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  • House GOP wants more oversight of Obama's request to arm Syrians

    House GOP wants more oversight of Obama's request to arm Syrians
    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...
  • Congress now eager to vote on Obama's plan to fight Islamic State

    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...
  • What's The Holdup On New Danbury Prison For Women?

    What's The Holdup On New Danbury Prison For Women?
    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...
  • Obamacare passes first big test

    WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act has passed its first big test, but the law's distribution of winners and losers all but guarantees the achievement will not quiet its political opposition. White House officials, who had a near-death experience...
  • U.S. warns Russia against further military moves in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON — Top U.S. officials warned against further Russian military aggression into eastern Ukraine as Americans and Western allies prepared to slap more sanctions on Russian officials and to protect the new government in Kiev. Sanctions could...
  • Ukraine crisis upends West's view of Russian President Vladimir Putin

    WASHINGTON — The Ukraine crisis has forced Western leaders to reassess what they thought they knew about Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has shown that he is willing to make far riskier moves to achieve his security goals and that his...
  • I-84 Waterbury Project Wastes $400 Million

    The 2.7-mile stretch of I- 84 between Exit 23 and Exit 25A east of downtown Waterbury has been called one of the state's most notorious commuter bottlenecks. Sen. Chris Murphy, of nearby Cheshire, spoke for many when he said that he's "probably lost a...
  • Members of Congress press for vote ahead of possible Syria strike

    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...
  • Was Chris Murphy right to vote no on Syria strike?

    Was Chris Murphy right to vote no on Syria strike?
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Wednesday for a military strike against Syria, but member Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, bucked the tide by voting no. The vote was 10-7 for the strike, with senators from both parties both...
  • Navy Yard shooting near U.S. Capitol unlikely to spur new gun laws

    WASHINGTON – A leading advocate of stricter gun safety laws argued earlier this month that momentum had not stalled in Congress and cited one “inevitable fact” as proof. “There will be another mass shooting. And when it happens,...
  • Navy Yard shooting unlikely to revive gun control legislation

    Navy Yard shooting unlikely to revive gun control legislation
    WASHINGTON — This month, a leading advocate of stricter gun safety laws argued that momentum had not stalled in Congress and cited an "inevitable fact" as proof. "There will be another mass shooting. And when it happens, members of Congress will...