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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Courtney Not Quite Right About Connecticut And Slavery

    Congressman Joe Courtney recently wrote a letter to director Steven Spielberg insisting that he had made a mistake in his film "Lincoln": "I was on the edge of my seat during the roll call vote on the ratification of the 13th Amendment outlawing...
  • 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...
  • Another Error In 'Lincoln,' But It's OK

    Correction: Although not constitutionally required to do so, President Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment after its passage. The suggestion in this piece that he did not sign it is incorrect . With Oscar night a week away, America's newest indoor...
  • 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...
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  • Connecticut Companies Taking Part In Trade Mission In Brussels

    The original plan was to fly from Hartford to Amsterdam and travel by train to Brussels for meetings. Then Delta Airlines canceled its plan to resume direct service from Bradley International Airport to The Netherlands. So Anne Evans, head of the U.S....
  • State's Health Care Advocate Opposes Anthem Rate Increase Proposal

    The state's health care advocate called on Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut on Wednesday to withdraw a proposal that would increase rates on individual health insurance policies by as much as 32 percent — and urged the state...
  • Stimulus Could Bring 600 Jobs To Coda Battery Systems In Enfield

    A former Enfield toy factory could be spitting out batteries for a new electric car by late next year, if enough federal stimulus money finds its way to Connecticut. Coda Battery Systems, a joint venture of Yardney Technical Products of Stonington and...