| Oct 2, 2012
| 1:10 PM
By now, you're probably getting that "I'm-about-to-vomit" feeling from all those nasty TV campaign ads screaming about the contestants in Connecticut's mud-splattered U.S. Senate and 5th Congressional District campaigns.
One small consolation may be...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 8:54 PM
Elizabeth Esty knew her vote could cost her the next election.
As a freshman state lawmaker in 2009, Esty stepped into the center of the emotional debate over whether to abolish the death penalty. The issue was especially crucial for Esty because she...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 1:53 PM
The recent release of subpoenas served last fall was a reminder that the federal grand jury investigation into what is loosely called the Donovan scandal is still percolating under the surface. Indeed, it's taken a new and troubling turn in its search for...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 6:40 PM
WASHINGTON — Twenty-six cyclists arrived Tuesday at the Capitol after a four-day ride from Newtown, bringing a plea for tighter gun limits to a reluctant Congress.
"Here's our message: Please put politics aside and get it done," said Monte Frank...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Deficit-hawk Republicans say the $85 billion across-the-board budget cuts that begin Friday under the sequester banner, unless Congress regains its senses, won't make much of an impact on a $3.5 trillion budget.
They're wrong. It could cost thousands,...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 2:35 PM
While vowing to help them hang on to their seats, Democrats tacitly acknowledged on Tuesday that South Florida Congressmen Patrick Murphy and Joe Garcia are among the most vulnerable Democrats in Congress.
They were listed along with 24 others in...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 7:38 AM
The General Assembly will strain to look productive during the three months of its regular session this year. By their own design, the Democrats who run the House and Senate will not be required to make difficult spending decisions. Last year they gave...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 12:50 PM
Birth date: Aug. 25, 1959
Birthplace: Oak Park, Ill
Current residence: Cheshire
Education: Harvard, Yale Law School, J.D.
Elected office: Cheshire Town Council, 2005-08; General Assembly 2009-11
| Aug 31, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Connecticut's cross-endorsement frenzy continued Friday as the Working Families Party decided (very reluctantly) to back Democrat Elizabeth Esty in the 5th Congressional District race.
WFP types gave up on their vision of backing state House Speaker...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Chris Donovan's withdrawal Thursday as the Working Families Party candidate in the 5th Congressional District put the finishing touch on the state House speaker's star-crossed quest this election year to move up a notch.
It didn't write finis to the...