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  • Republican Gubernatorial Candidate McKinney Backs Internet Sales Tax

    STAMFORD - Republican gubernatorial candidate John McKinney says he supports national efforts to tax internet sales, backing a fix that has been considered in Congress repeatedly but never garnered the support to pass. McKinney, the state senate...
  • Obama nominates 2 veterans of 26th & Cal as judges

     Obama nominates 2 veterans of 26th & Cal as judges
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama¬†Tuesday announced federal judge nominations for two veterans of "26th and Cal," Chicago's Criminal Courts Building. They are Associate Judge Jorge Luis Alonso and prosecutor John Robert Blakey. The...
  • Nixon reframes Watergate scandal in rereleased 1983 interviews

    On the eve of Richard Nixon's resignation 40 years ago, he could hear protesters chanting outside the White House as he retired to the Lincoln Sitting Room to make calls. The distant shouting reminded him of the height of the Vietnam War protests....
  • Senate Intelligence Committee members protest administration deletions to CIA torture report

    WASHINGTON Senate Intelligence Committee members protested Tuesday over the Obama administration's censorship of a report on the CIA's use of "brutal" interrogation methods, charging that the deletions hid key facts and blacked out information that was...
  • Amnesty as impeachment bait

    Amnesty as impeachment bait
    — President Barack Obama is impatient. Congress won't act on immigration, he says, and therefore he will. The White House is coy as to exactly what the president will do. But the leaks point to an executive order essentially legalizing an enormous...
  • Senate report on CIA abuses delayed by fight over classified data

    Senate report on CIA abuses delayed by fight over classified data
    A long-awaited Senate report on the CIA's harsh interrogation of prisoners during the Bush administration will wait a while longer. The Senate and the White House can't agree on what to release to the public. Last week, after months of review, the White...
  • Seniors on the Go: Anti-consumer Airfare Display Bill sneaks through House

    Seniors on the Go: Anti-consumer Airfare Display Bill sneaks through House
    The ironically named "Transparent Airfares Act of 2014" passed the House of Representatives on July 28. This misbegotten bill, which would actually make the costs of air travel less transparent, passed by voice vote, presumably in part to avoid...
  • Democratic Incumbents Facing Primary Challenges

    HARTFORD – Political incumbents are traditionally well-loved in their hometowns, but sometimes that is not the case for all. Next week, eight Democratic incumbents in the state legislature are facing challenges for their seats in the August 12...
  • Local Congressman Hears from Unemployed

    ENFIELD — The federal law that governs about $6.2 billion in job training funds, job programs for disadvantaged youth, and support for job seekers was revised last month. It's not entirely clear how those revisions will be implemented, but Tuesday,...
  • Economy is focus of US-African summit, but Ebola casts a shadow

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will welcome the leaders of nearly all of Africa's nations to Washington this week as part of a first-of-its-kind summit designed to boost economic ties between the United States and Africa. The U.S.-Africa Leaders...
  • The GOP chamber puzzle [Commentary]

    The GOP chamber puzzle [Commentary]
    Most political prognosticators forecast that Republicans will recapture the U.S. Senate in this fall's midterm elections. The GOP already holds the House, and the fact that Republicans control the lower chamber but not the upper one is actually...