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  • Larson, Blumenthal, Among Others, Renew Call For Federal Ban On Assault Weapons

    Searching for a way to prevent future shootings like the one in Newtown, some of Connecticut's congressional representives on Sunday called for a national discussion that could lead to a resumed federal ban on assault weapons and other gun control...
  • We Must Change, President Tells Nation

     We Must Change, President Tells Nation
    A somber President Obama told a shattered community that the nation has let its children down. "We're not doing enough,'' Obama said during an interfaith service at Newtown High School on Sunday night. "And we will have to change. Since I've been...
  • In U.S. Senate Race, McMahon And Murphy Sticking To Prepared Scripts

    On the campaign trail today, prepared statements have replaced free-wheeling press conferences, attack ads dominate and reporters are kept at a distance. These highly scripted campaigns have more in common with reality TV than with politics of the past,...
  • Esty Wins, Roraback Concedes After Tight Race For 5th Congressional District

    Democrat Elizabeth Esty won a nail-biter election in the 5th Congressional District as Republican Andrew Roraback conceded late Tuesday night after Democratic votes from the cities provided the margin of victory. Esty said that super PACs had spent...
  • Claim Check: Pre-Election Roundup of Ads in Connecticut's Senate Race

    During the budget battles in Washington in the spring of 2011, a liberal group produced an ad featuring an elderly woman in a wheelchair being pushed through a park by a man in a suit and tie, while America the Beautiful plays in the background and...
  • Controversies dim GOP hopes to take over Senate

    Controversies dim GOP hopes to take over Senate
    Even before a second Republican Senate candidate tripped over incendiary comments about rape, GOP leaders in Washington knew that their once promising chances of winning control of the Senate had diminished. Whether Richard Mourdock of Indiana can move...
  • Reid urges cooperation as Democrats expand Senate control

    Reid urges cooperation as Democrats expand Senate control
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Republicans to cooperate with an expanded Democratic majority Wednesday, a day after the Democrats picked up at least one more seat in the chamber. "It is better to dance than to fight," said Reid, D-Nevada....
  • Democrats Hold onto Narrow Majority in U.S. Senate

    Democrats Hold onto Narrow Majority in U.S. Senate
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided, and highly polarized, Congress. The balance of power was likely to shift by no more than a seat or two,...
  • One Millionaire to Another: Glad U.S. Senate Seats Can't Be Bought

    One of the more amusing responses to Republican Linda McMahon's defeat in Connecticut's U.S. Senate race came from our other U.S. Senator, Democrat Dick Blumenthal. He was commenting on the fact that ex-World Wrestling Entertainment CEO McMahon spent...
  • 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...