July 11, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | July 11, 2014 10:00am
In 2003, President George W. Bush, fresh off the conquest of Iraq, needed a director of private sector development for the new Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), which would govern the country from Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone. He found an old Harvard classmate running a business specializing in corporate “turnarounds,” and offered him the job. Thomas C. Foley of Greenwich accepted.
June 11, 2014
by Madeline Stocker | June 11, 2014 7:59am
In an attempt to expand the financial accessibility of higher education, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday allowing five million students to cap their federal student loan payments at 10 percent of their monthly incomes.
May 14, 2014
by Lon Seidman | May 14, 2014 6:49am
Astronaut and Waterbury native Rick Mastracchio landed safely aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule at 9:58 p.m. EST Tuesday evening, capping an eventful six months aboard the International Space Station both in orbit and on the ground as relations between the United States and Russia deteriorated.
April 23, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | April 23, 2014 5:30am
Following more than a week of counting votes, national popular vote supporters haven’t managed to wrangle the support needed for a floor debate in the House, where the speaker personally opposes the bill.
March 5, 2014
by Staff Report | March 5, 2014 6:01pm
Below are President Barack Obama’s remarks at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain today. They were transcribed by the White House.
by Hugh McQuaid | March 5, 2014 5:09pm
NEW BRITAIN — President Barack Obama is unlikely to get a hike in the minimum wage through Congress, but he encouraged states and businesses to take the lead during a half-hour speech Wednesday at Central Connecticut State University.
March 2, 2014
by Christine Stuart | March 2, 2014 4:30pm
February 28, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | February 28, 2014 9:12am
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been making a splash on the national stage this past week, fueling speculation that he has his eye on something beyond Connecticut. At the very least, he’s putting himself in good position for help from national Democrats for his re-election campaign this fall.
February 25, 2014
by Christine Stuart | February 25, 2014 6:30am
It only took a few hours before Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo was using C-Span footage of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy calling Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s comments about raising the minimum wage “insane” in a fundraising email.
Tags: Bobby Jindal, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, White House, dh
February 13, 2014
by Christine Stuart | February 13, 2014 7:12pm