| May 28, 2013
| 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON — Call it the revenge of the 1 percent.
President Obama bested Mitt Romney by portraying his Republican opponent as a rich businessman who used offshore tax havens and ran enterprises into the ground without regard for working people....
| May 13, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Changes in how Connecticut votes may be on the way — and that will be a good thing if it means new rules, such as authorizing early voting, that give busy people more opportunity to vote, boosting turnout and reinvigorating democracy.
| May 10, 2013
| 2:56 PM
The leader of gun-violence prevention efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives was in Connecticut on Friday to help Democrats execute their new strategy: Demonstrate enough support in the lower chamber to compel the U.S. Senate to revisit the bill...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 2:23 PM
There won't be a new round of military base closures in 2015 if members of Connecticut's congressional delegation have anything to say about it. And, true to form, they have plenty to say about it.
In his new defense budget, released April 10, President...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Josemaria Islas and Rosa DeLauro would seem to make an unlikely political couple. He's an undocumented factory worker from Mexico now scheduled for deportation; while she's one of the richest and most powerful people in Congress.
The connection is the...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 5:22 AM
It was not a good week:
At the Boston Marathon, where bombs killed and maimed.
In West, Texas, where a fertilizer plant exploded, taking lives and leveling the community.
For the media, which seemed to get it first more than it got it right.
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Angered by a resounding defeat Wednesday of proposed gun control legislation that grew out of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, President Barack Obama stood outside the White House with parents of murdered Newtown first-graders and vowed: "This...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 9:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- In a city where David's righteousness almost never beats Goliath's might, what Nicole Hockley and the other Sandy Hook families did to the gun lobby last week was nigh unto miraculous.
Gun-control legislation had appeared to be a lost...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:42 PM
That Connecticut's congressional delegation is battling for gun safety legislation while trying to have a historic gun manufactory designated a National Historic Park is a perhaps unfortunate coincidence — but nothing more than that.
| Apr 11, 2013
| 6:21 AM
WASHINGTON — At the end of an emotional day of deeply personal meetings with senators Wednesday, families of victims of the Newtown school massacre sat down for a public conversation with Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who had just...
| 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...