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  • Key Vacancies in Bristol, New Britain Races

    As both parties maneuver for advantage in the General Assembly in the November elections, the New Britain and Bristol ballots have two key vacancies. The Democratic candidate in Senate District 31 and the Republican in Senate District 6 are out of the...
  • To repair the Highway Trust Fund, raise the fuel tax

    In 1993, Bill Clinton was president, "Seinfeld" was on TV and a cellphone was the size of a brick. It was also the last time Congress raised the federal gasoline tax, which pays for roads, bridges and public transit. Over two decades, the cost of building...
  • Harry Reid calls Koch brothers 'un-American' over Obamacare ads

    WASHINGTON —  Majority Leader Harry Reid, angered by a new round of anti-Obamacare ads he called "lies," condemned the Koch brothers as "un-American" on the Senate floor Wednesday. Reid's remarks attacking the billionaire Republican contributors...
  • McConnell says liberal California billionaire just like the Kochs

    McConnell says liberal California billionaire just like the Kochs
    WASHINGTON —  As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid resumed his polemic against the Koch brothers Tuesday, Republicans were quick to respond, noting they are not the only ones with a generous billionaire in their corner. The debate on the Senate...
  • Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns

    Woman behind 'Philomena' story steps into spotlight for two campaigns
    Walking slowly, with the aid of a retractable cane, Philomena Lee, the 80-year-old Irishwoman who inspired the Oscar-nominated drama "Philomena," appeared under the towering marble rotunda of Los Angeles' City Hall this month to receive the latest of...
  • Staff Sgt. Dolores Nieves Of Hartford Fought In Korea With 'Borinqueneers'

    Staff Sgt. Dolores Nieves Of Hartford Fought In Korea With 'Borinqueneers'
    While fighting in Korea, Staff Sgt. Dolores Nieves and other members of the 65th Infantry Regiment were known as Los Diablos de la Montaña, or Devils of the Mountain, for their ability to fling their enemies' grenades back at them before they detonated....
  • Murphy's Push To Strip Rights From Non-People Scary

    Thursday brings our annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in that storied year, 1776. The defiant document was preceded by Americans commanded by George Washington chasing their British masters out of Boston and followed...
  • Newtown, Other Gun Violence Victims To Have Strong Presence At State Of The Union Speech

    jlender@courant.com Much of the story at Tuesday night's State of the Union speech will be about Connecticut, from the Newtown massacre to Manchester, where bullets killed eight employees at Hartford Distributors in 2010, to Bridgeport, where a 3-year-...
  • A Deeper Divide: The Gun Control Debate After Newtown

    A Deeper Divide: The Gun Control Debate After Newtown
    Last fall, residents of Newtown were having a debate that could have taken place almost anywhere in America. It was an argument over guns. The issue was fairly simple: Should amateur shooting ranges be subject to inspection and approval by the police...
  • Senator Urges Federal Probe Into Abuse, Neglect Of Developmentally Disabled

    Senator Urges Federal Probe Into Abuse, Neglect Of Developmentally Disabled
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is calling for a nationwide investigation into the "alarming number of deaths and cases of abuse" of developmentally disabled individuals at government-financed residential facilities. Murphy sent a letter to the inspector general...
  • On Local Level, Connecticut's Red Is Showing

    On Local Level, Connecticut's Red Is Showing
    Everybody knows that Connecticut is a blue state. The General Assembly is packed with Democrats, our congressional delegation got rid of its last Republican in the 2008 election, we have a Democratic governor and we haven't voted for a Republican for...