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  • Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support

    Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support
    The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
  • October Storm Hits Connecticut

    Nov 8 Some 18,000 Connecticut Light and Power customers were still without power midday Tuesday, most in the Simsbury area. About one-third of Simsbury was without electricity, as was a quarter of Avon and Farmington, and many in Granby, Canton,...
  • Time For Murphy To Get Off The Canvas

    Remember the scene in "Witness" where the local bullies start taunting the Amish in their carts? One of them paints the face of Alexander Godunov with his ice cream cone. They're knocking off straw hats. And Harrison Ford clambers down out of the jitney...
  • Blumenthal Signs on to a Tax Cut For Small Breweries

    Blumenthal Signs on to a Tax Cut For Small Breweries
    It sounds like a hell of a simple, good idea: cutting federal taxes on small breweries, thus helping out boutique producers of fine, foamy delights and maybe even getting them to hire more workers. And our own U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is all over...
  • Connecticut Campaign Weirdness: Garfield and New SuperPAC To Help An Anti-SuperPAC Candidate Named Murphy

    Connecticut Campaign Weirdness: Garfield and New SuperPAC To Help An Anti-SuperPAC Candidate Named Murphy
    You know we’ve reached a new stage of uber-weirdness when Connecticut’s former election law watchdog becomes a front-man for a new SuperPAC formed to raise millions of dollars for a candidate who allegedly hates SuperPACs. The former state...
  • 7/19/2012-Peter Schiff Warns Us Again..and Again

    7/19/2012-Peter Schiff Warns Us Again..and Again
    Peter Schiff occupied page one on Yahoo all day yesterday with his latest dire warning of economic doom. Schiff is a dynamic, personable guy who ran for the Senate in the Republican Primary here in Connecticut in 2010. The final results were Linda McMahon...
  • Aug. 14 Primary: Day Of Reckoning

    This is the last time I will address you about issues related to the Aug. 14 primary, because the Courant does not allow us to write about the candidates on that final Sunday. This is a sound principle. Let us imagine that I wrote next Sunday: "Chris...
  • Linda McMahon Trounces Shays In GOP U.S. Senate Primary

    Linda McMahon Trounces Shays In GOP U.S. Senate Primary
    Linda McMahon, the former CEO of wrestling juggernaut WWE, once again won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, crushing former Congressman Christopher Shays by a 3-to-1 ratio. In her victory speech, McMahon laid out the themes she...
  • McMahon-Murphy Senate Fight Begins

    McMahon-Murphy Senate Fight Begins
    The resounding primary victories by Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy on Tuesday will launch a fresh onslaught of political ads, arguments about the economy and a never-ending loop of attacks and rebuttals in what will be one of the nation's most closely...
  • Linda McMahon Pins Connecticut Senate Nomination

    Linda McMahon Pins Connecticut Senate Nomination
    Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon has won the Connecticut Senate nomination.  On Tuesday, McMahon defeated former U.S. Representative Christopher Shays in the Republican GOP Primary.  This is the second time McMahon has been chosen over a veteran...
  • Dems Dump Donovan, Republicans Bet On McMahon, and Maybe That's Why Connecticut is a Blue State

    Dems Dump Donovan, Republicans Bet On McMahon, and Maybe That's Why Connecticut is a Blue State
    With hindsight, the results of this week’s Connecticut primaries seem to fit the established patterns of both major parties in this state. Connecticut Primary Lesson No. 1: Democratic voters decided it wasn’t smart to choose a 5th...