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  • Connecticut shootings: Gun control is Sunday’s main topic

     
    Sunday morning programs have revised their guest lineups in response to the Connecticut school shootings. Here's an update on those programs, where gun control will be a recurring topic: “Meet the Press” welcomes New York Mayor Michael...
  • New gun laws: Will Congress ever follow suit?

    New gun laws: Will Congress ever follow suit?
    Congress is expected to consider new gun legislation next week, including universal background checks and a federal gun-trafficking ban. Will Connecticut’s new restrictions, expected to pass Wednesday,  and Colorado’s recent measures prompt...
  • How much will federal spending cuts hurt?

    How much will federal spending cuts hurt?
    The automatic spending cuts that are going into effect this week if Congress doesn’t stop them will result in tens of thousands of job losses, Sen. Richard Blumenthal says. But one poll shows Americans don’t care much, maybe because of fatigue...
  • John McCain's A La Carte Cable Bill Gains a Co-Sponsor

    Sen. John McCain's proposed legislation to force cable operators to offer channels a la carte gained new co-sponsor on Tuesday, as Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced that he would back the bill. Blumenthal is a member of the Senate Commerce...
  • Sen. Blumenthal to co-sponsor Sen. McCain's a la carte bill

    Sen. Blumenthal to co-sponsor Sen. McCain's a la carte bill
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) has signed on to co-sponsor the Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013 with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). The bill, introduced in May, seeks to coerce the pay-TV industry to start selling channels to consumers on an a la...
  • Sotelo departure upsets fans. NBC drives off with NASCAR.

    Sotelo departure upsets fans. NBC drives off with NASCAR.
    After the coffee. Before changing my name to Carlos Danger. The Skinny: I can't wait for the final episodes of "Breaking Bad." Wednesday's headlines include a big NASCAR deal for NBC and reaction to the departure of Univision radio personality Eddie...
  • Connecticut's Top Billionaire Making Headlines of the Wrong Sort

    Of course, it's always nice when one of Connecticut's billionaires is getting lots of national attention, and in this case it's our richest resident: Stephen A. Cohen. Cohen is a denizen of Greenwich and founder of SAC Capital Advisors, one of the...
  • 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,...
  • $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours

    $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours
    Legislators scrambled Wednesday to finish their work on the final day of the 2013 session – granting final approval for more than $2 billion in bond projects, allowing police to withhold crime-scene photographs of murder victims, and legalizing...
  • Dissing Giffords: What Was State Rep. Hovey Thinking?

    Dissing Giffords: What Was State Rep. Hovey Thinking?
    In content and syntax, state Rep. DebraLee Hovey embarrassed herself, the General Assembly and the state. Ms. Hovey, a Republican who represents Newtown and Monroe, blasted the visit to Newtown on Friday by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, a Democrat,...
  • States Provide Lucrative Subsidies For Gunmakers

    — Governments in nine states have awarded at least $49 million in subsidies in the past five years to gun and ammunition makers whose products are under scrutiny after the school shootings in Newtown. Almost 85 percent of those tax breaks or...