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  • Obama unloads on Republicans, sees 'cynical genius'

    NEWPORT R.I. (Reuters) - Obama, raising money for Democratic candidates as Republicans aim to take over the Senate in the fall, on Friday blamed some Republicans for a calculated effort to undermine faith in government by opposing policy compromises....
  • Political Operatives: Campaigns Tap Veteran Staffers For Governor's Race Rematch

    The fight for the Connecticut governorship between Republican Tom Foley and incumbent Democrat Dannel P. Malloy has generated significant national attention and, behind the curtain, attracted seasoned political operatives to both campaigns. With early...
  • Would immigration action help or hurt Obama's party this fall?

    One question that Washington appears unable to easily answer is whether President Obama's intention to use executive action to change immigration law would help or hurt his party in the midterm election. At the moment, the conventional wisdom is of...
  • Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems

    Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems
    Once again, the poets came through. When we asked readers to submit opinionated poems for this year's Op-Ed poetry pages, we heard from nearly 1,000 of you. Your poems dealt with just about every aspect of modern life — with war and peace, with...
  • Former CT Lawmaker Asks Obama To Speed Legal Immigration

    WASHINGTON — Former Democratic Rep. Bruce Morrison, who once represented a New Haven-based district in Congress, has jumped smack into the center of a massive lobbying effort aimed at persuading President Obama to make wide changes in immigration...
  • Mitch McConnell campaign manager resigns in fallout from Iowa case

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, locked in a fierce reelection fight in Kentucky, lost the services Friday of his tea party-allied campaign manager, who abruptly quit over a scandal involving the 2012 Iowa presidential caucuses. Jesse Benton, a...
  • Circle Interchange renamed in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne

    Circle Interchange renamed in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne
    Former Mayor Jane Byrne made a rare public appearance Friday as Chicago’s main confluence of major highways was renamed in her honor, a nod to her status as the only female ever elected to the city’s top political post. The Circle...
  • Anatomy of an Illinois patronage scandal

     Anatomy of an Illinois patronage scandal
    It began with an anonymous complaint to the state's Office of the Executive Inspector General in April 2011: The sister-in-law of the Illinois Department of Transportation's chief counsel had been hired by IDOT without an interview, the tipster alleged,...
  • Rikers Violence Taints New State Police Boss

    Rikers Violence Taints New State Police Boss
    Leave it to that Irish-Anglo wag Oscar Wilde to anticipate Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's devotion to Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora B. Schriro. "I like persons better than principles," Wilde wrote in 1891 in "The...
  • The Enduring Significance Of Anita Hill

    Anita Hill: Say the name and the response will be telling, depending on the age and political leanings of the listener. Hill's grueling 1991 testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court...
  • Secretary Of The State: It's Officially Over For Pelto's Nominating Petition Effort

    Secretary Of The State: It's Officially Over For Pelto's Nominating Petition Effort
    When the end officially arrived for Jonathan Pelto's hopes of petitioning his way onto the November election ballot as a third-party candidate for governor, the only question was how far short he had fallen of the legal requirement for the signatures of...