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  • Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt

    Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt
    The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but a companion bill in the Senate may lack votes to pass next week....
  • True Blue Connecticut — Right? What History And The Last Election Tell Us

    True Blue Connecticut — Right? What History And The Last Election Tell Us
    Democrats may have won every statewide office, re-won every U.S. House seat, and kept majorities in both houses of the state legislature in the last election. But the Nov. 4 results were not the inevitable outcome of a powerhouse of a state Democratic...
  • Puckett's departure deconstructed: Senator resigning killed McAuliffe's secret Medicaid plan

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe had run out of options to pull off his marquee campaign promise to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Even a risky plan to circumvent the legislature had fallen apart. That's when the...
  • Republicans Seek Special Legislative Session To Cut State Budget

    Republicans Seek Special Legislative Session To Cut State Budget
    HARTFORD — Top Republican legislators called Friday for a special legislative session to be convened by Dec. 15 to start solving the state's budget problems. The two new Republican leaders, Sen. Len Fasano of North Haven and Rep. Themis Klarides...
  • Politics And Prison: From Serving The Public To Serving Time

    Politics And Prison: From Serving The Public To Serving Time
    It was during a run of particularly good luck for law enforcement but bad luck for the political class that the FBI issued an assessment of the local political landscape that has lost none of its bite. "If things keep going the way they have been in...
  • Casey breaks with party to support Keystone XL pipeline

    Casey breaks with party to support Keystone XL pipeline
    A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from an expected veto of legislation that several fellow Democrats including Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey supported. The measure...
  • Obama makes his case for immigration action

    Obama makes his case for immigration action
    Years after vowing to make immigration a centerpiece of his administration, President Barack Obama outlined a sweeping set of polices Thursday that would shield millions of people who are living illegally in the country from deportation — a...
  • Obama unveils action on immigration, citing Scripture and precedent

    President Obama invited as many as 5 million immigrants and international visitors Thursday to openly live and work in the U.S., a controversial, unilateral demonstration of his power that signaled a new phase of activism for the remainder of his...
  • Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax

    Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax
    It was a blisteringly hot summer in 1991, and Connecticut residents were steamed that a budget crisis meant closing many state parks on the Fourth of July. The parks were collateral damage in an epic struggle between Gov. Lowell P. Weicker and the...
  • Hogan hailed during stop at Dundalk diner

    Hogan hailed during stop at Dundalk diner
    Taking his statewide "thank-you tour" through the once-Democratic bastion of Dundalk on Thursday, Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan was hailed as a conquering hero at the Boulevard Diner. Hogan received as much gratitude as he gave while spending over...
  • California Democrats appear to have gained a House seat

    Democrats appear to have gained a seat in California's congressional delegation as the last of the state's close House contests seem settled — more than two weeks after Election Day. In both races, Democratic incumbents staved off Republican...