| Jul 18, 2012
| 1:26 PM
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 3, 2012
| 4:04 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:19 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:02 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 6:31 PM
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...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 9:19 AM
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...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Political party loyalists in Tuesday's primary elections sent a pretty clear message: We don't care if you're filthy rich, little known or spent your life in government — we can still vote for you. But extremists and candidates tainted by scandal?...
| 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...