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  • Newington Democrats Split On Support For State Transit Authority

    NEWINGTON — Gov. Dannel P Malloy's proposal for a new authority to guide development around transit stations is causing a growing split within the local Democratic party. In the latest sign of division, Deputy Mayor Clarke Castelle announced last...
  • House bill would cap expenses for ex-presidents

    House bill would cap expenses for ex-presidents
    Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and other former presidents who earn lucrative speaking fees and draw other income would no longer be able to count on taxpayer dollars to pay for their post-White House office space and staff under a bill in the House. On a...
  • Ralph Nader: Why run for president if you don't have a chance?

    Ralph Nader: Why run for president if you don't have a chance?
    The 2016 presidential election is attracting an unusually large number of hopefuls. The Republicans will probably field more than a dozen candidates and the Democrats, as many as five. Presently, very few of these supposed contenders have a real chance of...
  • Trio of 2016 GOP candidates are freshman senators - like Obama in '08

    Trio of 2016 GOP candidates are freshman senators - like Obama in '08
    Before coming to Washington, Rand Paul was an eye doctor and anti-tax crusader in Kentucky. Marco Rubio was speaker of the Florida House. Ted Cruz was the top appellate lawyer for the state of Texas. Those jobs would seem to pale beside their current...
  • Hillary Clinton has shifted left, but so have Americans

    Hillary Clinton has shifted left, but so have Americans
    Amid discussion of Hillary Rodham Clinton's move to the left in her presidential campaign, a new Gallup poll provides an important piece of context: The nation has shifted left, as well. In recent weeks, Clinton has called for reforming the nation's...
  • Hillary Clinton urges State Department to speed up release of emails

    Hillary Clinton urges State Department to speed up release of emails
    Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department on Tuesday to speed the release of 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, as her decision to spurn administration rules and use a private email address continued to dog her...
  • Presidential candidate you know, and one you might not, plan South Florida stops

    Presidential candidate you know, and one you might not, plan South Florida stops
    The two women who are running for their parties' presidential nominations are heading to South Florida. Hillary Clinton, the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination, is in the area late next week. Carly Fiorina, a Republican...
  • Medicaid, super-scholars, and Catholic Church: Letters

    Medicaid, super-scholars, and Catholic Church: Letters
     Medicaid stalemate Thanks to Jason Brodeur for elaborating on the state House of Representatives' refusal to agree to the federally funded Medicaid expansion that the Senate is promoting ("House's health plan reduces cost and improves access," Sunday)....
  • Commentary: In fairness, Congress must require collection of out-of-state sales taxes

    In California and across the country, businesses create jobs, enrich communities and power America's economy. Unfortunately, when it comes to ensuring that all businesses are treated fairly and equally under the law, Congress has checked out. It's...
  • Rauner, money talk in House right-to-work vote

    Rauner, money talk in House right-to-work vote
    Gov. Bruce Rauner had several House Republicans over to the governor's mansion last week to ask them to vote "present" when the House Democrats' called their right-to-work bill the following day. Right-to-work laws allow union members to not pay for any...
  • Congress plots to pay for a trade deal by raiding Medicare

    Congress plots to pay for a trade deal by raiding Medicare
    Medicare means many things to many people. To seniors, it's a program providing good, low-cost healthcare at a stage in life when it's most needed. To Congress, it's beginning to look more like a piggy bank to be raided. That's the only conclusion one...