| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:40 PM
HARTFORD — Gov.Dannel P. Malloyopened the 2012 legislative session Wednesday with plans for education reform, pension funding changes and the largest increase in funding for affordable housing since Gov. William A. O'Neill was in office more than 20...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 11:21 AM
The opposition research and rapid response that flows from the Democratic National Committee is still sharply focused on Mitt Romney, but a national Democratic strategist said Wednesday that as Rick Santorum's star rises Democrats are starting to pay...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 7:09 PM
RICHMOND – When Majorie was 8 years old in the early 1930s, she came home from school in the Texas community she grew up in to find her mother and a friend talking about a neighbor woman who had just died, leaving four children behind.
| Mar 2, 2012
| 10:16 AM
Welcome to March Madness, the Republican version. The GOP final four -- Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul -- face the busiest primary day of 2012 next week on Super Tuesday, when voters in 10 states head to the polls or caucus sites....
| Mar 2, 2012
| 2:32 PM
After failing to stunt Mitt Romney in Michigan this week, the political conventional wisdom is that Rick Santorum must at the very least win in battleground Ohio on Super Tuesday to hang on to his slipping presidential dreams.
At first glance a...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:24 AM
On the heels of a group of establishment Republicans endorsing Mitt Romney in Harrisburg this week, Pennsylvania's former Gov. Tom Ridge declared his support for the former Massachusetts governor as well Wednesday morning.
Ridge, also the nation's...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 12:36 PM
For Rep. Chris Van Hollen, brokering a bipartisan deal to trim the federal deficit is about more than dodging draconian across-the-board cuts or protecting a fragile economic recovery.
It's also about proving that a bitterly divided Congress can still...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Can Rick Perry laugh his way back into contention? His campaign seems to think it can't hurt, adding a pair of comedy shows to his itinerary as part of a sudden media blitz aimed at minimizing the damage from his 53-second debate lapse.
| Nov 21, 2011
| 11:52 AM
The imminent failure of the super-committee process may have this as its legacy: Somehow, it's made Congress even more unpopular.
Americans' regard for lawmakers in Washington has never been particularly high, but this year the polling has been...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 4:53 PM
When Republicans attack President Obama, as they inevitably will in tonight's latest presidential primary debate, they'll be doing so barely a few hundred yards from where the incumbent sits at the White House.
Yes, it's time for another meeting of the...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 8:31 PM
He was a loner, a 20-year-old whom Newtown High School classmates remembered as a skinny, shaggy-haired boy "who never really talked at all" and who stayed tight to the corridor walls when he walked, often clutching his laptop.
There was a common...