| May 16, 2014
| 7:18 PM
General Motors Co. has been fined $35 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation for waiting a decade to issue recalls for vehicles with faulty ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths.
The fine against the country's biggest car...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski said Thursday he's "mad as hell" over allegations of wrongdoing at VA facilities, but his measured approach to fixing the problems did not appear to satisfy senators from both parties who grilled the retired Army...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Connecticut, long known for the excellence of its institutions of higher education, may now add another star to its banner: the country's strongest policies on dealing with campus sexual assaults.
Among its many provisions, the new measure (which should...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Connecticut's recently enacted law on dealing with sexual assault on college campuses is a pioneering national model. But can it be made even better?
Yes, says U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal — and he's right about that.
| May 13, 2014
| 1:52 PM
President Obama's controversial pick for a federal judgeship in Georgia told senators that votes he cast as a state legislator would not be "indicative" of how he would decide cases, as he sought to win over Democrats skeptical of his record on civil...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Tax and budget issues continue to drag down Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's job approval rating, and he remains tied with Republican Tom Foley with less than six months before the gubernatorial election, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday....
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:36 PM
For just a few million dollars, General Motors Co. could have replaced a defective ignition switch that ultimately has been linked to 13 deaths and is expected to cost the automaker billions in repairs, fines and litigation.
GM need only have spent an...
| Jan 26, 2014
The most important person in the U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations right now may be Harry Reid, the Senate Democratic leader from Searchlight, Nev.
Two weeks ago, President Obama's nuclear diplomacy was in trouble, but not because of anything Iran was...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Electronic cigarettes are promoted as a healthier alternative to tobacco. Maybe yes, maybe no, but they are certainly not benign. They contain highly addictive nicotine, for one thing, and they should never be used by minors.
Now it's reported that...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Senior executives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable were grilled for more than three hours Wednesday about their proposed merger by a mostly skeptical Senate Judiciary Committee concerned that the more than $40-billion deal would be bad for consumers and...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Senators grilled Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives on an array of competitive concerns over their proposed merger at a Capitol Hill hearing on Wednesday, but one of the most frequently asked questions was very simple: Will consumers see higher...