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  • 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...
  • 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......
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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...
  • Rep. Joe Courtney's Statement On Kennedy's Death

    WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Joe Courtney released the following statement following the death of Senator Edward Kennedy. "For decades, Ted Kennedy spoke loudest for those who needed the greatest help, but often had little voice of their own. Ted Kennedy...
  • Dodd Needs To Say He Won't Run In 2010

    If Sen. Chris Dodd truly cares about President Obama's reform agenda, Connecticut and his party, he will gracefully step back and not run for re-election next year. That might be the only way to save this seat for a Democrat and snatch the red meat out...