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  • Newtown Bicyclists Arrive In D.C. To Press For Gun Control

    Newtown Bicyclists Arrive In D.C. To Press For Gun Control
    WASHINGTON — Twenty-six cyclists arrived Tuesday at the Capitol after a four-day ride from Newtown, bringing a plea for tighter gun limits to a reluctant Congress. "Here's our message: Please put politics aside and get it done," said Monte Frank...
  • Courtney Not Quite Right About Connecticut And Slavery

    Congressman Joe Courtney recently wrote a letter to director Steven Spielberg insisting that he had made a mistake in his film "Lincoln": "I was on the edge of my seat during the roll call vote on the ratification of the 13th Amendment outlawing...
  • Another Error In 'Lincoln,' But It's OK

    Correction: Although not constitutionally required to do so, President Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment after its passage. The suggestion in this piece that he did not sign it is incorrect . With Oscar night a week away, America's newest indoor...
  • Connecticut politicians are upset that Husky game is on cable TV

     
    A couple of Connecticut politicians are miffed that today's NCAA game between the University of Connecticut and Bucknell will be on cable TV instead of CBS. As part of the new NCAA TV deal that CBS and Turner Broadcasting signed......
  • Sen. Joe Lieberman To Announce Retirement Plans

    Sen. Joe Lieberman To Announce Retirement Plans
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Lieberman was so determined to hang onto his seat in 2006 after losing the Democratic primary in Connecticut that he ran as an independent. Now he's leaving without a fight. The 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee, who...
  • Concerns About Online Piracy Act Growing Among State's Congressional Delegation

    Concerns About Online Piracy Act Growing Among State's Congressional Delegation
    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...
  • Connecticut's Leaders in Congress have Evolved Their Views on Gay Marriage

    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...
  • High Stakes: Toby Moffett, online poker, billions in tax revenue and liberal ideals

    High Stakes: Toby Moffett, online poker, billions in tax revenue and liberal ideals
    Once upon a time, he was one of this state’s most liberal firebrands: a devotee of Ralph Nader, a founder of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, a post-Watergate Democratic congressman proud of his efforts to help stop funding for the Vietnam War....
  • 'DON'T ASK' FIGHT GETS LIEBERMAN SOME SUPPORT

       U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman is being lauded by many Democrats for his successful battle against the government's ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.     The liberal blog My Left Nutmeg hasn't shown Lieberman a lot of love in...
  • Undersea Adventure Aboard The USS Toledo

    It all started at Electric Boat. Where submarines are born, the idea to eventually take one out for a ride. It was December and after Congressman Joe Courtney, as well as Senators Joe Lieberman and Chris Dodd, excitedly explained why Capitol Hill's...
  • Joe Courtney Re-Elected To Congress By Wide Margin

    Incumbent Democrat Joseph P. Courtney broke the photo-finish hex in the state's 2nd Congressional District Tuesday, sweeping through eastern Connecticut in overwhelming fashion and crushing Republican challenger Sean Sullivan. With 86 of 149 precincts...