| May 9, 2014
| 1:00 PM
As House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) named six Republicans to sit on a new select committee to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Democrats continued to wrestle Friday with the question of whether to participate at all.
| 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...
| 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....
| 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-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...