| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Sen. John McCain's proposed legislation to force cable operators to offer channels a la carte gained new co-sponsor on Tuesday, as Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced that he would back the bill.
Blumenthal is a member of the Senate Commerce...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:42 PM
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) has signed on to co-sponsor the Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013 with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
The bill, introduced in May, seeks to coerce the pay-TV industry to start selling channels to consumers on an a la...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Congress is expected to consider new gun legislation next week, including universal background checks and a federal gun-trafficking ban. Will Connecticut’s new restrictions, expected to pass Wednesday, and Colorado’s recent measures prompt...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:34 PM
The automatic spending cuts that are going into effect this week if Congress doesn’t stop them will result in tens of thousands of job losses, Sen. Richard Blumenthal says. But one poll shows Americans don’t care much, maybe because of fatigue...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 3:11 PM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines Thursday in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, a bipartisan deal that gun control...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 4:56 PM
HARTFORD — Flanked by family members of Newtown massacre victims and the legislative leaders who spent months trying to respond to their tragedy, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a sweeping gun-control bill Thursday whose big provisions — such...
| 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 7, 2013
| 7:05 PM
A bitter lawsuit that charges favoritism and illegal lobbying provides a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes communications and inner workings of government at the state Capitol.
The pitched battle between two high-profile Hartford Democrats has been...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Say what you will about Jesse Jackson Jr., but I'll tell you this. He's the guy you want waiting across the street in the car for your tag sale to begin. I mean, the man will buy anything.
The former Illinois congressman pleaded guilty last week to using...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Much of the story at Tuesday night's State of the Union speech will be about Connecticut, from the Newtown massacre to Manchester, where bullets killed eight employees at Hartford Distributors in 2010, to Bridgeport, where a 3-year-...