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  • 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...
  • Democratic senator to introduce bill for airstrikes in Syria

    A Democratic senator from Florida says he will introduce legislation giving President Obama congressional authority for airstrikes against militants in Syria. The announcement came after the apparent beheading of another U.S. journalist. The legislation...
  • 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...
  • 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...