| Dec 5, 2010
Seated before a bank of cameras in the clubby, wood-paneled confines of a Senate hearing room one morning last week, Christopher J. Dodd looked completely at home.
The silver-haired senator was poised to take the gavel for the final time as chairman of...
| Jan 4, 2011
Republican opponents of food safety legislation are already promising a fight over its funding, even before it becomes law.
President Barack Obama was scheduled to sign the bill on Tuesday. It allows the Food and Drug Administration to increase...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 2:00 PM
WASHINGTON -- A lobbyist who was the wife of a White House adviser was found dead inside a burning car in the garage of her home in Southeast Washington Monday.
D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says firefighters were called to a rowhouse...
| Aug 31, 2010
Federal officials investigating conditions at the two Iowa mega-farms whose products have been at the center of the biggest egg recall in U.S. history found filthy conditions, including chickens and rodents crawling up massive manure piles and flies and...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 1:08 PM
Many employers are discriminating against the unemployed in online advertising, according to a study by advocacy group National Employment Law Project released Tuesday, July 12.
NELP identified more than 150 ads that included exclusions based on...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 8:23 AM
When the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed in 1996, all but one member of Connecticut's congressional delegation voted for the legislation that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman.
Times have changed. Connecticut has legalized...
| Sep 4, 2011
I recently found an array of online job postings that greet seekers with these encouraging words: "MUST BE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED, NO EXCEPTIONS."
How lovely. In a country with 13.9 million unemployed residents, that's akin to a restaurant requiring a hungry...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Northeast Utilities, now facing scrutiny over its slow reconnection of storm-damaged power lines, has established a network of connections with Connecticut's political establishment, including Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration and other...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 12:44 PM
So U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3, raises lots of extra campaign cash, gives gobs of it to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which turns around and pays $1.9 million to DeLauro’s husband for polling and campaign consulting.
| Jun 17, 2011
| 1:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have maneuvered to quietly prevent a bill that makes large cuts in domestic and international food programs from chipping away at federal farm subsidies.
The GOP move to head off $167 million in cuts in direct government...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 6:37 AM
On the heels of another dismal jobs report earlier this month, U.S Rep. Rosa DeLauro introduced the Fair Employment Opportunity Act, a measure to fight discrimination against the unemployed.
The bill would prohibit employers from ruling out applicants...