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  • Why Add Higher Rates To Student Loan Burden?

    Congress has until July 1 to pass a bill that keeps interest rates on subsidized federal student Stafford loans from doubling from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. But instead of fixing the problem, the Republican-controlled House passed a bill mostly along...
  • Save Plum Island From Development

    Plum Island in Long Island Sound is a remarkable place, both ecologically and scientifically. It should be made into mostly a national wildlife preserve rather than be auctioned off. Federal wheels are in motion to sell it to the highest bidder,...
  • Should "Lincoln" filmmakers apologize to Connecticut?

    Should "Lincoln" filmmakers apologize to Connecticut?
    Congressman Joe Courtney thinks the makers of “Lincoln” should apologize for misrepresenting Connecticut’s 1865 vote on slavery in the movie -- and do a remake.  Critics have praised the film about the 13th Amendment to the...
  • Will "Lincoln" error spoil its Oscar shot?

    Will "Lincoln" error spoil its Oscar shot?
    Connecticut congressman Joe Courtney pointed out a historic blooper in the film “Lincoln” -- and some Hollywood experts wonder if the resultant fuss will mar the film’s shot at a best-picture Oscar. (Some even wonder if Joe Courtney is...
  • Reaction To President Obama's Initiatives To Reduce Gun Violence

    Reaction was extensive and varied to President Barack Obama’s noontime speech Wednesday in which he proposed legislation and announced executive actions intended to reduce gun violence after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre. Gov. Dannel P....
  • NRA Response Comes Under Attack

    NRA Response Comes Under Attack
    The National Rifle Association's response Friday to the Newtown school massacre — a proposal to post armed police officers in every school in the country — failed to impress many in Connecticut on a day when funerals were still being held...
  • Connecticut Dairies Face an Uncertain Future. Will $7-a-Gallon Milk Help?

    Connecticut Dairies Face an Uncertain Future. Will $7-a-Gallon Milk Help?
    Connecticut's dairy farmers are stubborn people. And that's a very good thing, considering they're fighting what some fear could be a losing battle against Big Agriculture, constantly rising expenses, and a Congress mired in partisan gridlock. "If we...
  • Courtney Hails Local Medicare Advocates' Victory

    After years of fighting Medicare on denials for physical, occupational and speech therapy, the Center for Medicare Advocacy won a victory that its director hopes resolves the question once and for all. The center, which has its national headquarters in...
  • Newtown Bicyclists Arrive In D.C. To Press For Gun Control

    Newtown Bicyclists Arrive In D.C. To Press For Gun Control
    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...
  • Concerns About Online Piracy Act Growing Among State's Congressional Delegation

    Concerns About Online Piracy Act Growing Among State's Congressional Delegation
    Is the tide shifting on a controversial bill that would give the government and copyright holders broad new powers to stop online piracy? Over the weekend, the White House signaled that it has strong reservations about the controversial Stop Online...
  • Connecticut politicians are upset that Husky game is on cable TV

     
    A couple of Connecticut politicians are miffed that today's NCAA game between the University of Connecticut and Bucknell will be on cable TV instead of CBS. As part of the new NCAA TV deal that CBS and Turner Broadcasting signed......