| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:02 PM
In the costliest race in Connecticut history, Democratic candidate Chris Murphy defeated Republican Linda McMahon. It was McMahon’s second loss in a row, and came at a high price.
McMahon spent more than $42 million of her personal fortune –...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:21 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats secured a majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and Connecticut to maintain the...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:29 PM
The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million.
"McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:47 PM
A Norwalk man arrested in the past for running golf scams in Danbury and other southwestern Connecticut communities has been charged in Washington state with failing to pay insurance claims on hole-in-one prizes.
Kevin Kolenda, 54, was charged...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Despite what you've heard on TV, the U.S. Senate race between Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon is not about creating jobs.
It's about a methodical, astronomically expensive, dismantling of Murphy.
Thus far, the polls suggest McMahon is succeeding. And...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:36 PM
National Democrats are delivering a cash infusion on behalf of U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy, further evidence of Republican Linda McMahon's surge and a signal of major shifts in the fight for control of the chamber.
The Democratic Senatorial...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:31 PM
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...
| Jan 17, 2012
In a controversial twist on the exploding use of online social media, more employers are poring over the websites to weed out job applicants whose posts reveal that they use foul language, take drugs, associate with gangs or have other questionable...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 6:27 PM
Is the tide shifting on a controversial bill that would give the government and copyright holders broad new powers to stop online piracy?
Over the weekend, the White House signaled that it has strong reservations about the controversial Stop Online...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Mayor Pedro Segarra's inaugural ball is sold out, with more than 900 guests attending Saturday's event at the Connecticut Convention Center.
Tickets, priced at $100 each, sold out last week. The ball will be paid for by a combination of ticket sales...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 11:35 AM
A cool $1.5 million a year.
That's what the Motion Picture Association of America is reportedly paying Connecticut's formerU.S. Sen. Chris Doddto slide an anti-Internet-piracy bill through Congress. His insider knowledge, his old-fashioned liberal...