| 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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:56 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:42 PM
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...
| May 16, 2014
| 10:04 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:13 PM
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,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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...