| 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...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Andrew Breitbart loathed the "institutional left," and what he called "the Democrat media complex." A son of Brentwood who cut his sharp online incisors working alongside blogging pioneers Matt Drudge and Arianna Huffington, Breitbart went on to forge...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:07 AM
If Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's internal pollsters show what Quinnipiac University does in their Pennsylvania survey released Wednesday morning, it may explain why the campaigns have waged a half-hearted effort in the state.
Polling "likely voters"...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Headed to Washington on Wednesday evening for a fundraiser in his honor hosted by the campaign arm of the Senate Republicans, candidate Tom Smith is bruised by dismal results of a poll that shows him trailing Bob Casey by 18 points. (For what it's worth,...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 4:06 PM
The federal Affordable Care Act is designed to extend insurance coverage to many more Americans than are currently insured — as many as 30 million more, according to a recent report in The New York Times. But will these newly covered people be...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:02 PM
The resounding primary victories by Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy on Tuesday will launch a fresh onslaught of political ads, arguments about the economy and a never-ending loop of attacks and rebuttals in what will be one of the nation's most closely...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 6:04 AM
The second poll in a week shows Mitt Romney cutting deep into Rick Santorum's lead in Pennsylvania.
Romney now trails Santorum by just six points in the state with 35 percent to Santorum's 41 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University survey...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 8:20 PM
William Tucker of Hampton beams with pride when he talks about meeting President Barack Obama last month when the president made a campaign stop in Hampton.
Tucker, 83, a veteran of three wars who has also been the head of the state longshoremen's union,...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:28 PM
When sitting down with the Courant, Julie Paolino, 49, identified herself as a physical therapist who, in addition assisting patients, also oversees and supports nine physical therapy clinics. An employee surveyed this year by WorkplaceDynamics...