| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:50 PM
NEW BRITAIN — In a campaign-style event, President Barack Obama made a rousing appeal for a higher minimum wage Wednesday at a packed pep rally at Central Connecticut State University, saying that it was "time to give America a raise."
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:01 PM
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may have spent the better part of the last two weeks apologizing for "Bridgegate," but now, it seems, the apologies are over.
In a 20-minute inaugural address in an auditorium at the War Memorial in...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:10 PM
In the age of Twitter, Nan Rich offers nuanced ideas instead of sound bites. In an era when every election seems to break spending records, she has little cash in her campaign account. In a culture driven by personality, she's more policy wonk.
| Jan 25, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated 15 new Superior Court judges Thursday, including prominent Republican Andrew Roraback among the familiar names in the political and legal worlds.
Many people had considered Roraback the Republican Party's best chance to...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry made a splash by arriving in Connecticut on the wings of an advertising blitz declaring the Lone Star State "Open for Business." Perry wants Connecticut businesses to move to Texas. There's nothing new in governors alighting in other...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 2:43 PM
On Nov. 6, California narrowly missed becoming the 18th state to abolish the death penalty. But an equally compelling story is evolving in Connecticut, which successfully abolished its death penalty last spring but left in place the death sentences of its...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 4:18 PM
In Connecticut, more than anywhere else, citizens have been following the news closely and engaging in the debate over gun control after the tragic shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
Now, after three months of discussion among...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Marco Rubio led the field of Republican presidential prospects in a nationwide poll released on Wednesday, though voters were split among five potential candidates.
The Quinnipiac University poll of 712 Republicans found Sen. Rubio of Florida...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 3:16 PM
As the nation hurtles toward 2013's "fiscal cliff" — a combination of tax increases and spending cuts designed to tackle the nation's ballooning deficit — pundits from across the political spectrum are inciting full-scale panic.
| Oct 31, 2012
| 2:07 PM
With public opinion polling showing Florida too close to call the post-Superstorm Sandy presidential campaigns are showing up in full force to compete for the Sunshine State’s 29 electoral votes.
Republican candidate Mitt Romney is in Coral...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:16 PM
Connecticut's prep schools, more formally known as independent secondary schools and often thought of as bastions of tradition, are shedding their coat-and-tie image in favor of something more in keeping with the 21st century: environmental leadership....
| Mar 6, 2013
| 5:29 PM
If any legislature in the country had the political momentum to quickly pass strong gun control laws this year it seemed that Connecticut did, where 26 children and women were killed in the Newtown school massacre Dec. 14.
But as Connecticut legislators...