| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Responding to the Newtown massacre, President Obama Wednesday proposed a $500 million plan to address gun violence, including a federal assault weapons ban, background checks for all firearms sales and increased security and mental health counselors at...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:30 PM
As he announced proposals to curb an "epidemic" of gun violence Wednesday, President Barack Obama paused to address the parents of 7-year-old Grace McDonnell, who sat in the front row at the White House.
After she died in the Newtown school attack,...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Reaction was extensive and varied to President Barack Obama’s noontime speech Wednesday in which he proposed legislation and announced executive actions intended to reduce gun violence after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre.
Gov. Dannel P....
| Jan 4, 2013
| 8:54 AM
The Democratic women of the House, sworn in on Thursday, first gathered that morning for a photo. Except four didn’t make it by the appointed hour.
So House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office came up with a solution worthy of Stalinist...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Josemaria Islas and Rosa DeLauro would seem to make an unlikely political couple. He's an undocumented factory worker from Mexico now scheduled for deportation; while she's one of the richest and most powerful people in Congress.
The connection is the...
| Mar 16, 2013
— Rep. Dan Lipinski, the Illinois congressman whose name has been mentioned as a potential U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, will attend the inauguration of Pope Francis on Tuesday.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to represent the U.S....
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Natalie Hammond, the lead teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who survived being shot on Dec. 14, will listen to the President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday from the gallery of the House of the Representatives.
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty,...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Much of the story at Tuesday night's State of the Union speech will be about Connecticut, from the Newtown massacre to Manchester, where bullets killed eight employees at Hartford Distributors in 2010, to Bridgeport, where a 3-year-...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Jose Maria Islas, whoseimmigration case has galvanized activists and reformers in Connecticut, will be joining Gov. Dannel Malloy and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro Wednesday for a major protest march in New Haven.
The only reason Islas, an undocumented...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 7:10 AM
Southington real estate agent Christian Bedard allegedly demanded an SUV to keep quiet about all the gay sex he says he had with Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano. Bedard allegedly sent a message, via Facebook, to the MLB player's sister, threatening to...