| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Plenty of Connecticut Democrats are upset that former state legislator Jonathan Pelto is seeking a spot on the gubernatorial ballot to challenge Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. But few have gone as far as U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro of New Haven, who says...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:48 PM
HARTFORD — With Wednesday's deadline for petition submissions just a few hours away, candidates trying to earn their way onto the November gubernatorial ballot with signatures are in for a long day.
Analysts say the candidacies of Jonathan Pelto...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Sen. Dick Durbin today decried U.S. firms that renounce their corporate citizenship to avoid taxes and said he was introducing a measure to put them at a disadvantage for federal contracts.
“When it comes to a competition between companies, if...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton joined some of the most powerful women in Congress on Thursday to push for advances on affordable child care, paid family leave and raising the minimum wage that could create greater economic progress for women.
Clinton, fresh off...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Washington – Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, was the only member of Connecticut's delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives to vote for an amendment Wednesday that will allow the Pentagon to spend money arming and training Syrian rebels....
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Shellyann Smith took 12 weeks off for the births of each of her two children — and got paid for it.
Smith, a 32-year-old customer service and sales specialist at the Bank of America call center in Hunt Valley, says her employer's policy of...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:08 AM
Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health.
Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation's largest poultry producers...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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 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...