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  • House OKs $10.8-billion highway construction fund bill

    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'...
  • Congestion Pricing Won't Solve Highway Woes

    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...
  • Bill Clinton Will Campaign For Malloy In New Haven

    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,...
  • Obamacare loses some of its campaign punch for Republicans

    Obamacare loses some of its campaign punch for Republicans
    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...
  • Lawmakers Laud New Haven's Effort To End Homelessness

    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...
  • House approves Obama's plan to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State

    House approves Obama's plan to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State
    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...
  • Senate Resolution Honors The Courant's 250 Years

    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...
  • 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 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...
  • Members of Congress press for vote ahead of possible Syria strike

    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...