April 3, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | April 3, 2015 5:30am
March 27, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | March 27, 2015 5:00am
The first official entrant in the 2016 presidential Grand Prix started his engines this week. But if the pundits are right, he won’t be the first sitting legislator to seek the highest office in the land. Quite the opposite, six members of Congress so far have been said to be actively seeking the presidency, all running against each other.
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March 10, 2015
by Christine Stuart | March 10, 2015 4:00pm
The same day President Barack Obama signed a memorandum directing federal agencies to do more to help student loan borrowers, the legislature’s Banking Committee passed legislation increasing regulation of lenders.
March 9, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | March 9, 2015 1:57pm
Addressing a crowd of Ukrainian-Americans in Hartford on Monday, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Christopher Murphy, D-Conn. said that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimate goal is the re-establishment of an empire, and that security in Europe and the Balkans is hanging in the balance.
February 3, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | February 3, 2015 6:30am
Among the heavy discussion items up for debate on the Senate floor this week is H.R. 240, which would fund the Department of Homeland Security and, in its present form, severely curtail presidential control of national immigration policy.
January 26, 2015
by Matt DeRienzo | January 26, 2015 6:30am
Six retirements and a Republican wave that ousted five incumbents in November cost Connecticut its place with the majority party in Washington. But the turnover has lifted up Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy from their previous standings near the bottom of the seniority list in the U.S. Senate.
January 22, 2015
by Ellen Shemitz | January 22, 2015 7:15pm
I applaud President Obama for his State of the Union remarks this week for at least two reasons. First, he laid out the economic imperative of investing in the health and education of our children. Second, he called for specific policies that will make a concrete difference for children and families today and into the future — nationally and in Connecticut.
January 19, 2015
by Wendell Potter | January 19, 2015 11:30pm
Obamacare Bills Reflect A Narrow Agenda
In coming weeks, we can expect the Republican-controlled Congress to push two Obamacare bills that would hike profits for some businesses. What we can’t expect, from either Republicans or Democrats, unfortunately, is any effort to help families, even those with insurance, to stay out of bankruptcy court because of mounting medical bills.
January 6, 2015
by Staff Report | January 6, 2015 4:02pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s trip to Washington was delayed by weather Tuesday.
December 13, 2014
by Sal Luciano | December 13, 2014 7:53pm
In case you missed it, there’s a monster lurking in our nation’s capital. It’s assumed the form of a 1,603-page, $1.1 trillion spending package written (allegedly) to avert another government shutdown.