticut’s delegation stand on the issue.
September 4, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | September 4, 2015 5:30am
Will state Republicans never learn? I understand the GOP is in something of a bind. The state is dominated from top to bottom by Democrats. But if it is ever to become competitive again, the second-class party has got to look beyond celebrities, multi-millionaires, and retreads when searching for candidates for high-profile state offices.
September 2, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | September 2, 2015 2:45pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: Shortly after this story was posted, the Sanders’ campaign’s chief volunteer in Connecticut, Carlos Camacho, announced that Piddock had been removed as coordinator in the 5th District based on her decision to run for the congressional seat. The story has been updated to reflect her change of status with the campaign.
(UPDATED 10 a.m. 9/3) The organizer of the Occupy movement’s Torrington group says she plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty for the 5th Congressional District seat in 2016. Stephanie Piddock, who also had been volunteering as 5th Congressional District coordinator for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, said via email that she intends to make her Green Party candidacy official in two weeks.
September 1, 2015
by Christine Stuart | September 1, 2015 10:53pm
The federal prosecutor who won the conviction of former Gov. John G. Rowland and two political aides working for Chris Donovan’s failed 2012 congressional bid is leaving the U.S. Attorney’s office for private practice.