| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:08 PM
President Obama hopped into the driver's seat of an automobile simulator Tuesday, but the feeling of flying along at 90 mph lasted only as long as the photo opportunity.
"I think I had a little bit of a lead foot," he joked later, noting that he hasn'...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:00 PM
I-84 is not a local road. It is critically important part of the federal interstate highway system. In fact, I-84 in Hartford is the busiest highway in the state, with more than 175,000 vehicles per day. It needs to be expanded to increase capacity so...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Bill Clinton, who helped close out the victorious 2010 campaign for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, is coming to New Haven for what Democrats are billing as a $50-a-ticket rally at the Omni Hotel at noon Tuesday.
"I'm here because I like and admire Dan Malloy,...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Six months ago, a House Republican campaign official listed the top three issues that would propel the party's candidates to victory in the midterm election: "Obamacare, Obamacare, Obamacare."
It was a strategy that worked well in 2010, when GOP...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:29 PM
NEW HAVEN — Advocates who launched an effort in April to line up housing and support services for the city's homeless said Tuesday their new, more systematic approach has been far more successful than in the past.
Leigh Shields Church, who ran...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:11 PM
The House on Wednesday approved President Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, giving the administration a much-needed endorsement of its strategy to defeat the extremist group.
But though the Senate was...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:43 PM
The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution honoring the Hartford Courant for 250 years of continuous publication.
The resolution was introduced by Connecticut's two senators—Sen. Chris Murphy and Sen. Richard Blumenthal—just a few weeks before...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Facing skepticism in Congress over a White House request to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, House Republican leaders Monday unveiled a revised proposal that beefs up congressional oversight in hopes of winning bipartisan...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Congress, which seemed reluctant just a few days ago to vote on President Obama's plan to fight Islamic militants, now appears eager to do so, as House Republicans on Thursday largely backed a White House proposal to arm Syrian rebels.
A vote could come...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Come on, federal Bureau of Prisons. You couldn't possibly be this inept or disorganized, could you?
Get to work now on building the promised low-security prison in Danbury for female inmates from the Northeast. The money has been allocated, according to...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:38 PM
WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers is urging President Obama to seek congressional authorization for any military action against Syria, warning that failure to do so would be unconstitutional.
Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), who represents a district...