| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:27 PM
With snow and bitter cold on the way just hours after the new year began, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy swung into action, briefing the media and activating the state's severe-weather protocol to help shelter those in need.
In doing so, Mr. Malloy followed what...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is trying to bar Chinese poultry from federal school lunch and other nutrition programs because of China's poor record on food safety.
On Wednesday, 12 Democratic representatives and two Republicans called for...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Fourteen bipartisan members of the House of Representatives urged lawmakers Wednesday to block Chinese poultry from school lunches and other national nutrition programs because of the country’s poor food safety record.
In a letter, the 12...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Much of what happens in Congress isn't about governing or setting policy, it's about creating campaign issues for the next election. That's because the No. 1 item on the legislative agenda is determining who'll get to set the legislative agenda.
| Nov 13, 2013
What, I wonder, explains the gender gap in political corruption?
Women make up almost 20 percent of the current Congress, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, but they don't come anywhere near that many of Congress' scandals....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Shouldn't all Americans, including low-income families, share in this nation's unparalleled food bounty?
So you'd think, and so has been the practice for decades, thanks to nutrition programs designed to ensure that a supply of good food is within...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:27 PM
WASHINGTON -- At a summer lunch with reporters in her Capitol conference room, Rep. Nancy Pelosi rolled out an ambitious economic agenda for women with next year’s congressional elections in mind.
She launched a legislative agenda of family-...
| Jul 3, 2013
After tests found worrisome levels of arsenic in American rice last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would test 1,000 additional samples by the end of the year and issue recommendations "promptly."
Nearly 10 months later, the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:59 AM
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...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:57 PM
It's a summer news quiz!
1. Although he has been coy about whether he will run for governor, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton recently said he could do whose job?
a. The guy who towels the sweat off Bob Dylan's brow at concerts.
b. The guy inside the...
| 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...