| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 6:27 PM
Is the tide shifting on a controversial bill that would give the government and copyright holders broad new powers to stop online piracy?
Over the weekend, the White House signaled that it has strong reservations about the controversial Stop Online...